Google apps for the languages classroom
Post on 18-Oct-2014
DESCRIPTIONLearn how to make a Google tour and also how to connect a video with a Google form to create an authentic listening activity.
Google Apps for the Languages Classroom
Google Apps for the Languages Classroom#afmlta13Welcome1Contact Details
Fiona BougheySt Pauls Grammar School@FionaR_BFiona.Boughey@stpauls.nsw.edu.aufrenchclassroom.wordpress.comWho am I?2
Discuss pros and consThink > pair > share3Why Google?Multi-modalPersonalisedCollaborativeInteractiveFreeI am going to show you how to create two activities for students that have worked in my French classroom because they are:multi-modal writing, speaking and viewing/listening, comprehensionPersonalised - Collaborative students can work together or alone with little or more input from the teacherInteractive highly engaging and interesting. Amazing things can be achieved with student-created content or simply self-paced learningFree all of this can be done for free4
Google earth intro to the app5Google Earth ToursTours are a guided experience where you fly from one location to another, view terrain and content and look around as you wish. You can create tours that record your exact navigation in the 3D window and even add audio. You can thensharethese tours with other Google Earth usershttp://support.google.com/earth/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=148174Show a students finished tour explain how it was used within the unit of workWhat better way to explore the country of the target language than to be there virtually!6
Use the search box to find the starting point you want.
Zoom in or out and change the aspect until your are happy with how it looks.Click on the yellow pin to add a placemark and name it.Continue the above steps until you have the amount of places you want for the tour.
Double click on your first place to go back to the start.Click on the record tour button
Start recording the tour, double click on each new place in the left-hand Places box to zoom to the next place.Just recordRecord with voice
Save the tour and right-click to email it for sharing.Personalise, motivate, time-mangeWhy use Google Apps?Take time to reflect on how this could be used in your own classroom13Google Video + Forms = Authentic Listening/Viewing ActivityUse Google forms to make a comprehension quiz about an authentic video in the target language.Students access everything online which means it can be done anywhere there is internet access.Results are easily viewed in a spreadsheet generated by the Google form.Reference Leanne Smith for the original idea14Search using Google video you will find more results
Watch the video and write questions multiple choice, short answer, gap-filling etc.What other things could be search for authentic listening/viewing material?15Optional Find the embed code to paste into a wiki or blog.
Click to create a form in Google Drive
Explain that you need a Google account to access Google Drive17Enter in the questions you wrote for your video
Choose to share your form with a link (to email) or the embed code for blogs and wikis
Sharing with StudentsThe simplest way to share is to give students the link to the video and to the form, the idea is that they watch the video and answer the questions at their own pace.Optionally, embedding both the video and the Google form into a wiki or blog make the activity more streamlined and easy to share. But this does require a deeper knowledge of how blogs and wikis work.Here is an example of one I did with a class earlier.What next?Please contact me or speak to me during the conference and I would be happy to walk you through the ideas presented today.I hope the handouts provide you with something to take home and investigate.Fiona BougheySt Pauls Grammar School@FionaR_BFiona.Boughey@stpauls.nsw.edu.aufrenchclassroom.wordpress.com