Don’t Wing It, Ning It!<br />TESOL March 26th, 2010<br />Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 206 A<br />Qatar University...
Today’s Presentation<br />Common Challenges  in Teaching<br />What is Ning?<br />Experience Teaching with Ning<br />How ca...
Common Challenges in Teaching<br />Take a few minutes and discuss some challenges you experience in teaching with someone ...
What is Ning?<br />Ning is the social platform for the world’s interests and passions online. With Ning, you can make your...
Why Do People Use Ning? To Connect!<br />There are over 2 million Ning networks:<br />Qatar University - Foundation Englis...
When and Where Have I Used Ning?<br />Missouri State University – English Language Institute<br />January 2009 – July 2009...
Benefits of Using Ning<br />Free*<br />Easy<br />Fun <br />Teachers share lessons, and materials<br />Students create and ...
How Can Teachers Use Ning? <br />Teachers Create and Share<br />Vocabulary, Reading, or Grammar worksheets<br />Reading te...
How Can Teachers Use Ning? <br />Teachers Create and Share Weekly Lessons<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Progr...
How Can Teachers Use Ning? <br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program       Crystal Young   TESOL March 26, 2010 ...
How Can Students Use Ning? <br />Writing - Students Create and Share<br />Weekly Journals (Blogs)<br />Windows Movie Maker...
How Can Students Use Ning? <br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program       Crystal Young   TESOL March 26, 2010 ...
How Can Students Use Ning? <br />Students Create and ShareJournals<br />Students write weekly journals in the Blogs sectio...
How Can Students Use Ning? <br />Students Create and Share Windows Movie Maker<br />Students can make and embed Windows Mo...
How Can Students Use Ning? <br />Students Create and Share Bombay TV English Subtitled Short Movies<br />Students embed th...
How Can Students Use Ning? <br />Students Create and Share Grammar Images<br />Grammar students can post images <br />and ...
How Can Students Use Ning?<br />Students Create and Share Voicethread<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program  ...
How Can Students Use Ning? <br />Students Create and Share Mixbook<br />Students can make and embed a Mixbook about storie...
Make Your Own Ning Network<br />What you need:<br />Email and Password<br />Ning – A Visual Guide file<br />www.ning.com<b...
Caveats & Advice<br />1. Getting your students on board - 1. email invitation to your private network, 2. Make your networ...
Images Used in Today’s Presentation<br />http://www.esl-lesson-plan.com/archives/images/ESL%20Textbooks.jpg<br />http://me...
Thank You for Attending<br />I will email you a user friendly visual guide to Ning and this PowerPoint Presentation.<br />...
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We have all heard about and perhaps used social networking websites in our personal lives, but have we explored all the ways to use a site such as Ning for our students? This session will show numerous ways to use Ning with assignments focusing on the four main component areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Examples will be from my own spring 2009, summer 2009, and fall 2009 classes. I will also show how to use various internet sources that can be linked or embedded into Ning. This slidshow also highlights some of the potential challenges when using Ning.

