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European project Sun.Com Social Networks for Educators


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European project Sun.Com Social Networks for Educators

  1. 1. Sun.ComSocial Networks For professional development Naples 2012 The project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This document reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  2. 2. Sun.ComSocial Networks Who is Joel & Kindersite? Role in the project : dissemination & social networks Involved in 22 European projects Expert in using the Internet and social networks Founded the EU_Educators group on Facebook Founded the Kindersite Project website
  3. 3. Sun.ComSocial Networks What networks
  4. 4. Sun.ComSocial Networks Why? A tool for professional development Sharing Support Activities Communications Learning Social networking sites support collaboration between professionals and connect language teachers around the world.
  5. 5. Sun.ComSocial Networks Sharing Sharing of professional knowledge & information by web-links • Articles (academic, journalistic, background and focused) • Videos – example • Newsletters • Websites • New and old ICT tools and how to use them in education
  6. 6. Sun.ComSocial Networks Sharing ICT Tools Blogs Video Articles
  7. 7. Sun.ComSocial Networks Support Global virtual staff room • Hundreds of teachers just like you • Different experiences, teaching the same subjects as you • Available 24/7 • Always willing to share, no off days
  8. 8. Sun.ComSocial Networks Activities Events, conferences & workshops • Webinars – WizIQ, Weekly TESOL • Twitter chats #ELTchat • Workshops • Conferences • Contributing to events and conversations
  9. 9. Sun.ComSocial Networks Communications Synchronous and asynchronous conversations • Google plus hangouts • Skype meetings • Twitter chats • Facebook comment threads, groups and pages • LinkedIn groups • Listservs • Ning discussions
  10. 10. Sun.ComSocial Networks Learning Informal learning • Meeting place for language: • Students • Teachers • Language learning opportunities • Student to student (same language, target language) • Teacher to teacher • Teacher development • Teacher resources • Teachers finding students • Online or blended courses
  11. 11. Sun.ComSocial Networks The networks • Facebook • Twitter • Ning • LinkedIn
  12. 12. Sun.ComSocial Networks The networks- Examples
  13. 13. Sun.ComSocial Networks Contact Sun.Com project Email : Website : Joel Josephson Email : Facebook : Twitter : @acerview54