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2012 Open CALL Resources for the 4 Skill Areas

This presentation accompanies a handout at http://tinyurl.com/opencall4skill on free Web resources for language learning

Daniel Craig

on 29 November 2012

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Transcript of 2012 Open CALL Resources for the 4 Skill Areas

Open CALL Resources
for the 4 Skill Areas
2012 Image by: Markus Koljonen iki.fi/markus.koljonen Reading Listening Writing Speaking Social Networks Open Courseware What to do? Wilbert Baan
http://flic.kr/p/9sK9yH Mika Hiironniemi
http://flic.kr/p/41xp8a Dimitris Papazimouris
http://flic.kr/p/4MzWq3 David Domingo
http://flic.kr/p/9BP2J Tom Magliery
http://flic.kr/p/3V99c8 Damián Navas
http://flic.kr/p/9ksxQa Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) There are many definitions of CALL, but I like the broadest one; the use of computer technologies to facilitate learning.

The greatest benefit of current technologies for language learners is the facility of communication through text, voice, and video.

Today, I'll show you a number of these technologies, and we will discuss how they can be used in your classrooms. What should I consider when designing instruction? 1. Begin with your learning objectives, not with a technology.

What needs to be learned?
Would technology aid this?

2. Only use a technology when it adds value to an instructional intervention.

Authentic texts/contexts (newspapers, television, etc.)
Convenience What is "Open"? "Open" started off as a process for developing software, but it has become so much more.
Educational resources
Business models Here, I use "open" to refer to any number of opensource, free, "freemium", and creative commons resources Want to check out what the folks at MIT are learning? Checkout http://ocw.mit.edu.

This Listening, Speaking, & Pronunciation course (http://goo.gl/HIZcL) is open to all. The Web was made for text. As a teacher, you have to think of it as your personal library.

Whether you are looking for instructional materials or authentic materials, you can find nearly anything online. News & Books Current events are best followed on the Internet
Breaking News English (http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/) Cartoons MangaReader.net (http://www.mangareader.net/) Karaoke http://flic.kr/p/9cKVjq KaraokeParty (http://www.karaokeparty.com) Blogs ESL Blog (http://www.infosquares.com/eslblog) The number of services focusing on audio and video content have exploded in recent years. In addition to TV shows and movies, there are also services that provide instructional materials and pronunciation aids to complement the A/V. Lesson Sites These are sites that contain not only listening materials, but also instructional materials.

Listen a Minute (http://listenaminute.com/) Podcasts Podcasts are simply audio files (usually .mp3) that reside on the Web. Most of these can be downloaded onto .mp3 and multimedia players (iPod). Many exist for language learning, but 1000s of others exist for all the topics under the sun.

ESLpod (http://www.eslpod.com) Video Sites English Central (http://www.englishcentral.com/) Stories MeeGenius (http://www.meegenius.com/) Dictation & Text-to-Speech Dictation is normally the writing down of spoken text, but I also include spoken re-telling with Chuala below.
Listen and Write (http://www.listen-and-write.com/) Again, the Web was made for text and it has gotten much easier to publish in recent years. The Web used to be seen as a place for consuming, but it is now also a place for the average user to produce. Comics & Animation I can't think of a more fun way to play with written language than captioning comics and writing scripts

Make Beliefs Comics (http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/): Comic creator. Blogs & Microblogging Blogger (http://www.blogger.com) Chat Pen Pals The old-fashioned pen pal is now electronic.

ePals (http://www.epals.com/) Discussion Forums Yuku (http://www.yuku.com) Collaborative Writing Whether you want students to collaborate at the same time (synchronously) or at different times (asynchronously), these are some great tools for you and your students.

Wikispaces (http://www.wikispaces.com) Speaking is still one of the most difficult things to do online, but new technologies and ideas are making it easier than ever. VoIP & Voice Chat Many services enable people to speak
to others around the world at low or
no cost.

