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  1. 1. Bringing Technology into the EL classroom British Council Russia Hornby Summer School Moscow 11-22 August 2008 Annela Laht
  2. 2. Was it worth attending? <ul><li>high time to find out something new </li></ul><ul><li>extremely intensive training </li></ul><ul><li>being ambassadors, breaking ice </li></ul><ul><li>learning from experience of colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>making new friends (32 participants from 14 countries) </li></ul><ul><li>refreshing our cultural knowledge </li></ul>
  3. 3. 24/7 security
  4. 4. Dream accommodation
  5. 5. Perfect facilities
  6. 6. 33 degrees in the shade
  7. 7. First aid
  8. 8. From 10 a.m. …
  9. 9. … to 6 p.m. on workdays
  10. 10. Coffee breaks
  11. 11. Happy colleagues…
  12. 12. … during the break
  13. 13. Our guide in Moscow
  14. 14. Novodevitšje
  15. 15. Olga, Gavin, Rena
  16. 16. Olga and Steve
  17. 17. A memorable trip
  18. 18. Sightseeing
  19. 19. Kremlin…
  20. 20. On the one hand,…. <ul><li>LANGUAGE IN TEST ROASTED WITH COLOR BY CABBAGE BOILED </li></ul><ul><li>On the other hand,… </li></ul>
  21. 21. Chinese to most of us at the beginning <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blog * Delicious </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter * YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki * Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast * Voicethread </li></ul><ul><li>Ning * Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook * RSS Crowdstatus * VLE </li></ul><ul><li>No wonder… because the majority of us are digital immigrants </li></ul>
  22. 22. how tech-savvy are you? Introduction to ICT technophobe technogeek digital immigrant digital native
  23. 23. The first attack! <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>DO YOU AGREE? </li></ul>
  24. 24. attitudes to ICT Introduction to ICT
  25. 25. web 2.0 Introduction to ICT
  26. 26. Web 2.0 <ul><li>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’ </li></ul><ul><li>Web 1.0 – the users are consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 – the users are prosumers </li></ul><ul><li>(producers + consumers) </li></ul><ul><li>Web 1.0 = Personal Website/ Web 2.0= Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Web 1.0 = Britannica Online/ Web 2.0 = Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Web 3.0 – describes the currently evolving version of the web, virtual worlds of today, move to the semantic web </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>(Explanations in Plain English) </li></ul>
  28. 28. 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 [ ]
  29. 29. TWITTER <ul><li>A microblogging tool </li></ul><ul><li>One tweet (message) can be of up to 140 characters </li></ul><ul><li>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? </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>(twitter+Google maps) </li></ul>
  30. 30. Why use twitter? <ul><li>Why? Because even basic updates are meaningful to family members, friends, or colleagues—especially when they’re timely. </li></ul><ul><li>Eating soup? Research shows that moms want to know. </li></ul><ul><li>Running late to a meeting? Your co–workers might find that useful. </li></ul><ul><li>Partying? Your friends may want to join you. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  31. 31. BLOGS <ul><li>A website maintained by an individual, an online diary </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> – search engine for blogs </li></ul>
  32. 33. Why use blogs? <ul><li>A blog is an easy-to-use website, where you can quickly post thoughts and interact with people. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  33. 34. WIKIS <ul><li>A collection of webpages </li></ul><ul><li>You can modify the content </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  34. 35. Wikis: The what
  35. 36. Wikis: The how <ul><li>6 easy steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Create a wiki at </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm email & set password </li></ul><ul><li>Choose free version </li></ul><ul><li>Edit your front page (see video) </li></ul><ul><li>Create and link to a new wiki page </li></ul><ul><li>Add a photo or picture to a wiki page </li></ul>Detailed print tutorial at:
  36. 37. NING <ul><li>A private social networking site (photos, videos, images, adverts,etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to add other members </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction facility </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  37. 38. FACEBOOK <ul><li>A social networking site </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>A private group could be set up for a class for providing links for students to follow, to prepare for a discussion or reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Students could upload and share photos or videos to follow on from a reading or as prompts for a writing or speaking task </li></ul>
  38. 39. CROWDSTATUS <ul><li>To view a group of people’s twitter statuses </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  39. 40. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>MySpace
