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Hanging Out in the Google Universe
If you haven’t already done so, you can update your Google+ profile, find others to follow (TES531er’s here) and download the Hangout app and Google+ app to use them on mobile devices.
Next Virtual Session: Saturday, March 15 11:00am We will have our second optional virtual session via Hangout. Participation is not required, but please RSVP here to let me know if you plan on joining in or not.
To join the Hangout, make sure you’ve added Jeff to your Google+ circles, then go to your Google+ page and wait for a message inviting you to the Hangout. I will also text a join link to our Hangout text chat. If you are having trouble, you can view the Hangout at the Learning Call Hangout Center and make contact via the text chat there. When you participate in the Hangout, please use a headset (or at least ear buds) if possible. This will help improve sound quality for everyone.
Google+ Hangout Guide here
Week#2 To Do Checklist (Please complete everything on this checklist by March 16) See below for details and links
- Make sure you’ve already completed everything on the Week#1 Checklist
- Look at the blog examples
- Create a blog post that contains a photo or video and short description.
- Look through the Games & Activities Guide and Bookmark at least three sites of interest with Diigo.
- Either create your own Quizlet (or find one of interest) and post it on your blog.
- (*attendance task*) Create a short blog post about your thoughts on activity resources and using them in your teaching and/or learning
- If/When you have questions about anything, please post them in the Learning CALL Google Community or Kakao Chat.
Blogger Tweaks Questions? To see some examples of what you can do with a ‘Blogger’ blog check out the ones below.
- From former TTP Trainnes
SmartLearning, Humming English, Happy English w/Xena, Nayoung’s English
- Collablogatorium (by Carla Arena – CALL practitioner extraordinaire)
- ESLTeacher in Korea (University instructor in Busan)
- LearningCall.net (this site)
To experiment with your new blog, try
- posting a photo
- posting a video
- adding ‘gadgets’ to the side of your blog
- embedding a presentation from slideshare or Ted Talk or Quizlet (using html mode)
Begin Exploring Activities, Games, & Quizzes
- Explore the Games & Activities Guide
- Creation Sites: Proprofs Quizlet Jeopardy , Jeopardy Kids
- Look at 오정훈’s examples – Hot Potatoes ProProfs Quizlet Padlet (nice Google Doc usage here)
- Play a few online Word Games
Things to Try
- Explore activity sites and use Diigo to bookmark your favorite sites.
Use our Hangout to share and comment on any interesting finds.
- Browse existing Quizlets at: http://quizlet.com/languages-and-vocab/
- Create something with Quizlet, Profprofs, or Padlet and post it on your blog
- Create other kinds of games using websites or downloadable programs
- Create a short blog post about your thoughts on activity resources and using them in your teaching