My Digital English World

7-7-2014

Some personal information

I'm Irish and I've been living here for the past decade. I started teaching in Private primary schools until I sat the opos and now I'm in the Public system for the past five years.

I have a Masters in Education. I enjoy using technologies in teaching.

I live in Caldes de Malavella and my husband is Catalan and he works in Girona. I've an infinite amount of hobbies music, drama, art, yoga etc. I also like to read and write.

The purposes of these sessions, about your expectations and your experience about using ICT in your classrooms.

I hope that I'll learn about lots of useful ICT resources to use in my lessons. I would like some lesson ideas using ICT also. So these sessions should expand my ICT knowledge and skills. I have started using PDIs last school year and I hope to continue using and learning ICT skills. I'm still discovering ways in which I can use ICT in class.

The applications or apps shown during the course. Check out the possibilities of them in your classroom.


DAY 1

PADLET - Great for brainstorming and getting all the classes' opinions on matters

TACKK- great as a blog can be used for stories, projects

DIIGO- great way for students to keep track of all the web pages they use.

DAY 2

BLOGS- best way to get students to review class work, to do online homework and to allow pupils to get digitally involved with their own education

TIMEANDDATE- a way of timing students to get them down to work

GOOGLE FORMULARI- excellent way to carry out online surveys and to get the results on the one page.

SOUNDCLOUD- great quality voice recording device.

KIDSBLOG- useful way to get children to evaluate others' work

WORDLE- very attractive way to present vocabulary and storytelling pictures

DAY 3

DIGITAL STORYTELLING-using google presentation simple powerpoint stories that teachers and students can design

PINTEREST-very useful website for collecting images

PHOTO AND VIDEO SHARING -clippingmagic and pixlr are two such websites, jigsawpuzzle maker and fotobabble

POPPLET- digital story maker like Pixton for comic strips

WORDCLOUDS-such as wordle


DAY 4

GLOGSTER- create wonderful posters

PODCASTING- soundcloud

DAY 5

VIDEO PRODUCING

HANGOUTS TO VIDEO CONFERENCE AND IN GROUPS FOR FREE

YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND PLAYLIST LINKED TO BLOG AS THE BEST WAY OF ORGANISING MANY VIDEOS.


My favourite applications are Google drive which has lots of options for shared documents, presentations and spreadsheets and I also really liked Glogster as it was easy to use and the designs are very attractive.


Have your expectations been accomplished? Do you think you’ll change some methodological aspects of your teaching practice because of these new possibilities?

This course has been very useful in giving me a lot of information about web sites I can use in class with my students. It has been very practical based. I have learned lots of ICT ideas and I feel motivated to try out as many as I can!

THANK YOU MITA!

This is my first soundcloud recording!!!

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