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Blogging4newbies

  1. 1. On-Line Resources Blogging for newbies Blogs: A tool for ELT Blogging for newbies Technologies do NOT change teaching & learning, but can help us to introduce new methodologies and learning environments
  2. 2. On-line Resources They expect things to work properly and work fast . They get bored if not challenged properly, but when challenged, they excel in creative and innovative ways. They learn by doing , not by reading the instruction manual or listening to lectures. Blogging for newbies
  3. 3. Blogging for newbies On-Line Resources
  4. 4. Blogging for newbies On-Line Resources Websites, articles, newspapers books Listening activities Video Pictures Presentations Blogging Webquests Searching and creating
  5. 5. Blogging for newbies On-Line Resources Glossary: Useful terms Guess the word-Definition game
  6. 6. Blog: 2.810,000,000 of results Spain: 346 million / España: 316 millones Economy: 233 million Obama: 219 million Michael Jackson: 161 million Santander: 37,6 million (Bank included) Macmillan: 29,4 million ... and Education: 2.030 million Data January 2010 Blogging for newbies On-Line Resources
  7. 7. Blogging for newbies On-Line Resources
  8. 8. Blogging for newbies On-Line Resources Definition A blog (short for weblog ) is a frequently updated website that often resembles an online journal. - Easy to create and update (publish student writing ) - Requires only basic access to the Internet - Minimum of technical know-how - Text-based blogs - Display photos, audio and video
  9. 9. Blogging for newbies On-Line Resources How to start B2Evolution http://b2evolution.net/ LiveJournal http://www.livejournal.com/ Edublogs http://edublogs.org/ Twitter (microblogging) http://twitter.com Wordpress http://wordpress.org/
  10. 10. Blogging for newbies On-Line Resources
  11. 11. w h y w e b l o g s ? http://www.flickr.com/photos/stabilo-boss/93136022
  12. 12. Using blogs in the classroom To share opinions and learning. To see knowledge as interconnected. To facilitate reflection and evaluation. To develop a digital portfolio. To promote creative writing. To teach responsible public writing. http://anne.teachesme.com/2007/01/17/rationale-for-educational-blogging (Davis 2007)
  13. 13. My Picks Blogging for newbies On-Line Resources
  14. 14. Texts, Books, newspapers magazines, websites On-Line Resources www.history.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Blogging for newbies
  15. 15. Audio-Broadcast-podcast On-Line Resources http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/ Blogging for newbies
  16. 16. On-Line Resources http://www.efl.net/ Blogging for newbies
  17. 17. On-Line Resources http://www.goear.com/index.php Blogging for newbies An example: Free-Lighthouse Family
  18. 18. On-Line Resources www.flickr.com Images-Presentations Blogging for newbies
  19. 19. On-Line Resources Blogging for newbies
  20. 20. Video-brodcast On-Line Resources Blogging for newbies An example: Miniature Earth & video .
  21. 21. Syndication Resources On-Line Blogging for newbies Add widgets to your blog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OVRlXn9mAs Syndicate, get updates automatically www.feedreader.com www.bloglines.com www.google.com/reader
  22. 22. The analogy The School The Teachers Technology Pedagogy Resources On-Line A reflection on digital learners. A vision of students today Blogging for newbies
  23. 23. References & Webliography <ul><li>The ICT Impact Report. A review of studies of ICT impact on schools in Europe Anja Balanskat, Roger Blamire, Stella Kefala.© European Communities, 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>The Impact of Information and Communications Technologies on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and on the Role of Teachers of Foreign Languages. ICC,a report commissioned by the Directorate General of Education and Culture. </li></ul><ul><li>A vision of K-12 students today . B. Nesbitt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8 (Digital Natives) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Learners . On the Horizon. Prensky, Marc. (NCB University Press, Vol. 9 No. 5, October 2001). </li></ul><ul><li>CONE OF LEARNING. WE TEND TO REMEMBER OUR LEVEL OF INVOLVEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Edgar Dale, Audio-Visual Methods in Teaching (3rd Edition). Holt, Rinehart, and Winston (1969 ) http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/icphp/ed_training/ttt/archive/2002/2002_course_materials/Cone_of_Learning.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools for EFL Teaching by Thiago Eduardo: http://fedup2.edublogs.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Competencia Digital y currículum. Fernando García Páez – CEIP SAN WALABONSO Niebla (Huelva) www.juntadeandalucia.es/averroes/sanwalabonso [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Materiales autenticos para la clase de español. A. Yagüe Barredo http://formespa.rediris.es/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Campbell AP 'Weblogs for use with ESL classes' http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Campbell-Weblogs.html </li></ul><ul><li>Downes, S., Educational Blogging, http://connect.educause.edu/Library/EDUCAUSE+Review/EducationalBlogging/40493 </li></ul><ul><li>Stanley, G., Blog-EFL, http://blog-efl.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Stanley, G., blog for ELT, http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/articles/blogging-elt </li></ul><ul><li>Ciaffaroni, M.T. Blogs, http://www.slideshare.net/ciaffaroni </li></ul>On-Line Resources Blogging for newbies

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