2011 TESOL Seminar 3. Engaging ESL students with blogs, podcasts and mobile devices

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  • Rich Tasks – What are they
  • Rich Tasks – What are they
  • instead of being broadcast live , a podcast is recorded and then distributed over the internet, so that you can listen to it whenever you please.

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  • 1. Old Guildford Primary School Margaret Finos TESOL Saturday 6 August 2011 Engaging ESL learners using podcasts, blogs and mobile devices .
  • 2.
    • located in the Granville area
    • in the SW Sydney Region
    • PSP funded – low socio economic
    • 249 students (K-6)
    • Preschool on site (40 students)
    • 93.5%ESL student
    • 11 mainstream classes
    • 70% Arabic 18% Karen Refugees
    • 26 language backgrounds
    Old Guildford Public School (OGPS) School Context OGPS Preschool
  • 3. 2009 -2010
  • 4.
    • 1. Assessment of:
      • ESL student’s language learning needs
      • ICT embedded into school programs across the KLA’s
      • ICT software and hardware
      • ICT expertise amongst staff
    • 2. Design Programs incorporating ICT
    • 3.Purchase of hardware/software
    • 4. Implement programs
    • 5. Assessment
    PROCESSES
  • 5.
    • Initial assessment of student’s language indicated the need to:
    • develop oral language skills and confidence, especially vocabulary and academic language.
    • improve expression and fluency
    • improve reading comprehension
    • extend developing writing skills
    • improve numeracy skills – Language of Maths and mental strategies / tables
    • Initial assessment of ICT TOOLS
    • 4 IWB’s, digital cameras and videos, connected classroom installed
    • We decided to:
    • focus on up - skilling staff in the use of technology to support ESL student learning and language development
    • Purchase hardware devices (flip cameras, digital cameras iPods, iPads, Nintendo Ds, Bee Bots)
    Old Guildford Primary school
  • 6.
    • Student confidence
    • - students immersed in technology at home and in the real world.
    • - Motivates children to learn
    • STUDENTS =NATIVES ADULTS=IMMIGRANTS
    • High student engagement - Interactive and encourages independent learning
    • Authentic purpose
    • -Gives children a real purpose for their learning
    • - connects students to the real world. Feedback adds authenticity
    • to the learning activity.
    • Improves the quality of work children produce
    Why incorporate ICT?
  • 7.
    • Audience – whole school, community, world. Creates learning communities
    • Quality teaching programs
    • - Design of rich tasks integrating oral, reading and
    • writing activities
    • -Improves oral language reading and writing skills
    • Scaffolded learning activities
    • (modelled by teacher, group and pair work, independent activities)
    • Technology programs/hardware can be used as assessment tools eg.oral language
    Why incorporate ICT?
  • 8.
    • What is a podcast? (see CD/handout)
    • A podcast is like a radio show.
    • instead of being broadcast live , a podcast is recorded and then distributed over the internet, so that you can listen to it whenever you please.
    • Voices and sounds can be layered and manipulated to form whatever sound you desire .
    • 3/4L Podcasting – movie clip
    Podcasting
  • 9.
    • Student work samples
    Adrian Window Jon Watertower Kevin interviewed by Tuesday Tuesday interviewed by Kevin Language Focus: Talking/Listening, reading, writing Wendy and Tuesday’s book review Exposition Text Thaw Kue Wah Podcasting at OGPS
  • 10.
    • What is an educational blog?
    • An educational blog is an online journal
    • Platform to showcase students work
    • Audience : class, school, community, WORLD
    • Purpose:
    • a student writes about their learning which may be commented on by other students, the teacher, parents or a wider audience as approved by the teacher.
    • Parents read and comment on their child’s work and gain a deeper understanding of the explicit teaching and learning in which their child is engaged.
    • Teachers can share quality programs and ideas
    • Platform: blogED (DET), Edublogs
    • (see PDF file “Using blogs to enhance student learning - CD handout)
    Blogging – DET blogED
  • 11.
    • Successful Language Learners at OGPS – Margaret Finos
    • https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/811743-successfullanguagelearnersatogps/
    • BLOG PAGES –word document
    • Kinder Inchworm
    • (HSIE/cooking/garden program)
    • https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/783182-kindergarteninchworm/
    OGPS Blogs
  • 12.
    • CLASS BLOGS
    • Kinder Rainforest Blog - Alex Ricci
    • https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/140794-kindergartenrainforest/
    • Kinder Itchy Tree – Jennifer Ikin
    • https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/979479-kindergartenitchytree/
    • 4 Bollywood
    • https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/829702-hoorayforbollywood/
    OGPS Class Blogs
  • 13. Stage 2 OGPS news team / reporters http:// www.edsoft.com Flip Video Cameras
  • 14. Kinder Red Rock School Promotional Video Manly excursion 1/2O NUMERACY - News Report Investigating area Flip Cameras Movie Making 4 Bollywood/ Kinder Rainforest GSSO competition
  • 15. iPod Touch, iPads, Nintendo DS Literacy and Numeracy
  • 16. iPods and iPads
  • 17. Nintendo DS Nintendo DS
  • 18. Bee Bots www.edex.com.au (Educational Experiences- Australian supplier) www.bee-bot.co.uk BLOG “ Bee Bots down under” (Nicole Sprainger) http://www.blogger.com/profile/04996367990684229022 MAC ICT (Macquarie University) Bee Bots
  • 19.
    • Old Guildford Public School Website
    • http://www.oldguildfo-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/
    • Kerpoof
    • http://www.kerpoof.com/
    • Story bird
    • http://storybird.com/
    • Vokis
    • http://www.voki.com/create.php
    • see CD website word doc
    WEBSITES
  • 20.
    • ICT
    • 95% classes interactive whiteboards
    • Class Blogs staff training and creation of class blogs
    • Podcasting - whole staff training, Audacity program
    • 8 iPod touch,
    • 6 Nintendo DS,
    • 20 new laptops,
    • 6 iPads,
    • 6 Bee Bots
    • 12 digital cameras
    • 8 Flip video cameras – movie maker, imovie, class movies, promotional videos, news reports
    • connected classrooms, video conferencing
    • Webcam online Maths tutoring programs - CITIBANK
    • Web 2.0 tools - Voki, Voicethread, xtranormal and many more
    OGPS 2011
  • 21.
    • significant increase in student engagement in learning
    • high quality student work reflecting autonomy and improvements in talking, reading and writing
    • authentic purpose and audience
    • Scaffolded learning activities (controlled, guided independent) leads to imput, intake, uptake of targeted language
    • effective tools for assessment
    • connect with the school community and wider world audience
    Findings
  • 22. Considerations
    • Who are the targeted ESL students and what are their language learning needs?
    • What type of programs will you introduce to support their language learning needs.
    • What type of organisation will you introduce to support the learning?
    • What are your school’s ICT goals ?
    • Do you need to conduct an audit of your school’s direction in ICT?
    • Planning to support your ICT needs.
  • 23.