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March 18, 9 a.m. in the Electronic Village Fair: live Skype chat with adult English learners and hands-on try at Skype. Lots of tips shared

March 18, 9 a.m. in the Electronic Village Fair: live Skype chat with adult English learners and hands-on try at Skype. Lots of tips shared


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  • [Live chat with adult English language learners from New Orleans conference]
  • Transcript

    • 1. Motivate and Energize
      with SKYPE!
      ~ an EV Fair (Electronic Village) presentation by
      Holly Dilatush, holly@dilatush.com
      (TESOL Convention, New Orleans, March 2011)
    • 2. ~ a bit about me ~ Holly Dilatush
      Has facilitated 575++ Skype chats
      Currently working as a Consultant and Online Facilitator/Instructor for EnglishCafe.com
      Masters in Adult Education and Training (2009)
      Certificate: TESOL Principles & Practices of Online Teaching (2007)
      Taught EFL, Catholic University of Korea (2004-2005)
      11+ years (and counting!) in Adult ESOL / EFL
      Mother, storyteller, poet, wife, community volunteer, more!
      Prior work in clerical, retail, insurance, newspaper office, sole-proprietorship (floral shop owner & designer), more!
    • 3. Approaching any (new) technology
    • 4. Best Practices Include:
      *Awareness, monitoring and documentation of your own and learners’ access, comfort level, progress, success
    • 5. Internet / Computer / Skype use
      100
      1
      Where are you on this continuum right now?
      On a scale of 1 to 100+ (1 = novice, 100 = pro)
    • 6. What is Skype? (What do you know about Skype already?)
    • 7. How many people use Skype?
      100 million users as of October 2010
      Between 4 and 6 million “live” users (average) at any given moment!
      9 a.m. – 10 a.m. EST = peak usage time
      http://www.voip-news.com/news/skype-100million-042806/
      Skype http://skype.com
    • 8. Skype http://skype.com
    • 9. Easy-Breezy Download!
      Skype http://skype.com
    • 10. Easy-Breezy Download!
      ht
      tp:
      //skype.com
    • 11. (sample Skype Transcript)
    • 12. Standard emoticons
      May be “unanimated”
      (go to Tools / Options / IMS & SMS / IM Appearance)
    • 13. Have YOU used Skype?
      How often?
      With whom / for what purpose?
    • 14. Skype and YOU
    • 15. Possible uses for Skype?
    • 16. PD in PJs?! (Professional Development in your pajamas?)
    • 17. Lessons Learned / Tips to share:
      Oops! Camera needs adjustment!
    • 18. Lessons Learned / Tips to share:
      Oops! They can see everything you do!!
    • 19. Lessons Learned / Tips to share:
      Learn your options and when to use them, and CHECK your settings before you start a class chat!
    • 20. Adjust your settings!(BEFORE your Skype chat!)
      Skype / Tools / Options / Video Settings / …
    • 21. Internet / Computer / Skype use
      100
      1
      Where are you on this continuum right now?
      On a scale of 1 to 100+ (1 = novice, 100 = pro)
    • 22. Ready to try Skype?
    • 23. Today’s Live Chat from New Orleans!
      Class scheduled and booked from EnglishCafe.com
      Students logging in from Sri Lanka, Egypt, India, Israel, Italy, and Vietnam, reserved their space in the class (and others may join us!)
      Are you ready to speak with them?
    • 24. Want Ideas / help / tutorials for Skype?Check these links:
      http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/skype_in_the_classroom_launches_to_connect_teacher.php
      http://education.skype.com/about
      http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/20_essential_tricks_and_skills_every_skype_user_should_know
      http://www.teachingdegree.org/2009/06/30/50-awesome-ways-to-use-skype-in-the-classroom/
      http://thelovacute.blogspot.com/2011/01/jurnal-how-to-use-skype-in-eslefl.html
      https://support.skype.com/
    • 25. Groups on EnglishCafe where presenter has used Skype effectively:
      Transcription
      Open Conversation Topics
      Travel
      Job Interview practice
      Describing Photos
      Retelling Fables (and other stories)
      Book Clubs
      Spelling practice
      Many, many more!
      http://www.englishcafe.com/groups/transcription-practice-and-related-pronunciation-practice-21723
      http://www.englishcafe.com/groups/z-open-topic-skype-voice-chats-21645
      http://www.englishcafe.com/groups/i-love-travel-2257
      http://www.englishcafe.com/groups/job-interviews-23134
      http://www.englishcafe.com/groups/description-english-20317
      http://www.englishcafe.com/groups/learn-english-with-aesops-fables-retelling-well-known-stories-114688
      http://www.englishcafe.com/groups/wwydi-what-would-you-do-if-23036
      http://www.englishcafe.com/groups/book-club-kite-runner-21634
      http://www.englishcafe.com/chatcafe/group-forum/recap-spelling-chat-august-28-2010-90472
      *click on “Discussion” to see recap posts from Skype chats & classes
    • 26. Motivate and Energize,
      with Skype !
      Holly’s Skype ID = Smilin7
    • 27. Holly Dilatushholly@dilatush.comSkype = smilin7Twitter: hollydilatushhttp://englishcafe.com/smiling7
    • 28. more about Holly      
      Topics I’m especially interested in, links you may find helpful:
      • Anything related to Adult ESOL / EFL
      • 29. Online Learning
      • 30. Hybrid / Blended Learning
      • 31. Process Drama / Using Drama techniques to enhance ESOL learning
      • 32. [Drama EVO moderator: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EVO_Drama_2011, http://tesoldrama.wordpress.com]
      • 33. EnglishCafe.com [my profile page on EnglishCafe]
      • 34. Skype and web-conferencing tools
      • 35. Twitter [hollydilatush]
      • 36. Diigo[my diigo links collection]
      • 37. Portaportals [one of my portaportal collections]
      • 38. Webheads [Webheads!/]
      • 39. Flickr [my Flickr collection]
      • 40. Andragogy ~ Storytelling ~ Poetry
      • 41. Moodles ~ VoiceThread ~ PhotoPeach
    • Internet / Computer / Skype use
      100
      1
      Where are you on this continuum now?
      On a scale of 1 to 100+ (1 = novice, 100 = pro)
    • 42. Thank you!