EkaJuwitaArief 12253/2009 CALL
Social Software Social software applications include communication tools and interactive tools often based on the Internet. Communication tools typically handle the capturing, storing and presentation of communication, usually written but increasingly including audio and video as well. Interactive tools handle mediated interactions between a pair or group of users. They focus on establishing and maintaining a connection among users, facilitating the mechanics of conversation and talk. http://mashable.com/category/social-software/
Blog in language teaching • What is blog A blog (short for weblog) is a frequently updated website that often resembles an online journal. It's so easy to create and update a blog - it requires only basic access to the Internet, and a minimum of technical know-how. Because of this, it is one of the easiest ways to publish student writing on the WWW. It's almost as easy as sending an email.
2. Types of blog used in language teaching Aaron Campbell (2003) has outlined three types of blogs for use with language classes: • The Tutor Blog is run by the teacher of a class. The content of this type of blog can be limited to syllabus, course information, homework, assignments, etc. Or the teacher may choose to write about his or her life, sharing reflections about the local culture, target culture and language to stimulate online and in-class discussion. In this type of blog, students are normally restricted to being able to write comments to the teacher's posts. A great example of this is Aaron Campbell's own 'The New Tanuki' http://thenewtanuki.blogspot.com/
The Class Blog is a shared space, with teacher and students being able to write to the main area. It is best used as a collaborative discussion space, an extra-curricular extension of the classroom. Students can be encouraged to reflect in more depth, in writing, on themes touched upon in class. Students are given a greater sense of freedom and involvement than with the tutor blog. A very good example of what has been done with this type of blog is Barbara Dieu's'Bee Online'http://beeonline.blogspot.com/) and 'Bee Online 2'http://beeonline2.blogspot.com/
The Learner Blog is the third type of blog and it requires more time and effort from the teacher to both set up and moderate, but is probably the most rewarding. It involves giving each student an individual blog. The benefit of this is that this becomes the student's own personal online space. Students can be encouraged to write frequently about what interests them, and can post comments on other students' blogs. For examples, see the links to learner blogs from the class blog and tutor blog examples above.
3. Why blog? • To provide extra reading practice for students. • As online student learner journals that can be read by their peers. • To guide students to online resources appropriate for their level. • To increase the sense of community in a class. • To encourage shy students to participate. • To stimulate out-of-class discussion. • To encourage a process-writing approach. • As an online portfolio of student written work. • To help build a closer relationship between students in large classes. http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/blogging-elt
Wikis in language teaching • Using wikis in any teaching is very promising. And using wikis in English language teaching can help students greatly. They can not only read and analyse different articles, they have the opportunity to participate themselves in their creation, edit some information and even put some changes. Besides, it is a perfect space for brainstorming http://wikis-in-language-teaching.wikispaces.com/
Wikis for learning • Collaborative learning • Engagement • Communication • Content development • Information sharing • Group projects’ • Participation
Podcast in language teaching • What is podcast? - audio and video - ‘broadcast bia the internet - can be dowloaded to a computer mobile device - term ‘podcast comes from iPod
2. How can we use podcasting in language teaching • Students can listen to existing podcasts • Students can create their own podcasts • 3. Using exixting podcast • - Self study • - Listening in class • - Enourage students to find a podcast that interests them and to listen regularly • - Variety of levels • - Variety of topics • O’Sullivan Joan,2009
Facebook in language teaching • can create both independent and collaborative learning environments https://sites.google.com/site/journaloftechnologyforelt/archive/october---december-2012/2-second-language-teaching-and-learning-through-facebook
The way to start, create and use blogs, wikis, podcast and facebook in language teaching • Blog - Setting up a sample blog - Setting up students blog - Posting to and visiting blogs - Follow up
2. Wikis • A website created by a group rather than by an individual
3.Podcast • Setting up a podcast page • Creating learner podcast • Listening to learner podcast • Students start makin their own podcast http://www.slideshare.net/9374092/blogs-wikis-and-podcasts