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The Machine is (Using) Us


The Internet has evolved from mainly informative websites (Web 1.0) to highly interactive social spaces (Web 2.0). This workshop aims at familiarizing participants with some of the latest Web 2.0 tools which can be used to enhance interactivity in the language classroom.


Helpdesk in the old days...



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Digital Natives x Digital Immigrants - Prensky (2001)




What is Web 2.0?


Characteristics of Web 2.0


  • Web sites are interactive
  • Content is user generated or user influenced
  • There is sharing, editing and collaboration
  • There is a shift from informative to functional


Defining Web 2.0

Wikipedia definition


Examples of Web 2.0:







Taking Advantage of Web 2.0 tools



The voice of nature



If I had a million dollars

Russia - Brazil


Photo Sharing - Bubbleshare - Slide - Picasa - Flickr

Modal verbs


Mother's Day

When the UFO landed...


Voice Thread

Discussion about Sweets

Discussion about Stereotypes


Podcast - students voice online

Samba EFL

April Fool's Day




Download Skype


Some Tips on Using Skype



  • Be sure that you have no other audio applications open when you are trying

    to use Skype: the settings for Skype and other applications may interfere with

    each other.


  • For best results, use a headset with both earphones and a microphone.

    This will usually result in better sound quality and less background noise.


  • Be sure that your audio preferences (both in Skype and on your

    computer) are set for the audio-in and audio-out that you will use (ideally

    a headset).


  • Check the audio level when you contact the person (people) with whom

    you will be talking.


  • Pause briefly before you respond to the person (people) with whom

    you are talking; if you don't, you may end up speaking at the same time.


  • If you are able to make contact by Skype but one person in the conversation

    cannot hear the other(s), remember that you can also use text chat in Skype.



Second Life

Learn about Second Life and Education

Download Second Life




Edit our TEFL workshop wiki using the password - tefl


Carla's Video on Skype for Educators




We will need to rethink a few things...


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Join Learning With Computers


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