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Do The Math Web 2.0 + Esp = Esp 2.0!

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Presentation of the "Sister Classes" Project

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Do The Math Web 2.0 + Esp = Esp 2.0!

  1. 1. Do the math: ESP + Web 2.0 = ESP 2.0! Ramona Bran University of the West Timisoara Department of Modern Languages and Social Informatics
  2. 2. Larry Ferlazzo http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/
  3. 3. Main aims <ul><li>To develop students’ knowledge of other countries and cultures </li></ul><ul><li>To incorporate Web 2.0 technologies into English language classes </li></ul><ul><li>To enhance our students’ writing, reading, speaking and listening skills </li></ul><ul><li>To provide students with an authentic environment where they can communicate in English </li></ul>
  4. 4. http:// risestudents.edublogs.org /
  5. 6. http://esleflsisterclasses.edublogs.org/
  6. 7. Student Showcase http://esleflstudents.edublogs.org/
  7. 9. RISE students talking about Romania, http://voicethread.com/share/88714/
  8. 11. Our group
  9. 12. Limits <ul><li>Lack of time </li></ul><ul><li>Technical problems </li></ul><ul><li>Some students did more work than others </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous communication </li></ul>
  10. 13. Global Community of Practice www.flickr.com/photos/15373542@N00/19667746
  11. 14. Other positive results <ul><li>Students created meaningful content for their specific purposes </li></ul><ul><li>They learned new things about (remote) countries </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity enabled them to communicate in authentic situations </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative writing and learning can be fun! </li></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><li>Connect </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul><ul><li>… Learn </li></ul>
  13. 16. <ul><li>“ You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” </li></ul><ul><li>Clay P. Bedford </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/53454935@N00/37039048
  14. 17. Thank You! Questions? Email me at: [email_address]

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