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

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Week#8 - Site Building 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 WordCloud 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 
  • (Optional) Create a Comic Strip panel and post it on your blog.
Screencast Guides

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Week#7 - 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, October 6, 2015

TTP Week#6: Audio Tools & Resources

Explore the Audio Guide.

Things to do/try
  • Play with speech recognition.
    Google Doc Speech Recognition Add-on
  •  Explore the audio-related sites listed in the Audio Guide.  Use Diigo to bookmark at least three interesting sites (from there or other sources). These can include audio activity sites, podcasts, audio utilities, or anything else that is related to the use of audio for language learning.
  • Recording and editing an audio file with Audacity. Audacity Introduction Screencast
    Audacity should already be installed on your BUFS laptop.  If not, you can download Audacity here.
    Record a short conversation or monologue about anything you like.
    - Export it as an mp3 file.
    - Then either
         -  upload it to your Google Drive and share it privately with pufslebow@gmail.com
         -  Upload it to Clyp.it and post the flash player on your blog like this:

  • Phone Audio Practice

    Recording, Converting, & Publishing Audio from your Smartphone   Screencast Guide Here

    Smart phones can be an easy way to record conversations in a language class. Andriod phones come with a default recorder and there are many free apps available for Android and Iphones.

    Task: Record some audio on your phone (this can be a short chat with your students, reflections on CALL so far, or anything you like).  One of the issues with phone recordings is that they are sometimes saved in file formats (like .amr or m4a) that are not easily shared via  Kakao, Band, or other apps.  There are several ways to convert these files to friendlier formats.  You can use online converters (listed on the Audio Guide) or upload your phone recording to your Google Drive and install the Driver Converter app by clicking 'Open with/Connect More Apps/and find 'Drive Converter'.  I suggest converting that file to an mp3 file.  You can also install the Clyp.it app and record that way (although you will not be able to download an mp3 and/or edit the file).
  • Register at Voki.com, create a Voki chatbot, and post it on your blog.
     Voki Screencast Guide here

In case you're bored during 한글날 :)
Jeff's 'Teaching MORE' presentation  Friday, Oct. 9 at 3pm

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Week#4 - Feed Me & Video Tools

Feed Me with Feedly.com!   
 Download the  TTP Fall 2015 opml file    Part#2

Keeping up with the endless  stream of great CALL content out there can be overwhelming.  One of the tools that can help us 'sip from the firehose' is an RSS Reader.  This is a way to have new content come to you rather than having to constantly check sites you follow. We will get things set up in class, but if you have any questions about how the magic happens, the screencast below shows how to use Feedly.com to subscribe to sites you like. It was recorded for last year's TES531 course, but most of it is still up-to-date. 
Once it's all set up, you can  spend some time exploring the sites in your Feedly (and perhaps adding others).  As always, use Diigo to bookmark any interesting sites you encounter.

Part 2
 Look at  The Learning CALL Video Guide and 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
    • Creating a YouTube Playlist
    To Do Tasks
    • Look at the Language Learning Sites listed on the  Video Guide  Explore the sites listed there.  Use Diigo to bookmark at least three of those or other video sites of interest.
    • Go to YouTube.comTed Talks, or other video sharing sites,  find any video of interest, and post it on your blog.
    • Use a video download tool (like Torch 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 Ocam or  Screencast-o-matic to record a screencast and post it to YouTube or your blog.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    Week#3 - TTP Fall 2015

    Week#3 Tasks

    If you didn't already do so, create an account at Quizlet.com. You can use your gmail address if desired. Join the BUFS TTP Quizlet Class
    Go to the 
    Fall 2015 Group Quizlet and edit the quizlet to add words from any of your TTP courses.
    You can create your own Quizlet by clicking 'create a set' and choose to share it with the BUFS TTP Quizlet Class if you like. 
    uizlet is very mobile-friendly.  Apps at: Android   Apple

    Begin Exploring Activities, Games, & Quizzes
    Keep Sampling the Buffet and Using Diigo

    Start using your blog!
    Post a video, photos, and/or comments about the beginning of your TTP Journey.
     (Blogger Guide here)

    An Invitation from  오정훈
    TTP alumnus and CALL Superstar, 오정훈, is currently building EnglishJump.net and invites you all to register there and check out the materials he's creating.  You can see a sample his American Culture lessons and activities here.

    Global Collaboration Day

    Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Week#1 - TTP Fall 2015

    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).
      Add your Gmail address to the TTP Account Info Doc
    • When logged in to your Gmail, go to Jeff's Google+ Page and add him  to your 'circles'.
               ... and others
    Apps to Install




    Android   Apple
    Google Hangout

    Android   Apple
    Google Translate

    Android   Apple

    Android   Apple

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015