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Let's Speak, Web Tools & Apps for Kids, #AmTESOL Webinar. Digital Dialogues: Speaking Activities, Web Tools & Apps (All Ages) Speaking Tools & Apps. American TESOL Webinar, Teaching with Speaking Tools and Apps. Voicethread Resources. Voxopop - a voice based eLearning tool. Video Testimonials. Shmuppet - The Virtual Puppet Application for iPhone, iPod touch (2nd generation), iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store. Blabberize.com - Got a picture? Blabberize it! SoundCloud+QR Codes=A Gallery of Students' Voices - Getting Smart by @JohnHardison1 - Email Share February 15, 2013 - by John Hardison 15 Email Share For a multitude of reasons, teaching in today’s time is nothing short of exciting.

One such reason for so much enthusiasm is the availability of educational technology. It seems every day I discover a new technology tool that offers to enhance, structure, or assess a lesson plan. Not too long ago, a few clicks of the mouse had me calculating how I could improve an already-strong lesson plan. The equation? SoundCloud + QR Codes = A Gallery of Students’ Voices. The Foundational Lesson Plan I try my very best to never put the cart before the horse. For one of our recent classroom assignments, students needed to demonstrate mastery of certain poetry terms and genres of American Literature by writing their own songs. The Problem We are absolutely blessed in Studio 113 to have a mini-recording studio with a microphone and Peavey mixer that run through a desktop computer equipped with Mixcraft 6 .

The Solution The Process. Ipadio. MyBrainshark - Add your voice to presentations, share online, and track viewing. Voicee : Talk Whenever! for iPhone. Voki Talking Avatars. Voki is an application that lets you create personalized avatars to use on your wikis, blogs or websites.

Voki Talking Avatars

You can also e-mail these wonderful characters. This free web 2.0 tool is a great way to motivate learners of any age, because they are very interactive and provide various options for students to customize them. It’s a great way to improve your students' speaking and listening skills in an engaging and innovative way. Below,you can see examples of vokis that were created by kindergarten kids!! You can also have a dialogue between Vokis. One of the best ways I like to use Voki avatars is to have students develop characters for digital storytelling projects. More great Voki links from. Voki Home. Www.voki.com/lesson_plans.php. Pronunciation. Pronunciation Lessons Intonation - Intonation is the rising and falling sounds of the voice when speaking.

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Intonation (Part 2) - Phrasing - In addition to the intonation of a statement, there is another aspect of speech that indicates meaning -- phrasing. Intonation (Part 3) - Contrast - Once the intonation of new information is established, you'll soon notice that there is a pattern that breaks that flow. When you want to emphasize one thing over another, you reflect this contrast with pitch change. Intonation (Part 4) - In any language, there are areas of overlap, where one category has a great deal in common with a different category.

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Manifesto for Conference Presenters

We came from every corner of the globe to watch YOU. Not anyone else. From a comprehensive range of options, YOU were the elected. Show confidence, even when you are shaking inside. P.s.: This post was inspired by a great in-depth discussion during the IATEFL Conference 2013, in Liverpool, with great educators Mabel Castro, Vini Nobre and Paulo Machado.