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Copy of Copy of Podcasts In Language Teaching
Transcript of Copy of Copy of Podcasts In Language Teaching
A podcast can be on any topic, and can include music and video. A podcast can last anything upwards of a few minutes to an hour or more. Podcasts can be authentic such as BBC radio shows (often downloadable as podcasts) or specially made for language learners. A podcast is an audio or video program (multimedia file) formatted to be played on a mobile device or a personal computer and made available for free or for purchase. Podcasts are shows, similar to radio or TV shows, that are produced by professionals or amateurs and posted to the Internet for download and listening or viewing. There are many podcast directories aimed specifically at teachers and learners of English:
http://www.esldesk.com/esl-links: Directory of different and multiple links to listen to and practice listening.
http://www.eltpodcast.com/ There are two main uses of podcasts in teaching.
Firstly, learners can listen to podcasts made by others and
Secondly, they can produce their own podcasts. How to create learner podcasts
Learner podcasts can consist of a series of short audio files, lasting from 10-20 seconds to several minutes, made by individual learners, or of longer podcasts, made by small groups. Step 1: Setting up a podcast page (Approximately 30 min.)
Use diplomatic at www.podomatic.com to create a podcast. To do this, it is necessary to use a computer, Internet connection, a microphone and speakers or a headset. Podcasts sites are extremely easy to use and no specialist technical knowledge is needed. The podcast page provides a website for learners to post their podcasts to. Step 2: Creating Learner podcasts (Approximately 45-60 min.)
In pairs or individually, learners prepare and rehearse a short text about a determined topic. As your teacher, tell them what information they need to include. It is important to allow learners time to rehearse their texts several times so that they feel confident about being recorded. Although, their podcasts should not be directly read out word by word, do allow learners to make notes to help them, as they feel it is important to be as accurate as possible. Step 3: Listening to learner podcasts (Approximately 45-60 min.)
In a subsequent class, put learners individually (or in pairs) with a computer and allow them to listen to all of their classmates’ podcasts. In a single computer classroom, the podcasts can be played one by one, via speakers. Tell learners to take notes on what they hear. Once all podcasts have been listened to, allow learners to compare notes in small groups. Step 4: Follow-up (3-4 subsequent lessons)
Once learners have produced one short podcast, and are familiar with the podcasting site and how to use it, they can start to produce regular podcasts on the topics which are covered in class. The more learners practice preparing podcast texts, rehearsing them and recording them, the more confident they will become, and the more natural their recordings will start to sound. In such a digital world, with high connectivity beacause of demanddriven learning, there is a need to expand our vision of pedagogy and follow the latest technological changes in educational field. There are major technological trends in the educational arena such as the diversification of learning tools , for example, web 2.0 tools. Podcasting and Youtube,
Voki, Vimeo Important transformations are underway in terms of how we live, work and learn.
“information age” or
“knowledge based society” The main premise of listening comprehension in the age of Web 2.0 is that
the opportunities are available in Web 2.0 make the learner-centered acquisition of skills in listening comprehension in a technology-mediated environment What is Voxopop? Listening comprehension is one of the most frustrating parts of the English/ESL learning process. People all around the world work hard to learn to read, write, and speak, but for a number of reasons, listening is something they never get the hang of (learn to manage). The ability to listen in English demands a special set of skills that cannot easily be taught.Fortunately, with dedication and good strategies, listening skills are relatively easy to develop, and it’s one of the quickest and surest ways to upgrade your listening comprehension It will also open the door to the vast world of English speaking media. I believe that we cannot even begin to imagine the changes that are going to take place as the two-way nature of the Internet begins to flower, and that even those of us who have spent time imagining this future will be astounded by what happens.
~ Steve Hargadon Podcast WatchKnowLearn Voxopop is web-based audio tool that enables you to create online recorded discussions which you can set up easily and which your learners can access easily and use in ways to really maximise spoken English practice. Use Voxopop in the classroom to...
create teacher and students introductions.
share prior knowledge covering a future topic in class.
discuss a topic covered in class. Why should it be used?
Students can develop their speaking, pronunciation and listening skills by sharing their voices.
