FUNtasticWriting.Using Wikis and Blogs in the Language Classroom<br />Elena Moreno Fuentes<br />Escuelas Profesionales  Sa...
I’mnotgoingto re-invent<br />theWHEEL! <br />
Escuelas Profesionales Sagrada Familia<br />-Úbeda-<br />
What do students like?<br />
Another old <br />newspaper reading exercise…<br />The well-known listening at the airport…<br />Another grammar exercise…...
Thisis “TheInconvenientTruth”<br />
Easy-writing<br />Wikis<br />Blogs<br />
Blogs and Wikis: Makingwritingeasy!<br />
Table of Contents<br />Introduction<br />Blogs and Wikis: Makingwritingeasy!<br />Blogs<br /><ul><li>Definitionand creation
Uses and activities</li></ul>Wikis<br /><ul><li>Definition and creation
Uses and activities</li></ul>Resources<br />
BLOGS<br />
What’s a blog?<br />A blog is a website where entries are written in chronological order and it combines text, images, and...
What’sitsfunction?<br /><ul><li>Its main function is to provide readers with information about a wide range of topics.
For example: “food”, “news!, “music”, “cinema”, “education”.</li></li></ul><li>A blog’sdefinition…<br />
StepbyStep.How can wecreate a blog?<br />We can create a blog, by following just 3 STEPS! <br />Go to: http://www.blogger....
Step  1<br /><ul><li>Become a GMAIL user.  http://www.gmail.com
Fill in the personal data.</li></li></ul><li>Step 2<br /><ul><li>Give an ORIGINAL name to the blog and choose a web addres...
Howto post in a blog…<br /><ul><li>Weclickonstartposting.
Wechoose a titleforourentry.
Westarttowrite.</li></li></ul><li>How do weembed multimedia?<br /><ul><li>Images
Vídeo</li></li></ul><li>Blogs‘ Advantages<br /><ul><li>UsefulfordevelopingReading Comprehension
Dailyreading
On-line verbal exchangebyusingcomments
ExploitingESL websites
Students’ Journal
International Classroom Exchange</li></li></ul><li>Blogs are…<br />
Types of Blogs<br />
Activities<br /><ul><li>Use songs, musicvideos
EmbedJCLIC, Hotpotatoes, PPT applications
Encouragedebatesbyusingcomments
Developactivitiesproposedonthe blog byusinglinks
Question/Answer: comments
Expressingtheiropinions</li></li></ul><li>A blog’sexample<br />http://resfuerzandonos.blogspot.com<br />ESO- English Blog<...
Blog Activities<br />EmbedComics createdbystudents.<br />EmbedVideo and Powerpoint<br />EmbedCrosswords. (Writtenvocab.)<b...
Microblogging: Twitter<br /><ul><li>It allows users to send and receive short messages(140 charact.)
Users microblog about particular topics.
They provide short commentary on a person-to-person level.
Similar to SMS.
Younger students can take advantage of it.
Long texts aren’t anymore necessary.</li></li></ul><li>Let’sMicroblog!<br />Twitter!<br />
WIKIS<br />
What’s a wiki?<br />A wiki is a website allowing the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked Web pages.<br ...
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  1. 1. FUNtasticWriting.Using Wikis and Blogs in the Language Classroom<br />Elena Moreno Fuentes<br />Escuelas Profesionales Sagrada Familia- Úbeda-<br />XXXIV. GRETA’sAnnualConference. <br />18th, September2009<br />
  2. 2. I’mnotgoingto re-invent<br />theWHEEL! <br />
  3. 3. Escuelas Profesionales Sagrada Familia<br />-Úbeda-<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5. What do students like?<br />
  6. 6. Another old <br />newspaper reading exercise…<br />The well-known listening at the airport…<br />Another grammar exercise…<br />
  7. 7. Thisis “TheInconvenientTruth”<br />
  8. 8. Easy-writing<br />Wikis<br />Blogs<br />
  9. 9. Blogs and Wikis: Makingwritingeasy!<br />
  10. 10. Table of Contents<br />Introduction<br />Blogs and Wikis: Makingwritingeasy!<br />Blogs<br /><ul><li>Definitionand creation
  11. 11. Uses and activities</li></ul>Wikis<br /><ul><li>Definition and creation
  12. 12. Uses and activities</li></ul>Resources<br />
  13. 13. BLOGS<br />
  14. 14. What’s a blog?<br />A blog is a website where entries are written in chronological order and it combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic.<br />
  15. 15. What’sitsfunction?<br /><ul><li>Its main function is to provide readers with information about a wide range of topics.
  16. 16. For example: “food”, “news!, “music”, “cinema”, “education”.</li></li></ul><li>A blog’sdefinition…<br />
  17. 17. StepbyStep.How can wecreate a blog?<br />We can create a blog, by following just 3 STEPS! <br />Go to: http://www.blogger.com/start<br />
  18. 18. Step 1<br /><ul><li>Become a GMAIL user. http://www.gmail.com
  19. 19. Fill in the personal data.</li></li></ul><li>Step 2<br /><ul><li>Give an ORIGINAL name to the blog and choose a web address.</li></li></ul><li>Step 3<br /><ul><li>Choose a template for your blog.</li></li></ul><li>Now, we are bloggers!<br />
  20. 20. Howto post in a blog…<br /><ul><li>Weclickonstartposting.
