Talking Cultures.ppt za HUPE Zagreb

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A presentation prepared for HUPE Zagreb branch meeting of teachers of English as a foreign language, on 9 March 2012.
The presentation is about the use of the wiki with students who participate in "Talking Cultures" project by British Council.

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Talking Cultures.ppt za HUPE Zagreb

  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• autonomous in work• collaborate• share• authentic communication• protected environment
  8. 8. The benefits for the teacher• easy to set up• easy to monitor• free• easy to start or join a project
  9. 9. Setting up a wiki for students• settings• content• design
  10. 10. Celebrating cultural differences• Our tasks on the wiki:
  11. 11. Task 1: Introducing a friend • learning doesn’t end with the end of the lesson • collaborative writing • peer correction • work stays on display forever
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Task 2: Our town and country • sharing research results • collaborative writing
  14. 14. Our country – using web 2.0 tools• Google maps• Glogsterhttp://edu.glogster.com/
  15. 15. Task 3: Food• expressing opinionhttp://answergarden.ch/• fun - wordle
  16. 16. Task 3: Food• Writing our recipes:-vocabulary building-responsible use of the internet
  17. 17. Task 4: Famous people• presenting our country• critical thinking• fodeyhttp://www.fodey.com/
  18. 18. Task 5: Festivals• turning a real life event into a lesson• comparing different cultures• glogster
  19. 19. More web 2.0 toolsVoicethreadhttp://voicethread.com/share /1727091/-comments in voice and writingWallwisherhttp://www.wallwisher.com/- Sticky notes plus attachments
  20. 20. More web 2.0 tools• Bighugelabshttp://bighugelabs.com/• Photopeachhttp://photopeach.com/ album/ihrj6d
  21. 21. The challenges• availability of computer room• getting other teachers from school to take part
  22. 22. 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 
  23. 23. @bsanjasanja.bozinovic@skole.hr

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