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Teaching Writing For Adult English Language Learners

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Teaching Writing For Adult English Language Learners

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Tools<br />An Overview of Available Technologies<br />Teaching Writing for Adult English Language Learners<br />
  2. 2. Slideshare<br />Create Quality Presentations<br />RSS<br />Collect Information<br />Wikipedia<br />Share Your Knowledge<br />with the World<br />Google Docs<br />Document Collaboration<br />Facebook<br />Social Networking<br />Wikispaces<br />Class or Group Wikis<br />Blogger<br />Create Class or Project Blogs<br />
  3. 3. Blogs<br />Students can submit work online for others to comment on<br />Students can keep track of projects and assignments<br />Teachers and students can post links and resources<br />http://buzz.blogger.com/<br />
  4. 4. Wikis<br />Groups can collaborate on writing assignments<br />Students can create final products that are viewed by people all over the world<br />Audio, video, and pictures promote learning for different learning styles and intelligences<br />http://flatclassroomproject2008.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0<br />
  5. 5. Google Docs<br />Pairs or groups can collaborate on the same essay<br />No more need for carrying around USB flash memory<br />Students and teachers can upload resources for access from any internet-connected computer<br />http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid<br />
  6. 6. Facebook<br />Social networking allows students to find and communicate with others with similar interests<br />Students use real language in authentic contexts<br />Pictures and graphics promote dual coding and making abstract ideas concrete<br />http://www.facebook.com/Sandler<br />
  7. 7. Wikipedia<br />Teachers and students can use Wikipedia as a starting point for understanding a topic<br />Students can use links as a starting point for research<br />Students can create entries for topics not yet covered in Wikipedia<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia<br />
  8. 8. Slideshare<br />Students can develop skills in writing in the modern world which includes presentation in multi-media formats<br />Students can create presentations for viewing not only in class, but also from any computer<br />Students can get feedback on their presentations from classmates<br />http://www.slideshare.net/apicciano/k12-online-learning-a-follow-up-of-the-2008-survey-of-us-school-district-administrators<br />
  9. 9. RSS<br />RSS feeds make it possible to bring feeds from informative sources into one place, such as Google Reader<br />Teachers can aggregate postings from individual student blogs<br />Feeds can be organized according to specific topics<br />http://www.google.com/reader<br />
  10. 10. Collaboration<br />Develop Information Technology Skills<br />Project Based Learning<br />Real-world end products for a wider audience<br />Connect with people with shared interests<br />Engage students with meaningful and exciting learning opportunities<br />Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching Writing to Adult English Language Learners<br />

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