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A presentation on the use of Web 2.0 with students of English in Rosario, Argentina.

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    • The Web 2.0: Honing Social Skills Rita Zeinstejer CALL Consultant [email_address]
    • tools
      • texted speech
      • audio and video conversation tools
      • Online Learning Environments
      • class discussion facilitators
      • presentation tools
      • pronunciation work
      • social tools
      • teacher role
    • texted speech: text based speaking practice
      • asynchronous :
      • email writing
      • blogs
      • microblogs: Twitter
      • podcasting
      • wikis
      • discussion forums
      • movie makers / comic stripmakers
      • synchronous:
      • (with live audience )
      • Chat (many versions)
      • Messenger: YM, MSN, Skype (+video)
      • MOOS (Tapped In)
      • Second Life
      • a blog
      • or
      • a wiki??
    • both allow uploading of files and photos by different users
      • Blogs
      • structured
      • highly personal
      • focus: process
      • administered by one individual
      • editable by creator
      • chronologically organized
      • Wikis
      • flexible
      • intensively collaborative
      • focus: content
      • open to anybody
      • editable by anyone
      • organized in innumerable ways
    • classblog
      • Sharing Learning at Ning http:// ritamz.ning.com /
      • Opened: March 2008
      • CAE students: 18
      • Age: 17-20
      • Number of members today: 93
    • objectives
      • familiarize learners with technology
      • allow them to practise English in authentic, meaningful situations
      • contact English speaking people from other countries
      • raise awareness of the importance of going global
      • help students hone the four skills
      • expand learners' cultural understanding and horizons
    • main aim
      • successful communication
      • most important feature:
      • tagging
    • blog
      • Classblog: http:// ritamz.ning.com /
      • Included:
      • Project work
      • Discussion forums
      • Links for extra practice
      • Tools and apps
      • Individual blogs
    • microblogging
      • Twitter
      • http://twitter.com/home
      • Searching for Twitterers…?
      • http://search.twitter.com/
    • wiki
      • http://caeb2008.pbwiki.com/
      • collaborative project work
      • links
      • photos
      • maps
      • audio files
    • discussion forums
      • Learning Times : http:// learningtimes.net /
      • English Club : http:// www.englishclub.com /
      • Dave’s EFL Café : http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=63056
      • Onestopenglish : http:// www.onestopenglish.com /
      • Movie makers
      • Windows Movie Maker
      • http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx
      • ZimmerTwins
      • http://www.zimmertwins.com/
      • DigitalFilms
      • http://www.digitalfilms.com/
      • JumpCut
      • http://www.jumpcut.com/
      • examples:
      • http://caeb2007.podomatic.com/entry/eg/2007-05-01T07_01_40-07_00 (mine)
      • http://www.dfilm.com/mm2s/mm_route.php?id=3210331 (a std’s)
      • http://webheads10years.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/ritaz_comix.jpg
    • synchronous
      • Chat (many versions)
      • Messenger : YM, MSN, Skype (+video)
      • MOOS (Tapped In)
      • Second Life
    • MOOs
      • Multi-User Object Oriented Systems
      • socially oriented
      • text-based virtual realities
      • allow for safe environments
      • connect classes everywhere
      • a new way of allowing stds to write
    •  
    • Second Life
      • a 3D virtual world
      • vast digital continent teemimg with people, entertainment, opportunities
      • everything: resident created
      • making movies, acting, making transactions, investing money, having fun, opening offices and business
      • build your dream park, island, yacht, palace
    •  
    • audio and video conversation tools: with partner at a distance
      • synchronous : Skype, Messenger, ooVoo
      • asynchronous : video recording: Skype + Audacity/ Pamela ; mp3 recorder
      • podcasts and video blogs
      • Voicethread
      • YouTube : to store video clips
    • finding class partners
      • http:// www.epals.com /
      • http://www.epalscorp.com
      • http://www.iecc.org/
    • online learning environments: OLE’s
      • Elluminate
      • Alado
      • WIZIQ
    •  
    • class discussion facilitators interaction at computer
      • Simulations:
      • • SimCity - city creation simulation game http://simcity.ea.com/about/simcity4/overview.php
      • Where in the World….?: capture Carmen interacting with people! http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/13/Where+in+the+World+is+Carmen+Sandiego.html
      • Quandary : an application for creating Web-based Action Mazes http:// www.halfbakedsoftware.com/quandary.php
    • presentation tools: for f2f audience
      • OpenOffice
      • MS PPT (templates)
    • pronunciation work
      • http://esl.about.com/library/lessons/blstress_extension.htm
      • http://readthewords.com/
      • Text To Speech Technology : generates a clear sounding audio file from almost any written material
    • Social Tools
      • Facebook http://www.facebook.com/
      • Delicious http:// delicious.com /
      • Flickr http:// www.flickr.com /
    • Teacher role
      • selecting the tool
      • guiding use: language, purposes, skills
      • integrating into lessons
    • My 2008 CAE Students Feedback
      • Voicethread: group conversations around images, docs and videos.
      • http://voicethread.com/#q.b178197.i0.k0
      • when one teaches
      • two learn…
    • summary:
      • http:// usingcomputertoolstohonecommunication.pbwiki.com /