2011 TESOL Seminar 3. Engaging ESL students with blogs, podcasts and mobile devices

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2011 TESOL Seminar 3. Engaging ESL students with blogs, podcasts and mobile devices


1. Old Guildford Primary School Margaret Finos TESOLSaturday 6 August 2011 Engaging ESL learners using podcasts, blogs and mobile devices . 2. located in the Granville areain the SW Sydney Region PSP funded low socio economic249 students (K-6) Preschool on site (40 students) 93.5%ESL student11 mainstream classes 70% Arabic18% Karen Refugees 26 language backgrounds Old Guildford Public School (OGPS) School Context OGPSPreschool 3. 2009 -2010 4. 1. Assessment of:ESL students language learning needs ICT embedded into school programs across the KLAs ICT software and hardware ICT expertise amongst staff 2. Design Programs incorporating ICT 3.Purchase of hardware/software 4. Implement programs5. Assessment PROCESSES 5. Initial assessment of students language indicated the need to: develop oral language skills and confidence, especially vocabulary and academic language. improve expression and fluency improve reading comprehension extend developingwriting skillsimprove numeracy skills Language of Maths and mental strategies / tablesInitial assessment of ICTTOOLS 4 IWBs, digital cameras and videos, connected classroom installed We decided to: focus on up - skilling staff in the use of technology to support ESL student learning and language development Purchase hardware devices (flip cameras, digital cameras iPods, iPads, Nintendo Ds, Bee Bots) Old Guildford Primary school 6. Student confidence -students immersed in technology at home and in the real world.-Motivates children to learnSTUDENTS =NATIVES ADULTS=IMMIGRANTS High student engagement- Interactive and encourages independent learning Authentic purpose -Gives children a real purpose for their learning - connects students to the real world.Feedback adds authenticityto the learning activity. Improves the quality of work children produce Why incorporate ICT? 7. Audience whole school, community, world.Createslearning communities Quality teaching programs - Design ofrich tasks integrating oral, reading and writing activities-Improves oral language reading and writing skills Scaffolded learning activities (modelled by teacher, group and pair work, independent activities) Technology programs/hardware can be used asassessment toolseg.oral language Why incorporate ICT? 8. What is a podcast? (see CD/handout) A podcast is like a radio show.instead of being broadcastlive , a podcast isrecordedand then distributed over the internet, so that you can listen to it whenever you please.Voices and sounds can be layered and manipulated to form whatever sound you desire .3/4L Podcasting movie clip Podcasting 9. Student work samples Adrian Window JonWatertower Kevin interviewed by Tuesday Tuesday interviewed by Kevin Language Focus:Talking/Listening, reading, writing Wendy and Tuesdays book review Exposition Text ThawKue Wah Podcasting at OGPS 10. What is an educational blog? An educational blog is an online journal Platform to showcase students work Audience :class, school, community,WORLD Purpose: a student writes about their learning which may be commented on by other students, the teacher, parents or a wider audience as approved by the teacher.Parentsread and comment on their childs work andgain a deeperunderstanding of the explicit teaching and learning in which their child is engaged. Teachers can share quality programs and ideas Platform: blogED (DET),Edublogs (see PDF file Using blogs to enhance student learning -CD handout) Blogging DET blogED 11. Successful Language Learners at OGPS Margaret Finos https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/811743-successfullanguagelearnersatogps/ BLOG PAGES word document Kinder Inchworm(HSIE/cooking/garden program) https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/783182-kindergarteninchworm/ OGPS Blogs 12. CLASS BLOGS Kinder Rainforest Blog - Alex Ricci https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/140794-kindergartenrainforest/ Kinder Itchy Tree Jennifer Ikin https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/979479-kindergartenitchytree/ 4 Bollywood https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/829702-hoorayforbollywood/ OGPS Class Blogs 13. Stage 2 OGPS news team / reporters http:// www.edsoft.com Flip Video Cameras 14. Kinder Red Rock School Promotional Video Manly excursion 1/2O NUMERACY- News Report Investigating area Flip Cameras Movie Making 4 Bollywood/ Kinder Rainforest GSSO competition 15. iPod Touch, iPads, Nintendo DS Literacy and Numeracy 16. iPods and iPads 17. Nintendo DS Nintendo DS 18. Bee Bots www.edex.com.au (Educational Experiences- Australian supplier) www.bee-bot.co.uk BLOG Bee Bots down under (Nicole Sprainger) http://www.blogger.com/profile/04996367990684229022 MAC ICT (Macquarie University) Bee Bots 19. Old Guildford Public School Website http://www.oldguildfo-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/ Kerpoof http://www.kerpoof.com/ Story birdhttp://storybird.com/ Vokis http://www.voki.com/create.php seeCD website word doc WEBSITES 20. ICT 95% classes interactive whiteboardsClass Blogsstaff training and creation of class blogs Podcasting- whole staff training, Audacity program 8 iPod touch,6 Nintendo DS,20 new laptops, 6 iPads, 6 Bee Bots 12 digital cameras 8 Flip video cameras movie maker, imovie, class movies, promotional videos, news reports connected classrooms, video conferencing Webcam online Maths tutoring programs - CITIBANK Web 2.0 tools- Voki, Voicethread, xtranormal and many more OGPS2011 21. significant increase in student engagement in learninghigh quality student work reflecting autonomy and improvements in talking, reading and writing authentic purpose and audienceScaffolded learning activities (controlled, guided independent) leads to imput, intake, uptake of targeted language effective tools for assessment connect with the school community and wider world audience Findings 22. Considerations Who are the targeted ESL students and what are their language learning needs? What type of programs will you introduce to support their language learning needs. What type of organisation will you introduce to support the learning?What are your schools ICT goals ?Do you need to conduct an audit of your schools direction in ICT?Planning to support your ICT needs. 23.