Skype (http://www.skype.com)
Google Hangouts (http://hangouts.google.com Podcasts Podcasts aren't just for listening to. You and your students can also make them. Other I didn't know how to categorize these.

English Central (http://www.englishcentral.com/): Features pronunciation practice as well as videos. We shouldn't forget social networks. Some are general, like Facebook and others were made for specific purposes, such as language learning

Facebook (http://www.facebook.com) Thanks for Listening Presentation by Daniel Craig Contact Information: dan@danielcraig.com
@seouldaddy (Twitter)
http://www.danielcraig.com Rupert Ganzer
http://flic.kr/p/7zbtEF Presented by:
Daniel Craig
Sangmyung University Daniel Henríquez
http://flic.kr/p/4yVPgx Open Content.org (http://opencontent.org) Open Courseware Consortium (http://ocwconsortium.org/) Voice of America Special English section (http://www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home) National Public Radio (NPR) (http://www.npr.org/) Books are increasingly available online.
Google Books (http://books.google.com/) International Children’s Digital Library (http://en.childrenslibrary.org/) Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org/) MangaFox (http://www.mangafox.com/) Online Comics (http://www.onlinecomics.net) EFL Classroom 2.0 Kids Karaoke Korner (http://goo.gl/mi8SS) BBC Learning English Blog (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish) ELLLO - English Listening Library Online (http://www.elllo.org/) Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab (http://www.esl-lab.com) Grammar Girl (http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com) The Daily English Show (http://a4esl.org/tdes) Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals (http://www.moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.com/) ESL Video.com (http://www.eslvideo.com) dot Sub (http://dotsub.com/) Repeat after Us (http://www.repeatafterus.com) Online Audio Stories (http://www.onlineaudiostories.com/) Chuala (http://www.chuala.com): Spoken dictionary with pronunciation recording and comparison. Text-to-speech allows you to type dialogue into an editor and then the computer will "speak" it.
iSpeech (http://www.ispeech.org/) Read the Words (http://www.readthewords.com/) The Super Hero Squad Show (http://superherosquad.marvel.com/cyoc): Comic creator with Marvel characters. Devolver (http://www.dfilm.com/live/home.html): Animated movie. Go!Animate (http://goanimate.com): Animated Movie Sample (http://goo.gl/8hXPq) WordPress (http://wordpress.com) Tumblr (http://www.tumblr.com/) Posterous (http://www.posterous.com) Twitter (http://www.twitter.com) Me2Day (http://me2day.net/): This is a Korean microblogging service owned by Naver. InterPals (http://www.interpals.net/) Tangler (http://www.tangler.com) UsingEnglish (http://www.usingenglish.com/forum) English Club (http://www.englishclub.com/esl-forums) WetPaint (http://www.wetpaint.com) Google Docs (http://docs.google.com) Gtalk (http://talk.google.com) MSN Messenger (http://explore.live.com/) Yahoo! Messenger (http://messenger.yahoo.com/) VoiceThread (http://www.voicethread.com): Students can create or respond to pictures, audio, or text presentations. LiveMocha (http://www.livemocha.com): Social network focused on language learning italki (http://www.italki.com): Social network focused on language learning. Presentation handout available at
http://tinyurl.com/opencall4skill Watch out for the MOOCs! Search for more open courses: Massively Open Online Courses Not much is available for language learners or teachers yet, but the movement is growing with these companies leading the way. Coursera (http://coursera.org)
EdX (http://edx.org)
Udacity (http://udacity.com) The English Blog (http://jeffreyhill.typepad.com) Google Talk (http://www.google.com/talk)
Facebook (http://www.facebook.com)
NateOn (http://nateonweb.nate.com/)
Kakao Talk (http://www.kakao.com) Voxopop (http://www.voxopop.com)
SoundCloud (http://soundcloud.com)
Vocaroo (http://vocaroo.com) Blip.tv (http://www.blip.tv)
Ustream (http://www.ustream.tv)
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