Can you help?
I’ve been asked for advice for blogging with ESL/EFL students.
I’m sure that ESL/EFL educators and their students will provide the best advice. So I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Larry Ferlazzo’s Thoughts
- Help students get email addresses
- Compile a list of user names and passwords because someone will forget theirs.
- Choose a blogging solution that includes an option for leaving an audio comment as it is a MUST – (if you use Edublogs.org you need to use either a Pro blog or Campus blog)
- Identify some very, very simple tasks that students can do (refer to my Class website Intermediate English for ideas) and then they just have to paste the URL address of their creation in the comments.
- They’ll get used to the tech that way.
- Model on a computer projector each task and what is required so everyone sees.
- Next, have students leave audio and written comments. Highlight examples on computer projector.
- Gradually use more complex tasks, like on my class blog.
- Students can paste essays they write in the comments section, but should type them out in Word first to take advantage of grammar and spell check.
- However, first, they should write it out longhand so they don’t get intimidated by all the mistakes Word will show them making.
Would love to hear your thoughts!
- What have you found works well?
- What hasn’t worked well?
- Do you have any questions on blogging with ESL/EFL students you would like answered?
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