#EP 3 – Short Films, Drama and TechTalk interview with Graham Wilson from ClassQR

Hi everyone and welcome to Episode 3 of the #mfltwitterati podcast. In this episode, we hear about ways in which you can harness the power of social media and in particular Instagram and Snapchat to turn authentic resources into starter activities and make learning visible. We’ll find out what impact language ambassadors can have on a school’s ethos. There are also lots of ideas on how to integrate short films and drama into the languages classroom including flipping the classroom, green screening, digital storytelling, the benefits of attending a BFI Study Day and running a Film Club at your school.

Our TechTalk interview for this episode features and an exclusive chat with Graham Wilson from @Class_QR about his revolutionary app loved by many language teachers which enables users to give audio feedback as well as promote listening and speaking skills in and out of the classroom.

You can follow Joe (@joedale) and Noah (@SenorG) on Twitter, and follow the hashtag #mfltwitteratipodcast for more info. You can also email us with questions or ideas, info@mfltwitteratipodcast.com and subscribe to our newsletter to keep updated about the latest episode.

If you’ve enjoyed this episode of the #mfltwitterati podcast, please rate and review us on Apple’s Podcasts app so more language teachers can find us. You can subscribe to the #mfltwitterati podcast on the Apple Podcasts app, Google podcasts, Spotify, Overcast or Stitcher or wherever you listen to your podcasts. For more information and links, go to our podcast site mfltwitteratipodcast.com where there are lots of references to this episode content and all the previous episodes too!

The #mfltwitterati podcast – Celebrating the voices of the modern language teaching community!

Thank you for listening!

Joe and Noah

Full Show Notes and Clickable Timestamps

[1:13] Radar: Call for proposals for the FREE #mfltwitterati Conference on 27th April is now live is.gd/mfltwitteraticonference

[2:04] remove.bg – Remove the background from an image to make your own personalised photo story using your own photos and Creative Commons directory photosforclass.com which adds the attribution automatically to the images you download. Import your selfie and background into PowerPoint, Keynote or Google Slides and record the screen using Screencastify, Screencast-O-matic or iOS screen recording to add a voiceover for your presentation or dialogue. Check out Advanced Google Image Search or Flickr Creative Commons images too for more places to find royalty free images. Add remove.bg images to Book Creator for Chrome and use the Comic Book Style to make an eBook and add a voiceover.

[8:05] @voseando – Sebastian Gluzman: Flipping the classroom using EDpuzzle and adding listening comprehension questions to short online Grammar explanation videos.

[12:02] Creating your own grammar videos using ShowMe, iOS screenrecording and Pages to make your own screencasts to upload to Edpuzzle. Using Google Form Quizzes as an alternative to EdPuzzle. Overdubbing videos with Edpuzzle with your own voice. Using 30 second commercials and movie shorts or ‘cortometrajes’ to guide comprehension.

[14:41] MFLtwitterati Takeaway: @mcmcnultyteach – the power of setting up language ambassadors at your school, languages of the month videos and greenscreening with Android and iOS app Kinemaster. Building community and promoting student voice.

[21:44] @PRHSspanish – Meredith White: using Snapchat and Instagram in the world languages classroom to engage learners with authentic texts from the Spanish speaking world as well as sharing her own videos or photos written in Spanish or showcasing Spanish she finds in the real world. Using Snapchat as a broadcast medium promoting one way communication to share authentic resources in Spanish as a starter activity highlighting grammar points with captions and annotations. Creating physical books of your Instagram and Snapchat collections with Chatbooks.com and using them as language prize. See Storybird too. Using face filters and bitmojis when creating videos or photos in Spanish to ask questions and get students thinking. Doing a Twitter search for snapchat langchat to find lots of Meredith references.

[30:55] @Langloudoun: using Instagram to upload a summary or write a summary explaining what they had understood in their languages lesson as a plenary task to help them think more deeply about their learning. Incorporating social media to make learning visible and as a way of engaging learners.

[36:00] Linguascope

[37:04] MFL Show and Tell: focus on short films and drama.

[38:22] @erzsiculshaw – using the iOS app Do Ink Green Screen to do green screening in the primary languages classroom to encourage young learners to practise speaking when doing weather forecasts, conversations in a range of contexts such as a café, a beach, a football stadium, a rain forest, a market etc. Creating comics including the children as the characters along with superimposed backgrounds to improve their writing skills.

