Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Week#14 & 15 Odds & Ends

Game Apps
Ebook Management
Ebook Reader Apps
Ebook Creators
Cool Projects

Monday, May 16, 2016

CALL Task Teams

For the next few weeks, we will work together to produce CALL-related materials for use in your teaching. In groups, discuss what type of materials would be most useful. Make a list of specific materials you’d like to produce.  Post that list on your blog and start creating!

Possible Creations

  • YouTube Playlists  (e.g. Class Starter Videos, Culture,  Language Learning, etc. )
  • Create Padlets/Word Clouds Powtoons, Kahoots, Vokis, Storyboards, Mindmaps, graphic organizers for specific parts of your textbook or teaching.

  • Create Quizlets and/or Memrises for specific vocabulary sets
  • Find study materials from the Activity Guide for grammar topics your cover.

  • Create Screencasts (CALL tutorials or student tasks)

  • Use Google Forms to create Week#1 Questionnaire or other survey.

  • Class a  Blog Template for your class website.
  • Curate a set of feeds for your own learning or professional development (or your students).
  • Create 'Flipped Classroom' materials you can use.
  • Anything else using to what we’ve covered in class or other CALL tools

Shared Resources

Monday, May 9, 2016

Week#11 - Social Networking & Another Lap Around the Buffet

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.

...and a few more Odds & Ends

We will soon start focusing 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

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Week#10 - Presentations, Graphic Organizers, & Mindmaps

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.


Take a look at the Presentation Guide.

Things to Do/Try

Hour#2 Site building Tools

  • Padlets
  • Tag Clouds
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Photo Sources
  • QR Codes

Hour#3 Personality Tests and Cyber-fortunetelling
Fun Sites from the Website Buffet  (personality tests)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Jeff's Examples of Digital Storytelling

Jeff's Examples of Digital Storytelling

From  Our Love Story


You're Still the One on PhotoPeach

 You're Still the One on PhotoPeach

Monday, April 25, 2016

Week#9 - TEPS Mega-Memrise, Mindmaps, & Graphic Organizers

A Memrise Possibility   
:   TTP Memrise Group  << Make sure you've joined

Coming up Next...

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.


Take a look at the Presentation Guide.

Things to Do/Try

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Week#8 - Brisbane Bound & Memrise

This week, we need to start preparing for the overseas portion of TTP.
Please add the romanization of your Korean name to this shared document

UQ Application Forms

Please save the form belows and open it with Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader.  Resave it adding your romanized name to the end of the filename
(e.g. GroupProgramEnrolmentForm-Kim-Yuna.pdf)  Email the form to me at

Explore the TTP in Brisbane Guide including the TTP Down Under Map.
Check out Mapping Tools Guide for information on how to use maps and and start adding locations to our collaborative map.

Another useful vocabulary site/app   Memrise app:  Android    Apple

Full-featured sets

Memrise Book Club Sets:   TTP Memrise Group

        Wonder: Parts 2~4     The Book Thief (part 2 & 3)  

Quizlet Sets

WonderThe Book Thief
Quizlet: Part#1
Quizlet: Parts 2~4
Quizlet:  Prologue & Part#1
Quizlet (part 2 & 3)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Week#7 - Video Tools & Resources

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 to save a video file from YouTube or another video sharing site.
    • (Optional) Use a screencapture tool like Ocam or  Screencast-o-matic to record a screencast and post it to YouTube or your blog.
    • (Optional) Use Windows Movie Maker to edit a  video 

    Before the end of class, please add Book Club materials.

    The Book Thief

    Sunday, April 3, 2016

    Week#6 - Storytelling & Storybook Resources

    There are an ever-growing number of online tools and resources related to digital storyingtelling.
    This week, your task is to check out and experiment with some of these.  Remember to Diigo anything you find potentially useful.

    For comprehensive lists of resources, check out the
      Digital Storytelling Guide 
      Reading Resources

    ----Abridged Lists---

    Sources of Books/Reading Materials

    • International Children’s Digital Library The Alien 1000’s of children’s books from around the world , sortable by age level and book type.
    • Story Online
      Videos of famous people reading storybooks. Includes printable handouts with activities, but not the original text of the books. 
    • StoryBird
      Allows users to make their own visual stories using contributed illustrations. Thousands of user generated stories to read and discuss.
    • FreeKidsBooks    Free downloadable storybooks.
    • Public domain audio books available for browsing. Easy to search, nice interface.

    Storybuilding Tools
    Photo/Video Story Makers

    Jeff's Examples

    From  Our Love Story


    You're Still the One on PhotoPeach

     You're Still the One on PhotoPeach

    Other Stuff (Hour#3)
    • Post some kind of storytelling object on your blog.
    • Check your Feedly for new posts from classmates and others. 
    • Update your personal Quizlet

    Monday, March 28, 2016

    Week#5 - Online Activities, Games, & Quizzes


    Quizlet Beta Test
    Combo Sets:  Class 1    Class 2

    Begin Exploring Activities, Games, & Quizzes

    Sunday, March 20, 2016

    Week#4 - Feed Me! & Google Tools


    PART 1
    Feed Me with!   
      Download the TTP-Feeds-2016.opml file here
    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 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
    Explorations in different parts of the Google Universe.
    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
     Guides:  Google Docs
    Google Presentations 
    Google Photos Guide 

    Google Forms allows you to collect student date and create online surveys or quizzes.
    How-to Screencast

    We used this Google Form to share your Book Club  preferences.

    To Do Possibilities: 
    • Add a forwarder from your Gmail account to your main email account (if gmail isn't your main account)
    • Create a short Google Presentation (2 slides is OK) and post it on your blog.
    • Create a Google Form Survey and post it on your blog.
    • Upload a photo or two (or 100) to your Google photo space and share them with your TTP Classmates classmates in Google Plus.
      Add to your Shared Class Album   -    Class 1     Class 2
    • 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.
    Google Dictionary 
    This can be useful for quickly checking the meaning and pronunciation of words online.

    Other Options

    Sunday, March 13, 2016

    Week#3 - Audio Resources & Tools

    Trainees Choice Hour


    • Update your personal Quizlet  with words from any TTP course. (at least 10 words)
    • Check out the latest additions to our Book Club Possibilities.
       Last Call for comments and suggestions - we VOTE on Monday!
    After that, you can read your ER books or do any of the following...
    • Practice your pronunciation using Google Translate or Speech Cognition
    • Listen to book conversations from Tuesday (in the Band).
    • Attempt to convert and/or edit those files.
    • Update your TTP journals 

    Explore the Audio Guide
    You can see a list of sites that use audio for language learning purposes along with a variety of audio tools, resources, and podcasts. 

    Things to do/try
    •  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 the link
           -  Upload it to and post the flash player on your blog like this:

    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.
    Optional Task : Record some audio on your phone. 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. (Screencast Guide Here
     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 app and record that way (although you will not be able to download an mp3 and/or edit the file).