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.
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.
Video created by Language School PELICAN in Czech Republic as one of
the POOLS-3 Project outputs.
Using video in class should include pre and post viewing activities.
Before viewing you can ask students to predict key expressions or
brainstorm vocabulary. During viewing a tick list could be used to help
keep track of the language. Follow-up activities should encourage
students to use the information they have gathered and to explore
concepts or ideas contained in the video. A large variety of strategies are
available as post-viewing activities. These strategies can serve to
consolidate and extend learning.
This video demonstrates how language learners can use the TOOLS project dictionary tool. The project was funded by the EU.
Computer Assisted Language Learning can particularly help for teaching the less widely taught languages. Use of a computer or mobile apps can increase access to resources and tools but learning design should always include a range of activities. Exploring vocabulary in this way can help learners to take control of their learning and construct meaning themselves.
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.
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.
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.
Created with a group of asylum seekers (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sub Saharan Africa) within a task based language (Italian as L2) learning programme. Learners briefly present themselves to the video camera: who they are, where they come from, what they can do and what they like to do. As preparation, the learners can organise the presentation in a written form.
A modern dictionary for a modern audience through video for all. Learners create a video about a word or expression of their choice using signs, written examples in context, providing a definition of the word, acting to illustrate the word in context or describing what a word means to them, illustrating it with personal experiences.
Students created a video to promote their language and culture.This video encourages people to speak Basque and not set it aside. Teachers in the video encourage everyone to speak Basque at school, with friends and with the family and to enjoy speaking that language. Besides launching this message, they are celebrating Ikastola’s Day. Every year, the Basque community create a new video with the same topic.