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  • 1. Using Web Tools in an English Class Marijana Smolčec, prof. Gimnazija Bernardina Frankopana, Ogulin Karlovac, 25 October 2011, ELT Reagional Meeting
  • 2. The growth of the WWW
    • 1991 -“World Wide Web - Tim Berners-Lee and CERN
    • Introduction of HTML code/language
    • Web 1.0
    • Web 2.0
    Picture1. Evolution man to computer
  • 3. Web 1.0
    • first state of WWW
    • basic HTML only for publishing
    • read only content
    • web master responsible for updating website content
    • doesn’t support mass publishing
    • contact information: Web 1.0 – emails, fax, phone numbers, address
    • includes websites from 1994-2004
  • 4. Web 2.0
    • creativity , communication and networking among the internet users
    • read/write networking platform
    • social web ( social network, blogs, wikis,podcast, forums , RSS feed)
    • open to anyone
    • free
    • easy to use
  • 5. Source : http://blogswikisandmore.pbworks.com
  • 6. A brief history of social media Source : http://matetrack.webs.com/SOCIAL/SOCIAL.html
  • 7. How do students learn nowadays?
    • They google everything they want to know about.
    • They watch videos and tutorials to learn how to do things.
    • They use social network sites to interact, share information and ask for help.
    • They prefer to learn by doing, experimenting, creating.
    Source : Ana Maria Menezes, Developing the 4 Skills with Webtools http://lifefeast.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-e-book-developing-4-skills-with.html topnews.in
  • 8. Old vs New Learners Source: http ://www.slideshare.net/kiranb/elearning-21st-century-perspectives-on-teaching-learning-and-technology
    • Visual
    • Collaborative
    • Goal-oriented
    • Social
    • Tech-savy
    • Multi-taskers
    • Personal
    • Hands on
    • - Text based
    • Competitive
    • Task oriented
    • Private
    • - Tecno-phobic
    • Sequential
    • Formal
    • Passive
    NEW LEARNERS OLD LEARNERS
  • 9. What is the role of a teacher?
    • rethink the way we prepare our lessons
    • Give students more opportunity to analyze, discuss, collaborate and create new content based on the knowledge they have learned about
    • How can webtools help us and our students internalize language more meaningfully?
    Source : Ana Maria Menezes, Developing the 4 Skills with Webtools http://lifefeast.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-e-book-developing-4-skills-with.html
  • 10. 10+ web tools and sites to use in an English Classroom
    • VOCABULARY/ IMAGE TOOL CREATORS
    • Wordle
    • Tagxedo
    • Image chef
    • Vocabgrabber
    • Wordsmyth
    • Oxford Cloze Maker
    • GAME TOOL CREATOR
    • Discovery Puzzle Maker
    • Classtools
    • PHOTO SHAPES &
    • Picnik –photo shape online
    • VOICE TOOLS – SPEAKING/LISTENING
    • Voki
    • Voxopop
    • ESL videos
    • VOIP TOOLS –SPEAKING/COMMUNICATION
    • Skype, Yahoo Messenger
    • ONLINE STICKY NOTES
    • Linoit
    • Wallwisher
    • GRAMMAR/SPEAKING
    • Movie Segments to Assess Grammar skills
    • Debate and Discussion blog
  • 11. Wordle
    • turn words into “word clouds”
    • font, colours, layout
    • print or save to gallery (embbed into page or share URL)
    • no registration
    http://www.wordle.net /
  • 12.  
  • 13. Ideas for Wordle...
    • motivation
    • brainstorming
    • writing (Sts write their own sentences, tales...)
    • revision
    • literature ( guess the novel, fairytale ...) or use key words to describe the character
    • pre-reading, post-reading exercise...
    • introduce new vocabulary (personality adjectives...)
    • create a classroom poster ( classroom managment, norms...)
    • irregular verbs
  • 14. ImageChef Categories : animation, signs, music,banners, licence plates, sports ... http://www.imagechef.com/
  • 15. Ideas with ImageChef - motivation, grammar skills, brainstorming ...
