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  • Collaborative online tools Christine Bohlander & David Tual christine.bohlander@durham.ac.uk david.tual@durham.ac.uk
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  • Collaborative? Who: - Within a group: S(s) S(s), T S(s) - Beyond the group (resources by other teachers or students) Why: - Not reinventing the wheel but building up on other peoples contribution - Learning from each others mistakes but also having examples of good practice -Acquiring skills by working as a team using web tools What: -Vocabulary building -Blogs and Wikis -Screen capture software -Video collaboration tool (VoiceThread)
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  • Online vocabulary building http://www.studyblue.com/http://www.studyblue.com/ : flashcards and quizzes creator; nice-looking, professional; you can share with others by inviting them by email. http://getrevising.co.uk/http://getrevising.co.uk/ : designed for students to make revision easier. http://www.flashcardexchange.com/http://www.flashcardexchange.com/ : big repository of flashcards, but only basic services free. One-off payment for printing, etc. http://www.flashcardmachine.com/http://www.flashcardmachine.com/: big repository of flashcards, absolutely free, not that intuitive. www.wrds.euwww.wrds.eu: allows the students to create vocabulary lists, hear the words (for some languages), learn and share them with other students. www.mind42.comwww.mind42.com: allows to create mind maps and to invite people to collaborate to them or to view them (without collaborating).
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  • Blogs and Wikis Blog: individual entries (posts) on the same blog example: individual book reviews about the same book on amazon Wiki: one entry, everybody can edit it example: Wikipedia
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  • Collaborative blog Written (or oral) homework Teacher creates one blog per topic with concrete learning aims Students can see each others entry What the students like about it: I find it useful to get some inspiration for my own blog but also for gaining more practice in writing by seeing others mistakes.
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  • Online feedback Corrective feedback can be divided into three categories (James,1998 and Ellis et al., 2006): 1)Correction: provision of the correct target language form 2)Feedback: an indication that an error has been committed 3)Remediation: metalinguistic information about the nature of the error
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  • Screen capture software http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html http://screencast-o-matic.com http://www.screenr.com/ Lets you record your screen and a voice-over Easy to share online
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  • What can you do with screen capture software? Guide/give instructions to a whole class (how to use a website for example) Set a speaking task for the students to complete as homework or in the language lab (ex: website review) Feedback tool The video feedback was a really good way to pinpoint my mistakes and correct them and would encourage me to correct my errors more than written feedback
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  • www.voicethread.com Great for all levels/all languages VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia tool that holds documents (.docx,.ppt,.pdf, images, some videos, etc.) and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 4 ways - using voice (with a microphone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam) and share them with anyone they wish.
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  • Russel Stannards www.teachertrainingvideos.com Blogger: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/newBlogger/index.htmlhttp://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/newBlogger/index.html Jing: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/Jing/index.htmlhttp://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/Jing/index.html Screenr: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/screenr/index.htmlhttp://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/screenr/index.html VoiceThread: http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/voiceThread/index.htmlhttp://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/voiceThread/index.html