Saturday 7 April 2012

Language World 2012: ICT Show and Tell

I was delighted to be asked to chair the ICT Show and Tell at Language World. Although our group was small, all contributed and shared their ideas and tips true to the MFL Show and Tell model.
 Voki: The avatar site has a  text-to-speech facility that can be used for students to practise pronunciation in an independent manner, digital recordings can also be added to make speaking controlled assessment preparation more engaging.
French vocabulary flashcards: learn with music and rhythm. Ict can disguise the hard graft needed in mfl practice

Poll everywhere. com is a tool to get students to give feedback and reflect on their performance in the lesson by sending a text in.

Flickr and Instagram (mobile photo-sharing)
Instagram is a great way to share spontaneous picture updates that can be commented upon.
Flickr is a classic photo-sharing site with many linked photo tools.
Jing instructional videos that can be emailed to students and
Wordle can be used for homework or to show the most common words from a GCSE Listening transcript.
ALL London now uses adobe connect to encourage members to share via their video conference roomss/ Flashmeeting is a free-although more limited-alternative.
Second Life is a great tool to practise languages. If professional contacts are developed, native speakers from Second Life can be used to demonstrate role-plays as “virtual” Foreign Language Assistants.

Jackie Berry’s MFL digital stories wiki features a wide range of tools to develop digital stories in languages lessons.
Zondle allows you to create your own games or use games already available on class view as well as track students and share graphs representing students’ progress.
Interactive battleship on powerpoint (template using triggers and shapes)
Scratch is a free software and its has many different language packs available. Use your language skills and write simple programmes in that language. 
Thank you for sharing!

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