Creative collages

Creative collages is about bringing words (written and spoken) together in a modern style video production. Students can type words, cut out printed words, create their own words, put them together on top of each other, combine them with other materials. At the same time words / sentences can be recorded and combined with the images. These ideas work well in conjunction with the art lesson.

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Role playing an exam scenario

In this example the teacher is using a simple tool called Present.Me to act out a part of an exam. In this example we can see a teacher working with a student but this could easily be two students working together. The questions have been written into PowerPoint and uploaded into the system and then the voice and webcam has been added to a the PowerPoint. The tool is very easy to use.

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Recording a presentation

In this example the student has been asked to create a PowerPoint presentation and then add their voice to it. The student used a free tool called MyBrainShark.com which allows students to upload video, PPT, Word docs, PDF files and much more and then add their voice. The resulting videos can then be shared or embedded. The tool is free and very easy to use.

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CLILstore: creating web content.

Step-by-step guide on how to embed a video-clip into an internet text page, add any text (or transcription) to the text page, link all the words of the text to an online dictionary, and link to other electronic practice exercises, such as Hot Potatoes. The CLIL store project was funded by the EU. The repository of existing units is open access, therefore, teachers or students wishing to use existing units do not have to register with the service before viewing or using the materials. The authoring interface has been designed to be user-friendly, however, new users are encouraged to read the step by step guides provided on the project website and if possible to avail of one of the many training workshops offered by the Tools team.

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Multilingual birds

A short cartoon to support children´s engagement in learning languages. It motivates children to learn, use and keep languages. It was produced by the project team of the Multilingual Families.

There are many online tools for creating simple animations such as this one. Enhancing speaking, writing and creative literacy skills is an important support to many aspects of learning. Animated videos offer a way to experiment and utilise these skills in a way that removes constraints caused by psychological barriers to production in L2 learners and minimize stress connected to productive skills as this instrument allows them to express contents confidently through cartoon characters.

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Hola Leo

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Hola Leo

 

 

Learners write and create a subject to narrate their experience in a foreign country. They write a script in the target language and shoot the mini-documentary in target language,  following the script that they wrote.   At the end they can subtitle the documentary in the mother tongue.   Alternatively, the video could be realized in the mother tongue  and subtitled in the target language. In this case the learning objectives are different.

 

Video for homework

 

Using an integrated video recording tool within his course page on a Moodle VLE, this Higher Education student has submitted a video assignment which was set for homework. The assignment set a topic which he reflected on, he prepared a script and then performed the response, recording it using his laptop webcam connecting through the virtual learning environment in his student room. Once he was happy with the recording, he was able to submit it for marking to his tutor.

Virtual acting skills

Machinima (filming in computer-generated environments) allows us to create recordings in simulated environments that would otherwise be too expensive to visit or to recreate settings populated by actors (using avatars) in order to capture or produce “real-life” situations. The real voices of the actors are used in the filming.  In this example great care has been taking with the scripting and post-production to create an interesting example of  a role-play scenario which is linguistically accessible to Italian language learners.

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