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EV Fair Classics

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TESOL 47th Annual Convention


20 - 23 March 2013: Dallas TX


Harmonizing Language, Heritage, & Cultures




 Electronic Village Fair Classics



The EV Fair Classics are repeat performances of outstanding presentations from past EV Fairs. Here's the roster of presentations from this year's Classics, along with summaries and links to webcast recordings where available.  

Sessions designated with are provided by representatives of  The Electronic Village Online (EVO).  


  1. Shaping the Way We Teach English. Leslie Opp-Beckman, U of Oregon, LeslieOB@UOregon.edu.  http://www.uoregon.edu/shaping.html.  Link to recording here. 
  2. Social Bookmarking: Organizing and Sharing Resources with Web 2.0. M. Karen Jogan, Albright College. kjogan@alb.edu http://faculty.albright.edu/kjogan/conferences.htm  
  3. Hot Potatoes: Hot or Not? Ann Byfield, Verona Area School District, Verona WI. byfielda@verona.k12.wi.us http://hotpot.uvic.ca  
  4. Checking What Students Have Read with a Free, Online Quiz Program.  Tom Robb, Kyoto Sangyo U. tom@moodlereader.org http://www.moodlereader.com/mreader  
  5. Using Blackboard to Assess Language Proficiency Ashley Hastings hastings@glesismore.com, Barbara Wheatley wheatley@glesismore.com, Global Language Education Services; Brenda Murphy, Shenandoah U, bmurphy@su.edu http://glesismore.com/tesolev2013  username: eslteacher password: tesol2013   
  6. EVO: Moodle for Teachers. Nellie Deutsch, Atlantic U. nellie.muller.deutsch@gmail.com http://evosessions.pbworks.com/Call_for_Participation2013 Link to recording here.  
  7. Oh, What a Site! Google Sites for Language Learning. Sandy Wagner, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Sandra.wagner@dliflc.edu  https://sites.google.com/site/tesol2010electronicvillage   
  8. Beyond "Googling"; Research Techniques for ESL Students. Randall Davis, English Language Institute, U of Utah eslrandall@yahoo.com  
  9. Dealing with Super-sized Classes: Ingrede Trajectory. Marisa Mendonca Carniero marisaaufmg@gmail.com Junia Braga juniabraga@taskmail.com.br Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.  
  10. Using Digital Stories to Improve Non-Native Student-teachers' Language Proficiency. Mabel Ortiz Navarrete mortiz@ucsc.cl Claudio Diaz Larenas claudiodiaz@udec.cl Universidad Catolica de la Ssma Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile. http://englishteachingzone.blogspot.com  
  11. Culture Integration in Action: Technology and Model Solutions. Prof. Lyra Riabov, Southern New Hampshire U. Institute for Language Education. L.Riabov@snhu.edu http://it.snhu.edu/riabovlyra2/TESOL%20EV%20FAIR%20Classic%20202013.htm  
  12. EVO: Podcasts, web-based recordings &videocasts: Dynamic and interactive ways to provide feedback. Evelyn Izquierdo evelyn.izquierdo@gmail.com Miguel Mendoza mmendoza97@gmail.com Universidad Central de Venezuela/VenTESOL/AVEALMEC http://evosessions.pbworks.com/Call_for_Participation2013 Link to recording here. 
