iPad challenge for MLC Year 11 students!

iPAD CHALLENGE

Who said the last week of school is always boring?

WHAT?

In Week 9, you will be creating a unique, wonderful and exclusive YOUTUBE video on AUSTRALIAN VALUES. In this video, you will bring together your knowledge on Australian Values and represent it in a way that shows your audience what AUSTRALIAN VALUES are in a fun and engaging way.

WHO?

Your audience is a YOUNG, NON-AUSTRALIAN audience!

HOW?

You will be given an iPad to work in PAIRS. You will be using an Application such as “Edu-creations”, “Show me” or “iMovie” to create your video. It is YOUR responsibility to:

1-   COME UP WITH A WAY TO SHARE AUSTRALIAN VALUES IN A FUN, ENGAGING MANNER WITH YOUR AUDIENCE

2-   USE THE APPLICATION TO ITS BEST POTENTIAL (i.e. use images, voiceover, video, text, etc- Please refer to marking criteria for more details)

3-   HAVE IT READY BY THURSDAY PERIOD 2B SO THAT YOUR CLASSMATES CAN WATCH IT AND ASSESS IT.

WHEN?

You will have only Tuesday Periods 2ab to create your video and complete it before Thursday Period 2b, in which we will be sharing them with our classmates and assessing them.

Have Fun Creating!!

Year 11's scanning the QR codes

Year 11 girls scanning the QR codes

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Year 11 girls reading the instructions to the challenge

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Image courtesy of stockimages / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Learning tools webinar Smore page

Now here’s a great example of what Smore can do for you! I decided to embed this smore for 2 reasons. To obviously exemplify Smore as I had mentioned that it is a great alternative to glogster, and also to advertise the Department of Education and Communities useful series on Web 2.0 tools. There are presentations and also recordings to all sessions, which included: e-backpack, google apps in education, Blog-Ed and Adobe. Great to know for all those people teaching at DEC.

Source: smore.com via Vivian on Pinterest

Glogster encapsulating Web 2.0 tools

I loved the idea of using a Web 2.0 tool such as glogster to showcase a variety of web 2.0 tools that can be used in the classroom.

Using quizlet in the classroom.

I heard about quizlet some time ago but I didn’t know that you could embed any set of flashcards you made into your blog or website. Today, I made a fresh set of flashcards on some common literary techniques.
Here is my set:

I really like the fact that any created sets can go directly to the website/LMS you use in your classroom. I think that’s pretty sleek! :-)

The flipped classroom infographic

I saw this infographic and really liked it. Does your classroom look like this?

 

Source: itsc.oetc.org via Jeff on Pinterest

Multimedia Units of work

Here are a couple of unit of work I have created. They all incorporate multimedia to engage students, and make their learning more memorable and ultimately more fun! Over the years, I have planned units for subjects such as English, Spanish and ESL. Feel free to download them and adapt them for your classroom use. Or “borrow” any ideas that you might find useful!

SPANISH UNIT OF WORK

MACBETH UNIT OF WORK

TRAVEL AND ADVERSITING UNIT

AUSTRALIAN VISIONS- STAGE 6 ESL ENGLISH

ELECTIVE LIVING AND WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY

Avatar on Comic creator “Pixton”

Just playing up with avatars. I liked this website as it allows you to also create your own comic and include yourself in it (It’s called “pixton”). Here is mine

Publishing digital tools

This week, we are looking at using digital tools to do different kinds of writing. The first task is to compose a digital poster/magazine/brochure to summarize text (and video). We took a look at the “Digital Learning Day: Round up”webpage from Edutopia. With the information shared there, we were supposed to summarize some of it and compose a digital brochure/newspaper article, etc. I composed a brochure using the “ReadThinkWrite” interactive tool. Here’s a screenshot of my attempt for this task

My attempt at using ReadThinkWrite to summarize the text

Unfortunately, I couldn’t attach an image to this tool for some strange reason. I would suggest that if anyone’s planning to use it, to make sure students write on this tool and don’t use Word for their draft instead. That’s what I did and found it extremely hard to copy-paste and have a decent layout.

Digital video tools (week 4)

Hello everyone! This week we are exploring using digital video tools to post questions to students online.

  1. We have used Recordr.tv to record ourselves talking about why we became teachers and what we enjoy about our profession. My response is here: http://recordr.tv/vivianam/1
  2. We also used Intervue.me to record ourselves answering our teacher’s question on how we celebrate christmas.  My response is here: http://intervue.me/r/4333
  3. I also created my own question on: What obstacles (other English teachers) encounter when teaching the language in other countries. Here is this video task:  http://intervue.me/q/1836

We were given a link to an explanation on how to do this on “Nick’s blog” on “Creating video questionnaires”

We also created an online video lesson on our families. Educreations was the winner for me as it allows the user to upload pictures, record voice and draw when screencasting. Click on my family’s image for the video:

The other advantage of this tool is that it has got an Ipad app! I like that!

English class listening lesson

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