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Wikis | Wikis @ WIKISPACES | Wikis Examples | Wikispaces Tutorials | Resources | More Web 2.0 Tools | CLIL (AICLE)
This course is aimed at teachers involved in the PIALE programme (Programa Integral de Aprendizaje de las Lenguas Extranjera.Decreto 81/2012, de 11 de mayo de 2012)

The two sessions will be carried out in June 2012 (13th and 14th as scheduled) in CPR Zafra from 17:00 to 21:00.

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A way of approaching to new technologies is by means of WEB 2.0 Tools such as WIKIS, a very useful and interersting tool for Education.

  • Wikis

One of the coolest web 2.0 applications for me is WIKIS. I want to bring something good, practical and easy to use, not only for you, teachers, but for our students.

  • A Hawaiian word for “quick”.
  • A wikispace is a collaborative website.
  • It is a writing space to edit, change and delete information.
  • It is free.

How can teachers can use wikis?

1. For the teacher

  • A personal web page.
  • A resources and data bank: interesting links, exams, students lists, pictures, etc.
  • Teaching Planning.
  • Researching.
  • Courses.
  • Forum.

2. For the students

  • Provide a space for free writing.
  • Draw up projects.
  • Collaborate on documents, such as an essay written by the entire class.
  • Upload photos.
  • Opinions.
  • Sharing information: Notes.
  • Forum.

  • Wikis @ WIKISPACES

  • Wikis Examples

Click here to see examples of educational wikis.

  • Wikispaces Tutorials

  • Resources

  • More Web 2.0 Tools

A look at other funny and interesting Web 2.0 tools:

If you want to know more about Web 2.0 applications, click here.

Are U interested in other Web 2.0 tools for the English Class? Just visit the following link.

I would highlight these ones:



According to Voki, this online service enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of lots of other types of characters… animals, monsters, anime etc. Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone.

Voki lives on your blog, social network profile and will soon be integrated in various instant messaging platforms. You will also be able to download it to most video supported phones.



Glogster is a social network that allows users to create free interactive posters, or glogs. The glog, short for graphical blog, is an interactive multimedia image. It looks like a poster, but readers can interact with the content

A part of Glogster, the Glogster EDU education project was launched to serve in the educational environment. Education Glogster allows teachers and pupils to use glogs as instructional aids. Users have the option of choosing the freedom of complete expression with Glogster or Glogster EDU with teacher controls.

Articles about using glogster in the classroom: Lola Torres - Victoria Castrillejo.

Video: How to integrate glog(ster) in your wiki.



CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), or AICLE (Aprendizaje Integrado de Contenidos y Lenguas Extranjeras. cf. Educación Bilingüe), refers to situations where subjects, or parts of subjects, are taught through a foreign language with dual-focussed aims, namely the learning of content, and the simultaneous learning of a foreign language'. (Marsh, 1994)