Web Technologies Dec 2009

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Web Technologies Dec 2009

  1. 1. The Dawn of a New Era: Web Technologies for Classroom Use<br />www.TeacherTube.com<br />(Pay Attention)<br />
  2. 2. Tech vs. Teacher<br />unknownknown<br />``…technology has been very effective in studentlearning,`` Zhoo 2003, TESL Journal<br />``…no conclusive evidencerevealed in comparative studies,`` Burston 2003, TESL Journal<br />Agreement: <br />Technologyis no longer a novelty<br />Blendedlearningenvironmentisideal<br />
  3. 3. How could the following sites beimplemented in a regularclassroom?<br />Classroom Management Systems (CMS), Learning Managment Systems (LMS), Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)<br />WorkShare Sites<br />Social Networking Sites<br />LanguageReference Sites<br />
  4. 4. Classroom Management<br />www.21classes.com<br />Key features of 21Classes<br />Class homepage to communicate with students<br />Independent yet inter-connected blog accounts for students<br />Central console to manage students accounts with control over accounts and content (50 student accounts per teacher with FREE version)<br />Multiple Options for registration process<br />Review capabilities of student entries<br />Upload images or insert videos<br />Make all or selected students&apos; writings private<br />Selection of templates, customizable headers<br />Hosted application – no installation, automatic updates, no hassle<br />FREE SERVICE with on demand upgrade options<br />
  5. 5. Classroom Management<br />www.moodle.org<br />Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment <br />process of lazily meandering, enjoyable tinkering that often leads to insight and creativity<br />Open source community-basedtools<br />You are allowed to copy, use and modify Moodle<br />Anyone who uses Moodle is a Moodler. <br />2005 (1,000 registrations)<br />2009 (4,800 registrations)<br />
  6. 6. Classroom Management<br />www.yola.com<br />Build a website (free web-hosting & free tools)<br />Business oriented<br />www.focusongrammarinteractive.com<br />- Each book comeswith a web code<br />
  7. 7. Workshare Sites<br />www.authorstream.com<br />Type in subject to search and hundreds of relatedpowerpointslidescanbeviewed<br />Audio isincluded<br />www.ehow.com<br />www.delicious.com<br /> - the biggest selection of bookmarks in the universe<br />
  8. 8. Workshare Sites<br />www.slideshare.net<br />www.teachertube.com<br />- sharevideos and audio<br />
  9. 9. Social Networking Sites<br />www.lang-8.com<br />- writesomething in targetlanguage and itgetscorrected and translated by others<br />www.voicethread.com<br />group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install.<br />A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). <br />
  10. 10. Social Networking Sites<br />www.writeboard.com<br />- share, revise, compare<br />- web-basedtext documents that let yousaveeveryedit, roll back to any version, and easily compare changes<br />www.ask500People.com<br /> -public opinion polls<br />www.livemocha.com<br />- L’apprentissage de langues en communauté - en ligne<br />
  11. 11. LanguageReference Sites<br />www.visualthesaurus.com $$<br /> - See concise definitions and examples, and learn how words are connected through different semantic relationships. Hear words pronounced correctly<br />www.allmyfaves.com<br /> - categorizedlists of popularwebsites<br />www.wikipedia.com<br />
  12. 12. LanguageReference Tools<br />www.britishnationalcorpus.com<br /> - a 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of British sources<br />
  13. 13. Where do we go fromhere?<br />Assign a resourceteacher to investigate new technology and send a quarterly email with links<br />Develop a focus group to createsamplelessonplans usingsome of the new technology<br />Findvolunteerteacher(s) to implementsome of the new technoloy in the classroom and report back on progress and observable results<br />Add money in the budget to sign up for somewebsites (e.g. www.visualthesaurus) <br />

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