December, 2008

Learning technology teacher development blog: Online Video: For Language Development

Nik Peachey

skip to main | skip to sidebar. Learning technology teacher development blog. Tips, resources and teaching materials for EFL and ESL teachers. Tuesday, 16 December 2008. Online Video: For Language Development. There are now a number of online video sharing communities that are specifically designed to support the development of language and communication skills. These websites dont just provide us with video content, but also the tools to help us make authentic video accessible to learners.

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Wiiboard Software

The Electric Educator

Turing a Nintendo Wii controler into a smartboard is a relatively simple process. Here is what you need. Nintendo Wii controler (Note: you do NOT need to have the Wii system. A controler can be purchased for about $50). Blue tooth enabled PC (if you don''t have built in bluetooth on your PC, you can purchase a bluetooth adapter for as little as $8, although I would recommend spending a bit more for higher functionality) 3.


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A River of Images

Nik Peachey

I love the power of images and their adaptability for teaching, so I can't say that I'm upset to be almost overwhelmed with really great tools for exploiting Flickr at the moment. The latest of these is Flickriver , an incredibly simple Flickr search tool that creates an endless webpage (just keep scrolling and the page keeps getting longer!) of Flickr images based around either a search term or whatever it finds interesting on the particular day you visit the site.

Online Video: What does it have to offer teachers and learners?

Nik Peachey

This series of postings are the result of a training presentation I was asked to deliver for Moroccan teachers of English in Kinitra on 15th December 08. To prepare the session I looked back at many of the postings from my blogs over the last 18 months and thought about some of the changes that have been taking place in the way online video sharing has developed. I've split the materials from the session into four sections.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Online Video: As Knowledge Resource

Nik Peachey

Since the birth of YouTube, the web has seen huge growth in the availability and quality of user generated online video. With just a simple webcam, or a digital camera or camcorder it is now possible for teachers and students to create and share their knowledge and experience of a vast range of topics. It's also possible for them to access a global pool of knowledge and experience from cultures all over the world.

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Online Video: Authentic Genres

Nik Peachey

Over the past few years video sharing websites have become increasingly specialised, bringing about the development of different 'genres' of video sharing sites. As online video increasingly competes with TV this has also brought about the development of genres of 'micro shows'. These are complete episodes of shows that take place within 2 - 5 mins.

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Seven Things You Don't Need to Know About Me

Nik Peachey

I have been tagged by Gavin Dudeney for the ‘Seven Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me’ thing… So here are my seven things: 1. My first teaching job was in a prison. While I was studying music at Dartington College of Arts I heard that they were looking for a guitar teacher and a nearby prison. I got the job and spent two years visiting a group of inmates each week and trying to teach them to play Blues.

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Blog Creation

The Electric Educator

I opened this blog on my Christmas vacation because I am free from the tyranny of grading and lesson planning! The intention of this blog is to record the use of technology in my classroom. I am doing this in part for my own benefit so that I can review what I have done and for the benefit of others so that they might take my ideas for further use and improvement. Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I always appreciate feedback on my posts.

What can a wiiboard do for me?

The Electric Educator

Over the summer, I came across this video by Johnny Chung Lee. This video gained a huge following amongst the ed tech crowd. Johnny Lee''s stated goal is to make technology more accessible by discovering new functions for everyday technology. The wiiboard is just one of the projects that Lee is working on. I am amazed at his ingenuity and creativity. Watch the video below to see the wiiboard in action.

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Award Nomination

The Electric Educator

My mentor teacher nominated me for the Michigan Science Teacher Association''s "Teacher of Promise Award". I am very honored to by the nomination and grateful for the time that was spent on my behalf. I spent a large part of this past week completing the application sent to me by the MSTA. It was long! In additional to listing my teaching experience, published work, conferences attended, and grants received, I had to write an essay on my teaching philosophy.

Wii Board

The Electric Educator

This year, one of my primary projects has been the creation of the Wii smartboard first created by Johnny Lee Chung. This technology allows teachers to create a smartboard for a fraction of the cost of a commercial product such as the ones sold by Smar t. First, I readily admit that the Wiiboard is not for everyone. Although it costs only a fraction of what a commercial smartboard would cost, it requires a lot of fiddling and trial and error.