Monday, October 13, 2014

Week#7 - End of Session Potpourri

To Do
Take turns updating your class Quizlet with definitions/translations for vocabulary words.  Quizlets:    Class 1  Class 2



Buffet Odds & Ends


Part#1 Site Building Tools

Take a look at the Site Building Tools Guide and watch the Site Building Screencast.  

To Do: 

  • Create a Padlet and Wordle and post them on your blog.
  • Use one of the photo manipulation tools to create a funny photo and post it on your blog and/or Google+ space. 
    See Jeff's lovely children - Guess the morphed trainee  Class 1    Class 2
  • (Optional) Create a Comic Strip panel and post it on your blog.
     
Screencast Guides

Part#2 Social Networking

Take a look at the Social Networking Guide

Explore some of the ELT groups and communities on Google+, Facebook, Diigo, LinkedIn, and elsewhere . 
Join ones of interest, bookmark them with Diigo, and/or create a blog post about any interesting discoveries.

If you're feeling ambitions, join twitter, finds some people to follow and send out your first tweet.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Week#6 - Presentations, Graphic Organizers, Mind Maps

Presentations

Take a look at the 
Presentation Guide.

Things to Do/Try


Graphic Organizers,  Mindmaps, 

Take a look at the guides for Graphic Organizers and Mind Maps.
Try to create a simple mindmap or graphic organizer and post it on your blog.

Examples:  Lesson 2 Flowchart  Information Transfer Activity   K-12 Templates


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Week#5 : Video + Activities, Games, & Quizzes


VIDEO

TO DO Options

  • Look at  The Learning CALL Video Guide and watch the screencasts there
    The guide covers....
    • Sites that use video for language learning
    • Posting Videos on your blog
    • Downloading YouTube and other online videos
    • Editing videos with Windows Movie Maker
    • Watching TV Shows and Movies online
    • Screen capturing & sharing
  • Look at the Language Learning Sites listed on the  Video Guide  Explore the sites listed there.  Use Diigo to bookmark  video sites of interest.

  • Go to YouTube.com, Ted Talks, or other video sharing sites,  find any video of interest, and post it on your blog.
  • Use a video download tool (like Torch Browswer or  KeepVid.com) to save a video file from YouTube or another video sharing site.
    -  (Optional) Use Windows Movie Maker to edit that video (e.g. shorten it, add subtitles, etc.)
  • (Optional) Use your webcam to create and post your own video on YouTube.  Become a YouTube Star!  
  • (Optional) Use a screencapture tool like Screencast-o-matic to record a screencast and post it to YouTube or your blog.

ACTIVITIES, GAMES, & QUIZZES

Activities, Games, & Quizzes (continued)

  • Explore the Games & Activities Guide
    - Bookmark sites of interest using Diigo
    - If you know of other useful activity sites that are not listed on LearningCall.net, please Diigo them and share them with the LearningCall Group.
    - Create either a Quizlet Set or a Profprof Quiz and post it on your blog
  • See How can I embed videos, presentations, and other items into a post? for information on how to embed something like into a blog post. 
  • Create a short post blog post describing useful sites you've found. If you weren't satisfied with what you found any, post descriptions of the kinds of activities you'd like to find.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Week#4 - Google Tools, Audio, and Activities



Interesting Find of the Week: Swing browser  스윙 브라우저

Google Tools
Gmail    Drive   Google Plus
&   
Photos 
Calendar   Translate
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Chrome TOOLS
There are a a variety of ways to 'extend' the Chrome browser to add functionality.
You can see all extensions in the 'Chrome Web Store'.   (despite the word 'store', extensions are free)
Below are some CALL-related extensions.

Dictionary Extensions
  
Google Dictionary
This can be useful for quickly checking the meaning and pronunciation of words online. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-dictionary-by-goog/mgijmajocgfcbeboacabfgobmjgjcoja?hl=en

Other Options
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-chrome-extensions-lookup-words-meanings-browse/

===Google Tasks to Try===
  • Create a short Google Presentation (2 slides is OK) or Google Form (Survey) , post it on your blog
  • Upload a photo or two (or 100) to your Google photo space and share them with your TTP classmates in Google Plus. 
  • Go to the TTP Fall 2014 Calendar and add an event - it can be real or fake, serious or funny.


Audio
Explore the Audio Guide
Use Audacity, Clyp.it, or your phone to record your Pronunciation Practice.  Upload that file to your Google Drive and share it with 'jefflebow@gmail.com'.

Things to do/try
  • Look at resources, use Diigo to bookmark interesting ones
  • Try to record an audio file with Audacity or online recorders. 
  • Try to extract audio from an online video
  • Try to make a Voki chatbot and post it on your blog

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Week#3 - Feed Me! (from the Buffet and Feedly)


Week#3 Overview



Feedly
Using an RSS Reader like Feedly.com to subscribe to sites you like.

We will do this in class together, but if you have any additional questions, you can watch the screencast below.  In order to get things set up, you will need to  Download the CALL-feeds-fall2014.opml file here  and follow the instructions (in class or from the video below)




TO DO

Blogger Tweaks Questions? Blogger Guide.  To see some examples of what you can do with a 'Blogger' blog check out the ones below.
To experiment with your new blog, try

Group Notes & Quizlet
Help annotate your Class Group Notes or Quizlet
Group Notes : Class 1 Class 2 
Quizlets: Class 1 Class 2


Hanging Out in the Google Universe
Add your classmates to a 'circle' (Class#1 hereClass#2 here)
Later, you can update your Google+ profilefind others to follow, and download the Hangout app to use it  on mobile devices.


Coming Attractions

Next week we will start exploring other parts of the Google Universe.  Feel free to take a sneak peek.
Gmail    Drive   Google Plus
&   
Photos 
Calendar   Translate
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Begin Exploring Activities, Games, & Quizzes

Monday, September 1, 2014

TTP Fall 2014 - Week#1 & 2: Getting Oriented & Acquainted


The goal of the first two weeks is to get oriented to the course, acquainted with each other, and get set up with some of the accounts and tools we'll be using (and to grab your first plate of goodies from the buffet).

Week#1 Tasks:
  • Go to gmail.com and Create a gmail account if you don't already have one. (this ID might be used for public posting. If you want to remain anonymous online, please choose a pseudonym - don't use your real name as an ID).
    PLEEEEEEEAAAAASSSSEEEEE, REMEMBER YOUR ID & PASSWORD!
  • When logged in to your Gmail, go to Jeff's Google+ Page and add him  to your 'circles'.
  • Create a Blog by going to http://blogger.com/ or clicking the 'Google Matrix/More/Blogger' from your Gmail menu.  Blogger Guide here.  Create your first blog post about anything you like.
    To see some examples of what you can do with a 'Blogger' blog check out the ones below.
    From former TTP Trainees
           ... and others
    • If you'd like to update your Google+ Profile, go to http://plus.google.com and click 'Profile/About/Edit Profile'.
    • We will go over the Tips & Tricks page in class week#2. If you have any questions, take another look and/or ask Jeff for clarification.