20 WebCam Activities for EFL ESL Students

Nik Peachey

Here are some links to useful free video communication tools that you could use for these activities. EyeJot is another simple video email app which also has a mobile version. Oovoo is a Skype competitor which also enables the recording of video interviews by capturing both interviewer and interviewee. Chinese - video dictation - whispers - Use the video email feature to record a short text. You can find more video related activities for EFL ESL here.

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New Posted Resources 12/04/2009

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The Essential Tools For The Connected Teacher-Part 4

The Web20Classroom

First, a video. And now you can upload video. The Digital Classroom-Animoto is a guide I created, walking users through the sign-up process and through the creation of the first video. Over the past 3 weeks we have examined the tools that I think are essential for the connected teacher. So far we have looked at Tools For Communication , Tools For Student Collaboration and Tools for Professional Collaboration.

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Edublog Award Thank You!

The Web20Classroom

There were so many awesome blogs, Tweeps, social networking services, audio and video sites that were nominated. I did a short video this morning expressing my gratitude. Last night was the Edublog Awards Ceremony. It was a wonderful experience to join Steve Hargadon, Sue Waters, and everyone else in Elluminate to hear the winners announced. If you have not already, head over to the Awards Site and check out all the nominees. You are bound to find some really awesome things!

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Winner of the Smart Software Contest Announced

The Web20Classroom

Pleasant Elementary in Ontario, Canada submitted a great video on how his students use Smart Products everyday. A while back I had the chance to give away over $1400 in Smartech Software. The competition was stiff and the decision was tough. Dustin Carson from Mt. Congratulations to Dustin and to all that entered! SmartBoard. Smarttech

The PLN Is Powerful.

The Web20Classroom

A while back I did a video about what my PLN Means To Me Several people have also made videos about their PLN, all of them worth a look. So if you have someone who is a "PLN Doubter" show them this list, play them a video and all the other comments then ask if they really see the value in going it alone.

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New Posted Resources 12/05/2009

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Learn how to utilize it in your classroom with free videos, activities and more from CDW-G and Discovery Education. Prestwick Cafe: Building Something New: There’s Always Demolition Required tags : change , favorite Web 2.0 is highly interactive, accessible and collaborative. tags : web2.0 , resources , favorite Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here

New Posted Resources 12/17/2009

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A Common Sense Approach To Internet Safety

The Web20Classroom

Google and Common Sense Media make that job a little easier with the video I have embedded below. The video also speaks directly to kids, telling them why it''s important to keep their information private and how to do it. you might could use this video. As educators, no matter our title, we are all responsible for teaching kids about the right and wrong ways to use the vast resource known as The Internet.

Web 2.0 Tools That Will Break Through Next Year, With Your Help

The Web20Classroom

Once set up you can make free PC-to-PC calls with voice and/or video. You can also do conference calls with several people (although you can''t do video with more than 2 people). You can post videos from class. Social Media and Web 2.0 Tools made huge inroads in education this year. From the Twitter explosion to Animoto to Google Apps there were several success stories of various tools making their way into the classroom for learning.

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Google Tools For The New Year

The Web20Classroom

Here is a short video on how it works: There is a huge amount of information stored on each Living Stories page like quotes, multimedia, important characters, and more, all, linked out so you can find more information. You can attach links, even a You Tube video to further explain and open it up to feedback, ideas and suggestions. Everyone has got one. A Year in Review.

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It's Great And All, But What About My Privacy?

The Web20Classroom

Here is the Official Video with some pretty cool examples. One of Google''s core missions is to catalog and categorize the world''s knowledge. They are well on their way with their in-depth search products, real-time search , book search , product search and more. But now they want to make it easier for anyone with a camera and a cellphone to know more about, well, whatever is around them. Introducing Google Goggles.

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New Posted Resources 11/24/2009

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What Do You Mean I Can't Twitter?

The Web20Classroom

Persons caught taking photos, video, or audio recordings with any device or transmitting such information with any device will be escorted out of the hall or rooms and not be allowed room re-entry. This morning I read a great post from Steve Wheeler over at his blog, Learning With ''e''s. The post deals with a ban of social media during the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Society Cell Biology.

