Practically Speaking Bc Milan Nov07

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  • Practically Speaking Bc Milan Nov07

    1. 1. Practically Speaking:  A “how–to” approach and practical examples on blogging in the EFL classroom
    2. 2. <ul><li>    I.  Why Blog? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   II.  Get yourself a blog </li></ul><ul><li>            See Blogger tutorial Video </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   III. Now use it </li></ul><ul><li>    IV. Give Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>    V.  Now, it's your turn! </li></ul>Agenda
    3. 3. Why Blog?
    4. 4. <ul><li>Describing famous </li></ul><ul><li>people and have the </li></ul><ul><li>rest of the class </li></ul><ul><li>guessing who it is. </li></ul>Examples of Blogging Activities
    5. 5. Examples of Blogging Activities <ul><li>Giving written </li></ul><ul><li>eye-witness </li></ul><ul><li>statements about a </li></ul><ul><li>short clip showed </li></ul><ul><li>In class </li></ul>
    6. 6. Examples of Blogging Activities <ul><li>Having mystery </li></ul><ul><li>blogger-guests </li></ul><ul><li>interacting </li></ul><ul><li>with the class </li></ul>Activity by Carla Arena
    7. 7. Examples of Blogging Activities <ul><li>Developing an </li></ul><ul><li>imaginary </li></ul><ul><li>character and </li></ul><ul><li>keeping an </li></ul><ul><li>e-journal about </li></ul><ul><li>their imaginary </li></ul><ul><li>personality </li></ul>Activity by Mr. Fisher
    8. 8. Examples of Blogging Activities <ul><li>Writing recipes </li></ul>
    9. 9. Examples of Blogging Activities <ul><li>Using the blog as an eportfolio </li></ul>
    10. 10. The Key for success…
    11. 11. More ideas for blogging <ul><li>Keeping a journal; </li></ul><ul><li>Summarizing chapters of books; </li></ul><ul><li>Writing movie critiques; </li></ul><ul><li>Writing raps and poems; </li></ul><ul><li>Writing questions to a given answer; </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a blog about a country, cultural aspect or a particular time period; </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a blog around a world topic, e.g: global warming, etc; </li></ul>
    12. 12. More ideas for blogging <ul><li>Creating a blog focusing on holidays around the world; </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a “reaction blog” – the students’ reaction to a current episode of a TV series that the class is following; </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating with other schools and students around the world – “blog friends” (as in pen friends, when the web 2.0 wasn’t around yet) </li></ul>
    13. 13. Thank you! <ul><li>Cristina Costa </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.knowmansland.com/learningpath </li></ul><ul><li>Site: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.knowmansland.com </li></ul><ul><li>Ramona Dietrich </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>http ://theconnectedclassroom.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Site: </li></ul><ul><li>http ://afterclass.tripod.com </li></ul>

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