Published on March 4, 2014
MFL Widgets & Wizardry 30+ ideas for the language classroom http://iconscrabble.com
Tu vois Un vase Ou Deux têtes? Le nez La bouche Le menton
Une jeune femme ou une vieille dame?
Tu vois un lapin ou un canard?
Build your wildself http://www.buildyourwildself.com/ Also Sonic character creator http://devbook.com/charactercreators/sonic/
Mr Picassohead • www.picassohead.com • anime character maker • sonic character creator • gamepuma character creator
Countdown timer www.online-stopwatch.com A nice collection of timers. Includes countdown bomb! www.classtools.net Has tunes you can use to countdown Also : name/word randomizers, hidden image
www.classtools.net Fakebook Fake Tweet Great for project work – a celebrity, a town, a character in a novel, play or film
Linguascope widgets [Log in needed] Countdown timers Dice
Word /name/phrase picker http://primaryschoolict.com/random-name-selector/ Google primary ict random name selector Works best on Chrome
www.barryfunenglish.com Look under ‘tools’ for scoreboards. One of the few free resources available
Sandfields Comp IWB resources http://www.npted.org/schools/sandfieldsComp/games/Pages/default.aspx • • • • ‘Bingo in’ mad Click clock Fridge magnet Sketchpad for Pictionary
Talking points Google: ‘unusual pictures’; check before use!
Pause n’ play videos Favourite at the moment German: Edeka – supergeil Rowan Atkinson singt das Europalied French: Evian roller babies Mr Bean – Packing for Holiday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r0dr_juOiI
Popplet http://popplet.com/app/index.php#/460907 Easy diagram creator You can include youtube videos Babysitten http://popplet.com/app/index.php#/1 283283
blockbusters • Use http://www.teachersdirect.co.uk/resources/quiz-busters
Google: Star wars text crawl creator You can input some text and this site converts it to a STAR WARSstyle opening titles sequence
Easy prompter http://www.easyprompter.com/ Paste text into the box and it turns into a broadcast-style autocue Sample Text: So here I stand... one girl among many. I speak – not for myself, but for all girls and boys. I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. Those who have fought for their rights: Their right to live in peace. Their right to be treated with dignity. Their right to equality of opportunity. Their right to be educated.
Zap reader Sample Text: So here I stand... one girl among many. I speak – not for myself, but for all girls and boys. I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. Those who have fought for their rights: Their right to live in peace. Their right to be treated with dignity. Their right to equality of opportunity. Their right to be educated. www.zapreader.com Select ‘Reader’ Paste a bunch of text in to the box Hit ‘zap it’ The page will display one word at a time You can adjust the speed and the number of words displayed at any one time (up to 5) Good for reading practice (phonics) Information recall Translation / comprehension Predict next word Repeat/ recall last word
www.wordle.net This is a wordle (wordle.net) how do we use it? See also Tagxedo
Bart’s Chalkboard Why not use Bart’s Blackboard on a worksheet or the IWB 3 things I learnt this lesson Next time, I must remember to get this right…… Here’s a question I want to ask the teacher/ the class
Here’s the background
Storybird & bookbox • some lovely illustrated books in French Spanish German • Good for a language club
Who needs expensive & fiddly e-voting systems? Multiple choice / mini-plenary smiley kit Download the ‘kit’ here: http://verulamvle.typepad.com/vets/2011/11/smileys-for-miniplenaries.html
Cartoon creators Go Animate - Make animations using a range of characters & props. The pupils love it. Drag and drop to create scenes. Allows text, but not speech. See examples here and here • Toondo - cartoon strip creator- Cartoon strip creator. Drag and drop. A good way to reinforce a topic. http://www.toondoo.com/ Example here
‘wheeldecide’ http://wheeldecide.com/ A wheel spinner which you can customize with any number of segments and contents You could add words, pupil’s names, topic categories
Top 10s http://www.aneki.com/lists.html Go out of Powerpoint slideshow into edit mode & move the rectangle around
Online voice recorders • Audioboo Easy Audio clip recorder- just click, record and send. Click the icon above to hear my sample. Get pupils to do a quick audio message and send it to your email address (your network techies can set one up a shadow (proxy) one for you) • Vocaroo Easy audio recorder There’s a more flexible one called Audiopal Soundcloud lets you store longer bits of audio
Thinglink Make an image interactive https://www.thinglink.com/scene/4288907745 37502720
Fotobabble Upload a photo and add your audio commentary Here ’s an example (year 8 German) Ideal for topic work at any level
Voki – talking avatar creator • Click the Borat sample. Text to speech, lots of characters, voices and languages. Selected pupils come to the front and create a target language Voki message to the class Pupil A inputs a description about another pupil. Class have to guess who it is. Winner takes over. Selected pupils create a plenary Voki of the 5 most useful words from the lesson for the rest of the class to guess Teacher creates a Voki containing a starter activity or a message which contains the lesson objective
One motion drum machine Click on the image to see it in action – If you’re feeling brave, try the alphabet song
Gap fill generator Google: random idea + English + Gapfill generator http://random-idea-english.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/tools-gapfill-generator.html
Blabberize • http://blabberize.com/view/id/794856 Upload any image, customize the mouth, record a message and watch the lip-sync in action. Works best with cartoon faces but you can try celebs too.
Dice For dice rollers – see http://dice.miniwebapps.net/ Also Linguascope widgets & IWB software e.g. Active Inspire 1 I get up In the garden With my dog 2 I wash In the kitchen With my cat 3 I eat In the garage With my horse 4 I get dressed On the balcony With my two goldfish 5 I brush my teeth In my room With my mouse 6 I go to bed In the school With my tortoise
More dice ideas Number each pupil in your class 1-12 Go round again, so in a class of 24 you’ll have two pupils who are number 1 etc Roll 2 die The pupils with that number stand up and answer Divide class into two teams - Ask a question then, if they answer correctly, roll one dice for number of points ‘cricket’: - roll a dice, then ask a question worth that number of points. So a six would be a really hard question, a one would be an easy one Verb conjugation
quizlet • Make you own sets of flashcards – audio enabled ! • Ma ville: http://quizlet.com/26983558/flashcards
Textivate £35 Copy and paste text Choose sequencing or gap fill Sample Text: So here I stand... one girl among many. I speak – not for myself, but for all girls and boys. I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. Those who have fought for their rights: Their right to live in peace. Their right to be treated with dignity. Their right to equality of opportunity. Their right to be educated.
Text mechanic + reverse text generator
Text Srambler http://www.rjwoerheide.com/scrambletest.php Google: rjwoerheide + text scrambler • puts Use the words online different a a in which scrambler sentence order an text of use an online text scrambler which puts the words of a sentence in a different order • txet sdrawkcab ecudorp ekil sgniht rehto od uoy stel moc.esacelggot.www www.togglecase.com lets you do other things like produce backwards text.
Lingro • Import a foreign language webpage address • each word becomes clickable • You can click on the word for the meaning and store it in a word list • It will generate a set of flashcards of the words clicked
Using Authentic materials Suggestions: Amazon.de Amazon.fr TV: la grille des émissions Cinema + Rouen+ programme www.allocine.fr Subway Belgique McDonalds France Subway France Pizzas `a emporter
imagechef fodey Caption generators photobox funny.pho.to Also: Glass giant
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