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  • BLOGS, WIKIS AND PODCASTS

    Mauricio Cadavid

    Sergio Ospina

    Yenifer Agudelo

    Language Learning Resources

    Universidad de Caldas

    2015

  • By the end of this presentation you will

    Know the definition of blogs, wikis and podcasts.

    Know how to use each one of them in language teaching.

    Have reference of software and sites to help you set up blogs, wikis and podcasts.

  • SOCIAL SOFTWARE

    Computer tools which allow people to connect, to communicate and to collaborate online.

  • MATCH

    Web log

    Quick

    iPod Broadcast

    Audio/video file that is broadcast in Internet and can be downloaded.

    Collaborative web space, consisting of a number of pages that can be edited by any user.

    Web page with regular diary or journal entries.

  • BLOGS Blogs in language teaching

  • WHAT IS A WEB LOG (BLOG)?

    a web page with regular diary or journal entries (Harmer, 2007)

  • BLOG TYPES Blogs for cooking

    Blogs for sports

    Blogs for music

    Blogs for everything you want

  • BLOGS

    Informal

    blogrolls

    online community

  • EDUCATION BLOGS

  • BLOGS IN EDUCATION

  • Advantages of blogs

    Real world tool for learners to practice English

    Interaction with other learners

    Public Availability

    Accuracy

    Assessment

  • How to use blogs with learners

    Stage 1: setting up a sample blog

    Stage 2: setting up Students blogs

    Stage 3: posting to and visiting blogs

    Stage 4: follow-up

  • SOME BLOG PLATFORMS

  • WIKIS Collaborative web spaces

  • Public web pages

    WIKIS

    can be written and updated very quickly

    using text editing

    Have a non-linear structure

    Collaborative

    Previous versions of the pages are

    automatically saved

    Straightforward process

    allow the import of images and other media files into the webpage

    Reading and writing

  • POPULAR WIKIS

  • SOME FREE WIKI CREATORS

  • Why using Wikis in teaching?

    They are quick and simple to use and allow collaboration, independently of time and space, via easily accessible online spaces.

    They offer authentic writing practice.

    They allow students to be actively engaged in reading and writing: correcting, editing, and up-dating. (author, co-author, reader)

    They teach students the skills of collaboration alongside language skills.

    They present the student writers with a ready audience and critics.

    They are flexible enough to incorporate multi-media content.

    They can potentially be shared with a wider audience and made public.

  • Seven Steps towards successful wikis

    1. Show students an example of a successful wiki to motivate them.

    2. Allow students to choose their own tasks, agreed upon collaboratively, in order to stimulate and maintain their interest.

    3. Seed-corn the wiki. Writing on an empty page is always difficult, so start the wiki yourself with a short entry or a set of linked pages.

    4. Set clear guidelines and time limits for all tasks, but allow the wiki to stay open even after the tasks are officially completed.

    5. During the wiki task phase, check regularly to prevent excess corrections and wiki-wars (two students or two groups fighting about editing and reverting to previous versions).

    6. Comment on the wiki entries. and encourage writing, editing and linking.

    7. Celebrate the completion of a task (by publishing the wiki content to another class or group, inviting their comments).

  • USING WIKIS WITH LEARNERS

    1. Enter http://www.wikispaces.com/

    2. Click on Education

  • 3. Click on Teachers

    4. Enter a name for the Wiki, email address and a password.

    5. Click on Create Classroom

    USING WIKIS WITH LEARNERS

  • 6. Read the information and follow the steps. 7. Click on Create Wiki

    USING WIKIS WITH LEARNERS

  • 8. Click on Your industry and choose an option. 9. Click on Continuar

    USING WIKIS WITH LEARNERS

  • 10. Fill up with information. 11. Click on Crear

    USING WIKIS WITH LEARNERS

  • 12. Ready to start editing!

    USING WIKIS WITH LEARNERS

  • TASK 2

    1. Create your own wiki site.

    2. Set up a simple collaborative writing project. Include:

    Title of the lesson

    Steps (instructions)

    Images or videos

  • EXAMPLE 1. Title of the lesson: Interesting Facts about Latin America

    2. Instructions:

    In pairs, you are going to choose a Latin American country. Then, write two interesting facts about it that contain a number of factual errors. Google the facts before start writing.

    Part I:

    a) Click on Add page on the right.

    b) Write a name (country) for the new page and click on create .

    c) Add an image that shows a remarkable aspect of the country you chose.

    d) Write your facts including some wrong information. Remember to add your names at the end of your facts.

    e) Click on Save before you leave the page.

    PART II:

    a) Read another groups facts.

    b) Correct any wrong information that you find with a different font color.

    Part III:

    a) Go back to your facts and read the corrections that were made. Are they right?

  • PODCASTS Create. Deliver. Educate.

  • WHAT IS A PODCAST?

    Audio or video broadcast distributed through the Internet on a subscription basis

    Thousands of FREE topics to choose from

    Based on RSS (Really Simple Syndication, Rich Site Summary)

    Portable technology

  • HISTORY OF PODCASTING

    First podcasts in

    2004

    2005 word of the year -New

    Oxford American Dictionary

    Nearly 200 million iPods have been sold

    > 6 million adults subscribe to podcasts and download onto portable media

    device

    More than 100,000

    podcasts are available

  • Convenient - listen anytime, anywhere

    BENEFITS OF PODCASTING

    Portable - download to portable media

    device

    New episodes automatically downloaded

    Free (mostly)

    Wide variety of topics

  • WEVE COME A LONG WAY, BABY

  • WEVE COME A LONG WAY, BABY

  • WEVE COME A LONG WAY, BABY

  • REMEMBER YOU DONT NEED AN IPOD

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=vpciLIA0Kn4 by jmoonah

  • Increasingly, the term is also being applied to video

    (vodcast)

  • Podcasting in Education

    Publish student work

    Assess student learning

    Distribute school assignments

    Create archive of class lectures

    Interview guest experts

    Archive oral histories

    Communicate with parents

    Provide community outreach

    Create audio tours

    Provide public safety messages

    Access personal and professional development

  • USING PODCASTS IN THE CLASSROOM

    Instead of making kids power down when they enter school, why dont we let them use their mobile computer devices and iPods to continue their high powered learning. -Ewan McIntosh

  • Podcasting in Education

    A podcast is simply an audio program that is usually distributed on the internet and can be downloaded from a website or a school server and listened to on a computer or a portable MP3 player.

