Online collaborative writing. Using blogs and wikis in the EFL class

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Using blogs and wikis in the class. Suggested platforms and some ideas for activities.

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Online collaborative writing. Using blogs and wikis in the EFL class

  1. 1. Learning Technologies for the Classroom Routes to excellence
  2. 2. Learning Technologies for the Classroom Using Blogs. Exploring the blogosphere. Using wikis. Writing for Wikipedia. and setting up your own wiki. Using blogs and wikis in the class. http://courses.britishcouncil.org/teachertraining/
  3. 3. How do you use blogs in class? Learning Technologies for the Classroom http://2digit2quit.blogspot.com.ar/
  4. 4. Exploring the blogosphere Explore Label Share-Wiki Learning Technologies for the Classroom G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G1-G2 FF G3-G4FF http://roadshow-learningtechnologies.wikispaces.com/Useful+Links https://bubbl.us/
  5. 5. Exploring the blogosphere Learning Technologies for the Classroom http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com.ar/ http://mrcsclassblog.blogspot.com.ar/ http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ http://www.emoderationskills.com/
  6. 6. Setting up a blog SHARE Url. Upload photo of group. Learning Technologies for the Classroom G2 G1 http://www.blogger.com/home http://edublogs.org/ G5 G3 http://wordpress.com/ http://www.21classes. com/ G4 http://www.tumblr.com/
  7. 7. My Blogs Learning Technologies for the Classroom
  8. 8. Using wikis. Writing for Wikipedia Learning Technologies for the Classroom
  9. 9. WIKI features Learning Technologies for the Classroom • Wikis allow documents to be written collaboratively • Usually readers of the site can edit the content making changes to what has previously been written by other readers. • You can see a history of changes made to the content and revert back to earlier versions if this is needed, for example, to remove mistakes. • Through settings you can allow any reader to edit content or only registered users. You can even hide the site so that it can only be seen by them as well.
  10. 10. Learning Technologies for the Classroom http://meblog.pbworks.com/w/page/11074186/Similarities%20and %20Differences
  11. 11. Using wikis. Writing for Wikipedia-example Learning Technologies for the Classroom •Create account •Choose topic •Brainstorm-draftproduce-Post •Edit- Use Talk feature to discuss changes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Plata
  12. 12. Using wikis-What for? Learning Technologies for the Classroom TOPICS •A review of book, film, music video/concert. •Cross-curricular content. •An interview- a podcast. •A story •A ppt presentation. http://s6summerschool.wikispaces.com/
  13. 13. Peer reviewing resource. Hands on Add to a collaborative story Learning Technologies for the Classroom Read the first paragraph of a story. 2) Think of possibilities for what may lie beyond the closed door, and write them. 3) Share screen with another group group 1-2; 3-4; 5-6 4) Read, expand, edit and move to another group. http://roadshow-learningtechnologies.wikispaces.com/
  14. 14. QUIZ Learning Technologies for the Classroom True or False 1 Wikis are usually written by one person. 2 Wikis are always web based. 3 All readers of the site can edit the content, making changes to what has previously been written by other readers. 4 You can see a ‘history’ of changes made to the content and revert back to earlier versions. 5 t is not possible to protect a wiki from editing by people who are not invited. 1 Which tool is best for peer assessed work: blogs or wikis? 2 If a student can’t change content in a wiki; what might be the problem? 3 What are the main differences between a blog and a wiki?
  15. 15. Learning Technologies for the Classroom http://meblog.pbworks.com/w/page/11074186/Similarities%20and%20Differences
  16. 16. Further reading Learning Technologies for the Classroom http://nikpeachey.blogspot.de/2008/05/using-wikis-for-teacherdevelopment.html http://stolenprinciple.pbworks.com/w/page/18419565/FrontPage
  17. 17. Learning Technologies for the Classroom THANK YOU! Alicia Artusi aliciartusi@gmail.com http://www.scoop.it/t/tools-for-creating-materials

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