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Exploring web 2.0 resources relating to english language teaching

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Exploring web 2.0 resources relating to english language teaching

  1. 1. Dr. Jack Jun-Jie Tseng Assistant professor of National Taiwan Normal University [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>My presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about your students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about the ways you teach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be familiar with some web 2.0 tools associated with ELT (hands-on demonstration) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Break time </li></ul><ul><li>Your exploration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to explore Personal Learning Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to use web 2.0 tools related to ELT (hands-on operation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan a language lesson involving web 2.0 technologies (brief lesson plan) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can we become resourceful? </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Why do the students learn English? </li></ul><ul><li>What is in common among the students? </li></ul><ul><li>What do they want in foreign language classrooms? </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Do your students need to enhance learning motivation when it comes to language learning? </li></ul><ul><li>10 Inspirational Quotes for Language Learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why don’t you all select one quote you agree on? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Learning another language opens our minds and can lead to unforeseen opportunities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why learn languages? </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>prefer processing pictures, sounds, and video before text. </li></ul><ul><li>prefer to interact/network simultaneously with many others </li></ul><ul><li>prefer learning that is relevant, instantly useful and fun </li></ul><ul><li>(partly cited from Jukes & Dosaj, 2003) </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Food for thought: Watch the YouTube video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They need a change in the way they can learn English differently. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you teach creatively? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>How would you approach your teaching? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g., how do you preview vocabulary? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elicitation: What is the meaning of this word? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using pictures: supported by Quizlet (idea from busyteachers.org), e.g. Food & Drinks </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Hands-on demonstration </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>What is ELT 2.0? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ELT 2.0= ELT + Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 technology and L2 learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools support collaborative and individual text and multimedia production. (Sykes, et al., 2008) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>To improve students’ learning motivation </li></ul><ul><li>To meet students’ learning needs </li></ul><ul><li>To support student-centered learning </li></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li>Learners should be exposed to comprehensible input (enhanced input). </li></ul><ul><li>Learners should be provided with the opportunity to interact with the computer as well as other people. </li></ul><ul><li>Learners should be provided with the opportunity to produce the target language. </li></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><li>Pre-production stage (Level 1): choosing technology that supports text with images such as photos, graphs or charts. </li></ul><ul><li>Early production (Level 2): choosing ITs that promote vocabulary, grammar, and listening acquisition such as exercise builders, as well as digital stories, audio podcasts and online videos (YouTube) </li></ul>
  13. 16. <ul><li>Intermediate fluency stage (level 3): Using ITs that promote speaking, reading and writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>The speech emergent stage (level 4): Using websites that combine multiple links to e-communication tools, e-listening tools, e-creation tools, and e-assessment tools </li></ul><ul><li>Erben, Ban, & Castaneda, 2009 </li></ul>
  14. 17. <ul><li>Wordsift (vocabulary, reading) </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Tag (vocabulary) </li></ul><ul><li>Flickriver (vocabulary, reading) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Images with sorting (vocabulary) </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>http://www.wordsift.com </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary development </li></ul><ul><li>A quick video tour </li></ul><ul><li>Get students thinking about the vocabulary from the texts they are studying. </li></ul>
  16. 19. <ul><li>Search for a text appropriate for the level of the students: e.g. American culture (determining readability with Twurdy ) </li></ul><ul><li>Put the text in word cloud. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the frequent words? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can the students predict with the frequent words? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What pictures can the frequent words give? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How are the frequent words contextualized? </li></ul></ul>
  17. 20. <ul><li>http://www.airtightinteractive.com/projects/related_tag_browser/app/ </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary development </li></ul><ul><li>Search for “Flickr related tag” </li></ul>
  18. 21. <ul><li>http://flickriver.com/ </li></ul>
  19. 22. <ul><li>http://youtu.be/WosBs0382SE </li></ul>
  20. 23. <ul><li>Quizlet (vocabulary, grammar) </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary and SpellingCity (vocabulary) </li></ul><ul><li>PhraseUp (vocabulary) </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube (grammar and other skills) </li></ul>
  21. 24. <ul><li>http://www.quizlet.com : Flashcard-based vocabulary memorization </li></ul><ul><li>Build Your Vocabulary : Vocabulary notebook </li></ul><ul><li>如何使用閃卡背單字 : 最佳利用時機:背單字前的預習,以及背單字後的複習 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wordsgo.com/articles/how_to_fcard.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quizlet Mobile Apps </li></ul><ul><li>British Council BBC Teaching English: Flash cards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/tips/flashcards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample: A trip to American West </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://quizlet.com/5958691/travel-english-flash-cards/ </li></ul></ul>
  22. 25. <ul><li>http://www.spellingcity.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Sample: June: Summer Fun </li></ul><ul><li>HangMouse </li></ul><ul><li>Word-O-Rama </li></ul><ul><li>MatchIt Sentences </li></ul><ul><li>MatchIt Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>WhichWord Sentences </li></ul><ul><li>WhichWord Definitions </li></ul>
  23. 26. <ul><li>http://www.phraseup.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Going beyond word level </li></ul><ul><li>Students can find out words that are commonly used together. </li></ul>
  24. 27. <ul><li>http://ddeubel.edublogs.org/2010/05/06/top-100-youtube-videos-for-efl/ </li></ul>
