Tech Talk for ICT in ELT is designed to encourage exchange between teachers in the ELT, FFL or any other foreign language teaching field. Every week I will introduce some websites or tools that I have used and found to be easy to incorporate into my lesson plans. I will identify each tool's purpose, relevance to language teaching, some useful tips for implementation and its limitations. I think all would benefit from sharing our personal experiences with the same or even similar tools.
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Saturday, 28 January 2012
Vimeo is a very
user-friendly website that provides a wide range of high quality videos in a
variety of languages that can be shared.
I’m sure you’ll agree
with me that learning should involve more than giving students information;
rather it should also include creating opportunities for them to use and apply
that information. Use of video in the classroom can do just that!
Use videos to get your
students speaking. Select an interesting snippet from a video (I've embedded one I particularly like below). Let your
students watch it without the audio then have them suggest what the characters
might be saying in that scene. Replay the scene with the audio so they can see
how their suggestions compare.
Another interesting variation
would be to select just one image from the video and ask students open-ended questions
based on the selected image.
The site is designed for the general public and so the homepage offers general videos that may not be easy to incorporate into a lesson. It would therefore be more time effective to click the Explore tab on the homepage or use the Categories page to have the videos listed according to topic.