Talking       CulturesSanja BožinovićOŠ Nikole Hribara,Velika Goricasanja.bozinovic@skole.hr
Talking Cultures:• organised by British council• students collaborate on a wiki• celebrates cultural differences• an oppor...
School Year 2010/2011• Talking Cultures: Armenia and Croatia• http://talkingculturesd.wikispaces.com
School Year 2011/2012• Armenia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Israel, Kazakhstan,  Macedonia, Russia, Ukraine• our cluster 7 wiki:•...
Collaborating on a wikiWiki = Quick in Hawaiian http://pbworks.com/http://www.wikispaces.com/
Wiki: why and how?http://weplayandlearnenglish.pbworks.com
The benefits for students• access to lessons• protected environment• autonomous in work• sharing
The benefits for students:                  collaboration                   skills for  communication                   cr...
The benefits for the teacher: •   easy to set up •   easy to monitor •   free •   easy to start or join a project
Setting up a wiki for students• settings• content• design
Celebrating cultural differences• Our tasks on the wiki:
Task 1: Introducing a friend             • learning doesn’t               end with the end of               the lesson    ...
Task 1: Introducing a friend             • Voki avatars               (http://www.voki.com/)              recording voice ...
Task 2: Our town and country • sharing   research results • collaborative   writing
Our country –              using web 2.0 tools• Google maps• Glogsterhttp://edu.glogster.com/
Task 3: Food• expressing opinionhttp://answergarden.ch/• fun - wordle
Task 3: Food• Writing our  recipes:-vocabulary building-responsible use of  the internet
Task 4: Famous people• presenting our  country• critical thinking• fodeyhttp://www.fodey.com/
Task 5: Festivals• turning a real life  event into a lesson• comparing different  cultures• glogster
Task 6: Music• revising vocabulary• favourite songs  and musicians• http://audioboo.fm/• http://wallwisher.com/
Task 7: Holidays• presenting places in Croatia
Task 8: Sports         • writing         • photos         • http://animoto.com/• http://animoto.com/play/dvACTu7T11QuJGvaU...
Task 9: Farewell• students take initiative• collaborative learning with the  teacher facilitator
More web 2.0 toolsVoicethreadhttp://voicethread.com/share   /1727091/-comments in voice and  writingWallwisherhttp://www.w...
More web 2.0 tools• Bighugelabshttp://bighugelabs.com/• Photopeachhttp://photopeach.com/  album/ihrj6d
The challenges• availability of computer room• getting other teachers from  school to take part
The Impact on Students • more confident in the use of   language • more confident in the use of   technology • think criti...
sanja.bozinovic@skole.hrhttp://allworkandnoplay.pbworks.com
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  1. 1. Talking CulturesSanja BožinovićOŠ Nikole Hribara,Velika Goricasanja.bozinovic@skole.hr
  2. 2. Talking Cultures:• organised by British council• students collaborate on a wiki• celebrates cultural differences• an opportunity to compare British culture with our own• sharing our culture with students from other countries
  3. 3. School Year 2010/2011• Talking Cultures: Armenia and Croatia• http://talkingculturesd.wikispaces.com
  4. 4. School Year 2011/2012• Armenia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Russia, Ukraine• our cluster 7 wiki:• http://007talkingcultures-2011.wikispaces.com/
  5. 5. Collaborating on a wikiWiki = Quick in Hawaiian http://pbworks.com/http://www.wikispaces.com/
  6. 6. Wiki: why and how?http://weplayandlearnenglish.pbworks.com
  7. 7. The benefits for students• access to lessons• protected environment• autonomous in work• sharing
  8. 8. The benefits for students: collaboration skills for communication creativity 21st century critical thinking
  9. 9. The benefits for the teacher: • easy to set up • easy to monitor • free • easy to start or join a project
  10. 10. Setting up a wiki for students• settings• content• design
  11. 11. Celebrating cultural differences• Our tasks on the wiki:
  12. 12. Task 1: Introducing a friend • learning doesn’t end with the end of the lesson • collaborative writing • peer correction • work stays on display forever
  13. 13. Task 1: Introducing a friend • Voki avatars (http://www.voki.com/) recording voice and listening to others • learning while using the tool • learning about the internet
  14. 14. Task 2: Our town and country • sharing research results • collaborative writing
  15. 15. Our country – using web 2.0 tools• Google maps• Glogsterhttp://edu.glogster.com/
  16. 16. Task 3: Food• expressing opinionhttp://answergarden.ch/• fun - wordle
  17. 17. Task 3: Food• Writing our recipes:-vocabulary building-responsible use of the internet
  18. 18. Task 4: Famous people• presenting our country• critical thinking• fodeyhttp://www.fodey.com/
  19. 19. Task 5: Festivals• turning a real life event into a lesson• comparing different cultures• glogster
  20. 20. Task 6: Music• revising vocabulary• favourite songs and musicians• http://audioboo.fm/• http://wallwisher.com/
  21. 21. Task 7: Holidays• presenting places in Croatia
  22. 22. Task 8: Sports • writing • photos • http://animoto.com/• http://animoto.com/play/dvACTu7T11QuJGvaU9o9XQ?utm _source=pbworks.com&utm_medium=player&utm_ campaign=player
  23. 23. Task 9: Farewell• students take initiative• collaborative learning with the teacher facilitator
  24. 24. More web 2.0 toolsVoicethreadhttp://voicethread.com/share /1727091/-comments in voice and writingWallwisherhttp://www.wallwisher.com/- Sticky notes plus attachments
  25. 25. More web 2.0 tools• Bighugelabshttp://bighugelabs.com/• Photopeachhttp://photopeach.com/ album/ihrj6d
  26. 26. The challenges• availability of computer room• getting other teachers from school to take part
  27. 27. The Impact on Students • more confident in the use of language • more confident in the use of technology • think critically about topics and problems • collaborate 
  28. 28. sanja.bozinovic@skole.hrhttp://allworkandnoplay.pbworks.com

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