To round of our TELL course, are teacher had planned a interactive day at the IXperium at our school. Let me explain what the IXperium is.
The IXperium is a place were you have access to all different kinds of technological devices. The employees know all about technology and follow the latest developments when it comes to technology. We had to choose beforehand what we wanted to do. We chose to do something with making a video.
The day itself
We started around half past 10. We gathered in the lecture hall and got an explanation about the program of the day. After that we went to the IXperium and were allowed to test all the devices. The next thing we had to do was choose a tool you wanted to work with. In our group we choose to work with the app videolicious.
Videolicious is an app were you can make photos and put these together to make a video. After you have submitted the photos, you can add recorded text and make a little lead in video to put before the pictures. We decided to make a video about bullying and used the present continuous to explain what was going on in the video.
The app works really well. But a disatvange is that you have to make an account to be able to add some details to the video. Unfortunately we weren’t able to make an account. We tried but this didn’t work. We asked one of the IXperium employees if they could help us out, but they also had difficulty with it. Due to time we weren’t able to figure this out. Another disadvantage is that you have a limitation when it comes to inserting photos. So you have to make a plan about the picture you want to use.
I really liked the IXperium experience. There were all sorts of tools like VR and a green screen. Some groups immediately claimed some tools. Unfortunately weren’t able to test these tools. This might be something to take in account for the next time. And I found the explanation very long. At some point I got distracted and bored.
But overall I really enjoyed the day and the course. It really made me aware of all the tools and opportunities in second language teaching.