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This workshop empowers participants to utilize tagging in professional development and language learning. Participants learn how students can find one another anywhere in the world by agreeing on a ...

This workshop empowers participants to utilize tagging in professional development and language learning. Participants learn how students can find one another anywhere in the world by agreeing on a common tag, like 'writingmatrix'. We explore several tools for retrieving tagged content online and see how this applies to language learning.

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    Tag Games: Using tags in professional and language development Tag Games: Using tags in professional and language development Presentation Transcript

    • Tag Games: Using tags in professional and language development Vance Stevens A presentation adapted for BrazTESOL, Sao Paulo 2010 http://braz2010vance.pbworks.com/TagGames July 21, 2010
    • Originally done February 3, 2010 NileTESOL AUC Skills Conference
      • This presentation was made originally for a lecture and workshop at the NileTESOL AUC Skills Conference from 14:00 to 16:00 GMT Feb 3, 2019
      • The entire presentation has lecture and hands-on components. What you see here is a quick run through the hands-on part.
        • LECTURE Talking about Tags: How they work, why they're useful -- introduces the concept of tags, relating it to what participants already know about tagging (e.g. photos in Facebook). I will show how teachers can exploit tags when having their students create content online; for example, how students can find one another anywhere in the world by agreeing on a common tag, like 'writingmatrix'. I will show how projects (for example, conferences) can accumulate internet content about the project when participants use tags, and how all this can be applied to language learning.
        • HANDS-ON Tag Games: Using tags in professional and language development -- Here participants will go on to some web sites where objects can be tagged and use online tools to find the objects that other participants have tagged.
    • Very important: Your tag
      • In order to aggregate content for your group or event, you must first establish a common tag that everyone will use on objects that can be tagged; e.g.
      • evomlit for the EVO2010 Multiliteracies course
      • writingmatrix for a recent Webheads in Action international writing project
      • brazTESOL10 for the Sao Paulo conference event
      • This presentation shows some of the ways these tags can aggregate content online.
    • Delicious http://delicious.com/tag/braztesol10
    • Flickr and Tag Galaxy
      • Flickr http://flickr.com displays items according to tags that users give their pics and those of others
      • Tag Galaxy http://taggalaxy.com creates a tag planet on which are arrayed tagged Flickr photos
      Teresa Almeida d’Eca speedgeek on Tag Galaxy: http://tinyurl.com/090614tag-galaxy
    • Google Image Search http://images.google.com/
    • Twitter http://twitter.com/#search?q=brazTESOL10
    • Spezify http://spezify.com/#/braztesol10
    • Addictomatic http://addictomatic.com/topic/braztesol10
    • Any others?
      • The following aggregation tools all require some setup; whereas those mentioned here aggregate automatically, without setup:
      • Pageflakes
      • Netvibes
      • Protopage
      • Yahoo Pipes
    • Presentation archives
      • The slides for this presentation will be posted to http://slideshare.net/vances
      • A previous Elluminate recording is here: http://tinyurl.com/100124tag-games
      • The WiAOC SpeedGeek archives are here: http://wiaoc09.pbworks.com/SpeedGeeking
      • And of course, all Web artifacts associated with this presentation are tagged braztesol10 
    • Thank you This has been a Webheads in Action and TESOL EVO Multiliteracies for Social Networking and Collaborative Learning Environments live and recorded SpeedGeeking event, And BrazTESOL 2010 presentation brought to you by Vance Stevens, http://adVancEducation.blogspot.com For more information: http://braz2010vance.pbworks.com/TagGames