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Karenne Sylvester 2010

Workshop given at MELTA Feb 27, 2010 on using Ning with English Language Learners.



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  • I´m Ningin´ it English Language Teaching 2.0 Karenne Sylvester Kalinago English Feb 27, 2010
  • Schedule
    • 10.00 – 11.30
    • Changing world, changing education
      • Attitudes to technology
      • Why I‘m Ningin‘ it
        • Dogme ELT
        • Learner Autonomy & Communicative Teaching Practices
        • Task Based Learning
        • Blooms´ Taxonomy
      • Teachers training teachers
    • 11.45 – 13.00
    • Teaching with Technology
      • Social Networking Sites
      • Collaborative Learning
      • Community Life and e-moderation issues
      • Ning communities
      • My Ning communities
    • 14.00-17.00
    • Hands-on Practice
    • MELTA Sandbox
    • Creating your own NING
  • Brave New World
    • How have technological changes changed our lives throughout the course of history?
        • -education
        • -work
        • -play
        • -?
        • Taboo Game
  • I´m Ningin´ it… My background
  • Dogme ELT
    • Teaching should be:
    • * conversation driven
    • * materials light
    • * focusing on emergent language
    Scott Thornbury and Luke Meddings, Teaching Unplugged, DELTA Publishing 2009
  • Dogme ELT
    • Sharing subjects and themes, which
    • * are relevant to the learner
    • * provide a space for the voice of the learner
    • * scaffold, shape & support the students' conversations
    • * pay attention to features of the emergent language.
    Scott Thornbury and Luke Meddings, Teaching Unplugged, DELTA Publishing 2009
    • Teaching practices should
    • * encourage a dialogic process
    • * acknowledge that knowledge is co-constructed
    • * empower the learner
    • * engage the learners and
    • * trigger the learning process which is already there
    Dogme ELT Scott Thornbury and Luke Meddings, Teaching Unplugged, DELTA Publishing 2009
  • Today´s World + The Radical Paradigm Shift
  • Thornbury on Dogme 2.0 “ Let me suggest some ends for which technology might be facilitative. To me, there are at least four. For convenience I'll label them DDCC. In ascending order of importance, they are: * Delivery: technology should be capable of delivering content in ways that are more efficient, more immediate, more impactful, more customised than many traditional means such as print materials; * Dialogue: technology should be capable of providing means for learners to interact with one another and with their teachers, and to do so in a collaborative, communicative way, that might radically increase learning opportunities. * Creativity: technology should offer the means for learners to be creative either individually or collaboratively, using a variety of media and modalities, in ways that enrich their language learning experience; * Community: technology should offer the possibility of building extended but close-knit communities of practice among learners and teachers, distributed over time and space and in ways that motivate language learning and use. To me, then, a technological tool - such as Skype, Moodle, YouTube, Powerpoint, Second Life etc - needs to be evaluated in accordance with its potential to meet at least one, if not all, of the above criteria. At the same time, the feasibility of the technology must be assessed in relation to its costs - in terms of hardware, training, maintenance, built-in obsolesence and so on.” Scott Thornbury, 2009, SEETA discussion forum
  • Task Based Learning
    • Determine theme – Area of interest
    • Propose a final task: similiar to things people do through own language everyday
    • Set objectives
    • Check content (thematic aspects/linguistic content)
    • Discuss the process (tasks leading to final product)
    • Evaluation
  • Wikipedia Wikimedia commons
  • ELT 2.0 = Communicative Language Teaching + Task Based Learning using Bloom´s Taxonomy (CLT + TBL) x BT web 2.0
  • Teachers Teaching Teachers Activity
  • We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Break ~
  • Part B
    • 11.45 – 13.00
    • Teaching with Technology
      • Social Networking Sites
      • Collaborative Learning
      • Edu-ELT-Ning Communities
      • My Ning Communities
    • 13.00 – 14.00
    • Lunch
    • 14.00-17.00
    • Hands-on Practice
    • MELTA Sandbox
    • Creating your own NING
  • Collaborative Learning
    • Platform
    • Group
    • Individuals
    • Faciliator
    • Tasks
  • NING Load up Documents Work in Groups Discussion Forum 3 x Conversation Possibilities Free or pay $25pcm to remove Google Ads Privacy options Write Blogs Add Photos - Multi Media
  • Who´s using NING with EFL students*?
    • My English Club
        • http://my.englishclub.com/
    • EFL Classroom 2.0
        • http://eflclassroom.ning.com
    • Soko Teacher
        • http://sokoteacher.ning.com/
    *in Public Pages
  • B.E. Students Ningin' it Demo of my classes' (Private Space)
  • In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. ~ Abram L. Urban ~ Lunchtime
  • Part C
    • The MELTA Sandbox
      • "Invite" new members
      • Conversation
        • Comment on a wall
        • Send an email
        • Participate in instantaneous chat
      • Discussion Forum
        • Introduce yourself
  • Part C
    • The MELTA Sandbox
      • Creative Commons
        • Finding photos
        • Adding photos
      • Video
        • Adding video from YouTube
      • Creating activities
  • Part D
    • Making your own
    • Create a Site
    • Invite members
    • Play around 
    • MELTA Sandbox
    • Reflections
    • Add a blog post
  • What Next?
    • Create activities for your language learners and
    • share these, along with your experiences,
    • tips and ideas with peers!
    Karenne Sylvester, Feb 27 2010 Kalinago English http://kalinago.blogspot.com All photos used in this presentation are with kind permission of various photographers via Flickr: see my favourite page for their full details: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalinagoenglish/favorites/