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Web-Based Resources For Teaching Media Literacy, Krista Bittenbender Royal Dec 2010

Web-Based Resources For Teaching Media Literacy, Krista Bittenbender Royal

Krista Bittenbender Royal

Preparing students for academic success involves more than just English; it must also address critical thinking skills. Using technology to integrate media literacy into a course can help students develop the higher order thinking required for university classes. In this workshop, designed for teachers and curriculum coordinators, participants will learn about a several web-based resources and materials used in an advanced English for Academic Purposes class that dealt with media literacy. These resources range from the websites of media literacy networks and current event sites to web-based information tools and visual representations of information, as well as educational learning resource ...


Blogs & Glogs: Revitalizing Class Projects, Krista Bittenbender Royal Sep 2010

Blogs & Glogs: Revitalizing Class Projects, Krista Bittenbender Royal

Krista Bittenbender Royal

This workshop looks at two technologies that can be used to energize traditional poster and writing assignments to bring them beyond text: Glogster and Blogger. Both are free, easy to use websites with which students can create web pages with images, text, and audio to share with their classmates and the world. In the workshop, intended for instructors and curriculum coordinators, we will look at each of these platforms, discuss examples of project assignment guides using each of the sites, and talk about other ways they could be integrated into courses. I will also share some student feedback and some ...


Using Ning For Conversation Partner Networks, Krista Bittenbender Dec 2009

Using Ning For Conversation Partner Networks, Krista Bittenbender

Krista Bittenbender Royal

Providing opportunities for conversation practice is one way that an IEP can help students improve their English as well as enhance their engagement in the language learning process. However, matching individual language learners to fluent English speakers can be difficult and time consuming. This workshop will introduce participants involved in setting up such interactions to Ning, a free online social networking platform which can facilitate the creation of individualized networks. Participants will gain insights into how one IEP used Ning to connect ELLs to university students interested in having conversation partners.


Examining Heterosexism In Esl Textbooks, Krista Bittenbender Feb 2007

Examining Heterosexism In Esl Textbooks, Krista Bittenbender

Krista Bittenbender Royal

No abstract provided.


Wordchamp As A Vocabulary Development Tool, Krista Bittenbender Dec 2006

Wordchamp As A Vocabulary Development Tool, Krista Bittenbender

Krista Bittenbender Royal

No abstract provided.