Sunday, June 10, 2012

Teens Digital Project 1 - 2012: Go animate

The first project of the semester gave students the opportunity to practice the structure learned, which was polite questions. The tool used here was GoAninate, in which students write a dialog and make it into an animated video.


Classes 42,44 and 46:

GoAnimate.com: Fernando+and++Marina by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: coca+and+burger+%28Clara+and+Maria+Luiza%29+Class+42 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: Rushmore+talk+%28by+Luiza+and+Jo%C3%A3o%29+Class+44 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: The+restroom+%28by+Maria+Teresa+and+Pedro+Pinheiro%29+ by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: the+talk+food+%28by+Beatriz+and+Eduardo%29+Class+44 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: by%3A+joao+marco+e+pedro+ayres+%28Class+44%29 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!

GoAnimate.com: by%3A+roberta++and+bruno+%28Class+44%29 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: Conversation+%28+by%3A+Carol+and+Enrico+%29+Class+46 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: pushy+person+%28+Pedro+%26amp%3B+Liz+%29+Class+46 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: %28by+Isabela+and+Palmieri%29+Class+46 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: Pushy++%28+by+Teresa+and+Pedro+Gabriel%29+Class+46 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: pushy+boy+%28by+leonardo+and+eduardo%29+Class+46 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: The+news+-+Matheus+and+Rodrigo+%28Class+46%29 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!

Teens Digital Project 1 - 2012: Go animate

The first project of the semester gave students the opportunity to practice the structure learned, which was polite questions. The tool used here was GoAninate, in which students write a dialog and make it into an animated video.


Classes 42,44 and 46:

GoAnimate.com: Fernando+and++Marina by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: coca+and+burger+%28Clara+and+Maria+Luiza%29+Class+42 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: Rushmore+talk+%28by+Luiza+and+Jo%C3%A3o%29+Class+44 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: The+restroom+%28by+Maria+Teresa+and+Pedro+Pinheiro%29+ by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: the+talk+food+%28by+Beatriz+and+Eduardo%29+Class+44 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: by%3A+joao+marco+e+pedro+ayres+%28Class+44%29 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!

GoAnimate.com: by%3A+roberta++and+bruno+%28Class+44%29 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: Conversation+%28+by%3A+Carol+and+Enrico+%29+Class+46 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: pushy+person+%28+Pedro+%26amp%3B+Liz+%29+Class+46 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: %28by+Isabela+and+Palmieri%29+Class+46 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: Pushy++%28+by+Teresa+and+Pedro+Gabriel%29+Class+46 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: pushy+boy+%28by+leonardo+and+eduardo%29+Class+46 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


GoAnimate.com: The+news+-+Matheus+and+Rodrigo+%28Class+46%29 by cleidoca2008


Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!

Teens Digital Project 3 - 2012 : Mixbook

This semester, my teen students learned how to talk about their responsibilities at home,their house chores. After learning and practicing all the vocabulary involved when talking about chores, they learned how to use MIXBOOK and created a digital project. I'm not ashamed to admit that this is my favorite tool. It's very easy to be used, the result looks terrific, students are able to write digitally (my favorite part) and you can always edit it. This task was assigned to be done at home and be presented in the following class. Here are a few:




Classes 42,44 and 46:



 
Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Learn About Mixbook Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book








Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Learn About Mixbook Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book






Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Learn About Mixbook Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book









Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Learn About Mixbook Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book









Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Learn About Mixbook Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book









Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Start your own Photo Books | Create custom Christmas Cards







Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Start your own Photo Books | Create custom Christmas Cards






Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Start your own Photo Books | Create custom Christmas Cards






Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Start your own Photo Books | Create custom Christmas Cards






Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Start your own Photo Books | Create custom Christmas Cards





Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Start your own Photo Books | Create custom Christmas Cards

Teens Digital Project 3 - 2012 : Mixbook

This semester, my teen students learned how to talk about their responsibilities at home,their house chores. After learning and practicing all the vocabulary involved when talking about chores, they learned how to use MIXBOOK and created a digital project. I'm not ashamed to admit that this is my favorite tool. It's very easy to be used, the result looks terrific, students are able to write digitally (my favorite part) and you can always edit it. This task was assigned to be done at home and be presented in the following class. Here are a few:




Classes 42,44 and 46:



 
Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Learn About Mixbook Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book








Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Learn About Mixbook Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book






Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Learn About Mixbook Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book









Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Learn About Mixbook Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book









Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Learn About Mixbook Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book









Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Start your own Photo Books | Create custom Christmas Cards







Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Start your own Photo Books | Create custom Christmas Cards






Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Start your own Photo Books | Create custom Christmas Cards






Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Start your own Photo Books | Create custom Christmas Cards






Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Start your own Photo Books | Create custom Christmas Cards





Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | Start your own Photo Books | Create custom Christmas Cards

Hi there!!!

