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Collaborative Web 2.0 Resources for the Classroom by Linda A. Pelc, PhD & Cynthia S. Wiseman, EdD

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  1. 1. Cynthia S. Wiseman, EdD Asst. Prof., BMCC, CUNY Linda A. Pelc, PhD Associate Professor, New School
  2. 2. Features of Web 2.0 •Speed • Web-based software and applications • Platform-based services • User generated content • Rich media content • Complex social interactions
  3. 3. How is Web 2.0 valuable in the classroom? •Collaboration •Socialization •Authenticity •Creativity •Sharing
  4. 4. Barcodes  Qrafter Vocabulary Building  REEPWorld Speaking & Listening  USA Learns Pronunciation  Forvo Reading  Wordle  Wordsift Writing Tools  Penzu  Listen & Write Presentation Tools  Prezi  Open Office: PPT Collaboration  Wallwisher  Wikispaces
  5. 5.       A matrix code, 2D barcode or simply a 2D code Two-dimensional way to represent information. Ability to represent more data per unit area. "Quick Response”: QR Code promoted by Google. Organization of large amounts of data Embed a hyperlink to a web page so a capable cellphone might be used to read the pattern and browse the linked website
  6. 6. What is a QR Code? • QR Codes, also known as "Quick Response" codes, are an advanced form of a barcode that can store over 1800 characters of text information. With the advent of smartphones and QR code reader mobile applications, QR codes have grown in popularity for their convenience in transferring information to a cell phone. What kind of information can a QR code store? • A website URL • Contact Information: A phone number, address -- A geographic location • A plain text message • A calendar event What are common uses of QR codes? • public signage, usually to direct users to a website with more information about a product, company, or location • business cards, and advertisements to allow users to quickly call a phone number or get contact information. • Educational Technology: post QR codes for classrooms and learning spaces to allow users with a smartphone and QR code reader to quickly visit a website for more information, including resources . How do I use QR codes? • Limitless applications • Materials: slides, notes, links, resources • Providing instructional feedback for users (e.g. encoded answer keys for self tests, or other self guided learning methods)
  7. 7. Generate & Scan     Barcodes, Inc. Generator http://www.barcodesinc.c om/generator/qr/ Qrafter (iTunes) http://itunes.apple.com/u s/app/qrafter-qr-codereadergenerator/id416098700? mt=8 Generator & Qrafter
  8. 8.      Basic Vocabulary Family Health Listening/speaking Matching
  9. 9.    Practice for Basic English Teachers create own class and distribute password to students (check progress, etc.) Students register & join class or participate as guest
  10. 10. Forvo •A multilingual user-generated pronunciation dictionary. •Search for the pronunciation of words •A range of languages. •Add words and record pronunciation •Add words to find pronunciation for and wait for someone to record the word. •Additional information about the nationality, ethnicity, geographical origin of the speaker •Multiple pronunciations of words to compare different accents. •Input from such a range of sources. http://forvo.com/
  11. 11. How to use this with students Pronunciation research Request pronunciations Demonstrate different accents
  12. 12.      www.manythings.org http://a4esl.org www.RachelsEnglish.com www.rong-chang.com www.esl-lab.com
  13. 13. Wordle •Create colorful graphic representations of texts based on word occurrence from any given text. •Feed in the text either by copy and paste or by specifying a URL •Analyze text and creates a colorful representation with more frequently occurring words appearing much larger than less frequent words. •Adjust colors and designs to suit your taste. http://www.wordle.n et/
  14. 14. How to use this with students Review/Summarize/Retell text Prediction Dialogue reconstruction Short poems / Haiku Text comparison Personal information Topic research tasks Learner training
  15. 15.    Low/High Frequency Words Selection of leveled reading – Common Core Preparation of materials
  16. 16.  It is obvious today that American has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to case this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of god's children.  i
  17. 17.    Measure text complexity (high/low frequency words) Compare text complexity across passages Graphic representation of high/low frequency words for use in vocabulary presentation or review
  18. 18.     www.lexile.com www.renlearn.com/ar/overview/atos www.readingmaturity.com www.questarai.com
  19. 19. Penzu Simple online tool for creating a personal journal Entries are automatically dated Easy editing: Ss can add titles and text as well as images Registration required to save entries requiring only email address. Sharing by email and/or printed. http://penzu.com/
  20. 20. How to use Penzu with students Online presentation Listening and viewing tasks Student-created materials
  21. 21. Listen and Write Listening & dictation tool Create your own dictation. Ready-made dictation exercises in a number of languages. Track students progress Create homework tasks. Competitions: keep a class scoreboard to show which students are doing best. http://www.listen -and-write.com/
  22. 22. How to use it with students Set listening for homework Let students select the listening Create your own activities, e.g., your own dictation activities
  23. 23. Presentation tool Student video projects (pro) Student-created materials http://Prezi.com
  24. 24.     Lectures Student Presentations Support writing – different genres/purposes require different writing conventions Support reading – reading for main/supporting ideas
  25. 25. How to use this with students Online presentation Listening and viewing tasks, e.g. lectures, flipped classroom Student video projects Students created materials
  26. 26. Wallwisher •a virtual sticky noticehttp://www.wallwisher.com/ board, wall/teachersweb20 •post stickies with text images, links to websites and even videos. •simple to use •set access rights •easy to create a wall •collaboration very simple and quick too.
  27. 27. How to use this with students Video tasks Treasure hunt Theme based walls Fan walls Share resource links Image-based tasks Create debate Grammar walls Wishing walls
  28. 28. How to use this collaboratively to support reading development Theme based walls Creating schema of topic before/during/after reading Vocabulary reference Share resource links Image-based tasks Create debate/discussion Grammar walls
  29. 29.       www.wikispaces.com Wiki Collaborative projects Repository of materials Discussion boards Announcements
  30. 30. SITE NAME URL SUBJECTS http://www.1-language.com Quality online courses for learning English, beginning to advanced, dialogues to listen to. Dave’s ESL Café http://www.eslcafe.com Grammar quizzes, world history, idioms and slang English Lessons and Tests http://www.englishlearner.com Tests and grammar exercises. EFL Net http://www.eflnet.com Read and listen to stories and poems in English Activities for ESL Students http://a4esl.org/ Grammar quizzes, Bilingual exercises Vocabulary http://www.freerice.com Choose the right meaning of a word and place rice in bowl to feed hungry people College of immigration and citizenship http://www.drblank.com/ednat.htm Online course to prepare for citizenship exam E. L. Easton http://eleaston.com/quizzes.html Grammar, vocabulary, reading, etc. ESL Gold http://www.eslgold.com Grammar, vocabulary, reading, etc. Bob Wilson’s Auto-English http://perso.wanadoo.es/autoenglish Grammar, vocabulary, reading, etc. Language Guide in English http://www.languageguide.org/english/ Practice reading and listening to basic words Every Day English http://www.everydayenglish.com/ Listen to and practice basic English phrases Daily ESL http://www.dailyesl.com/ Conversation starters for ESL students Cyber ESL Listening Lab http://www.esl-lab.com/ Listening lab for beginners through advanced English Club http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/ Grammar, idioms, vocabulary Grammar Exercises http://www.english-4u.de/grammar_exercises.htm Test your English Grammar English Zone http://english-zone.com/index.php Grammar, reading, etc. 1Language Free On-Line English Course
  31. 31. Q&A