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Creating a cooperative community for your classroom. Valentina Dodge Università degli Studi “L’Orientale” TheConsultants-E.com [email protected] Sponsored by. Web 2.0 – a new ICT scenario?. Social software in language teaching/learning. Why adapt learning technologies?.

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Creating a cooperative community for your classroom

Valentina Dodge

Università degli Studi “L’Orientale”

TheConsultants-E.com

[email protected]

Sponsored by

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Web 2.0 – a new ICT scenario?

Social software in language teaching/learning

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Why adapt learning technologies?

  • enhance communication

  • increase interaction

  • create community of learners

  • link to resources

  • provide a new depth and share opinions

  • encourage interconnected project work

  • access multi-cultural global settings

  • make www become a read write web

  • permanent easily retrievable archive

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Which tools?

WEBLOG www.blogger.com

a flexible blog-based virtual learning environment (VLE)

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To blog or not to blog?

What is a blog?

BLOG is short for "web log". It is a series of personal statements, often in chronological order, in an individual space on the Internet. A blog can contain a variety of materials, such as text, graphics, photos, videos and podcasts.

Basic Terms

BlogBlogger

Blogging

Blogosphere

Commenter

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Do you blog?

  • Do you…? Have you ever…?

  • Do you ever read blogs?

  • Do you ever leave comments on other blogs?

  • Have you ever blogged?

  • Have you ever blogged with your classes?

  • What you might do with a blog in your classes?

  • How might a blog contribute to your professional development?

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Types of blog

Types

AudioblogBlogcast

Edublog

Plog

Vlog

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How To…? with BLOGGER!

www.blogger.com

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BLOGGER

Options :

  • Publish thoughts

  • Share photos

  • Add audio

  • Give and get feedback

  • Organized content – multiple authors

  • High aesthetics – no technical knowledge

  • Fully integrated with other tools

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Create a blog in 3 steps

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Step 2 -Name your blog

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Step 3 - Choose a template

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BLOGGER

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Why blogger?

Advantages

  • Posting entries is easy

  • Learners can be invited to join a blog – member protected

  • Nice graphics with no technical knowledge

  • Compatible with other web2.0 tools

    Disadvantages

  • Requires broadband connections

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Multi-language options

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Example class blog www.brazilargentina1.edublogs.org

Carla Raguseo in Argentina

and

Carla Arena Brazil.

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Preparing for Trinity

  • Grade 5 topics

  • Celebrations

  • Special occasions

  • Entertainment

  • Music

How can we adapt and extend?

Language focus:

Past

Preferences

Future

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An example –cartoon strip

  • http://mm.dfilm.com/mm2s/mm_route.php?id=3031819

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Adding audio – an example http://lycee.podomatic.com/

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Language requirements

I’ve been interested in it for….

I prefer…. because …

Language skills

Expressing opinions and preferences

Talking to a new listen

Listening to a new speaker

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Preparing for TRINITY?Why blog?

With learners

  • Audience/comments

  • Conversation/Dialogue

  • Ownership

  • Choice

  • Archive

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjCnGe-BZAE

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Working together?TESOL CosenzaWhy blog?

With colleagues

  • Share and exchange

  • Conversation/Dialogue

  • Develop and experiment together

  • Archive

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Creating Collaborative Classroom Communities CONCLUSIONS

  • endless opportunities

  • new dimensions to thinking and debating

  • two-way information flow

  • encourages connectivity

  • sharing and interacting

  • autonomous learning

  • expands horizons……..

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Creating Collaborative Classroom Communities CONCLUSIONS

  • be clear about our objectives

  • help learners who are unfamiliar with ICT

  • give clear instructions

  • keep the ICT tools alive

  • be aware of the language aspects

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Exchange

http://dekita.org/

highlights and showcases the writings and other artefacts shared online by EFL/ESL students involved in open courses

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Share and Support

Join a Yahoo! Group

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/learningwithcomputers/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bloggingforbeginners

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Further Training

www.theconsultants-e.com

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Thanks;-)

Keep in touch

[email protected]

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