Sunday 9 February 2014

#ililc4 @dominic_mcg Talking Tools

NB I have decided to leave these blogposts as more or less the notes I took at the time, as sometimes lists are easier to digest and quicker to find key ideas. 

Traditional talking tools 
Dice - name number of words acc to dice roll for a given topic 
Cooperative learning structures Kagan - quiz quiz trade 
Hats masks and disguises (I think it was Sadie McLachlan who talked about having a moustache stuck to a pencil and the pupil in the group talked when they had the pencil in front of them) 

Audacity - see also José Picardo's guide to podcasting. Kids like changing their voices 
Audioboo - up to 3 mins 
Crazy talk - expensive PC programme but £0.69 on iTunes 
Voki (you can save them into Publisher file) 
Goanimate (make voice files on audacity) 
Talking Tom Cat (cartoon) 
Puppetpals 2 
Songify - see songify in action with the hilarious video "this reality hits you hard bro" on YouTube 
Rory's Story Cubes great for CA practice Visoprompt free does the same job 
Yakit kids 
Line learner lite 
Tellagami - some say it is better than Voki 

There were lots of fab ideas in Dom's session plus we had time to play about with the apps and create different speaking activities and examples. He is putting his two talks on his blog

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