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Out of Isolation Circles:Web 2.0 for Teacher Professional Development

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Out of Isolation Circles:Web 2.0 for Teacher Professional Development

  1. 1. Out of Isolation Circles: Web 2.0 for Teacher Professional Development Hala Fawzi English Language Forum June 5, 2007
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Isolation Circles </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>The “How” </li></ul><ul><li>Obstacles </li></ul><ul><li>Keys </li></ul>
  3. 3. Isolation Circles <ul><ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group Discussions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Periodicals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ELT Magazines </li></ul></ul></ul>Limited expertise Limited opportunities for professional collaboration Lack of resources Untrained teachers area country class Institution NO:
  4. 4. A Little bit about PD… “ The sum of all activities, both formal and informal , carried out by the individual or system to promote staff growth and renewal ” (Connors,1991) www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/2349g12.gif
  5. 5. “ teacher training is something that can be presented or managed by others ; teacher development is something that can be done by and for oneself ” Edge (1988) Training Development vs.
  6. 6. A little bit about Web 2.0… <ul><li>Coined by O'Reilly Media in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Popularized by the first Web 2.0 conference in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Refers to a second generation of web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Summarized in &quot; social software&quot; or tools that connect people and allow them to : </li></ul><ul><li>contribute </li></ul><ul><li>c ollaborate </li></ul><ul><li>share information </li></ul><ul><li>edit content </li></ul><ul><li>create networks </li></ul>http://ru3.com/luc/uploaded_images/web2-big-745097.jpg
  7. 7. Web1.0 Web 2.0 <ul><li>Was one way </li></ul><ul><li>was about reading </li></ul><ul><li>was about ( tools ) </li></ul><ul><li>was about home pages </li></ul><ul><li>was about owning </li></ul><ul><li>was about dialup </li></ul><ul><li>was about output materials </li></ul><ul><li>is two way </li></ul><ul><li>is about ( reading &) writing </li></ul><ul><li>is about users( teachers) </li></ul><ul><li>is about blogs </li></ul><ul><li>is about sharing </li></ul><ul><li>is about broadband </li></ul><ul><li>is about input materials </li></ul>The Web Now The Web We Knew http://tinyurl.com/2fvkka
  8. 8. “ Developing will be augm ented by the tools we use ” Bottom Line? http://www.nickelodeon.com.au/yourworld/kid3000/index.php
  9. 9. <ul><li>Teachers move from the more traditional model of being isolated in their countries, areas and classes when developing themselves professionally , to one where they collaborate with colleagues around the world by participating in… </li></ul>“ How”?
  10. 10. <ul><li>Conferences.. </li></ul>IATEFL, Aberdeen, February 2007 http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/iatefl2007/audio/interview012.mp3 Kafka :
  11. 11. http://dp-x.com/dpx_bc_4/dpx.php?dpxuser=dpx_bc_4&type=solo&pres=60&cmd=autoplay&media=wm Direct Link:http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/iatefl2007/video/session016/index.html Conferences.. IATEFL, Aberdeen, February 2007
  12. 12. http://community.britishcouncil.org/iatefl/ http://community.britishcouncil.org/iatefl/mod/forum/view.php?f=18 Conferences..
  13. 13. Manchester 2006 Discussion Forums.. Same ELT problems in other parts of the world
  14. 14. Elluminate Live Conferences.. TESOL 2006 Synchronous( live, at the same time)
  15. 15. Presentations.. Asynchronous( not at the same time) http :// www . alado . net / archive / webheads03232007part1 . htm
  16. 16. Workshops.. Google Groups
  17. 17. Workshops.. http://prosites-vstevens.homestead.com/files/efi/papers/qten2005/vancestevens2005qten_files/frame.htm Vance Webcast for QTEN Conference, Doha, Qatar. April 30 2005
  18. 18. http://www.santecnetwork.org/ Seminars.. Network of educational technology practitioners
  19. 19. Communities for teachers & educators.. http://tappedin.org/tappedin/ http://www.academici.net/ http://tinyurl.com/zew7x
  20. 20. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bloggingforbeginners/ Hands-on Workshops.. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/baw07/
  21. 21. Online Convergence.. http://schedule.wiaoc.org/ http://wiaoc.org/
  22. 22. Questions? Comments? People online?
  23. 23. Free Courses at the OU.. http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/home.php
  24. 24. http://www.archive.org/details/WesleyA.FryerPodcast80EncouragingReadingbyStephenKrashen Recorded Lectures..
  25. 25. Online Office .. http://www.thinkfree.com/
  26. 26. Tagging.. http://del.icio.us/ http://del.icio.us/halahassanfawzi http://www.blinklist.com/
  27. 27. Activities to use with students.. http://tinyurl.com/2hn93c http://tinyurl.com/vejl http:// www.elllo.org http://a4esl.org/ http://tinyurl.com/2hn93c
  28. 28. http://tagananet2.blogspot.com/ Teach English with Web 2.0..
  29. 29. http://tagananet.podomatic.com/?badge=1 Teach English with Web 2.0….
  30. 30. Teach English with Web 2.0.. http://tagananet.pbwiki.com/
  31. 31. http://shrarh.blogspot.com/ Sudanese students interaction with teachers around the world Students interaction with authentic language Teach English with Web 2.0.. http://jovenes4ma.motime.com/
  32. 32. Interact with teachers & their students
  33. 33. How on earth am I going to keep track of all these events?
  34. 34. Bloglines.. http://www.bloglines.com/
  35. 35. Obstacles? Definitely! Simply. smash them!! Many?... Maybe! 101 obstacles? Could be! Then what to do?
  36. 36. “ I develop with the use of Web 2.0 ..I am not isolated anymore, therefore I survive ” Better than to feel this way … (next slide please!)
  37. 37. http://clipmarks.com/clipmark/7BFB02C6-DD7B-4251-8100-4FB6BA8AE22B/ 1 or/and 2?
  38. 38. <ul><li>The need to develop </li></ul><ul><li>Readiness </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Basic knowledge of Windows, word-processing using a browser and email </li></ul><ul><li>Training workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Joining ASTELOnline </li></ul><ul><li>Contacting 911( ??) </li></ul>Keys? To step out of isolation circles:
  39. 39. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions? </li></ul>Please feel free to go over the links on this presentation!
  40. 40. THANK YOU Contact [email_address] http://englishonlinects.blogspot.com/ This Presentation is available at: http:// halafawzi.wikispaces.com /

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