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Week 3

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Presentation Tools, Blogs and Wikis


(Week 3: Jan 26 - Feb 1, 2015)






Mbarek Akaddar (Morocco), Sanja Bozinovic (Croatia), and Svetlana Obenausova (Czech Republic) 



By the end of this week you will have:

  • explored different multimedia tools introduced in week 3 
  • created a short photo slideshow presentation or a short video story presentation using some of these multimedia tools
  • created your blog or wiki  
  • embedded your presentation or short video  in your blog or wiki and shared it with the group
  • added a link of your  blog or wiki to  the Participants' Production page 
  • commented on the readings on The Edmodo Group 





Task 1

  • Choose any multimedia tools from the list (tutorials can be found lower in this page):





  • Explore one of the tools (either on your own or with a friend)
  • Test it! 


Task 2

  • If you chose photo tools create a short photo slideshow presentation 
  • If you chose video tools create a short video story presentation
  • Optional - if you want, you can also explore other tools from the table below


Task 3

  • Once you are done and your presentations ready to go, create a blog or a wiki of your own 
  • As for wikis, you can start your account in PBworks (3 wikis for free) or Wikispaces (free for educators, they will check if it is used for education only)
  • As for blogs, you can create your account in Blogger, WordPress or Edublogs for teachers. We recommend Blogger as it offers the most uploading possibilities , yet you can experiment with other blogs too.


Task 4

  • Embed your presentations in your blog or wiki
  • SHARE the link to your blog or wiki with embedded presentations in the Participants' Production page


Task 5

  • Read this week's readings (at the bottom of this page) and post comments on the readings to the Edmodo Group


Tools to explore


Picture Tools
This is an online photo management and sharing application.
Software enabling easy uploading of your presentations and documents online. Only the public version is free, to have private uploads you need to pay.
PhotoPeach An easy tool for creating video-like slideshows from photos.  You can create quizzes with photos here. More about quizzes in week 4.
Animoto Another tool for creating video-like slideshows from your photos. Teachers  - apply for a free Animoto plus account and get unlimited longer videos.
Video Tools
Youtube You can record your own videos for free.
Presentation software
You can create a simple presentation using all your media together - it can contain videos, photos, documents, etc.
Presentation software similar to PowerPoint, yet already online, no need to transfer your presentations online. 
Prezi A very modern presentation software, you can use template layout as a starting point. With more practice you can design your own templates. Videos can be embedded here.
Blogs and wikis
PBworks  Offers 3 wikis for free.
Wikispaces Offers a free 30-day trial, then you need to pay a one-off  1$ fee. 
Blogger You need to have a Google account to access blogger. 
WordPress A simple blog for all. very flexible, does not offer embedding.
Edublogs A dedicated platform for teachers, yet you can only post texts and certain types of documents. 









I have...

  • explored different multimedia tools 
  • created a short photo slideshow presentation or a short video story presentation using some of these multimedia tools
  • created my blog or wiki  
  • embedded my presentations in my blog or wiki and added a link to the Participants' Production page
  • commented on the readings using the Edmodo Group


Suggested reading 

Blogging basics

Blogging for ELT

Blogging with students

7 things you should know about wikis

What to do with wikis - an ELT perspective

The Teacher's Guide To Using YouTube in The Classroom 

Rules for using public YouTube videos in the classroom




To get a badge for this week, you need to:


  • explore at least one multimedia tool and create your presentation
  • create a blog or a wiki and share a link on the Participants' Production page

  • embed your presentation into your blog or wiki 

  • post at least one comment on the work of other participants on the Participants' Production page 

  • post your comment on at least one piece of reading using the Edmodo group







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