Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Class Dojo CALL Awards

Take a look at the ClassDojo Invitations

Get your personal student or parent code and log in at
ClasssDojo.com/student   or Classdojo.com/parent

See how many more awards you can earn before Session#2 CALL ends...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Week#13 Extras - Mobile Tools

Lists of Apps for ELT
More tools and resources in the Mobile Tools Guide
Please comment below to share other Language Learning apps

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.

QRStuff.com 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


Amazing Screen Cleaner

List of ELT Mobile Tools

This Post

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Week#12: Reminders and a few other Buffet Items

Blog List of Tasks
Please create a blog post describing three CALL related tasks you plan to finish before the end of session#2.  (see below for a list of possibilities) Feel free to include items you've worked on the past couple of weeks.

A few other items on the buffet...

LMS (Learning Management System) Options

Storytelling Tools
and in case you're interested....
Global Education Conference (Nov. 17~21)
GMT+9 Schedule   Recordings

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

TTP - The Rest of Session 2 (Main Task)

Main Task (Weeks#10~14)

Imagine it is now March of 2015….

Congratulations! You have been selected as teacher trainer by the Busan Office of Education!
(Of course, you will be compensated quite well.)
They are aware that you have completed the highly regarded BUFS TTP and would like to see a demonstration of how you might use CALL Tools and Resources in your present and future classes. They have asked you to create at least three blog posts that describe different potential applications of CALL. These do not need to be complete projects, they just need to be complete enough to show how you plan to use a particular tool or resource. 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 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.
By the end of week#10, please post a short blog post outlining your plans and goals. You can also integrate these projects with your culture presentations.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weeks 8 & 9 - Another lap around the CALL Buffet

During session#2, we will focus on applying CALL tools and resources to your teaching situations.  Before tacklingn 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

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


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


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 (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
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

===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.

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

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)


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
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).
  • 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.

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    TES531 End-of-Semester Message from Jeff

    Dear TES531'ers,

    I hope you all are enjoying Life after Finals.

    Grades are now posted on the BUFS website and below is an 'End of Semester' video message from me.

    If anyone would like to discuss anything about the course or if you have any lingering questions, feel free to contact me. I am available for virtual office hours day or night during the next couple of weeks.

    Please feel free to say in touch via the assorted LearningCall communities or by contacting me directly. I look forward to seeing how some of you use CALL tools in the 'real world'.

    Thanks for all of the hard work you put into this course. I hope it was useful for you. I know I learned a lot.

    Wishing you all a pleasant, restful summer (online and off).

    All the best,

    Sunday, June 8, 2014

    TES531 Final

    Your ‘Final Challenge’ for this course is to provide a screencast or series of screencasts for one of the scenarios described below.
    Scenario #1
    Prepare a screencast presentation for future generations of TES531’ers.  This can include any or all of the following:
    - Briefly introduce and describe some of the tools you found most useful.
    - Provide a short ‘how-to’ videos for some of the tools you found most challenging to use.
    - Offer some general advice on how to successfully participate in this course and navigate LearningCall.net  (don’t worry about hurting Jeff’s feelings - I want you to honestly address any confusions or frustrations you experienced)


    Prepare a screencast presentation for current or future coworkers about how to implement CALL tools and resources into their work.
    - Choose at least three tools and resources. Describe what they are and how to use them and  provide examples (from you or others) demonstrating how they could be used in your coworkers teaching environments.  

    * The ‘how-to’ portion of each scenario can be done in Korean if desired.  The goal here is to provide real technical assistance and sometimes that is a lot easier (for presenter and watcher) in L1.

    These can be done as one long screencast or a series of shorter ones.  Total screencast time should be at least 5 minutes, but I’d welcome longer ones.  With your permission, I hope to use some of these in future courses to help smooth the way for those that follow you on the LearningCall journey :)

    You can use any tool you like to record the screencast, but one of the easiest options is to record with Screencast-o-matic.com.  For a ‘how-to’ video, take a look at the Screencasting Guide using Screencast-o-matic .  You could also use a Google+ Hangout-on-air, broadcast it so that it is recorded, and use the screensharing feature.   All screencasts are due by June 20.  Please check to see if you can technically screencast as soon as possible. Do NOT wait until June 19. I will be available most of the day Tuesday (June 10)  and most evenings this week for virtual office hours, specifically to provide any screencasting assistance.   Once recorded, screencasts can be uploaded to your Google Drive and shared privately with me or uploaded to your YouTube channel and posted on your blog.
    I'll be standing by to provide virtual assistance and look forward to some interesting viewing. Good Luck!