TESOL 2011: Convention Presentation

Six Blogging Activities for Practicing L2 English Writing (practice-orientated presentation)

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Location: Grand Salon 18, Hilton Riverside Hotel

Abstract:
Learn about six blogging activities that encourage ESL learners to write freely and fluently in a low-stress, highly personalized context. The activities relate to specific writing forms and incorporate various creative internet-based tools. The blogging activities introduced can be modified to fit any teaching situation!

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Activities in action (class website): pieblogs.wikispaces.com


Sample blog (activity support): http://piesample.blogspot.com/


Click here to access an article describing the use and implementation of these six activities


TESOL 2010: Graduate Student Forum

Paper Presentation: Relating Teachers' Attitudes, Pedagogy, and Technology

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Location: Boston Convention Center, Room 203

Abstract:
This paper presentation explores how ESL teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms. The attitudinal and pedagogical relationship between teachers and technology are critically examined. Successful evaluation of these factors can lead to integrated technology use, resulting in increased language learning and the development of an English-language identity in the learner.

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