Helen Myers is talking to Christel Schneider at EuroCall 2014 about her use of
videos in the classroom. Helen works for the Language Department at the Ashcombe School, UK.
Helen and Christel have known each other for a couple of years, but only by their avatars in
Second Life. This is the first time they met in real life.
Helen explains how she uses green screen as technique to engange her students in filming
and being filmed. The films are produced in front of a green screen in her real life classroom and the
background is created and added from Second Life to make the videos look more lively and professional.
Helen points out sound issues they faced when filming and provides solutions how to overcome these.
Helen Myers teaches French and German, preparing students to examination level
(GCSE and Advanced level)- She works as Assistant Head at The Ashcombe School
(www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk) a Language College since 1998 specialising in the use of ICT
to enhance language learning for all. She runs regular ‘hands-on’ workshops to share good practice. http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/07-langcoll/01-langcoll.shtml
Helen has also been involved in the organisation of MachinEVO 2012 and 2014 as a facilitator.
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