Posts Tagged web2.0

C is for content

User-generated content at the core of the Web 2.0, content for intercultural awareness and reflection, content across the curriculum, content that matters, the bare essentials of content, content as meaning…. as simple and as relevant as that!

Content for context: El inglés como lengua extranjera: perspectiva Intercultural y transversalidad

Content in the works…

APrIR Seminar “Teaching and learning together: 35 years and counting”‎ > ‎

Striving for Relevance – Content and Language Learning for secondary EFL students

This presentation aims at reflecting on the challenges and opportunities of teaching  English in  a secondary school setting and the importance of redefining learning goals, aiming at what students can do with and learn through the language rather than just how much they know about the language. The use of the web and other authentic resources to create learner-centered cross-curricular tasks and projects can help students find meaningful connections between English and other subjects as well as with their own needs and interests while preparing them to deal with real life situations in the foreign language.

Image Flickr CC: C Mosaic

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PD 2.0: that spark!

I’m pleasantly exhausted after a very hectic morning at the Professional Development 2.0 workshop I facilitated, which was organized by APrIR and SBS. First, we dealt with some core concepts and compelling ideas related to open professional development and PLNs. Then, we modeled and experienced some types of social interactions and practices that will allow for a proper context for learning to take place. Although I feared some colleagues might be reluctant to engage in some of the activities, I was delighted (and relieved!) to see that they were eager to participate and learn from each other. Finally, we shared some useful tools and sites we can use to do online research and to keep a record of our learning experiences.

I strongly believe the Web 2.0 is not just about the tools, it’s about the learning, about the people we connect to. Therefore, it’s sparking that 2.0 attitude what matters, be it web or paper-based.

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