Summer 2009 ESL Digital Storytelling Academy

MiraCosta College Community Learning Center

About this Class

Class Blog

General Web Sites to Practice English

Oceanside, CA, June 8 - July 17

Instructor:  Kristi Reyes kreyes @ miracosta.edu www.miracosta.edu/home/kreyes

Instructional aide:  Sue Otis  sotis @ miracosta.edu

sotis-suesblog.blogspot.com

Week 1:  June 8 - 11

Syllabus

Blogger.com instructions

Class Booklet

Vocabulary List

Practice Vocabulary Words (listening, spelling, pronunciation) with these links (click the link and then click Teach Me, Test Me, or Play a Game):

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

 

Topics/Themes:

Getting to know each other

What is digital storytelling?

Favorites and Bests, Leisure Time Activities

Reading:  How We Spend Our Leisure Time, Time Magazine

Graphing project:  ExcelGraphingProject.doc

 

Digital Story Project #1

Project description

PowerPoint 2007 Instructions (courtesy of Eli Clarke)

Class photos

Music to download for first project

Instructor's Sample:

 

 

Sue's sample

 

Grammar:

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

PowerPoint:


Uploaded on authorSTREAM by reyesk

 

Online Exercises:

Comparatives and Superlatives (type correct form) 

Comparatives and Superlatives (choose correct spelling) 

Comparatives and Superlatives (typing) 

Comparatives and Superlatives (spelling)

Comparatives and Superlatives (choose correct form)

Week 2:  June 15 - 18

Themes/Topics:

Crime and Punishment

Reading:  "The Reliability of Eyewitnesses" in Issues for Today

Related online games:

What was there? *

How good are your detective skills?  * (witness game)
Inspector Wombat. Game
Madame Fate Game (good to practice vocabulary!)
Special Investigations Unit Game
Detective Grimoire Game
Found Lost Game

 

Digital Story Project #2:

Exploring Topics

What to Write About

Draft and type digital story script, revise, record voice-over narration

 

Samples from Past Students

Instructor's Sample

Sue's Sample

 

Grammar:

Simple Past and Past Continuous Tenses

PowerPoints:

Regular Verbs


Uploaded on authorSTREAM by kreyes

 

Common Irregular Verbs

 


Uploaded on authorSTREAM by kreyes

 

Past Continuous with Past


Uploaded on authorSTREAM by kreyes

 

Online Exercises:

Practice and quiz yourself on -ed pronunciations with these links:

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3 (wait for this to download)

Regular and Irregular Verbs

Flash quizzes on irregular forms:     A - B     C - D     E - F     G - H     K - M (1)
Flash quizzes on irregular forms:     P - S    S     More S     T - W (1)
Flash review quizzes on irregular forms:     Quiz 1     Quiz 2 (1)
Flash quiz on verbs with similar past/present tense forms. (1)
Flash quiz on regular/irregular verbs. (1)
A Birthday Party:  Past tense questions (1)
A Disastrous Day  Flash quiz on irregular forms (1)
My Beard  Flash quiz on irregular forms (1)
A Little Accident  Flash quiz on irregular forms (1)

Quiz yourself on past tense.  Click on the link and then click Unit Self Tests 6, 7Also try Part Self Tests Self, Self Test II:

Section One
Section Two

Was Playing / Played:  Flash quiz on past and past in progress (1)

http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/Tenses10.cfm

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/pastcontinuous.html

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pascon.htm

Quiz yourself on past continuous and past.  Click on the link and then click Unit Self Tests 9, 10.

Week 3:  June 22 - 25

Themes/Topics:

Personality

Reading: "Bumps and Personalities" in Weave it Together 3

PowerPoint for pre-reading and note-taking

 

Digital Story Project #2: 

Storyboard and images, prepare soundtrack

 

Grammar:

Adjectives v. Adverbs

Wordle Assigment

WordleAssignment.docx

 

PowerPoint 1: (for speaking practice)

 

 

PowerPoint 2:


Uploaded on authorSTREAM by reyesk

 

 

Online exercises:

 

Exercise 1

 

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

Exercise 6

Exercise 7

Exercise 8

Exercise 9

Week 4:  June 29 - July 2

Themes/Topics:

Fables

Reading:  "The Outcast" by William March in Weave it Together 3

 

Digital Story Project #2: 

Import images, audio, add titles and credits, apply effects, align audio and images

 

Grammar:

Conjunctions

 

PowerPoint:


Uploaded on authorSTREAM by kreyes

 

Online exercises:

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

Exercise 6

Exercise 7

Exercise 8

Exercise 9

Week 5:  July 6 - 9

Themes/Topics:

Learning Languages

Reading:  "English Around the World" in Weaving It Together 3

Pre-reading PowerPoint

 

 

Digital Story Project #2: 

View rough cuts and revise: rough cut feedback form

 

Grammar:

Conjunctive Adverbs

Final Computer Project:  Voki

Handout/sample (My Summer):  MySummer.docx

Sample:


Get a Voki now!

 

 

PowerPoint


Uploaded on authorSTREAM by kreyes

 

 

Online exercises:

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Week 6:  July 13 - 16

Themes/Topics:

Cultural Differences

Viewing and Discussion:  Real Women Have Curves

 

Digital Story Project #2: 

Burn digital story to a CD / DVD, upload to blogs, and present:  scoring sheet

 

Celebration:  Links to be posted here.

Student's blogs

Manuela

Antonio

Paty

Myat

Flor

Omar

Fabio

Rosa

Flaviana

Juan

Dee

Gelacio

Fernando

Vang

Than

 

Where to find pictures online

Animation Station

 Art Images for College Teaching

Background City

Copyrightfreephotos.com

Flickr

Flickr Storm

Free Digital Photos

Free Graphics

FreeFoto    

FreeStockPhotos

Fresher Image

Google Images

More Free Photos

Morguefile

Nations Illustrated

Open Photo Project

PD Photo

Photogen free photos  Pics4Learning

Pixel Perfect Digital  

Public Domain Photos

Public Domain Pictures Smithsonian Images 

Snap-shot.com

stock.xchnge free stock photos

The Royalty Free Clip Art Collection For Foreign/Second Language Instruction

The University of Victoria Teaching Clipart Gallery

 World Images

YotoPhoto

Where to find music online

A1 Free Sound Effects

Absolute Sound Effects Archive  ArtistServer

CC Hits

ccMixter

 Findsounds

Foxtunes

 Free Loops

Free Music

Free Music Project  

Free Sound Project

Freeplay Music

 Funky Remixes

 iBeat

incompetech

Internet Archive

Jamendo

JamStudio - make your own music online

 Kitzu

Many .wav Sound Files

Mp3.com

Mutopia

Open Music Archive 

Opsound

Partners in Rhyme

Podsafe Audio

Public Domain Music

Sample Net

SimplytheBest Free Sounds Soundsnap

Soungle

TheFreeSite

WavCentral

WebPlaces

Audacity Audio Editor

Download Audacity

Audacity Tutorials

Windows Movie Maker

Download MovieMaker

Movie Maker Tutorials