The Edublog Awards

The Web20Classroom

These awards celebrate "the achievements of edubloggers, twitterers, podcasters, video makers, online communities, wiki hosts and other web based users of educational technology." Its that time of year again for the Annual Edublog Awards. Here are my nominations: Best Teacher Blog- Philly Teacher - Mary Beth Hertz is a Computer Science Teacher in an elementary school in West Philadelphia. She writes about technology, teaching, and the blending of the two in her classroom and school.

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Getting Video Tasks Online

Nik Peachey

I've been aware of 280Slides for some time now, but haven't really tried to use it much as I'm a very keen user of Keynote on my MAC, but this week I was looking around for ways to get video type lessons online and discovered what an incredibly easy and useful tool 280Slides is for this. It's really easy to import and embed video into you presentation. Find your video and double click it and there it is in the the presentation. presentation project work video

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Jing Video Tutorials

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Jing is a free tool from TechSmith that allows you to capture the screen on your computer to create a video tutorial. You do have to record your voice to narrate your video tutorial, but after a little practice this becomes more comfortable. Here is a Jing tutorial created to demonstrate how to upload a PowerPoint slide to a shared GoogleDoc Presentation. To learn more about Jing, go to Jing, by TechSmith

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Learning and Reflecting with Video

A Principal's Reflections

I remember like it was yesterday when I began blogging back in 2009. In my quest to practice what I preach and grow, I have begun to utilize video as a means to articulate ideas, share my learning, and openly reflect. When you think about the potential video has to articulate a message, it makes sense to harness its power. YouTube is now the world’s second-largest search engine, and a one-minute video equates to almost 1.8

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Google Teacher Academy Video Application

The Electric Educator

I spent most of today working on a one minute video as part of my application for the 2009 Google Teacher Academy in Boulder, Colorado. Creating a 1 minute video may be one of the most difficult video projects I have ever done! I will be officially submitting my video sometime tomorrow. application video google google teacher academy innovation

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10 Teacher Development Task for Web 2.0 Tools

Nik Peachey

I will also be hosting a teacher development week using and discussing these tasks and the related tools from 7th to 15th December 2009 on the SEETA Moodle site: [link] so by all means come along for that if you want to share ideas and learn a bit more together. 10 Tasks to help teachers develop their use of learning technology Task 1 This task explores the use of TokBox , a synchronous and asynchronous video conferencing and communication tool.

Can Music Aid Memory of Text?

Nik Peachey

Related links: Karaoke with a Social Network Transcribed Videos for EFL ESL Great New Karaoke Site Another Great New Karaoke Site Music related activities for students Best Nik Peachey. This is a really interesting site that I spotted a little while back. The site was inspired by the late great John Cage , one of the most revolutionary composers of the last century.

Using Wise Quotes with EFL ESL Students

Nik Peachey

Here's a video showing how you can use it. I've always found wise (and sometimes not so wise) quotes really useful, both within the classroom with students and as a way of introducing a topic when writing materials. I've used lots of different websites to find quotes over the years, but iWise is certainly about to become my new favourite as it seems to have taken wise quotes to a new level.

Prezi: Online Presentations with a Twist

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

You can embed videos and images, create links, and have a lot of fun creating and viewing Prezi presentations. Prezi is an online presentation tool that''s quite exciting, and certainly a welcome change of pace to the traditional slideshow. Prezi abandons the concept of using slide after slide to display bulleted text, and instead uses one giant canvas to hold all of the content. Viewers follow a path set by the author to explore chunks of information, and zoom in to take a closer look.

Creating an Online Journal for CPD

Nik Peachey

Related links: A Complete EFL Teacher Training Course Online Using wikis for teacher development Create your own social network 7 steps Three Views of the Future of English Language Teaching Teachers' Stories ELT classroom videos Social Networks and the Web 2.0

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Revising Short Texts and Syntax on IWB

Nik Peachey

Here's a short video showing you how to use it. You can download a copy of the video here and copy suitable for iPod here. WordMagnets is a really useful tool that students can either use alone on a computer, or that you can use in class with a projector or IWB. WordMagnets is a simple tool that allows you to paste text into a field and then click a couple of times to change the text into word tiles a little like fridge magnets that you can drag and rearrange.

