Numerous educational videos, sound clips, and animations are available on the Internet. Teachers should be able to find appropriate multimedia resources, and link to or download such files.
For this project we visited a number of sites where instructors can find audio files relevant to their topic. I have downloaded and embedded the "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King. This is a great speech to demonstrate some of the prosodic features that are gene specific. In this case a "speech." This could be compared to other genres of speech such as a "conversation" or an "interview." The audio file can be found in the File Cabinet called "Audio Files."
Here are some videos that would be useful in an introductory linguistics course.
A Video on Language Documentation
Codeswitching in One language (Register/Dialect)
Presentation software provides teachers the opportunity to display text and graphics in a slide show fashion. PowerPoint and Keynote are two of the most popular presentation tools. Teachers and professors make extensive use of presentations, but many are concerned about the potentially negative effects such presentations can have on instruction.
A successful powerpoint presentation should be a series of slides that contain powerful points and, possibly, multimedia content. The slides should not be loaded with text or cluttered with too many images. They can launch video files or audio files that help the discussion. Powerpoint presentations should never contain all of the information to be presented on every slide, but instead, summarize key points, or ask a rhetorical question, or just let students know where in the material we are. Also attention should be paid to Universal Design, with sharp contrasting text/background, and a reasonably large sized font.
In class I looked for powerpoint presentations online that might be available for use. I found a couple, which I downloaded and then uploaded to google docs for easy access. While they are great, they would only work as a starting point or as a point of comparison. The two files are linked below:
I collaborated in this group project. My contribution was the slide on T-Cells. I have also downloaded the presentation as a ppt file and then uploaded it to my file cabinet. Click here to find the file in my file cabinet.
I also collaborated in the Class Directory which is also linked below (This one is not posted in the file cabinet):
Below is the video I created the class during the lesson on how to edit video:
For my video project, I created a video that would serve as supplemental information of my dream course, a seminar type course, on Mesoamerican linguistics. This video would give students some background information on contemporary Mesoamerican culture (not language) alive an well in contemporary Mexico. All of the footage is and photos (except the for the scans of codices which come from educational sites) are mine. I have taken these pictures and videos on my many trips to Mexico. It would be great to expand this video with dances and music from other regions, including Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Develop a lesson using a computer-based DVD-player that includes bookmarks and video clips to access specific scenes.
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For this project I used Inspiration to work with concept maps. First I practiced with a file that was started for us on energy (pictured below).
Then I created a concept map on the topic of "Language Shift." I connected the various factors that lead to concept shift. The map is pictured below and the file is available in the file cabinet. T
he file is called "Factors in Language Shift.lsf".