[40:13] @zorakhaled – Learning new skills and students’ leading their learning through multilingual digital storytelling, being inspired by a Goldsmiths University project and taking part in a British Film Institute event.

[41:07] @HHSModlang – the value in taking part in the SEET ‘Our World’ Filmmaking weekend for language learners to promote speaking and to learn new skills.

[42:45] @gorsey – Gorseville – One Stop Animation innovation – practising GCSE style transactional dialogues and publishing the results to a global audience on YouTube. The rigmarole of creating one stop animations ten years ago with Movie Maker.

[44.36] Creative multilingualism and the Multilingual Performance Project and drama workshops for teachers with video support.

[44.49] @creativelangs – Daniel Tyler-McTighe, the Director of the Multilingual Performance Project from Creative Multilingualism a four year research programme from Oxford University talking about the power of multilingualism and drama.

[46:01] @ghsmflofficial – Feedback from Maddy and Sarah who attended a MPP drama workshop in MFL

[49:50] Kate Dangerfield talking about the Connecta Short Film competition funded by Creative Multilingualism and run by the University of Roehampton which is designed to support teachers and pupils to make short films in any language

[52:20] @Lynne_SCILT – tips on using Short Films in the languages classroom – ‘Sound On Vision Off’

[56:02] @sarahjrosemfl and @mfl_ypant – winner of IntoFilm Club of the Month

[58:19] Mark Reid from the Education Department at the British Film Institute talking about screeninglanguages.org and their MFL Study Days. Mark would also love to hear from anyone interested in hosting a Study day in your local cinema. Email mark.reid@bfi.org.uk if you are.

[1:00:28] @languagestwitte – Frederique Cheyns from Townley Grammar School describes some of the activities which take place during a BFI Study Day.

[1:02:22] BFI is looking for new French, German & Spanish presenters to work with them to develop MFL study days for KS3-5. To find out more about these exciting freelance positions working with the BFI, please contact: Carol-Mei.Barker@bfi.org.uk

[1:02:59] Amazing resource of FREE short films – https://fibabc.abc.es

[1:03:36] No habla español? How Netflix could transform the way we learn languages

[1:04:03] TechTalk interview with Graham Wilson

[1:05:12] Experimenting with audio marking with QR codes and launching Vocal Recall

[1:08:44] Different use cases for Vocal Recall for giving audio feedback and promoting listening and speaking skills, speaking homeworks, listening comprehension worksheets, multilingual Christmas cards, triaramas, advent calendars, audio tours and audio treasure hunts

[1:12:09] The initial reaction to Vocal Recall

[1:14:10] The demise of Vocal Recall and starting again with ClassQR

[1:17:12] ClassQR’s features in the free version and premium subscription version as well as new plans on the horizon

[1:24:38] ClassQR’s GDPR compliance

[1:27:00] Going Live with ClassQR

[1:30:00] Summing up Episode 3

[1:33:40] Coming up in the next episode

Further links:

is.gd/mfltwitteraticonference

remove.bg

www.photosforclass.com

https://www.google.co.uk/advanced_image_search

https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons

Snapchat links

tinyurl.com/senorablancoshares

https://aatspsc.org/blog (Snapchat in the World Language Classroom)

http://ditchthattextbook.com/2016/04/11/15-ways-to-use-snapchat-in-classes-and-schools

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-snapchat-story-3486000

http://www.lindsaydoeslanguages.com/how-i-use-snapchat-for-language-learning

http://ditchthattextbook.com/2018/10/10/google-slides-templates-for-snapchat-games-in-class

http://todallycomprehensiblelatin.blogspot.com/2017/10/using-book-snapssnapchat.html

https://learn.g2crowd.com/snapchat-memories

https://laprofealta.weebly.com/blog/snapchat-in-the-spanish-classroom-she-has-clearly-lost-her-mind

http://mmetechie.blogspot.com/2016/07/snapsmashing-snapchat-not-just-for-kids.html

Creative Multilingualism links

https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/resources/multilingual-drama-teaching-activities

https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/blog/exploring-multilingualism/teacher-feedback-using-drama-activities-mfl-lessons

https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/projects/multilingual-performance-project

https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/blog/exploring-multilingualism/multilingual-film-competition-schools

https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/teaching-guides-making-short-films

Movie Talk

https://www.intofilm.org/news-and-views/articles/foreign-language-film-to-boost-language

https://www.intofilm.org/do-i-need-a-licenceBFI

https://www.screeninglanguages.org

https://www.bfi.org.uk/education-research/screening-languages

Free short films

https://fibabc.abc.es

Language Learning with Netflix

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/mar/02/netflix-languages-education

https://languagelearningwithnetflix.com

#EP 2 – Virtual Reality, Translation and TechTalk interview with David Shanks

Wow! Well what a response to episode 1! Thank you all so much for your feedback and for spreading the word. We hope you like Episode 2 as much which looks at useful Facebook Groups for language teachers, purposeful virtual and augmented reality activities for bringing language learning to life and a whole host of ideas on integrating translation into the languages classroom.