Using Online Sticky Noticeboards

Nik Peachey

The sticky notes are quite simple, you just add some text and you can either link to an image, a video or a web page. We can create video tasks and get students to post responses to the wall by leaving it open for everyone to contribute. You can use the wall to collect and share resources like this one on IELTS You could use the wall to set up video or image based activities. Here's a video activity that I have set up for teachers based around a Mr Bean Video.

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9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

To see it in action, view the video below: The possibilities for exchange programs, 21st century pen pals, and language classes are endless. It has been great watching the stream of potential uses for Google Wave roll in. I wish that I had more than nine invitations to give out! Here are what I believe to be the best potential uses of Google Wave. Some are ideas for specific classroom lessons while others are big picture concepts.

Brainstorm and Debate Collaboratively

Nik Peachey

Related links: Create your own social network 7 steps How to create a wiki Using wikis with EFL students Using wikis for teacher development Online Video: As Communication Sending Bubble Joy to your EFL / ESL Students Microblogging for EFL with Plurk Great Video Commenting Tool Video conferencing for EFL Best Nik Peachey. This morning I spotted Solvr on MakeUseOf and decided to give it a try.

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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: Video Edchats Through FlipGrid

Teacher Reboot Camp

Back in August of 2009 I created and organized #Edchat in a dm conversation with Tom Whitby. In his interview, Matt explains how he uses Flipgrid , a video discussion tool, to engage teachers worldwide in weekly educational chats about a topic. The teachers join the discussion by posting thoughts through a webcam video.

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Glogs as Curriculum Launchers

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

In this case a glog is used as a curriculum launcher, to help build background knowledge through video, and guide student learning. Glogs seem to have many uses in the world of education. It includes a WebQuest for differentiated learning opportunities for students, and a Google Earth Lit Trips to provide students with visual experiences to enrich the reading.

Safely Blogging with Students

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Blogging and Video Teachers often ask for my assistance in posting videos for students to watch on their blogs. This is easy to do, but I''d like to suggest that this method of sharing video is most likely only useful to highlight the occasional, really special video because streaming within our district has it''s limitations indeed. Remember, do not stream this video in your building with multiple people.

Top 10 Social Networking Guidelines for Educators Who Wish to Keep Their Career Intact

EdTechSandyK

10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know [link] How To Be Safe Online (MySpace) CBS News Video [link] MySpace Safety Tips and Settings [link] 2. Keeping Face on Facebook: CBS News Video [link] Everyone Video from the Ad Council [link] 3. NOTE: I published a brief follow-up to this post in August 2009. Above List Copyright ©2009 All Rights Reserved.

Ready to Wave? Invitations Available Here!

The Electric Educator

Watch the overview video of Google Wave embedded below. Post a comment with an idea for a potential use of Google Wave (Include your email address or Twitter ID in the post) On October 22, 2009 I will select the nine best ideas and send you an invitation to join the wave! 21, 2009** I have been following the comments to this post closely. 22, 2009. I was excited to receive an invitation email to join the Google Wave today.

Ready to Wave? Invitations Available Here!

The Electric Educator

Watch the overview video of Google Wave embedded below. Post a comment with an idea for a potential use of Google Wave (Include your email address or Twitter ID in the post) On October 22, 2009 I will select the nine best ideas and send you an invitation to join the wave! 21, 2009** I have been following the comments to this post closely. 22, 2009. I was excited to receive an invitation email to join the Google Wave today.

ISO: The Perfect Pocket Video Cam - Must have Jack & Swivel!

The Daring Librarian

Finding the best flip style pocket video camera has been never ending search of mine for years. Ahhh yes, the perfect school pocket video cam - one that kids & teachers can take on field trips, use for vlogging, TV Studio production, school special events, classroom presentations and for quick multimedia production. This handy pocket video camera seems to have the best of the Flip.AND that one thing that we''ve been waiting for!

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