  25. 28. <ul><li>Tips on reviewing vocabulary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/tips/reviewing-vocabulary </li></ul></ul>
  26. 29. <ul><li>BOOKR (writing) </li></ul><ul><li>Fotobabble (speaking) </li></ul><ul><li>SpiderScribe (reading, writing) </li></ul><ul><li>KaraokeParty (speaking) </li></ul><ul><li>Tune into English (speaking) </li></ul><ul><li>UJAM (speaking) </li></ul>
  27. 30. <ul><li>http://www.pimpampum.net/bookr/ </li></ul><ul><li>Digital story telling </li></ul><ul><li>e.g., Seasons of the year </li></ul><ul><li>Tips on telling a story: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/tips/telling-a-story </li></ul></ul>
  28. 31. <ul><li>http://www.fotobabble.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Digital story telling: Markham Hawks: Our Message to Team Canada! </li></ul><ul><li>Tips on telling a story: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://eltchat.com/2011/05/22/storytelling-eltchat-summary/ </li></ul></ul>
  29. 32. <ul><li>http://www.spiderscribe.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mind-mapping </li></ul>
  30. 33. <ul><li>http://www.tuneintoenglish.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Karaoke with lyrics </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. Rihanna-Umbrella </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tuneintoenglish.com/?p=1756 </li></ul>
  31. 34. <ul><li>http://www.karaokeparty.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Chorus is the part you can teach. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g., Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are </li></ul>
  32. 35. <ul><li>http://www.ujam.com/# </li></ul><ul><li>Produce your own songs </li></ul>
  33. 37. <ul><li>It takes away from the normal syllabus. Time is lost. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers do not like to sing or are not musical. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will not sing. </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  34. 39. <ul><li>英語歌曲教學 from 詹麗馨的教學天地 </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.roodo.com/anniechan/archives/9094657.html </li></ul><ul><li>運用英語歌曲於教學的 六個理由: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom atmosphere     增加教室學習的愉悅氣氛。 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language input      增加學生接觸英文的機會。 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural input     注入文化的元素與了解。 </li></ul></ul>
  35. 40. <ul><ul><li>Song as text     做為真實性的素材 (authentic materials) 。 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Songs and music as supplements     做為課程的補充教材。 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, and teaching or reviewing grammatical structures 用來教對話、字彙、發音及教或複習文法結構,以提升學生的學習興趣。 </li></ul></ul>
  36. 41. <ul><li>Songs that can be used in the classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.eltcommunity.com/elt/docs/DOC-1044 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second conditional / Discuss relationships: If I were a Boy By Beyoncé </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.isabelperez.com/songs/ifiwereaboy.htm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Past tense: Because you loved me by Celine Dion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>238 ESL Songs For Teaching English: Worksheets provided </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://busyteacher.org/classroom_activities-listening/songs_and_lyrics/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Rihanna-Umbrella (worksheet attached) </li></ul></ul>
  37. 42. <ul><li>What You Can Do With a Song: 5 Creative ESL Listening Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://busyteacher.org/5570-what-you-can-do-with-a-song-5-creative-esl.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Classroom Songs: 16 Creative Ways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://busyteacher.org/2728-classroom-songs-16-creative-ways.html </li></ul></ul>
  38. 43. <ul><li>Blip.fm </li></ul><ul><li>More tools (omitted here) </li></ul>
  39. 44. <ul><li>http://blip.fm/home </li></ul><ul><li>Play your favorite songs like a DJ </li></ul>
  40. 47. <ul><li>hands-on operation </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring your favorite tool and share your thoughts on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How it is operated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How it can be applied to ELT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why it can be integrated in this way </li></ul></ul>
  41. 48. <ul><li>Why is Lesson Planning Important? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://youtu.be/GpIPOWSR8T8 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Determine a certain procedure you want to enhance. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing practice </li></ul></ul>
  42. 49. <ul><li>lesson samples: http://it.snhu.edu/EFL-537/annasvoula/LessonPlan2Annas.pdf </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Description of Class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language and Computer Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worksheets </li></ul></ul>
  43. 50. <ul><li>Watch the video: Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are </li></ul><ul><li>Fill-in-the-blank: Lyricstraining.com </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary and grammar learning: a worksheet provided by busyteacher.org </li></ul>
  44. 52. <ul><li>36 Tools for Digitising your ELT Course Book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.scribd.com/doc/53030128/36-Tools-for-Digitising-your-ELT-Course-Book </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nik's Daily English Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://daily-english-activities.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speak Up! Sure-fire Ways to Help Teens and Adults Overcome Shyness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://busyteacher.org/4276-speak-up-sure-fire-ways-to-help-teens-and-adults.html </li></ul></ul>
  45. 53. <ul><li>Teaching Pronunciation Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://networkedblogs.com/iP00Y </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://my.englishclub.com/group/audiospeakinggroup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://audioboo.fm/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://vocaroo.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to PRESENT new grammar points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://shaunwilden.com/eltchat-summary-how-to-present-new-grammar-points/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2011/05/14/the-best-resources-for-adapting-your-textbook-so-it-doesnt-bore-students-to-death/ </li></ul></ul>
  46. 54. <ul><li>Music & song (book) </li></ul>
  47. 55. <ul><li>Joining Facebook groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>busyteacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TeachingEnglish | British Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EFL Classroom 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Enhanced English Teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>新北市英語教師 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing the types of resources you prefer </li></ul>
  48. 56. <ul><li>The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. -- William Arthur Ward </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. -- Bill Gates </li></ul>
  49. 58. <ul><li>Questionnaire Survey on English Teachers’ Beliefs About Professional Community for English Teachers </li></ul>

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