For our TechTalk interview we speak to David Shanks (@HFLanguages) about different ways he uses research to inform his language lessons including spaced repetition, low stakes testing, creating speaking homeworks and the power of an audience.

You can follow Joe (@joedale) and Noah (@SenorG) on Twitter, and follow the hashtag #mfltwitteratipodcast for more info. You can also email us with questions or ideas, info@mfltwitteratipodcast.com and subscribe to our newsletter to keep updated about the latest episode.

If you’ve enjoyed this episode of the #mfltwitterati podcast, please rate and review us on Apple’s Podcasts app so more language teachers can find us. You can subscribe to the #mfltwitterati podcast on the Apple Podcasts app, Google podcasts, Spotify, Overcast or Stitcher or wherever you listen to your podcasts. For more information and links, go to our podcast site mfltwitteratipodcast.com where there are lots of references to this episode content and all the previous episodes too!

The #mfltwitterati podcast – Celebrating the voices of the modern language teaching community!

Thank you for listening!

Joe and Noah

Full Show Notes with Clickable Timestamps

[1:10] Radar:  Thanks to @UxlgFu, @VanessaSpallone, @JohnWilsonML, @Fionnualalir, @Beckyjoy @frederiqueCheyn for their feedback about episode 1

[7:28] @CatherineKU72 describing new Facebook Group – Technology for language teaching and learning. Other Facebook groups worth checking out: Secondary MFL Matters, ISMLA, Languages in Primary Schools (LIPS], Global Innovative Language Teachers, Tech for World Languages, Teachers of Spanish Heritage Speakers, CI Liftoff, iFLT/NTPRS/CI Teaching

[10:30] MFLtwitterati Takeaway: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality ideas from @NicoleNaditz on using Google Expeditions, Google Tour Builder and Figment.

[16:21] @missreedspanish: using iPod Touches and Google Cardboard to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

[19:26] Linguascope

[20:32] MFL Show and Tell: Translations ideas – Untangled translations described by:

[21:23] @MelissaBullock1

[22:59] @MflKat

[24:34] @petitejoueuse

[29:17] @miss_mcinnes – Paper chain translations

[30:41] @Mlleeasby – straw game inspired by @srtamcarthy

[32:44] @ValeLanguages – running dictation inspired by @freakybutton 

[37:10] @OLSPCKLanguages – Juvenes Translatores Competition

[41:10] @PaulKayeEUlangs

[43:37] U.K. Winner Natalia Glazman 

[45:14] @errolmoneil Training Students To Use Google Translate And Online Dictionaries For Class

[46:16] @benoitledevedec French Pop Video Competition 

[48:42] TechTalk interview with David Shanks @HFLanguages

[49:50] Getting a taste of EdTech in action

[51:40] Studying an MA. Pragmatic use of technology

[53:38] Using tech for speaking out of the classroom, speaking of homework

[54:49] Using Quizlet for vocabulary learning, spaced repetition and distance learning

[55:17] Plickers for informal, low stakes testing

[57:36] Bridging the Digital divide

[59:01] Bringing research based practice into the classroom

[1:02:37] Setting up Duolingo competitions

[1:06:47] Exploring eTwinning and digital storytelling with Storybird for promoting writing

[1:11:03] Impact on being a member of the #mfltwitterati

[1:12:58] Coming up in the next episode

Links

https://weteachlang.com/2019/01/18/ep-88-with-errol-oneill (Part 1)

https://weteachlang.com/2019/01/25/ep-89-with-errol-oneill-part-ii (Part 2)

ACTFL 18 presentation plus supplementary materials https://goo.gl/UG4L9t

David Shanks – extended show notes –

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11dnPFkzRcS_t5eiC91D2fFglVw-CFjkzYgXId4OA5Yg/edit

SAMR Model – https://www.schoology.com/blog/samr-model-practical-guide-edtech-integration

#EP 1 – Finding your tribe, European Day of Languages and TechTalk Interview with Rachel Smith

After months of planning and preparation, we are delighted to launch the first episode proper of the #mfltwitterati podcast and we can’t wait to hear your feedback! In this episode, Joe and Noah discuss the #mflchat, Flipgrid, the power of the #mfltwitterati community, pronunciation practice and different ways #mfltwitterati celebrated European Day of Languages.

