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  1. 1. Using Social Networking Sites and Services in the Language Classroom “ "To talk about blogs means to talk about student-centered learning, collaborative knowledge spaces, constructivist pedagogy.” Barbara Ganley
  2. 2. Tim O'Reilly What is Web 2.0 : Tim O'Reilly What is Web 2.0
  3. 4. Web 1.0 Web 2.0 <ul><li>Key constituent - information </li></ul><ul><li>Key constituent – the user and his interests </li></ul>
  4. 5. Ross Dawson’s Framework
  5. 6. Web 2.0 Characteristics <ul><li>Participation or Use of Collective Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Collective usability </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Openness </li></ul><ul><li>Identity </li></ul>
  6. 7. Web 2.0 Definition <ul><li>“ Distributed technologies built to integrate , that collectively transform mass participation into valuable emergent outcomes .” </li></ul><ul><li>Ross Dawson </li></ul>
  7. 8. Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li>Blogs (,,, ) </li></ul><ul><li>Microblogs Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki-wiki technology (, ) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul>
  8. 9. Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li>Pictures and photos (, ) </li></ul><ul><li>Video (, ) </li></ul><ul><li>Р PPresentations (, ) </li></ul><ul><li>Free phone calls, exchange of text files ( Skype, Messenger ) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking ( </li></ul>
  9. 11. Weblog <ul><li>Weblogs were created as a tool for people to create online journals without the need of any programming experience </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs have immense potential as an extremely valuable tool in ESL teaching </li></ul>
  10. 12. Weblogs vs Web Sites <ul><li>More Simple to organize class material </li></ul><ul><li>More Simple to create </li></ul><ul><li>More Simple to make correction </li></ul><ul><li>More Simple to communicate </li></ul>
  11. 13. Advantages of Blogs to Teachers <ul><li>All of the teacher's notes will be viewable together in chronological order.  </li></ul><ul><li>All student writing samples are kept in one place and can be read from any computer connected to the Internet at anytime. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can give collective feedback to the class when a recurring mistake is found. </li></ul><ul><li>  Individual feedback can be given to individual student blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers in the classroom are not a prerequisite for the use of blogs.  </li></ul><ul><li>The use of blogs can be a supplemental aid to the teacher.  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  12. 14. Advantages of Blogs to Students <ul><li>Students have access to your complete notes on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Students have the option of previewing the class material before class and reviewing the material after class. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can easily find information. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can read comments for the class as a whole and comments directed at them individually.  </li></ul><ul><li>Students can observe how their skills have changed over time. </li></ul>
  13. 15. Why use Web 2.0 in the classroom ? <ul><li>Allows a high level of interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Allows individual and collective feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Increases critical and creative reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to develop team work skills </li></ul>
  14. 16. Types of educational weblogs Authorship Tutor blog Student blog Class blog Multimedia Use Text Blog Podcast Video Blog Muiltimedia Blog Discussion Access Open Blog Closed Blog Integration Into teaching Main Blog Supplemental Blog
  15. 17. Blog hosting tools <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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  17. 20. Weblog in the course “Government, Democracy and Society” http :// governmentdemocracy . blogspot . com / <ul><li>Step 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Organization of the class material: </li></ul><ul><li>Post the syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Post webliography and bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Post some articles, texts etc. </li></ul>
  18. 22. Weblog in the course “Government, Democracy and Society” <ul><li>Step 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-based tasks ( case study, stimulation ) </li></ul><ul><li>Search tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Current Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Film Discussions </li></ul>
  19. 28. Weblog in the course “Government, Democracy and Society” <ul><li>Step 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Use of multimedia class material </li></ul><ul><li>Video from ; </li></ul><ul><li>podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching American History Podcast Ashland University, Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>http :// www . teachingamericanhistory . org / podcasts / </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul>
  20. 30. LET'S BLOG! How do you get started?
  21. 31. How to set up your own blog? <ul><li>Step 1 : </li></ul><ul><li>Create your account on </li></ul>
  22. 32. How to set up your own blog? <ul><li>Step 2: </li></ul><ul><li>Go to , click Start Here and then click to begin. </li></ul><ul><li>Type in your username, password, name, and e-mail account. </li></ul>
  23. 35. Step 3 <ul><li>Fill in a title and description for your blogging Web page. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the circle by &quot;Host at….&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Type an address for your blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Click to accept terms of service, and then click Next. </li></ul>
  24. 37. Step 4 <ul><li>Select a template and click Finish. </li></ul><ul><li>You have created your blog!!!! </li></ul>
  25. 40. How to publish posts <ul><li>Type an entry (Maybe something like, &quot;This is my first blog entry.&quot;) </li></ul><ul><li>Choose different formatting if you wish. </li></ul><ul><li>Hit Post and Publish. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait a few seconds and then hit View Web Page. </li></ul>
  26. 42. What else can be installed into your blog?
  27. 44. BLOGGING STEP-BY-STEP Introduce students to blogging <ul><li>Teach them the etiquette of online posting. </li></ul><ul><li>Invite students to use blogs for a few days just for fun </li></ul><ul><li>Assign one blog entry per week on a class-related topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Over time, encourage students to provide feedback on one another's blogs; to evaluate blogs outside of class. </li></ul><ul><li>Grade students on their blog entries. Evaluate such factors as time management, content, and grammar and spelling. </li></ul>
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