Voxopop only requires any computer with Internet access, microphone and speakers. That’s all you need to have.
It is accessible from anywhere.
Watch, Know, Learn is a new, educational video library that would be managed collectively by practicing teachers using a wiki philosophy. WatchKnowLearn has a dedicated team of editors who provide oversight of the videos recommended by diverse user population. They are teachers and educational professionals who have spent many years studying their respective fields of interest.
WKL includes information and direct links about more than 32,000 “educational” videos from disparate sources around the web. The Vision behind WKN;
to provide a world-class, online domain on which educators can store, categorize, and rate the best,
to provide K – 12 educational videos on the Internet
to make this service FREE Anticipated problems in using it:
•It takes ages uploading after you record your voice.
•In class while a student is recording her voice, the others may laugh at him.
•Students may see voxopop just a game.
•Microphone may not work in the class. In the classroom the techers can
import whole categories, or specialized subcategories of WKL
make individual category pages members-only.
add notes and attachments to specific videos
start a calendar and assign students to watch certain videos
Voki is the avatar creating website that allows you to create customized (if not totally original) avatars that can be made to speak through recordings or typed text.
New look and feel/teacher and learner friendly
Voki lesson plan database
Email technical support
Vimeo is a U.S.-based video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos. VIMEO It differs largely from YouTube because of its “artsy” distinctiveness.YouTube is so huge that it encompasses everything you could point a camera at. Vimeo, on the other hand, is very much known specifically for creative artistry.It is often called as “the trailer park of the Internet.” Vimeo Plus
Vimeo Plus is an affordable way for you to take your Vimeo experience to the next level.
SD videos can be converted at higher quality. You get unlimited HD embed plays for free with your Plus account. Vimeo PRO
It has also the PRO account type for business and commercial use.
With Vimeo you have over the look and feel of any video you embed on your site – including what is shown on the video (title, creator, etc.), the size/dimensions of the player, the color of any text, etc.
Also, the quality of the video is much higher on Vimeo (free accounts can upload one HD video per month) and you are not limited to 10 minutes as you are on YouTube). Podclips are video clips that you download to view later on your video iPod. Video podcasts are also known as Vodcasts or PodClips. Podclips voxopop VOKI Voxopop talkgroups are a fun, engaging and easy-to-use way to help students develop their listening and speaking skills. They're a bit like message boards, but use voice rather than text and a have a specialised user interface. Once you configure your microphone for this web-based application, you are ready to log into a talkgroup and record your comments. You can set your talkgroup to "invitation only" and make this for educators. It is easy to use.
It can be used both in class and at home.
Students can learn from their peer.
It also increases the students’ confidence in terms of recording their voice create a podcast with your students
record class notes for students to review and
assess oral language skillspractice
collaborate on a storyline Web 2.0 tools are the indispensable parts of our technologically-driven classes, especially in listening comprehension activities. The best way to do this is through consistent, engaged, firsthand experience of the English language. It is a non-profit organization located in the Mid-South region of the USA, and is directed by Joe Thomas , Ph, launched in 2008. It allows teachers and students to create speaking avatars in a fun, stimulating and engaging way.
It allows students to express themselves on the internet in safety and confidently, as their real identities are hidden behind the avatar. The platform has grown to over 14 million members – most of them artists in film, animation, music and other works of art – who’ve been able to use Vimeo as a way to share and promote their work. Jake Lodwick Zach Klein 2004 50GB of storage Commercial videos busines video hosting needs HD embedding more control and freedom You Tube Vimeo A broader audience more control higher quality limited to 10 minutes
It is easy-to-use way to help students develop their listening and speaking skills. They're a bit like message boards, but you can use voice rather than text. voxopop
talkgroups fun and
engaging The features of Voki Free online discussion board Simple suggested by LLL programs Vodcasting, also called video podcasting or vlogging, adds video to the downloadable.
sound files podcast listeners are used to. VODCAST Download the video files is a simple matter of subscribing to a vodcast in one of the many freely available directory programs.
After downloading and saving them to a portable video player, users can choose when and where they want to watch the video, making them independent of television programming schedules. Step 1: Create a movie
Step 2: Compress the movie
Step 3: Put it on the server
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