Course presentation "Web 2.0 tools for the English classroom"


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This course is intended for Primary and Secondary school teachers and it presents a selection of web 2.0 tools applied to education: Blogger blogs, Calaméo flash publications, Slideshare presentations, collaborative documents, Picasaweb photo albums, and videos with Picasa 3 software.

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Course presentation "Web 2.0 tools for the English classroom"

  1. 1. Web 2.0 tools for the English classroom Isabel Higueras October 2011 – March 2012
  2. 2. Index • Introduction • Calendar • Goals • Contents • Methodology • Assessment
  3. 3. Introduction This course is intended for Primary and Secondary school teachers and it presents a selection of web 2.0 tools applied to education.
  4. 4. CalendarAccording to its content, this course is divided into twodifferent parts: “Part 1: Tools for publishing and sharing”and “Part 2: Images and videos”. The course will last 25hours (15h. face-to-face + 10h. online):Face-to-face sessions CALENDAR:27.10.11: Introduction web 2.0 26.01.12: Box.net10.11.11: Blog 09.02.12: Picasaweb24.11.11: Blog 23.02.12: Picasaweb15.12.11: Calaméo 08.03.12: Picasa 3 (video)12.01.12: Slideshare 22.03.12: Final project
  5. 5. Goals • To understand the term “web 2.0” and to promote 2.0 attitudes • To get familiar with the multimedia teaching resources available on the net • To learn how to use the web 2.0 tools presented in this course • To create activities as additional material to the course book • To know and share teaching-learning experiences
  6. 6. Contents session 1:INTRODUCTION • What is web 2.0? • Open a free Google Gmail account to get access to all Google’s services (Docs, Calendar, Reader, Sites, Picasa, YouTube…)
  7. 7. Contents session 2:CREATE A BLOG: • Access to Blogger • Create a blog in Blogger • Blog design: settings, templates and gadgets • Add more gadgets
  8. 8. Contents session 3Cont. CREATE A BLOG: • The posting editor: create new posts with text, images, videos and links • Modify or delete posts already published on the blog • Change the blog’s view
  9. 9. Contents session 4FLASH PUBLICATIONS: • Open a Calaméo account • Create web/flash type publications (books, magazines, articles...) from files (doc, pdf, ppt...) • Select a background image for the publication • Share the publication via e-mail or URL link • Publish it on your blog using an HTLM code (embed)
  10. 10. Contents session 5SLIDESHARE PRESENTATIONS: • Open a Slideshare account • Edit your profile • Search and download a presentation • Upload a presentation to Slideshare • Insert a YouTube video in the presentation • E-mail the presentation to your contacts • Embed the presentation on your blog
  11. 11. Contents session 6:COLLABORATIVE DOCUMENTS: • Open a account • Edit your profile • Create folders to organize your documents • Upload documents to • Share documents via e-mail or URL link • Publish a folder on your blog (embed) • Add/remove collaborators
  12. 12. Contents session 7ONLINE PHOTO ALBUMS: • Access to Picasaweb • Create an online photo album with Picasaweb • Upload photos to your album
  13. 13. Contents session 8Cont. ONLINE PHOTO ALBUMS: • Manage your album • Share it by e-mail • Post it on your blog in ‘slideshare’ format
  14. 14. Contents session 9CREATE A VIDEO: • Explore the possibilities of Picasa 3 software for digital images • Create a collage • Create a video • Add an audio track to the video • Upload the video directly from the software Picasa 3 to Internet Picasaweb • Publish the video on your blog
  15. 15. Session 10: Final projectWe will share 2.0 self-created materials: Participants will present a teaching practice created with any of the web 2.0 tools that we have seen in this course or with any other tool that you know. The project is totally free. It is, in short, about using ICT in the English classroom to present curricular content or to do an activity with your students. There are many options, for example, a Slideshare presentation with a YouTube video inside, a didactic flash publication, a video of a school excursion, a classroom blog ... It’s up to you! Use your imagination! I invite you to do your presentation in English, if you want.
  16. 16. Methodology Each session will consist of a brief theoretical presentation of contents and an extended practical part to manipulate the tools which have been presented. The course will have a methodology based on constructivism, so participants will be using, in a continuous and cumulative way, the resources presented in each session. In addition, there will be forums to share teaching-learning experiences and two online tasks via Moodle.
  17. 17. Assessment and certification: • Attend an 80% of the face-to-face sessions. • Present a teaching practice created with any of the web 2.0 tools available on the net. • Contributions to the forums and participation in online tasks will be taken into account.