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Digital materials preparation for TESOL (Week 1)

Posted by Mariel Amez on January 15, 2010

During this EVO 2010 I have also enrolled for another session: Digital material preparation techniques and resources for TESOL professionals.

It is taught on Moodle, with weekly chats on TappedIn. I missed the first chat because I failed to check the platform, believing I would get a notification, but apparently my registration was incomplete, or something of the sort. I must confess I have not quite adapted to Moodle yet.

The Preparation Checklist instructed us to:

Join TappedIn

Become a member of the following free Internet resources:
Ask500People, polling the world www.ask500People.com
Myna, online audio editor aviary.com/tools/myna
Scholastic Mini-Dictionary, definition generator wordwizard.scholastic.com/minidictionary
ScreenToaster, online screen capture www.screentoaster.com
VoiceThread, media discussion www.voicethread.com

Visit the links below to ensure you can view them

Dafont, font repository www.dafont.com
Docstoc, professional document sharing www.docstoc.com
Google Translate, language translation translate.google.com
LexTutor, data-driven learning www.lextutor.ca

Lorem Ipsum, place holder text generator www.lipsum.com

Microsoft Office Online, office document resources office.microsoft.com
PDPhoto, copyright free photos www.pdphoto.org
Photobucket, photo sharing resource www.photobucket.com
Picnik, image-photo editor www.picnik.com
Project Gutenburg, copyright free texts www.gutenberg.org

SpellingCity, activities generator www.spellingcity.com
TeacherTube, education video sharing www.teachertube.com
Vocabgrabber, word list generator www.visualthesaurus.com
Voki, talking avatar creator www.voki.com
Wikipedia, encyclopedia www.wikipedia.com
Writeboard, wiki www.writeboard.com
Zamzar, online file conversion www.zamzar.com

Week one has been about introductions, getting to know the environments (including the Moodle wiki)  and working with images.

I first tried Picnik, and created this:

Our tutor recommended these other Online Photo Manipulation Tools:

Fun Photo Box  http://funphotobox.com Specializing in gag effects.

Image Chef  http://www.imagechef.com. Includes video and text art.

PhotoShop Express https://www.photoshop.com  Online version of the industry standard software application.

Photo505  http://www.photo505.com/. More digital FX for photos.

Photofunia  http://photofunia.com/. And more of the same.

So I played with ImageChef
Beach custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more - ImageChef.com

And with Photofunia:

This has really been a lot of fun! I even gave Voki a try, but, of course, it won’t embed in WP, and does not even give me a link!

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