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Using Blogs
for
Online
and
Classroom Teaching
Jana Ciobanu
Dr. Sally Zhao
TESL Canada Conference 2014
Using Blogs for Online and Classroom
Teaching
• What is a blog ?
• Types of blogs used in teaching ESL
• Tutor Blog
• Usin...
WHAT IS A BLOG?
A blog is:
• short for web log
• a personal website or web page on which an
individual records opinions, l...
Whose idea was it?
Dave Winer
• developed the first blogging
software
• started blogging in 1994
TYPES OF BLOGS USED IN
TEACHING
Aaron Campbell (2003): identified 3 blogs to use in the
ESL classroom:
• The Tutor Blog-ru...
TUTOR BLOG
• a new teaching and learning tool
• motivates students to explore the Internet
• run by the teacher of the cla...
http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/
Using Tutor Blogs in the Classroom
Use it for teaching:
• Listening
• Speaking
• Reading
• Writing
• Grammar
• Pronunciati...
Listening
http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/2012/01/themes.html
• Listen to different conversations and do some cloze activities
...
Speaking
http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/
• Give presentations
• Have Ss watch their peers’ presentations
• Have Ss do a peer a...
READING
http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/search?q=reading
• Read stories, articles, the latest news, etc.
• Learn new words
• Do...
WRITING
http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/search?q=writing
• Write dictations
• Practice spelling
• Use PPt-s to teach new concep...
PRONUNCIATION
http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/search?q=pronunciation
• Ss practice pronunciation with an online tutor
• Record ...
GRAMMAR
http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/search?q=grammar
• teach grammar using the available Power-Point Presentations
• have s...
Using a Blog in Teaching
Online
• Provide online resources appropriate for their
level
• Create an online portfolio of stu...
Where to start?
Sites where you can set up a blog for free:
• Blogger-www.blogger.com
• Weebly- http://www.weebly.com
• Wo...
How to create a blog?
Blogger Getting Started Guide
https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/1623800?hl=en
Creating a Blo...
How to upload stuff?
• Videos
• Pictures
• PPT-s
• Texts
• Audio Files
• Files
Any Questions?
THANK YOU
Contact Info
Jana Ciobanu
janaciobanu@yahoo.com
Dr. Sally Zhao
linc@immigrant-education.ca
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  1. 1. Using Blogs for Online and Classroom Teaching Jana Ciobanu Dr. Sally Zhao TESL Canada Conference 2014
  2. 2. Using Blogs for Online and Classroom Teaching • What is a blog ? • Types of blogs used in teaching ESL • Tutor Blog • Using a blog in teaching online and in the classroom • How to create a blogger blog • How to upload: links, pictures, videos, PPT, etc.
  3. 3. WHAT IS A BLOG? A blog is: • short for web log • a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.(Google Blogger) Why blog? • to share information • to teach Ss English
  4. 4. Whose idea was it? Dave Winer • developed the first blogging software • started blogging in 1994
  5. 5. TYPES OF BLOGS USED IN TEACHING Aaron Campbell (2003): identified 3 blogs to use in the ESL classroom: • The Tutor Blog-run by the tutor for the learners • The Class Blog- the whole class collaborates • The Learner Blog-either run by individual learners themselves or by small collaborative groups of learners
  6. 6. TUTOR BLOG • a new teaching and learning tool • motivates students to explore the Internet • run by the teacher of the class • gives students access to different online web-sites appropriate for their level • a resource of links for self-study • provides syllabus information and an up-date on the daily news of the class/school http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/
  7. 7. http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/
  8. 8. Using Tutor Blogs in the Classroom Use it for teaching: • Listening • Speaking • Reading • Writing • Grammar • Pronunciation
  9. 9. Listening http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/2012/01/themes.html • Listen to different conversations and do some cloze activities • Listen to other students’ presentations and do a peer assessment as well as a self-assessment • Listen to the recent news and take notes • Listen to songs and stories and answer either multiple-choice questions or comprehension ones • Watch videos and write summaries • Watch movie trailers and answer multiple-choice questions
  10. 10. Speaking http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/ • Give presentations • Have Ss watch their peers’ presentations • Have Ss do a peer assessment • Use online conversation q-s and practice speaking • Ss record their conversation using the online voice recorder
  11. 11. READING http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/search?q=reading • Read stories, articles, the latest news, etc. • Learn new words • Do individual reading at home • Listen and read along • Learn idioms and use an idiomatic dictionary • Use different dictionaries
  12. 12. WRITING http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/search?q=writing • Write dictations • Practice spelling • Use PPt-s to teach new concepts • Learn how to write paragraphs, essays, reports, etc. • Chat with Tutor Mike(the online robot)
  13. 13. PRONUNCIATION http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/search?q=pronunciation • Ss practice pronunciation with an online tutor • Record students' short presentations, role-plays, speeches, etc. using the online voice recorder • Ss watch pronunciation videos on YouTube
  14. 14. GRAMMAR http://linc5ft.blogspot.ca/search?q=grammar • teach grammar using the available Power-Point Presentations • have students practice grammar using online exercises • assess Ss with the help of different quizzes, tests, etc. • practice grammar and spelling by chatting with Tutor Mike • play grammar games • write dictations
  15. 15. Using a Blog in Teaching Online • Provide online resources appropriate for their level • Create an online portfolio of students’ written work • Post handouts, notices, homework assignments, etc. • Use the blog for independent study • Use the blog for peer assessment
  16. 16. Where to start? Sites where you can set up a blog for free: • Blogger-www.blogger.com • Weebly- http://www.weebly.com • WordPress- http://wordpress.com/ • Blogtery- http://blogetery.com/
  17. 17. How to create a blog? Blogger Getting Started Guide https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/1623800?hl=en Creating a Blogger Blog in under 5 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP68-mIpBO0 How to Publish a Blog Post http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX4KSiQbVW4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ5uFPBtyhU
  18. 18. How to upload stuff? • Videos • Pictures • PPT-s • Texts • Audio Files • Files
  19. 19. Any Questions?
  20. 20. THANK YOU
  21. 21. Contact Info Jana Ciobanu janaciobanu@yahoo.com Dr. Sally Zhao linc@immigrant-education.ca
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