Hi, finally Chinese internet access has slackened a little and I'm able to join this fantastic site... my eyes are going bleary after reading so many blogs and forum postings.
As a teacher with 3yrs experience I am developing my practices with an aim towards full utilisation web technologies for teaching purposes.
At the minute I am using Google's new app - WAVE - with my students (only 8 students, intermediate standard, college age). I have so far used three waves in an attempt to motivate them to use English outside the classroom. We are creating a story collaboratively, correcting each others homework (anonymously so as not to embarrass), and we are brightening up bland writing with adverbs, similes, metaphors and anything else they can (or want to know how to) use.
Has anyone else used Wave for teaching? Have you got any good ideas that can be incorporated into a Wave? Have you used the widgets, or can you design a widget for use in ELT?
Any feedback, direction, or assistance will be gratefully received.