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Connecting Online & Building a PLN for English Language Teachers


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Connecting Online & Building a PLN for English Language Teachers

  1. Photo by Mavis, Networked Learning for English Language Teachers
  2. “Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift. Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club -the community of speakers of that language. - Frank Smith
  3. Busuu- 30 million users
  4. 100000+
  5. Chats Games, Interactive Tools
  6. Learner Created Groups Community challenges
  7. Participate in Talk groups
  8. Get  Connected  by  Divergent  Learner,  Flickr    
  9. 997,000 -­‐Number  of  Teachers  on  LinkedIn  
  10. Photo by lanx1983: Billions But there are nearly…. Of authors, researchers, organizations, professionals, thought leaders, subject matter experts, etc. who you and your students can learn from.
  11. Connect withTeachers Online
  12. Connect withTeachers Online
  13. What is a PLN?
  14. Personal/Passionate Learning Networks Refueling the Way We Teach
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  16. How do you want to learn? How much time can you invest?What is the best tool?
  17. Find Your #Hashtag! #ESL #BESIG #ELLChat #yltsig#ELTPics #ELTchat #TESOL #ELTMooc #BELTA #IATEFL #TEFL
  21. 100+ video recordings of strategies,
  22. Connect with your mobile device!
  23. Manage with apps! Buffer web/iOS/Android Everypost iOS/Android
  24. Try Tweetdeck
  25. Connect Communicate Collaborate Create
  26. Create a Profile
  27. What to Include
  28. What do I share?
  29. Your Passion!
  31. Get my books!