Monday, August 31, 2020

Welcome to TILL 2020

Technology Integrated Language Learning
Busan University of  Foreign Studies
TESOL Grad &  Teacher Training Program
a COOL Course 
(Collaborative Open Online Learning)
Group Site:

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Interactive Videos

 Other interactive tools:  QuizbeanViziaVideo Ant,  iSpring

: Create an interactive video and post it on your blog

Friday, June 19, 2020

Reading Resources & Digital Storytelling

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.

From:   Reading Resources  &   Digital Storytelling Guide 

----Abridged Lists---
Storybuilding Tools
Make your own comics and animations
Storytelling Podcasts
Sources of Books/Reading Materials
    Excellent resource for younger students learning to read

High-Interest sources of reading material for students

Monday, June 15, 2020

Social Networking + Social Credit System

Social Networking

Take a look at the Social Networking Guide . 
You can also watch thee sightly outdated the Social Networking Screencast.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.

Before the end of our first hour, please listen to one version of Planet Money's podcast on :
China's Social Credit System

9 minute version 
20 minute version

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Week#14 - Things to Share/Explore

Graphic Organizers   and   Mind Mapping

Guide to Graphic Organizers and Mind Mapping Tools

Hyesuk's Mindmeister

Create your own custom sets

TTP Vocab: BkZAZ6Jp8 
(템플릿 좋음, 3D, 다 무료)
Youngjoo's Demo

Bookmark It
Chrome exension for adding comments to YouTube videos Guide video

Riddles, Logic Games, and Puzzles
Favorite Puzzle Making Site
  Discover Education Puzzlemaker

Others  (from the Activity Guide)

Video Download

SFW (not NSFW): - Download from multiple video hosting sites

More from the Video Guide

Mindfulness Resources

Mindfulness in Education

Ways to Embrace Mindfulness at School

Mindfulness Resources


Sunday, May 10, 2020

Week#11 - Video Production & Copyright-friendly Media

Michael Wesch is a professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University.   I first became aware of his YouTube videos in 2007 when I was webcasting away at EdTechTalk.  They look ancient now, but at the time, his 'The Machine is Us/ing Us and A Vision of Students Today were pretty cutting edge. 

In any event, he just published a video with some useful ideas and resources for teachers who are producing videos for online learning.

I encourage you to check out (at least the first seven minutes) of
What Professors Can Learn from YouTubers

Our goal this week:  Gather some 'go to' sites for finding copyright-friendly materials that can be used in our teaching - online and off. Please check out and review some of the sites below and suggest others by commenting.

Copyright-friendly sources of video, audio, & images mentioned in his video
Sites mentioned in's Copyright & Fair Use for Educators 



Friday, May 8, 2020

Reference, Grammar Checkers, and Text Analyzers

Sentence Analyzers

Grammar Checkers

Other Reference Tools

General Service List
The original General Service List o2000 words was created in 1953 by Michael West and this is used by most graded readers in the development of their level system.
This list includes the list of 300 sight words which cover 50~70% of most texts.
(Dolch Sight WordAbout   Word Lists)

The New General Service Lisis an updated version that includes 2818 words. It is a "list of the most important high-frequency words useful for second language learners of English, ones which gives the highest possible coverage of English texts with the fewest words possible."

NGSL Quizlets
50 word blocks here
100 word blocks here
560 word blocks here
    • The most common vocabulary size for foreign test-takers is 4,500 words
    • Foreign test-takers tend to reach over 10,000 words by living abroad
    • Foreign test-takers learn 2.5 new words a day while living in an English-speaking country

    Monday, May 4, 2020

    Week#10 TW/TILL To Do Lists

    The 'Already Done' (hopefully) List

    TILL Skills

    Currently Serving...

    • Use Diigo to bookmark sites of interest from the audio and video guides.
    • Use a screencapture tool like Debut, Screencastify, Zoom, Ocam, or Screencast-o-matic to record a screencast and post it to YouTube or your blog.
    • Register at, create a Voki chatbot, and post it on your blog.
    • Voki Screencast Guide here
    • Create an mp3 file and post and embed it on your blog. 
    • This can be your voice recorded with Audacity or a text to speech recording of something like ‘Hey Jeff, I know how to make an audio recording of a 'text to speech' sentence. Pretty cool, eh?” (see Audio Guide)
    Earlier Trips to the Buffet
    On the Horizon Tasks

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Week#8: Audio, Video & Presentations


    Wondering how to publish a Google Presentation on a blog?
    Check out the Google Presentations Guide

    Looking for other sources of online presentations?
    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. 


    Things to do/try
      •  Explore the audio-related sites listed in the AUDIO GUIDE.  Use Diigo to bookmark at 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
      • Play with speech recognition. Google Doc Voice Typing and/or Google Translate
      • 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 to your Drive and use the 'special code' to embed
                  an audio player on your blog
        -  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 somewhre else 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).


      Look at  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
      Optional Tasks

      Monday, April 6, 2020

      Marco Polo Experiment & Nearpod Add-on

      Google Slides Nearpod Add-on for Chrome  (from the G Suite Marketplace)

      Links to Group chats will be shared in class.
      When installing, there is no need to grant access to contacts.

      Sunday, March 29, 2020

      Learning Management Systems / Screencasting

      Learning Management Systems

         Presentation Guide: Intro to Google Classrom
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        Demo Course TILL:  ofl6bwd