Good Morning my dear friends! I'm back. Never before had I been away for so long. I have a lot to share but since I'm not an organized person (and that is something I'm struggling with, because many times I get held back, which is frustrating) I will be sharing everything little by little when time allows that. Although I haven't been able to post anything in this blog, I have carried out a few interesting digital projects with my teen and adult students. It'll be worth waiting.

Hi there!!!

Good Morning my dear friends! I'm back. Never before had I been away for so long. I have a lot to share but since I'm not an organized person (and that is something I'm struggling with, because many times I get held back, which is frustrating) I will be sharing everything little by little when time allows that. Although I haven't been able to post anything in this blog, I have carried out a few interesting digital projects with my teen and adult students. It'll be worth waiting.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Classdigitools: Task 3

Here I am again! Very late with my tasks, by the way, because I have been up to my eyes in work, so I just couldn´t sit and do my tasks. Even so, I´m still keeping faith and living the famous "Better Late Than Never" motto. 

Let´s get down to business, shall we? Creative writing is something I love doing. I have always enjoyed using my imagination when writing and sometimes I use such activities in class, with flashcards in particular, which work perfectly. I usually place them around or tape them on the board. Students select a few and write a story based on those pictures. They enjoy the process, thinking about it makes them smile wondering how funny or crazy their stories are and how their peers will react to them once they read them outloud. And of course, the best part is sharing them. They have a lot of fun. The task assigned for week 2 is here: http://classdigitools.pbworks.com/w/page/47831193/Week2. All we had to do was briefly select one among different characters, settings and plots and create a short starter for a story. Then, we posted them in the comment area.  

Classdigitools: Task 3

Here I am again! Very late with my tasks, by the way, because I have been up to my eyes in work, so I just couldn´t sit and do my tasks. Even so, I´m still keeping faith and living the famous "Better Late Than Never" motto. 

Let´s get down to business, shall we? Creative writing is something I love doing. I have always enjoyed using my imagination when writing and sometimes I use such activities in class, with flashcards in particular, which work perfectly. I usually place them around or tape them on the board. Students select a few and write a story based on those pictures. They enjoy the process, thinking about it makes them smile wondering how funny or crazy their stories are and how their peers will react to them once they read them outloud. And of course, the best part is sharing them. They have a lot of fun. The task assigned for week 2 is here: http://classdigitools.pbworks.com/w/page/47831193/Week2. All we had to do was briefly select one among different characters, settings and plots and create a short starter for a story. Then, we posted them in the comment area.  

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sandbox: Part 4

PROFESSOR GARFIELD is a mind blowing digital tool for comics. The teacher could use it as a wrap up activity. I can´t wait to start using them in class. Fun and easy! I only didn´t know how to give the strip a tittle, but I will find that out eventually.


GO ANIMATE also allows us to create comic strips. You can either have the information typed or recorded. The fact that it becomes a video makes it even cooler. Very easy to be used and a great wrap up activity. For this video in particular, I used infinitives for purpose.

GoAnimate.com: Lost in a desert island by cleiden

Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!

Sandbox: Part 4

PROFESSOR GARFIELD is a mind blowing digital tool for comics. The teacher could use it as a wrap up activity. I can´t wait to start using them in class. Fun and easy! I only didn´t know how to give the strip a tittle, but I will find that out eventually.


GO ANIMATE also allows us to create comic strips. You can either have the information typed or recorded. The fact that it becomes a video makes it even cooler. Very easy to be used and a great wrap up activity. For this video in particular, I used infinitives for purpose.

GoAnimate.com: Lost in a desert island by cleiden

Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sandbox: Part 3

Today, I was able to explore a little more of the sandbox. I was able to use DVOLVER, a movie making digital tool, super easy and fun. The great thing about it is that you don´t even need to register. Kids will learn how to use it, practice the language and have fun.

http://www.dvolver.com/live/movies-671266


I also used VIMEO, which I had heard about but I had never actually used. It´s also very easy. Here´s a video I created for teaching the superlatives. I was kind of wondering if we could create a video from Vimeo but I guess that´s not possible. What I did was upload a video I had made with Movie Maker. It worked just fine. 

http://vimeo.com/35295376

Superlatives and Members of the Family from Cleide Nascimento on Vimeo.

