Web 2.0 Tools for Adult ED ESL?

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CATESOL

April 12-15, 2007, Town & Country Resort, San Diego

Branka Marceta, OTANdf

bmarceta@otan.us



Agenda

○ About participants

○ Web 2.0 Tools – some hands on

• Blogging

• Podcasting

○ Other Web 2.0 Tools – examples

• Photo Sharing

• Videos

• Online Groups

• Social Bookmarking

• Wikis

○ Copyright

• Creative commons

○ How do you see using them?

Who are you?


Expectations

○ What do you hope to get out of this session?

Web 2.0

What are you talking about?

What Is Web 2.0?

○ Web 1.0

• Static pages

• Read only

• Receive information

○ Web 2.0

• User-created

• Participatory

• Collaborative

Blogging



Blogs

○ Anyone can create one!

○ Free

○ Students read each other’s writing

○ Forms a writing community



Blogs in the Classroom

○ How

• Writing assignments

• Journaling

• Comment on each other’s blogs

○ Why

• Publish

• Share

• Get feedback



Beginning ESL

http://arlingtonhillsjobs.blogspot.com/

• photos of jobs, Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

http://www.pacoimaesl.blogspot.com/

• photos as grammar prompts, Barry Bakin, Pacioma Skills Center, LAUSD, Division of Adult and Career Education


Advanced ESL

http://evening6english.blogspot.com/

• Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

http://ourclass2006.blogspot.com/

• Blog for adult migrant English program in Australia, St George College of TAFE, Sydney Institute, Australia; teacher Rosa

http://blogs-and-beyond.blogspot.com/

• Ricard Blum's blog created at CATESOL 2007


Free Blog Sites

○ Blogger

http://www.blogger.com/

○ Edublogs

http://edublogs.org/

○ Livejournal

http://www.livejournal.com/

○ Typepad

http://www.sixapart.com/typepad/

Blog search

○ Blog search on Google – search for blog entries on any subject

http://blogsearch.google.com/

○ Search for educational blogs more general than Adult Education

http://supportblogging.wikispaces.com/

Podcasting



Why Audio Files?

○ How do you use audio now?

○ Could you do the same thing on the Web?

Randall’s ESL Listening Lab

NPR

VOA



How do you listen?

○ Listen on the computer

○ Subscribe and get programs downloaded to your hard drive

○ Synch to your mp3 player

How do you make a podcast?

○ Create mp3 files

○ Download Audacity(it’s free!)

http:/audacity.sourceforge.net/


Post your own files

○ PodOmatic – post your podcast

www.podomatic.com

○ Skype – buy answering service

www.skype.com/products/skypevoicemail

ESL Podcast

Examples of Adult Ed Podcasts

○ Steve Gwynne, San Diego CC - VESL

http://veslclass.podomatic.com/ + his Quia page

○ Beth Bogage, San Diego CC - EL Civics

http://bethbogage.podomatic.com/

○ Malena Copeland, Santa Ana CC -Citizenship

http://uscitizenship.podomatic.com/

○ Diane Wallis, City College of San Francisco

http://dianewallis.podomatic.com/ + her Web Page

○ Kristi Reyes, Mira Costa CC – VESL

http://kreyes.podOmatic.com

Photos and VideoSharing

Photos

○ Flickr

• Purchased by Yahoo

• Free

• Social (can tag photos)

www.flickr.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/branka_m

http://www.otan.us/webfarm/emailproject/timac/flickr.html

○ Yahoo photos

CCAE May 4-6 2006

○ Google Picassa

http://picasaweb.google.com

Sharing Video

○ Google Video

http://video.google.com

○ Teacher Tube

http://www.teachertube.com

Examples of Videos

○ Technology Integration in Adult Ed

• Use as search words

• By www.otan.us

○ You’ve got to ask – closed captioned video

• By Phil Shapiro technology access activist/educator, Lanham, MD

http://tinyurl.com/ykshzc

○ Language Learning & Web 2.0

• By Graham Staney, Barcelona, Spain

http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=7097425b52fc7afbb696

Online Groups


Yahoo Groups http://groups.yahoo.com/

Google Groups http://groups.google.com/

Social Bookmarking

Web sites

○ save bookmarks to a Web server and access them from anywhere via the Internet

○ Tagging, folskonomies vs. taxonomies

http://del.icio.us/

http://www.furl.net/

http://www.backflip.com/login.ihtml

Wikis



Wikis in the Classroom

○ Editable Web pages

○ Use for collaborative projects

○ Can collaborate across distance

○ Micropedia

• About your city

• About your country

• About a sport

More Wikis

○ Wikipedia

http://www.wikipedia.org/

○ Adult Literacy Education

http://wiki.literacytent.org/index.php/Main_Page

○ Writing Together

http://seedwiki.com/wiki/writing_together/writing_together.cfm

Blogs vs. Wikis

○ Usually a single author

○ Reverse chronological structure

○ Usually personal

○ External links

○ Compose online

○ Usually many authors

○ Structure determined by content

○ Usually objective

○ Internal & external links

○ Compose online

Wiki tools

○ WikiSpaces for Educators

http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers

○ PBWiki

http://pbwiki.com/

○ WetPaint

http://www.wetpaint.com/

○ EditMe

http://www.editme.com/

○ MediaWiki

http://mediawiki.com/

Copyright

Fair Use

• The Educator’s Guide to Copyright and Fair Use

http://www.techlearning.com/db_area/archives/TL/2002/10/copyright.php

• Copyright with Cyberbee

http://www.cyberbee.com/cb_copyright.swf

• Hall Davidson’s Chart http://www.halldavidson.net/copyright_chart.pdf

• University of Maryland http://www.umuc.edu/library/copy.html

• Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/

What do you think?

○ Questions

○ Comments

○ Remarks