How to Make Teenage Students Enjoy Writing Using  Writeboard with Caroline Tees How to Make Teenage Students
What is Writeboard?
www.writeboard.com
www.writeboard.com
www.writeboard.com
Why use Writeboard and not other Web 2.0 technologies? <ul><li>It’s simple to set up. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easy to use. ...
What can Writeboard be used for? <ul><li>individual writing </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative writing </li></ul><ul><li>peer...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What to watch out for… <ul><li>students misbehaving </li></ul><ul><li>comments (L1 or target  </li></ul><ul><li>language?)...
How to make it work… <ul><li>check the Writeboard regularly  </li></ul><ul><li>set very clear instructions  </li></ul><ul>...
Technology in the classroom workshops (3 hours each) Teacher Development Centre Enquiries: Susan.Teo@britishcouncil.org.sg
Wiki writing – tools and activities <ul><li>This workshop… </li></ul><ul><li>Examines how wikis can be used to invigorate ...
More Technology in the Classroom Workshops <ul><li>Interactive Whiteboards – 3 workshops:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Intera...
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A presentation by Caroline Tees at the International Conference for Teaching and Learning with Technology - Signapore 5 August 2008

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  • EMMA Who we are and what our interests are. Emma ICT coordinator, interested in teacher training of ICT in the classroom, exploitation of new software/hardware. I am always looking for new ways to encourage teachers to build confidence in ICT without freaking them out with the more tecchie side of things. I am currently using Writeboard with students as young as 10 and having really good results. Caroline is Senior Teacher Secondary and is interested in Writeboard as a way of encouraging teenagers in particular to participate and enjoy writing more. She is involve din teacher training of secondary teachers and is currently using Writebaord successfully with Singaporean teenagers and international students in their late teens/ early 20s. She has been using it for the past 2 years.
  • How to make teenage students enjoy writing by using a wiki

    1. 1. How to Make Teenage Students Enjoy Writing Using Writeboard with Caroline Tees How to Make Teenage Students
    2. 2. What is Writeboard?
    3. 3. www.writeboard.com
    4. 4. www.writeboard.com
    5. 5. www.writeboard.com
    6. 6. Why use Writeboard and not other Web 2.0 technologies? <ul><li>It’s simple to set up. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easy to use. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s clear. </li></ul><ul><li>You can add comments as well as participate in the writing activity. </li></ul>
    7. 7. What can Writeboard be used for? <ul><li>individual writing </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative writing </li></ul><ul><li>peer correction </li></ul><ul><li>peer policing </li></ul><ul><li>exam practice </li></ul><ul><li>examples of good writing for our classes </li></ul><ul><li>show off your students’ work to their parents </li></ul><ul><li>correct and learn from common mistakes </li></ul>
    8. 20. What to watch out for… <ul><li>students misbehaving </li></ul><ul><li>comments (L1 or target </li></ul><ul><li>language?) </li></ul><ul><li>difficulties with email invitations </li></ul>
    9. 21. How to make it work… <ul><li>check the Writeboard regularly </li></ul><ul><li>set very clear instructions </li></ul><ul><li>photocopy screenshot with password </li></ul>
    10. 22. Technology in the classroom workshops (3 hours each) Teacher Development Centre Enquiries: Susan.Teo@britishcouncil.org.sg
    11. 23. Wiki writing – tools and activities <ul><li>This workshop… </li></ul><ul><li>Examines how wikis can be used to invigorate written collaborative activities </li></ul><ul><li>Suggests tools and offers practical tips, guidance and lessons learned in using wikis with primary or secondary schools students </li></ul>Teacher Development Centre Enquiries: Susan.Teo@britishcouncil.org.sg By the end of this workshop you will have experienced a wiki writing activity from the learner’s perspective, and will have practical experience that will help you make the most of wikis in your next lesson.
    12. 24. More Technology in the Classroom Workshops <ul><li>Interactive Whiteboards – 3 workshops: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Interactivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Visual impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Tired Teachers’ Toolkit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visualisers - a fresh look </li></ul><ul><li>Blog with your class </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast! Make & share audio </li></ul><ul><li>Vodcast! Make and share video </li></ul>Teacher Development Centre Enquiries: Susan.Teo@britishcouncil.org.sg
    13. 25. Questions?
    14. 26. Thank you.

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