  • 16. Free Discovery Puzzlemaker http://www.discoveryeducation.com/free-puzzlemaker /
  • 17. -print easily -copy-paste into Word -not saved once created
  • 18. Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals
    • movie segments
    • lesson plans
    • printable worksheets with answer key for each activity
    • tips to develop your own grammar activities with the DVDs you have at home.
    • Activities for beginners, basic learners, intermediate, advanced
    http://moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.com /
  • 19.  
  • 20. Debate and Discussion Lessons
    • Creative lessons for discussion, debate and argument
    • Speaking activity – intermediate/upperintermediate/advanced
    • Youtube videos – discussed on
    • Topics :
    • Crime
    • Drinking
    • ebooks
    • Education
    • Facebook
    • Games
    • TV
    • Travellers.....
    http://debatediscussion.blogspot.com /
  • 21. ESL videos
    • find quizzes for all levels – Skills: listening comprehension , writing, reading
    • can create a quiz (register)
    • popular videos (Youtube, under Creative Commons)
    • teacher can have account for students
    http://www.eslvideo.com /
  • 22. Voki www.voki.com /  
  • 23. Create a voki Speaking activity, feedback, pronunciation evaluation
  • 24. Oxford Cloze Maker
    • Oxford Teacher’s club – register
    • New English File ->Cloze Maker->all levels
    • choose unit from the book or copy and paste your own text
    • Choose type of cloze
    • Print or copy-paste and save to Word
    http://elt.oup.com/teachers/englishfile /
  • 25. Linoit
    • a board with sticky notes + add videos + photos
    • exam practice
    • homework – giving tasks
    • brainstorming – before a certain project
    • B-day celebrations cards
    • d ebate
    • f eedback
    • Literature – Reading/Speaking activities
    • choose a book, short story, any text for whole class to read
    • create board for that reading
    • Ss have to write favorite quotes, passages,ask questions about the new vocabulary they’ve learned
    • Each type of post can be different color
    • Ss have to replay questions and posts
    Ideas credit to Cecilia Lemos and Arjana Blažić cecilialcoelho.wordpress.com/ http://twitterovadruzina.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/lino-it / http://en.linoit.com/
  • 26.  
  • 27. Skype – online communication tool
    • have interviews with students and teachers worldwide
    • i.e. http://englishlearning-marijanasblog.blogspot.com/2011_06_01_archive.html
    • http ://education.skype.com/
  • 28. Useful Websites – teacher resources
    • ( http://mojamatura.net/ )
    • http://www.onestopenglish.com/
    • http://busyteacher.org/
    • http://writefix.com
    • http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/ (British Council.uk)
  • 29.  
  • 30. Language skill practice - websites
    • Exams (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE...), interactive listening lessons, reading exercises, teacher resources/ materials, games, quizzes, IELTS writing makeovers, downloadable activities....)
    • Free English Lessons http://www.esolcourses.com/
    • English Club http://www.englishclub.com/
    • Exam English http://www.examenglish.com/index.html
    • Englisch Hilfen http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/
    • Using English http://www.usingenglish.com/
    • FCE practice http://etornauta.wordpress.com/about/
    • English Speaker http://www.englishspeaker.com/index.html
    • A Teacher’s Odyssey http://www.teachersodyssey.blogspot.com/
    • A Journey in TEFL http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/
    • A Clil to Climb http://acliltoclimb.blogspot.com/
  • 31.  
  • 32. Survey on teacher resources
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  • 38. Conclusion
    • Teachers use students books + online materials
    • Online materials and tools = CREATIVITY
    • Teachers =lifelong learners /facilitator
    • Students = digital learners / digital natives
    • Show students other uses of Internet not just game playing, downloading and social networking
    • Social networks(Facebook, Edmodo, Twitter) can be used in education as well
  • 39. What can we try to do?
    • Tell me and I forget.
    • Teach me and I remember .
    • Involve me and I learn.”
    • (Benjamin Frankiln)
  • 40. Small steps
  • 41.
    • Thank you for your patience!