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Ellectronic Village 2008

Tesol Conference New York




A Six-Week EVO Online Session



Presented by Carla Arena and Mary Hillis



How can teachers spice up their classes, raise students' interest in various topics and get them to express their thoughts freely? How can they engage

students in interactions with each other as a group?


Blogging4Educators, a six-week Electronic Village Online workshop held in January/February 2008 aimed to introduce participants to different ways in which blogging can be integrated into teaching. It provided hands-on opportunities for educators who were new to blogging to set up and develop their own blogs, as well as to explore the worlds of possibilities provided by different kinds of blogs. By the end of the workshop, participants had experimented with creating and enhancing blogs, posting and editing entries, inviting members to their blogs, and commenting on one anothers' blogs - using either Blogger or Wordpress platforms. Participants  also explored blog comment management, template personalization, tagging (labeling) and really simple syndication (RSS).


Presenters will give an overview of the Blogging4Educators online session and show where you can find all the resources and e-spaces explored during the course. Besides, they will tell you how you can join next year's free Electronic Village Online sessions for educators.






About the Presenters


Carla Arena


 A Brazilian EFL teacher, explorer of the potential of technology integration into language learning, Carla started to explore the possibilities of tech-applications some years ago and has been trying them out new ever since. Carla is a teacher trainer and site content manager at  A Binational Center in Brasilia, but she's on a leave right now. She's temporarily living in Key West. She's a blogging fan (or addict!) and enthusiastic Webhead.



The Journey on Teaching and Learning








Mary Hillis


An EFL teacher in Japan, Mary is enthusiastic about language teaching and learning.  In 2006, Mary joined two online communities of practice: Becoming a Webhead and Learning with Computers.  Since then, she has been exploring how technology can be used for both personal and professional projects.





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