Our Final Project – Web 2.0 Tools for English Academic Purposes

Whatʼs Web 2.0 and what does it have to offer?

This academic final project is intended as simple introduction to some free Web 2.0 type tools that can be used by teachers and students who are interested in using technology in language teaching. The tools presented here by the Advanced English II Students from the English Program at UPEL-Maturín, are just the tip of the iceberg and this should not be considered in anyway conclusive or even the ʻbest ofʼ Web 2.0 tools. New tools are emerging all the time, many not originally intended for education, but which can be put to good use by students and teachers alike to extent opportunities, enhance learning potential and develop the level of digital literacy that students will need for the 21st century.

Every student should publish a post with a linked list of all his/her posts. Please check carefully the Blog guidelines we will be discussing in class.

Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom

Mission:

Participants will learn to integrate Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, wikis, delicious, Skype, Voice thread, Think finity and photo stories into the 21st century classroom This 21st century classroom will focus on collaboration, team work, global  communication, self – direction, strong work ethic, problem solving and critical  thinking. These skills will be actively applied to the classroom. Participants will become articulate with issues related to developing a 21st century learning  culture.

Course Objectives:

1.  To learn about and implement Web 2.0 technologies, as tools to support teaching for understanding

2.  To design and implement a unit of study that includes using Web 2.0 tools and supports increased rigor and relevance and a 21st century learning culture in the classroom and close related to The English program at UPEL-Maturin.

3.  To develop a deeper understanding of 21st century learning and its relevance

Essential Question:

How can educators design a learning environment using Web 2.0 tools that makes connections with, supports, and engages our digital generation students?

Structure of the BLOG

Title: Posts by [name and surname]

[include your photo, if you wish]

1. Introducing yourself and your theme: [Title of the post linked to the post] (date)
2. Sources: [Title of the post linked to the post] (date)
3. Using hypertext: [Title of the post linked to the post] (date)
4. Podcasts and Videoblogs: [Title of the post linked to the post] (date)
5. Interview: [Title of the post linked to the post] (date)
6. The 10 things learned: [Title of the post linked to the post] (date)

Use the comments below to include the permalink of your post.

Download the slides about WEB 2.o here!!!

Here are the TOOLS!!!!!:

http://www.penzu.com

http://www.voxpop.com

http://www.listen-and-write.com

http://www.dfilm.com

http://280slides.com



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