Monday, July 9, 2018

Session#3 TILL To Do List

During Session#3 TILL time, please work on one or more of the following.  There will be exhibition of your work at the end of the session.

Create a blog post this week that outlines your TILL plans for the remainder of the program. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Building a Teaching Website

The main project for the remainder of  TTP2018 is for each trainee to build their own teaching website.  This can be for a particular class or for your teaching resources in general.  This week we are going to check out some of the options for hosting your site (and continue revisiting the buffet).

Course Website Options

A Blog (Blogger, Wordpress, or Edublogs)

Jeff's Sites:  Writingbridges    BUFS GSIT  BUFSENG  EnglishwithJeff 

Edublog Megalist of Class Blogs

An LMS (Learning Management System)

TTP Experimentation Course: 9W4DQ-NJ3SK
Google Classroom    Video Guide: Google Classroom for Everyone its finally here! NEW 2017 Features
   Presentation Guide: Intro to Google Classrom

    TTP2018 Sandbox: Go to Google Classroom, click the + , and enter o99f9y
   You will be in 'student mode'.
    To see teacher mode, log in with ''  P/W TTP-Power

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Revisiting the TILL Buffet

Trainees will soon begin building their own course websites and creating digital portfolios containing materials to be used in their future teaching.  Before doing so, let's take another look at the buffet of TILL Tools and Resources. Look through this list and spend a couple hours getting familiar with items of most interest.  Post a summary of activities on your blog.  If you are overwhelmed by this megalist below, go to the bottom of this post and follow the simplified 'What should I do?' instructions. 

    I'm overwhelmed!  What should I do?

    • Go to Log in with your Google account.  Create a quiz for either your TTP class or your school class.  Make it a 'homework assignment' and post the code on your blog.
    • Go to and make a word cloud for one of your class activities.  Post it on your blog.
    • Add videos to the TTP MegaPlaylist , Elementary MegaPlaylist , or Secondary Megaplaylist   r make your own and post the playlist on your blog. How-to Screencast
    • Make a screencast with Ocam  upload the video to YouTube (unlisted) and post it on your blog.  This can be a 'how-to' or 'show and tell' video in English or Korea.
       How-to Screencast Screencast

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    Screencasting Guide

    • Why play a recording of yourself in your own class? 
    • Why spend the time planning, recording, and re-recording an instructional presentation you’ve done many times before in front of a ‘live classroom audience’.
    • How do you technically produce a watchable screencast video as painlessly as possible? 
    • Perhaps more importantly, how do you organize the content and design the presentation of a screencast to be engaging and effective?

    Potential benefits of educational screencasting

    • Flipping - Students can watch these instructional videos outside of traditional class time to prepare for the more hands-on application work they will do in class.
    • Remediation - Students that process information more slowly can watch (and rewatch ) videos as needed.
    • Enrichment - Students that are ready for additional content or challenges can use your recorded screencasts to extend their learning.
    • Differentiation - There is only one of you, but there can be loads of videos you have created, allowing students to explore different content as needed or desired.
    • Consistent Quality- You can give the same instructional presentation five or six times in class with varying degrees of effectiveness or take time to prepare your best and use that multiple times.
    • Attention Options - Since you don’t have to focus your mental energies on ‘instruction’. you can focus on student attention and understanding
    • Reflective Practice -Even if you don’t use the recording in your classroom, the process of organizing, practicing, and reflecting on how you present lessons will make your teaching better.
    • Engagement - we have become a screen obsessed society. Students can be more likely to pay attention to a video than a human, especially personalization and humor are included.

    Screencast Software
    Free (or freemium) screencasting tools
      Pointer Tools



      • Install Debut
      • Use it to record a one minute screencast video that includes computer sounds, voice narration, and on screen annotation (pointer, drawing, etc).
        Narration can be in English and/or Korean.
      • Upload the video to your Google Drive or (unlisted) to Youtube and post on or share it with just your classmates and Jeff

      Wednesday, June 27, 2018

      Popplet Practice

      First, make sure Popplet will work on your computer.
      If you go to and the page loads, you're all set.
      If not, we'll need to enable Flash for that site.  To do so, in Chrome go to Settings/ Content Settings

      Click on 'Flash'

      Click Add/ and enter

      OK, Time to play!

