Oral communication with web 2.0 tools

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    Web 2.0 tools toWeb 2.0 tools topromote oralpromote oral

    communication incommunication indistance and blendeddistance and blended

    learning contextslearning contexts

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    Why use web tools to promote

    oral communication?Provide opportunity to experience different kinds of communication synchronous asynchronous.

    Increase interaction inside and outside the classroom.

    Foster global learning (collaboration with other teachersand students locally, nationally and internationally.)

    Allow discussion to be attached to the lecture itself (e.g.,voicethread).

    Improve the social presence of instructors and students.

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    Why use web tools to promote

    oral communication?Promote students motivation making learning moreengaging.

    Can be used with different learners (teenagers, adults).

    Give a voice to shy students.

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    Web toolsVoki:

    Voicethread

    VoxopopTokbox

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    VokiWhat is it?

    Free web tool to create speaking avatars/characters.

    Features:Personalized avatars (animal, cartoon, human)

    Personalized voice and accent (via phone, microphone,text to speech or upload file) No more than a minute.

    Personalized background

    They can be shared through email or posted in wikis, blogs or websites.

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    Voki use in language

    learningDeveloping characters for digital storytelling projectsReading comprehension / literature

    Listening comprehension

    Introducing group discussion by asking questions.

    Expressing opinions or presenting content about atopic (e.g. recorded debates)

    Assessment of oral skills (e.g. pronunciation)

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    Voki examplesSpanish learners talking about a native speaker:http://tecnologiaenl2.blogspot.com/2009/11/practica-oral.html

    Spanish learners narrating a dream using past tensehttp://www.voki.com/php/viewmessage/?chsm=fc4152a46df3f3722f20d3860ecb0f41&mId=498158

    Spanish learners talking about their favorite vacationplacehttp://rodolfonauspan102-1331.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html

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    VoicethreadWhat is it?

    Digital tool for having conversations around media

    Features:Upload pictures, powerpoints, videos

    Add voice, text or video comments

    Comment moderationPrivacy controls

    It can be embedded in your blog, wiki, website.

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    Voicethread in language

    learningMake presentationsDescribe, compare and contrast pictures/pieces of art

    Narrate a story / Adding voices to the characters in a story

    Reading groups

    Peer review writing samples

    Comment, review or discuss a videoclipDigital portfolios

    Problem solving / Debate on an issue

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    Voicethread examplesSpanish student presentation on cultural topics:http://spa101hfall09.wetpaint.com/page/Webquests

    Questions to a native speakers presentation of a trip:

    http://voicethread.com/share/746050/

    Students interview at the beginning:

    http://voicethread.com/share/1306986/

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    VoxopopWhat is it?

    A webspace for talkgroups. A message board/forum thatuses voice instead of text.

    Features

    You can create a public or a private talkgroup.

    You can be notified by when others contribute to your talkgroup (keep a watchlist).

    You can have messages automatically transferred to anmp3 player (Add to iTunes).

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    Voxopop in language

    learningDiscussion about topics covered in class.Activate background knowledge about a topic you aregoing to present in class.

    Collaborative narratives

    Pronunciation practice

    Practice your listening skills in L2

    Assessment of oral skills

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    Voxopop examplesGina Santi Fotografas Questions to a Spanish-speaking photographer:http://www.voxopop.com/topic/56244dbc-95b2-400d-a18f-6cce47cc96ba

    Students introductions SPA101:

    http://www.voxopop.com/topic/d235ff72-2011-4d5b-957e-5188177613b3

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    TokboxWhat is it?

    Webtool that allows you to connect face-to-face using video.

    Features:No downloads involved

    Video conference (up to 20 people for free)

    You can upload presentations, videos and documents to enrichyour online discussion.

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    Tokbox in language

    learningSynchronous feedback to students work Virtual pen pen pals for language students

    Review material with students

    Local, national and international collaboration in projects

    Group discussion in online classes

    Interviews / Oral assessment

    Homework: (e.g. Survey of native speakers or language users)

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    Tokbox exampleInterview with a native speaker:

    http://tecnologiaenl2.blogspot.com/2009/11/practica-oral.html

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    ResourcesVoki: Voki Avatars in Education

    Voicethread: Voicethread 4 Education wiki

    Voxopop: IELTS speaking practice with Voxopop

    Tokbox: Teach outside the classroom