Classics and ICT - Association for Latin Teaching

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Classics and ICT
Helen Lowe and Ana Martin
[email protected]
[email protected]
ICT resources and tools
• There are so many materials, learning
resources and teaching tools available that it
is impossible to provide a definitive list.
• The following is a selection of websites,
computer programs and iPad apps that might
be of some interest and help to you
• Practical / technical issues are addressed here
Just a few popular websites
• ARLT – of course!
http://www.arlt.co.uk
• The Classics Library
http://www.theclassicslibrary.com
• Perseus Digital Library
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/
• Cambridge Latin Course
http://cambridgescp.com/Upage.php?p=clc^t
op^home
Classics resources
• The Latin Library – for texts
http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/index.html
• Panoply – vase animations (as seen at ARLT!)
http://www.panoply.org.uk
• Theoi – quality copyright free images & more
http://www.theoi.com
• British Museum
http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk
Classics resources
• Eton Greek Project
http://www.etoncollege.com/GreekProject.aspx?nid=e
19484e6-707c-44d4-a3d7-f8b93df8751f
• Athenaze Greek Exercises
http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/greek/
• Ariadne: Resources for Athenaze
https://www.cornellcollege.edu/classical_studies/ariad
ne/
• Open University – introducing Ancient Greek
http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/greek/ and
Reading Classical Greek with Reading Greek textbook
http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading-classical-greek/
Online courses – active
• MOOC – Massive Open Online Courses:
good for blending with your own teaching
http://www.mooc-list.com
• Coursera – online courses with international
universities
https://www.coursera.org
• edX – online courses from top universities
https://www.edx.org
Podcasts and lectures – passive
• In Our Time, AHOW – two BBC radio series available as
podcasts – thousands of programmes to choose from
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ahow/all
• iTunesU - podcasts, e.g. Stanford Virgil (Susanna
Braund), Ancient Greek History (Donald Kagan)
Content from iTunes Store, app from App Store
• ClickView – online video library (subsription required)
http://online.clickview.co.uk/SignIn?returnUrl=http://o
nline.clickview.co.uk/
Recording computer actions –
screencasts
Record your actions on the computer screen, with
sound (computer-based as they don’t work without
Java on iPads – but see also apps):
• Jing
http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
• Screencast-o-matic
http://www.screencast-omatic.com/screen_recorder
• Screenr – instant screencasts (no need to sign up)
http://www.screenr.com
Presenting work
• Prezi
A different kind of presentation experience –
avoid “death by PowerPoint”
http://prezi.com
• eXeLearning
Allows you to collate work and display as a
website without any web designing skills
http://exelearning.org
File sharing
“Cloud-based” or virtual file storage is good for
saving and sharing teaching files and student work
Here are just a few options (in no particular order):
• Dropbox
www.dropbox.com
• Google Drive
http://drive.google.com
• iCloud – Apple’s virtual storage system
https://www.icloud.com
File sharing
• SkyDrive – Microsoft’s version
https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=wsignin1.0
&rpsnv=11&ct=1375113795&rver=6.2.6289.0
&wp=MBI_SSL_SHARED&wreply=https:%2F%2
Fskydrive.live.com%2F&lc=2057&id=250206&
cbcxt=sky&mkt=en-GB&cbcxt=sky
Collaboration
• Google+ has loads of different tools
https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=oz&passiv
e=1209600&continue=https://plus.google.com/?gpsrc%3Dgpl
p0%26partnerid%3Dgplp0
• Wiggio – create groups for emailing and file sharing
http://wiggio.com
• WordPress – free online blog or website, plus other functions
http://wordpress.com
• Google Blogger
https://www.blogger.com/features
• Tumblr
https://www.tumblr.com
Collaboration and tracking
• MoPad – Mozilla collaborative site
https://etherpad.mozilla.org
– set up for student collaboration
– track contributions
• OneNote – online and a free app
http://www.onenote.com
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run collaborative projects and track changes
make notes with images, handwriting, text, etc
can be shared via an embedded link on a school intranet
no account required
Classroom tools
• Random.org
For dividing students into randomly selected groups or
producing shuffled lists
http://www.random.org
• Timer – there are many available, e.g.
