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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

Creating a cooperative community for your classroom

Valentina Dodge

Università degli Studi “L’Orientale”

TheConsultants-E.com

[email protected]

Sponsored by

Valentina Dodge - TESOL Cosenza- 01 March 2007 -ITIS Monaco

web 2 0 a new ict scenario
Web 2.0 – a new ICT scenario?

Social software in language teaching/learning

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why adapt learning technologies
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
Which tools?

WEBLOG www.blogger.com

a flexible blog-based virtual learning environment (VLE)

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to blog or not to blog
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 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 of blog

Types

AudioblogBlogcast

Edublog

Plog

Vlog

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how to with blogger
How To…? with BLOGGER!

www.blogger.com

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blogger
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
Create a blog in 3 steps

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step 2 name your blog
Step 2 -Name your blog

Valentina Dodge - TESOL Cosenza- 01 March 2007 -ITIS Monaco

step 3 choose a template
Step 3 - Choose a template

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BLOGGER

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why blogger
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
Multi-language options

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example class blog www brazilargentina1 edublogs org
Example class blog www.brazilargentina1.edublogs.org

Carla Raguseo in Argentina

and

Carla Arena Brazil.

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

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language requirements
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
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 cosenza why blog
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
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
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
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
Further Training

www.theconsultants-e.com

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thanks
Thanks;-)

Keep in touch

[email protected]

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