The Web 2.0 Honing Social Skills

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A presentation on the use of Web 2.0 with students of English in Rosario, Argentina.

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The Web 2.0 Honing Social Skills

  1. 1. The Web 2.0: Honing Social Skills Rita Zeinstejer CALL Consultant [email_address]
  2. 2. tools <ul><li>texted speech </li></ul><ul><li>audio and video conversation tools </li></ul><ul><li>Online Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><li>class discussion facilitators </li></ul><ul><li>presentation tools </li></ul><ul><li>pronunciation work </li></ul><ul><li>social tools </li></ul><ul><li>teacher role </li></ul>
  3. 3. texted speech: text based speaking practice <ul><li>asynchronous : </li></ul><ul><li>email writing </li></ul><ul><li>blogs </li></ul><ul><li>microblogs: Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>wikis </li></ul><ul><li>discussion forums </li></ul><ul><li>movie makers / comic stripmakers </li></ul><ul><li>synchronous: </li></ul><ul><li>(with live audience ) </li></ul><ul><li>Chat (many versions) </li></ul><ul><li>Messenger: YM, MSN, Skype (+video) </li></ul><ul><li>MOOS (Tapped In) </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>a blog </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>a wiki?? </li></ul>
  5. 5. both allow uploading of files and photos by different users <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>structured </li></ul><ul><li>highly personal </li></ul><ul><li>focus: process </li></ul><ul><li>administered by one individual </li></ul><ul><li>editable by creator </li></ul><ul><li>chronologically organized </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>flexible </li></ul><ul><li>intensively collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>focus: content </li></ul><ul><li>open to anybody </li></ul><ul><li>editable by anyone </li></ul><ul><li>organized in innumerable ways </li></ul>
  6. 6. classblog <ul><li>Sharing Learning at Ning http:// ritamz.ning.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Opened: March 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>CAE students: 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Age: 17-20 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of members today: 93 </li></ul>
  7. 7. objectives <ul><li>familiarize learners with technology </li></ul><ul><li>allow them to practise English in authentic, meaningful situations </li></ul><ul><li>contact English speaking people from other countries </li></ul><ul><li>raise awareness of the importance of going global </li></ul><ul><li>help students hone the four skills </li></ul><ul><li>expand learners' cultural understanding and horizons </li></ul>
  8. 8. main aim <ul><li>successful communication </li></ul><ul><li>most important feature: </li></ul><ul><li>tagging </li></ul>
  9. 9. blog <ul><li>Classblog: http:// ritamz.ning.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Included: </li></ul><ul><li>Project work </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion forums </li></ul><ul><li>Links for extra practice </li></ul><ul><li>Tools and apps </li></ul><ul><li>Individual blogs </li></ul>
  10. 10. microblogging <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/home </li></ul><ul><li>Searching for Twitterers…? </li></ul><ul><li>http://search.twitter.com/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. wiki <ul><li>http://caeb2008.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative project work </li></ul><ul><li>links </li></ul><ul><li>photos </li></ul><ul><li>maps </li></ul><ul><li>audio files </li></ul>
  12. 12. discussion forums <ul><li>Learning Times : http:// learningtimes.net / </li></ul><ul><li>English Club : http:// www.englishclub.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Dave’s EFL Café : http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=63056 </li></ul><ul><li>Onestopenglish : http:// www.onestopenglish.com / </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Movie makers </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx </li></ul><ul><li>ZimmerTwins </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.zimmertwins.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>DigitalFilms </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.digitalfilms.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>JumpCut </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jumpcut.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>examples: </li></ul><ul><li>http://caeb2007.podomatic.com/entry/eg/2007-05-01T07_01_40-07_00 (mine) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dfilm.com/mm2s/mm_route.php?id=3210331 (a std’s) </li></ul><ul><li>http://webheads10years.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/ritaz_comix.jpg </li></ul>
  14. 14. synchronous <ul><li>Chat (many versions) </li></ul><ul><li>Messenger : YM, MSN, Skype (+video) </li></ul><ul><li>MOOS (Tapped In) </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul>
  15. 15. MOOs <ul><li>Multi-User Object Oriented Systems </li></ul><ul><li>socially oriented </li></ul><ul><li>text-based virtual realities </li></ul><ul><li>allow for safe environments </li></ul><ul><li>connect classes everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>a new way of allowing stds to write </li></ul>
  16. 17. Second Life <ul><li>a 3D virtual world </li></ul><ul><li>vast digital continent teemimg with people, entertainment, opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>everything: resident created </li></ul><ul><li>making movies, acting, making transactions, investing money, having fun, opening offices and business </li></ul><ul><li>build your dream park, island, yacht, palace </li></ul>
  17. 19. audio and video conversation tools: with partner at a distance <ul><li>synchronous : Skype, Messenger, ooVoo </li></ul><ul><li>asynchronous : video recording: Skype + Audacity/ Pamela ; mp3 recorder </li></ul><ul><li>podcasts and video blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube : to store video clips </li></ul>
  18. 20. finding class partners <ul><li>http:// www.epals.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.epalscorp.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iecc.org/ </li></ul>
  19. 21. online learning environments: OLE’s <ul><li>Elluminate </li></ul><ul><li>Alado </li></ul><ul><li>WIZIQ </li></ul>
  20. 23. class discussion facilitators interaction at computer <ul><li>Simulations: </li></ul><ul><li>• SimCity - city creation simulation game http://simcity.ea.com/about/simcity4/overview.php </li></ul><ul><li>Where in the World….?: capture Carmen interacting with people! http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/13/Where+in+the+World+is+Carmen+Sandiego.html </li></ul><ul><li>Quandary : an application for creating Web-based Action Mazes http:// www.halfbakedsoftware.com/quandary.php </li></ul>
  21. 24. presentation tools: for f2f audience <ul><li>OpenOffice </li></ul><ul><li>MS PPT (templates) </li></ul>
  22. 25. pronunciation work <ul><li>http://esl.about.com/library/lessons/blstress_extension.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://readthewords.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Text To Speech Technology : generates a clear sounding audio file from almost any written material </li></ul>
  23. 26. Social Tools <ul><li>Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious http:// delicious.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr http:// www.flickr.com / </li></ul>
  24. 27. Teacher role <ul><li>selecting the tool </li></ul><ul><li>guiding use: language, purposes, skills </li></ul><ul><li>integrating into lessons </li></ul>
  25. 28. My 2008 CAE Students Feedback <ul><li>Voicethread: group conversations around images, docs and videos. </li></ul><ul><li>http://voicethread.com/#q.b178197.i0.k0 </li></ul>
  26. 29. <ul><li>when one teaches </li></ul><ul><li>two learn… </li></ul>
  27. 30. summary: <ul><li>http:// usingcomputertoolstohonecommunication.pbwiki.com / </li></ul>

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