Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Technology Training Videos for Teachers

Let’s face it, whether you are a teacher, instructional designer, teaching assistant or multimedia developer, the sheer amount of new tools being released on the Internet makes it difficult to stay up to date with what’s new and what can apply best to your specific discipline. So instead of wasting hours randomly searching for new things when you have a spare moment (or clipping Dell coupons), I would suggest you consult regularly with Russell Stannard. He runs a great site called Already he has a multitude of great videos that I have sampled, including videos on topics like:
  • JING-Fantastic Screencasting Tool
  • Easy podcasting
  • Introduction to Moodle
  • Make on-line surveys
  • Downloading from YouTube
  • How to use Blogger
  • All about Delicious
  • Photoshop basics
All free for you to use. Russell Stannard is a principal lecturer in Multimedia/ICT at the University of Westminster in London England and his academic focus is on English language teaching. He has taken the time to create several videos outlining tools and websites that are specifically useful to English language teaching, such as:
  • Amazing 3D dialogue builder
  • Best ELT sites 2008
  • Best pronunciation Sites
  • Great dictation site
  • Voicethread presentation tool
  • Review of the best ELT podcasts
So overall he provides a fantastic repository of short videos that can help you in your research for useful tools in your teaching related practice. You can keep up to date with Russell’s new material by either subscribing to his email newsletter on his website or following him on twitter.

If you find any of these resources especially useful, let us know by leaving a comment below.


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