Audio presentation by a Norquest Panel. Duration in minutes: 43:14 This 3 part presentation will provide instructors with information about how to use three fantastic online resources for the purpose of ESL instruction. Part 1 Wikis are a quick and easy way to introduce technology in the ESL classroom. Find out how you can set up and use a wiki for your students, and look at some examples of wikis used in ESL classes. No specialized computer knowledge is needed! Part 2 Facebook boasts of “giving people the power to share” and connect, but what can it do for your additional language learners? Find out more about the possible benefits of Facebook, look at examples of its use in other language classrooms, and learn how to create an online presence for your class on Facebook. Part 3 Blackboard is a great way to provide ESL students with writing tutorials. Find out how you can create interactive activities using some of the software available (StudyMate, Respondus, and Hot Potatoes) for your Blackboard course.
Bonnie Nicholas, Kent Lee, Yuji Abe
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The Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) is a professional organization that promotes the highest standards of teaching and English language program provision for all learners in Alberta whose first language is other than English.