  13. EVO: EVO Mentoring. Daniela C. Wagner-Loera. Maryland English Institute, Maryland USA. daniela.loera@gmail.com http://evosessions.pbworks.com/Call_for_Participation2013Link to recording here.
  14.  Realizing the Promise of Digital Storytelling: A Tool for Language Learning. Lili Bruess, Ph. D. Georgian Court U. bruessl@georgian.edu https://w.taskstream.com/Folio/WebView/Preview/kjzgzl00kwc1cuclzozvcczb?pageId=kjzgzl00kwc1cuclzozvcczb 
  15. Women Teaching Women English (WTWE). Leslie Opp-Beckman (LelieOB@UOregon.edu), Deanna Hochstein (dghoch@uoregon.edu), Deborah Healey (dhealey@uoregon.edu), U of Oregon;
    Rawan Yaghi (rawan.yaghi@gmail.com) http://ael.uoregon.edu/wtwe http://hayyabina.org/en/our-work/teach-women-english.html Link to recording 
  16. PowerPoint and Pronunciation. June Rose, Lehigh U. (jlr208@Lehigh.edu
  17. Grammar Technology: For Better or Worse. Thomas Leverett, Texas Tech U. thomas.leverett@ttu.edu http://mypage.siu.edu/leverett/fbow.html 
  18. Integrating Google My Maps and Language Learning: The Collaborative Creation of Virtual Tour Guides by Brazilian Students. Marcos Racilan, Federal Center of Technological Education of Minas Gerais. marcosracilan@yahoo.com.br http://www.slideshare.net/marcosracilan/integrating-google-my-maps-and-language-learning  
  19. Something "Wiki" This Way Comes! Instant Interactive Websites. Cynthia Wiseman, BMCC CUNY, cwiseman@bmcc.cuny.edu Joshua Belknap BMCC ESL Lab, BMCC CUNY, jbelknap@bmcc.cuny.edu 
  20. 10 Ways to Use the Blackboard Discussion Board. Brenda Murphy PhD, shenandoah University School of Education & Himan Development, Winchester VA. bmurphy@su.edu https//learn.su.edu  
  21. EVO: Multiliteracies MOOC. Vance Stevens, Al Ain Men's College, UAE.  vancestev@gmail.com Claire Bradin Siskin. Universidade Aghostino Neto.  http://http://evosessions.pbworks.com/Call_for_Participation2013 Link to recording here.
  22. Student Projects and More Using Nicenet.org. Jim Bame, Intensive English Language Institute, Utah State U. jim.bame@usu.edu. http://nicenet.org Link to webcast here.
  23. Online Listening: Tricks, Tools, and New Directions. Randall Davis, English Language Institute, U of Utah. eslrandall@yahoo.com
  24. An Invitation to CALL: A Mini-Course for CALL Teacher Education. Phil Hubbard, Stanford U. phubbard@stanford.edu http://www.stanford.edu/~efs/callcourse2
  25. Podcasting for Pronunciation. Jennie Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology jennifer.brown@pe.gatech.edu Roger Drury, Georgia Institute of Technology roger.drury@pe.gatech.edu
  26. Constructing Corpus-based Grammar Activities. Roger Gee, Holy Family U. rgee@holyfamily.edu
  27.  The Wonderful World of Teaching English Through Drama. Gary Carkin gary.carkin@yahoo.com Fernanda Molla, Leslie Sapp, Institute for Language Education, Souther New Hampshire U. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EVO_Drama_2013
  28. Using Cloze Generator to Make Cloze Exercises. Kenji Kitao, Doshisha U kkitao@mail.doshisha.ac.jp S. Kathleen Kitao, Doshisha Women's College, kkitao217@yahoo.com      

