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Edu-blogging:widenyourclassroom

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

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