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Using Web 2.0 tools to connect cultures Poornima D’Souza School-Home Liaison

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Where school-home links are strong, students motivation, attendance and levels of academic achievement will be improved. Children are less likely to be excluded from schools where students, parents and the school work together. Principle

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Refugee A refugee comes to the United States for fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group. Immigrant A foreign-born individual who voluntarily leaves his/her country of origin and has been admitted to reside permanently in the U.S. as a Lawful Permanent Resident

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Refugees have 3 choices Repatriation (sent back to the country of origin) Nationalization (stay in the country you fled) Third country (Asylum or Resettlement - Only 1% of refugees will be resettled).

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Goal: Building Relationships I want you to know how much I care before I care how much you know

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Cultures - perception about teachers In charge of school Knows best Ultimate authority

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Proactive Approach One on One Tutoring Rosetta Stone Quarterly Assessment Homework Help Mentoring After School Tutoring

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Web Design and Development. Information Sharing Collaboration on WWW Interaction vs. passive viewing What is Web 2.0?

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Web 2.0 tools

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Digital Native & Immigrant

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Web 1.0 to 2.0 There is a shift from web 2.1- 2.0 – Passive/Static to Interactive/Dynamic

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Basic Web 2.0 Tools Self publishing systems Social networking Supporting systems Wikis Ning Blogs Orkut Face book Twitter Widgets RSS Book marking Web 2.0

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Build a closed linked online community Share photographs Share students work Have discussion forums and collaborate – opinions, feedback, comments, suggestions Share stories, articles, about themselves, their country Access tools at home, submit and review work online Uses of Web 2.0

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BLOGS, WIKIS, NING All these things can be done with Blogs, wikis and Nings.

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CUISINE BLOG This is the cuisine blog I’ve created with members from all over the world

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CUISINE BLOG This is sample of cuisine blog – http://indiaglobalcuisine.blogspot.com/

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ELL Blog This is the sample of ELL Blog http://www.schoolhomeliaison.blogspot.com/

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Wikispaces How to get started with wikispaces

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Wikispaces Wikispace Sample Page – http://elldiversity.wikispaces.com

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Ning Ning – Social networking for academic purpose – Diversity Ning

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Ning Sample of Diversity Ning - http://multiculturalmosaic.ning.com/

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Five Cs of Social Media Conversation Commenting Contribution Personal Positive Creativity Innovation Helpful Valuable Professional Constructive Community Facebook Ning Collaboration Social Networking

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Widgets make it easy to embed third party content (slideshows, youtube movies, snapshots, links lists, etc.) RSS feeds, flickr, and even static webpages. drop n drag or copy and paste. Widgetbox.com is an excellent resource! Widget

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RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Feed Reader or News Aggregator software allow you to grab the RSS feeds from various sites and display them for you to read and use. Bloglines Google Reader. My Yahoo Steps to set up RSS feed Sign up Subscribe to your favorite websites Click on the RSS button icon and then subscribe Or else copy the link and add it to the new subscription on your reader RSS

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‘Word art' tool - visual representation of the content Tweak clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes What is Wordle Wordle can be used for various purposes/

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Wordle in the Classroom - A few ideas: Can be integrated with teaching and learning. Means of assessment Important ideas about a text Learn vocabulary words -brainstorm all associated words Compare and Contrast themes post your weekly spelling list brainstorm definitions, adjectives, and synonyms for words with the key word Names of the people in their families to create a very personal, but creative and artistic for motherday, christmas, birthdays Wordle

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 Hang wordle poster on the wall so that students can get a contextual reference of that class's vocabulary.  (Very brain-based learning) Using Wordle

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Go to http://wordle.net and sign up   Type up the text relating to the topic.   Select all of the text and then copy it to the clipboard.   Click on Create your own.   Paste the text.   Save it in a gallery, print it or use a screen capture program Wordle- Getting Started

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Poster-creation tool Interactive - combine text, images, video, and audio GLOGSTER IN THE CLASSROOM Provides platform for students to create an interactive poster combining everything Solid teaching pedagogy Teacher creativity. Glogster

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Glogster Samples http://pord.edu.glogster.com/glog-7438-7602/#

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How to get started with Glogster

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igoogle – all your links in a customized homepage google docs - create and share online documents, spreadsheets, powerpoints, and forms google reader - get all your blogs and news feeds google news – invaluable tool to get recent historical or current event google calendar - organize your schedule and share events with friends gmail - fast, searchable e-mail with less spam google earth - fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, etc. google maps - view maps and directions GOOGLE TOOLS

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Google Translator free online language translation translates text and web pages & blogs Cut & paste your text into the Google translate gadget pause the pointer over an English word, and the Word Translator displays that word's meaning 51 languages supported by Google's translation service.

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This is my letterhead that I’ve created in many languages.

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Sample of students writing

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Sample of students writing translated in Arabic for free

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Image generator for students Big Huge Labs - http://bighugelabs.com/ Jigsaw puzzle Art poster Wall paper Bead art Mosaic maker Magazine cover Tons of mash up tools.

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Magazine Cover done using Big Huge Labs

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Image generator for students Image Chef -http://www.imagechef.com/ decorate your online profile with creative images instantly animated compositions of your pictures personalize with your own message. add your own message to anything cool new templates to create customized images

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Good for open house and family nights animates on the screen

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Image generator for students Typo - http://www.typogenerator.net/ Random generator for typo posters. Create pictures out of words

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Image generator for students Be Funky - http://www.befunky.com/ Photo effects for any pictures Incredible art work with one click Cartoon, sketch, stencil, pop-art. & more

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Poornima D'Souza poornima.dsouza@k12.sd.us pord_33@yahoo.com Phone: (605) 367 4580 Cell: (605) 201 1027 Contact Information

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Summary: Web 2.0 tools which you can use in the ELL classroom and showcase to the parents

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