ESL IS Important… <ul><li>One day, a mother rat and her son were searching for food in the kitchen. They met the cat. The ...
Trends in Educational Technology:  Collective Intelligence Views on Adult Education Software, Websites and Technology Usag...
How open to change are you?
  <ul><li>tech change = f (user crisis vs. user's total perceived pain of adoption) </li></ul><ul><li>In other words: If t...
How Did Sputnik and the Space Race Change Education?
Impetus for Change <ul><li>Oct. 4, 1957, a 183 pound aluminum sphere forced us to change our thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Fe...
JCR Licklider <ul><li>First director of IT research at ARPA </li></ul><ul><li>Pushed development of things such as time sh...
Marc Prensky <ul><li>“ It is now clear that as a result of this ubiquitous environment and the sheer volume of their inter...
Prensky on People <ul><li>‘ Digital natives’ and ‘digital immigrants’ (Prensky) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digi natives are usu...
The Largest Group: Analogists <ul><li>Over 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Abundant </li></ul><ul><li>Terrified of any whiff of techn...
Question… <ul><li>How is teaching different using today’s technology than it was 5 years ago?  </li></ul><ul><li>What are ...
Community-Centered  Learning Environments <ul><li>Traditional classroom environment </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge that is in...
Learner Centered Learning Environment Using Computers <ul><li>Move at your own pace </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized instr...
Professional Learning  Communities <ul><li>Outside the school, there are online resources and sharing communities </li></u...
What does the future hold? <ul><li>Predicting the future of technology is not easy </li></ul><ul><li>Computers and their c...
What other trends are noted? <ul><li>Lifelong learning applies to non-traditional students as well: reliance on Web-based ...
What can ESL teachers expect? <ul><li>Multi-national classes, with students from new and developing countries </li></ul><u...
Adding Digital Literacy to ESL <ul><li>Advantages?  Disadvantages? </li></ul><ul><li>How important is technology in genera...
What are 21st Century Skills? <ul><li>Problem solving  </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizing across content areas  </li></ul><ul>...
Tech Ideas 101 <ul><li>The emerging role of  web-based software  allowing web access to resources and lower hardware and s...
New Technologies The  coolest ,  w il d e s t and  best  technologies  on the market
New Technologies <ul><li>Wireless/Infrared </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Access (Wi-Fi) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intel Centrino ...
Apple iPhone <ul><li>Revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet commun...
Other Technologies <ul><li>Digital Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>/Camcorders  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul></ul>...
Podcasts <ul><li>A  podcast  is a media file that is distributed by subscription (paid or unpaid) over the  Internet  usin...
Podcasting Sites <ul><li>Podcasts for English Learning and Teaching  http://esl.about.com/od/podcasts/Podcasts_for_English...
Full Lectures on YouTube http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9790452-2.html
PUSH Technology <ul><li>The publish/subscribe model of podcasting is a version of  push technology , in that the informati...
AELC 10 Minute Wonders Easy to use technologies
  An AELC 10 Minute Wonder:   WCC ESL Instructor Blog <ul><li>http://wccniuesl.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Developed f...
Weblogs (‘BLOGS’)
An AELC 10 Minute Wonder: BLOGs <ul><li>www.blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>BLOG is short for Weblog and is a website of per...
An AELC 10 Minute Wonder: WIKI’s <ul><li>www.wetpaint.com </li></ul><ul><li>WIKI (for ‘quick’) is a  </li></ul><ul><li>com...
Wiki’s <ul><li>Interactive exchange of ideas via the Internet for larger groups that lets authorized users create and modi...
ACTC Wiki Site http://actc.wetpaint.com/
An AELC 10 Minute Wonder:   Google Web Page Creator <ul><li>http://pages.google.com/?pli=1 </li></ul><ul><li>Google Page C...
An AELC 10 Minute Wonder: Teacher Tube <ul><li>www.teachertube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Used for uploading video and podcasts...
An AELC 10 Minute Wonder: Diet URL: Making it Tiny <ul><li>Are you sick of posting URLs in emails only to have it break wh...
  An AELC 10 Minute Wonder:   Tiny URL <ul><li>Tiny URL takes long URLs and cuts them down to less than 30 characters: </l...
AELC 10 Minute Wonder:   Filamentality Hotlists <ul><li>http:// www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil </li></ul><ul><li>is a handy-dand...
