Category: Digital Technologies for Language Teaching

My PLE: Two years on

Above is my original PLE. I made at the start of my Masters in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching just over two years ago. It would seem that my world at that time was divided simply in two, where I gained and shared knowledge through and with people and computers. It looks like I had Read More …

Cultivating a Community of Online Learners

Technological developments make learning online convenient, accessible and in many cases, free. Yet, there are stories of high dropout rates and the fear of loneliness confirms distance is both geographical and psychological. So can online programmes be effectively designed to allow learners to feel part of a community and thus go the distance of the course? This Read More …

Padlet: A Test

Created with Padlet What is Padlet? If Google Docs is a blank sheet of paper, that is shared vertically, then Padlet is a blank wall that is shared horizontally. Much like Google Docs, this wall is built for collaborative work. You can access it anytime, anywhere, and you can put or hang whatever you like Read More …

FlipSnack: A Test

Using FlipSnack as a Research Scrapbook I am collecting ideas for my big research project next semester – images, articles, journal articles, book recommendations, etc. and I wanted to find a good place to store all this information. So here I am trying FlipSnack, a free page flip software that enables you to create stylish Read More …

Vocaroo: A Test

Facilitating Speaking Practice (Youku video – Vocaroo introduction for my students. The Youtube video with subtitles is here. I couldn’t figure out how to get my subtitles on the Youku video, which was a real shame as my students cannot access Youtube. Working on it!) I am currently responsible for helping my students practice and Read More …

Survey Monkey: A Test

Survey Monkey: A Test from karinapearl I start as I mean to go on. That is, I am trying out digital tools with my guinea pigs, sorry, students (!) from day one of the first semester. I currently have two groups of ‘sophomore’ students (I had to double-check the meaning – it doesn’t exist in Read More …

Bamboo Paper: A Test

Inspired by Sandy Millin’s post about taking sketch-notes, a more creative form of traditional note-taking, and a Beijing-based friend who uses sketch app’s to promote her business, I downloaded the Bamboo Paper & Paper 53 apps to my ipad mini. The first result of which you can see above. Not exactly detailed, but colourful enough, Read More …

Knovio Mobile: A Test

Visual Storytelling As a regular user of online presentation tool Knovio, I was invited to test their new app for mobile phones. The Knovio team envisage users of this portable tool to document and present information in the form of visual stories. My first attempt at using Knovio Mobile was very intuitive, and by uploading Read More …

My Digital Self – Karina The ThingLink Avatar

Here I am testing the capabilities of ThingLink – a digital tool that adds an interactive layer to any photo or video. Hover your mouse over one of the embedded icons/white circles and you will gain access to additional information in the form of text, image, audio and/or video. ThingLink tool has great appeal for Read More …

(MA) DTLT: TECW – Week 29 – Two Online Tools for Reading & Writing

Web 2.0 Creative Writing Tools and This week I began to think about what online tools would be suitable for enhancing reading and writing skills. With sooo many to choose from, I reviewed a list given by my tutor and selected two candidates: Curriculet and Little Bird’s Tales. Curriculet is a digital reading platform which Read More …