Web 2.0 Technologies: Tools for Teaching English

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This presentation provides an introduction to Web 2.0 technologies and examples of how these tools can support Teaching English as a Foreign Language, with specific examples.

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    1. 1. Web 2.0 Technologies: Tools for Teaching English Presented by: Aimee L. Maron
    2. 2. Objectives  Understand the general characteristics and principles of Web 2.0 technologies  See concrete examples of how Web 2.0 technologies can complement foreign language teaching
    3. 3. WEB 1.0 Exclusive Web designer One way Static In the hands of few
    4. 4. WEB 2.0 Collaboration Co-creation Social networks Shared control My Web
    5. 5. Examples of Web 2.0 Technologies
    6. 6. Blogging: the most recognized example of Web 2.0 En 2008: • 184 million people started a blog • 77% of active web users read blogs • 95% of the top 100 newspapers have reporter blogs* * 2008 Social Media Statistics - http://www.scribd.com/doc/11481779/Social-Media-2008-Statistics
    7. 7. Social Networks for photo sharing
    8. 8. Interactive Maps
    9. 9. Social Networks Connecting users in communities founded on trust or shared interests
    10. 10. Wikis Wikipedia - an encyclopedia edited by anyone in Real Time
    11. 11. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) RSS with Internet Explorer or Firefox
    12. 12. Your favorites organized and accessible via Internet
    13. 13. Wisdom of the Crowds: Are the masses smarter than the experts? The attraction of Web 2.0 lies in the nature of its tools… Direct Transparent Controlable
    14. 14. Inspire creativity…
    15. 15. Make words beautiful…
    16. 16. www.wordle.net
    17. 17. Multi-level language support
    18. 18. Test your language skills…
    19. 19. Brainstorming…
    20. 20. Accessing books and sharing reports online
    21. 21. Now keep it all organized…
    22. 22. Markus Angermeier : Web 2.0 Mindmap - http://kosmar.de/archives/2005/11/11/the-huge-cloud-lens-bubble-map-web20/

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