Yahoo Messenger Tutorial_Mar2010

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Yahoo Messenger Tutorial_Mar2010

  1. 1. Yahoo Messenger Tutorial<br />Teresa Almeida d'Eça<br />March 2010<br />
  2. 2. GETTING A YAHOO ID<br />go to http://login.yahoo.com/<br />click on ‘Sign up’ (bottom right)<br />complete theformand click the ‘Create My Account’ button<br />(I believe you will get a confirmation message Yahoo Mail to be able to ‘activate’ your account)<br />have free access to all Yahoo personalized services, such as Yahoo Messenger<br />
  3. 3. YAHOO MESSENGER<br />a text and voice chat environment<br />go tohttp://messenger.yahoo.com/<br />click the ‘Download Now' button to download the software<br />follow the step-by-step installation<br />start chatting with friends immediately!<br />
  4. 4. LOGIN<br />click on the icon in the status bar or desktop<br />window you see when connecting to YM<br />
  5. 5. this window opens (first time, without list of friends)<br />add friends (click the Contacts menu or the icon)<br />you are ready to start chatting with whoever is online<br />
  6. 6. YAHOO MESSENGER FEATURES<br />send an instant message = start a one-on-one chat (Actions menu)<br />invite to conference = start a group chat (Actions menu)<br />let your friends see you: 'Start my webcam'<br /> <br />see your friends: 'View my webcam'<br />create a friends' list (individually or in a group)<br />
  7. 7. YMESSENGER'S ‘ACTIONS’ MENU<br />
  8. 8. INITIATING TEXT CHAT<br />doubleclick on a name<br />a new window opens<br />start writing your<br />message<br />
  9. 9. this window opens<br />write your message<br />here<br />click ‘Send’ or Enter<br />wait for an answer<br />
  10. 10. INITIATING VOICE CHAT<br />click on the<br />‘Voice Call’ button<br />you need a mic<br />to speak<br />
  11. 11. YMESSENGER'S POTENTIAL FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING<br />the '4 in 1 tool': practice of the four basic skills <br />through<br />the '3 in 1' mode<br /> reading<br />text<br /> writing<br /> listening<br />audio<br /> speaking<br />video to enhance and add excitement to the chat<br />
  12. 12. CHAT AND THE EFL (ESL) CLASSROOM: ADVANTAGES<br />added motivation and excitement to learning<br />learning by interacting with real people<br /> <br />collaborative and cooperative learning<br /> <br />interactions at 4 different levels: <br /> st-st / t-st / expert-st / st-materials<br />
  13. 13. MORE ADVANTAGES<br />practice communicative skills<br />carrying on a conversation, interviewing, negotiating meaning<br />practice social skills<br />greeting, introducing yourself, leave taking, turn taking<br />gain transferable skills relevant to the world of work<br />group work, (inter)personal skills, organizational skills<br />gain technological competencies = computer & digital literacy<br />diversified and comprehensive learning<br />
  14. 14. CHAT AND THE EFL (ESL) CLASSROOM: DISADVANTAGES<br />oversimplified language<br />ur - l8r - cuz - jk - oic - brb - csl<br /> <br />need for time management (if different time zones are involved)<br />technical problems<br />connection speeds (no problems with text only)<br />audio and video together can crash the connection<br />
  15. 15. INSTANT MESSAGING LANGUAGE<br />"My smmr hols wr CWOT. B4, we usd 2go2 NY 2C <br />my bro, his GF & thr 3 :-o kds FTF. ILNY, it's a gr8 <br />plc."<br />(composition handed in by a 13-year-old<br />Scottish school girl)<br />Correio da Educação. 10 Mar. 2003.<br />
  16. 16. DECODED TEXT (!)<br />"My summer holidays were a complete waste of <br />time. Before, we used to go to New York to see <br />my brother, his girlfriend and their three <br />screaming kids face to face. I love New York, it's <br />a great place."<br />
  17. 17. WHY USE CHAT IN THE EFL (ESL) CLASSROOM?<br /> <br />innovative and exciting setting: cyberspace!<br /> <br />strong emphasis on 'communication' and authentic language<br /> <br />exchanges about the 'real' world, with 'real' people, in 'real' time<br /> <br />intensive practice in 2 or 4 basic skills<br />
  18. 18. PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR USING CHAT IN CLASS<br />take care in choice of platform<br />start small<br /> <br />set a task for each session<br /> <br />monitor student work both on- and offline (through chatlogs)<br />
  19. 19. CONCLUSION<br />chat = synchronous, live, real-time communication<br />adds fascination, excitement and enrichment to L2 learning<br />allows intense and real(-time) practice of language<br />has tremendous potential for professional development<br />contributes to onlinecommunity building<br />generates fun, healthy socializing, mutual support, strong bonds and true friendship<br />diversifies and broadens scope of learning<br />

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