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Weaving internet in the class

  1. 1. Weaving Internet in the classroom by Ma. Elena Delgado ENP1 April 2008
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>The blog as a Publishing tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher and learners blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample Activities : design criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Other tools </li></ul>
  3. 3. How?, When? Where? <ul><li>Publish activities in a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Students check it after class hours </li></ul><ul><li>At school, at home… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Blogs in class <ul><li>… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information is typed and published with a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone who can type, copy, and paste can create and maintain a blog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The sequence of writings create a record of learning and a resource for others. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A blog is interactive, readers can comment. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Types of blogs Teacher Blog <ul><li>It promotes exploration of English websites. </li></ul><ul><li>It provides syllabus information (assignments, upcoming topics). </li></ul><ul><li>It serves as a resource of links for self-study. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Types of blogs Learner s Blog <ul><li>May be run by individual learners themselves or by small collaborative groups of learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used as journals or e-portfolios . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Activities <ul><li>Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Linguistic - What do students need to learn, review, ? </li></ul><ul><li>How? (by reading, writing,speaking,listening) </li></ul><ul><li>Learner ´s interest . </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty of task: Low tech vs. High tech. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the activities in handout </li></ul><ul><li>See printed samples </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sample activities <ul><li>My English4 class </li></ul><ul><li>In the design you can include </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive activities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. You can… edit delete keep track of posts
  10. 10. Learners blogs E-portfolios, class blogs <ul><li>http://sandragutierrez509.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://alfredoluna509. blogspot .com/ </li></ul><ul><li>cartoon-festival </li></ul>
  11. 11. Other useful tools… wikis <ul><li>Student ´s page </li></ul><ul><li>http: //luisangellopez . blogspot .com/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tools for blogs for social networks and gadgets <ul><li>Blinklist </li></ul><ul><li>Neo counter, answers.com </li></ul>
  13. 13. Cell phones = mobility <ul><li>Informal learning ( new learning spaces) </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility (anytime, anywhere) </li></ul><ul><li>To listen to podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>To create podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>To create videoclips </li></ul>
  14. 14. Participating groups <ul><li>Group 403B (25 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Group 413A ( 28 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Group 509 ( 30 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Group 501 ( 26 students) </li></ul>
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