Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Rest of Session#2

Main Task (Weeks#11~14)
The rest of Session#2 will be spent revisiting CALL Tools of most interest to you and applying them to your actual teaching.  By the end of Week#11, please create at 'To Do List' of specific tasks you would like to accomplish by the end of the session. Post this list on your blog.  Possibilities include:
  • Creating a new blog and designing it for use as a class website 
  • Using Quizlet to create a set of Flashcard-related activities for specific lessons 
  • Creating a Proprofs/Quizstar quiz, Google form, ppt game, or other activity for your class 
  • Create a classroom management site using Schoology.com Eliademy Socrative.com Edmodo or Classdojo
  • Recording a Google+ Hangout interview with someone 
  • Developing a collection of useful RSS feeds that Korean educators would find interesting (Feedly) 
  • Creating an audio recording (Clyp.it or Voki) related to a particular lesson 
  • Creating and edited video for use in your teaching 
  • Demonstrating how you can use mobile devices in your teaching 
  • Creating maps, mindmaps, and/or graphic organizers for use in a lesson 
  • Creating a Prezi or Powtoon for a specific lesson 
  • Creating a comic-based activity from comics you’ve created (photo or video) 
  • Padlets and/or Wordles for specific lessons 
  • An annotated guide to useful Social Networking Groups for Korean educators (Facebook Groups, Google communities, LinkedIn Networks, etc) 
  • Make your own ‘how-to’ screencast guides 
  • Build a YouTube playlist and post it on your blog 
  • ANYTHING ELSE that your CALL learning passions inspire you to create.
    You might get some additional ideas from the Week#10 Review List


Monday, November 9, 2015

Week#11, Part 1 - Schoology

Register at Schoology.com with a Teacher Account. .

Access our experimental course with this code: 6Z3VX-KFW9K
First, attempt the short Vocab quiz in the Speaking section. 
Afterward, Jeff will give you 'admin permissions' so you can experiment with creating content in our group course or in your own.

To access as the group course as a student, create an account with your other email address or use
Student ID:  bufsttp@gmail.com
Password: D305-Power

 (Schoology Overview screencast parent guide)

Sugata Mitra - SOLE (Self Organized Learning Environment)

Quoting Arthur C Clarke
  • Any teacher that can be replaced by a machine should be!
  • If children have interests then education happens.


The Flipped Classrooma form of blended learning which encompasses any use of technology to leverage the learning in a classroom, so a teacher can spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing. This is most commonly being done using teacher-created videos that students view outside of class time.

 Let's use Video to Reinvent Education

More about Khan Analytics (starts at 1:10)

Interview with Salman Khan

About Flipped Classroom

The Flipped Classroom Project

Teachers "Doing The Flip" To Help Students Become Learnershttp://www.thedailyriff.com/articles/teachers-doing-the-flip-to-help-students-become-learners-531.php

거꾸로교실 플립러닝 Flipped Learning KBS
PD Journal: 아이들이 즐거워지는 혁명, ‘거꾸로 교실’

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Week#10 - Another Lap around the Buffet

During the rest of session#2, we will focus on applying CALL tools and resources to your teaching situations. Before tackling those challenges, let's take another look at what we've 'tasted' on the buffet so far. Take the next few hours to attempt tasks that interest you, keeping in mind how you might apply these to your teaching.

Things to Do

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Week#9 Odds & Ends + Social Networking

Google offers a variety of useful tools which are included for free with a Google account.  Below are screencasts that describe some of these tools.  There were also recorded last year, but are mostly up-to-date. 
Gmail    Drive   Google Plus
Calendar   Translate
(the video file links are there in case you want to download these for offline viewing)

To Do Possibilities: 
  • Add a forwarder from your Gmail account to your main email account (if gmail isn't your main account)
  • Create a calendar, add an event, and send yourself a reminder. 
  • Upload a photo or two (or 100) to your Google photo space and share them with your TTP Classmates classmates in Google Plus. 
  • Use Google Translate (online or mobile) and see if it can accurately transcribe you speaking these Pronunciation Practice Sentences and Minimal Pairs

Chrome TOOLS
There are also a variety of ways to 'extend' Google's  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.

Watch this Screencast Guide>>>:   Screencast  

Speakit: Chrome Extension
 List of other screenreader options at: http://usabilitygeek.com/10-free-screen-reader-blind-visually-impaired-users/

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

Social Networking

Take a look at the Social Networking Guide and watch the Social Networking Screencast.

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, find some people to follow and send out your first tweet.

Check out a few more Odds & Ends