  An AELC 10 Minute Wonder:  Gabcast: Easy to Use Podcast <ul><li>http:// www.gabcast.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to cr...
An AELC 10 Minute Wonder:  Mojiti Video Annotation <ul><li>http://mojiti.com/learn </li></ul>
Web 2.0 in just under 5 minutes… <ul><li>See the YouTube Video:  http:// youtube.com/watch?v = NLlGopyXT_g   http://mediat...
  An AELC 10 Minute Wonder:  Zamzar Format Conversion Tool <ul><li>This is a free tool to assist you in changing the forma...
Zamzar:  www.zamzar.com
Interactive Communication <ul><li>http://www.dontclick.it/ </li></ul><ul><li>An interesting site which teaches you how to ...
Collaborative Curriculum Design Tool (CCDT) <ul><li>http:// learnweb.harvard.edu/ccdt / The CCDT (Collaborative Curriculum...
Computer Texts <ul><li>Welcome to Computers for ESL Students </li></ul><ul><li>Labyrinth Publications, El Sobrante, CA </l...
Instructional Barriers when Using Technology <ul><li>Confidence-in-ability barriers : training alone is not enough, must b...
ESL Website Tools Tools you can Use
Less Software, More Internet <ul><li>Downloadable software (Auralog) </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription Software (Rosetta Ston...
Libraries changing? <ul><li>Many prominent libraries have accepted Google’s offer — including the  New York Public Library...
Wikipedia: Online Open Content Encyclopedia in many Languages http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Choosing Sites <ul><li>Choose sites from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AELC Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AELC Instructor Blog...
Dave’s ESL Cafe <ul><li>http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/eslcafe.html </li></ul><ul><li>Dave's ESL Cafe is for ESL/EFL ...
ESL Gold <ul><li>http://www.eslgold.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>This site's primary materials are thematically organized into c...
ESL Headquarters  <ul><li>www.eslhq.com </li></ul><ul><li>What a selection of handouts! You can download worksheets, flash...
ESL HOME:  Online Passages and Reading Exercises <ul><li>http://home.earthlink.net/~eslstudent/read/read.html </li></ul><u...
Karen’s ESL PartyLand <ul><li>http://www.eslpartyland.com/teachers/Tinitial.htm </li></ul><ul><li>The pages at ESL PartyLa...
ESL Monkeys  <ul><li>http://www.eslmonkeys.com/student/storyroom/storyroom.html  </li></ul><ul><li>Free ESL Teaching Mater...
Englishtown <ul><li>http://www.englishtown.com </li></ul><ul><li>Improve your English with online English courses, chat ro...
ESL Cyber Listening Lab <ul><li>http://www.esl-lab.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>The focus on the site is most definitely on deve...
Listening and Dictation <ul><li>http://perso.orange.fr/michel.barbot/hotpot/movies.htm </li></ul><ul><li>This is an intere...
Authentic News for ESL <ul><li>http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com </li></ul><ul><li>Several new stories are presented each...
Great American Speeches <ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/greatspeeches/ </li></ul><ul><li>Eighty years worth of great speeches a...
Puzzlemaker <ul><li>http:// www.puzzlemaker.com / </li></ul><ul><li>  This site lets you create your own mazes, word searc...
CESOL: Computers and English for Speakers of Other Languages <ul><li>http://tech.worlded.org/docs/cesol/index.htm </li></u...
AltaVista BabelFish <ul><li>http:// babelfish.altavista.digital.com/cgi -bin/translate </li></ul><ul><li>Submit text or a ...
Software Requests, ESL <ul><li>Speaking/Listening/Pronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </l...
Side by Side Text and Software <ul><li>Low intermediate to advanced </li></ul><ul><li>Short lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Game...
Other Software <ul><li>Rosetta Stone </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rosettastone.com/schools/esl </li></ul><ul><li>Auralog/T...
WCC/AELC <ul><li>Transparent resource environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IEPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Notes </li><...
Digital Resources <ul><li>http://techsoup.org/  for non-profits </li></ul><ul><li>www.syllabus.com  campus technology for ...
AELC Blogs <ul><li>AELC Staff:  http://aelc.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>AELC Instructors:  http://wccniuesl.blogspot.co...
AELC Created Wiki and WCC Site <ul><li>Aurora Community Technology Center:  http://actc.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Wa...
