Life hacks

Life hacks

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A recipe for app smashing

Using subtitles for supported listening

Subtitling

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Applying pixelation to protect visual identification

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Using Creative Commons

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.

pdfUsing Creative Commons

 

Self evaluation through video

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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.

Video language pals

pdfVideo pals

 

 

Students practice the L2 by speaking to other students from abroad through Skype, Hangout or other telecollaborative tools. Two students, one from Spain and another one from the USA (English-Spanish L1 &L2), speak half of the time in English, another half in Spanish and sometimes they use code switching when they do not know specific vocabulary, so they help each other. They talk about different things (food, Xmas, what they do at school, in their free time, favourite films and books, etc). At the end of their talk, they provide feedback about this activity.