      Go to

      Sign in with
      Email: /
      Password:  ttppower

      Friday, June 22, 2018

      Using Team Viewer for Screen Mirroring

      Download Team Viewer for your Computer here:
      Install the program onto your computer.

      Phone Apps: There are several Team Viewer apps.  The show your phone screen a computer, you will need to install
      Team Viewer Remote Control:  Android   Apple
      Team Viewer Quick Support:   Android   Apple

      To start mirroring your phone screen, start the QuickSupport app and wait for it to show your ID (as shown below.

      Open Team Viewer on your computer.  Click the 'remote control' section on the left.  Enter the ID shown on your phone into the 'Partner ID' section and click 'connect'.

      Monday, June 4, 2018

      Digital Storytelling & Reading Resources

      There are an ever-growing number of online tools and resources related to reading material and digital storytelling.  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---
      Storybuilding Tools
      Photo/Video Story Makers

      Sources of Books/Reading Materials
      • Story Online
        Videos of famous people reading storybooks. Includes printable handouts with activities, but not the original text of the books.
      • International Children’s Digital Library The Alien 1000’s of children’s books from around the world , sortable by age level and book type.

      High-Interest sources of reading material for students


      TO DO Tasks
      •  Look through Reading Resources and the Digital Storytelling Guide Use Diigo to bookmark sites and/or post site reviews on your blog.
      • Create a comic using or a digital story using another tool and post it on your blog.
      • Embed or post links on your blog to interesting stories you find. 

      Monday, May 28, 2018

      Social Networking

      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, Instagram, Diigo, LinkedIn, and elsewhere . Add additional communities and or accounts to the TILL Group Notes. 

      Join ones of interest, bookmark them with Diigo, and/or create a blog post about any interesting discoveries.

      If you're feeling ambitious, join twitter, find some people to follow and send out your first tweet.

      Last Week Flashback: Feed Me! with
         Download the TTP2018 Opml
          (slightly out-of-date screencast here)

      Wednesday, May 23, 2018

      Week#12: Feed Us! & Blog Tweaks

      Feed Us with Feedly! TTP2018 opml file
      Using an RSS Reader like 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 TTP2018 opml file

      Step#1: Download TTP2018 opml file

      Step#2: Go to and click 'Import OPML'

      Step#3: Log in with your Google Account

      Step#4: Click Choose OPML file and find the file you downloaded.

      Slightly outdated screencast guide

      Please create a blog post about and/or including some of the things you've found via Feedly. 

      Blog Tweaking - make sure your blog language is set to English   screenshot and
      - that you've chosen a 'simple, 'awesome', or 'notable' theme  screenshot

      From Last Week
      • Please add overseas locations of note to the TTP2018 Google Map
      • Add useful vocabulary your learned in Canada to the  Overseas Quizlet (password: timhorton)
      • Add photos that would be helpful to future trainees (related to logistics, classroom environment, etc.) to theTTP 2018 Overseas Albums (Elementary   Secondary) or post them to the Band if you prefer
      • Create a short blog post about your overseas experience. It can be a simple as a photo or a restaurant tip. 

      Thursday, May 17, 2018

      Week#11 - Digitizing the Overseas Experience

      This week in TILL, why not continue the overseas documentation, eh?


      • Add useful vocabulary your learned in Canada to the Overseas Quizlet (password: timhorton)

      • Add photos that would be helpful to future trainees (related to logistics, classroom environment, etc.) to theTTP 2018 Overseas Albums (Elementary   Secondary) or post them to the Band if you prefer

      • Create a short blog post about your overseas experience. It can be a simple as a photo or a restaurant tip.
      • While you're there, please...
        - make sure your blog language is set to English   screenshot and
        - that you've chosen a 'simple, 'awesome', or 'notable' theme  screenshot

      Other 'Return to Korea' checklist items
      • Add your wisdom to the Advice for future trainees docs:  Elementary   Secondary 
        (please include requests for overseas organizers and unexpected questions you were asked)
      • Transfer Training Program notes to Overseas Group Notes:  Green   Blue   Red
      • Make a copy of the Overseas School Observation Report, add it to your Journal Folder add it to your Journal Folder and start documenting your experiences.   Example pf Acticity
      • Begin preparing for your ‘Show & Tell’ Presentation of activities and methods you observed overseas.
      • Update your ER Log