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Tools for Tutors.

Use online tools to create awesome resources and games.
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Created by Sarah Jackson
Last updated 7/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use the amazing Dolch Workout Methodology in teaching reading.
  • Use planning tools to organise and develop projects and ideas.
  • Find cool animations, backgrounds, graphics and text and use free online software to edit them.
  • Create online crosswords.
  • Create online wordsearches.
  • Learn how to create sound resources, edit sound, change the pitch, tone and voice, using wavepad and audacity.
  • Make an online game
  • Use free and bought software downloaded and installed from the internet to make creative use of the web.
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Requirements
  • They will need to know how to install software by clicking download and running the exe file found in downloads.
Description

Explore and apply useful IT tools for creating online games content.

Games: Create cool online games without needing to use code.

Sound: Learn how to edit sound to create and source fun sound effects and music backgrounds. 

Animation: Find cool animations and backgrounds that you can use in your resources, apps and websites.

Text: Create awesome text, online crosswords and interactive wordsearches.

Sample: View a demo of my website on www.sorchaj.com .

Demo: How to  edit a recorded music passage with sound.

Demo:  How to capture your screen to make videos.

The target audience is beginners and anyone interested in making online games and resources without coding, using available web tools.

Who is the target audience?
  • Educators, English language students, people who want to create resources, videos and games for the web.
  • Parents of children who are struggling to read.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
2 Lectures 01:57

As well as giving you skills in game design, sound editing, sourcing cool game animations, backgrounds, text and graphic tools and images, using effecting project planning tools, I also wanted to let you in on a tremendous instructional technique that I have created that has made an ooutstanding difference to my student's  reading proficiency. It is called The Dolch Workout Methodolgy and it really is amazing. Im actually blown away by how well my students have progressed at their reading in the last three weeks. I want to tell the world!

Preview 00:28
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Preparation and Planning
2 Lectures 07:44

In this section you will learn how to use the trello.com website and how to use mindmaps.

Downloading and Planning
05:58

This Quiz will check how well you grasped the information on the Preparation and Planning Section of the course Tools for Tutors.

Section 2 Preparation and Planning.
1 question

You will be able to make mind maps that can be used as a communication and planning tools with your peers.

You can work on making plans and projects that can be updated in real time and are fun to create with visual effects.

The MindMeister Planning Tool
01:46

This Quiz will check how well you grasped the information on the Preparation and Planning Section of the course Tools for Tutors.

Section 2 Preparation and Planning.
2 questions
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Sourcing Free Images. Edit in Style.
4 Lectures 11:37
Sourcing Great Images
01:12


Using Animoto - A Video and Animation Maker
01:00

After this section you will know where to find an on-line tool that will help you edit images. The tool bar on the side panel has lots of tools with pop-up descriptions of what the tool does. When you use the clone tool, you need to hold down the alt button and click on the place that you want to copy from. Then the computer knows from where to start. 

Paint.net Workshop
08:33
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Text Me Please!
1 Lecture 05:05
Working with Text - cooltext.com
05:05
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Create Word Searches and Crossword
1 Lecture 03:37

Word Searches are a handy tool to help cement knowledge learnt or to expand vocabulary.

Here's how to make one using an online tool.

Tool One - Making A Wordsearch
03:37
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"Play it Again Sam".
3 Lectures 07:43
How to Edit Sound Using WavePad. Audacity is free and uses the same techniques
03:05

This lecture will help you locate free online music that you can use as background music for your apps.

Sourcing Free Sounds For Your Games.
02:38


This quiz will help draw attention to the key elements mentioned in this section.

"Play it Again Sam!" Review.
2 questions
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"All Fun and Games".
4 Lectures 12:27
Sourcing the sites: Emulator and Android Studio
03:04

This quiz will  help you to remember key information in this section.

Graphics on show.
2 questions

After completing this lecture, you will download the software from the site mentioned in the video and create your own android game, ready for publishing.

An Easy Game - Needs Android Studio + Java Development Kit for Publishing.
05:49

Here we go! Make a Handy Online Matching Game!
01:01

This is so easy and great fun. Try it out. You'll be up and running in no time!

Now for the Crosswords - I love them!
02:33

This quiz will refiine your understanding of how Crosswords aid literacy and vocabulary.

The role of Crosswords in learning.
1 question
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"Video"
2 Lectures 07:22

This lecture introduces a highly effective methodology that gets children and adults reading quickly and accurately. You can order the Dolch Workout Methodology  and accompanying downloadable zip file by emailing me at sorchaj99@hotmail.com. They are superior to the Dolch Junior Workouts that you can find on www.sorchaj.com because they offer the actual software programme that you see in the background of the tutorials and the words are not sequentially presented to the children but fall randomly which adds an extra challenge to the students.

Remember, follow the technique outlined with precision. 

Preview 05:41

A little tip about software
01:41

Fill in the correct ending.

Complete the sentence.
2 questions
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Some Final Thoughts
1 Lecture 01:27

I'm really excited to have launched my first course. I haven't slept a full eight hours since I don't know when.

Please let me know how you enjoyed it and anything that I need to improve. You guys are awesome. If you do get a chance I really need your feedback about the new Dolch Workout Methodology. How did your students get on? Impartial, honest and fair constructive feedback is always welcome but praise makes my heart sing! 

Reflect
01:27
About the Instructor
Sarah Jackson
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Sarah qualified with a Masters in Interactive Media, with Dublin Institute of Technology in 2000. Over the past ten years, she has bridged her passion to create online computer programs with her teaching  career and keeping home. 

She uses her website mentioned in the course, as an online tool to help her students acquire reading proficiency and a love for books. It is an excellent visual learning resource and the "Dolch Methodology" she uses and explains in the course, has helped achieve outstanding reading results among her students, that far exceeded her expectations.

In the course. "Tools for Tutors", she shares some of her expertise on creating online games, word-searches, quizzes and using free online tools that help you on your journey to becoming a proficient web developer.