Presentation summaries:

  1. Shaping the Way We Teach English is a video-based training product for English language educators, originally produced in 2007 with 14 thematic modules, now available as a second set of materials with 13 full-length lessons for "star" classes.
  2. Presenters demonstrate how social bookmarking sites (Diigo) can be created and used to sort links to support teaching and learning. 
  3. The Hot Potatoes Suite includes six application, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises from the World Wide Web.  
  4. Introducing the new, more user-friendly version of 'MoodleReader', which no longer uses Moodle, with over 2500 quizzes on graded readers and youth readers for tracking your students' outside reading. 
  5. This presentation shows how to use Blackboard assessment tools to measure language proficiency, with examples of reading, listening, and writing assessments. 
  6. This session provides participants who have never used Moodle or want to enrich previous experiences with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate a Moodle course, access resources, activities & blocks from a student perspective & practice them in class practice sections as teachers.  
  7. Core components of 'good' teaching online require considerations in the design and facilitation of the learning environment. This presentation focuses on best practices in website design and tools and features that enhance language teaching and learning online using Google Sites. 
  8. Although students (and teachers) tend to gravitate toward Google for gathering information, many of the best online tools for finding quality information go unexplored, including visual search engines. This presentation demonstrates a variety of Web-based services to help students learn how to dredge the Web better. 
  9. This presentation describes the implementation, development and guiding principles of Projeto IngRede. 
  10. The demonstration provides examples of digital stories set up by Chilean EFL preservice teachers highlighting what steps and procedures they had to follow in order to build digital stories. 
  11. The presenter demonstrates students' projects based on the innovative models for integration of domestic and international students on campus. Students are engaged in cultural activities, use Smart Boards, Google Earth, Skype, Audacity, PowerPoint, record interview and reflection podcasts of their experience, and then post them in iTunes through the course Blackboard. 
  12. Breaking ideas on how podcasts, web-based recordings & videocasts can be used to enhance students' listening/speaking skills, evaluate and provide feedback. 
  13. The aim of this course is to help education professionals understand the characteristics and the importance of mentoring in becoming expert teachers.  
  14. Using digital and media techniques, the presenter provides participants with the hands-on activity on how to use the (free) Windows-based Photo Story 3 software to create a story so they can help guide English Language Learners (ELLs) in their own creative expression. 
  15. Women Teaching Women English (WTWE) is a unique, beginning level text designed to help Lebanese women become more skilled in English in order to help build a better future for themselves and their families. 
  16. This presentation demonstrates how to use PowerPoint to to improve both vocabulary and pronunciation, starting with the basic sentence level and moving up through and into the suprasegments of speaking. 
  17. An overview of the benefits and disadvantages of having students connected to technology at every step of the writing process. 
  18. The presentation aims at sharing a learning project developed by Brazinlian high school students in which they collaboratively created a virtual tour guide using My Maps from Google.
  19. This presentation will showcase wikis for classroom and instructional purposes and walk participants through the process of creating wikis for teaching and learning.
  20. In addition to several ways to set up class discussions, there are other creative uses for the Blackboard Discussion Boards. 
  21. This session applies connectivist and multiliteracies approaches to exploring recent developments and issues in open learning, and how these might apply to more conventional settings. 
  22. The presentation outlines the strengths and limitations of using Nicenet.org for student-developoed projects and for extensive listening and reading. 
  23. This session highlights some of the best and newest innovations in online listening content and tools for enhancing comprehension practice, describing the features of each. The presenter concludes by explaining basic guidelines on how to use these multimedia resources in pedagogically-sound ways. 
  24. This presentation reviews the website for a short survey course in CALL offered as an optional supplement to an ESL methods case; materials are open and available for others to use.
  25. The presenters explain how they use podcasting to improve student pronunciation, as well as walk participants through the technical aspects of creating a podcast, giving volunteers a chance to record their own voices.
  26. This session demonstrates the use of the Corpus of Contrmporary English to locate material for a series of activities to teach articles.
  27. This year the TESOL-Drama event took participants through a series of teaching English through drama approaches: applied drama techniques, improvisation, readers' theatre, story theatre, scripted drama, and process drama.
  28. Cloze Generator is a program which can be used to automatically create cloze exercises based on various characteristics specified by the user. 

 The Electronic Village Online 


For five weeks in January and February, Electronic Village Online sessions offer collaborative, online discussion or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions bring together participants for an extension of themes from the Convention. Sessions are free and open to anyone around the globe. 

Sponsored by TESOL CALL-IS, the EVO offers free teacher professional development for participants from around the world. Last year we had over 2,000 participants in 14 sessions, about half of them from outside the U.S. The sessions are available to both TESOL and non-TESOL members free of charge and are run totally by volunteers. This TESOL CALL-IS Electronic Village Fair Classics demonstrates examples of several EVO sessions from the 2013 offerings. 

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