Mini-toolkits

Mini-toolkits

Introduction

In this section you will find step-by step guidance on how to create and use the stimulating e-learning resources recommended in the E-learning in practice section.

Using a word processor
Includes advice on how to use the various features of Word to create documents and learner activities using formatting techniques, tables and images.

Using PowerPoint
Includes advice on how to create and link slides, change colour and text, add images, sounds and hyperlinks, and animate presentations.

Using sound
Includes advice on how to create sounds to enhance your resources, and how to edit sound files using software on your computer and on the Internet.

Using TV & video
Includes advice on how create and use video clips to enliven and develop your learner activities.

Using interactive whiteboards
Includes advice on mastering the various techniques of interactive whiteboards, as well as ideas on how to use them to good effect in language learning sessions.

Using authoring tools
Includes advice, for the more confident IT users, on how to make a start on using a range of useful authoring tools to create your own interactive learning resources.

Using the Internet
Includes advice on using browsers, search engines and the web to best effect for the teaching and learning of MFL, as well as guidance on using e-mail and creating simple web pages.

Toolkits from the Learning and Skills Network (LSN)

More toolkits are freely available from the LSN at www.learningtechnologies.ac.uk. The guides that can be downloaded here allow teachers, trainers and tutors to follow IT skills mapped to the ITQ qualification and e-skills UK standards.