Enhancing Lessons The Web 2.0 Way For Tesol 09


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Electronic Village Online CALL Interest Section of TESOL Session
Jan 12 - Feb 22

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Enhancing Lessons The Web 2.0 Way For Tesol 09

  1. 1. <ul><li>Electronic Village Online CALL Interest Section of TESOL </li></ul><ul><li>Jan 12 - Feb 22 </li></ul>Enhancing Lessons the Web 2.0 Way
  2. 2. <ul><li>Enhancing </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>the Web 2.0 Way </li></ul><ul><li>Rita Zeinstejer </li></ul><ul><li>Rosario, Argentina </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Enhancing Lessons Team </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Squires </li></ul><ul><li>Rita Zeinstejer </li></ul><ul><li>Nina Liakos </li></ul><ul><li>Analia Dobboletta </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Di Monaco </li></ul><ul><li>Alicia Zuliani </li></ul><ul><li>Maru Del Campo </li></ul>
  4. 4. goals <ul><li>explore the use of freely available interactive web tools </li></ul><ul><li>integrate them into our lessons </li></ul>
  5. 5. objectives <ul><li>assess the applicability of certain tools to a variety of teaching and learning contexts </li></ul><ul><li>create instructional items using: Blogger, Voicethread, Chinswing, Slideshare, Bubbleshare, Devolver, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>present lesson plans with clearly defined learning outcomes using these tools </li></ul><ul><li>continue to explore and learn.  </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Week 1: Building a Community Week 2: Blogs: Home Base for Web 2.0 Lessons Week 3: Integrating Online Speaking and Listening Week 4: Planning to Share Slides Week 5: Branching Out: A Selection of Tools Week 6: Ending and Beginning </li></ul>
  7. 7. channels for communication <ul><li>asyncronous </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Groups </li></ul><ul><li>blogging: learning about each other's teaching context : Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes : everything in one place: blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Tapped In: discussions </li></ul><ul><li>synchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Tapped In : helpdesk support </li></ul><ul><li>Skype, YM </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate </li></ul>
  8. 8. Week 1: Building a Community <ul><li>the wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Group ( Tutorial ) </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing Lessons blog </li></ul><ul><li>Readings: Lesson Planning Overview , Web 2.0 and Language Learning and Lesson Planning Continuum </li></ul><ul><li>' Netiquette ‘ </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate and Tapped In </li></ul><ul><li>Google Account </li></ul>
  9. 9. Week 2: Blogs: Home Base for Web 2.0 Lessons <ul><li>readings: 'What to Consider When Writing a Lesson Plan' and '10 Steps to Developing a Quality Lesson Plan' : discussion </li></ul><ul><li>lesson planning: view sample, develop one, post it to individual blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger set up a blog </li></ul>
  10. 10. participants feedback: quotes <ul><li>using web tools: highly motivating and fun for students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>lowers affective barriers, encourages introverted students </li></ul><ul><li>technology should be at the service of learning > planning should be essential </li></ul><ul><li>need to guide students to set achievable goals </li></ul>
  11. 11. Week 3: Integrating Online Speaking and Listening <ul><li>short weekly reading ' Digital Literacy: Backward Design Process ' in the YG </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread and Chinswing </li></ul><ul><li>* tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>* applicability </li></ul><ul><li>* lesson plans </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Voicethread </li></ul><ul><li>focus: on a central image around which students post responses </li></ul><ul><li>http://voicethread.com/#u23087.b278258.i1528274 </li></ul><ul><li>Chinswing, now Voxopop </li></ul><ul><li>focus: on &quot;sound&quot; of the message rather than on image. </li></ul><ul><li>good for discussions, storytelling </li></ul>
  13. 13. Voicethread and Chinswing: comments <ul><li>enjoying a class per se: enough justification for using a tool? </li></ul><ul><li>tools add some fun and flavour to our classes by providing a different, more meaningful inspiration/motivation to &quot;speak“ </li></ul><ul><li>have stds participate in authentic threads </li></ul><ul><li>exposure to different accents. </li></ul><ul><li>audience, necessary? > depends on learning objectives </li></ul>
  14. 14. StudyStack : digital flashcards ( participant driven investigation) <ul><li>versatile multi-dimensional set of activities students can tailor to suit their needs </li></ul><ul><li>teachers can develop specific content </li></ul><ul><li>students can build their own stacks </li></ul><ul><li>users can track their progress </li></ul><ul><li>example for prepositions in/ at/on </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.studystack.com/menu-69798 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Week 4: Planning to Share Slides <ul><li>Slideshare tutorial    </li></ul><ul><li>Bubbleshare tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Animoto </li></ul><ul><li>* tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>* sample lessons </li></ul><ul><li>* slide sharing presentations </li></ul><ul><li>* embedding videos </li></ul><ul><li>* lesson plans </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>ideal for sharing info </li></ul><ul><li>includes audio & video </li></ul><ul><li>useful for: </li></ul><ul><li>professional presentations </li></ul><ul><li>uploading them to blogs </li></ul><ul><li>help stds create their own </li></ul><ul><li>my presentation </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/RitaZ/the-web-20-honing-social-skills-presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Bubbleshare </li></ul><ul><li>ideal for sharing photos </li></ul><ul><li>quick & easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>useful for: </li></ul><ul><li>different kinds of lang work </li></ul><ul><li>showcasing stds work </li></ul><ul><li>Julia’s </li></ul><ul><li>http://langteachandlearn.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Animoto </li></ul><ul><li>http://ritamz.ning.com/video/1985596:Video:752 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Week 5: Branching Out: A Selection of Tools <ul><li>Dvolver tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Zimmer Twins , MakeBeliefsComix , Photo Story , Bubblr, DigitalFilms </li></ul><ul><li>View relevant tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>* rationale for selection: post </li></ul><ul><li>* develop lesson plan </li></ul><ul><li>* post it to blog </li></ul>
  18. 18. MakeBeliefsComix <ul><li>Leigh Thelmadatter, Mexico. http://metamexico.ning.com/profiles/blogs/revenge-of-the-20th-century </li></ul><ul><li>Julia Paramonov, University of Akron, USA “ comic strips can help students understand cultural differences.” http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_M-COCJrV7U8/SZTymPBS5tI/AAAAAAAAACA/G_QYYO2nfvI/s1600-h/polite.gif </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>DVOLVER </li></ul><ul><li>Anisoara, from Romania </li></ul><ul><li>http:// englishthroughadvertising.blogspot.com / </li></ul><ul><li>ZIMMER TWINS </li></ul><ul><li>Vicky, from Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.zimmertwins.ca/node/401843 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Week 6: Ending and Beginning <ul><li>Provide evidence of web 2.0 lesson planning know-how </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection on session </li></ul><ul><li>Consider joining the Webheads in Action or Learning with Computers Yahoo! Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Consider volunteering to investigate a new web tool as part of the ongoing Enhancing Lessons community of practice. </li></ul>
  21. 21. After-thoughts and Reflections: what may be improved? <ul><li>pace and rhythm </li></ul><ul><li>communication between mods </li></ul><ul><li>live sessions topics: </li></ul><ul><li>*sharing preparations/ ideas </li></ul><ul><li>*involving participants </li></ul><ul><li>*guest speakers </li></ul>
  22. 22. join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/enhancinglessons/ <ul><li>Rita Zeinstejer </li></ul><ul><li>EFL Lab & Multimedia Director, ARCI, Rosario, Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Examiner, University of Cambridge, London, England </li></ul><ul><li>CALL SIG Coordinator & Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.zeinstejer.com </li></ul>