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Weekly Outline


By the end of this workshop, participants will have

  • had a hands-on experience on how to take advantage of digital/online tools
  • explored some web2.0 tools that can give support to student-generated production
  • understood the processes through which students can successfully use digital tools to enhance their learning
  • seen examples of different types of digital tools in use
  • suggested activities based on the tools they explore
  • networked with other participants and shared visually appealing and conten-rich possibilities for their educational contexts
  • understood the potential of digital tools to foster multiliteracies in the 21st century classroom
  • enhanced their media literacy skills to meaningfully incorporate digital production into their lesson plans
  • explored the different tools as a sandbox for future classroom use and shared with peers 


Week 1  (Jan 9 - 15, 2012)


During the first week of the course, participants will


  • Join the group online meeting place
  • exchange introductions and become familiar with the group environments
  • explore some online tools 
  • create and/or share their digital portfolios
  • go on a web safari about technology integration
  • reflect upon technology integration in the classroom 
  • discuss their own ideas on how they can use those tools with their students. 



Week 2  (Jan 16 - 22, 2012)


During this week, participants will


  • explore some digital tools for writing in the classroom
  • see examples of how these writing tools can be used in the classroom
  • share ideas on how they would use those tools with their learners 


Week 3    (Jan 23 - Jan 29, 2012)


During this week, participants will

  • have an overview of online tools that can be used to develop learners' listening skills
  • choose, at least, two online tools that might be used for listening skills and compare them
  • share their findings with the group



Week 4     (Jan 30- Feb 05, 2012)


During this week, participants will


  • explore online tools to enhance learners' speaking skills
  • have a hands-on activity to learn how to use the tool of their choice
  • share their findings  with their peers


Week 5     (Feb 06 -12, 2012)


During this week participants will:

  • have an overview of the possibilities for developing learner's reading skills in a digital world
  • discuss what they┬┤ve acquired for their teaching toolkit and assess their own learning during the session
  • evaluate the workshop




Our Session Online Spaces


Edmodo: main environment, message board for announcements and discussions Group Code: 9m0oq6

Our Wiki: syllabus, weekly tasks, weekly discussion threads and tutorials

Our Diigo Group: online social bookmarking space where we keep all the resources being shared by the group

scoop.it visual content aggregation.



Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, an international education association



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