Sunday, July 29, 2012

Week#1 - Summer/Fall 2012

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

  • Go to 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 an ID unrelated to your real name.
  •  Complete the CALL Entrance Survey
  • We will go over the Tips & Tricks page in class. If you have any questions, take another look and/or ask Jeff for clarification. 
  •  Watch Salman Khan's Ted Talk about The Flipped Classroom. This course is conducted as a type of 'Flipped Classroom' and this will provide you with some background information about this approach.
  • Sample the Buffet!  Go to the Websites page and explore some of the CALL related websites or look through some of the skills guides listed in the left side column. 

    -----------Week #2 Tasks-------------
    (feel free to get a head start if you like)
  • Create a Blog by going to or clicking 'More/Blogger' from your Gmail menu.  Blogger Guide here.  Create your first blog post about Week#1 of TTP, thoughts on the Flipped Classroom,or anything else you like.

  • If you'd like to updated your Google+ Profile, go to and click 'Profile/About/Edit Profile'. 
Please add links to your assorted sites to the 3+3 Portfolio Page

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tip & Tricks & Troubleshooting

Tips & Tricks

Please avoid using MSIE during this course.  Instead, use Chrome as your main browser.  There will be times, when we may use Firefox or Maxthon as well.  You can download Chrome here. 

⇨ Use your Bookmarks Toolbar to easily find sites you frequently visit ('how to' guide here)

⇨  If you don't have a bookmark or link to a site, type the URL directly into the address bar. You don't ever need to type http://  and usually you don't need www. You also don't need to delete what's there - just click (automatic highlight) and type.

⇨ When using Chrome, you can search by typing terms directly in the address bar. Google search shortcuts here. (time define weather sunset convert)

⇨ Use tabbed browsing in Chrome  MSIE Firefox, or MSIE

Trouble reading the screen?  Ust ctrl+ or ctrl- to make text larger or smaller.

Made a mistake?  Deleted something by accident? ctrl+z (undo) Most programs allow you to 'undo' a number of your previous steps.

⇨  Many more Windows Shortcuts here

⇨ When in doubt, right click.  This will usually give a set of options for what you want to do.  For example, when you see a link that you want to open, but don't want to lose the page you're on, right click,  'open link in new tab'.

 ⇨ Always notice where you are
saving things. On these laptops, please save files in c:/temp (not on the desktop)

Know your file types
 (e.g.  .ppt, mp3, mp4, .pdf, .swf).  Enable viewing extensions by going to Control Panel/Appearance and Personalization/Show hidden files and folders, and unchecking ‘Hide extensions for known file types’.
File Extension      Type of FilePrograms
.ppt ,  .pps , or . odppresentationPowerpoint  OpenOffice Impress, or Google Docs
.doc, docx, .hwp, .odt, or .rtfdocumentMicrosoft Word, HWP, Open Office, or Google Docs
.pdfdocumentFoxit  or Adobe Reader
.mp3audio VLCWindows Media Player, and other Media Players
.htm or .htmlweb pageChromeFirefoxMSIE   , or other browsers
.swf or .flvflash fileVLCAdobe Flash Player
.wmv , .rm , .avi , .mp4 , .mpg, or .movvideo(video files)  VLCReal PlayerWindows Media PlayerGom,  or other media players

 Learn general functions, not specific places to click.    (e.g. old blogger vs. new blogger)
⇨  Improve your typing speed - List of typing sites

Troubleshooting Specifics

↯  I can’t connect to the internet
If you are having trouble connecting to the internet, click on the  icon in the bottom right of your screen, select PUFS Lab 3F,PUFS Lab3F-1, or any BUFS network with a strong signal. After clicking ‘connect’,  you see this icon:  if you have successfully connected.

↯  How do I....?  

If there's something you can do with a program or site, it's in the menu somewhere.  Check the top menu and/or find the ‘Settings’ option


↯  How do I change my language settings in Google Whatever?

Click the ‘gear’ and then settings/  The top setting should be ‘langauge’.

↯  How do I get to Google (Documents, Maps, Blogger, etc)?  
Go to Gmail or other Google services and check the top menu.


↯  I need handouts!  How can I get a print out all of instructions on Click the Print Friendly option at the bottom of each page.

General Tips for Safer and Speedier Computing
↯  To  reduce the time it takes to boot up your computer and improve overall computer speed, type msconfig in the Run Window.   The 'System Configuration' window will pop up.  Choose the Startup tab and uncheck almost everything except anti-virus programs. 
Korean explanation at:

↯  Make sure you have an anti-virus and anti-spyware problem installed that you keep updated.
I recommend the free versions of
AVG anti-virus
and    Spybot Search & Destroy

Anti-Adware Programs and Methods

Sunday, July 22, 2012

CALL Websites

Jeff's Favorite Sites (totally subjective)
General/Mixed Purposes

Games & Activities

     Sites designed specifically to provide exam preparation



    Pronunciation & Speaking

     Top Practice Sites
     Other Sites
    Debate Sites
    Conversation Questions
    Chatbots are automated chat tools that can be pre-programmed to say certain things or interact with users. Text to speech chatbots allow you to create a speaking character (or  avatar)





      Grammar Checkers

      Young Learners / Elementary
      See the publication below for descriptions of other sites for young learners. 


      Mobile Tools
      Make your own comics and animations
      Assorted Tools

      Fun Sites  (personality tests)

        Photo Manipulation Tools    Screencast Guide Here

        Picture Sources

        QR Codes QR Code Generator  (create a QR Code image)
        QR Reader Apps (read a QR Code on your phone):
        Android: QR Droid    Barcode Scanner Apple  QR Reader          Scan

        EFL Blogs   Blog Lists
        Here are some EFL Related blogs and blog lists.
          Blogger Blogs

          More EFL Teacher blogs
          Other News & Tech Blogs

          Open Online Courses Most sites gathered from:

          Wednesday, July 4, 2012

          BUFS TTP CALL - Spring 2012

          Computer Assisted Language Learning
          for the Teacher Training Program at
          Busan University of  Foreign Studies
          in Busan Korea
          Spring 2012

          Trainees will be using this site as their primary source of materials and assignments, but as an open content course, all are welcome to make use of the content and join in the conversation.
           More about the course here.

          Week#1     Week#2    Week#3   Week#4   Week#5    Week#6

          Backups:  LearningCall     TTP2012

          Optional CALL: Week#1   Week#2   Week#3  Departure Week   Final Week


          Sunday, July 1, 2012

          Copyright & Fair Use for Educators

           Sources of  copyright friendly media 

          Information about Fair Use
          Hall Davidson's Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers

          3+3 2012 Trainee Photos

          Elementary 3+3

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