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PRODUCING ELECTRONIC
MATERIALS
By
Yenny Tanzino
16 October 2010
I. What are electronic materials?
Informational resources, exercises &
activities that you created yourself.
 Students use on a computer as web page
or CD-ROM content or printed form.
 http://a4esl.org
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Reasons to create & use EM in class
To provide extra practice for weaker
learners.
 Consolidation and review exercises for
groups.
 To generate a large bank of materials to
be used in class or for self-study at any
point in the future.

II. Creating electronic materials
online
Use some of the simple generators which
can be found online.
 Form: printable resources to be taken
into class
 Web pages & made available on the
internet
 Ex:
http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com
 http://smile.clear.msu.edu

What is an authoring tool?
An installable program that allows you to
create materials in electronic format
 Can be distributed on a CD-ROM, DVD,
USB, via web page to your learners.

Using authoring tools to produce
materials
Hot Potato Ex: http://hotpot.uvic.ca/
 Allow you to create web-based exercises
a. multiple choice
b. short answer
c. jumbled sentence
d. crossword
e. matching/ordering
f. gap-fill

Another area to explore
Interactive stories (reading maze)
 Clarity software
 Creative technology
 QUIA
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