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Community of Practice: Educational Technologies<br />Dr. Christina Gitsaki<br />christina.gitsaki@hct.ac.ae<br />
Community of Practice<br />What is it?<br />How does it work?<br />Does it work?<br />
Community of Practice<br />Model of Professional Development<br />Group of professionals who share same interests and goal...
Web 2.0<br />What is it?<br />Who uses it? Who is it designed for?<br />What does it have to do with teaching?<br />
Web 2.0<br />voicethread<br />
Web 2.0<br />What’s the educational value of web 2.0?<br />Web 2.0 is for fun!<br />The goal of this CoP:<br />Explore Web...
Today’s Menu<br />Flickr<br />Voicethread<br />
Do U Flickr?<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RqvKXgQc9w<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re05530ulS4<br />http://w...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1--CdU4pljg<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr0wod6JZIU<br />http://www.youtube.com/wat...
Activities<br />Set up your accounts<br />View the resources<br />In groups of three discuss:<br />What activities you can...
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Community Of Practice- Session 1

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This is an introduction to the Community of Practice model of professional development and to Web 2.0 tools, e.g. Flickr and Voicethread.

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  • Opportunities for teachers to engage in reflection.
  • Who uses it?Why use it for teaching?A lot of teachers fail to see the educational value of web 2.0 tools. Why? Because probably there isn’t one to begin with.These tools were not made for educating people. They were made for having fun!So why should we use them for teaching? Because if we use what young people use for fun, we may trick them into learning something.However, we need to plan carefully how to integrate these tools into our existing pedagogy.Just because these tools are not educational, does not mean that we can’t use them for educational purposes.That’s the goal of this CoP.
  • Image-based tools.
  • Repository of pictures.
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    1. 1. Community of Practice: Educational Technologies<br />Dr. Christina Gitsaki<br />christina.gitsaki@hct.ac.ae<br />
    2. 2. Community of Practice<br />What is it?<br />How does it work?<br />Does it work?<br />
    3. 3. Community of Practice<br />Model of Professional Development<br />Group of professionals who share same interests and goals<br />No trainer or trainee<br />Tools: reflection (on-action/in-anticipation), interaction, sharing of experiences, trying out new ideas, facing challenges, modifying, adapting<br />Innovative Practice <br />Adult Learning<br />
    4. 4. Web 2.0<br />What is it?<br />Who uses it? Who is it designed for?<br />What does it have to do with teaching?<br />
    5. 5. Web 2.0<br />voicethread<br />
    6. 6. Web 2.0<br />What’s the educational value of web 2.0?<br />Web 2.0 is for fun!<br />The goal of this CoP:<br />Explore Web 2.0 tools<br />Figure out how to use them for teaching<br />
    7. 7. Today’s Menu<br />Flickr<br />Voicethread<br />
    8. 8. Do U Flickr?<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RqvKXgQc9w<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re05530ulS4<br />http://www.slideshare.net/michaelc/teaching-with-flickr-presentation<br />
    9. 9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1--CdU4pljg<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr0wod6JZIU<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U1wlRrKyyk<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CPqOziAcGU<br />
    10. 10. Activities<br />Set up your accounts<br />View the resources<br />In groups of three discuss:<br />What activities you can use these tools for?<br />What barriers are there?<br />How to overcome barriers?<br />Choose 1 activity to design materials for and use in class.<br />Next week: share your idea/activity with your group<br />
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