From Stem to Stern

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A presentation about a collaborative blog used to connect 2 EFL classes,a nd engage students in real, contextualized communication activities

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  • Involving 2 classes, 2 teachers and guest
  • From Stem to Stern

    1. 1. A collaborative blog From Stem to Stern
    2. 6. Message Board Free writing Interaction
    3. 7. Lisbon calling Boston…
    4. 8. Other tasks… <ul><li>Describing famous people and having the other class guessing who is was </li></ul><ul><li>Giving eye-witness statements (working in pairs) </li></ul><ul><li>We always gave positive support about the </li></ul><ul><li>students’ performance by posting feedback onto the blog </li></ul>
    5. 9. Last day of classes…
    6. 11. Teachers saying goodbye…
    7. 12. Visit us at http://fromstemtostern.blogspot.com
    8. 13. A weblog is an online journal or diary that is frequently updated (also referred to as a blog). www.feedforall.com/rss-glossary.htm What is that Weblog
    9. 14. Is it hard to create one? <ul><li>Not at all. It is quite teacher friendly. </li></ul><ul><li>With Blogger it is as easy as 1, 2, 3. </li></ul>
    10. 15. Let’s get started <ul><li>Go to www.blogger.com . </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the orange arrow to create an account . </li></ul>
    11. 16. Step 1 – Create an account <ul><li>Choose a user name (This is not the name of your blog. It is only a name to log into your account with blogger). </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a password. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a display name (This is the name you sign your posts with). </li></ul><ul><li>Insert your e-mail address. </li></ul><ul><li>Indicate that you have read and understand Blogger's Terms of Service. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the orange arrow to continue . </li></ul>
    12. 17. Step 2 – Name your blog <ul><li>Provide a title (Don’t worry, this can be changed at anytime). </li></ul><ul><li>Usually your title is part of your blog address. However, this is getting harder to do because so many people are blogging. Just be imaginative and try to create a blog address that will be easy for your students to remember. </li></ul><ul><li>Insert word verification (this is a security measure). </li></ul><ul><li>Hit the orange button to go to the final step. </li></ul>
    13. 18. Step 3 – Choose a template <ul><li>Hit to create the blog. </li></ul><ul><li>(remember: you can always change the template at a later date) </li></ul>
    14. 19. Start Posting <ul><li>Once the blog has been created just start posting </li></ul>
    15. 20. It was that easy! As easy as 1, 2, 3.
    16. 21. The End!

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