T E S O L 2007 Student Publishing Final


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    1. 1. TWO BIRDS, ONE STONE TESOL SPAIN 2007 Friday March 9 th 2007 What's on the menu today? Graham Stanley http://www.britishcouncil.org/spain.htm [email_address] using blogs, wikis and podcasts
    2. 2. Publishing student work online Why..? What..? Where..? How..? Who..? When..?
    3. 3. fun process practice engages learners increased motivation building an e-portfolio connect to the real world opening up the classroom much better quality student work appeals to different learning styles Why publish student work online ?
    4. 4. digital natives, digital immigrants http://marcprensky.com <ul><ul><li>We are in the midst of a 'digital revolution' and our students are 'digital natives' </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They carry mobile phones, mp3 players, use digital cameras, use the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to communicate with friends (IMs, email, photo publishing, etc), play computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>games, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. we need to appeal to our digital native students teachers need to embrace the digital revolution The other digital divide
    6. 6. digital natives, digital immigrants http://marcprensky.com
    7. 7. Blogs Wikis Podcasts Videos Downloading Uploading Remixing Creating Mash-ups Sharing Commenting IM-ing = part of the Web 2.0 revolution
    8. 8. Blogs <ul><ul><li>“ The power of blogs allows for creative, constructive, flexible, student-driven, decentralized, intercultural collaborative learning to flourish 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TESOL Electronic Village Online 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Weblogs in ESL/EFL: </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. A blog is... ‘ a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.’ (OED) What's a blog ?
    10. 10. process writing extensive reading blended learning learner autonomy
    11. 11. <ul><ul><li>The first webpage was a weblog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Originally used as a place to keep track of links (online version of favourites ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People started using them as online journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With the launch of Blogger in 1999, weblogs took off </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs are now the most popular webpage on the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional media ‘discovered’ blogging during the Iraq war </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weblogs now part of journalism courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio blogging and video blogging is taking off </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting developed out of audio blogging </li></ul></ul>Background to Bloggging
    12. 12. <ul><ul><li>Personal online spaces (not forums ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintained by one or several people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many people can participate in the blog or through writing comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often conversational, but may be formal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily updated </li></ul></ul>Characteristics of a Blog
    13. 13. <ul><ul><ul><li>Online learning journal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community building between groups/countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personalised learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment tool </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aid to autonomous learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication with parents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-portfolio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Useful for classes that meet only 1x week </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can be project based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web resources filter </li></ul></ul></ul>Uses of a 'student' blog
    14. 14. <ul><ul><li>Three types of EFL student blog: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tutor blog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Class blog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learner blog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aaron Patric Campbell (2003) ‘Weblogs for use with ESL classes’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Campbell-Weblogs.html </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Tutor Blog http://fwe2.motime.com/ <ul><ul><li>Online portal for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>posting syllabus, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>course information, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>homework, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>links of interests, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discussion questions, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>student work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher controls it, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can respond </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>by writing comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to set up and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>manage (1 blog only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little direct student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>involvement </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Class Blog http://fwe2.motime.com/ <ul><ul><li>Shared space between students and teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students and teacher have equal posting rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students and Teachers can comment on posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learners have greater sense of freedom and involvement </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Learner Blog http://fon0207.blogspot.com/ <ul><ul><li>Individual space for students / groups of students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showcase for student writing (e-portfolio) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher and students post comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most rewarding for students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most time-consuming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for teacher </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Getting Started <ul><ul><li>http://www.blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wordpress.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.eslblogs.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A blog can be set up and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>your students can be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>publishing within 15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>However, you might want </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to set up blogs for your </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>students beforehand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why ? ---> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usernames/passwords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More control (Young Learners) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to create a community --> </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Creating a Blog VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) <ul><li>Class or Tutor </li></ul><ul><li>blog & Learner blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Linked to each other </li></ul><ul><li>Improved sense of </li></ul><ul><li>community </li></ul><ul><li>Peer reading and </li></ul><ul><li>writing </li></ul>Example: http://www.eastasiacenter.net/
    20. 20. Managing multiple blogs <ul><li>Aggregator / News Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Publish site feeds: </li></ul><ul><li>RSS: Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important? </li></ul><ul><li>Check one place and not thirty </li></ul>Bloglines: http://www.bloglines.com Netvibes: http://www.netvibes.com
