Google Docs and Wikis for Language Learning

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Google Docs and Wikis for Language Learning

  1. 1. Google Docs for Language Learning Collaborative Learning
  2. 2. Google Docs for language learning • Collaborative writing projects • Shared online workspace • PLEs / ePortfolios • Task-based learning
  3. 3. What is Google Docs? • Online version of Microsoft Office • Collaborative programs • Based on wiki technology
  4. 4. Why is Google Docs interesting? • Familiar interface • Simple to use • Collaborative program
  5. 5. How can we use it for language learning? I. Collaborative writing II. Shared online workspace III. Personal Learning Environment
  6. 6. I. Collaborative Writing • Students jointly create documents • Students can be in different locations • Teacher can see each student‘s contribution • Easily publish online
  7. 7. II. Shared online workspace • Users simultaneously edit documents • Students and teacher share workspace • Use as online whiteboard – Layout as with Microsoft Word
  8. 8. III. Personal Learning Environment • Take notes online • Copy, paste and embed content • Combine... – Notebook – Workbook – Learning materials – Portfolio of student work
  9. 9. Appropriate Pedagogies • Task-based learning – Activities can be researched, prepared and presented online • Dogme language teaching – Students jointly create materials for student-centered lessons
  10. 10. Find Out More… Learn more about Google Docs in language learning... www.avatarlanguages.com/teaching/googledocs.php
  11. 11. Who Are We? An online language school, offering… …one-to-one language classes • English • Spanish • Other languages www.avatarlanguages.com

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