Empower English Language Learners with Tools from the Web

ISBN-10: 1412972434
ISBN-13: 9781412972437
Edition: 2010
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Copyright Year: 2010
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication Date: 1/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Lori Langer de Ramirez began her career as a teacher of Spanish, French, and ESL. She is currently the chairperson of the ESL and World Language Department for Herricks Public Schools.Langer de Ramirez is the author of Take Action: Lesson Plans for the Multicultural Classroom and Voices of Diversity: Stories, Activities and Resources for the Multicultural Classroom (Pearson), as well as several Spanish-language books and texts (Cu�ntame - Folklore y F�bulas and Mi abuela ya no est�). She has contributed to many textbooks and written numerous articles about second-language pedagogy and methodology. Her interactive Web site ( www.miscositas.com ) offers teachers over 40 virtual picturebooks, videos, wiki and blog links, and other curricular materials for teaching Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish, and Thai.In the past decade, Langer de Ramirez has presented over 50 workshops, staff development trainings, and addresses at local, regional, and national conferences and in schools throughout the United States (Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC) and abroad (Puerto Rico, Thailand, Venezuela).She is the recipient of the Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture; several National Endowment for the Humanities grants for study in Mexico, Colombia, and Senegal; and a Fulbright Award to India and Nepal. Her areas of research and curriculum development are multicultural and diversity education, folktales in the language classroom, and technology in language teaching. She holds a master's degree in applied linguistics and a doctorate in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Why Use Web 2.0 Tools With ELLs?
Introduction
ELLs in Schools: Some Challenges to Consider
Why Web 2.0 With ELLs?
Preparing ELLs for the 21st Century
Web 2.0 and the TESOL Standards
Safety Concerns and the Web
References
Suggested Readings
Helpful Web Sites
Blogs: Virtual Language Portfolios
What Is a Blog?
Why Read and Write a Blog With ELLs?
How to Use Blogs With ELLs: A Sample Blog Project
When to Use Blogs With ELLs
Who Is Using Blogs With ELLs?
Make Your Own Blog
Where to Find More Information About Blogs
References
Suggested Readings
Helpful Web Sites
Wikis: Collaboration in a Virtual Space
What Is a Wiki?
Why Read or Write a Wiki With ELLs?
How to Use Wikis With ELLs: A Sample Wiki Project
When to Use Wikis With ELLs
Who Is Using Wikis With ELLs?
Make Your Own Wiki
Where to Find More Information About Wikis
Suggested Readings
Helpful Websites
Podcasts: Get them Talking!
What Is a Podcast?
Why Listen to and Create Podcasts With ELLs?
How to Use Podcasts With ELLs: A Sample Podcast Project
When to Use Podcasts With ELLs
Who is Using Podcasts With ELLs?
Make Your Own Podcast
Where to Find More Information About Podcasts
References
Suggested Readings
Helpful Web Sites
Viewing, Creating, and Sharing Video: YouTube and TeacherTube
What Are YouTube and TeacherTube?
Why View, Create, and Share Videos With ELLs?
How to Use YouTube or TeacherTube With ELLs: Sample YouTube Activities
When to Use YouTube and TeacherTube With ELLs
Who is Using YouTube and TeacherTube With ELLs?
Make Your Own Video
Where to Find More Information About YouTube and TeacherTube
Suggested Readings
Helpful Web Sites
Sharing Visual Media: VoiceThread and Flickr
What is Visual Media?
Why Create and Share Visual Media With ELLs?
How to Use VoiceThread and Flickr With ELLs: Digital Storytelling With VoiceThread
When to Use VoiceThread and Flickr With ELLs
Who is Using VoiceThread With ELLs?
Make Your Own VoiceThread
Where to Find More Information About VoiceThread and Flickr
References
Suggested Readings
Helpful Web Sites
Social Networking: Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter
What Is Social Networking?
Why Participate in Social Networking With ELLs?
How to Use Social Networking Sites With ELLs: A Sample Facebook Lesson
When to Use Social Networking With ELLs
Who is Using Social Networking With ELLs?
Join a Social Networking Site
Where to Find More Information About Social Networking
Suggested Readings
Helpful Web Sites
Social Bookmarking: Diigo and Del.icio.us
What is Social Bookmarking?
Why Participate in Social Bookmarking With ELLs?
How to Use Social Bookmarking With ELLs: The Best Social Bookmarking Applications
When to Use Social Bookmarking With ELLs
Who is Using Social Bookmarking With ELLs?
Make Your Own Social Bookmarking Page
Where to Find More Information About Social Bookmarking
Suggested Readings
Helpful Web Sites
Virtual Worlds: Panwapa and Teen Second Life
What Is a Virtual World?
Why Participate in Virtual Worlds With ELLs?
How to Use Virtual Worlds With ELLs: Sample Virtual Worlds Lesson
When to Visit Virtual Worlds With ELLs
Who is Visiting Virtual Worlds With ELLs?
Join the Virtual World
Where to Find More Information About Virtual Worlds
Suggested Readings
Helpful Web Sites
Index

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