Locating appropriate images or content for teaching and sharing our own resources can lead to difficulties if you are unaware of ownership rights. Creative Commons licensing provides an effective way to assert ownership internationally without preventing re-use. This brief guide will help you to become an Open Educational Practitioner.
Using Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker tool, an existing video clip is repurposed for language learning by overlaying speech bubbles with text.
Mozilla no longer support this tool but Wikimedia is going to support it going forward.
Created by beginner students of Mandarin in Higher Education, this role play scenario is performed in a location that is appropriate to the content, helping increase the authenticity of the task.
Video editing suitable for those people who are shy to speak in front of the camera. They can use images, written texts, their voices, puppets or any other resource to create a video clip about anything.
Students use any video recording device to video record each other in a class activity. Later they watch the video at home, transcribe their speech and fill in a self-evaluation form. Strengths and weaknesses from their performances are highlighted and discussed in the following class. Self evaluation, critical thinking and constructive criticism are some of the skills practiced within this activity.
A video produced by young children of different ages during a recreational activity in Italian and English. The task was simply to listen and sing along with songs but actually this practice can be used in various ways within the language classroom.