  21. 21. Wechoose a titleforourentry.
  22. 22. Westarttowrite.</li></li></ul><li>How do weembed multimedia?<br /><ul><li>Images
  23. 23. Vídeo</li></li></ul><li>Blogs‘ Advantages<br /><ul><li>UsefulfordevelopingReading Comprehension
  24. 24. Dailyreading
  25. 25. On-line verbal exchangebyusingcomments
  26. 26. ExploitingESL websites
  27. 27. Students’ Journal
  28. 28. International Classroom Exchange</li></li></ul><li>Blogs are…<br />
  29. 29. Types of Blogs<br />
  30. 30. Activities<br /><ul><li>Use songs, musicvideos
  31. 31. EmbedJCLIC, Hotpotatoes, PPT applications
  32. 32. Encouragedebatesbyusingcomments
  33. 33. Developactivitiesproposedonthe blog byusinglinks
  34. 34. Question/Answer: comments
  35. 35. Expressingtheiropinions</li></li></ul><li>A blog’sexample<br />http://resfuerzandonos.blogspot.com<br />ESO- English Blog<br />(SAFA -Úbeda- )<br />
  36. 36. Blog Activities<br />EmbedComics createdbystudents.<br />EmbedVideo and Powerpoint<br />EmbedCrosswords. (Writtenvocab.)<br />Post Exchange Letters<br />EmbedSocial Networks’ Links<br />Modifyentriesbystudents<br />Embed a speaking avatar bywritingitsmessage.<br />
  37. 37. Microblogging: Twitter<br /><ul><li>It allows users to send and receive short messages(140 charact.)
  38. 38. Users microblog about particular topics.
  39. 39. They provide short commentary on a person-to-person level.
  40. 40. Similar to SMS.
  41. 41. Younger students can take advantage of it.
  42. 42. Long texts aren’t anymore necessary.</li></li></ul><li>Let’sMicroblog!<br />Twitter!<br />
  43. 43. WIKIS<br />
  44. 44. What’s a wiki?<br />A wiki is a website allowing the easy creation and editing of any number of interlinked Web pages.<br />Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites.<br />
  45. 45. What’s a wiki?<br />It is a shared knowledge store based on the Internet’s usability.<br />You can actually see the different versions of the website and its editors.<br />
  46. 46. A wiki’sdefinition…<br />
  47. 47. Creating a wiki…<br />Wikispaceshttp://www.wikispaces.com<br />Pbwikihttp://pbwiki.com<br />Wetpainthttp://www.wetpaint.com<br />
  48. 48. <ul><li>Sign up in http://www.wikispaces.com</li></ul>35<br />Step 1<br />Clickon<br />
  49. 49. Step 2<br /><ul><li>Fill in the questionnaire.</li></li></ul><li>Wiki-Activities<br />Create easy and quick websites<br />Digital Newspapers.<br />Group projects.<br />Classroom Debates<br />Update activities, tasks, assignments, etc.<br />International Exchange with foreign students.<br />
  50. 50. Wikis’ Example<br /><ul><li>LEWCO-CURSO TIC CEP JAÉN</li></ul>http://lewcojaen.wikispaces.com<br /><ul><li>Cuarto de Diversificación. Wiki</li></ul>http://englishcuartodiver.wikispaces.com<br /><ul><li>Isabel Perez’s wiki:</li></ul>http://mariana-2idioma.wikispaces.com/<br /><ul><li>Anotherexample:</li></ul>http://aulablog21.wikispaces.com/<br />
  51. 51. Wiki Activities<br />Create a CollaborativeSite<br />Create a student’sSite<br />Embedtheirfavouritemusic and videos<br />Speakaboutthemselves<br />Create a wholeclasssite<br />Make a webquest<br />
  52. 52. Let’s Wiki it!<br />wIKI!<br />
  53. 53. RESOURCES<br /><ul><li>http://www.readwritethink.org/MATERIALS/comic/ (Comic creator)
  54. 54. http://www.toondoo.com (Comic creator)
  55. 55. http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/ (Free quiz Maker)
  56. 56. http://www.slideshare.net/ (Upload PPT presentations)</li></li></ul><li>RESOURCES<br /><ul><li>http://wordpress.com/ (Free Blogs-Very proffesional)
  57. 57. Example: I ACT
  58. 58. http://bubbl.us/ (Free Mindmaps Creator)
  59. 59. http://goanimate.com/ (Free Animations Creator)</li></li></ul><li>RESOURCES<br /><ul><li>http://www.teachertube.com
  60. 60. http://www.voki.com (Create your own speaking avatar)
  61. 61. http://twitter.com/ (Microblogging)</li></li></ul><li>Thanksforyourattention!<br />Email: senya_1986@hotmail.com<br />

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