https://www.teachit.co.uk/custom_content/Timer/clock3.h
tml
• Padlet – use for plenary or AfL – like digital Post It notes
http://padlet.com
• IHMC CmapTools – create concept maps
http://cmap.ihmc.us/download/
Sound and vision
Video and audio programs for PC
• MovieMaker – Microsoft film editing software
http://windows.microsoft.com/engb/windows-live/movie-maker#t1=overview
• Audacity – free sound recording and editing
program
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
Sound and vision
Video and audio programs for Mac
Both programs are also available as iPhone /
iPad apps:
• iMovie – Apple’s film editor
http://www.apple.com/uk/ilife/imovie/
• GarageBand – Apple’s music recording and
editing progam
http://www.apple.com/uk/ilife/garageband/
Image manipulation and comic strips
• Pixlr – free online image editing software
http://pixlr.com
• Make Believe Comics – make your own comic
strips
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com
• Comic Life – another one for making comic
strips
http://comic-life.en.softonic.com
Content curation
• Pinterest – online pinboard website:
Select, edit and share content from around the
web – use for directed tasks, preparation /
research, plenary exercises, AfL, feedback etc
https://pinterest.com
• Scoop It! – also use this as a virtual pinboard for
gathering together online articles
http://www.scoop.it
• Spotify – useful for creating a playlist to suit
works, characters etc
https://www.spotify.com
Online resources for teachers…
Puzzle and quiz creation tools for teachers, e.g.
• The Whiteboard Blog – 12 puzzle and quiz creation tools for
teachers
http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2011/05/12-puzzle-and-quizcreation-tools/
• Teachers Direct – Blockbusters, word searches etc
http://www.teachers-direct.co.uk/resources/webresources/education-links.aspx
• Quia Web – educational games, quizzes etc – choose from existing
(Latin and Classics categories) or make your own (subscription
necessary) – requires Java
http://www.quia.com/web
• PowerPoint, of course!
…forms, questionnaires, quizzes…
• Google forms – create your own forms / surveys (just one of the
Google apps available)
http://www.google.com/drive/apps.html
• Survey Monkey – free online survey and questionnaire tool
https://www.surveymonkey.com
• Socrative – classroom quizzes with immediate feedback
http://m.socrative.com/lecturer/#mainScreen
• Mentimeter – create online questions
with immediate / live answers and feedback
https://www.mentimeter.com
• Piazza – “ask, answer, explore…”
https://piazza.com
• Quizlet – simple free learning tools for students & teachers
http://quizlet.com
quizzes, puzzles, games…
• Wordle – make your own word clouds
http://www.wordle.net
• Tagxedo – another word cloud site
http://www.tagxedo.com
• Memrise – quizzes etc for languages – existing or make your own (there is
also an app)
http://www.memrise.com/home/
• What2Learn – online games and quizzes
http://www.what2learn.com/games/add/
• Microsoft Excel – functionality for creating quizzes
• e-Chalk – online teaching resources for IWBs
http://www.echalk.co.uk/index.aspx
• Discovery Education – Free Puzzlemaker
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/free-puzzlemaker/
Social media sites
You may find these useful for research, sharing
resources / information etc, but always check
school data / child protection guidelines before
using – these are just a few of the better-known:
• Facebook https://www.facebook.com
• Twitter https://twitter.com
• Instagram http://instagram.com
There’s an app for that!
Apps for teaching and learning
using iPads
There’s an app for that!
• There are thousands of apps available (plus
you can make your own) and there are new
ones being released all the time, so the ones
that follow represent just a small selection
• All of those shown are suitable for iOS / Apple
devices (owing to their increasing presence in
schools) but not necessarily for the Android
platform – and there are plenty that are
available for Android and not Apple devices!
Getting hold of apps
• The vast majority of the apps shown are
available via iTunes, but some require a visit to
the relevant website (all icons are linked to a
source webpage)
• Apple operate a Volume Purchase Programme
(VPP) for schools which offers discounts for
purchases of 20+ copies, e.g. Pipiatum at half
price
Latin apps
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SPQR
Latin
GCSE Latin
Speed Latin (free version or paid upgrade)
Learn Latin
LatinOWL iPad
Imperium Word Tools
CLC (currently only available on US iTunes)
More Latin, Greek etc…
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Latin I – Common Entrance to GCSE
Pipiatum – three Common Entrance Levels
Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek [vocab tester]
Attikos
Londinium
Roma
Pompeii HD
Display tools - AirPlay
Display your iPad screen on the interactive
whiteboard (IWB), record input or turn an iPad
into an IWB:
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Apple AirPlay is not actually an app, but is
integral to many portable Apple devices
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Mirrors your iPad (with iOS7 or later),
iPhone, iPod Touch on another screen,
whiteboard, Apple TV, HDTV and speakers
(via Apple TV)
Display tools
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Doceri – displays an iPad screen on an IWB with AirPlay or
through a Mac / PC
– Control a computer through your iPad
– Connect wirelessly to an associated computer – with
the download US$30 but a teacher rebate is available
(conditions apply – of course!)