Additional Information <ul><li>AELC (Adult Education Learning Center) </li></ul><ul><li>Waubonsee Community College </li><...
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    1. 1. ESL IS Important… <ul><li>One day, a mother rat and her son were searching for food in the kitchen. They met the cat. The mother rat barked like a dog at the cat. The cat got scared and ran away. </li></ul><ul><li>The mother rat said to her son, </li></ul><ul><li>“ See, now you can understand the importance of a second language”. </li></ul>
    2. 2. Trends in Educational Technology: Collective Intelligence Views on Adult Education Software, Websites and Technology Usage Judith Sotir, AELC Manager, Waubonsee Community College
    3. 3. How open to change are you?
    4. 4. <ul><li>tech change = f (user crisis vs. user's total perceived pain of adoption) </li></ul><ul><li>In other words: If the 'crisis' is greater than total perceived 'pain of adoption,' users will change. They will adopt the new technology. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.alwayson-network.com/comments </li></ul>Change is highly emotional
    5. 5. How Did Sputnik and the Space Race Change Education?
    6. 6. Impetus for Change <ul><li>Oct. 4, 1957, a 183 pound aluminum sphere forced us to change our thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Feb. 7, 1958 President Eisenhower established ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) to ‘prevent technological surprises’ </li></ul><ul><li>The project was long-term, high risk, high-payoff and visionary </li></ul>
    7. 7. JCR Licklider <ul><li>First director of IT research at ARPA </li></ul><ul><li>Pushed development of things such as time sharing, computer graphics, microprocessors and the Internet, developing the basis for the WWW </li></ul><ul><li>Had a big budget, carte blanche for development and had access to the brightest and most visionary people </li></ul>
    8. 8. Marc Prensky <ul><li>“ It is now clear that as a result of this ubiquitous environment and the sheer volume of their interaction with it, today’s students think and process information differently than their predecessors.” </li></ul>
    9. 9. Prensky on People <ul><li>‘ Digital natives’ and ‘digital immigrants’ (Prensky) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digi natives are usually under 25 from a developed nation. “You don’t need to teach kids to be digital. They are digital.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digi immigrants are those over 25 for either social or economic reasons who become digital people. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. The Largest Group: Analogists <ul><li>Over 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Abundant </li></ul><ul><li>Terrified of any whiff of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Would consider a cell phone, and run from programming an iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Pip Coburn [ UBS Investment Bank </li></ul>
    11. 11. Question… <ul><li>How is teaching different using today’s technology than it was 5 years ago? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the changes that affect how we teach? </li></ul>
    12. 12. Community-Centered Learning Environments <ul><li>Traditional classroom environment </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge that is individually processed but socially supported </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion, collaboration, sharing and building knowledge with peers </li></ul><ul><li>Can be online as well as classroom based </li></ul>
    13. 13. Learner Centered Learning Environment Using Computers <ul><li>Move at your own pace </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for variances in base knowledge, determined by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locator-type pre-tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prescriptions </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Professional Learning Communities <ul><li>Outside the school, there are online resources and sharing communities </li></ul><ul><li>Websites, Blogs, Podcasts and </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Lead teacher concept </li></ul><ul><li>Team centered approach </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment flexibility and use of </li></ul><ul><li>grants and research materials </li></ul>
    15. 15. What does the future hold? <ul><li>Predicting the future of technology is not easy </li></ul><ul><li>Computers and their counterparts are an integral part of economics and society: Digital Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Schools, at all levels, will continue to struggle to keep pace with the future of educational technology and technology in general </li></ul>
    16. 16. What other trends are noted? <ul><li>Lifelong learning applies to non-traditional students as well: reliance on Web-based tools </li></ul><ul><li>Economy will continue to dictate services needed for ESL populations </li></ul><ul><li>Students demand more content, and content that is relevant to their individual needs </li></ul>
    17. 17. What can ESL teachers expect? <ul><li>Multi-national classes, with students from new and developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>Less educated students, as well as more highly educated students </li></ul><ul><li>An emphasis on developing English skills for a particular purpose: work, higher education etc. </li></ul><ul><li>A stronger need to learn English more quickly (Intensive) </li></ul>
