Tools  for CLIL teachers

   

The Tools team
The TOOLS team members in Brussels

   

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General introduction

TOOLS is developing a free online tool, which will enable you to create media rich webpages for language learning. The unique feature of this free online tool is the  way it treats embedded texts, at the touch of a button all words are automatically linked to our bespoke dictionary interface Multidict, which places online dictionaries in +100 languages at the user’s disposal, thereby enabling them to interrogate the text at their own pace and according to their own personal need.

The fully online tool has been optimised for mobile devices (e.g. iPads, smartphones etc.) thereby ensuring that content can be created and enjoyed on the move. Click here to see real sample webpages in a range of languages, is your language represented here?   



The online hosting service multidict.net/clilstore works perfectly with tablets like iPads

Once you have created your webpage you can make it available immediately for free via the online service Clilstore (or other systems like dropbox.com), or save it for upload to your own website or VLE.

The resultingwebpages support all characters (UTF-8)

The project teams will demonstrate the system strengths and make language learning materials for Arabic, Danish, Gaelic (Irish), Gaelic (Scottish), Lithuanian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

The online service will exploit two tools developed in a previous project, pools-t

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Core Outcomes

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The online service/tool


Students: Find language videos at your level on various topics, with transcripts where every word is linked to a choice of online dictionaries in your own language

Teachers: Create, store and organise multimedia wordlinked learning units for use by students


Link (mostly) any webpage automatically word-by-word to online dictionaries in a choice of languages


Find and switch easily between online dictionaries in many languages

 

Clilstore is the name of the authoring tool and hosting service, you can access it from  www.multidict.net/

A guided tour for teachers is available from within Clilstore itself supported by videos in seven languages:

  1. in English at http://multidict.net/cs/790
  2. in Irish at: http://multidict.net/cs/810,
  3. in Danish at http://multidict.net/cs/807
  4. In Spanish at: http://multidict.net/cs/891
  5. In Lithuanian at: http://multidict.net/cs/892
  6. In Portuguese at: http://multidict.net/cs/896
  7. In Scottish Gaelic at: http://multidict.net/cs/1185

A guided tour for students with introduction of best use of the online Clilstore units:

Learn how to use the service: through Do It Yourself Videos or Tools manuals and guide

We need your assistance with testing and giving us feedback so the final online service matches your and your students' needs. Please download the Student Evaluation of Software form here and mail the results to ka@sde.dk

Read about the features which are in development and view our to-do list here

A smal Wordlink trick: If you want your students to work with e.g. cnn.com then try to add cnn.com to the following link "http://multidict.net/wordlink/?navsize=1&sl=en&url=", i.e. the resulting link will be:
http://multidict.net/wordlink/?navsize=1&sl=en&url=cnn.com

Download an eBook demonstrating how to make use of the Tools outcomes in a pedagogical context. The first versions of the book have been compiled in the .epub format, which is supported by most eBook readers (e.g. iPads and iPhones) and incorporate video. The book has been taken offline for an update, please return.

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Tools  manuals and guides

One of the core outcomes of the TOOLS project is a CLIL Guidebook showing how to exploit the online service (Clilstore) in a CLIL context. The book are available in Danish, English, Irish, Lithuanian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Book

The guidebook titled "Clilstore Guidebook" is available in different formats; eBooks with integrated media (.epub) suitable for tablets, .azw3 versions (for Kindle readers), and .pdf versions

Download the .pdf versions in:

Download the epub (iPads etc.) version in:

Download the azw3 (Kindle) version in:

To support an introduction of best use of the online Clilstore units we have produced seven units demonstrationg the multidict interface, wordlink and Clilstore:

The partnership have developed and is piloting a training program on how to use the online system in various pedagogical contexts (CLIL, VOLL, and TBL). 

A guided tour for teachers can also be used from within Clilstore itself supported by videos in seven languages:

  1. in English at http://multidict.net/cs/790
  2. in Irish at: http://multidict.net/cs/810,
  3. in Danish at http://multidict.net/cs/807
  4. In Spanish at: http://multidict.net/cs/891
  5. In Lithuanian at: http://multidict.net/cs/892
  6. In Portuguese at: http://multidict.net/cs/896
  7. In Scottish Gaelic at: http://multidict.net/cs/1185

  8. In Greek at: http://multidict.net/cs/902
  9. In Italian at: http://multidict.net/cs/915
  10. In Turkish at: http://multidict.net/cs/987

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Materials for teacher courses

In the funded period the partnership plans to run 56 workshops to train teachers, further information will be made available here in due course.

