Technology as a gateway and window to opportunity

The following was first prepared for the Annual Conference for Teachers of English, June 2010, in Santiago and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, but is now intended as a gateway to information about technology and education in general. -TL

Linked outline

Voice tools: Record students' voices online

Ones I've used

Voxopop message boards online (registration required) (Chinswing became Voxopop)
(Webheads' example)

Audacity (with Lame mp3 encoder)

Sign up for Posterous account to display/show audio
examples
My attempt
Others:
podomatic, free, lets you add pictures and text
gabcast (only 5 min. free)
Voicethread
Handybits (free software)
blip.fm - make your own radio station
Vaestro
Voki
[ Example (in Spanish) ]

Use photos successfully

Photo storage
Bubbleshare
Flickr
Fotopic

Pictures for teachers
New Life Photo Archive
Images4Education Ning
webtools4educators
Using Glogster- making posters

Making posters out of pictures
Picnik

Picture projects
[ Walls Talking (Graffiti project) ]

Text-to-picture

Weboword- putting words into pictures
Thinkature- diagram ideas
Word Sift- make pictures out of text
Wordle

Use video

Make movies
Facebook
iMovie, or Windows MovieMaker
Mobatalk, conversation studio
Animoto (turns pictures to movies) (free for educators)
[ how-to- J.P. ][ how-to, A. F. ]
Class movies
[ Our movie -In your face ]
[ Juvenile 7 Breaking News- Carla ]

Video sharing sites
YouTube
Vimeo

Use Skype

Skype
Record Skype
Evoca- Skype call recording (not free)
Tutorials
Skype video tutorial
Skype in the classroom, tutorial
My own experience

Use web conferencing

ooVoo, videoconferencing
elluminate
wiziq
dimdim

Use 3D or Second Life

Second Life
What is Second Life?
Teresa's SL resource
SLExperiments, teachers' community
weblin - make your own avatar

Use microblogging or social networking

Twitter
[Twitter in the classroom]
Facebook
Flock.com
Edmodo, free microblogging for students & teachers
[ About using Edmodo, J.P. ]

Use weblogs & wikis successfully

Weblogs
Weblog workshop, ICDA
Blogging wikispace

Wikis
Wikimatrix- wikimatrix- compare them all
how-to:
[ J.P. ]
Examples:
[Casa TJ, Brazil ]
[ Rita's wiki- sharing culture ]
[ wia-in-denver ]
[ Tech in Learning Wiki (TESOL '09) ]

Make Quizzes

Hot Potatoes, free to non-profits
Marmo's Javascript templates
E. L. Easton's quizmaking page
Charles Kelly's Multiple-Choice HTML Quiz Generator with other useful links for quiz generation
Discovery.com's quiz page (make quizzes or class list projects)
Script-O quiz maker
Quia (makes webpages and quizzes, not free)
[example]

Use SurveyMonkey and other survey tools

Survey Monkey
[Example]
Survey gizmo
99 polls

Make Cloze Tests

Cloze online
Virtual Language Centre (Hong Kong) ClozeMaker
Free cloze-making software

Make Crosswords

Hot Potatoes, includes crossword puzzle making software
Puzzlemaker, includes Word Finds
Crossword Centre resources

Use text-to-speech software

Voki
Article on text-to-speech applications (D. Gonzalez)
Jott.com- voicemail into text, free

Find Other Resources

Edutech resources (recommended)
boxoftricks.net
Penzu, private journal
tikatok: Kids write and create their own books
Use Ruth Vilmi's Xercise engine
Rubistar, makes rubrics
Use an online gradebook (PC only)
Use Wimba to have voice e-mail
diigo, social bookmarking
CALL-IS Diigo site
TESOL 09 Presentation, Tech in learning
The English Classroom Revisited, Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Other Toolboxes

Webheads' Wall of tools
Nik Peachey's Wall of Tools
Cool tools for schools

Professional development communities

Twitter directory of ELT professionals (login req'd)
Web2 class for Digiteaching
4Teachers.org (en espanol)

Young Learners

Brazilbridges

Plain English Tutorials

Social bookmarking in Plain English

Conference links:
[ ACTE 2009 weblog (made at the conference) ]
[ Using weblogs to integrate writers into target communities ]
[ Original plenary ]
[ Actual plenary ]
[ Pictures ]
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