Thursday, August 30, 2012

Week#6 - 3 + 3 Summer/Fall 2012

  • What types of video and audio materials do you use in your teaching and/or learning?
  • What sources do you use other than textbook and curriculum CD's?
  • What kinds of  audio/video materials would you like to find for classroom use?
  • What skills (if any) would you like to develop in order to make better use of audio and video in your teaching and learning?

This discussion will continue via Google+ Hangout.   In order to join the hangout, log in to Gmail, go to make sure Jeffery Lebow is in your circle, and look for a 'join this hangout' notification.  Click it and smile :)
Class 1 Hangout here
More info about Hangouts in the Google+ Hangout Guide
Class#1 Hangout

Class#2 Hanging Out

Look at the Video Guide
- Explore the sites listed there.  Remember to use Diigo to bookmark those or other video sites of interest.

  Things to try...
  - Go to, find any video of interest and post it on your blog (instructions here)
  - Use a video download tool (like Maxthon or to save a video file from a YouTube Video
- Use Windows Movie Maker to edit that video.
- Use your webcam to create and post your own video on YouTube.  Become a YouTube Star!  Guide here

(if time permits)
Take a look at the Audio Guide
We will explore some audio related sites and learn about recording, editing, and publishing audio next week.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Week#5 - Summer/Fall 2012

  • Explore activity sites and use Diigo to bookmark your favorite sites
  • Create a quiz with Profprofs and post it on your blog
  • Create other kinds of games using websites or downloadable programs
  • Create a short blog post about your thoughts on activity resources and using them in your teaching

Sunday, August 19, 2012

How Can I embed any web page on my blog?

Use this ifame code....

<iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" src="URL HERE" width="600" height="500" ></iframe>

Paste the URL exactly where it says URL Here (between the quotations marks).
You can adjust width and height to better fit on your site.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Week#4 - Summer/Fall 2012

   Review Tasks

  • If you haven’t already done so, post a YouTube Video on your blog. 
  • If you haven’t already done so, post some photos on your blog.
  •  Take a look at your Google Reader.  Find some new posts in the EFL Bloggers Category and in the Bloggers in Korea Category.  An excellent example of an English teacher who users her blog well is Carla Arena who blogs at Collablogatorium. Now check out your classmates posts and make at least one comment. 
  • Use Diigo to bookmark some of your favorite CALL & non-CALL sites. Check the Websites page if you want to return to the buffet.
  •  Look through the presentation guide. Check out some of the specific examples of presentations posted on sites like Slideshare and Authorstream. Try to embed one on your blog. Try to download one if you like. 
  • Post an answer on the TTP VoiceThread
  • Try to create your first Prezi. (optional)
  Other Tasks

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Week#3 - Summer/Fall 2012


Hour#1 Demonstrations and Whole Group Tasks


Independent Tasks

  • Experiment with Google Docs.
    • Create a Google Document and share it with Jeff (
    • Create a Google Presentation and post it on your blog. 
    • Create a Google Form and post it on your blog
  • Use Google Reader to check out your classmates' blogs. Post comments. Visit other blogs in your reader. 
  • Upload some photos to your Google Photo Space. Post on your blog if you like.
  • Visit the TTP Fall 2012 Course Page.  Enroll in the course. Choose a video. Listen at least once.  Try recording your voice and getting feedback. 
  • Bookmark at least a couple sites using Diigo (click on the Blue D)
    These can be sites from the Websites page or sites you already use for assorted CALL purposes.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Week#2 - Summer/Fall 2012

Things we'll do together

  • Create your Google+ Profile.  Click on the +YourName at the left top of your Gmail.   

     This will take you to your Google+ page. Click on Profile/About/Edit Profile.

    Provide some basic information about yourself.  (Jeff's profile here)
    Please copy the  URL of your Google+ profile and paste it in the appropriate place on the 3+3 Portfolio Page

For the remainder of class, experiment with these tools
  • Do some social bookmarking. Use Diigo to bookmark at least three sites,  Start with sites you already use for some CALL purpose (Korean sites are fine). Then sample 'buffet items' from the CALL Websites page and use Diigo to bookmark sites of interest. 
  • Create a post on your Blog about your first two weeks of TTP, your thoughts about Salman Khan's Ted Talk, or any other topic of interest.  You can also experiment with posting photos or videos and adding gadgets.  
  • Look at other areas of the LearningCall website that are of particular interest to you.

Coming up next week... 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Site Building Tools

Site Building Tools, Gadgets, and Options

Screencast Guides

Padlet- very easy group posting tool  Screencast Guide here

오정훈's examples - example1  example2
Similar tools listed here  Demo below. Double click to add a note.

Word Types

Geumjeong Girls High School


TTP2019 in Canada, eh?

Made with Padlet

Word Clouds

Wordle   -  Graphic Word Cloud Generator
Screencast Guide Here

Wordle Guide for Educators

Wordle No Longer Works with Chrome
Non-Java alternatives:

  Learning Call Wordle    Gangnan Style 한글 friendly option: Example here

Trainee Examples: Emily's Wordle for Lesson 2 

WordArt  Tutorials
Examples: Guess the source

Photo Manipulation Tools    Screencast Guide Here

      Building a Wiki site with PBWorks or Wikispaces Guides:  PBWorks    Wikispaces

      Examples:  Wikis in EFL TESOL's EVO  Welcome to the 21st Century

      QR Codes

      A QR Code (stands for "Quick Response") is a mobile phone readable barcode. In its simplest sense think "print based hypertext link" - simply encode a URL into the QR Code and then point a mobile phone (or other camera-enabled mobile) at it. If the device has had QR Code decoding software installed on it, it will fire up its browser and go straight to that URL. QR Code Generator  (create a QR Code image)

      QR Reader Apps (read a QR Code on your phone):
      Android: QR Droid    Barcode Scanner
      QR Reader          Scan

      3+3 - Summer/Fall 2012

      Computer Assisted Language Learning  for the Teacher Training Program at Busan University of  Foreign Studies 
      3+3   Summer/Fall 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.