Keeping up with Educational Technology Trends from your Desktop Alicia Cundell Qatar University [email_address] http://del...
<ul><li>Why use technology in Language Learning? </li></ul>
Why Technology? <ul><li>Today’s youth are growing up with constant digital stimuli </li></ul><ul><li>This constant interac...
Technology: how? <ul><li>As a solution </li></ul><ul><li>To be more productive </li></ul><ul><li>To do things we couldn’t ...
Web 1.0 for professional development <ul><li>Online journals & magazines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TESL-EJ   </li></ul></ul><u...
How is learning changing now? <ul><li>Students “can either be passive receivers of media messages or they can be digital c...
Web 2.0: The Read/Write Web <ul><li>anyone can be an author </li></ul><ul><li>no knowledge of programming necessary </li><...
Web 2.0 for professional development: Blogs <ul><li>What are blogs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals share their knowledg...
Web 2.0 for professional development: Blogs <ul><li>Example ELT Technology Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Larry  Ferlazzo's  ...
Web 2.0 for professional development: podcasts <ul><li>What are podcasts? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like a blog, but in audio ...
Web 2.0 for professional development: wikis <ul><li>What are wikis? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web sites that can be written by...
Web 2.0 for professional development:  rss <ul><li>Technology that works for you by pulling only new information from a bl...
Web 2.0 for professional development:  rss <ul><li>Aggregators that use RSS technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedblitz  - ...
Web 2.0 for professional development:  social bookmarking <ul><li>What is social bookmarking? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Saving...
Web 2.0 for professional development:  social bookmarking <ul><li>How can bookmarking be social? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hav...
Web 2.0 for professional development: online videos & tutorials <ul><li>Search the Web for tutorials or info using video s...
Web 2.0 for professional development: online conferences, lectures & workshops <ul><li>Web 2.0 technology has made it poss...
Web 2.0 for professional development: Webquests <ul><li>WebQuests are guided inquiry-based lessons where research is done ...
Web 2.0 for professional development: Webquests <ul><li>Examples of WebQuests as professional development tools </li></ul>...
Web 2.0 for professional development: Second Life (SL) <ul><li>What is Second Life? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An Internet-base...
Web 2.0 for professional development: Second Life (SL) <ul><li>Examples of SL professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Web 2.0 for professional development: other tools <ul><li>Social Networking: Facebook, My Space, Twitter </li></ul><ul><li...
Example Technology Tools  <ul><li>Mainstream technologies: discussion boards, blogs, wikis, podcasts, multimedia productio...
Follow up resources <ul><li>Web 2.0 Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/acundell/web2.0tools </li></ul></ul><ul...
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    1. 1. Keeping up with Educational Technology Trends from your Desktop Alicia Cundell Qatar University [email_address] http://del.icio.us/acundell http://qutechnews.edublogs.org
    2. 2. <ul><li>Why use technology in Language Learning? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why Technology? <ul><li>Today’s youth are growing up with constant digital stimuli </li></ul><ul><li>This constant interaction with digital stimuli has lead to different learning processes </li></ul><ul><li>These changes have resulted in physiological changes to the brain </li></ul><ul><li>We need to prepare them for their futures after their education </li></ul>
    4. 4. Technology: how? <ul><li>As a solution </li></ul><ul><li>To be more productive </li></ul><ul><li>To do things we couldn’t do without them </li></ul>
    5. 5. Web 1.0 for professional development <ul><li>Online journals & magazines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TESL-EJ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Internet TESL Journal (ITESL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching English with Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Listservs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TESLCA-L </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TESL-L  </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. How is learning changing now? <ul><li>Students “can either be passive receivers of media messages or they can be digital content creators and critical thinkers.” </li></ul>Source : Retrieved January 18, 2008, from video in the classroom.com : http://www.needleworkspictures.com/vic/
    7. 7. Web 2.0: The Read/Write Web <ul><li>anyone can be an author </li></ul><ul><li>no knowledge of programming necessary </li></ul><ul><li>connecting and collaborating with others </li></ul>
    8. 8. Web 2.0 for professional development: Blogs <ul><li>What are blogs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals share their knowledge, expertise and experiences in practical applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational blogs as a means of keeping faculty updated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a personal tool for internalizing your own experiences </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Web 2.0 for professional development: Blogs <ul><li>Example ELT Technology Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology for QU Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ELT Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language Lab Unleashed </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Web 2.0 for professional development: podcasts <ul><li>What are podcasts? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like a blog, but in audio format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often follow interview or talk show formats with guests and experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be downloaded onto mp3 players and played in the car, on the bus, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples of ELT podcasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ELT Podcast – The Teachers’ Lounge </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Web 2.0 for professional development: wikis <ul><li>What are wikis? