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  1. Using New Technology in Foreign Language Classrooms: Wikis, Blogs and Podcasts Lina Lee University of New Hampshire October 25, 2008

  2. Overview • Web 2.0 emerging technology for language learning and teaching • Wiki, blog and pocasting • CMC and pedagogical principles • Design • Tools, tasks and grading criteria • Creating your own project

  3. Welcome to 21st Century Learning

  4. Web 2.0 for Social Networking Sharing Ideas via Voice Collaborative Writing Personal News

  5. Web 2.0 Social Networking Connect YOU with people from … Share information via images, audios, videos …. Collaborative learning Build community No HTML knowledge required Ning: http://www.ning.com/ FREE

  6. Part 1: Wikis

  7. Wikis… Sand Box • Collaborative writing tool • Work divided by several people • Everything in one place (website) • Adding and editing content together to make it perfect • Hyperlinks, photos, audio and video clips YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY (4)

  8. Examples

  9. Wikipedia

  10. Why Wikis? • Collaborative writing anytime and anywhere • Collection of ideas to make it better • Learner-driven content • Multiple ownership • Community building • Accountability • FUN!

  11. Pros and Cons • Pros • Writing as process; tracking changes; more transparent • Collaboration; team work; creativity • Broader audience; not just for ‘teacher’ • Pride of ‘authorship’ • Cons • Overriding someone’s work without permission • No single ownership but multi-authored product • Discomfort feelings or aggressive attitude

  12. Free Wiki Hosts Wikispaces • http://www.wikispaces.com/ Wetpaint • http://www.wetpaint.com/ PB Wiki • http://pbwiki.com/ Wikidot • http://www.wikidot.com/

  13. Five Basic Features No HTML Required (1) Main page: home page (2) Navigation: list of pages (links) (3) Discussion: providing feedback/suggestions (4) History: tracking changes • Green: text added • Red: text deleted (5) Edit page: making changes

  14. Main Page with Navigation Navigation

  15. Main Page with Edit Edit - Save http://rinconcito.wikispaces.com/

  16. Edit - Save Page Compose ideas Make and save changes

  17. Discussion Page

  18. Discussion Page

  19. History Page

  20. History Page

  21. Your Ideas for Using Wikis Collaborative Writing

  22. Recipe book Story telling Travel guide School newspaper Summary of a reading/lesson A movie review An ideal trip to … Showcase of class project A letter to Dear Abby Birthday party plans Culture island Wikis for Collaborative Writing

  23. Design Strategies • Pedagogical principles • Learning outcomes • Tasks • Tools • Guidelines and evaluation Keep it SIMPLE and FUN!

  24. Examples of Wikispaces • Spanish 997--Graduate Seminar http://rinconcito.wikispaces.com/ • Spanish 402.1--Elementary http://span402.wikispaces.com/ • Spanish 402.4--Elementary http://span402-04.wikispaces.com/ • Cinderella Story http://cinderella-their-story.wetpaint.com/page/The+Cinderella+Story

  25. http://octoberworkshop.wikispaces.com

  26. Wikispaces for Educadors Make it private

  27. Manage Space Page

  28. Create Your Own Wiki • Go to Wikispaces and create an account • Choose name for your site • Create a new wiki space • Enter the name of your new wiki • Make hyper links • Add a picture • Add a video using YouTube

  29. Part 2: Blogs

  30. Blogs have become mainstream

  31. Blogs … Soap Box • Weblogs • Postings in a reverse chronological order • Read postings and make comments • Share common interests • Hyperlinks, images, music and video YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI&feature=user

  32. Why Blogs? • Discovery through reading and writing • Critical thinking through comments • Individual ownership • Collective and collaborative effort • Democratic • Transparent

  33. Wikis Multiple authors Topic-based Evolving and expanding content Collective feedback Knowledge sharing Blogs Single author Reverse chronological order Historical record; rarely changes Feedback via comments Reflective thoughts Wikis vs. Blogs

  34. Ideas for Using Blogs • Personal journals • Autobiographical writing • Favorite artist/painter/musician • Group blogs • Movie review and critique • High school/university student life • Cultural exchange • Debates/controversial issues

  35. Class Blog Using Blogger

  36. Examples of Spanish Blogs • Spanish 997: Graduate Seminar • Group blogs http://tecnolodos.blogspot.com/ http://pekepeki.blogspot.com/ http://kaneycourtney.blogspot.com/ http://sebrenes.blogspot.com/ • Spanish 645: Intro to Spanish Linguistics • Class blog http://spanishmexico.blogspot.com/

  37. Blog Directories (Lists of blogs) • http://blogsearch.google.com/ • http://www.blogcatalog.com/ • http://search.blogger.com • http://www.blogsearchengine.com • http://www.blogarama.com • http://www.blogdup.com/ • http://technorati.com/blogs/directory/

  38. Go to Our Page • Click on “Blogs” • Read blogs • Discussion

  39. Free Blog Hosts Blogger • http://www.blogger.com Wordpress • http://www.wordpress.com Edublogs • http://www.edublogs.com LiveJournal • http://www.livejournal.com

  40. Blogger: How to start a blog?

  41. Dashboard

  42. Posting

  43. Permissions

  44. Layout

  45. Create Your Own Blog • Go to Blogger and create a google account • Choose URL for your site • Pick a template • Write your first blog • Add a picture • Add music using imeem • Add a video using YouTube (‘commercials’) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7eoQK-DUgY

  46. Part 3: Podcasting iPod + Broadcast = Podcast

  47. Wait, what did you say about my podcast? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-MSL42NV3c&feature=user

  48. Podcasting RSS • A web-based audio or video broadcast • MP3 vs. MP4 • Download to MP3 player or iPod • Distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds (RSS--Real Simple Syndication)