Enhancing Lessons The Web 2.0 Way For Tesol 09

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Jan 12 - Feb 22

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  • 1.
    • Electronic Village Online CALL Interest Section of TESOL
    • Jan 12 - Feb 22
    Enhancing Lessons the Web 2.0 Way
  • 2.
    • Enhancing
    • Lessons
    • the Web 2.0 Way
    • Rita Zeinstejer
    • Rosario, Argentina
  • 3.
    • The Enhancing Lessons Team
    • Robert Squires
    • Rita Zeinstejer
    • Nina Liakos
    • Analia Dobboletta
    • Mary Di Monaco
    • Alicia Zuliani
    • Maru Del Campo
  • 4. goals
    • explore the use of freely available interactive web tools
    • integrate them into our lessons
  • 5. objectives
    • assess the applicability of certain tools to a variety of teaching and learning contexts
    • create instructional items using: Blogger, Voicethread, Chinswing, Slideshare, Bubbleshare, Devolver, etc.
    • present lesson plans with clearly defined learning outcomes using these tools
    • continue to explore and learn. 
  • 6.
    • Week 1: Building a Community Week 2: Blogs: Home Base for Web 2.0 Lessons Week 3: Integrating Online Speaking and Listening Week 4: Planning to Share Slides Week 5: Branching Out: A Selection of Tools Week 6: Ending and Beginning
  • 7. channels for communication
    • asyncronous
    • Yahoo Groups
    • blogging: learning about each other's teaching context : Blogger
    • Netvibes : everything in one place: blogs
    • Wiki
    • Tapped In: discussions
    • synchronous
    • Tapped In : helpdesk support
    • Skype, YM
    • Elluminate
  • 8. Week 1: Building a Community
    • the wiki
    • Yahoo! Group ( Tutorial )
    • Enhancing Lessons blog
    • Readings: Lesson Planning Overview , Web 2.0 and Language Learning and Lesson Planning Continuum
    • ' Netiquette ‘
    • Elluminate and Tapped In
    • Google Account
  • 9. Week 2: Blogs: Home Base for Web 2.0 Lessons
    • readings: 'What to Consider When Writing a Lesson Plan' and '10 Steps to Developing a Quality Lesson Plan' : discussion
    • lesson planning: view sample, develop one, post it to individual blogs
    • Blogger set up a blog
  • 10. participants feedback: quotes
    • using web tools: highly motivating and fun for students and teachers
    • lowers affective barriers, encourages introverted students
    • technology should be at the service of learning > planning should be essential
    • need to guide students to set achievable goals
  • 11. Week 3: Integrating Online Speaking and Listening
    • short weekly reading ' Digital Literacy: Backward Design Process ' in the YG
    • Voicethread and Chinswing
    • * tutorials
    • * applicability
    • * lesson plans
  • 12.
    • Voicethread
    • focus: on a central image around which students post responses
    • http://voicethread.com/#u23087.b278258.i1528274
    • Chinswing, now Voxopop
    • focus: on "sound" of the message rather than on image.
    • good for discussions, storytelling
  • 13. Voicethread and Chinswing: comments
    • enjoying a class per se: enough justification for using a tool?
    • tools add some fun and flavour to our classes by providing a different, more meaningful inspiration/motivation to "speak“
    • have stds participate in authentic threads
    • exposure to different accents.
    • audience, necessary? > depends on learning objectives
  • 14. StudyStack : digital flashcards ( participant driven investigation)
    • versatile multi-dimensional set of activities students can tailor to suit their needs
    • teachers can develop specific content
    • students can build their own stacks
    • users can track their progress
    • example for prepositions in/ at/on
    • http://www.studystack.com/menu-69798
  • 15. Week 4: Planning to Share Slides
    • Slideshare tutorial   
    • Bubbleshare tutorial
    • Animoto
    • * tutorials
    • * sample lessons
    • * slide sharing presentations
    • * embedding videos
    • * lesson plans
  • 16.
    • Slideshare
    • ideal for sharing info
    • includes audio & video
    • useful for:
    • professional presentations
    • uploading them to blogs
    • help stds create their own
    • my presentation
    • http://www.slideshare.net/RitaZ/the-web-20-honing-social-skills-presentation
    • Bubbleshare
    • ideal for sharing photos
    • quick & easy to use
    • useful for:
    • different kinds of lang work
    • showcasing stds work
    • Julia’s
    • http://langteachandlearn.blogspot.com/
    • Animoto
    • http://ritamz.ning.com/video/1985596:Video:752
  • 17. Week 5: Branching Out: A Selection of Tools
    • Dvolver tutorial
    • Zimmer Twins , MakeBeliefsComix , Photo Story , Bubblr, DigitalFilms
    • View relevant tutorials
    • * rationale for selection: post
    • * develop lesson plan
    • * post it to blog
  • 18. MakeBeliefsComix
    • Leigh Thelmadatter, Mexico. http://metamexico.ning.com/profiles/blogs/revenge-of-the-20th-century
    • Julia Paramonov, University of Akron, USA “ comic strips can help students understand cultural differences.” http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_M-COCJrV7U8/SZTymPBS5tI/AAAAAAAAACA/G_QYYO2nfvI/s1600-h/polite.gif
  • 19.
    • DVOLVER
    • Anisoara, from Romania
    • http:// englishthroughadvertising.blogspot.com /
    • ZIMMER TWINS
    • Vicky, from Argentina
    • http://www.zimmertwins.ca/node/401843
  • 20. Week 6: Ending and Beginning
    • Provide evidence of web 2.0 lesson planning know-how
    • Reflection on session
    • Consider joining the Webheads in Action or Learning with Computers Yahoo! Groups
    • Consider volunteering to investigate a new web tool as part of the ongoing Enhancing Lessons community of practice.
  • 21. After-thoughts and Reflections: what may be improved?
    • pace and rhythm
    • communication between mods
    • live sessions topics:
    • *sharing preparations/ ideas
    • *involving participants
    • *guest speakers
  • 22. join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/enhancinglessons/
    • Rita Zeinstejer
    • EFL Lab & Multimedia Director, ARCI, Rosario, Argentina
    • Oral Examiner, University of Cambridge, London, England
    • CALL SIG Coordinator & Consultant
    • [email_address]
    • www.zeinstejer.com