    18. 18. Adding Digital Literacy to ESL <ul><li>Advantages? Disadvantages? </li></ul><ul><li>How important is technology in general to ESL instruction? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you currently use technology? (personal and professional) </li></ul><ul><li>How would you LIKE to use technology? </li></ul><ul><li>What stops you from using technology? </li></ul>
    19. 19. What are 21st Century Skills? <ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizing across content areas </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal communication </li></ul><ul><li>Search strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Information credibility </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing with information overload </li></ul><ul><li>How to write for an online, rather than print, environment </li></ul><ul><li>Computerized presentation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Workspace ergonomics </li></ul><ul><li>Basic understanding of usability concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-cultural communication </li></ul>
    20. 20. Tech Ideas 101 <ul><li>The emerging role of web-based software allowing web access to resources and lower hardware and support costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Unified desktops (portals) that aggregate appropriate resources and allow single log ons to multiple applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology can help in identifying your students' learning styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 resources to change the model from using web resources to creating web resources. </li></ul>
    21. 21. New Technologies The coolest , w il d e s t and best technologies on the market
    22. 22. New Technologies <ul><li>Wireless/Infrared </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Access (Wi-Fi) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intel Centrino </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PDA’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tablet PC’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous wireless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bluetooth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>adapters </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>iPod/iPhone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Keyboard </li></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Apple iPhone <ul><li>Revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching — into one small and lightweight handheld device. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Other Technologies <ul><li>Digital Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>/Camcorders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web sites and Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Smart Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Interchange Smart Board Software </li></ul><ul><li>Cable/Satellite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You Tube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Tube </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sony Reader </li></ul>
    25. 25. Podcasts <ul><li>A podcast is a media file that is distributed by subscription (paid or unpaid) over the Internet using syndication feeds , for playback on mobile devices and personal computers </li></ul><ul><li>A podcast is distinguished from other digital audio formats by its ability to be downloaded automatically, using software capable of reading feed formats such as RSS or Atom . </li></ul>
    26. 26. Podcasting Sites <ul><li>Podcasts for English Learning and Teaching http://esl.about.com/od/podcasts/Podcasts_for_English_Learning_and_Teaching.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting Things for ESL Students http://www.manythings.org/e/podcasts.html </li></ul><ul><li>World News in Slow and Clear English http://esl.podomatic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>UC Berkeley Lectures on YouTube http://youtube.com/ucberkeley </li></ul>
    27. 27. Full Lectures on YouTube http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9790452-2.html
    28. 28. PUSH Technology <ul><li>The publish/subscribe model of podcasting is a version of push technology , in that the information provider chooses which files to offer in a feed and the subscriber chooses among available feed channels. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting is an automatic mechanism whereby multimedia computer files are transferred from a server to a client , which pulls down XML files containing the Internet addresses of the media files. In general, these files contain audio or video , but also could be images , text, PDF , or any file type. </li></ul>
    29. 29. AELC 10 Minute Wonders Easy to use technologies
    30. 30. An AELC 10 Minute Wonder: WCC ESL Instructor Blog <ul><li>http://wccniuesl.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Developed for the learning community of ESL instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Open to anyone interested in ESL education </li></ul><ul><li>Updated with new technology innovations </li></ul>
    31. 31. Weblogs (‘BLOGS’)
    32. 32. An AELC 10 Minute Wonder: BLOGs <ul><li>www.blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>BLOG is short for Weblog and is a website of personal or non-commercial origin that uses a dated log format and is updated on a daily or frequent basis with new information pertinent to the stated blog purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Examples are: Blogger, TypePad, MySpace, Live Journal </li></ul>