Handout for teacher courses:

Tools manuals and guide

Helle Lykke Nielsen, a Tools member, delivered a presentation during Eurocall on how to the the ides of "curation" (based on Phil Hubbard) one step further to "nudging". Download her PowerPoint presentation.

Sample Plan / Agenda (used for the first three hours workshop in Gothenburg). Download the plan here.

Powerpoint presentation used during the TOOLS workshop in Evora, the presentation has a list of useful links. Download it from here.

Powerpoint presentation used during the TOOLS workshop in Gotheburg, the presentation has a list of useful links. Download it from here.

A framework for future courses following the Gothenburg workshop. Download the framework here.

We have prepared a feedback form for the upcoming teacher pilot courses. If you are willing to assist us then please fill in the evaluation form you find here

You can assist us with developing the online service by testing units with your students and the let them fill in an evaluation form, which can be mailed to ka@sde.dk. Download the Student Evaluation of Software form here

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Ready to use learning units produced using the online service

You can experience the work and test hundreds of units in many languages by visiting the authoring website: multidict.net/clilstore 

A number of new units with videos, text (words linked to +100 languages), and exercises have been added to the teaching materials:

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Tools videos

English version

The project has compiled two Do It Yourself videos:

-One for language learners, which shows how to make best use of the tools and units the project has developed.
-One for language teachers showing step by step how to develop multimedia rich language learning units where all words are linked to online dictionaries.

How students can use the developed units/tools in the best possible way:

 

How to make language teaching units where the results are immediately online:

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Spanish version

The project has compiled two Do It Yourself videos:

-One for language learners, which shows how to make best use of the tools and units the project has developed.
-One for language teachers showing step by step how to develop multimedia rich language learning units where all words are linked to online dictionaries.

How students can use the developed units/tools in the best possible way:

How to make language teaching units where the results are immediately online:

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Danish version

Projektet har udarbejdet to "gør det selv" videoer:

-En til sprogelever og studenrende, som viser hvordan man får det bedste udbytte af de udviklede værltøjer og units.
-En til sproglæreren som trin for trin demonstrarer hvordan man kan udvikle multimediarige sproglærings units hvor alle ord linket til online ordbøger.

Hvordan kan man bedst muligt som sprogstuderende udnytte de udviklede units/tools:

Hvordan laver man sproglæringsunits som øjeblikkeligt bliver online:

 

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Irish version

The project has compiled two Do It Yourself videos:

-One for language learners, which shows how to make best use of the tools and units the project has developed.
-One for language teachers showing step by step how to develop multimedia rich language learning units where all words are linked to online dictionaries.

How students can use the developed units/tools in the best possible way:

How to make language teaching units where the results are immediately online:
 

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Lithuanian version

The project has compiled two Do It Yourself videos:

-One for language learners, which shows how to make best use of the tools and units the project has developed.
-One for language teachers showing step by step how to develop multimedia rich language learning units where all words are linked to online dictionaries.

How students can use the developed units/tools in the best possible way:

How to make language teaching units where the results are immediately online:

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Portuguese version

The project has compiled two Do It Yourself videos:

-One for language learners, which shows how to make best use of the tools and units the project has developed.
-One for language teachers showing step by step how to develop multimedia rich language learning units where all words are linked to online dictionaries.

How students can use the developed units/tools in the best possible way:

How to make language teaching units where the results are immediately online:

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Scottish Gaelic version

The project has compiled two Do It Yourself videos:

-One for language learners, which shows how to make best use of the tools and units the project has developed.
-One for language teachers showing step by step how to develop multimedia rich language learning units where all words are linked to online dictionaries.

How students can use the developed units/tools in the best possible way:

How to make language teaching units where the results are immediately online:

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Tools brochures and dissemination documents

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Tools news

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April 2014

The TOOLS partnership now offers free online courses on how to

-make multimedia rich webpage units with Clilstore where all words are linked to +100 languages and a plethora of online dictionaries

-make best use of Clilstore units in the class room including CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) pedagogy

The participants will be given tasks to submit to the TOOLS teachers, who will give advice and feedback directly through email.

The duration of the course will be one month through which the participants will have to put in the equivalent of two workdays.

The target groups are content and language teachers with an interest in CLIL. All languages are welcome, there will, however, be a dedicated group for teachers of Arabic and Lithuanian.

Deadline for enrolling in the courses is May 15th 2014.

