Blogs, podcasts & wikis for/with Young Learners
- Hi Eric,
I'm not sure how young your young learners are. I would point you first to
Dieu, Barbara, and Vance Stevens. (2007), Pedagogical affordances of
syndication, aggregation, and mash-up of content on the Web. TESL-EJ, Volume
11, Number 1: http://tesl-ej.org/ej41/int.html
There are descriptions there of Bee's Dekita project, in particular where
she aggregates student writing at the Orchard: http://dekita.org/orchard/
You can also find a description there of the WritingMatrix project which
also works on the aggregation approach. A good intro to that would be the 4
minute 'teaser' we made for the K-12 Online conference at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHjlCY0BCNo and if you think this applies to
your situation then put the word writingmatrix into a Google search and
you'll find all you want to know about that project.
Another exemplary project is Paul Allison's Youth Voices. Paul has shown
some very multiliterate communication skills in describing his project here:
I think all of these examples could be applied to learners of almost any
age. If you listen to the Worldbridges network you'll realize that no child
need be left behind from experiencing the wonders of blogging and social
networking, starting from kindergarten. There is plenty of recorded
material there covering transformative applications of technology in the
entire range of grade school levels. And a lot of that crowd funnels
through the K-12 Online conference, where again a wealth of material from
the last two years awaits the intrepid researcher.
Don't forget to point us to the podcast of your presentation :-),
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Baber" <Eric@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 11:11 PM
Subject: [evonline2002_webheads] Blogs, podcasts & wikis for/with Young
> Hi all,
> I'll be giving a presentation in a couple of days on the use of blogs,
> podcasts & wikis with Young Learners and would like to update some of the
> materials I've used before. Do any of you have any recommendations of
> sources or examples to showcase? I'm looking for both content aimed at
> learners, and content made by young learners themselves. Thanks for any
- Hi Eric:
I don't know if it was a Great Idea : http://easdelvalle06.blogspot.com/
My students saw an Opera rock and posted about different scenes. Webhead teachers from all over the world gave their comments.
It was a good experience.
They included a simple survey.
Eric Baber <Eric@...> escribió:
I'll be giving a presentation in a couple of days on the use of blogs,
podcasts & wikis with Young Learners and would like to update some of the
materials I've used before. Do any of you have any recommendations of
sources or examples to showcase? I'm looking for both content aimed at young
learners, and content made by young learners themselves. Thanks for any
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