Sandbox: Part 3

Today, I was able to explore a little more of the sandbox. I was able to use DVOLVER, a movie making digital tool, super easy and fun. The great thing about it is that you don´t even need to register. Kids will learn how to use it, practice the language and have fun.

http://www.dvolver.com/live/movies-671266


I also used VIMEO, which I had heard about but I had never actually used. It´s also very easy. Here´s a video I created for teaching the superlatives. I was kind of wondering if we could create a video from Vimeo but I guess that´s not possible. What I did was upload a video I had made with Movie Maker. It worked just fine. 

http://vimeo.com/35295376

Superlatives and Members of the Family from Cleide Nascimento on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sandbox: Part 2

Dear all, my computer crashed and I was out for three days! However, I´m back now and while playing with the sandbox, I discovered a tool called STRIP GENERATOR.What is interesting about it is that students, after being taught how to use it, can easily work on their own stories. There are characters, frames and items to choose from. Very fun, indeed! I decided to try it, so here´s a little story: http://stripgenerator.com/strip/610384/freako-and-weirdenson/
  
After trying MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX, I have to say that although it´s also super fun, because the possibilities for characters are broader, it´s a "little" more complex to make use of it (in case you try, you will see what I mean) and students might get a little impatient. Nevertheless, they would be perfectly able to create a story on their own (keeping in mind of course that they would have to be taught first, because modeling should not be left out). Furthermore, the result is fantastic! Students will flip!!!! 

Sandbox: Part 2

Dear all, my computer crashed and I was out for three days! However, I´m back now and while playing with the sandbox, I discovered a tool called STRIP GENERATOR.What is interesting about it is that students, after being taught how to use it, can easily work on their own stories. There are characters, frames and items to choose from. Very fun, indeed! I decided to try it, so here´s a little story: http://stripgenerator.com/strip/610384/freako-and-weirdenson/
  
After trying MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX, I have to say that although it´s also super fun, because the possibilities for characters are broader, it´s a "little" more complex to make use of it (in case you try, you will see what I mean) and students might get a little impatient. Nevertheless, they would be perfectly able to create a story on their own (keeping in mind of course that they would have to be taught first, because modeling should not be left out). Furthermore, the result is fantastic! Students will flip!!!! 

Sandbox: Part 1

While browsing in the EVO page and checking out my course mates´ intro presentations, I found out about a tool that I just loved! SLIDEROCKET! Presentations look just beautiful. There are many options for page transition, images and you can also add a song!!! There are many more interesting features and it´s not difficult to be used. Take a look. 

I also learn about ABOUT ME, which is another way to create a biographical page in order to introduce yourself. Leave a comment on your experience with webtools, pleeeease!!!

   

Sandbox: Part 1

While browsing in the EVO page and checking out my course mates´ intro presentations, I found out about a tool that I just loved! SLIDEROCKET! Presentations look just beautiful. There are many options for page transition, images and you can also add a song!!! There are many more interesting features and it´s not difficult to be used. Take a look. 

I also learn about ABOUT ME, which is another way to create a biographical page in order to introduce yourself. Leave a comment on your experience with webtools, pleeeease!!!

   

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Digital Story Telling 4 Kids: Play in the sandbox




                                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DigitalStorytelling4Kids/


I´m also participating in a session on story telling. I must say I haven´t even started and my mind is blowing already! One of our tasks is to play with some of the many tools suggested in a sandbox list and reflect on the use of such tools in class.



Digital Story Telling 4 Kids: Play in the sandbox




                                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DigitalStorytelling4Kids/


I´m also participating in a session on story telling. I must say I haven´t even started and my mind is blowing already! One of our tasks is to play with some of the many tools suggested in a sandbox list and reflect on the use of such tools in class.



Friday, January 13, 2012

Classdigitools: Task 2

For this task, we were supposed to reflect upon the Technology Integration Matrix provided at http://fcit.usf.edu/matrix/matrix.php and reflect on where we currently are and where we´d like to be. It was great to see where I am now, which is the active (I would dare to say "collaborative" also) adaptation level. There´s still a lot to improve, and I´m willing to reach a level in which students are able to choose a tool and work more independently to achieve an outcome. I had the opportunity to see that happen last semester, but with a few students, not all. Most of the time, I determined what tool to be used for a particular task and guided them all the way. Also, helping students use the tools more collaboratively and constructively is my goal for the next semester. I hope I can make it. There´s a long way ahead, but I´m optimistic about it.    

