The Serendipity Project For Tesol 08

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The Serendipity Project For Tesol 08

  1. 1. The Serendipity Project Rita Zeinstejer Rosario Argentina
  2. 2. EFL students in Rosario, Argentina <ul><li>f2f class </li></ul><ul><li>preparing for CAE </li></ul><ul><li>(upper interm/advanced level) </li></ul><ul><li>aged 17-25 </li></ul>
  3. 3. First Stage: Class Blog http://caeb2007.podomatic.com/entry/2007-04-04T18_39_11-07_00 <ul><li>Implications: </li></ul><ul><li>Blog features: text, audio, pix </li></ul><ul><li>Going Global </li></ul><ul><li>Netiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on communication </li></ul>
  4. 4. Second Stage: Individual Blogs http://caeb2007.podomatic.com/entry/2007-04-22T14_31_05-07_00 <ul><li>Opening personal blogs: </li></ul><ul><li>tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Posting urls </li></ul><ul><li>Visiting classmates’ blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Posting comments </li></ul><ul><li>http://caeb2007.podomatic.com/entry/2007-04-26T20_19_29-07_00 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Third Stage: Blog Search Engine <ul><li>Technorati: </li></ul><ul><li>search, surface, organize blogs </li></ul><ul><li>tagging : its concept </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fourth Stage: Tracking Blogs <ul><li>Bloglines: “aggregator” or “feed collector” </li></ul><ul><li>tracking favourite news/blogs/podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to it: latest postings will be brought! </li></ul><ul><li>publish, share your own blog </li></ul><ul><li>visit your aggregator often and save time! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fifth Stage: Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Del.icio.us: </li></ul><ul><li>your network: storing, sharing and discovering bookmarks. </li></ul><ul><li>tags to organize bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative repository of related info </li></ul><ul><li>http://caeb2007.podomatic.com/entry/2007-05-07T09_02_24-07_00 </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Serendipity Project <ul><li>Instructions http://caeb2007.podomatic.com/entry/2007-05-18T19_12_16-07_00 </li></ul><ul><li>Students Serendipitous stories http://juancrist.podomatic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Students recordings: mp3 player in class http://caeb2007.podomatic.com/entry/2007-06-08T18_26_29-07_00 </li></ul><ul><li>http://caeb2007.podomatic.com/entry/2007-06-09T12_24_21-07_00 </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging Writingmatrix http://www.technorati.com/posts/tag/writingmatrix </li></ul>
  9. 9. Students’ Feedback http://caeb2007.podomatic.com/entry/2007-09-07T17_39_46-07_00 <ul><li>Awareness of: </li></ul><ul><li>* reaching a global audience </li></ul><ul><li>* need to be accurate </li></ul><ul><li>* importance of meaningful interaction </li></ul><ul><li>* importance of sharing findings </li></ul><ul><li>* importance of using English authentically </li></ul><ul><li>* available technology </li></ul>

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