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1 In the ELT classroom Jornadas Internacionales de ELT UNVM
Prof. Sandra Mattalía Prof. Verónica Pellegrino


3 What is Web 2.0? It's a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It's about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and the million-channel people's network YouTube and the online metropolis MySpace. It's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes. (Lev Grossman in 2006 TIME magazine Person of The Year (You)

4 What is Web 2.0? It is the process of putting us into the web. Web 2.0 marks a fundamental change in how we use the Internet. Web 2.0 is the move toward a more social, collaborative, interactive and responsive web. It is a change in the philosophy of web companies and web developers, but more than that, Web 2.0 is a change in the philosophy of society as a whole. Web 2.0 marks a change in us as a society as well as the Internet as a technology. In the early days of the web, we used it as a tool. Today, we aren't just using the Internet as a tool -- we are becoming a part of it.

5 What is Web 2.0? It is people connecting with other people. This has led us to a social web where we aren't just getting information dumped to us from a computer, but we are reaching out to connect with other people to hear what they have to say on a subject. We do this in the form of social media sites like blogs, social networks, and wikis. The common theme of each of these websites is human interaction. On blogs, we post comments. On social networks, we make friends. And, on wikis, we share information.

6 What is Web 2.0? It is an easier and more interactive Internet. These Web 2.0 ideas of bringing the power of people into the Internet wouldn't be possible without the technology to support it. For the collective knowledge of people to be harnessed, websites must be easy enough to use that they don't stand in the way of people using the Internet to share their knowledge. It sounds simple, but it is not something that was possible until the last few years. And what it means is that websites can be more responsive -- more like desktop applications -- which means that they are easier to use.

7 Web 1.0 & Web 2.0 Web 1.0 trends included worries over privacy concerns resulting in a one-way flow of information, through websites which contained "read-only" material. Now, during Web 2.0, the use of the Web can be characterized as the decentralization of website content, which is now generated from the "bottom-up”, with many users being contributors and producers of information, as well as the traditional consumers.

8 Web 1.0 & Web 2.0 (O’Reilly, 2005)

9 Web 2.0 and Education Web 2.0 calls for major shifts in the way education is provided for students. One of the biggest shifts is the fact that “education must be not only socially, but collaboratively constructed”*. This means that students, in a Web 2.0 classroom, are expected to collaborate with their peers. By making the shift to a Web 2.0 classroom, teachers are creating a more open atmosphere where students are expected to stay engaged and participate in the discussions and learning that is taking place around them. In fact, there are many ways for educators to use Web 2.0 technologies in their classrooms. * Will Richardson, in Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms

10 Web 2.0 and ELT New Internet-based communication technologies  more interactive A natural fit for ELT

11 Web 2.0 applications create numerous opportunities for enhanced classroom practice and professional development. + access to an inexhaustible supply for English input + authentic communication opportunities for both students and teachers

12 Blogs, wikis, podcasts and social networks

13 Social software Computer tools that allow people to connect, to communicate and to collaborate on line. Blog: a web page with regular diary or journal entries. Wiki: a collaborative web space. It allows you to visualize a group of pages that users may edit/modify. Podcast: an audio and/or video file that is put on the internet and may be downloaded to a computer or other device. Social networks: professional and social networking sites that facilitate meeting people, finding like minds, sharing content.

14 They can be set up and used by teachers and/or learners
They can be used to connect learners to other communities of learners The ideas and content can be generated and created by learners, individually or collaboratively.

15 Blogs in language teaching
Include written text, pictures, photos, audio and/or video. Kept by a person. Readers may comment on blog entries. May include a blogroll. Blogs used in education are called “edublogs” A “tutor blog” is a blog set up and maintained by a teacher. “Students blogs” are blogs set up and maintained by learners. If an entire class sets up a blog, it is called “class blog”

16 Tutor blog Student blog Class Bog
Set homework Personal and family information Reactions to a film, article, class topic, etc. Provide a summary of class work Extra writing practice on class topics Things learners like/don’t like doing in class Provide links to extra reading/listening material Regular comments on current affairs A class project on any topic Question and answer (e.g. about grammar, class work) Research and present information on a topic (e.g. an English speaking country) Exam/study tips A photoblog on learner’s country, last holiday, town

17 Blogs in language teaching
A class blog A tutor blog A student blog

18 Blogs in language teaching
ICT in my classroom Teaching is fun More…

19 How to set up a blog Blogger
Wordpress EzBlogWorld Bahraich Blogs Getablog

20 Wikis in language teaching
What a wiki is Main functions of a wiki: You can: Edit the page Look at the canges that have been made by other contributors to the wiki See a list of all the wiki pages Change the wiki settings, and add files. Foreign Language Teaching Wiki

21 How to set up a wiki Pbwiki Media

22 Podcasts in language teaching
The closest analogy to a podcast is that of a radio or TV show, but you can listen to or watch a podcast that interests you whenever you want to It can be downloaded automatically to your computer It can be on any topic and may contain music and video

23 Who produces podcasts? Broadcasting corporations, eg, BBC, CNN, RTHK: Some of their programmes are available as podcasts. Institutions and Organisations: eg, universities, schools, churches, voluntary organisations The majority of podcasts are produced by individuals and small groups of people. Developing Students’ Listening and Speaking Skills through ELT Podcasts Paul Sze, Faculty of Ed., CUHK

24 Examples of Podcasts BBC Podcasts Princeton Univ. Podcast:
Fudan Fuzhong: SJS Podcasting Club: “Independent’ podcast: Word Nerds A teacher podcast: Samantha’s podcast A student podcast: Podcast for Mr Cosand’s 6th Grade class Developing Students’ Listening and Speaking Skills through ELT Podcasts Paul Sze, Faculty of Ed., CUHK

25 Learners can listen to podcasts made by others
They can produce their own podcasts Teachers may record lectures as podcasts, so that students can download the class for later listening (coursecasting)

26 Advantages of Podcasts
For Producers of Podcasts They can be produced easily. They can be put on a podcasting site for free. They can reach out to thousands of listeners. For Listeners There are thousands of podcasts on the Web covering a wide range of topics. They can be listened to on a computer, or downloaded to a portable listening device (eg, MP3 player, iPod, Mobile phone, PDA) for listening while on the move. They can be ‘subscribed to’. Developing Students’ Listening and Speaking Skills through ELT Podcasts Paul Sze, Faculty of Ed., CUHK

27 Podcasts in language teaching Podcasts and elt BBC News

28 How to set up a podcast page


30 Image URL: http://geekyteacher. wordpress

31 References Dudeney, G. and Hockly, N. How to Teach English with Technology. 2007, Pearson Education Limited.

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