A New Educational Paradigm
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NO WALLS The “divide” between teacher and student is decreasing and blurring. Technology allows for both access to knowledge and delivery of that knowledge. There is no longer a “gatekeeper” in front of the house of knowledge. The classroom no longer has 4 walls. People do not need to enter and leave at set times. We are free to learn to the beat of our own drummer.
Learning is natural. Every student is always learning. But WHAT are they learning? Why not our curriculum?
The Digital Divide
What is Web 2.0?
Here are my recommended student / teacher websites for language education. All are beneficial to both instruction and learning, either alone or together.
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Voicethread: Speak and Share.
Discuss it online AND practice English
Post it notes for learning/sharing
Akinator will guess who!
Make an online quiz easily!
Download the generator!
Test your vocabulary â€“ help others!
Aid to Children (lower level)
Alice wants to talk to you!
Record a video postcard. It is so easy!
Make a comic, Print a comic Share a comic, Read a comic
iSpeech â€“ give text a voice!
Download Deskbot and your computer speaks!
VOKI â€“ make a talking character!
Anything made into text message!
Learn Online All levels in one place.
Click and Learn â€“ All levels
Mingoville â€“ Children love it!
Make mini courses. A little a day works wonders!
A free place to teach / learn Social Networks for classrooms
No online classroom? â€“ try this.
Record your voice â€“ get a grade! Track students / track learning.
Teacherâ€™s area Demo
Videos with subtitles and quizzes!
Real English â€“ videos and text.
How to videos â€“ teach / learn something AND learn English
Create a Project Peace Video
Use Current Events! Practice and check your answersâ€Ś..
Inspiring speakers (subtitled)
Make a webpage instantly!
Get creative â€“ make and share posters with others!
Karaoke â€“ learn naturally. Sing!
Make a youtube playlist â€“ share it!
Spoken Verse â€“ Poetry alive!
Make flashcards, practice, play!
A picture speaks one word.
Wordle / Tagxdo Bring your vocab to life!
Visual Dictionary One word = a thousand pictures
Give words their context!
Video Vocabulary and Quizzes
Visualize the text so you can understand it!
Put on your page and every word is explained!
Students can blog!
Online Diaries for teachers and students to share
Many people writing making one document! Simple Google Docs.
Edit online and see the changed versions! We learn by our mistakes!
Learn / Teach online!
Draw / Write and Present!
Record your screen. Explain, share and present!
StorybirdMake stories and share, inspire!
Books that speak! Download too!
Make cartoon videos in English! Animate the textbook!
Perfect for making dialogues come alive!
All the tools for learning and teaching â€“ in one spot!
Ask a question Get an answer Learn English Learn about each other
Bookmarking â€“ share your links
Connect with like minds!
Highly Recommended eteachers!
Can you be a 21st century teacher?
FURTHER EXPLORATION • • • • • •
Collaborative Google Docs list Teach Web 2.0 eLanguage – Mark Pegrum Teacher Training Videos – tutorials EFL Classroom 2.0 – teacher resources Random ELT Blogs – discover!
EFL Classroom 2
Published on May 30, 2010
Top 60 + best sites all linked. Also, videos describing the new learning paradigm online and web 2.0