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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
Myna, online audio editor
Scholastic Mini-Dictionary, definition generator
ScreenToaster, online screen capture
VoiceThread, media discussion

Visit the links below to ensure you can view them

Dafont, font repository
Docstoc, professional document sharing
Google Translate, language translation
LexTutor, data-driven learning

Lorem Ipsum, place holder text generator

Microsoft Office Online, office document resources
PDPhoto, copyright free photos
Photobucket, photo sharing resource
Picnik, image-photo editor
Project Gutenburg, copyright free texts

SpellingCity, activities generator
TeacherTube, education video sharing
Vocabgrabber, word list generator
Voki, talking avatar creator
Wikipedia, encyclopedia
Writeboard, wiki
Zamzar, online file conversion

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 Specializing in gag effects.

Image Chef Includes video and text art.

PhotoShop Express  Online version of the industry standard software application.

Photo505 More digital FX for photos.

Photofunia And more of the same.

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

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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