Wednesday, February 11, 2009

web 2.0 tools for ESL/EFL teaching (how to become web literate)

Well put together (although quite long :-) this is a great Slideshare presentation tailored to ESL learners and teachers. It has some superb ideas of how Web 2.0 tools might be used in language learning, as well as links to example tools. For key concepts that need further exploration and explanation Thiago Eduardo (the creator of the presentation) has included links to You Tube and other resources that give clear, accessible overviews.

2 comments:

pixton said...

Hi Hazel,

Interactive comics are a great way to engage students! If you're interested in innovative Web 2.0 learning tools, I invite you to check out Pixton.com - an award-winning website where you create comics without having to draw.

You can design every aspect of your character, and move it into any pose you want. All you have to do is click-and-drag to change or reposition any part of it - the creative and artistic possibilities are endless!

Share with others, post to blog or remix comics to add your own twist. Read comics in over 40 languages, with our automatic translation by Google. Language filters, privacy settings, and flagging mechanisms help preserve a safe online environment. Sign-up is free!

Try it out and let us know what you think.

Best wishes,
Clive
Creator of Pixton - Interactive Web Comics

Hazel Owen said...

Hi Clive

Many thanks for the link to Pixton. I really enjoyed using the site, and love the concept. I could see lots of potential with a range of age groups...for example, it may be great for learners to design a creative summary or reflection.

Thanks again for your post
Hazel