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Blogging an alternative approach to

teaching/learning a foreign
language
Presenter:

Man Eugenia

1st didactic degree, Magdacesti

Seminar with regional teachers

What is a
Blog?
-a network journal with a
collection of posts
containing -events,
-images,
-commentaries,
-digital posters,
-videos or pictures,
-lesson plans...
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Why blog?
Teachers:
-ease the process of teaching, making it
more comprehensive for students;
- ease the process of communication;
- share positive experiences of other
teachers;
- get together Teachers and Students/
Teachers and Parents;
- get new information;
- give additional materials to students;

Students:
- can read, write, watch, listen, post,

reply and communicate with teachers


and peers;
- get and prepare for the assignments/
tasks;
- get the results on-line from teachers;
- use dictionary on-line;
- listen to native speakers.

And also

How to create a blog?


There are several platforms for creating a blog:
a)Weebly
http://www.weebly.com/themes/
b) Blogger
http://www.bloggerthemes.net/
c) Wordpress
https://theme.wordpress.com/

My blog looks like this


http://englishandwe.weebly.com/

Flipped classroom =Blended learning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2b7Geuq
kPc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umcMKQ
R_G
Qk
https://www.knewton.com/infographics/f
lipped-classroom/
Here is a flipped class for 12th grade:
http://englishandwe.weebly.com/12th-grade1/p
rehistoric-britain

Online tools to develop students speaking


skills

Voicethread http://voicethread.com/
saves classroom time, motivates and engages
students, and gives a voice to those who rarely
speak up.
http://englishandwe.weebly.com/8th-grade/a
ssignment-unit-3-deadline-nov30th

http://englishandwe.weebly.com/6th-grade1/t
he-uk-deadline-dec-10th

Movenote https://www.movenote.com/
allows us to create presentations via a
webcam and syncs it to the slides we are
talking about.
http://englishandwe.weebly.com/12th-grade1
/causative-verbs

Costels
https://voicethread.com/share/7322718/
Petrus
https://www.dropbox.com/s/22prpus5iky1aik
/rights%20and%20responsibilities.mp4?dl=0
https://voicethread.com/share/7322718/

Online video making tools for EFL


Petrus
Animoto is a Web 2.0 tool that allowsstudents
users
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vy0qokd

to produce videos that blend photos, video


clips, text and music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6A1PVe
Vf_U
http://englishandwe.weebly.com/12th-grade/a
ssignment-on-unit-3-deadline-nov30th

6k943h4e/The-Generation-Gap-1536x
720.mp4?dl=0
Danas
https://animoto.com/play/U3MSBKf6mZ
pT1M4GcFMowA

Marias
https://animoto.com/play/lpcQ12eeJ
GHCgmCOx1YXtQ
; Nicos
https://web.picovico.com/en/play/y
gWNzhERQkiKZeLfPKOuAw
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Blog as platform for PBL -Project Based


Learning
Online EFL projects involve students in design,
problem-solving, decision making, or
investigative activities, give the opportunity to
work relatively autonomously, encourages
motivation, fosters group cohesiveness.

https://voicethread.com/myvoice/#t
hread/7519176/40471954/41584861
https://animoto.com/play/HXTHrPOG
4L5n81JNUdJwcw

http://englishandwe.weebly.com/11th-grade1/proj
ect-based-learning-deadline-january-30th
Projects examples:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zpcq2z0n84aasgk/M
agdacesti.mp4?dl=0

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Blogs as Platforms for EFL E-portfolios


e-Portfolios could motivate students to learn and
become independent learners, and might provide
learners with opportunities to reinforce their
learning skills, self-assessment, and their
communication with the world the biggest EFL
teaching issues of the 21st century.

http://marylupascueportfolio.weebly.
com/
http://mpe-portfolio.weebly.com/
http://basarabiaeromania.weebly.com
/

http://englishandwe.weebly.com/12th-grade1/the-s
tudent-e-portfolio
http://cve-portofolio.weebly.com
http://nicoseportfolio.weebly.com/

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Integrating Web 2.0 Tools in Multilevel and Mixed Ability Classes


Multilevel classes are classes in which
students vary considerably in their language
and literacy skills and are in need of a great
deal of personal attention and
encouragement to make progress.

http://englishandwe.weebly.com/11th-grade1/dece
mber-05th-2015
1.Write an essay of about 160-180 words based
on 3 ideas exposed in the article and comment
them.
2.Make a movie using Animoto of about 3 minutes on
peoples rights and responsibilities.
3.Make a Voicethread movie of about 3 minutes
on peoples rights and responsibilities using your
own voice.

Petrus
https://www.dropbox.com/s/u8vcp24rgcn3j9p/R%2
6R.mp4?dl=0
Elenas
https://animoto.com/play/DoPJgjcnNYuQrd37Yp1l13
zQ#

Web 2.0 tools to experiment with words, images and links


Quizlet Quizlet flashcards Lingro, Wordle
and Tagxedo combine words, images and links
and can enhance students creativity.

Padlet Pinterest, Listly and Glogster allow


us create interactive posters
including texts, images, links, videos.

http://englishandwe.weebly.com/6th-grade1/great
-britain-in-wordle

http://englishandwe.weebly.com/8thgrade/glog-futurepresentpast-contin
uous-tenses
http://englishandwe.weebly.com/12t
h-grade1/december-30th-2015
http://padlet.com/man_eugenia19/wf
5d8v5n5ne2

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Blogs as Platforms for Integrating EFL Lesson Planning


What are the objectives? What activities are
most effective? What materials are needed?
When should an activity be carried out and for
how long? Anticipate problems and solutions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpIP
OWSR8T8

Integrate Blooms Digital Taxonomy into


Daily lesson Planning
http://englishandwe.weebly.com/lesson-pla
ns/january-24th-2016

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Online video resources for EFL


teachers

http://www.howcast.com/videos/296358-ho
w-to-write-an-essay/
http://www.englishwithjennifer.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/r
eading/dictionaries/play/
http://edition.cnn.com/studentnews
http://teacheryoutube.com/
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The 21st century teacher acts

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