ELT Live#5 - Professional Development (Online and off)
admin - Wed, 2014-10-01 01:23
Professional Development (Online and off)
Professional Development (Online and off)
September 30, 2014
- 2014 Kotesol International Conference
- Argentina Tesol
- Connected Educator Month
- Michael's Blog ELT Rants Reviews Reflections and Google Doc Resource Directory
- http://www.scoop.it/t/internet-tools-for-language-learningRita's Scoopit Page
- Mendeley (G+ Community)
- http://live.classroom20.com/Classroom 2.0 Live
- KELTchat Facebook Group
Peggy! I woke up at 530 am here too to be in a hangout with a teacher friend´s class it was amazing!
Jeff made a good point - I teach and the students understand, but they can't change their habits for cultural reasons. As a minor example, Koreans often use domestic software that doesn't always work with international equivalents.
thanks for clarifying that Brian. I definitely understand what you're saying! The example helped a lot :-)
I host and participate in a lot of online PD and one of the biggest challenges I notice is when so many teachers/participants aren't able to use the tech tools and spend much of the meeting time dealing with audio/video/bandwidth issues, etc. and little time on the topic.
I'm thinking that even though he doesn't think they are discussing PD if they are collaborating on projects or work tasks that could be a form of PD (learning).
you're all making me really think about what PD really means. :-) I think of it as professional learning not just participating in conference, webinars, workshops where there are presenters and conversation leaders. What do all of you consider "PD"? :-)
Vance is reminding me about the amazing online participation this past year during ISTE by people who weren't able to attend physically. They used the hashtag #notatiste and many people were sharing links, photos, ideas being shared at the conference. Sharing and extending conversations went both ways.
incidentally, you might want to come on and tell us about K12 as in the past if you have time
I join and leave spaces. listservs, TappedIn, various conferencing sites, nings, blogs, FB, Twitter, ....
The K12 Online Conference is coming soon!! Pre-conference keynote is Oct. 13th: Wes Fryer and the conference runs for 2 weeks from Oct. 20-31. http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=2429 All FREE and asynchronous so time zones aren't an issue :-)
I tend to get off them for one reason or other and don't go back. Or at least when I do, I'm no longer so invested
that's true Jeff--scoop.it requires two clicks to get to the source but the same is true for Pearltrees :-)
I love scoop.it, pearltrees, list.ly and Livebinders for compiling/curating resources to share with others.
in a way that's annoying but then again, I often give the scoopit link because it includes my comments
My personal favorite way to compile my own resources and easily share out individual links is Diigo (same as Jeff) but I don't tend to share those bookmarks as lists like I do with Livebinders or scoop.it.
I'd like to learn more about Livebinders, I see it used often on your sites without really knowing what it does
I love getting the regular daily emails from scoop.it with the latest additions from the people I follow. Great visual way to get my batteries charged :-)
are all of you planning to participate in Connected Educator Month activities this month? http://connectededucators.org/http://connectededucators.org/
Feedly does a very good job of replaced Google Reader for me. I also love using RebelMouse :-)
I loved reader, but I spend ages going through my feeds. I have no self-control. I wasa horder of feeds
With flipboard (or Twitter or Facebook) I just read as much as I can and then let the stream flow
Google apps and add-ons have changed my entire life, professionally and personally. Use them every day to collaborate with others!
people tend to use hangouts more than Skype these days but Skype is still a very stable way to communicate both with audio and video.
I love being able to subscribe to the Google calendars for events I want to keep up with.
I participate in at least 5 webinars a week (all free) from http://www.edweb.net and they are all excellent PD for teachers/educators.
edWeb has learning communities for ongoing sharing beyond the webinars and it's a great way to ask questions and get new resources/links.
I subscribe to the edweb calendars too because it's such an easy way to keep up with what's coming up each day.
Steve Hargadon's Learning Revolution site also has a fabulous calendar that brings together events from many groups/organizations including all of the great virtual conferences. http://learningrevolution.com/
yes--Learning Revolution includes lots of different webinars/virtual conferences. My show is Classroom 2.0 LIVE and it is always on his calendar. http://live.classroom20.com
thank you all for a fantastic conversation today! you have charged my batteries for the day!!!
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