Interactive FSL NotebookTeachers and students can continuously send and create content through Explain Everything in order to build an interactive notebook that highlights student learning throughout the school year. Interactive notebooks can be used for reviewing new concepts and completing assignments. The reason I chose Explain Everything is because it also provides the option of documenting student voice.
Here are a few ways that Explain Everything can redefine your FSL classroom:
Online Resources/videosExplain Everything makes it easy for teachers to share interactive resources and videos with students. Why reinvent the wheel when the web is filled with great websites that provide great resources, such as IDELLO, TFO and even YouTube! Simply press on the "+" to input videos and web browsers into an EE project.
|Picture prompts can be both funny and engaging!|
Examples of Reflection Prompts:
-Qu'est-ce que tu as appris en écoutant le clip?
-Qu'est-ce que tu as observé dans le vidéo?
-Qu'est-ce qui s'est passé?
-Quelles compétences métacognitives as-tu utilisé?
Examples of Practice Prompts:
A1 Learner: I can
-Parle-moi de ta famille (parents,
-Quelles sont les choses que tu aimes? Que tu n'aimes pas?
-Parle-moi de tes amis.
-Quelles nourritures aimes-tu manger?
-Où es-tu né? Décris ta ville.
-Quel sujet aimes-tu le plus/le moins à l'école? Pourquoi?
-Quelle est votre film préférée? Pourquoi?
-Que fais-tu pendant les vacances, le weekend?
-Veux-tu aller à l'université ou au collège? Pour étudier quelle matière?
-Comment te vois-tu dans 10 ans?
Get creative by providing students with pictures as prompts! This could also allow students to explore different vocabulary
Teacher tutorialsAs educators, we know that students work and learn at different paces which is why it is essential to provide extra support to those students who require more processing time. Short, engaging video tutorials are great resources to provide students with so they can access and re-watch the lesson whenever needed. There are a few great apps to help teachers create tutorials such as iMovie, Spark Video, TouchCast Studio, Book Creator, and of course Explain Everything! The example provided here was created in Explain Everything and exported as a video.
Interactive, authentic activities that focus on all areas of the CEFRThe interactive touch and record features in Explain Everything allow for so many great opportunities for authentic learning in the FSL classroom. Students can show their learning while speaking which reinforces the authenticity of activities.
Example of authentic activities:
|Find animated pictures online through Google Images.|
Challenge your students by adding extra slides with different scenarios. For example, at the clothing store they could be told that the item they are looking for is not available and they need to look for something different.
A1: I can understand simple directions to get from X to Y, by foot or public transport.
For this activity, students are provided with an animated map and an audio recording of the teacher giving directions. Students must listen to the recording and use the pen or highlighter to draw the directions on the map.
Create an EE project with moveable images that students could potentially purchase. Using the record feature, students record themselves ordering items while moving them into place.
This activity should be collaborative. Provide groups of students with scenarios and ask them to talk it out! Students can use the "New Video" feature to show their interaction or they can import avatars instead. Some scenarios could include organizing a birthday dinner for a friend, getting together to see a movie, or meeting up at a friend's house after school.
Stay tuned for more ways to help redefine your FSL class with Explain Everything! If you are doing something innovative in your own class, I would love to hear about it!