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  1. 1. Don’t Wing It, Ning It!<br />TESOL March 26th, 2010<br />Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 206 A<br />Qatar University<br />Foundation English Program<br />Crystal Young<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  2. 2. Today’s Presentation<br />Common Challenges in Teaching<br />What is Ning?<br />Experience Teaching with Ning<br />How can teachers use Ning?<br />How can students use Ning?<br />Make Your Own Ning Network<br />Caveats <br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  3. 3. Common Challenges in Teaching<br />Take a few minutes and discuss some challenges you experience in teaching with someone next to you.<br />No textbook is perfect.<br />Classrooms are crowded and have mixed levels.<br />There is never enough time.<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  4. 4. What is Ning?<br />Ning is the social platform for the world’s interests and passions online. With Ning, you can make your brand social, amplify a cause you’re passionate about, or simply forge strong relationships with like-minded people. http://about.ning.com/<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  5. 5. Why Do People Use Ning? To Connect!<br />There are over 2 million Ning networks:<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  6. 6. When and Where Have I Used Ning?<br />Missouri State University – English Language Institute<br />January 2009 – July 2009<br />Intermediate, Writing & Grammar<br />High Intermediate, Reading<br />Advanced, Listening<br />Qatar University – Foundation English Program<br />September 2009 – present<br />High Beginner, Writing & Reading<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  7. 7. Benefits of Using Ning<br />Free*<br />Easy<br />Fun <br />Teachers share lessons, and materials<br />Students create and share <br />Student accountability<br />Community building<br />Secure (If you make it Private)<br />*You can upgrade your membership for a fee.<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  8. 8. How Can Teachers Use Ning? <br />Teachers Create and Share<br />Vocabulary, Reading, or Grammar worksheets<br />Reading texts (with/without audio files) for read along listening<br />US Embassy’s Voice of America (VOA) audio files<br />Youtube videos<br />National Public Radio (NPR) audio files<br />Teacher’s own podcast<br />Grammar explanation videos<br />Grammar website links<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  9. 9. How Can Teachers Use Ning? <br />Teachers Create and Share Weekly Lessons<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  10. 10. How Can Teachers Use Ning? <br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />Teachers Create and ShareExamples<br />
  11. 11. How Can Students Use Ning? <br />Writing - Students Create and Share<br />Weekly Journals (Blogs)<br />Windows Movie Maker<br />Mixbook<br />Bombay TV English Subtitled Short Movies<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  12. 12. How Can Students Use Ning? <br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />Students Create and ShareMultimedia<br />
  13. 13. How Can Students Use Ning? <br />Students Create and ShareJournals<br />Students write weekly journals in the Blogs section based on a prompt by the teacher. The teacher (and other students) can give feedback in the Comment section.<br />Teacher comment: I also want more time! Do not feel sad though because we have no classes on April 9th and 10th.<br />Besides it  besides that<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  14. 14. How Can Students Use Ning? <br />Students Create and Share Windows Movie Maker<br />Students can make and embed Windows Movie Maker short movies about stories they have read.<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  15. 15. How Can Students Use Ning? <br />Students Create and Share Bombay TV English Subtitled Short Movies<br />Students embed their Bombay TV<br />short movie clips into the Blogs section to show off their work to the class. Students write their own English subtitles for the short movie clips. <br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  16. 16. How Can Students Use Ning? <br />Students Create and Share Grammar Images<br />Grammar students can post images <br />and write sentences using <br />comparative adjectives in the Blogs<br />section. <br />Kobe Bryant palys basketball <br />as good as Michael Jordan!<br />Kobe Bryant is younger than <br />Michael Jordan.<br />Kobe Bryant jumps as high as Michael Jordan. <br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  17. 17. How Can Students Use Ning?<br />Students Create and Share Voicethread<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  18. 18. How Can Students Use Ning? <br />Students Create and Share Mixbook<br />Students can make and embed a Mixbook about stories they have read.<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  19. 19. Make Your Own Ning Network<br />What you need:<br />Email and Password<br />Ning – A Visual Guide file<br />www.ning.com<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  20. 20. Caveats & Advice<br />1. Getting your students on board - 1. email invitation to your private network, 2. Make your network momentarily public and allow students to join<br />2. Security(private/public) <br />3. Disclaimer “Weekly plans might change.”<br />4. Google Ads – questionable content for our students<br />5. Adobe Flash Player to view videos (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/)<br />6. Make a “dummy” account and invite colleagues/yourself as “students” to practice<br />7. Limitations – create only 10 Ning networks under one email account.<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  21. 21. Images Used in Today’s Presentation<br />http://www.esl-lesson-plan.com/archives/images/ESL%20Textbooks.jpg<br />http://mearadio.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/crowded_5331.jpg<br />http://www.chabotcollege.edu/Library/subjectindex/hourglass.jpg<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />
  22. 22. Thank You for Attending<br />I will email you a user friendly visual guide to Ning and this PowerPoint Presentation.<br />Please mail me at crystal@qu.edu.qa or crystalanneyoung@gmail.com with any questions or comments.<br />Qatar University - Foundation English Program Crystal Young TESOL March 26, 2010 <br />

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