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Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
Ict Strategies For The English Classroom
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Ict Strategies For The English Classroom

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Presentation for Paraparaumu College mini-conference 2007

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  1. ICT Strategies for the English Classroom Paraparaumu College Mini-Conference 2007
  2. Sustainability Note: <ul><li>White writing on a black screen uses less electricity than black writing on a white screen. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have Google as your home page, consider switching to www.blackle.com – a custom google page with white writing on black. </li></ul>
  3. Session Overview <ul><li>Uses of laptop + projector </li></ul><ul><li>Extended desktop + projector </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy sharing exercise using extended desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs and Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Questions, feedback and resource sharing </li></ul>
  4. Laptop and projector: <ul><ul><li>Easy place to store ‘starter’ activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerpoint for essential notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing video content (with speakers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With wireless, access to information for the whole class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student presentations </li></ul></ul>
  5. Extended Desktop <ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you turn it on? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s it useful for? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group presentation task (step by step) </li></ul></ul>
  6. Group Presentation with Extended Desktop <ul><li>Step One – break the class into groups, give the groups a task </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg: List as many ICT uses for the English classroom as possible. Rank them in order from easiest to use to hardest. </li></ul></ul>
  7. <ul><li>Step Two: Nominate one group to present their information first. Get them to type their answers into a word document on the laptop. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I usually pick the group which is working the fastest, as they will probably finish typing before the slowest group has their list sorted out. </li></ul></ul>
  8. <ul><li>Step Three </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plug the laptop into the projector. Set the display to ‘extended desktop’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drag the first group’s answers onto the extended desktop (so it shows on the projector) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the laptop screen, open up a new word document </li></ul></ul>
  9. <ul><li>Step Four: Ask the first group to present their information (eg list), explaining why they made the choices they did. </li></ul><ul><li>While they are talking, the second group types their answers into the laptop. </li></ul>
  10. <ul><li>Step Five: As each group finishes talking, the next group drags their answers onto the extended desktop. While they talk, the next group frantically types in their answers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With a little cutting and pasting, you can combine all the groups’ work into one document. This can then be discussed, printed off etc. </li></ul></ul>
  11. Why use the extended desktop? <ul><li>So you can get multiple groups to use the same laptop – what’s the benefit? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of saving/distributing work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Novelty factor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to compare groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can get students to make resources for you for next year </li></ul></ul>
  12. Blogs <ul><li>A blog (web log) is a website that is updated regularly, with the most recent entry appearing at the top. </li></ul><ul><li>Started as online journals, often with a theme. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be run by anyone with internet access </li></ul>
  13. <ul><li>Anyone can start a blog – there are lots of sites that host blogs for free </li></ul><ul><li>21classes.com is quite a good site for class blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs as tools may well be overtaken by OLEs (LMSs) like Moodle and Mindspring </li></ul>
  14. Some example blogs <ul><li>A professional development blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.ictinenglishnz.blogspot.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A site made by English teachers for English teachers, with a focus on how to use ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community ties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions/information sharing </li></ul></ul>
  15. A teacher blog for a class <ul><li>A blog maintained by an English teacher, for their students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ncowie.wordpress.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In depth advice for motivated students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An ‘easy to find’ repository for information </li></ul></ul>
  16. A class blog <ul><li>A class blog, where the teacher controls it and students contribute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://sheehy.21classes.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can have their own logins and blogs as part of this class blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You have to invite students to join </li></ul></ul>
  17. Wiki <ul><li>A wiki is an easy to make DIY website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple users can update the website just by visiting it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All the editing is done in a web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great for collaborative projects </li></ul></ul>
  18. Places to make wikis <ul><li>There are lots of free wiki sites where you can make your own wiki. Two I’ve used: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pbwiki.com (peanut butter wiki) </li></ul></ul>
  19. Example – wikispaces.com <ul><li>http://tuanz2007.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The TUANZ conference wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone with a (free) wikispaces can edit pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some great resources stored or linked to here </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Made by speakers, organisers, and attendees </li></ul></ul>
  20. Example – PBwiki.com <ul><li>12ENCO.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A class wiki, used for a research project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual student pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Silly comments and careless deletions </li></ul></ul>
  21. What I Want You To Do <ul><li>Think about one way you could use a blog or wiki with your class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk about it with a colleague. Get their feedback. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try it for yourself. Tell the students that it’s an experiment, and don’t beat yourself up if it goes wrong. We learn from our mistakes. </li></ul></ul>
  22. Another thing I want you to do <ul><li>Talk to someone about this presentation. Find something good to say. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them what they did in their session (and try not to be too jealous) </li></ul>

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