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And the Baw13 journey continues...

Which tools should I explore??!!



This is the second time in the 10 years of Becoming a Webhead (BaW) that we will attempt to continue the collaborative learning journey beyond the 5 weeks. There are many tools left to explore in Weeks 2 to 5. Tools that are simple and not so simple. Tools that may be very useful to use with your students, motivate them, broaden their horizons, diversify your lessons in an exciting way and continue your "blended learning" journey.


The BaW13 coordinators came up with a plan and will have the help of several moderators. Our idea is for you, participants, (and even some of us mods), to explore tools that are part of each week, but there wasn't time to explore during the 5 weeks of BaW13. Each type of tool will be explored for a certain period of time. About two weeks for each topic in April and May, and then one week per topic in June.


We'll start exploring "audio tools" and finish with "Google docs and apps". For each type of tool, go to the respective week, choose the tools you'd like to explore, do so alone or with friends, ask questions or report problems to the YG list and someone will help you asap. When you have created something, post it in the Participants' Production wiki page and send a message about it to the list so that we can all take a look and make our comments.


Here's the plan.


1 - 14
Audio tools (look at the week 2 table and choose)
15 - 28
Video tools (look at the week 2 table and choose)
Apr29 - May12
Blogs (look at the week 3 table and choose; we suggest Blogger to start with)
13 - 26
Wikis (look at the week 3 table and choose; we suggest Wikispaces)
27 - 31
Overview of the past weeks
2 - 9 Twitter and Tweetdeck (week 3). We'll try to have a TweetMeet.
10 - 16 Interactive exercises (look at the week 4 table and choose)
17 - 23
Google docs (look at the week 5 table, or the Tools page, and choose 2-3 programs)
24 - 30  Google apps (look at Rita's presentation in week 5 and choose)


Remember that there are tutorials for some of these tools.


We'll also introduce a few live sessions along the way that will be announced in advance.


You're invited to  start exploring and enjoy as of next Monday, Apr. 1! Above all, learn as much as possible.  :-)



Useful readings

The Complete Educator’s Guide to Using Skype effectively in the classroom - Sue Waters (3 Apr. 2011)

Rationale for Using Skype in the Classroom - K. Ferrell (5 Apr. 2011)

Skype in the Classroom (resource of projects to join, or start one)

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