To enrol in the courses email ka@sde.dk with the text “TOOLS online courses” and a brief description of yourself (student/teacher of …)

The project teams had a productive final meeting in Belfast. Read the agenda and the meeting evaluation.

The Danish project team ran a Tools course in Aalborg at Aalborg Handelsskole (A commercial college). The feedback from the 19 participants gave us valuable insight that will be used for restructuring the upcoming teacher courses in Denmark (One more in Aalborg, Roskilde, Copenhagen, Odense, and a larger scale course in Fredericia targeting teachers from vocational colleges in Southern Denmark. The Aalborg course resulted in 16 Clilstore units, nine of them ready to use and seven marked as "under construction". Try a unit in German: http://multidict.net/cs/1861

Major improvements to the online service a.k.a. Clilstore. Clilstore now features a "click count" which shows how many words users have clicked on in each unit (starting from April 2014), just click on "Unit info".

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March 2014

Download the pools project newsletter issue 41. Click here

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February 2014

The teams are busy running pilot courses and also find time to exploit the tools in different ways. E.g a smal Wordlink trick: If you want your students to work with e.g. cnn.com then try to add cnn.com to the following link "http://multidict.net/wordlink/?navsize=1&sl=en&url=", i.e. the resulting link will be:
http://multidict.net/wordlink/?navsize=1&sl=en&url=cnn.com Try it!

January 2014

Learn about marketing and language at the same time: The outcomes from an "old" Leonardo da Vinci project have been refurbished making extensive use of the TOOLS core outcome (Clilstore) Try the units here

Newsletter number 40 in the sequence of POOLS newsletters can be downloaded from here

December 2013

The TOOLS book also known as the "Clilstore Guidebook" is now available as .pdf .epub (for tablets like iPads) and as .azw3 (for Kindle readers) in all the project languages: Click here to download

The Catalan Pools-3 (a kindred project;-) team has produced a video (originally from the TOOLS project) with voice over in Catalan, learn how a student can make best use of the services found in Clilstore: Go to the page with Catalan DIY videos

November 2013

The Clilstore Guidebook is now also available (in the ePub versions for tablet readers etc.) in Lithuanian and Portuguese

The CLIL Guidebook showing how to exploit the online service (Clilstore) in a CLIL context is available in different formats; eBooks with integrated media (.epub) suitable for tablets, .azw3 versions (for Kindle readers), and .pdf versions

Download the .pdf versions in:

Download the epub (iPads etc.) version in:

Download the azw3 (Kindle) version in:

October 2013

Last year at Eurocall we met Phil Hubbard, who gave an inspiring presentation on "Curation" see: ,http://www.stanford.edu/~efs/eurocall2012.pdf one of the Tools team members, Helle Lykke Nielsen (SDU) has taken Phil's idea one step further towards what she has called "Nudging". Download Helle's PowerPoint presentation here.

The eBook versions of the Tools project handbook "Clilstore Guidebook" have been taken offline while the teams prepare updated versions (to prevent the dissemination of the not finished book)

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September 2013

The teams have prepared an eBook demonstrating how to make use of the Tools outcomes in a pedagogical context. The first versions of the book have been compiled in the .epub format, which is supported by most eBook readers (e.g. iPads and iPhones) and incorporate video. The book has been taken offline for an update, please return:

During September the book will be available in more languages

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August 2013

The Danish Tools team is preparing the eBook versions of the guidebook demonstrating how to make use of the project outcomes in a pedagogical context. The designer responsible for the task is Lone Olstrup

July 2013

One of the core outcomes of the TOOLS project is a CLIL Guidebook showing how to exploit the online service (Clilstore) in a CLIL context. The book will be available in Danish, English, Irish, Lithuanian, Portuguese, and Spanish. The guidebook titled "Clilstore Guidebook" will be finalized by a graphics designer and undergo design changes so it can be used as an eBook with integrated media. Click here to download the English version

The July-September version of the Pools/Tools project newsletter is now online. Click here to download.

