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EAL Class Presentation

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Using Social Media in an EAL classroom

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EAL Class Presentation

  1. 1. CONNECTIN G FOR EAL SOCIAL MEDIA
  2. 2. EAL PRESENTATION SOCIAL MEDIA ▸ Social media - a way to connect for PD, research, resources and simple curiosity. ▸ An opportunity to meet other inspirational and dedicated cutting- edge educators ▸ An opportunity to continue learning in a variety of ways
  3. 3. WE NEED TO TAKE AGENCY IN RESEARCHING AND SHARING KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING AND STRATEGIES TO ENSURE THAT THESE PUPILS HAVE THE TEACHING AND LEARNING EXPERIENCE THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TO WHILST NOT COMPROMISING THEIR “CULTURAL IDENTITY, SELF-ESTEEM AND SENSE OF PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY” HERE. EAL PRESENTATION
  4. 4. EAL PRESENTATION LARRY FERLAZZO▸ Excellent resources and ideas for teachers http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/larry- ferlazzos-english-website/ ▸ Classroom practices from someone in the classroom.
  5. 5. CONNECT IONS #ELLCHAT
  6. 6. SOCIAL MEDIA GIVES YOU ACCESS TO A VARIETY OF CONTENT PINTEREST
  7. 7. THESE ALLOW YOU TO JOIN, SHARE, AND CONNECT WITH OTHER EDUCATORS. FACEBOOK GROUPS
  8. 8. EAL PRESENTATION VOXER - GROUPS SHARING ▸ Voxer - allows you to create and join groups to share text, voice and photos. Great for older students or for sharing with a group of people about certain topics. www.voxer.com
  9. 9. EAL PRESENTATION SNAPCHAT - STORY ▸ Use pictures to tell stories - help to share ideas and information with students. ▸ Share with a group a story of learning and development.
  10. 10. TEXT TWITTER CHATS ▸ #ELLCHAT - information and ideas for ELL teachers. Every Monday 9:00PM EDT - 6:00PM PT ▸ Participants engage in discussion around specific topics related to education
  11. 11. TEXT TWITTER CHATS ▸ #edchats are a great way to find information and to find connections and resources. ▸ You can find all types of chats for all aspects of education. ▸ The online calendar can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/twittere ducationchats/education-chat- calendar
  12. 12. TEXT TWITTER IN THE CLASSROOM ▸1. Create a classroom twitter account that Ss can follow to discuss different topics. ▸2. Create a class #hashtag to facilitate conversations with students. ▸3. Share your twitter account with parents so they can get in on the conversations. ▸4. Ask questions and share responses ▸5. Share resources with students. ▸6. Extend the conversation beyond the classroom. ▸7. Invite experts or others to join conversations. ▸8. Have discussion about specific topics. With the DM feature, you can also create a group with students to have a discussion with longer interactions. ▸9. Focus on specific vocabulary or language development and monitor/share/model with students. ▸10. Have some fun.
  13. 13. TEXT TOOLS FOR TWEETING ▸ Tweetdeck - a twitterclient for desktops/laptops - works both as a stand alone and via online in a browser. https://tweetdeck.twitter.com ▸ Hootesuite - service client to connect all your social media accounts with browser extensions and iOS & Android apps. https://hootsuite.com ▸ Participate Learning is a new site that helps you to curate, collate, and share twitter chats and resources. www.participate.com ▸ Twitterrific is an iPad app that works well with twitter. http://twitterrific.com/ios ▸ Pearltrees - a great option for curating information from the web - my twitter pearl - http://www.pearltrees.com/kwhobbes/twitter/id93921 42
  14. 14. AS A PROFESSIONA L, DEVELOPING A NETWORK IS NO LONGER AN OPTION, IT’S A NECESSITY PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NETWORKS Everyday is a professional development day. As educators, our own learning needs to continue everyday. If you aren’t learning, you aren’t growing.

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