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  • 1. *
  • 2. *Which Web 2.0 tools are you using?What makes them “2.0”?
  • 3. “the participatory web”(Brad Decrem)User asproducer
  • 4. blogger
  • 5. *Which aspects of learning do appeal to?Which strengths do they have for enabling learning?
  • 6. *
  • 7. Adapted from jcal.info/web2/participation.html*(1) Searching & sharing(e.g. information, knowledge, files; shared knowledge &community building)(2) Researching & learning(e.g. web quests, interactive sites)(3) Knowledge building(e.g. shared editing of knowledge and files; collaboration;Wikipedia)(4) Communication & interaction(e.g. Skype, forums, chat)(5) Creative learning & active production(e.g. creating learning contents through blog texts, videos,audio and multimodal)
  • 8. Cf.ndcshepparton.wikispaces.com/Blooms+Digital+Taxonomy*• Creating - Designing, constructing, planning,producing, inventing, devising, making• Evaluating - Checking, hypothesizing,critiquing, experimenting, judging, testing,detecting, monitoring• Analyzing - Comparing, organizing,deconstructing, attributing, outlining, finding,structuring, integrating• Applying - Implementing, carrying out, using,executing• Understanding - Interpreting, summarizing,inferring, paraphrasing, classifying,comparing, explaining, exemplifying• Remembering - Recognizing, listing,describing, identifying, retrieving, naming,locating, finding
  • 9. Cf. ndcshepparton.wikispaces.com/Blooms+Digital+Taxonomy
  • 10. *
  • 11. * weblogs = blogs = websitesof Web 2 = journaling can be hosted by a bloghost service or on ownwebsite / server inclusion of any kind offile next to text wide range of topics can incl. co-authors comments, feedbackThis is a blog post / threadOpens upcommentsby otherreadersShows tag thatwere used tocategorize theblog This is a blog post / threadarchive /historyRSS feedsShy orquietstudentsWritinggets anaudienceDocu-mentsprogress
  • 12. From: http://donathabi2011.wordpress.com/reading-blogshttp://imoeshenrystar.wordpress.com
  • 13. (adapted from Langer deRamirez, 2010, 18)
  • 14. *• “web page” where many people can add,delete, edit information• all members areauthors and editors(vs. blog)• collaboration writing, editing, reviewing)(for teachers and students)• (history / tracking + restore functionsWelcomeHistoryWikis in class• usually hosted by external host (many free)  GoogleDocs!• posting can be public – protected - privateUsing wikis in the classroom – some ideas:• Web quests• Collaborative projects & co-authoring / peer review• Interactive “chain” writing games• Planning an event & sign-up sheets (forms) for events• Place to display student work (scanned art, images)(adapted from Langerde Ramirez, 2010, 35)
  • 15. *• Audio recording similar to radio show (1 episode or fullshow)• Recorded in sharable format (mp3)• RSS enabled (i.e. audience can subscribe to them)• Can be listened to online, on mp3 player (any will do), or via downloadon a computer• Many podcasts for language learners and on many topics available• Students can create podcasts themselves (few toolsneeded – e.g. Audacity (free online)Using podcasts in the classroom – some ideas• Weather or science reports• Poetry recitations• Pronunciation practice• Classroom news• Radio soap operas• Interviews with parents, teachers, community members• Directions to a place• City guide (e.g. for a virtual tour) (adapted from Langerde Ramirez, 2010, 53)
  • 16. Podcasting &bloggingcombinedhttp://www.podcasting.ahuisjes.de
  • 17. Example: www.voxopop.com/group/10009435-6578-488e-8cca-4ea19dd84034*Some ideas• cf. podcasts, and:• digital storytelling• language practice• voice-baseddiscussion forumwww.voxopop.com
  • 18. *www.narrable.comSome ideas:• cf. podcasts, and:• digital storytelling• voice-based photoannotation• photo description• tourist / city guide
  • 19. http://www.wordle.net**Some ideas:• vocab of new topic• word fields• collocations, phrasal verbs, etc.• predicting and previewing,advanced organizer (e.g. for areading activity)• prompts for storytelling• summary of an article / chapter• support for language production,e.g. scrambled sentences
  • 20. Over to you*
  • 21. In the next 20 minutes… Access the Google Doc (Workshop Meeting Space) Get ready to explore 1 or 2 tools … then let’s get together to discussour findings & observations
  • 22. http://web20andlanguagelearning.wikidot.com/http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Web_2.0_and_Emerging_Learning_Technologieshttp://www.web2teachingtools.comhttp://jcal.info/web2http://www.internet4classrooms.com/web2.htmWeb 2.0 & Language Learning videohttp://donathabi2011.wordpress.com/reading-blogsCram, A., Kuswara, A. & Richards, D. (2008). Web 2.0 supported collaborative learning activities: Towards anaffordance perspective In L. Cameron & J. Dalziel (Eds), Proceedings of the 3rd International LAMS & LearningDesign Conference 2008: Perspectives on Learning Design. (p.p. 70-80). 5th December 2008, Sydney: LAMSFoundation.Langer de Ramirez, L. (2010). Empower English Language Learners With Tools From the Web. Thousand Oaks:Corwin.Motteram, G. & Sharma, P. (2009). Blending Learning in a Web 2.0 World. International Journal of EmergingTechnologies & Society. 7(2), pp. 83 – 96Prensky, Marc (2001): Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. On the Horizon MCB University Press, Vol. 9 No. 5.Salmon, G. (2002). e-tivities: the key to active online learning. London: Routledge.Wang S. & Vásquez, C. (2012). Web 2.0 and Second Language Learning: What Does the Research Tell Us? CALICOJournal, 29(3), pp. 412-430. http://camillavasquez.com/pdf/WangVasquez_Web2_CALICO.pdf
  • 23. Animaps – create own animated maps: www.animaps.com/#!homeBlogger: www.blogger.comEdublogs: www.edublogs.comFotobabble: www.fotobabble.comFlickr photos: www.flickr.comLiveMocha: http://livemocha.comNarrable: www.narrable.comVoxopop: www.voxopop.comWordle – create word clouds: www.wordle.netWordpress: www.wordpress.comTools referred to: