Award Winning Presetation
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Training Course with Russell
Here are a few training videos to get you started. Don't forget to click on the resize button to make the videos full size.
Quizlet is a great tool for revising vocabulary and completely tool. A great tool for language teachers to show their students.
Whenever I present this to teachers, they are always so surprized. This video shows you how to search for images on Google which do not infringe copyright. It also shows you how to search for certain colours, types, sizes etc. It is just 5 minutes.
Mybrainshark is consistently one of the most popular tools on my website. Upload Powerpoint, documents, pictures, graphs and diagrams and then add your voice to them. Then share them on the web, share via email or embed into a website, Moodle, Blogger or something else. it is completely free so you can also get your students to use it too.
If you are a language teacher and you are looking for interesting ways of using video in your class, then this is a great resource. It is a website called VideoForAll and it provides ideas for over 50 practices for using video and also has a fabulous set of additional resources like a list of PhD thesis, a list of academic articles about video etc. It is really worth exploring Video For All.
Vocaroo is one of the simplest podcasting tools in the internet. This is fabulous. With just a click of the button, you can create a podcast and then share it via e-mail, embed it in a blog or wiki or download the recording. It really doesn't come any easier than this.
I am always surprized when I give presentations on Blogger. It offers so many great ways of working with your students and it is so easy to set up. You just need a google account ( like gmail or google+) and Blogger comes free. Set up a class blog for all your students, set up a teacher blog for other teachers to read or get your students to create blogs individually or in pairs of groups. This set of videos will get you up and running.
Students tend to use Google in a really basic way. This set of videos will show you some really useful tips about searching on Google including the Advanced Searches. You can pass on the tips to your students.