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  • Collaborative online tools Christine Bohlander & David Tual
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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 : flashcards and quizzes creator; nice-looking, professional; you can share with others by inviting them by email. : designed for students to make revision easier. : big repository of flashcards, but only basic services free. One-off payment for printing, etc. big repository of flashcards, absolutely free, not that intuitive. allows the students to create vocabulary lists, hear the words (for some languages), learn and share them with other students. 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 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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  • 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 Blogger: Jing: Screenr: VoiceThread: