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Blended Learning in the Classroom - CATESOL Talk May 4, 2013

Blended Learning in the Classroom - CATESOL Talk May 4, 2013



I had the pleasure of giving a talk on using blended learning in the ESL classroom. ...

I had the pleasure of giving a talk on using blended learning in the ESL classroom.
We explored how to create blended learning materials (or curate them) and use the theories of behavioral change techniques to extend your teaching effectiveness.



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    Blended Learning in the Classroom - CATESOL Talk May 4, 2013 Blended Learning in the Classroom - CATESOL Talk May 4, 2013 Presentation Transcript

    • Using Online Blended Learning Toolsto Enhance the ELL ExperienceCATESOL Northern Regional ConferenceMay 4, 2013Barbara Tassa, Co-Founderbarbara@weblishpal.comtwitter: @barbie_t or @weblishpalSkype: barbara.tassa
    • As an ESL/EFL Teacher,what is your job?
    • I’m here to make you successful.
    • 1 - Empathizing with ELLs2-  Behavioral Change Techniques3 - Why blended learning (& how)4 - Sourcing Content5 - Using digital tools to create video courses6 - Using WeblishPal In the Classroom7 - Tips on growing your ESL thought-leadershipOverview
    • Language learning involvesCHANGES in BEHAVIOR
    • Watching a movie in Englishwith 1st language subtitles(= adding salad to a single meal)EasyDifficultDelivering a speech in English(= forming long term healthy habits)
    • Behavior Change TechniquesAbraham & Michie, 2008
    • Blended Learning?What is it...Where does it come in?
    • Blended learning is a practice of flipping the classroom - assigninglectures as homework and using class time discussions with teachers.It’s more effective thanclassroom or online only.http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf
    • ListeningEasierMore DifficultWritingSpeakingReadingGeneral order ofdifficulty in learning the4 English skills.
    • ListeningEasierMoreDifficultWritingSpeakingReadingIn the classroom, you will be constantlyrepeating similar topics over and over again...How canblendedlearninghelp?
    • ListeningEasierMoreDifficultWritingSpeakingReadingThis is my favourite bakery! Thecarrot muffin is my favourite!Create one lesson, record it, and let studentsreview the materials own their own time...
    • Behavior Change Techniques then worksextremely well with blended learningAbraham & Michie, 2008= Make lesson videos to leverage these behavioralchange techniques for tasks that require repetition &which are difficult or stressful to learn in a groupsetting for your students learning English.= Track with Online tools
    • ReadingWritingListeningSpeakingEvery English Skill Development LessonCan Be Made Into Videos to EnhanceIn- and Out-of-Classroom Learning
    • ELLs
    • English Proficiency Globallyhttp://www.ef.com/__/~/media/efcom/epi/2012/full_reports/ef-epi-2012-report-master-lr-2
    • 3 Learner CategoriesKids StudentsProfessionals
    • Business CommunicationResumes, Cover lettersInterviews
    • For KidsFun activitiesVocabularySpeakingLanguage progress
    • High School /UniversityIELTS/ TOEFLEssays, Applications
    • So how do you makeit work?
    • Creating a Course1. Plan2. Script3. Record +Edit4. Upload +ShareTarget Learner?Outcomes?Learner Environment?Prepare Outline, Contents, MediaCaption TextSimple LanguageRecord (Several Takes is Normal!)Check Audio, Video QualityEdit: Captions, Transitions, Zooms/PansThe simplest part!Go to weblishpal.com, log in, +create a course
    • Lesson Planshttp://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/teach-ielts/ielts-teaching-resourcesActual Lessonswww.khanacademy.orglynda.comAnimation Toolswww.goanimate.com
    • WeblishPal Classes - AsynchronousSee it for yourself here:www.weblishpal.com/classes/detail/2892
    • Outline Example
    • Video Capture SoftwarePCBrand FreeScreenCaptureWebcamCaptureEditing URLCamtasia(TechSmith)30 days/$179www.techsmith.com/camtasia.htmlScreenpresso www.screenpresso.com/
    • Video Capture SoftwareBrand CostScreenCaptureWebcamCaptureEditing URLCamtasia(TechSmith)30 days/$99www.techsmith.com/camtasia.htmliMovie $15 Go to the App StoreMac
    • Camtasia Screen-casting ExampleRecord:Screen, Audio, Webcam VideoEdit, add music,transitions, text onscreen, etc
    • How to Upload a Class on WeblishPal1. Log in (teacher account)2. Click Classes > Create a Course3. Next screen has the upload page4. Then preview + publish + invite students!
    • InformationalAreaCourse ImageVideos, Files,Modules
    • Sharing Materials
    • The Anatomy of a Great Online Course PageDescriptive TitleUse your title to specify &excite your prospectivestudentsTags:Use searchable keywords tohighlight the skills to be coveredin the courseDescription:Provide a detailed learning plan/outline onyour course page with learning outcomes. Itwill help students see if that’s right for themModules:We love video classes, especially theinteractive kind you can create withCamtasia software, but nearly any formatcan work. Upload as many as you need!
    • WeblishPal in the Classroom1. Aggregate & share relevantcontent for your class (share pagelink via email, FB, twitter, etc)2. Easy to organize3. Saves time in lesson planningYour CoursePage
    • Thought LeadershipCreate thematerials thatYOU want to see.Become your ownpublisher.Your TeachingPortfolio
    • Teaching Portfolio AnatomyPhoto +VideoGet in TouchRatings &ReviewsCredentialsSample ClassesSocial Connections
    • ...scrolling down
    • 1 - Empathizing with ELLs2-  Behavioral Change Techniques3 - Why blended learning4 - Creating your 1st Course5 - Using digital tools6 - Using WeblishPal In the Classroom7 - Tips on growing your ESL thought-leadershipWhat we’ve covered...
    • Next Steps...1. ReviewtheResources2. StartCreatingYourCourse3. Share withus or acolleague forfeedback4. Post &StartTeaching!...come say hello!
    • I hope you have questions :)
    • Thanks!Barbara Tassa, Co-Founderbarbara@weblishpal.comtwitter: @barbie_t or @weblishpalSkype: barbara.tassaGlobal ESL Engine for Teachers, Learners, andContent Providers to Teach, Learn, and SellEnglish Learning Materials