A PotPourri of Cool Web Tools for the Language Classroom

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Presentation at AZ-TESOL
October 2009

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A PotPourri of Cool Web Tools for the Language Classroom

  1. 1. A POTPOURRI OF WEB TOOLS Connecting Worlds AZ-TESOL – Ocober 2009
  2. 2. A STORY ABOUT TECHNOLOGY
  3. 3. LET’S START WITH YOU
  4. 4. THE DIGITAL BRAIN AND OUR ROLE AS EDUCATORS Students’ digitally conditioned brains are 21st century brains, and teachers must encourage these brains to operate fully in our classrooms. We must recognize that relationships and focused attention are key to learning in this century. If we can help students balance the gifts technology brings with these human gifts, they will have everything they need. Marilee Sprenger Educational Leadership Magazine
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/shareski/3232419059/in/set-72157606411341392
  6. 6. LET’S START WITH YOU THE KEY TO BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE 21ST CENTURY INSTRUCTOR IS TO BECOME AN EFFICIENT 21ST CENTURY LEARNER.ONCE YOU PAIR HIGH-QUALITY TEACHING WITH A MEANINGFUL UNDERSTANDING OF TODAY’S TOOLS FOR NETWORKED LEARNING, YOU’LL BE PREPARED TO SUPPORT TOMORROW’S NETWORKED KID. BILL FERRITER EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2009
  7. 7. OBSERVE, DARE, REMIX YOUR CLASSROM PRACTICES http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutterhack/2328014257/
  8. 8. EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES KNOWLEDGE CREATION – FLUID, FAST AND MORE DEMOCRATIC
  9. 9. GOING DIGITAL ENGAGING, THINKING, REMIXING
  10. 10. http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/2008/08/manga-images-for-efl-esl.html http://mashable.com/2007/09/12/avatars/ AVATARS
  11. 11. BUILDING COMMUNITIES
  12. 12. GIVING CHOICES, CREATING MIXBOOK.COM TIKATOK.COM
  13. 13. http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/education/brazil-4189854 http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/interests/the-phantom-of-the-opera-2759
  14. 14. CONNECTING THROUGH NING.COM
  15. 15. Sharing (photos, videos, creative ways, Ideas, the world...) Learning (through conversations) Networking (connecting like-minded people, making groups of interest, joining groups) Interacting (through comments, discussion forums) Having fun (in a spontaneous, informal and social environment...) Visualizing (learning in a visual-rich environment) Teaching with
  16. 16. GOING VISUAL
  17. 17. LEARNING, HAVING FUN COMIC CREATION
  18. 18. makebeliefscomix.com
  19. 19. toondoo.com
  20. 20. http://elementarylibrarylady.edublogs.org/2008/03/14/voicethread-collaborative-project/ COMMUNICATING THROUGH VOICETHREAD.COM
  21. 21. GOING PROJECT-BASED GETTING INSPIRED
  22. 22. http://christinesouthard.blogspot.com/2009/05/digital-storytelling-as-deep-learning.html DIGITAL STORYTELLING UNDERSTANDING BROADER CONCEPTS ENHANCING PEOPLE’S EMOTIONAL CONNECTEDNESS
  23. 23. http://kinderteacher.podomatic.com/ SMALL VOICES
  24. 24. http://theshapeofthings.pbworks.com/Introduction/ THE SHAPE OF THINGS
  25. 25. THE TEDDY BEAR PROJECT
  26. 26. THE SCRAPBOOKING PROJECT
  27. 27. IEARN HTTP://IEARN.ORG
  28. 28. MY CLASSROOM, MY SANDBOX
  29. 29. http://www.flickr.com/photos/shareski/2655113202/in/set-72157606411341392/
  30. 30. Contact carlaarena@gmail.com THIS PRESENTATION’S RICHNESS OF EXAMPLES WAS ONLY POSSIBLE DUE TO THE GENEROSITY OF MY TWITTER BUDDIES.

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