Presentation Tools

Using Non-Linear Presentation Tools (Prezi) in the World Languages Classroom

Prezi is an online presentation builder which can be used to introduce ideas/concepts in a much more creative, visual and dynamic way than PowerPoint slides.

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Using Screenchomp to create narrated short tutorials

Screenchomp is a free app that allows you to create and share short tutorials on your iPad. You can demonstrate things on its whiteboard by drawing and talking through your instructions. Your instructions and talking will be recorded and uploaded to ScreenChomp.com where a shortened URL will be provided for you to share with your students.

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Using Comic Strips (ToonDoo) to Teach Foreign Languages

ToonDoo is a cool, comic-creating tool from Jambav, a fun site for kids. Jambav is devoted to creating a unique array of free and customizable online games of educational value for children of all abilities. ToonDoo was the happy result of brainstorming session that was aimed at creating a new way of expression for those who do not have the talent to draw.

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Using VoiceThread in the World Language Classroom

A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too, all with no software to install.

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Voxopop: Using Asynchronous Voice Tools in the World Language Classroom

Voxopop is an asynchronous voice tool that can be used for conversations or storytelling.

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Wikispaces in the Language Classroom

Wikis are an effective collaboration and organizational tool to archive student and instructor coursework, lessons, videos and other instructional materials. Wikispaces is a free and easy to use wiki resource currently used by faculty members, instructional technologists and students in a variety of fields.

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