    33. 33. An AELC 10 Minute Wonder: WIKI’s <ul><li>www.wetpaint.com </li></ul><ul><li>WIKI (for ‘quick’) is a </li></ul><ul><li>communications mechanism that </li></ul><ul><li>allows the organization of contributions </li></ul><ul><li>to be edited in addition to the content </li></ul><ul><li>itself. It claims to be the simplest </li></ul><ul><li>online database that could possibly </li></ul><ul><li>work. </li></ul>
    34. 34. Wiki’s <ul><li>Interactive exchange of ideas via the Internet for larger groups that lets authorized users create and modify pages, collaborate, contribute and easily find information on a given topic, and are more interactive than Web sites </li></ul>
    35. 35. ACTC Wiki Site http://actc.wetpaint.com/
    36. 36. An AELC 10 Minute Wonder: Google Web Page Creator <ul><li>http://pages.google.com/?pli=1 </li></ul><ul><li>Google Page Creator is a free online tool that finally makes it easy for anyone to create and publish useful, attractive web pages in just minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Publish in seconds With one click, the pages you create are ready for your friends, family and the whole world to see at http://jsotir.googlepages.com/ </li></ul>
    37. 37. An AELC 10 Minute Wonder: Teacher Tube <ul><li>www.teachertube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Used for uploading video and podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to You Tube, but with an academic focus </li></ul><ul><li>Other instructor-made podcast samples available </li></ul>
    38. 38. An AELC 10 Minute Wonder: Diet URL: Making it Tiny <ul><li>Are you sick of posting URLs in emails only to have it break when sent causing the recipient to have to cut and paste it back together? Then you've come to the right place. By entering in a URL in the text field below, we will create a tiny URL that will not break in email postings and never expires. </li></ul>
    39. 39. An AELC 10 Minute Wonder: Tiny URL <ul><li>Tiny URL takes long URLs and cuts them down to less than 30 characters: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// tinyurl.com </li></ul><ul><li>Example: http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/resources/shakespeare/caesarwebguide.html </li></ul><ul><li>(76 characters) </li></ul><ul><li>to http://tinyurl.com/2rrxm4 </li></ul><ul><li>(25 characters) </li></ul>
    40. 40. AELC 10 Minute Wonder: Filamentality Hotlists <ul><li>http:// www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil </li></ul><ul><li>is a handy-dandy, webpage-spinning, learning activity builder. Fill-in-the-blanks on this interactive web site as you turn web resources into online activities appropriate for learners. At the end, you  will have a Website Hotlist for all the world to see. </li></ul>
    41. 41. An AELC 10 Minute Wonder: Gabcast: Easy to Use Podcast <ul><li>http:// www.gabcast.com </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to create podcasts using a land line or cell telephone and any computer with Internet connections. </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to creating a voicemail message </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to change and update </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible as a Website, added to a Blog or Wiki, or via an MP3 or iPod </li></ul>
    42. 42. An AELC 10 Minute Wonder: Mojiti Video Annotation <ul><li>http://mojiti.com/learn </li></ul>
    43. 43. Web 2.0 in just under 5 minutes… <ul><li>See the YouTube Video: http:// youtube.com/watch?v = NLlGopyXT_g http://mediatedcultures.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Use Mojiti to see it in an interactive format: http://mojiti.com/kan/2024/3313 </li></ul><ul><li>Read the written transcript of the video: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=78 </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Wesch Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology Kansas State University </li></ul>
    44. 44. An AELC 10 Minute Wonder: Zamzar Format Conversion Tool <ul><li>This is a free tool to assist you in changing the format files to ones that your device or computer recognizes, or for mainstream video players. </li></ul><ul><li>Conversion support: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Document formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compressed formats There is no need to download any software. </li></ul></ul>
    45. 45. Zamzar: www.zamzar.com
    46. 46. Interactive Communication <ul><li>http://www.dontclick.it/ </li></ul><ul><li>An interesting site which teaches you how to navigate without clicking. This will showcase the versatility of a pen based tablet PC. It’s a bit of a psychological test of your ability to change an ingrained pattern, because if you click…. </li></ul>
    47. 47. Collaborative Curriculum Design Tool (CCDT) <ul><li>http:// learnweb.harvard.edu/ccdt / The CCDT (Collaborative Curriculum Design Tool) is an online tool which supports the production of curricula which foster student learning through the application of the principles of Teaching for Understanding. There are tutorials which cover a single topic such as 'Starting with Designs' and consist of movies containing actual CCDT screen shots. Using this tool, you can work an a collaborative curriculum with people from across the campus to a across the world. A wonderful tool for learning and curriculum design. </li></ul>
    48. 48. Computer Texts <ul><li>Welcome to Computers for ESL Students </li></ul><ul><li>Labyrinth Publications, El Sobrante, CA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word Processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web and Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary, computer verbs, paired conversations and photos/diagrams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Created to meet the needs of ESL students who need to build computer vocabulary </li></ul>
