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No. 68 Video Presentations for or by learners, and a Great Dictation Site (2011年03月10日)

カテゴリー: The Treasure Hunt Club
■ The Treasure Hunt Club No. 68
March 2011 Treasure Hunt
Video Presentations for or by learners, and a Great Dictation Site
Marcel Van Amelsvoort (Kanagawa Prefectural College of Foreign Studies

In previous columns I have looked at sites where learners can access videolessons and ways to get more out of YouTube. This month I’d like to introducesome sites where teachers can make use of video with their learners. And by‘make use of’, I mean the teacher either makes video or multi-mediapresentationsfor learners or gets the learners make their own presentations and share themwith each other.

Animoto is a site for making multimedia presentations by teachers or learners.Animoto makes it easy to make audio-visual presentations. It “automaticallyanalyzes music, photos and video clips, and coordinates them into a customvideo leaving you and your students free to focus on the content and narrativeof their videos.” Then you share your videos by e-mail, put them on your blog,export them to YouTube, or download them into your own computer for offlineuse. http://animoto.com/

I certainly have mentioned VoiceThread before, but for anyone who hasn’tseen it, it is certainly worth a look. You may, like many other teachers, wantto think about getting an account. Basically, you make video presentationsand then host discussions (voice or text) online. http://voicethread.com/

Another site I listed several years ago but deserves a re-mention is Glogster.This site allows you to make audio-visual posters on the web including text,images, and video. Comments can also be enabled. Great for student-producedprojects. http://edu.glogster.com/

And finally, Listen and Write is a site where learners can listen toand do dictationfor audio or videos. The audio is chunked and synched with the dictation task.You can upload your own audio or link to YouTube videos. Very nice. The onlyproblem is that you have to provide the transcripts.http://www.listen-and-write.com/