The Role of Common Applications
in Language Learning

 

Using Text tools:

ICT4lT Information and Communications Technology for Language Teachers   Home page: http://www.ict4lt.org/index.htm

Module 1.3: Using text tools in the modern foreign languages classroom: http://www.ict4lt.org/en/en_mod1-3.htm

Word Processing:

Word Processing-based Activities for a Language Class: http://edvista.com/claire/wp.html

PowerPoint:

Introduction to PowerPoint: http://www.pitt.edu/~cbsiskin/ling2148/ppt.html

Text Reconstruction Programs

Overview of Text Reconstruction (by Roger Kenner): http://rkenner.concordia.ca/T330_00/Tr_lec98.html

ICT4lT Information and Communications Technology for Language Teachers   http://www.ict4lt.org/index.htm Module 1.4, Section 8: Text manipulation (by Sue Hewer)

Text Reconstruction Software:

Platform (Machine type)

Title

Source
PC and Mac Storyboard Wida Software; available in the US through Athelstan. There is a good description here.
Download demos here:
http://www.wida.co.uk/demo.htm

PC

(There is a Mac version for older systems.)

Fun with Texts

Camsoft. Description here:
http://www.camsoftpartners.co.uk

Download demo here:
http://www.camsoftpartners.co.uk/fwt.htm#demofwt

Mac NewReader Nameless Software. To download demo, go to
ftp://ftp.latrobe.edu.au/pub/CELIA/english/mac/reading/
Then click on "nwrdrdemo1.04g.hqx"
PC; delivered on the Web TexToys; WebRhubarb

Creative Technology. Description here:
http://www.cict.co.uk/software/textoys/index.htm

Download demo here:
http://www.cict.co.uk/software/textoys/download.htm

Examples of TexToys:
http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Quizzes/Javascript/p2.html