Bringing Technology into the EL classroom British Council Russia Hornby Summer School Moscow 11-22 August 2008 Annela Laht
Was it worth attending? high time to find out something new extremely intensive training being ambassadors, breaking ice learning from experience of colleagues making new friends (32 participants from 14 countries)
refreshing our cultural knowledge
33 degrees in the shade
From 10 a.m. …
… to 6 p.m. on workdays
… during the break
Our guide in Moscow
Olga, Gavin, Rena
Olga and Steve
A memorable trip
On the one hand,….
LANGUAGE IN TEST ROASTED WITH COLOR BY CABBAGE BOILED
Chinese to most of us at the beginning Facebook * RSS Crowdstatus * VLE
No wonder… because the majority of us are digital immigrants
how tech-savvy are you? Introduction to ICT technophobe technogeek digital immigrant digital native
The first attack!
If a teacher today is technologically illiterate – and is unwilling to make the effort to learn more – it’s equivalent to a teacher 30 years ago who didn’t know how to read and write.
attitudes to ICT Introduction to ICT
web 2.0 Introduction to ICT
Web 2.0 It is not a specific technology; it refers to a major paradigm shift (‘user-generated content) and describes a number of technologies (an intellectual concept) called the ‘New Internet’ Web 1.0 – the users are consumers Web 2.0 – the users are prosumers Web 1.0 = Personal Website/ Web 2.0= Blog Web 1.0 = Britannica Online/ Web 2.0 = Wikipedia
Web 3.0 – describes the currently evolving version of the web, virtual worlds of today, move to the semantic web
(Explanations in Plain English)
web 2.0 Tools Introduction to ICT Social networking tools: file sharing [ Flickr, YouTube …] social network sites [ MySpace, FaceBook, LinkedIn …] instant social networking tools / micro-blogging [ Twitter, Pownce, Jaiku …] social bookmarking [ del.icio.us ]
TWITTER One tweet (message) can be of up to 140 characters A service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
Why use twitter? Why? Because even basic updates are meaningful to family members, friends, or colleagues—especially when they’re timely. Eating soup? Research shows that moms want to know. Running late to a meeting? Your co–workers might find that useful. Partying? Your friends may want to join you.
Blogging develops into micro - blogging. That means that people don´t want to read long and boring texts. They want quick messages, that something’s up or you met somebody.
BLOGS A website maintained by an individual, an online diary
www.technorati.com – search engine for blogs
Why use blogs? A blog is an easy-to-use website, where you can quickly post thoughts and interact with people. A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.
Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules.
You can modify the content
Wikis: The what
Wikis: The how Create a wiki at www.pbwiki.com Confirm email & set password Edit your front page (see video) Create and link to a new wiki page Detailed print tutorial at: http://www.theconsultants-e.com/workshops.asp
Add a photo or picture to a wiki page
NING A private social networking site (photos, videos, images, adverts,etc.)
Ability to add other members
FACEBOOK A private group could be set up for a class for providing links for students to follow, to prepare for a discussion or reading.
Students could upload and share photos or videos to follow on from a reading or as prompts for a writing or speaking task
To view a group of people’s twitter statuses
a popular social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music and videos for teenagers and adults internationally. In June 2006, MySpace was the most popular social networking site in the United States.
DEL.ICIO.US A social bookmarking site
video: Social bookmarking in Plain English
Things you can do with Delicious Bookmark any site on the Internet, and get to it from anywhere Share your bookmarks, and get bookmarks in return
Discover the most useful and interesting bookmarks on the web
VOICETHREAD Presentation website (pictures+record your voice+comments) Load up your pictures and add comments. Send them to the people you want to see them.
Students can do it about their holidays, home, family etc.
FLICKR * an ima ge and video hosting website , and online community platform
* launched in February 2004
PODCASTS You can create, find and share podcasts (a uthentic , teacher , student )
Podcasting (a portmanteau of the words iPod and broadcasting) is the name given to the publishing of audio (usually mp3 ) files via the Internet , designed to be downloaded and listened to on a portable mp3 player of any type, or on a personal computer.
Producing a radio show has long been a popular project choice , especially with young learners. One advantage of recording a show and uploading it to the Web is that your students will probably take more care with the preparation , knowing that it could be potentially listened to by people all over the world.
Finally, the students can invite their family and friends to listen to it. The fact that they have a real audience for their show should act as a great motivator.
Podcasting with Learners Free podcasting software : Podcast people: www.podcastpeople.com Also: PodOmatic: www.podomatic.com PodBean: podbean.com WildVoice: www.wildvoice.com
Most podcasts use a weblog as their homepage. When you visit the blog you should see links to audio files. Podcasts can then be downloaded and transferred to a portable mp3 player, recorded to CD-ROM for use in class, or students can be directed to them for self-study purposes on the computer.
Many of the ELT podcasts come with transcripts to help understanding.
http://www.splendid-learning.co.uk/podcast/index.html ELT Podcasting (Graham Stanley) http://www.eslpod.com/website/ ELT Podcast – The Teacher’s Lounge
YOUTUBE Teachers can use it for self-training and teaching http:// teachertrainingvideos.com
(lesson plans based on Youtube)
MOODLE A course management system (CMS) A free open source software package designed to help educators create effective online courses http:// moodle.org / - e-learning platform
www.moodle.com – installation, support, hosting, development, consulting
How do I get started? What’s it for? What does it do? How could I use it in class?
Join a group www.webheads.info
Advantages of learning technologies Real life and communication into the classroom Promotes independent learning Learner and teacher motivation
Access to other countries and cultures
Disadvantages Learner and teacher IT skills Mixed ability and degrees of comfort with technology Can seduce teachers and learners
Accuracy of language and appropriacy of content
What has been done so far? I have created a pbwiki for my students * learning (links) Students have presented their projects on Web 2.0 tools. We learn together!
Classes have created social networking sites (Ning)
Differentiated learning opportunities In the ways and to the extent that students are similar, their education should be similar.
In the ways and to the extent that students are different, their education should be different
Evaluation of web resources
roundup Introduction to ICT 6 What is del.icio.us? How does it work? 1 Are you more of a digital native or immigrant? Why? 2 What are your own attitudes and emotional responses to ICT? 5 What are these: Wikis, WebQuests, ePortfolios, blogs, Podcasts, chat…? 3 What have you learned about Web 2.0? 4 What have you learned about social networking tools?
Web 2.0 mindmap