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Day 1 (May 18, 2009)

1. Enter the forum in the TEACH ning and answer the followings questions:

  • Where are you originally from?
  • What do you want most out of this workshop?
  • What has to happen in order for this workshop to be a success?
  • What is something interesting about yourself?

2. Essential questions (answer at least one and respond to at least one other post):

  • How would you define a blog?
  • How, when, why, or to whom are blogs helpful in language learning? How, when, why, or to whom are blogs not helpful?
  • What are some of your favorite blogs? What makes them your favorite?

What is a blog?
What is a blog?
What is a blog site?

Week 2 (May 11-17)

Take a look at the different wikis available: wikipedia, wikipedia selection for schools, wikieducator, wikiversity, wikibooks, wikisource, meta-wiki, wikiquote, wikispecies, and wikinews.

Essential Questions

  • In your own words, how would you express the advantages and disadvantages of using a wiki?
  • How, when, why, and to whom are wikis most appropriate in the language learning classroom?
  • What are some of your favorite wikis and why?
  • Share a past experience where you have or could have used a wiki. What were (or could have been) your objectives and what evidence (assessment-elicited inference) provides a basis for evaluating whether or not your students achieved those objectives? Explain whether the wiki facilitated the assessment process or not.

What's a wiki?
Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities
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Week 3 (May 18-24)



Week 4 (May 25-31)



Week 5 (June 1-7)