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Faapi for Apiba´s Webinar

  1. 1. Blended Learning: Using Web 2.0 in the Communicative Language Classroom FAAPI Tucumán / APIBA WEBINAR 2011 by Cecilia Cicolini, MA
  2. 3. What is Blended Learning?
  3. 5. A Blended Learning course.... <ul><li>......is potentially greater than the sum of its parts. </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>Using new technologies in education is not an ……… in itself but rather an up-to-date …….. to an ……... </li></ul><ul><li>The new form is but a …… vessel for the …..content. </li></ul>  Some assumptions for effective use of new technologies in the EFL class.
  5. 7. What kind of content should we include in order to teach English for communication?
  6. 8. <ul><li>The content we include should: </li></ul><ul><li>encourage ...................... . </li></ul><ul><li>be ............ , ............. and ................ </li></ul><ul><li>foster l earner ............. . </li></ul><ul><li>acknowledge the ........... nature of language </li></ul><ul><li>focus on ............. </li></ul><ul><li>focus on learning by .......... . </li></ul>learning interaction engaging relevant effective autonomy social meaning doing
  7. 10. What is a wiki?
  8. 11. What is a wiki? <ul><li>A wiki is a website that allows the creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser using WYSIWYG text editor. Wikis are often used collaboratively by multiple users . </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Wikipedia </li></ul>
  9. 13. Let´s examine some wikis
  10. 14. DazeEnglish: for adults learning English.
  11. 15. DazeEnglish: for adults learning English
  12. 16. English Story Time: for young learners
  13. 18. More reasons to use wikis in our classes Revision history. Who? What? If you can word process, you use a wiki!
  14. 19. Create your own class wiki for free using:
  15. 20. What happens when you click EDIT?
  16. 21. Core Features
  17. 22. INSERT Menu
  18. 23. PLUG IN Menu
  19. 24. What is a VLE?
  20. 25. What is a VLE? 'A Virtual Learning Environment is a collection of integrated tools enabling the management of online learning , providing a delivery mechanism, student tracking, assessment and access to resources'.
  21. 27. A Moodle VLE may contain… <ul><li>Teaching material </li></ul><ul><li>Registers with students´ names and their scores. </li></ul><ul><li>In-trays </li></ul><ul><li>Notice-boards </li></ul><ul><li>Supplementary material shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Audio, video and worksheets </li></ul>MOODLE stands for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.
  22. 33. Why should we use VLEs?
  23. 34. Why should we use VLEs? <ul><ul><ul><li>The obvious factor: “ Any time, anywhere, any place. ” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>In addition to this, there is anecdotary evidence that using VLEs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can increase retention levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can decrease failure rates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can improve students´ performance . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can improve motivation . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As students can explore at their own pace, they are more likely to participate more actively in classroom activities. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 35. Moodle is free. However, the platform has to be regularly updated, maintained and hosted. The cost of Moodle- hosting has to be included in the school´s budget. The aspect of “free” learning platform should be relativised.
  25. 36. Adding Activities and Resources Click on TURN EDITING ON
  26. 37. Two menus will appear: ADD A RESOURCE or ADD AN ACTIVITY
  27. 39. Adding a Webpage
  28. 40. Adding an Assignment
  29. 41. VOCABULARY activities
  30. 42. Online Dictionary Word of the Day Glossary
  31. 45. Why glossaries? <ul><li>an easily-accessible, permanent record. </li></ul><ul><li>searchable. </li></ul><ul><li>can be categorised. </li></ul><ul><li>can be sorted out by author, category and word. </li></ul><ul><li>we can auto-link words from texts in our e-courses to the glossary. </li></ul>
  32. 46. The Games Module
  33. 49. How to Create a Game I
  34. 50. How to Create a Game II
  35. 51. Speaking <ul><li>A useful tool for Speaking : </li></ul>
  36. 53. Recording Speaking
  37. 54. How can Nanogong be used? Type and hold!
  38. 55. Wikis within Moodle
  39. 56. Grammar Activities Collaborative dictations in a Wiki
  40. 57. Hot Potatoes
  41. 58. More Grammar / Writing Activities <ul><li>Peer Correction using Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher´s feedback on grammar / writing using the Assignment module. </li></ul><ul><li>Nanogong for feedback. </li></ul>
  42. 59. Reading Activities Lesson Module: Text Prediction
  43. 60. Lesson: Predictions
  44. 61. <ul><li>Text Toys. </li></ul><ul><li>Mindmaps for brainstorming. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal profiles. </li></ul><ul><li>Class blogs for creative writing (diaries, recipes, reviews, jokes, funny stories, interests, articles) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative writing in wikis. </li></ul>
  45. 62. Assignments and the Markbook
  46. 63. Mindmaps
  47. 64. <ul><li>By using Moodle, students can listen repeatedly to recordings until they feel comfortable with them. </li></ul>
  48. 65. <ul><li>Using FORUMs to motivate students by discussing what recording to listen to. </li></ul><ul><li>Using MINDMAPs to anticipate content of a recording. </li></ul><ul><li>Using HOT POTATOES quizzes for comprehension. </li></ul>
  49. 66. FCE Module: A Real Example
  50. 77. [email_address] Links for this Webinar and more at http://tinyurl.com/apibawebinar
  51. 78. Bibliography <ul><li>Jeff Stanford, Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching, Engaging online language-learning activities using the Moodle platform, Packed Publishing, Birmingham, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Blended Instruction with Blogs and Wikis for Young Learners by Shell Terrell & Greta Sandler – Online Presentation at Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (Wiziq Presentation, 2011) </li></ul>
  52. 79. “ If we teach today´s students as we taught yesterday´s, we are robbing them of tomorrow ” John Dewey. Thanks for joining me!

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