Monday, March 27, 2017

Week#5 - Video Sites & Tools

Make sure to move and/or upload any mini-presentation materials to your Teaching Demonstration folder.

More Text-to-Speech Options

TTP Projects
  • Scene Index
  • Video Playlists (commercials, action scenes for writing, …)
  • Flipped Classroom Teaching Objects
  • Card Sets (Go -Stop, Uno)

Welcome to the TTP Kitchen Crew!

A couple of sites from TTP Alumni to check out:
                                             Na Jin's EnglishDream * Won Boram's Blog

A Korean alternative to Quizlet:  (about)

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 by copying the embed code.
  • Use a video download tool (like, or  Torchbrowser ) to save a video file from YouTube or another video sharing site.
  • Use a screencapture tool like Ocam (download) or  Screencast-o-matic to record a screencast and post it to YouTube or your blog.
  • Use Windows Movie Maker (or Vivavideo app) to edit a  video. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Week#4 - Audio Resources & Tools

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.
  • Register at, create a Voki chatbot, and post it on your blog.
    Voki Screencast Guide here

  • 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. Most messaging apps (Kakao, Band, Hangouts) now support audio message, however exporting those and/or publishing them esle can be challenging. 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).

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Week#3: Presentations, Site-building Odds & Ends


Please go to the Presentations Guide.
  • Watch the video
  • Check the links of interest
  • Find a Slideshare presentation of interest and post it on your blog. 
  • Create a basic Google Presentation and post it on your blog. 


Course Materials (Google Drive folders)

Writing Folders Elementary Secondary Account Info Doc no protected

When to Diigo, when to share, when to bookmark, when to blog
  • Diigo = remember site, access anytime, anywhere, any device
  • Share with LearningCall group - of interest to TTP Community
  • Bookmark Bar = one click access to frequently visited sites
  • Blog = something to say about
The Google Matrix - Making a Youtube Playlist

Quizlet Classes:  BUFS TTP    TTP2017

To Do:

  • Create a doc in your writing folder
  • Finish exploring the presentation guide (post a slideshare or Google Presentation) take a look at, etc.
  • Create Quizlet set "Your Name - TTP2017 Vocabulary", add it to TTP2017 Class,  remove other sets from that class.  Contribute words to the TTP2017 Megaset (if desired)
  • As part of your Teaching Workshop Presentation, gather related materials and share them using some of these CALL tools.
  • create a a YouTube playlist of related videos
  • upload related files into your Teaching Demonstration folder
  • create a blog post with a presentation overview along with embedded videos, presentations, or other materials. 

Calling an Audible