Reflector – also an AirPlay receiver and (like AirPlay) it is
not an app, but:
– Mirrors an iPad or iPhone to a Mac or PC
– Enables your iPad to communicate wirelessly with any
computer connected to the IWB – free trial for 10
mins / US$12.99
Class / student management
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iDoceo – teacher’s assistant: set up class lists
for recording attendance, achievement, etc;
timetable, resource manager (costs £4.99)
TeacherKit – personal organiser for classes &
student: attendance, grades, behaviour etc
(similar to iDoceo – free)
ClassDojo – use to show immediate feedback
on student effort and achievement – most
effective with younger pupils
Workflow, file sharing, collaboration
Manage workflow, distribute information, share
work with students – and vice versa, enable
collaborative group work, allow students to submit
work and receive feedback
Available for computer or as a free app:
• iCloud – Apple’s “cloud-based” storage system
https://www.icloud.com
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Evernote – versatile management and
organisational tool
https://evernote.com
Workflow, collaborating and sharing
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Dropbox – cloud-based file storage and
sharing
https://www.dropbox.com
Skype / Facetime (on Apple devices) for online
collaboration (computer or app)
http://www.skype.com/en/
Edmodo – closed social network, post / share
assignments, receive grades, track progress,
share content
https://www.edmodo.com
Screencasting and whiteboards
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Explain Everything – screencasting, interactive
whiteboard and more (£1.99)
Educreations – turns an iPad into a recordable
whiteboard
ShowMe – personal interactive whiteboard –
records a limited amount of in-app writing /
sketching
Jot! – simple whiteboard, live sketch sharing
Splashtop Whiteboard (£6.99)
More whiteboards…
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Screenchomp – record annotations &
audio
Whiteboard HD £2.99 – whiteboard app
Smart Whiteboard HD – simple whiteboard
SyncSpace – collaborative zoomable
whiteboard
Groupboard – collaborative whiteboard
BaiBoard – collaborative whiteboard
Quizzes, flashcards, presentations –
create and share (app / computer)
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Memrise – for learning languages including Latin;
existing quizzes or make your own; with live
interactivity; teacher and student apps but you /
students can also interact via the website
Socrative – access existing and set up your own (easier
on computer) interactive quizzes etc with immediate
feedback – requires teacher and student apps
Nearpod – access existing public interactive
presentations, quizzes, tests etc and create your own –
with live feedback, no student sign up required
Cram – create and access a huge range of existing
flashcards for students – requires student sign up
Presentations / mind maps
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Keynote – Apple’s presentation app £6.99
SlideShark – project presentations on IWB
– retains functional external web links
Prezi – alternative to PowerPoint (but
clunky compared to the computer-based
version)
Popplet – also for presentations or mind
maps (free “lite” version available)
Get creative!
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Wordsalad – makes a “word cloud” from
any given text
Morfo – create “talking heads” with facial
images / photos and recorded audio
Puppet pals – make your own puppet
shows (limited range of characters in free
version)
Marking work
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Markup – grade, annotate and mark up
work
DocAs – record actions and audio, mark up
files, share on SMARTBoard, convert files
to pdf, (also available as a free “lite”
version )
Showbie – collect, review and annotate
student work
Word processing and note taking
There are dozens of WP and note-taking apps out there,
including Notes that comes free on every iPad.
These are just some of the best known of the rest:
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Pages – the Apple version (£6.99)
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Evernote – organisational tool, also for note taking
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neu.Notes+ – note taking, drawing – like a miniwhiteboard – the free app is no longer available
(£1.49)
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Notes Plus – for the serious note-taker (£6.99)
Online “curation”
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Scoop.it! – online curation for web articles
Pinterest – develop online “pinboards” of
images by linking to other sites – can be
used for research / feedback with students
Flipboard – develop an online “magazine”
by linking to articles on the web
Video and audio apps
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iMovie – create and edit your own videos
http://www.apple.com/uk/apps/imovie/
Garage Band – create and edit your own
sound tracks
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/garageba
nd/id408709785?mt=8
Lovely knowledge…
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British Library 19th century books
TED – videos of lectures by a host of
people on a whole range of different topics
iTunesU – a wealth of resources from
international universities on an enormous
range of subjects
Coursera – free online courses from over
100 universities in more than 20 subject
areas
Programming your own…
Here are just a few of options if you want to make your own apps for
computers or mobile devices. It takes time and patience but mostly a lot of
attention to detail, and will cost you money if you get serious, but once you
have made an app – or got a student to do it for you! – you can modify it:
• LiveCode – for designing quizzes, apps and more
http://livecode.com
• AppShed – make your own apps for teaching tools and learning resources
without the programming required for LiveCode
http://appshed.com
• HyperNext Android Creator – for building Android apps
http://www.hypernextandroid.com/index_hac.html
• MIT App Inventor
http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/
Contact Us
• Helen Lowe
e: [email protected]
m: 07748 096448
• Ana Martin
e: [email protected]
t: 01923 825446

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