A guided tour for teachers is available from within Clilstore itself supported by videos in seven languages:

  1. in English at http://multidict.net/cs/790
  2. in Irish at: http://multidict.net/cs/810,
  3. in Danish at http://multidict.net/cs/807
  4. In Spanish at: http://multidict.net/cs/891
  5. In Lithuanian at: http://multidict.net/cs/892
  6. In Portuguese at: http://multidict.net/cs/896
  7. In Scottish Gaelic at: http://multidict.net/cs/1185

To support an introduction of best use of the online Clilstore units we have produced seven units demonstrationg the multidict interface, wordlink and Clilstore:

The TOOLS teams have now finished the DIY videos for students and teachers (authors), the videos are available in seven languages: Danish, English, Irish, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelice, and Spanish. N.B this is two more languages than promised in the TOOLS application. You can access the videos by clicking here

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June 2013

The team are busy preparing the language version of the TOOLS DIY (Do It Yourself) videos that demonstrate how to produce online materials and for the learners hor to make best use of the online units. You can access the videos by clicking here The videos will soon be availble in six languages: Danish, English, Irish, Lithuanian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

The two videos with a Portuguese speaker are now online. Watch them from here

The two videos with Lithuanian speaker are now online. Wach them from here

The Irish version of the student do it yourself videos demonstrating how to make best use of the TOOLS outcomes can be watched at:http://youtu.be/bzyFWvvXtw8

The DIY video for teachers is now available with an Irish speaker from: http://youtu.be/BB10jBjbAS0

The DIY video for teachers is now available with a Spanish speaker from: http://youtu.be/2CjQ8V0bCj8

The DIY video for teachers is now available with a Danish speaker from: http://youtu.be/2sVai-_Qqtc

The DIY video for teachers is now available with an English speak from: http://youtu.be/yaiybnAnEuU

The English version of the student do it yourself videos demonstrating how to make best use of the TOOLS outcomes can be watched at: http://youtu.be/WjGt5d4AXBs

The Danish version of the student do it yourself videos demonstrating how to make best use of the TOOLS outcomes can be watched at: http://youtu.be/wbpiaBd2imc

The Spanish version of the student do it yourself videos demonstrating how to make best use of the TOOLS outcomes can be watched at: http://youtu.be/Mp_aFDC4o24

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May 2013

The TOOLS teams have started the final parts of the Do It Yourself vides demonstrating how teachers and language learners can benefit from the project online services. Two of the videos are now online in Spanish and in Danish. Watch the Spanish version here: http://youtu.be/Mp_aFDC4o24 or the Danish version here: http://youtu.be/wbpiaBd2imc

April 2013

We have just received the feedback from EACEA about the TOOLS Progress Report covering the first 15 months project period. We are very please with the feedback where we have been graded an overall "9" (max score is 10). Read the feedback here

TheTools teams met in Valencia for their third workshop during the project period. One of the main items decided during the workshop was the design/outlook of the Tools online service a.k.a. Clilstore. You can follow the implementation of the design during the coming weeks from the main entry to Clilstore (and two other important services) here: http://multidict.net We also noticed that we used the wrong icon with the mandatory disclaimer, also that will be corected shortly in all our outcomes. Download the meeting minutes

You can now download the Pools/Tools newsletter issue 37. Click here to download.

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March 2013

The TOOLS project makes use of external quality control. We have just received the 2nd quality report. Download it here.

14 months into the TOOLS project the teams have prepared a progress report. The progress report contains two parts a confidential one and the public part. But the TOOLS partnership believes in transparency so you can download and read the two parts from:
http://languages.dk/archive.html#Official_documents_(application,_reports_etc.)

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February 2013

Visit the Eurocall 2013 website https://sites.google.com/site/eurocallpt/ and learn all about the event where also the TOOLS teams will run a half-day workshop on how to apply CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) with the support of the free software service, which we are developing http://multidict.net/clilstore  We have started the task of updating the Clilstore service with designs and functions that target students and teachers. This may result in short periods where the service is offline. Please visit multidict.net

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January 2013

Call for Papers for Eurocall 2013, University of Evora, Portugal 11-14 September 2013: Like the TOOLS project you too can present projects, research, experience, and ideas at Eurocall 2013. Download the Call for Paper here

The simulation AIRPORT (see http://www.languages.dk/methods/airport.html) is now making use of Clilstore: The English version of the five profiles are availble online with all words linked to dictionaries in +100 languages: http://multidict.net/cs/939, http://multidict.net/cs/938, http://multidict.net/cs/937, http://multidict.net/cs/936, and http://multidict.net/cs/935

The Clilstore "Guided tour" manual has been translated into Greek, Italian, and Turkish by friends in another EU Co-funded project pools-cx:

The languages.dk website has had 117,346 visitors since February 2012. You can read the statistics here

The CALL Interest Section of the international TESOL professional association is pleased to offer the opportunity to participate in the Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2013 sessions.

This project is a virtual extension of the TESOL 2013 Convention in Dallas in which educators around the globe will have the chance to enhance their professional development, network, collaborate, share and learn with like-minded professionals in wonderful online sessions that were carefully designed by our moderators.