Classdigitools: Task 2

For this task, we were supposed to reflect upon the Technology Integration Matrix provided at http://fcit.usf.edu/matrix/matrix.php and reflect on where we currently are and where we´d like to be. It was great to see where I am now, which is the active (I would dare to say "collaborative" also) adaptation level. There´s still a lot to improve, and I´m willing to reach a level in which students are able to choose a tool and work more independently to achieve an outcome. I had the opportunity to see that happen last semester, but with a few students, not all. Most of the time, I determined what tool to be used for a particular task and guided them all the way. Also, helping students use the tools more collaboratively and constructively is my goal for the next semester. I hope I can make it. There´s a long way ahead, but I´m optimistic about it.    

Classdigitools: Task 1

For our first task, which is make an introduction of ourselves, I decided to do something different this time. I´m used to draw or use images, but this time, I didn´t want to do that. I wanted to do something new, so I´ve written a song. That´s right! I wrote a song about my teaching experience with digital tools in class. Here is the result:

http://youtu.be/QQnSZgULXV8


POSSIBILITIES (By Cleide Nascimento)

My name is Cleide and I've been an EFL teacher for twenty one years now
And in case you're wondering...yes, I've had a blast!
Never before did I consider using technology in class
But something happened, things changed
All of a sudden I had available in my classroom
A computer, data show, and a flashdrive

In addition to all these things, I was introduced to webtools
I was so overwhelmed, but eventually, I got the hang of it!
I got the hang of it! I got the hang of it!

With the passing of time, I've come to realize
And got so excited about all the things that I can do!
I'm really excited about the possibilities!
There are so many possibilities!
My classes won't ever be the same with all the possibilities

With all the things that I can do! With all the things that we will do!
I will be a better teacher using webtools!

Classdigitools: Task 1

For our first task, which is make an introduction of ourselves, I decided to do something different this time. I´m used to draw or use images, but this time, I didn´t want to do that. I wanted to do something new, so I´ve written a song. That´s right! I wrote a song about my teaching experience with digital tools in class. Here is the result:

http://youtu.be/QQnSZgULXV8


POSSIBILITIES (By Cleide Nascimento)

My name is Cleide and I've been an EFL teacher for twenty one years now
And in case you're wondering...yes, I've had a blast!
Never before did I consider using technology in class
But something happened, things changed
All of a sudden I had available in my classroom
A computer, data show, and a flashdrive

In addition to all these things, I was introduced to webtools
I was so overwhelmed, but eventually, I got the hang of it!
I got the hang of it! I got the hang of it!

With the passing of time, I've come to realize
And got so excited about all the things that I can do!
I'm really excited about the possibilities!
There are so many possibilities!
My classes won't ever be the same with all the possibilities

With all the things that I can do! With all the things that we will do!
I will be a better teacher using webtools!

Electronic Village Online: Free Professional Development




Hi everyone!!! I´m back. Still on vacation from work, but for the next five weeks, I´ll be participating in the EVO. During this time, I´ll be connecting with other EFL teachers, sharing and learning as well.I´ll be participating in two sessions: "CLASSDIGITOOLS" and "STORYTELING4KIDS". I´m super duper excited and I´ll try to keep you posted as much as possible. One of our tasks is to create an online space where we'll keep our tools, reflections and material we produce. Since I already have this space, I´ll be using it!Hope I have a lot of fun and learn a lot! By the way, I´d like to apologize for not posting this before. I´ve just realized that would have allowed  you to join the group on Day 1.

Electronic Village Online: Free Professional Development




Hi everyone!!! I´m back. Still on vacation from work, but for the next five weeks, I´ll be participating in the EVO. During this time, I´ll be connecting with other EFL teachers, sharing and learning as well.I´ll be participating in two sessions: "CLASSDIGITOOLS" and "STORYTELING4KIDS". I´m super duper excited and I´ll try to keep you posted as much as possible. One of our tasks is to create an online space where we'll keep our tools, reflections and material we produce. Since I already have this space, I´ll be using it!Hope I have a lot of fun and learn a lot! By the way, I´d like to apologize for not posting this before. I´ve just realized that would have allowed  you to join the group on Day 1.