Thomas TaskerEnglish Language Fellow Program                 tct118@psu.edu
 tesolukrainesummerinstitute.pbworks.com personal.psu.edu/tct118/presentations
 Chat             Blogs Skype            Email Second Life      Facebook                   Wikis Adobe Connect    ...
 Why  add communication  technologies to your curriculum? Students are already expert users Pushes language learning ou...
 Does  the technology increase  the efficiency of student  learning? What does the technology  allow me to do that I can...
 How can the new technology fit into my curriculum?
 What  is the right tool to use  for the task I want to do? Blogs, Voicethread, & Wikis
 A blog is an online, semi-public journal  that displays the user’s posts, and  allows visitors to post responses Bloggi...
 Blogging = individual reaction to  something + the comments of others Informal writing Autobiography Student response...
 What are the potential problems of asking your students to keep a blog?
   Group conversations are collected and    shared in one place   Multimedia slide show (posted by students    or the te...
   http://voicethread.com/share/2054840/
Wiki = web-based collaborative writing  space Wiki wiki means ‘quick’ in Hawai’ian Allows multiple users to add and edit...
   Class Resource - Students write an online    text of your curriculum, adding links to    expand class knowledge   Gro...
 http://ukraineefl.wikispaces.com/
1.   Go to www.wikispaces.com2.   Click on ‘Wikis for individuals     and groups”3.   Register
   Write a few sentences about yourself or    something you’re interested in.   Add a picture you like from the Internet...
CMC Overview and Creating Wikis
CMC Overview and Creating Wikis
CMC Overview and Creating Wikis
CMC Overview and Creating Wikis
CMC Overview and Creating Wikis
CMC Overview and Creating Wikis
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A very brief overview of a few CMC technologies you can use with your students.

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CMC Overview and Creating Wikis

  1. 1. Thomas TaskerEnglish Language Fellow Program tct118@psu.edu
  2. 2.  tesolukrainesummerinstitute.pbworks.com personal.psu.edu/tct118/presentations
  3. 3.  Chat  Blogs Skype  Email Second Life  Facebook  Wikis Adobe Connect  Podcasts Video  Voice message conferencing boardsSynchronous CMC Asynchronous CMC
  4. 4.  Why add communication technologies to your curriculum? Students are already expert users Pushes language learning outside the classroom Promotes authentic language use
  5. 5.  Does the technology increase the efficiency of student learning? What does the technology allow me to do that I can’t already do using other means? Does the technology decrease my workload?
  6. 6.  How can the new technology fit into my curriculum?
  7. 7.  What is the right tool to use for the task I want to do? Blogs, Voicethread, & Wikis
  8. 8.  A blog is an online, semi-public journal that displays the user’s posts, and allows visitors to post responses Blogging = individual reaction to something + the comments of others Informal, independent writing
  9. 9.  Blogging = individual reaction to something + the comments of others Informal writing Autobiography Student responses to reading, films, class discussions, curriculum topics Add pictures, links Students, teacher subscribe to each others’ blogs
  10. 10.  What are the potential problems of asking your students to keep a blog?
  11. 11.  Group conversations are collected and shared in one place Multimedia slide show (posted by students or the teacher) ◦ Pictures ◦ Documents ◦ Video Students comment on the slide show using ◦ Text ◦ Audio ◦ Video
  12. 12.  http://voicethread.com/share/2054840/
  13. 13. Wiki = web-based collaborative writing space Wiki wiki means ‘quick’ in Hawai’ian Allows multiple users to add and edit content of one shared space Users add new pages to create a network of hyperlinked documents More student control = more success
  14. 14.  Class Resource - Students write an online text of your curriculum, adding links to expand class knowledge Group Projects - Build collaborative pages, start discussions and encourage comments. Student Portfolios - Give students their own page to post content, upload homework, and share their work. (from pbworks.com/content/edu-classroom-teachers)
  15. 15.  http://ukraineefl.wikispaces.com/
  16. 16. 1. Go to www.wikispaces.com2. Click on ‘Wikis for individuals and groups”3. Register
  17. 17.  Write a few sentences about yourself or something you’re interested in. Add a picture you like from the Internet (first download the pic to your desktop) Create links to 3 other pages Add links to your favorite websites Add a video you like from youtube.com Click on ‘Gadgets’ and add something else!
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