Using Web 2.0 Tools toPromote Students’ Writing                                  IST Workshop,                     Agadir,...
Outline1. Update on recent events and projects2. Reminder of basic notions relating to writing3. Recap of main approaches ...
Update on programs, projects and recent                events1.    IST workshop programme2.    AFL / TLCs3.    Access prog...
I. Food for thoughtA. Complete the quotations:1. "If you do what youve always _ _ _ _ , youll getwhat youve always _ _ _. ...
5. "The most _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ learning of writing skillsseems to take place when students are writing messagesfor _ _ _ _...
1. "If you do what youve always DONE, youll get whatyouve always GOT."2. "You cant do TODAY’S’s job with yesterdaysTOOLS"....
5. "The most EFFECTIVE learning of writing skillsseems to take place when students are writing messagesfor REAL audiences....
B. Reflect on the following:  What are the implications of the ideas aboveon the teaching and learning of writing?        ...
II. More brainstorming:1. Why do we write?2. Is writing useful / important?3. How does writing differ from the other skil...
III. What approaches to writingdo the activities below represent?1. Students are encouraged to get engaged inimaginative t...
1.   Creative writing2.   Process writing3.   Cooperative writing4.   Product writing           Feb.            11
IV. Problems/difficulties students       have with writing:----...       Feb.                      12
V. Which Web 2.0 tools would       you like to try? Justify.----...        Feb.                       13
VI. Reflect on how you will   reconsider your teachingpractises with regard to writing     Feb.                          14
¤Bibliography :-Harmer, J. (2007). How to Teach Writing.Essex: Pearson Longman.-Harmer, J. (2001). The Practice of English...
¤Webliography   http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Writ    ing+Tools (Huge list of tools to help both    students ...
Thank you for your attention! Feb.                           17
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  1. 1. Using Web 2.0 Tools toPromote Students’ Writing IST Workshop, Agadir, February 19th, 2013. Abdellatif Zoubair. Email: abdellatif.zoubair@gmail.com Web: www.zoubaireltcommunity.ac.ma Feb. 1
  2. 2. Outline1. Update on recent events and projects2. Reminder of basic notions relating to writing3. Recap of main approaches to teaching writing4. Identifying main problems students have withwriting5. Introducing sample Web 2 tools6. Coming up with practical recommendations Feb. 2
  3. 3. Update on programs, projects and recent events1. IST workshop programme2. AFL / TLCs3. Access program4. SIGs5. Poster session6. MATE news, www.mate.ma7. MoRCE-Net news, www.morce.net8. Resource centers/ English clubs9. School events10. Teachers’ promotion11. Website, www.zoubaireltcommunity.ac.ma12. . . . . . Feb. 3
  4. 4. I. Food for thoughtA. Complete the quotations:1. "If you do what youve always _ _ _ _ , youll getwhat youve always _ _ _. "2. "You cant do . . . . . s job with yesterdays . . . . . .“ 3. "Writing is not just about checking grammar and_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. It is about the expression of _ _ _ _ _ ina _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ form." 4. "What is written _ _ _ _ _ _ _ effort is read without_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _." S. Johnson Feb. 4
  5. 5. 5. "The most _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ learning of writing skillsseems to take place when students are writing messagesfor _ _ _ _ audiences." (Harmer 2, 39) 6. "Most people feel _ _ _ _ _ in their work and want itto be _ _ _ _." (Ur, 1996 in Harmer, 2004)7. "Judging(. . .)student work written over a_ _ _ _ _ _oftime is (. . .) _ _ _ _ _ _ than sudden _ _ _ _ _ finaltests." (Harmer, 2004) Feb. 5
  6. 6. 1. "If you do what youve always DONE, youll get whatyouve always GOT."2. "You cant do TODAY’S’s job with yesterdaysTOOLS".3. "Writing is not just about checking grammar andSPELLING. It is about the expression of IDEAS in aCOHERENT form“.4. "What is written WITHOUT effort is read withoutPLEASURE." S. Johnson Feb. 6
  7. 7. 5. "The most EFFECTIVE learning of writing skillsseems to take place when students are writing messagesfor REAL audiences." (Harmer 2, 39)6. "Most people feel PRIDE in their work and want it tobe READ." (Ur, 1996 in Harmer, 2004)7. "Judging(. . .)student work written over a PERIODof time is (. . .) FAIRER than sudden DEATH finaltests." (Harmer, 2004) Feb. 7
  8. 8. B. Reflect on the following: What are the implications of the ideas aboveon the teaching and learning of writing? Feb. 8
  9. 9. II. More brainstorming:1. Why do we write?2. Is writing useful / important?3. How does writing differ from the other skills, namely speaking?4. What sub-skills are involved in writing?5. Does writing take the same formats? 6. What about the teachers role(s)?  Feb. 9
  10. 10. III. What approaches to writingdo the activities below represent?1. Students are encouraged to get engaged inimaginative tasks such as poetry, short stories or drama.2. Students plan, draft then edit their writing before theysubmit the final version.3. Students work in groups during the whole writingprocess.4. The teacher assigns a topic / writing tasks. Studentssubmit their final productions in due time. Feb. 10
  11. 11. 1. Creative writing2. Process writing3. Cooperative writing4. Product writing Feb. 11
  12. 12. IV. Problems/difficulties students have with writing:----... Feb. 12
  13. 13. V. Which Web 2.0 tools would you like to try? Justify.----... Feb. 13
  14. 14. VI. Reflect on how you will reconsider your teachingpractises with regard to writing Feb. 14
  15. 15. ¤Bibliography :-Harmer, J. (2007). How to Teach Writing.Essex: Pearson Longman.-Harmer, J. (2001). The Practice of EnglishLanguage Teaching. London: Pearson EducationLimited.-Richards, Jack C. & Scmidt, R. 2010.Dictionary of Language Teaching and AppliedLinguistics. Longman.-Westwood, P. 2008. What Teachers Need toKnow about Reading and Writing Difficulties.Victoria, Australia: ACER Press. Feb. 15
  16. 16. ¤Webliography http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Writ ing+Tools (Huge list of tools to help both students and teachers with writing) http://edte.ch/blog/2008/12/12/10-digital- writing-opportunities-you-probably-know-and- 10-you-probably-dont/ http://www.squidoo.com/essaywritingtools http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~wricntr/resources .html http://mashable.com/2008/12/13/writers- Feb. 16 toolbox/
  17. 17. Thank you for your attention! Feb. 17

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