For our TechTalk interview we speak to Rachel Smith (@lancslassrach) about different creative ways she uses iPads in her language lessons.

You can follow Joe (@joedale) and Noah (@SenorG) on Twitter, and follow the hashtag #mfltwitteratipodcast for more info. You can also email us with questions or ideas, info@mfltwitteratipodcast.com and subscribe to our newsletter to keep updated about the latest episode.

If you’ve enjoyed this episode of the #mfltwitterati podcast, please rate and review us on Apple’s Podcasts app so more language teachers can find us. You can subscribe to the #mfltwitterati podcast on the Apple Podcasts app, Google podcasts, Spotify, Overcast or Stitcher or wherever you listen to your podcasts. For more information and links, go to our podcast site mfltwitteratipodcast.com where there are lots of references to this episode content and all the previous episodes too!

The #mfltwitterati podcast – Celebrating the voices of the modern language teaching community!

Thank you for listening!

Joe and Noah

Full Show Notes with Clickable Timestamps

[01:26] Radar: #mflchat – @BexN91 blog

[04:57] Flipgrid – @sarahisabellamc’s use of Flipgrid for speaking assessment, student voice and feedback plus @jeanine_karam’s Flipgrid book club

[10:59] MFLtwitterati Takeaway: @chasing_ling finding a school placement to teach German thanks to the #MFLtwitterati

[14:20] @braesmodlang’s use of the iOS and Android Natural Reader app for pronunciation practice

[16:48] Linguascope

[17:55] MFL Show and Tell: European Day of Languages Special

[18:20] @CeriAnwen – Bake off with celebrity judging

[19:53] @OANewbold_MFL – EDL Quiz, European cake bake, MFL Film night

[21:03] @dfrancismfl – MFL Photobooth, food tasting, interactive games, slideshows of trips

[22:16] @KBirchall31 – Greenscreening with EAL students, Hot Air Balloons, bunting and menus competition, themed lunches, treasure hunts, form quizzes, celebrity linguists and teachers, thank you lessons.

[23:47] @mr_struth – Languages week – language challenge grids, making videos, a talent competition, a movie night, language taster sessions, a lunchtime concert, visits to primaries, language oriented lessons across the curriculum

[27:18] TechTalk interview with Rachel Smith @lancslassrach

[28:40] Impact and support of the #mfltwitterati and Apple Distinguished Educator communities

[31:40] @APlutino’s research suggesting a Twitter community can perform the same role as Vygotsy’s More Knowledgable Other (MKO)

[34:22] teaching speaking creatively with Clips by Apple

[34:52] drawing and animating in Keynote

[35:42] recording audio in iWorks

[36:24] collaboration with Rosie Kolster (@MrsCyclingFan) creating a virtual reality eBook with Google Street View, 360 photos, and StorySpheres to describe students’ local area

[41:15] the value of giving students an audience for their work and creating memories

[42:58] practising verbs with raps, Live Loops and GarageBand

[47:52] reinforcing the perfect tense using one stop animation and iMotion with mini-whiteboards

[52:23] the importance of developing digital skills and life long collaborative learning

[57:37] Coming up in Episode 2

Links

https://learninglinguist.wordpress.com/tag/mflchat

https://www.naturalreaders.com/

https://research-publishing.net/display_article.php?doi=10.14705/rpnet.2017.innoconf2016.661

https://musingsfromtheisland.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/half-a-world-away-vr-helping-to-cross-the-cultural-divide/

Let’s make some noise. Using GarageBand Live Loops to make verb songs

Stop all the clocks! Stop motion animation in the MFL classroom.

Welcome to the #MFLTwitterati podcast!

Are you the type of language teacher who likes to be inspired by new ideas to enhance your classroom practice? Are you a pro-active sort of person who likes to seek out your own professional development from like-minded virtual colleagues. Do you like being part of a supportive online community who love to promote language learning in all its facets? If yes, then the #mfltwitterati podcast, might be a great resource for you. Every month you’ll hear from innovative classroom practitioners sharing their ideas with you, their tips and tricks and new tools and apps for you to try out in your own classroom. Sounds good? Then go to mfltwitteratipodcast.com to find out more.