    49. 49. Instructional Barriers when Using Technology <ul><li>Confidence-in-ability barriers : training alone is not enough, must be responsive to individual needs </li></ul><ul><li>Logistical barriers : classroom size, electrical needs etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Availability barriers: equipment not easy to access, high demand etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance barriers: equipment is not consistently maintained and by whom? </li></ul>
    50. 50. ESL Website Tools Tools you can Use
    51. 51. Less Software, More Internet <ul><li>Downloadable software (Auralog) </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription Software (Rosetta Stone) </li></ul><ul><li>JIT software, textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>More interactive sites </li></ul><ul><li>Software for PDAs </li></ul><ul><li>Online courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>W:AELCAELC_CORE_DOCUMENTSOnline_IEPs </li></ul></ul>
    52. 52. Libraries changing? <ul><li>Many prominent libraries have accepted Google’s offer — including the New York Public Library and libraries at the University of Michigan , Harvard , Stanford and Oxford to scan their collections at no cost to libraries. Google expects to scan 15 million books from those collections over the next decade. </li></ul>
    53. 53. Wikipedia: Online Open Content Encyclopedia in many Languages http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
    54. 54. Choosing Sites <ul><li>Choose sites from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AELC Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AELC Instructor Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compendium Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sites from this workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Choose sites that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fit the course parameters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fit the reading level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Express the skill in a variety of learning styles </li></ul></ul>
    55. 55. Dave’s ESL Cafe <ul><li>http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/eslcafe.html </li></ul><ul><li>Dave's ESL Cafe is for ESL/EFL students and teachers from around the world. Includes a Search Page, Quiz Center, Help Center, Idea Page, Graffiti Wall, Question Page, and more! </li></ul>
    56. 56. ESL Gold <ul><li>http://www.eslgold.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>This site's primary materials are thematically organized into categories such as &quot;Speaking,&quot; &quot;Reading,&quot; &quot;Listening,&quot; and &quot;Writing.&quot; Within each of these sections, visitors can take a look through topical resources that compartmentalize different more digestible themes, such as &quot;Topics for Writing&quot; or &quot;Organizing and Composing.&quot; Visitors can also find materials for beginning, intermediate, or advanced level students. </li></ul>
    57. 57. ESL Headquarters <ul><li>www.eslhq.com </li></ul><ul><li>What a selection of handouts! You can download worksheets, flashcards and articles </li></ul><ul><li>as well as create your own. They would like to have you register, but the site is free. </li></ul>
    58. 58. ESL HOME: Online Passages and Reading Exercises <ul><li>http://home.earthlink.net/~eslstudent/read/read.html </li></ul><ul><li>This hotlist links to good resources created for older students to test reading comprehension. You can find quizzes, online activities and other helpful materials that are well-organized and easy to navigate. </li></ul>
    59. 59. Karen’s ESL PartyLand <ul><li>http://www.eslpartyland.com/teachers/Tinitial.htm </li></ul><ul><li>The pages at ESL PartyLand are designed to provide you with the resources and connections you need to become a better ESL teacher.  You'll find loads of ideas and printable materials to use in class here, discussion forums, and employment opportunities. </li></ul>
    60. 60. ESL Monkeys <ul><li>http://www.eslmonkeys.com/student/storyroom/storyroom.html </li></ul><ul><li>Free ESL Teaching Materials   - English as a Second Language Resources for Teachers! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson Plans & Ideas | Reading Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free ESL Books | Recommended ESL Books | TEFL Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums - Discuss! | Blogs - Teach & Travel | Free English Lessons </li></ul></ul>
    61. 61. Englishtown <ul><li>http://www.englishtown.com </li></ul><ul><li>Improve your English with online English courses, chat rooms, games, international Pen Pal Club, meeting areas, and ESL/EFL lesson plans. There is a fee for English School, but other resources and activities are free. </li></ul>
    62. 62. ESL Cyber Listening Lab <ul><li>http://www.esl-lab.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>The focus on the site is most definitely on developing users' listening skills, and it provides dozens of helpful audio that quizzes students on topics such as renting an apartment, understanding credit cards, and making doctor's appointments. </li></ul><ul><li>Along with these more practical skills, it also deals with subjects that students might encounter in other situations, such as the TOEFL or more advanced conversations. </li></ul>