  40. 41. DEL.ICIO.US <ul><li>A social bookmarking site </li></ul><ul><li>video: Social bookmarking in Plain English </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  41. 42. Things you can do with Delicious <ul><li>Bookmark any site on the Internet, and get to it from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Share your bookmarks, and get bookmarks in return </li></ul><ul><li>Discover the most useful and interesting bookmarks on the web </li></ul>
  42. 43. VOICETHREAD <ul><li>Presentation website (pictures+record your voice+comments) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Load up your pictures and add comments. Send them to the people you want to see them. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can do it about their holidays, home, family etc. </li></ul>
  43. 44. FLICKR <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo ID is needed </li></ul><ul><li>* an ima ge and video hosting website , and online community platform </li></ul><ul><li>* launched in February 2004 </li></ul>
  44. 45. PODCASTS <ul><li>You can create, find and share podcasts (a uthentic , teacher , student ) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  45. 46. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  46. 47. <ul><li>Producing a radio show has long been a popular project choice , especially with young learners. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  47. 48. Podcasting with Learners Free podcasting software : Podcast people: Also: PodOmatic: PodBean: WildVoice:
  48. 49. <ul><li>Most podcasts use a weblog as their homepage. When you visit the blog you should see links to audio files. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the ELT podcasts come with transcripts to help understanding. </li></ul>
  49. 50. <ul><li>Flo-Joe </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>ELT Podcasting (Graham Stanley) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>ESL Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>ELT Podcast – The Teacher’s Lounge </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  50. 51. YOUTUBE <ul><li>Teachers can use it for self-training and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>(lesson plans based on Youtube) </li></ul>
  51. 52. MOODLE <ul><li>A course management system (CMS) </li></ul><ul><li>A free open source software package designed to help educators create effective online courses </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / - e-learning platform </li></ul><ul><li> – installation, support, hosting, development, consulting </li></ul>
  52. 53. How do I get started? <ul><li>Basic concept </li></ul><ul><li>What’s it for? What does it do? </li></ul><ul><li>Personal experience </li></ul><ul><li>Try it out! </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical application </li></ul><ul><li>How could I use it in class? </li></ul><ul><li>Join a group </li></ul>
  53. 54. Advantages of learning technologies <ul><li>Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>IT skills required </li></ul><ul><li>Student paced </li></ul><ul><li>Variety=Fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation quality </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic </li></ul><ul><li>Real life and communication into the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes independent learning </li></ul><ul><li>Learner and teacher motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Access to other countries and cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Free ICT tools </li></ul>
  54. 55. Disadvantages <ul><li>Learner and teacher IT skills </li></ul><ul><li>Computer access </li></ul><ul><li>Slow connections </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of training </li></ul><ul><li>Technical issues </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed ability and degrees of comfort with technology </li></ul><ul><li>Can seduce teachers and learners </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom management </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy of language and appropriacy of content </li></ul><ul><li>Distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Tiredness </li></ul><ul><li>Integration problems </li></ul>
  55. 57. What has been done so far? <ul><li>I have created a pbwiki for my students * learning (links) </li></ul><ul><li>* projects </li></ul><ul><li> * uploading works </li></ul><ul><li>Students have presented their projects on Web 2.0 tools. We learn together! </li></ul><ul><li>Classes have created social networking sites (Ning) </li></ul>
  56. 58. Differentiated learning opportunities <ul><li>In the ways and to the extent that students are similar, their education should be similar. </li></ul><ul><li>In the ways and to the extent that students are different, their education should be different </li></ul><ul><li>(Dr.L.Kanevsky) </li></ul>
  57. 59. Evaluation of web resources <ul><li>Accuracy and acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Authority and coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Audience and relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Educational focus </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul>
  58. 60. roundup Introduction to ICT 6 What is 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?
  59. 61. Web 2.0 mindmap
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