  • It can also be a recording created by a teacher to enhance the learning and teaching process within and beyond the classroom

    A podcast or radio

    program created by pupils.

  • What can I listen to?

    Anything you want. Choose

    from thousands of selections.

  • Teachers might use podcasting to

    Ensure that curriculum uses technology.

    Promote personalized and independent learning.

    Create audio material for learning on demand, anytime/anywhere, which Ss can access in their own time.

    Engage and motivate ss to progress beyond written work.

    Promote creativity in the classroom.

  • Teachers might use podcasting to

    Supplement existing text resources and audio methodologies.

    Provide additional content linked directly to class activities.

    Create differentiated materials that can be matched to the abilities, needs and motivation of different Ss.

  • Students might use podcasting

    To plan, prepare, record and broadcast their work to a wider audience both within and beyond school.

  • By producing a podcast, students will

    be inspired and motivated not only to be the most creative, but also to use and develop skills including:

    Thought showering

    Team work

    Story boarding

    Script writing

    Rehearsing

    Time keeping

    Drafting and editing

    Accuracy and presentation

    Receiving and responding to feedback from others to their podcasts

  • Pupils might use podcasting to

    Engage in digital story telling

    Practice reading with expression

    Create podcast book reviews

    Read a play out loud with sound effects (e.G. Door closing, footsteps, thunder and lightning, rain etc)

    Conduct interviews

    Do a daily/weekly commentary on school activities or news

    Give speeches on topics

    Engage in debates

  • Remember: Your greatest podcast resources may well

    be those created by yourself and your pupils!

  • A Few Suggestions

    Keep it short and informative.

    5 to 15 minutes a good rule.

    Collaborate with colleagues.

    Talk to students.

  • Equipment Needed

    PC or Mac

    Microphone

    Video camera (optional for video)

    Recording software

  • Locating and Obtaining Podcasts

    Podcatcher software automatically downloads podcasts to your computer and/or iPod or other media device:

    www.apple.com/itunes/

    juicereciever.sourceforge.net/

    www.podcastingnews.com/topics/Podcast_Software.html

    Podcast search engines allow you to find podcasts:

    www.apple.com/itunes/

    www.google.com/Top/Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/Podcasts/Directories/

    podcasts.yahoo.com/

    www.podscope.com/

    getapodcast.com/

    podcast.net/

    podcastdirectory.com/

    ipodder.org/

    www.allpodcasts.com/

  • Planning a Podcast 1. Research your topic.

    2. Write out what you plan to say.

    3. Block out the segments of your podcast.

    a. Typical 60-minute radio show:

    b. Introduction and hook (a snapshot of what is covered and why listeners would want to listen)

    i. Segment 1

    ii. Break

    iii. Segment 2

    iv. Break

    v. Segment 3

    vi. Break

    vii. Final points and summary of podcast

    c. Typical 10-minute podcast:

    i. Introduction and hook

    ii. Main segment

    iii. Summary of segment

    iv. Final points

  • Recording and Editing Podcasts

    To record a podcast, you will need:

    1. A computer (any modern computer will do Mac, Windows, Linux)

    2. A microphone http://radio.about.com/od/podcastin1/a/blcomparemikes.htm

    3. Software to record and edit the podcast. For audio podcasts, Audacity is a good choice. For video podcasts, Windows Movie Maker (Windows) and iMovie (Mac) are good choices.

    4. Storage for the audio file you create (a web server)

  • Software

    Audio Software (Free tools)

    Audacity (Mac/Windows): http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    Garage Band (Mac only its part of iLife, and is free with new Macs): http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/

    Other tools

    Audition (Windows only): http://www.adobe.com/products/audition/

    Soundbooth (Mac/Windows): http://www.adobe.com/products/soundbooth/

    SoundEdit Pro (Windows only): http://www.rmbsoft.com/sep.asp

    Video Software

    iMovie (Macintosh only): http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/

    Windows Movie Maker (Windows only):

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/cr

    eate/default.mspx

    Avid FreeDV (Mac/Windows): http://www.avid.com/freedv/

    MovieWorks (Mac/Windows): http://www.movieworks.com/

    Quicktime (Mac/Windows): http://www.quicktime.com/

    Director (Mac/Windows):

    http://www.adobe.com/products/director/

    WindowsMedia: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmedia

  • TASK 3

    1. Use your cellphones and in groups create a podcast for your students and upload it to your WIKI and to our FACEBOOK page.

  • HOW MUCH DID YOU LEARN?

  • 1. BLOGS AND WIKIS ARE EXAMPLES OF

    a)social networks

    b)social software

    c)social media

    d)none

  • 2. TRUE OR FALSE?

    The term wiki comes from the Hawaiian Word for quick

    true

  • 3. RIGHT OR WRONG?

    The term podcast is a combination of the words ipod and forecast

    Wrong

  • REFERENCES

    Dudeney, G., & Hockly, N. (2007). How to teach English with technology. Harlow: Pearson/Longman.

    http://ict-rev.ecml.at/Portals/1/documents/Wiki_offline.pdf