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Reflecton, Feedback and Speaking Russsell Stannard www.teachertrainingvideos.

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Today’s Talk
• Information about me (very quick). • Talk about some key technologies that I have used to develop student’s speaking skills and story of how I developed these ideas. • Explain and show some of the actual work the students have done. • Conclusions.
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Russell Stannard
• Lecture on the MA in ELT at the University of Warwick. • Teach the ICT modules on the course. Train teachers to use ICT. • Run www.teachertrainingvideos.com • Free website that offers step by step help videos to show teachers how to use technology in their teaching. • Won Times Higher Technology Award, British Council Technology Award and University of Westminster Excellence in teaching Award. • Last year 350,000 visitors to the site, 11,000 Twitter Followers and 14,000 subscribers to my monthly newsletter.
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ICT Tool 1-JING
• How to use JING • Allows you to record the screen of your computer as if you had a camera pointing at it. • I use it for providing feedback to students on their written work. • The idea generated enormous interest. Including appearance on TV, inclusion in a government report and widespread media coverage. • Example
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Imagine providing this as feedback.
• Student feedback on an essay about blogging.

• Student feedback on the design and layout of a student’s blog.
• Providing feedback on vocabulary

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A few of the publications
Recent paper in Norway Norway Newspapers and reports Independent Guardian JISC report

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Impacting on Quality
• • • • • • • • • • Student’s like the voice. Students’ feel it is more personal. More information is conveyed. Feedback can be elaborated on. Feedback can be very timely. Like ‘having the teacher sitting next to you’. Multimodal –Student learning styles. Motivating/authentic listening material Special needs students Stylistic benefits
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Why not get the students to use JING.
• Jing is free. We can get the students to use it. • They can record themselves speaking.. Telling a story Talking over a document/website Talking about a picture Providing feedback Providing reflections Answering questions
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Jing-Student to teacher
Examples • Talk about a timeline • Talking about a picture

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Reflection
• We often get our students to reflect on their lessons/dissertations/ learning. • Obvious techniques are Using diaries Questions Tick box and check lists • Continually disappointed with the results • Students don’t engage. • Could oral reflection be the way to go?
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ICT Tool 2-myBrainShark
• This tools allows students/teachers to upload PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Pictures, Video etc and then to add voice. • The content can then be shared via email, embedded or put on the internet. • Very versatile and reliable tool. • Impressive compression.
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myBrainShark-examples
• How to use myBrainShark • Students on EAP courses have loaded up PP presentations and then added their voice. Example • Students have loaded up PP slides about themselves with pictures and then added their voice and embedded them into blogs. • Students have loaded pictures and then described them. • Students have reflected on their lessons.
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Reflection with myBrainShark
• Would students do better reflections if they were oral? • Could I get students to reflect on their pair work/group work activities so I could learn more about the interactions. • Talk class, sent questions, students uploaded and added their answers orally and then shared with me. • Example
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Present.Me
• Proving very popular • Students can upload PDF, Word, PowerPoint and then add webcam • Great for distance learning, pair work oral work etc. • My own work has been in the domain of reflection.

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Present.Me in action
• How to use PresentMeExample of student working with PresentMe https://present.me/view/47956-wallwisheractivity-feedback-reflection

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Conclusions
• These 3 tools are currently the most popular on my site. • They all do something slightly different but they can overlap • They have possibilities in a whole range of areas including Feedback, speaking, Reflection, Distance Learning, Flipped Classroom
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References-my Work
 The original piece published in the Times Higher in 2006-Russell Stannard on feedback  Recent article published in Norway Peter's Article  Recent piece on JING in the GuardianGuardian Article

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Help videos for all the tools demonstrated.
• MybrainShark http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/brain/index.html • PresentMe http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/presentme/index.html • Jing http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/Jing/index.html http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/jingInReality/index.html

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Any questions…
My site • www.teachertrainingvideos..com (please sign up to the newsletter) My Twitter • Russell1955 My Facebook • https://www.facebook.com/teachertrainingvideos

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