BASIC TECH SKILLS FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS Pamela Arrarás
Introductions – getting to know eachother & wherewe’re standing
E-mail: choosing & using 4 education.
Making the most of the extra apps
Online Identity Management
The tip of the iceberg: someresources to getyourfeetwet…
Staying in touchwith one another…
Now you… If you had to pick one image to represent yourself and your life in a nutshell, what would that picture be?
Know thyself…even more Access the full version of this self-assessment published by Beth Kanter by clicking here.
E-mail accounts Criteria: Storage capacity Attachment size Ability to download and/or forward messages Extra features Other applications included in account
Suggested Services Gmail Hotmail Yahoo Inbox Zoho
ComparisonChart - Features
ComparisonChart – OtherApps
For more information… Inbox Features explained Hotmail / Windows Live Windows Live Workspaces Google Products Zoho Suite
Ok, I know how to use all thisterrrrrrificstuff…NOW WHAT? Watch the following clips and come up with an idea about how you could use each feature: To do activities with your students, or for your own professional development, or as an aid to prepare your classes better
Want more tutorials? Remember to check out our companion site!
Takingadvantage of extra apps Examples: Personalized Homepages: My Yahoo IGoogle Google Reader Google / Zoho / Office Live Docs
Less is more
How to subscribe
Google Reader Develop your reading & writing skills:
Organize your reading: subscribe to blogs you like by clicking on the orange square
Share the posts you like the most, write comments on them for other teachers to read.
If you know how to use tags, create public tags and set up reading lists for your students. An example has been made for you at www.pamelaarraras.com.ar/faapi2009 on the right sidebar LINK TO FEED
Google Docs Create documents that you can keep online, without having to download them anywhere; they can be public or private. Do collaborative writing with your students or colleagues. Write articles and publish them online for your students or peers. Create exercises students can download or print. Do surveys: students can submit homework to you through Google forms!
Learn more watching video tutorials : Go to http://pamelaarraras.com.ar/faapi2009/video-tutorials/. You will find the following videos: Google Docs in Plain English Google Reader in in Plain English Blogs in Plain English Online Photo Sharing in Plain English Wikis in Plain English Social Networking in Plain English Podcasting in Plain English RSS in Plain English Courtesy of Common Craft, through YouTube
Now it’s your turn! Write down at least three ways you might use the applications we have already mentioned.
1 for personal language learning
1 for developing teaching skills
1 for teaching / using with Sts.
Now turn to a person near you and share them!
Take a break…
The road ahead of us… Online Identity Management Web2.0 Intro Resources for prof. development How to stay in touch…
Online Identity management Avatars & aliases Being private in the web2.0 Wrong Way, right way Different levels of you
“Share, but be digitally aware”(WINSORDI) www.google.com/profiles
Wrong way, right way Browser’s memory Same password everywhere Obvious security questions Birthday year OPEN ID
(c) C4LPT, 2009 46 The Early Web : Web 1.0 one-way webread-only web contentproduced by an expert authorpublished on the web to be read by consumers. Extracted from Jane Hart’s PPT in Slideshare
(c) C4LPT, 2008 47 E-Learning 1.0 one-way learningread-only learning online coursesproduced by experts(teachers) and published on a VLE (virtual learning environment) to be studied by learners
(c) C4LPT, 2008 48 Emergence of Web 2.0 Technologies Web 2.0 = read-write web services and apps to co-create content, collaborate and share it with others social media toolsencourage socialisation FREEOpen SourceHosted tools
(c) C4LPT, 2009 49 Learning 2.0 = Social Learning Learners create contentin a variety of formats using tools like blogs and wikis share knowledge, experiences, information with others work and learncollaboratively participatory learning
(c) C4LPT, 2008 50 Attitudes to Learning(generational and technology influences) Traditional learner Classrooms and workshops content-driven taught linear tied to tests “just in case” singularity online web-based courses text-based independent New breed of learner hyperlinked info multi-tasking visual experiential with short attention spans social “just in time” instant gratification construct own learning
(c) C4LPT, 2008 51 Web 2.0 Tools Social bookmarking Social networking File sharing Blogging/RSS Microblogging Collaboration tools
Levels of Engagement Passive Consumer browses Web sites, blogs, and wikis, watches videos, listens to podcasts, etc. Active Contributor comments on content in blogs, wikis, and other sites , rates, comments on and favourites items shares links connects and communicates with others using e.g. micro-blogging and social networking Pro-active Creator creates and shares own content like photos, videos, etc creates blogs, wikis, social networks, etc. (c) C4LPT, 2008 52