Sunday, 18 November 2018

Sketchnoting with Sylvia Duckworth

I enjoyed my #sketchnotefever experience with Sylvia Duckworth, the famous sketchnoter. She provided 21 free lessons on sketchnoting, which I completed. You can even now catch all her lessons, each with a video and a google slide with the icons she drew for each lesson, here. I was so excited about what I learned that I preordered the paperback version of her new book How to Sketchnote: A step-by-step manual for Teachers and Students. As I ordered earlier than 13th November, I received two bonus posters with sketchnotes by Sylvia. I'm also looking forward to attending a free webinar she will deliver for the same reason.
Here are the sketchnotes I made and shared on twitter, curated using wakelet. 

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Youtube videos clean

To get a clean version of a youtube video, you can

  • replace watch?v= with embed/  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sgCUnWwves
https://www.youtube.com/embed/-sgCUnWwves
or
  • Eliminate everything before the word youtube and type in quiet

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Make checkboxes in googlesheets

Below you can see my screen recording on how to create checkboxes in google sheets. I learned about this new google sheets feature from Alice Keeler's tweet.

Creating Checkboxes in google sheets

Monday, 17 September 2018

Differentiating Instruction

Strategies and techniques used to differentiate instruction and engage all learners.


Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Getting a high definition image of a youtube video

If a YouTube video has a thumbnail and you want to view it as an image in high definition, do the following:

replace www with img
replace watch?v= with vi/
and add /maxresdefault.jpg after the YouTube video ID

Click on enter to see the jpg. Right click if you want to save the image on your laptop. See the example below. To get the jpg of this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4UG_l-CHF4
I followed the process above, and got this:
https://img.youtube.com/vi/S4UG_l-CHF4/maxresdefault.jpg

Source:  http://bit.ly/2Q525ds

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

How to download a facebook video

To download a facebook video on your laptop, right click on the video to grab the url address. Then, use this site https://www.fbdown.net/ to paste the Facebook video link, and click on 'Download'. Right click on the video in the new window that appears, and 'Save Video as'. 

Friday, 25 May 2018

Virtual Dice

Using a virtual dice can be a great idea to engage your students and provide some fun language practice. A great site I learned about from Eva Toth through my participation in 'Developing transversal skills through eTwinning projects' run by Alenka Miljevic and Arjana Blazic was this https://rollthedice.online/en/
Below you can see a dice I created.