    21. 21. Starting is easy. Keeping it going is the thing… <ul><li>Integrate blog into class - </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss topics, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Reward students for blogging </li></ul><ul><li>- recognition, assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>Classes can communicate, </li></ul><ul><li>share ideas, experiences, </li></ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative projects with </li></ul><ul><li>learners, classes in other </li></ul><ul><li>cities, countires, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery guests: Uncle John, </li></ul><ul><li>other teachers, etc. </li></ul>Example: http://beeonline.blogspot.com/
    22. 22. Photo Blogging Buzznet : www.buzznet.com Flickr : www.flickr.com
    23. 23. What do the students think? Jonathan Sandra
    24. 24. Wikis Wikis are “a good way of motivating people to produce writing that they will have some pride in, if they know other people are going To read it, rather than just me.” Dr.Nicola Pratt, University of East Anglia
    25. 25. What is a Wiki? The word ‘wiki’ comes from the Hawaiian wiki-wiki , meaning ‘quick’ It is an easy, collaborative authoring / web-publishing tool where content takes precedence over design. “ The more autonomy teachers give to students in terms of negotiating the scope and quality of the content they are creating, the better.” www.wikipedia.org Some example wikis: www.wikipedia.org http://wikibooks.org http://wikicities.com wikiville http://minisagas.pbwiki.com http://customerrelations.pbwiki.com
    26. 26. Who hasn’t heard of Wikipedia? “ Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That’s what we are doing.” Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia www.wikipedia.org
    27. 27. The Power of the Wiki “ Giving students editorial control can imbue in them a sense of responsibility and ownership for the site” Will Richardson, ‘Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Pther Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms’ (Corwin Press, 2006) “ The more autonomy teachers give to students in terms of negotiating the scope and quality of the content they are creating, the better.” www.wikipedia.org
    28. 28. How to get started - Wikis 1) Contribute to an existing project Wikiville 2) Start your own wiki Free wiki software: www.pbwiki.com www.wikispaces.com
    29. 29. Podcasts “ Narrowcasting (the practice of delivering content to a select group) distinguishes podcasting from traditional forms of broadcast communication, such as radio…podcasts narrowly cast content to people who have made the decision to listen.” Tee Morris, Evo Terra, Podcasting for Dummies, (Wiley 2006)
    30. 30. What is a podcast? word origin = ipod + broadcast “ Podcasting is basically the creation and distribution of amateur radio...” Will Richardson 'Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts' http://www.flickr.com/photos/everythingdigital/8453832/
    31. 31. “ Podcasting combines the instant information exchange of blogging with audio files that can be played on a computer or mp3 player” Ree Norris & Evo Terra – Podcasting for Dummies high speed Internet + mp3 players + Web 2.0 participation culture
    32. 32. iPod + broadcasting Mainly audio (usually mp3 files) on the Internet, designed to be downloaded. Can be listened to on mp3 player ( Internet audio to go ) or on a computer Can be listened to as many times as you wish ( audio on demand ) Home-made “ radio shows ” Existing radio stations now provide content (BBC, etc.) Can also be video ( vlogging ) / enhanced audio (screencasts) Related to audio blogs, etc… What is podcasting?
    33. 33. http://www.flickr.com/photos/penmachine/160686228/ Where to start : decide on a project / theme - student “r adio show” - pronunciation - report - digital portfolio - international exchange
    34. 34. Planning: Think about your audience the learners another class in the same school parents international exchange the world? http://www.flickr.com/photos/deano/89253703/
    35. 35. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/23257847/ Push button Podcasting Odeo http://odeo.com/ Podomatic http://www.podomatic.com/ Evoca http://www.evoca.com/
    36. 36. http://studio.odeo.com/create http://odeo.com/ Embed audio on your blog with the Odeo flash player Recording limit = 1hr 50mb limit per upload audio intro attached to downloaded files
    37. 37. Podomatic free account
    38. 38. Posting a new episode is easy
    39. 39. Record episode directly record on mp3 player and 'Import'
    40. 40. Why do it the hard way ? - more control - flexibility - offical school podcast - want to learn more - because you can - ? ? ?
    41. 41. How to podcast the hard way 1 - Record the audio 2 - Edit the audio http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ * * Don't forget to download the Lame mp3 encoder Recommended mp3 compression : 64Kbps / 22.050 kHz / Stereo
    42. 42. 3 – Edit the ID3 tags How to podcast the hard way
    43. 43. 4 – Upload the audio 5 – Link to your blog / website 6 – Add RSS 2.0 feed How to podcast the hard way Free storage & bandwidth: http://www.ourmedia.org/ (get some server space) RSS 2.0 the easy way : http://www.feedburner.com iTunes compatible
    44. 44. Recording students in the classroom Choose your mp3 recorder wisely Planning & Preparation is the key Allow enough time Practice makes perfect
    45. 45. Show students there is an audience http://clustrmaps.com/ Promote your project ( posters, CoPs, etc. )
    46. 46. Podcasting & iTunes <ul><li>Submit show </li></ul><ul><li>Artwork </li></ul><ul><li>( RGB / jpg / 300x300 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Itunes RSS feed </li></ul>
    47. 47. EXAMPLE PODCAST 1 by & for undergraduate students of Tourism promoted in iTunes & potentially large audience 3 minute oral reports assessed http://themetourism.blogspot.com
    48. 48. EXAMPLE PODCAST 2 record of a class 10-12 year olds used mp3 recorder with activities that lent themselves to be recorded
    49. 49. Find Out More ELT Podcasting group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/podcasting_elt/ ELT Podcasting wiki http://pod-efl.wikispaces.com/
    50. 50. <ul><ul><li>How to Find out More </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1) JOIN AN ONLINE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE (CoP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TESOL Electronic Village Online (EVO) : http://evo07sessions.pbwiki.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Blogging for Beginners:(185) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bloggingforbeginners/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Open Webpublishing: (74) http://openwebpublishing.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Podcasting:(293) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/podcasting_elt/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Webheads in Action: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/evonline2002_webheads/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2) TAKE A (FREE) ONLINE COURSE / WORKSHOP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TESOL EVO : January-March (6 weeks) </li></ul></ul>c.g. background imagescourtesy of Flikr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/flikr/99231324/
    51. 51. <ul><ul><li>How to Find out More </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3) Online Resources: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Blogging for Beginners wiki: http://bloggingforbeginners.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Open Webpublishing wiki http://openwebpublishing.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Podcasting workshop: http://podcastingworkshop.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Podcasting wiki: http://pod-efl.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Dekita: http://www.dekita.org/ </li></ul></ul>c.g. background imagescourtesy of Flikr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/flikr/99231324/
    52. 52. Thankyou for listening Graham Stanley http://www.britishcouncil.org/spain.htm graham.stanley@ britishcouncil .es Blog: http:// blog - efl . blogspot .com Skype: eflbridges Yahoo IM: bcgstanley Second Life: Baldric Commons