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