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61 Web 2.0 Activities for TESL Teachers


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This presentation will be given at TESL Ontario in Toronto in December. This resource will be demonstrated to interested delegates. It is a workbook designed to allow all educators to use Web 2.0 resources in their language classes (or others) with little preparation and intimate knowledge of Web 2.0 resources.

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61 Web 2.0 Activities for TESL Teachers

  1. 1. 61 New Web Activities for TESL Teachers! <ul><li>John Allan </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Roney </li></ul>
  2. 2. abstract <ul><li>This practical demonstration, with a hands-on component, examines the best ways to use Web 2.0 tools for language learning. We share our experience through this workbook. The workbook is a tear, photocopy and teach model. Come and discover some surprisingly easy and inexpensive ways of making your classes and your program exciting, interactive, multifaceted, student-centered, and engaging. </li></ul>
  3. 3. impetus <ul><li>teacher frustration </li></ul><ul><li>student frustration </li></ul><ul><li>administrator tension </li></ul>
  4. 4. format <ul><li>read </li></ul><ul><li>tear </li></ul><ul><li>photocopy </li></ul><ul><li>facilitate </li></ul>
  5. 5. language level <ul><li>teacher tip section - not for students </li></ul><ul><li>most of the activities can be used by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CLBA 4+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PET preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>indicated at the bottom of the worksheets </li></ul><ul><li>CLBA, Cambridge </li></ul>
  6. 6. activity structure <ul><li>teacher preparation sheet (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>tear away activity sheet for students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>student sheet is organized in a step by step fashion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>technical language is limited </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. resource structure <ul><li>11 Web2.0 commonalities activities </li></ul><ul><li>40 language activities </li></ul><ul><li>10 teacher tipsheets </li></ul>
  8. 8. 12 web 2.0 commonalities activities <ul><li>Subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Media of focus </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural norms </li></ul><ul><li>Fuzzy logic </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul>
  9. 9. 40 language activities <ul><li>creative use of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ask500people Picnik Flickr YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VoiceThread SlideShare eHow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frapper Wikipedia ............. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 10 teacher tip sheets <ul><li>includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>creating vocabulary activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creating online quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>converting media files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social bookmarking............. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. available for online purchase in September 2009 from FBP or edtechisus <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>