What is this?
Click to access ->Mybrainshark
Mybrainshark is a fantastic website which allows you to add your voice to various kinds of documents including ppt, doc, pic and etc...It is totally free and available to anyone. In plus, it is fairly user-friendly, so don't be afraid to start using it even if you are a technophobia.
Why is the content good for language learning?
1.you can create, share and track the video you make, making it possible for fellow students to exchange their ideas outside the classroom
2.it is a perfect way to practise our oral English when adding our voice to the pics, ppts, or docs.
3.it allows the teacher to check on the students' pronunciation and understanding of some specific konwledge.
How might you use it in a language teaching context?
1.Ask every students to make a self-introduction video like the one above, using pictures and words to describe themselves. It will not only force the students to speak more in English and give the teacher a chance to know the students' level, but also allow the teacher to better know the students.
2.Give a certain topic, assign each student to make a video presentation independently and ask them to give peer feedback afterwards.
3.The teacher can make a video presentation as well to introduce to the students a particular topic.
1. it can be quite time-consuming for the students to make a good video
2. it needs internet
3. it can be pretty tiring for the teachers to give individual feedback