    63. 63. Listening and Dictation <ul><li>http://perso.orange.fr/michel.barbot/hotpot/movies.htm </li></ul><ul><li>This is an interesting site created by a teacher that uses sound clips from movies to help students with listening and dictation skills. The clip is played, and the words are listed. The student places the words in order. Movies include: Forrest Gump, Dead Poet’s Society, Apollo Xlll and others. Beginning selections include the words for students to place in order, and advanced sections require students to type in the words they hear. There is an online check feature and hints for students as well. </li></ul>
    64. 64. Authentic News for ESL <ul><li>http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com </li></ul><ul><li>Several new stories are presented each week at different levels with wonderful links. </li></ul><ul><li>News articles can be viewed chronologically or by specific themes. </li></ul><ul><li>These selections include a great variety of pre-reading activities to enhance vocabulary and overall comprehension and discussion questions with answers included. Listening is also available. </li></ul>
    65. 65. Great American Speeches <ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/greatspeeches/ </li></ul><ul><li>Eighty years worth of great speeches are captured here, as well as some interesting exercises for students of speech and American History. The Critics Corner features Richard Nixon's Checkers' Speech, as well as background information, and links within the speech to explain the context of specific words or terms used in the speech. </li></ul><ul><li>If you watch excerpts of Presidential speeches on tape, you should have students try Could You Be A Politician , where they get a chance to read from a mock teleprompter while looking honest, sincere, and trustworthy. Some trick! Several more activities to liven up classrooms. </li></ul>
    66. 66. Puzzlemaker <ul><li>http:// www.puzzlemaker.com / </li></ul><ul><li> This site lets you create your own mazes, word searches, crosswords, number blocks, math squares, and more. All you do is enter information and click the &quot;Create&quot; button, wait a few seconds, then print your customized puzzle. </li></ul>
    67. 67. CESOL: Computers and English for Speakers of Other Languages <ul><li>http://tech.worlded.org/docs/cesol/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>The CESOL website is for teachers who are interested in integrating technology into primarily the adult ESOL/ ESL/EFL classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>teaching computers to ESOL / ESL / EFL students in a way that integrates technology into the curriculum; </li></ul><ul><li>using computer technology as a tool for improving teaching English language learning; </li></ul><ul><li>utilizing software appropriately in the computer-assisted language learning (CALL) lab. </li></ul><ul><li>See the new articles on Podcasting . </li></ul>
    68. 68. AltaVista BabelFish <ul><li>http:// babelfish.altavista.digital.com/cgi -bin/translate </li></ul><ul><li>Submit text or a URL for a webpage and this tool will translate it from English to Spanish or Spanish to English with the click of the mouse! Grammar and accent marks are not perfect but a surprisingly understandable translation appears. Also translates from English to French, Portuguese, German, or Italian. </li></ul>
    69. 69. Software Requests, ESL <ul><li>Speaking/Listening/Pronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul>
    70. 70. Side by Side Text and Software <ul><li>Low intermediate to advanced </li></ul><ul><li>Short lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Games and stories to illustrate </li></ul>
    71. 71. Other Software <ul><li>Rosetta Stone </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rosettastone.com/schools/esl </li></ul><ul><li>Auralog/Tell Me More </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.auralog.com/us/education_home.htm </li></ul><ul><li>ELLIS </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pearsondigital.com/ellis/essentials.cfm </li></ul>
    72. 72. WCC/AELC <ul><li>Transparent resource environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IEPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs, Wikis, Podcasting, other Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified instructors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Techno Boot Camp/training </li></ul></ul>
    73. 73. Digital Resources <ul><li>http://techsoup.org/ for non-profits </li></ul><ul><li>www.syllabus.com campus technology for higher education </li></ul><ul><li>www.thejournal.com educational journal </li></ul><ul><li>www.edutopia.org George Lucas Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>www.wired.com commercial magazine </li></ul>
    74. 74. AELC Blogs <ul><li>AELC Staff: http://aelc.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>AELC Instructors: http://wccniuesl.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>AELC Transition: http://wcctransition.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>AELC Constitution: http://constitutionaelc.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>AELC Family Tech: http://wccfamtech.blogspot.com </li></ul>
    75. 75. AELC Created Wiki and WCC Site <ul><li>Aurora Community Technology Center: http://actc.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Waubonsee Community College Website: http://waubonsee.edu </li></ul>
    76. 76. Additional Information <ul><li>AELC (Adult Education Learning Center) </li></ul><ul><li>Waubonsee Community College </li></ul><ul><li>5 E Galena Blvd </li></ul><ul><li>Aurora, IL </li></ul><ul><li>60506 </li></ul><ul><li>Judith Sotir, Manager x 4128 </li></ul>

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