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EDU 548 Course, Spring 2009, class session on Web 2.0 Tools for Student projects

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  1. 1. Segment 3: Using Technology for the Educational Achievement of ESL Kristi Reyes
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda:  ◦ Writing Assignment #2 due ◦ Lecture: Integrating all skills: project-based learning and student technology projects that use Web 2.0 Tools ◦ Lab: Hands-on practice with authorSTREAM, Slide, and VoiceThread ◦ Homework: Read text 4, complete session project (presentations next week)
  3. 3. The “read/write” Web • Blogs • Wikis • Podcasts Features: • User-created content • Publish to ww audience • Multi-media = multi-modal • Creative expression • Social aspect (communication & collaboration)
  4. 4. Blog = weblog; online journal, can be used primarily for student writing with commenting feature but can also embed from other sites (images, video, and more) Level 5 class blog VESL class blog
  5. 5. Wiki = a collaborative Web site that can have individual or shared pages See Wikis in Plain English video Level 5 (Intermediate) class (Wikispaces) Level 5 class (PBWiki)
  6. 6. Record podcasts (audio files that can be downloaded) or upload audio or video with images with commenting features VESL Podcast Channel Level 5 Podacast Channel
  7. 7. New-er tools  ◦ Embed (widgets), email, post on a social networking site ◦ Comments ◦ Ratings ◦ Tagging ◦ Examples:  Slideshows, comic strips, quizzes…  Mashups  and more….
  8. 8. Pros:  ◦ Everything saved online ◦ Can often be edited later ◦ Often no software needed ◦ Sharing with a *real* audience (peers, friends, family), not only teacher audience ◦ Fun! = Motivation
  9. 9. Cons:  ◦ May be blocked at school sites affiliated with K-12 ◦ Possible “adult” content ◦ Less instructor control – student work and comments ◦ Sites can disappear overnight ◦ Some sites may have advertising ◦ Sometimes free sites get popular and start charging for use
  10. 10. Online slideshow sharing: PowerPoint to Flash Conjunctions, Irregular Verbs Student project
  11. 11. Projects using Flickr photos Bookr: Online flip book Sample Phrasr: Visual slideshow for a poem or any sentence (like a pictogram) Sample Bubblr: Add call-outs Sample
  12. 12. Motivator Magazine cover Calendar Warholizer
  13. 13. Talking avatar: text-to-speech, record by phone, microphone, or upload audio Beth Bogage’s (SDCCD) Voki with student comments embedded in class blog USD EDU 548 Students’ Vokis
  14. 14. Annotate documents online: PDF, Word, Web pages, Excel spreadsheets by highlighting text to add a note. Request feedback on a document by emailing a link; recipient can add replies to notes and add own comments Practice page
  15. 15. Online video editing, nearly equivalent to Windows Movie Maker or Apple iMovie; import images, video, audio and add titles, special effects, transitions; save video online and share Instructor Sample
  16. 16. Online file sharing: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF with text reader ESL Newsletter embeded in a blog Sample with text reader
  17. 17. Collaborative online fiction writing: Start a story online, invite others to collaborate, and read the story as it develops or contribute a follow-up chapter. Sample
  18. 18. Online slideshow: images, text, music, music video, special effects About Me student project My Life in the Future student project
  19. 19. Create a comic strip; email, embed, or print out Embedded in a blog Sample project: Where can I take ESL classes?
  20. 20. Online quizzes/exercises: text, images, online video MyStudiyo Sample Quiz ProProfs Sample Quiz Sample Quiz
  21. 21. Merge online video with PowerPoint slides Site sample Student sample
  22. 22. Online multi-media scrapbook page: text, design elements, images, audio, video, hyperlinks Student sample 1 Student sample 2
  23. 23. Add captions, call-outs (speech and thought bubbles) to online video Sample
  24. 24. Audio and video commentary: Narrate uploaded media (images, documents, and videos) and permit others to comment or collaborate in the following ways: verbal (recorded with microphone or telephone or uploaded audio file), text, and video (webcam) Class Sample Individual student sample (video)
  25. 25. Online interactive timelines: text, images, hyperlinks, video Student sample
  26. 26. Animated cartoons Dvolver: text in speech bubbles with music, backgrounds, multiple scenes Student sample xtranormal: similar but more advanced options, with text to speech Instructor sample (used with permission, Cora Chen, SFCC) Go!Animate: most advanced of all, with option to add own audio (voice over narration) Instructor sample
  27. 27. Do:  ◦ Do a project yourself to provide a sample for students and to be able to anticipate challenges ◦ Test your technology (computer, internet connection) where students will be doing the projects ahead of time ◦ Demo step by step with students in a lab setting ◦ Start small if these types of projects are new for you, students ◦ Be flexible with time ◦ Model adherence to copyright and attribution rules – have students use their own photos, videos or from copyright-free sites, when possible or start teaching citation (Note: mash-up sites currently unregulated)
  28. 28. Don’t  Expect masterpieces ◦ Lose sight of learning objectives ◦ Do computer projects only for technology sake ◦ Post students’ work, images online without their ◦ permission
  29. 29.  A version of the handout with several links to examples available on wiki page at  This PowerPoint available for download at'work  Specific project ideas and instructions for many sites listed here (and others) online at OTAN (must be a registered member) at Web-based  Class Activities under “Teaching Tools and Resources” “Using the Web” page 