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EVO 2011 Launch Webcast Participation Guide

We hope that we can bring as many people into the conversation as possible. In the past, this has sometimes created quite a bit of confusion and chaos.  Of course, as webheads, we have a special place in our hearts for a bit of chaos, but in hopes of minimizing frustration, we're going to try the following approach this year.  Just a reminder, if you just want to listen to the webcast and don't actually want to join the conversation, there's no need to use Skype at all.

I will be using the skype ID 'worldbridges' to host the skype call. PLEASE DO NOT SKYPE ME.
If you would like to join the conversation, please post a comment below with your

  • name
  • skype ID
    and
  • EVO Session Participation

When we are ready to bring you into the conversation, I will text you with the following message
"Are you ready to join in?  Please turn off your Ustream or audio steam."
If you join the skype call while still listening to the Ustream or audio stream you will get two sources of audio and it will sound very confusing.  Before you join the call, either stop the UStream
   or
When you have done so, respond with 'ready' in the skype text.


I will then skype you.  Once you answer, you'll be 'on the air' with everyone else in the conversation.  Often, when you join in, someone else will be in mid-sentence, so instead of saying 'hello' right away, please wait for me to welcome you.

If you have questions about any of the above, please ask them in one of the chat rooms
Main Chat, Tapped In Chat, Lite Chat

Good luck and I look forward to speaking with many of you soon,

Jeff

Moira Hunter

Name : Moira Hunter
Skype ID: moirahunter
EVO: EVO Coordination Team

Aiden C. Yeh

Name: Aiden Yeh
Skype: aidenyeh
EVO: EVO Coordination Team

Nina Lyulkun

Name: Nina Lyulkun
Skype ID: nagora60
EVO: Digitalstorytelling

Name: Hovhannes Skype:

Name: Hovhannes
Skype: harhovo

John Conway

Name: John Conway
Skype ID: jj.conway
EVO: Mentoring

Larisa Olesova

Name: Larisa Olesova
Skype: larissa.olesova
EVO: Becoming a Webhead

vance

Vance Stevens
vancestev
Multiliteracies

I'm not sure about my skype audio. I may need to run a vpn to have voip. I'll try and check it with someone first

Helen Davies id :

Helen Davies
id : hdavies06
EVO BAW

Name: Gary Carkin Skype:

Name: Gary Carkin

Skype: garycarkin1

EVO: Re-Playing Process Drama

EVO VILLAGE

Name: Heike Philp
Skype: letstalkonline
EVO: VILLAGE 2011

Hello everyone I am glad to

Hello everyone

I am glad to be among you in this session :)

Loubna FLAH
Morocco

EVO village

Name: Gary Carkin
Skype: mumutaaz111
EVO: podcasts and multiliteracies

Name: FLAH Loubna Skype:

Name: FLAH Loubna
Skype: mumtaaz1111
EVO: podcasts and multiliteracies

Nina Liakos

Name: Nina Liakos
Skype ID nina_liakos
EVO: podcasting

this is jasmine

name Jasmine

skype ID qiqiqiqit

EVO Session Participation: Multiliteracies & VILLAGE

Marisa Constantinides

name Marisa Constantinides
skype ID marisa.constantinides.celt
and
EVO Session Participation VILLAGE

Rima Malek

Skype: rima.malek

Hi I am trying to get on.

Hi I am trying to get on. How??

Using computer in teaching

Hi>>>I want to ask about the advantages and disadvantages of using computer in teaching ???????? what do u think???

 

The Advantages of Computer in Organizing English Teaching

1. Its capacity to control presentation.
Unlike a book, it can present fragments which add up to a whole; it can do so with any built-in time delay chosen by the students or selected for him. It can combine visual or graphic information with text; it can highlight features of text using color and movement. Potentially this is a great advantage over the linear fixed presentation of a book.

2. Its novelty and creativity
Oddly enough the computer is creative. Unlike any other classroom aid, it can vary the exercise each time. It is done and adapted its language to what the students produce, within certain limits.

3. Feedback
The computer is capable of analyzing what the student does and taking account of this in what it does next. One way of using this capability is through error correction; the student’s mistakes can be characterized and the appropriate advice given to him; or the computer may best its next move on an analysis of what the student types, whether in terms of increasing difficulty of the exercise, or of an answer in an exercise, or of altering the screen display.

id want to ask about  the  

id want to ask about  the   qualities of a good teacher

answer for your question.

aya ali hasan

#1 Passion

Without this, it is impossible to become a great teacher. If you don’t love your subject, how can you expect your students to? I don’t think this is an issue for most teachers. Still, it is always important to emphasize. Sure, your students will think you’re crazy when you talk about fractions with a look usually reserved for spectator sports, but in the end your enthusiasm rubs off. Never be afraid to love something and show it.

#2 Creativity

With the onslaught of standardized testing and curriculum this might be getting harder, but it is still very important. Regardless of discipline, creativity is paramount. Sure, you can be a good teacher by taking prepackaged material and efficiently transmitting it. But you can’t be a great one. To be a great teacher, you have to be ready to develop custom, creative lesson plans and projects. You have to have an arsenal of techniques. You need to be a problem-solver. You get the idea. If you don’t, pop into your average commencement address and you’ll hear plenty about this.

#3 Flexibility

Students have complex lives, as do you. If everything is set in stone, you’ll eventually crack. When an A student fails a test, you have to be ready to be flexible. Likewise, you should make yourself available to students for help as much as possible and publicize that fact. If students don’t know you’re available or have office hours, they won’t come and will just struggle through key concepts. Realize that learning is not static and you can’t be either.

