Edu-blogging:widenyourclassroom

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Presentation which previews the blogs I write/have written
a) for other educators
b) for students
c) with my students

Contains real examples of blogging with English Language Learners

Karenne
http://kalinago.blogspot.com

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Edu-blogging:widenyourclassroom

  1. 1. Edu-Blogging Karenne Sylvester Kalinago English http://kalinago.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Why I blog Purpose Autonomy Mastery
  3. 3. Why I blog Mission: I want to turn the way we think about language learning and teaching on its head!
  4. 4. My Blogs ●How to Learn English (for students) -stopped July 2009) ●Kalinago English (for teachers) ●Private Nings x 2 (with students)
  5. 5. My blogging for Teachers ●Sharing lesson plans with a focus on speaking skills ● Discussing methodologies, approaches to teaching English as a foreign language ●Sharing tips on using technology in classes
  6. 6. My blogging for Teachers ●Sharing tips on using social media as an educator Challenging “norms” in series posts ● She-in-ELT Reasons I hate textbooks Dogme ELT
  7. 7. My blogging for English Language Learners = ● Present Post-task Activities ● Present Pre-task Activities ● Provide opportunities for extending in-class discussions. ● Practice Higher Order Critical Thinking Skills
  8. 8. Blogging for English Language Learners = ● Best-practice Learn to Learn tips ● Online self-access tips ● Book reviews (especially Readers) ● Work on common errors ● Pronunciation ● Lexical (false friends) ● Grammar
  9. 9. Blogging with EnglishLanguage Learners Why they blog: Purpose - Autonomy - Mastery
  10. 10. Blogging with EnglishLanguage Learners How to: Purpose: provide solid ideas which challenge - that meet a real need they have ●Autonomy: step back, let the students do the work ●Mastery: provide feedback so they see and feel they are progressing
  11. 11. EXAMPLES of how my students use their blogs
  12. 12. Practicing a grammatical tense in context (A2)
  13. 13. Grammar in Powerpoint
  14. 14. Example: Grammar in Video
  15. 15. Grammar in L1 (A1 level student)
  16. 16. Keeping Vocabulary Lists
  17. 17. Learning Vocabulary with own photos
  18. 18. Learning Vocabulary by labelling photos
  19. 19. Common phrases and idioms
  20. 20. Example: discussions
  21. 21. Example: essays
  22. 22. Example: research
  23. 23. Example: reporting
  24. 24. Example: reporting 2
  25. 25. Example: reporting 3
  26. 26. Example: reflections on learning
  27. 27. Blogs as a place to store imp. links
  28. 28. Micro-blogging
  29. 29. Blogging gives learners ● Motivation ● Digital Skills Practice ● Creativity ● Digital Voice ● Empowerment ● Reflection & Review ● Interaction ● Learner Autonomy ● Engagement ● Collaboration with ● Conversation – Authentic Audience ● Excitement – Global Audience
  30. 30. Any questions? © Karenne Joy Sylvester 2010

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