You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate in a FREE, five-week, online session of the EVO, January 14 - February 17, 2013.

Please visit our Announcement Web page to select one among the various session offerings.
http://evosessions.pbworks.com/Call_for_Participation2013

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December 2012

The Guided tour of the online system Clilstore is now available in the six project partnership languages:

The guided tour can also be used from within Clilstore itself.

  1. in English at http://multidict.net/cs/790
  2. in Irish at: http://multidict.net/cs/810,
  3. in Danish at http://multidict.net/cs/807
  4. In Spanish at: http://multidict.net/cs/891
  5. In Lithuanian at: http://multidict.net/cs/892
  6. In Portuguese at: http://multidict.net/cs/896

The Lithuanian team has adapted and translated the guide/manual on how to author a unit in Clilstore. Download the Lithuanian version here

The Portuguese team is running a pilit course for teachers to test a Portuguese version of guide/manual on how to author a unit in Clilstore. The guide will be put online after the course and possible edits resulted by evaluations and feedback.

In Odense, Denmak, the two Danish teams meet for a minit teacher course. Main item is how to embed different audio formats in Clilstore.

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November 2012

We have started substantial evaluations of the Clilstore outputs using students from different sectors and countries. Download a summary from a class of Nurse students in Portugal here. We are quite proud of the feedback:-)

The first "manual" for the online Clilstore service is now available in Spanish: Download the Spanish version

A class of 19 students (electricians' apprentices) tested the Clilstore outputs after a one week course. Read their evaluations here or open a summary here.

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October 2012

The Newsletter issue 35 is now available for download. Click here to download

We have made a guide/manual on how to author a unit in Clilstore. The guide can now be downloaded or used from within Clilstore itself. Test the guide in English at http://multidict.net/cs/790, in Irish at: http://multidict.net/cs/810, or in Danish at http://multidict.net/cs/807

The first "manual" for the online Clilstore has now been translated into Danish. Download the manual in Danish

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September 2012

The first "manual" for the online Clilstore service is now available in Irish: Download the Irish version

We have made a first "manual" for the online Clilstore service:. Clilstore - Guided Tour. How to create a unit in Clilstore in Word format .docx

The above guide in .pdf

 

For anyone teachin English and looking at visiting London with a class, here comes a link to seven units on how to manage the London Underground: http://languages.dk/online/london/index.htm The sevenl units have been made in Clilstore http://multidict.net/clilstore the exercises following each unit have been made with Hot Potatoes.

The Lithuanian partner has prepared a framework for future courses. Download the framework.

During the EUROCALL Conference the TOOLS teams had a meeting with Phil Hubbard from Stanford University. Phil Hubbard gave a very interesting presentation on “Autonomous learning with authentic content -- systemized and curated” we have decided in the near future to prepare pages with “curated” units from Clilstore in different languages. Download Phil Hubbard’s presentation

The TOOLS teams presented the online service Clilstore www.multidict.net/clilstore in Gothenburg with an exhibition and through presentations. One result is 23 new units in Slovenščina (Slovenian) and 6 units in Русский (Russian) all of these compiled by one user, Morgan Nilsson. See how he has integrated his units into Clilstore: http://multidict.net/cs/451 and visit the original page with instructions in Swedish,

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August 2012

Summary of results from the questionnaires used during Eurocall. Click here to download

Powerpoint presentation used during the TOOLS workshop in Gotheburg, the presentation has a list of useful links. Download it from here.

Plan / Agenda used for the first three hours workshop in Gothenburg. Download the plan here.

The TOOLS teams are preparing our second project workshop, you can read the agenda here

The TOOLS teams can offer a half das workshop on August 22nd from 10.00-13.00More information here: http://www.eurocall2012.eu
Workshop Leaders
: Ana Gimeno, Caoimhín O’Dónnaile, Caoimhín Ó Dónaill, Kent Andersen, and Helle Lykke Nielsen.
Intended Audience: Language teachers (also those of the LWUTL) who would like to develop online multimedia-rich resources where all of the words in a text are linked automatically to a plethora of languages and dictionaries.

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July 2012

The July-September issue of the pools newsletter describes the project exploitation across Europe. Click here to download.

At the SDE College, we have tested some Clilstore ourputs with two classes of students at elementary level (Most of them below CEFR level A1 in reading skills), the results shows that some student can benefit from the wordlinked outputs, but also that elementary students may find the reading of texts less beneficial;-) Read evaluation results here.

