Friday, 20 April 2012- 10:30pm GMT | 7:30am Tokyo (Saturday) | 3:30pm Los Angeles
Moderator - Marina Petrovic
Getting Back to Basics: What to do with Young Learners when it all gets too much
If you’re watching this talk you’re probably a technology lover. This all-consuming, addictive fascination with the digital world can get in the way of some really important basics, especially with young learners. This unfashionably low-tech talk will look at some of these basics, vegetables, books, songs and things I have learned from my children in the past week or so. I will also talk a bit about Linked Language Learning and how we’re all in the same boat. It may become a trifle freeform. Apologies in advance.
Bio Patrick Jackson
Following a number of enjoyable educational and career false starts, I moved to Japan in 1997 and spent 12 years there teaching English. During that time I became involved in writing materials for my younger students: early roots being Potato Pals and more recent sprouts including Everybody Up and Stars (OUP). I am quite passionate about Linked Language Learning and particularly keen to find out why the answer to many questions is just under one’s nose or slightly to the left.
Harry Potter Book Project in Edmodo: A Collaborative Initiative Between Students from Egypt and Canada
With an increasing acceptance of children using internet for academic purposes, comes apprehension pertaining to their safety and well-being when online. While as educators we want children to become more « net savvy », we need to temper this with precautions to keep them safe on the web.
This session will demonstrate how educators Ayat Tawel and Bernadette Rego successfully established using Edmodo, a free Learning management system, as a place for students from Canada and Egypt to meet and discuss questions enhancing their reading skills using the popular book « Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ». We will demonstrate how Edmodo and other web 2.0 tools can be used to protect the students' online identity and communication while creating an enriching learning atmosphere.
Bio Ayat Tawel
I'm an EFL teacher from Cairo, Egypt. I have been teaching different age groups and levels for more than ten years. I'm currently teaching young learners. My main interests are online teaching & learning, and using blended learning and web 2.0 tools to create a learning atmosphere that enhancing creativity in the classroom. I have participated as a co-moderator in Baw2012, one of Evo online sessions. I'm a life-long learner, who believes in professional development through sharing!
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