#ICT4ELT Week3 task

And so this is my task for Week3 of this wonderful course: I decided to embed a video about myself

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Educanon and Zaption- working with videos in class

Last year I came across these two wonderful tools: Zaption & Educanon.

 

Educanon

 

 

Zaption

 

They are both tools to work with videos:

1. You register as you do with any other tool. The good thing is that you can register not only with Facebook or Google+ accounts but also with your Edmodo account which is quite confy. You can obviously opt to sign in using your email and username.

2. Once in, you must choose a video you want your students to work on by selecting it and pasting its URL.

3. Then you can add questions to the video by indicating where. It will stop and you create your Multiple Choice; True/ False; Open Answer or just a Reflective pause. You can also crop the video.

4. Once you’re done editing you can preview it in the students perspective

Good things:

a) You can work with any video you choose

b) Once  students start watching they can stop the recording but not rewind or forward it

c) There’s no time limit to complete the task

d) They can do it as a homework assignment or in class

There are some differences between these two tools such as features or type of questions permitted within the free plan. They are worth exploring!

Click on the following link and have a look:

http://www.educanon.com/public/21486/95077?cn=s

 

 

PDW – eTwinning in Guimarães, Portugal

I was fortunate to have made part of an eTwinning PDW (Professional Development Workshop) in my own country, from 6th to 8th November. It was great.
More than 100 teachers from more than 25 countries spent 3 days learning and working together.

First dinner with a wonderful table: Greece & France

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Ready for the Plennary session

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Final assignment: presenting for the Secretary of State on how to use Kahoot and Thinglink.

 

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And my final achievment!

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Student exchange program Portugal-Hungary

It all started in the eTwinning platform.

Éva Matyas from Hungary and I contacted and  started building an exchange programme between our schools.

1st step STUDENT SELECTION

Finding an equivalent number of students to engage in the activity. The selection process was left for the coordinator to decide. You can opt to select them by grades, randomly or by writing a motivation letter. At the end we came up with an uneven number 6-9… but everything went just fine!

2nd step PLANNING

The teachers involved prepare a plan for the 2 weeks – one in each country – involving the exchange students. This usually contemplates a working plan – attending lessons, watching and making presentations or others that the teachers decide together with them –  as well as a social one. Dates are settled and parents are informed.

3rd step A NAME FOR THE PROJECT

A name for the project. We chose: LET’S BLEND CULTURES because that’s precisely what we did.

4th step FUNDING?

The first question that may arise is: who pays for this? In fact student mobility requires money and as this is not an Erasmus+, we have to provide our own. How do we minimize the costs?

  • Students & teachers are accomodated in HOMESTAY, which means they stay with their project peer & his/her family
  • Meals are provided by the host family (breakfast & dinner) & by the hosting school (lunch)

That said, the only costs they incur are the flight fare and some pocket money.

It is feasible. It was feasible and for some of my students this was their ONCE IN A LIFETIME experience

16TH – 19TH MARCH 2014

DEPARTURE TIME: PORTUGUESE GROUP GOES TO BUDAPEST

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MY HUNGARIAN PARTNER EMI DERI

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STUDENT WELCOME IN THE AUDITORIUM

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THE SCHOOL’S CANTEEN. FOR SOME, THEIR FIRST CONTACT WITH DIFFERENT FOOD

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SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

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SOME FUN AT SCHOOL

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AND TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

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16TH – 21ST JUNE 2014

 AGAIN DEPARTURE TIME: HUNGARIAN GIRLS COME TO PORTO

WELCOMING CEREMONY WITH SCHOOL’S HEADMASTERS

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TIME TO WORK IN CLASS

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BIG SMILES THE WHOLE TIME

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SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

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INVOLVING PARENTS!

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AND SAYING GOODBYE…

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THEY SAY THEY HAD THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES.

I BELIEVE THEM.

😉