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Presentation which previews the blogs I write/have written ...

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 Edu-blogging:widenyourclassroom Presentation Transcript

    • Edu-Blogging Karenne Sylvester Kalinago English http://kalinago.blogspot.com
    • Why I blog Purpose Autonomy Mastery
    • Why I blog Mission: I want to turn the way we think about language learning and teaching on its head!
    • My Blogs ●How to Learn English (for students) -stopped July 2009) ●Kalinago English (for teachers) ●Private Nings x 2 (with students)
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Blogging with EnglishLanguage Learners Why they blog: Purpose - Autonomy - Mastery
    • 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
    • EXAMPLES of how my students use their blogs
    • Practicing a grammatical tense in context (A2)
    • Grammar in Powerpoint
    • Example: Grammar in Video
    • Grammar in L1 (A1 level student)
    • Keeping Vocabulary Lists
    • Learning Vocabulary with own photos
    • Learning Vocabulary by labelling photos
    • Common phrases and idioms
    • Example: discussions
    • Example: essays
    • Example: research
    • Example: reporting
    • Example: reporting 2
    • Example: reporting 3
    • Example: reflections on learning
    • Blogs as a place to store imp. links
    • Micro-blogging
    • 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
    • Any questions? © Karenne Joy Sylvester 2010