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ICT in the post-primary MFL classroom (collaborative project by the PDST, PPLI, and NCTE). Click here to view Irish teachers of modern foreign languages using ICTs in Irish post-primary schools.

Latest recommended tool - Voki

A useful tool that students enjoy which provides motivation andimproves confidence in oral skills.

Voki

Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.

Voki allows teachers and students to create speaking avatars in a fun, stimulating and engaging way. Although some initially find tools such as Voki of little educational value, upon closer inspection, teachers quickly realise that Voki allows students to express themselves on the internet in safety and confidently, as their real identities are hidden behind the avatar. Suddenly, with Voki, the shy become outspoken and the reticent assured.

 

Click here to go to the Voki website and here to read what José Picardo has to say.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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31 of my favourite Digital Storytelling Sites

And also check out on Kelly Tenkely's blog her 31 favourite Digital Storytelling Sites about integrating technology in the classroom.

 
 
 
 
 
 

What do you do with an Interactive White Board?

How to use an interactive whiteboard

A series of video tutorials demonstrate how to use an Interactive whiteboard

Jose Picardo from Box of Tricks has these tutorials to get you going

 

 

Why develop Personal Learning Networks?

First of all, why do we need to develop Personal Learning Networks? Listen to this: The Digital Divide is Growing by Russell Stannard

 

PLNJoe Dale made this great compilation of responses from language teachers on what Twitter means to them as their Personal Learning Network

Joe Dale also created this presentation 7 Easy Steps for Creating Your Own PLN

 

 

 

 

Why Twitter?Twitter

Tweet yourself to a new circle - What is Twitter all about? Twitter is not for exchanging trivia. It's a powerful networking tool. See this article by Russell Stannard. See this training video on how to use twitter and this one on how to use tweetdeck as a filtering tool.

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