I’m really glad I was able to get into Arturo Guajardo’s Teaching English Language Learners…is there an app for that? BYOL session.
He’s opening with a YouTube video – Funny Surfer Dude – which illustrates his point that ALL students are AELLs – Academic English Language Learners.
- Teachers of ELLs should use tech tools to communicate better
- ELL students should learn not only content but also communication skills (listening, verbal, visual)
- Teachers and students should publish on the Web (most students do have access).
- AudioBoo – Much more powerful than turn & talk to your partner! Tends to up the ante for students, knowing their voices will be published. Audioboo works on phones and the Web. Will automatically post to Posterous.
- Voice Memos App on iPhone – When you’re done sharing, you can email it to Posterous.
- Vocaroo.com – > email > Posterous
Tips: Use a headset for recording and listening to their recordings. Helps with classroom noise, but also fosters re-doing recordings.
Video Recording Apps:
- Ustream Live Broadcaster
- Lumens Lady Bug – Record your lessons so students can watch later. Record button > Save as. Will record on to desktop. You can record to a SD card. You can then post to Posterous….Have students do demo! Publish it! Once they’re into the publishing mindset, they’ll work harder. Love this idea:-)
- Canon Digital elph – Does great stills & video. Takes better still pics.
- SoundPaper – Problem – audio not synced to drawing.
- Wacom Bamboo Pen – Lets students draw & explain thinking – into a journal – record into JingProject.com
- Sketchcast.com– Set up class account. Students login and get screen where they can draw & record voice. Best with tablet.
Excellent presentation – applicable cross grade levels and curriculum!