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A day in the life of a Connected Teacher


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A presentation I gave in a PEKADE event in Larissa Greece. It was addressed to State teachers of English.

A day in the life of a Connected Teacher

  1. A day in the life of a connected teacher Anna Varna English Teacher – Primary Education
  3. What’s up teacher?
  4. Teachers are desperate
  5. Students are tired
  6. Students are clever
  7. Students are bored
  8. Dreaming of the ideal school
  9. Come on, tell us something new <ul><li>The solution is not in content </li></ul><ul><li>The solution is not panacea </li></ul><ul><li>The solution cannot be imposed </li></ul>
  10. Connections
  11. Connections <ul><li>Connect in your school </li></ul><ul><li>Connect in your town and country </li></ul><ul><li>Connect globally </li></ul>
  12. Anna’s digital print
  13. Three tools for connecting <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul>
  14. Facebook for teachers <ul><li>EU educators </li></ul><ul><li>Greek state teachers do blog </li></ul><ul><li>SCH - Greek School Network </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomous ‘Personal Learning Networks’ for Language Teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>eTwinning </li></ul><ul><li>My Webhead and twitter mates </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching languages in Europe </li></ul>
  15. Twitter for teachers <ul><li>Connect and communicate with teachers from all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Make your own PLN </li></ul><ul><li>#edchat </li></ul><ul><li>#ELTchat </li></ul>
  16. Twitter for teachers
  17. Blogging why? how? <ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Fine tuning </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Training Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs </li></ul>
  18. Internet safety some ideas <ul><li>Don’t be afraid to include a photo of you </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have to reveal all about yourself </li></ul><ul><li>You have to be prepared to give, in order to take </li></ul><ul><li>If you just want to nag about your students think twice </li></ul>
  19. Internet safety some ideas <ul><li>&quot; They are rude, disengaged, lazy whiners. They curse, discuss drugs, talk back, argue for grades, complain about everything, fancy themselves entitled to whatever they desire, and are just generally annoying .“ </li></ul><ul><li>Natalie Munroe, PA </li></ul>
  20. Why connect? <ul><li>Leave me alone. I’m too busy! I don’t even have time to wash my hair </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a wild world out there and I’m Little Red Riding Hood </li></ul>
  21. What has it done for you, Anna?
  24. Evolve ….. or disappear
  26. Thank you! I’m looking forward to connecting with you <ul><li>Anna Varna </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>