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June 2012

An inservice teacher course in Istanbul tested the online service Clilstore and gave us valuable feedback. Read the teacher evaluations here.

Tools offers asistance to kindred projects and friends: In June 2012 we have two examples of this: The Web2LLP project funded under the Lifelong learning Programme (KA4) and a PhD student Lisette Toetenel who offers you to participate in a ten weeks project. Read more about it here

The number of units in Arabic is now steadily growing in Clilstore. Please visit and test Clilstore http://multidict.net/clilstore

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May 2012

Evaluation of TOOLS: We have received the first project evaluation from the external evaluator

A Romanian Transfer of Innovation project developing Centres of Excellence in Greece, Italy, Romania, and Turkey makes use of the Clilstore from TOOLS as a key element in their teacher training courses. Read a presentation of the Greek teacher courses.

“It’s excellent, give us more!”, that was the overwhelming response from Year 1 and Year 2 students of Irish at the University of Ulster following a recent trial of Clilstore. The units created for the purpose of this trial: http://alturl.com/w6baohttp://alturl.com/s5jjh were based on sample materials from the new Third Level Syllabus for Irish (see http://www.teagascnagaeilge.ie) which is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Read more in the project blog.

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April 2012

The tool that we are developing now works well, try it out at http://multidict.net/clilstore, as you can see there the total number of units created is more than 280:-) Our next steps are to prepare a better user interface and to prepare a responsive design, i.e. output that matches different devices like smartphones and high resolution computer displays. We would very much appreciate your testing and advice through the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/tools4clil or by mail to ka@sde.dk

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March 2012

After the move back to Europe from a US-based hosting service in mid-February the statistics for the website visitors have been very promising: Read the statistics covering the February period: Statistics February 2012

One of the core results in the Tools project is the online service where you can create webbased units with all words linked to online dictionaries. The Tools teams would like you to assist us with a name for the service. Please vote for a name here

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February 2012

You can follow the project development in our to-do list, which can be accessed from: http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~caoimhin/obair/tools/to-do.html

A class of 12 electricians have tested outputs form the developed tools. At the time of the evaluations they had worked through six other units created with the Clilstore tool (multidict.net/clilstore) All 12 students indicated that the software allowed them to manage more effectively the time available to read the text. Read their evaluations here

The project website has now been moved to a new host (surftown.com) if you meet messages like "Page not found" then please mail to ka@sde.dk with information about which page is missing.

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January 2012

The online service now works with Arabic: الصداقة في العالم العربي

Download the Newsletter (first one from the funded project period issue 32 Jan-Mar 2012)

TOOLS now has its own blog: tools4clil.wordpress.com/ as well as a Twitter account: www.twitter.com/tools4clil

All TOOLS outcomes are CopyLeft, read the signed agreement here

Read the minutes from the first workshop here

The TOOLS project has started its official project period.

A number of new units with videos, text (words linked to +100 languages), and exercises have been added to the teaching materials:

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Wordlink

Caoimhín Ó Donnaíle, SMO has developed a browser based tool "Wordlink" with functionality like "Babelfish" (see the website babelfish.altavista.com or Google.com/language_tools?hl=en), i.e. a web based application which can convert web pages to pages where all words (like the outputs from the desktop application) are linked to online dictionaries. The resulting webpage are word by word be linked to online dictionaries (i.e. not just translated)

Try out Wordlink here

Download the feedback form to assist us improving the tools

The program source for Wordlink is CopyLeft and may be improved, modified, reprogrammed, distributed, and used in any way you find suitable as long as new versions and derivates from the original are also CopyLeft

An up-to-date copy of the Wordlink and Multidict program source online is available at: http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~caoimhin/obair/pools-t/wl/ 

It includes the dictpage.php, the program which allows lookup of words in page-image dictionaries, such as those available on the Web Archive, and also a complete sql dump of the database, including the parameters needed to about 100 different online dictionaries, and the indexes to several page-image dictionaries.

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Hot Potatoes

We recommend the use of Hot Potatoes, which includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web.

Hot Potatoes is now freeware. The complete version of the programs is available for free, from the Downloads section at http://hotpot.uvic.ca/ below . The free version of Hot Potatoes for Windows is version 6.3, and the Java version is 6.1.

Learn about Hot Potatoes through tutorials at http://hotpot.uvic.ca/ covering everything from installation to a step by step guide on how to create online materials in minutes.

Go to the official Hot Potatoes home page to learn more and of course to download the software: http://hotpot.uvic.ca/

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Last edit: April 14, 2014

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein

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