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Continuing Professional Development


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How Twitter and Skype can be used for CPD, in teachers' own words.

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Continuing Professional Development

  1. 1. Continuing professional development How can using tools like Twitter and Skype help you improve as a teacher? By Terry Freedman
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>I asked this question in Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>how can skype, twitter, etc help u become a better teacher? and may I quote you in an article pls? Thx </li></ul><ul><li>Here are the answers I received. I hope they stimulate thought and discussion. Please take time to check out the blogs of the people who responded. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Just one more thing… <ul><li>The details of the contributors, my contact details, and all the copyright and other stuff can be found at the end of this presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>On with the show! </li></ul>
  4. 4. opened up my world-my students have access to my network as well-not just for my PD.They benefit by links to global projects jennyluca
  5. 5. Twitter in particular is an incredibly effective networking tool if you handle it correctly digitalmaverick
  6. 6. Well it helps to keep me informed! There is a lot of chat - fine - some laughs - fine, but lots of useful leads as well. carolrainbow
  7. 7. Good morning Terry. I reckon Twitter helps you bounce quick ideas off colleagues in a way that would have previously annoyed andyfield
  8. 8. Good morning friends!Teaching is all about communication.All these web2.0 tools can help commun better,thus improve teaching joaoa
  9. 9. was never before possible; potentially improves their instructional methods & helps them see the need to remain a learner KarenJan
  10. 10. enhanced communication is the key... you can quote me too ;) josepicardo
  11. 11. In 140 characters or less? For the first time, teachers now have instant access to collective wisdom & PD beyond their CR KarenJan
  12. 12. students are unlikely to come prepd for a class esp if they are from high school/ ug, a topic tweet from the teachr can help. lan24hd
  13. 13. for classrooms skype gives kids the connection they need. 140 character conversations less meaningful jennyluca
  14. 14. it knocks down the walls of your classroom and it exposes your pupils' work to a global audience. josepicardo
  15. 15. Twitter provides global perspective on life and daily contact with people around the world: can lead by example and encourage markpentleton (cont) young people to think more widely than their own classroom / town / area... and it's so easy to demonstrate to kids!
  16. 16. Twitter=serendipitous CPD with leading-edge practitioners.Showcasing; Networking; Learning; Sharing; all easily, in 140 chars spookingdorf
  17. 17. re: better teacher: can build community of practice= shared ideas, tools, new tech, links (urls) what works, what doesn't ppalmer21
  18. 18. these help teachers connect with the ideas & practices of others in a quicker way than the past. rrmurry
  19. 19. Broadens my network of subject specialists. Directs me towards interesting and relevant blogs/sites. Provides support. daibarnes
  20. 20. Keeps me connected to live research through those I'm following. Instant sharing of new services & developments. daibarnes
  21. 21. twitter is a 24 hour staffroom skinnyboyevans twitter is a 24 hour staffroom twitter is a 24 hour staffroom twitter is a 24 hour staffroom twitter is a 24 hour staffroom
  22. 22. timely connections tombarrett
  23. 23. it makes you look beyond the four walls of your classroom to see there are others - an attitude we need to give our children skinnyboyevans
  24. 24. twitter can provide bitesized serendipitous custom-filtered inspiration and CPD that you can feel free to ignore johnjohnston
  25. 25. an easily accessible and knowleable support network to share, and gain ideas from. Not tied to one education system dannynic
  26. 26. opens the doors and windows of your classroom - to those who you want to look or speak in iusher
  27. 27. Twitter can help you find good resources and teaching suggestions that you can use later ... Inspiration. skambalu
  28. 28. Skype connects me easily, Twitter helps form network jennyluca
  29. 29. Contributors (1) José Picardo josepicardo http:// John Johnston johnjohnston http:// Joao Alves joaoa http:// / Jenny Luca jennyluca Ian Usher iusher http:// / Drew Buddy digitalmaverick Danny Nicholson dannynic Dai Barnes daibarnes Carol Rainbow carolrainbow http:// / Andy Field andyfield Blog Name Twitter name
  30. 30. Contributors (2) Terry Freedman terryfreedman Tom Barrett tombarrett Dale Jones spookingdorf http:// / Anthony Evans skinnyboyevans http:// Susan Kambalu skambalu http://professor- /blog Rick Murry rrmurry Porter Palmer ppalmer21 Mark Pentelton markpentleton lan24hd Karen Janowski KarenJan Blog Name Twitter name
  31. 31. The end! The article was published on 17 October 2008. There’s a random generator version of these comments here:
  32. 32. Publishing info <ul><li>© 2008 Terry Freedman and individual contributors. </li></ul><ul><li>The right of Terry Freedman to be identified as the editor of this work has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: http:// </li></ul><ul><li>If you would like to be kept informed of other Web 2.0 publications, either follow Terry on Twitter or sign up to the free Coming of Age newsletter. See http:// . </li></ul><ul><li>See also: Coming of Age: An Introduction to the NEW Worldwide Web, and the Web 2.0 Projects book. Obtainable free from: . </li></ul>
  33. 33. Copyright, acknowledgements and disclaimer <ul><li>Copyright statement </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation is (c) 2008 Terry Freedman (Ed) and its individual contributors. The following copyright statement applies to all sections, unless stated otherwise. </li></ul><ul><li>The content of this publication is provided for your own personal, professional and non-commercial use. However, you may pass it on to others, either in its entirety or as individual sections; if you do so, please include acknowledgements to the source. You may not adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any part of the booklet except for your own personal, professional and non-commercial use, and on condition that you make it clear that the altered content is different to that accredited to the original contributor. </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledgements </li></ul><ul><li>Terry Freedman would like to thank everyone who contributed to this presentation through their responses in Twitter. </li></ul><ul><li>Disclaimer </li></ul><ul><li>Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of this presentation, Terry Freedman Ltd is not responsible or liable for any analysis, action planning or any other decisions made by a user based on the content of the publication, or for any loss or damage arising either directly or indirectly from the use of this content. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, all quotations and references have been given in good faith, and copyright obtained where applicable. If, however, we have inadvertently not done so, please contact me so that I can make the appropriate amendments. </li></ul>