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Week 1: (January 9 - 15) Support Forum

Please use this support forum to ask questions, add comments and to make suggestions. 


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Introduce yourself with a Voki Avatar (Task)

Please introduce yourself with a Voki avatar with the following details, share the link (copy and paste it), and reply to one other participant:

1. What's your name?
2. Where are you from?
3. Do you teach?
4. If so, what do you teach?
5. What age groups do you teach?
5. Have you ever given an online ...

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Introduce yourself with a Voicethread and share the experience.

Introduce yourself by audio using Voicethread. Click on the + sign and then choose the mic icon to add your introduction on our collective voicethread, below. After you add your voice, please "create a new discussion topic" and post the following information:

  • Share your thoughts on Voicethread as ...
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Layout of the Course (Required Task)

Create a video tutorial showcasing the layout of this Moodle course. Do not go beyond the course parameters. Refer to the following areas:

  • Left block
  • Center 
  • Right block

Choose one of the following screen recorders to create your video. 

LOOM 

Edpuzzle

Screencast-o-matic

Screen Recorder

Vimeo

Flipgrid

Aweso...

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Reflective Practice to Improve Spoken English

Read the following article https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1111149.pdf and suggest at least one other researched-based article on how reflections can help improve spoken English. 

  • How would reflective practice improve your students' learning and spoken language?

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Week 2: (January 16 - 22) Support Forum

Please use this support forum to ask questions, add comments and to make suggestions. 

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Feedback on the Tools (Graded Activity)

Try out the tools, sign up for a free account on Voki, and use a talking Voki avatar (your own voice or via text with a machine voice) for your feedback. Include the following information:

  1. Name one tool and give your assessment.
  2. What do you think of the other tools? Why would you not recommend ...
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Importance of Vocabulary and Tools

Please respond to the following items and reply to at least one other participant. 

  1. Choose 3 tools. 
  2. How do the tools promote learner vocabulary?
  3. How will each of the tools enhance your students' spoken skills? 
  4. How will you use the each of the tools with your students?
  5. Will you use the tool in the ...
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Vocabulary for Quizlet Study Set (Share the link) Graded Activity

Follow these instructions:
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Let's Play a Quizlet Match

Study your set under learn and the other Quizlet activities. When you feel that you're familiar with the terms and definitions, play Match and see how fast you can play the game. Take a screenshot of your your best score and paste it in this discussion forum. Reflect on the experience. 

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Week 3: (January 23 - 29) Feedback on the Tools - Required Activity (Week 3)

Please try out the tools and provide feedback on 1 of the tools using "record audio".


What do you think of the tools? Please name the tool and give your assessment.

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Support Forum

Please use this support forum to ask questions, add comments and to make suggestions. 

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Reflective Practice (Use the mic at the bottom of the editor to reply)
  1. What is reflective practice?
  2. Why do teachers do it?
  3. Who is it for?


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Implementing Tools

Please respond to the following items and reply to at least one other participant.  

  1. Choose 3 tools. 
  2. How will each of the tools enhance your students' spoken skills? 
  3. How will you use the each of the tools with your students?
  4. Will you use the tool in the face-to-face class, online, or both? Please ...
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Week 4: (January 30 - February 5) Support Forum

Please use this support forum to ask questions, add comments and to make suggestions. 

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Share your dialogue in the discussion forum (Each Participant Needs to Respond)

Share your Toontastic in the discussion forum. Each participant must respond. Reply to at least one other participant. 

Follow the steps below: 

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Feedback and Reflections on the Tools

Choose a curation wall/board from the list below for your feedback and reflections on the tools used in week 4 (Toontastic and ReadAloud). Would the curation tool you chose contribute to students' speaking practice?  If so, how?

Padlet 

Wakelet

Miro 

Mural

Conceptboard

Ideaboardz

Google Jamboard

Pinteres...

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Implementing Tools

Please respond to the following items and reply to at least one other participant. . 

  1. Choose Toontastic and Read Aloud
  2. How will each of the tools enhance your students' spoken skills? 
  3. How will you use the each of the tools with your students?
  4. Will you use the tool in the face-to-face class, online, ...
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Week 5: (February 6 - 12) Support Forum

Please use this support forum to ask questions, add comments and to make suggestions. 

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Showcase on a Curation Wall (Discussion forum with a Grade)
Participants will showcase the work they did in weeks 1-4 and reflect on the process using a screen sharing recorder and curation wall from the list, below.

Instructions:
  • Choose a screen recorder from the list below.
  • Go back to weeks 1-4 of the course. 
  • Take us on a tour of the work you had done in ...
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Reflect on the Process with a Voki Avatar

Sign up for or sign in to a Voki account and use the avatar with your voice (in real time or upload an MP3) or by text to speech that is there to reflect on the process of developing and designing a course collaboratively. 

Share the challenges and benefits of the 5-week EVO session and share the ...

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Certificate of Participation Support Forum

Please use this support forum to ask questions, add comments and to make suggestions. 

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