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New tools new opportunities personal learning network


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Presentation given by independent technology and languages consultant, Joe Dale at Eurocall 2011 at Nottingham University on 2nd September 2011

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New tools new opportunities personal learning network

  1. 1. New Tools, New Opportunities, Personal Learning Networks Eurocall, Nottingham – 2nd September 2011 [email_address]
  2. 3. Accessing higher order thinking skills …
  3. 5. The networked teacher
  4. 6. Personal Learning Networks?
  5. 8. Coming to terms with Twitter ‘ What started as a few language teachers 'tweeting' about what they were doing has become well over 100 from around the world.  It's quite hard to comprehend having a virtual staffroom of that many people with good ideas and opinions.  It has led to teachers publicising articles on their blogs which ordinarily I wouldn't have seen, I find out about events for professional development that I wouldn't have known about, and it has, without doubt put me into contact with some very influential educationalists who have taken time to give me guidance and advice. Coming to terms with Twitter - Alex Blagona April 2010
  6. 10. Making lists
  7. 11. Organising your PLN
  8. 12. Hello Tweeple!
  9. 13. MFL Flashmeeting
  10. 14. TES – Flash Forward April 2010
  11. 15. MFL Times
  12. 16. MFL Show and Tell
  13. 17. ICT Links into Languages Conference
  14. 18. Two Stars and a Wish Purpose, audience and content one-click publishing Real communication Assessment for learning Secure environment Promote global citizenship Pupil voice Celebrate your pupils’ work Feedback Comments
  15. 19. The educational value of podcasting <ul><li>pupils or staff can listen when and where they want, at their own pace, in a relaxed environment </li></ul><ul><li>the process of recording and editing can deepen pupils' understanding of key concepts </li></ul><ul><li>pupils can listen as many times as is necessary for them to embed ideas </li></ul><ul><li>pupils can have opportunities for pupil voice, peer assessment and collaborative work </li></ul><ul><li>scripting and producing can facilitate pupils’ accessing higher order thinking skills </li></ul>
  16. 20. From 11% - 50% in two years!
  17. 21. Learning languages with one stop animation
  18. 22. MFL edapps
  19. 23. MFL Digital Stories
  20. 24. MFL Storybirds
  21. 25. One in three overwhelmed by technology
  22. 26. Findings <ul><li>Britons overwhelmingly viewed new technology such as mobile phones and social networks as a positive thing </li></ul><ul><li>38 per cent of 10-14 year olds felt that too much of it could be upsetting </li></ul><ul><li>34 per cent of 25-34 year olds reported feeling similarly. </li></ul><ul><li>Young people, however, did not say that they favoured digital communication over face-to-face. </li></ul><ul><li>65 per cent of adults said they preferred communicating in person, the same was also true for 64 per cent of children. </li></ul>
  23. 27. New Tools, New Opportunities, Personal Learning Networks Eurocall, Nottingham – 2nd September 2011 [email_address]