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web sites that can be written by a group of people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate collaborative learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw on knowledge, expertise and experience of many people as opposed to one </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples of wikis devoted to technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>QU Foundation Classroom Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The web 2.0 for EFL teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>99waystouseapodcast </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Web 2.0 for professional development: rss <ul><li>Technology that works for you by pulling only new information from a blog, wiki or Web site and putting it all in a central location </li></ul><ul><li>Video: RSS in Plain English </li></ul>
    13. 13. Web 2.0 for professional development: rss <ul><li>Aggregators that use RSS technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedblitz - uses email to deliver content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based aggregators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn more about RSS </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Web 2.0 for professional development: social bookmarking <ul><li>What is social bookmarking? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Saving your bookmarks online to a Web page and organizing them with tags </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most popular Social Bookmarking tool: del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch the CommonCraft video </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Web 2.0 for professional development: social bookmarking <ul><li>How can bookmarking be social? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Having bookmarks online makes them public: anyone can see what you save </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow your favourite professionals through rss to find out what they are bookmarking (use rss!) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/acundell </li></ul>
    16. 16. Web 2.0 for professional development: online videos & tutorials <ul><li>Search the Web for tutorials or info using video search engines in YouTube, Google, Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Example Sites expressly for tutorials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Training Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commoncraft – technology in Plain English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Atomic Learning – subscription required, but some free demos available </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Web 2.0 for professional development: online conferences, lectures & workshops <ul><li>Web 2.0 technology has made it possible to broadcast live events over the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>'The Web 2.0 for EFL Teachers: Podcasts , Blogs , Wikis , Virtual Worlds and Digital Games' Web-based conference Nov. 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webheads in Action – regular chats & webcasts </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Web 2.0 for professional development: Webquests <ul><li>WebQuests are guided inquiry-based lessons where research is done on the Internet and then reported and usually applied. </li></ul><ul><li>WebQuests always have the same structure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Web 2.0 for professional development: Webquests <ul><li>Examples of WebQuests as professional development tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A WebQuest – Blogs and RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Natives: Reading, Writing and Learning in the 21 st Century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A WebQuest on WebQuests : An Introductory WebQuest for In-service EFL Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A WebQuest about…Creating WebQuests </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Web 2.0 for professional development: Second Life (SL) <ul><li>What is Second Life? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An Internet-based virtual world where residents where socialize, connect and collaborate with others. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can you do in SL? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Buy, sell, rent property </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set up a business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hold a conference </li></ul></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Web 2.0 for professional development: Second Life (SL) <ul><li>Examples of SL professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SLanguages 2007 – hosted by Edunation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free seminar series – Edunation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language learning in Second Life – Lancelot & Eucation </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Web 2.0 for professional development: other tools <ul><li>Social Networking: Facebook, My Space, Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare: online presenations </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo!Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Online chats </li></ul><ul><li>Online paid courses </li></ul>
    23. 23. Example Technology Tools <ul><li>Mainstream technologies: discussion boards, blogs, wikis, podcasts, multimedia production (PowerPoint, Photo Story 3 , VoiceThread ) </li></ul><ul><li>Students make comic strips or animated movies with dialogue boxes using Web 2.0 tools, such as make beliefs comix & Dvolver , </li></ul><ul><li>Students send speaking task audio files via email through springdoo as homework </li></ul><ul><li>Students share poems, stories online and share with others for commenting with: PowerPoint, VoiceThread , The Sims On Stage , </li></ul>
    24. 24. Follow up resources <ul><li>Web 2.0 Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/acundell/web2.0tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My blog: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://qutechnews.edublogs.org </li></ul></ul>

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