#4 Integrate

I am a firm believer in integrated curriculum and content. Life isn’t in isolated boxes, so learning shouldn’t be either. I often hear the complaint that there isn’t support from administration or other teachers. To that, I say “So what?” Even if you’re the only one integrating across disciplines, even if the other discipline wants nothing to do with you, still do it. My math teacher once spent an entire class investigating the application of logarithms in music: complete with a working string instrument. If this seems hard, just take baby steps: try to integrate another discipline for just one lesson and go from there.

#5 Connect

Information can’t be transmitted without a solid connection, and neither can knowledge. You need to form a connection with each and every student. Technically speaking, the knowledge has to form a connection to the student, but you are the representation and medium of that knowledge. Find out what students passions are, and show them how the knowledge connects to them. To do this well, you have to be interesting. Your subject should be your passion, but not your only one. Play an instrument, learn to program, or coach a soccer team: it shows you have something in common with students and helps you to form a connection. Connect these passions back to your subject, and share those connections with your students. Be sure to drop these connections into lessons, fast and furious. Also, appeal to a variety of students. A music reference does nothing for me, but a computer science reference has my interest piqued. (The opposite for other students) You need to connect with students, and to connect you need something to connect with.

There you have it: the top five qualities I see in good teachers. Yes, I gather this is rather ironic considering I’m not even a teacher myself. However, I think I am in a very good position to evaluate the effectiveness of teachers, as I am a student. Like it or not, students are the only ones who know if you’ve been successfully. We know all the stuff a test would show, plus the stuff it can’t. Hopefully, you can think about some of these qualities and objectively judge yourself to improve. What did I miss? What are your top 5

answer for your question.

#1 Passion

Without this, it is impossible to become a great teacher. If you don’t love your subject, how can you expect your students to? I don’t think this is an issue for most teachers. Still, it is always important to emphasize. Sure, your students will think you’re crazy when you talk about fractions with a look usually reserved for spectator sports, but in the end your enthusiasm rubs off. Never be afraid to love something and show it.

#2 Creativity

With the onslaught of standardized testing and curriculum this might be getting harder, but it is still very important. Regardless of discipline, creativity is paramount. Sure, you can be a good teacher by taking prepackaged material and efficiently transmitting it. But you can’t be a great one. To be a great teacher, you have to be ready to develop custom, creative lesson plans and projects. You have to have an arsenal of techniques. You need to be a problem-solver. You get the idea. If you don’t, pop into your average commencement address and you’ll hear plenty about this.

#3 Flexibility

Students have complex lives, as do you. If everything is set in stone, you’ll eventually crack. When an A student fails a test, you have to be ready to be flexible. Likewise, you should make yourself available to students for help as much as possible and publicize that fact. If students don’t know you’re available or have office hours, they won’t come and will just struggle through key concepts. Realize that learning is not static and you can’t be either.

#4 Integrate

I am a firm believer in integrated curriculum and content. Life isn’t in isolated boxes, so learning shouldn’t be either. I often hear the complaint that there isn’t support from administration or other teachers. To that, I say “So what?” Even if you’re the only one integrating across disciplines, even if the other discipline wants nothing to do with you, still do it. My math teacher once spent an entire class investigating the application of logarithms in music: complete with a working string instrument. If this seems hard, just take baby steps: try to integrate another discipline for just one lesson and go from there.

#5 Connect

Information can’t be transmitted without a solid connection, and neither can knowledge. You need to form a connection with each and every student. Technically speaking, the knowledge has to form a connection to the student, but you are the representation and medium of that knowledge. Find out what students passions are, and show them how the knowledge connects to them. To do this well, you have to be interesting. Your subject should be your passion, but not your only one. Play an instrument, learn to program, or coach a soccer team: it shows you have something in common with students and helps you to form a connection. Connect these passions back to your subject, and share those connections with your students. Be sure to drop these connections into lessons, fast and furious. Also, appeal to a variety of students. A music reference does nothing for me, but a computer science reference has my interest piqued. (The opposite for other students) You need to connect with students, and to connect you need something to connect with.

There you have it: the top five qualities I see in good teachers. Yes, I gather this is rather ironic considering I’m not even a teacher myself. However, I think I am in a very good position to evaluate the effectiveness of teachers, as I am a student. Like it or not, students are the only ones who know if you’ve been successfully. We know all the stuff a test would show, plus the stuff it can’t. Hopefully, you can think about some of these qualities and objectively judge yourself to improve. What did I miss? What are your top 5?

good evening : i want to ask

good evening : i want to ask how can i use my mobile effictivly in teachin??

hello

Salamo alaiki  Aya

I thik this link will help you sister

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVZuwzgvrNU

Best
Heba mhaisen

Hello There!!!

first i'd like to thank u

ihave a question
How can i use computers in teaching grammer for kids
could you suggest some effective way
thank you!!!
Heba Mhaisen

kids online games

asslam alaikum Heba

below is a wonderful link for teaching English kids

and preschool learners using games,videoes,stories

and worksheets. It is an attractive site for children

i hope  that i have help u

even with ideas for what you want.

http://www.cookie.com/kids/games/viewallgames.html

Best regards

kids online games

asslam alaikum Heba

below is a wonderful link for teaching English kids

and preschool learners using games,videoes,stories

and worksheets. It is an attractive site for children

i hope  that i have help u

even with ideas for what you want.

http://www.cookie.com/kids/games/viewallgames.html

Best regards

Reply

Good morning

thank you emrami for this link it is exciting

and has many pedagogical benifits

thanks alot

 

haneen

question

Hi>>>I want to ask about the advantages and disadvantages of using computer in teaching ???????? what do u think???

reply

. The computer facilities, programs and tutorials developed are discussed; however, the paper concentrates more on analyzing the results of using these tools in the student learning process. The students' marks and the results of several student surveys, as well as the teaching staff's observations, are used to evaluate the usefulness of the different tools and determine their advantages and disadvantages. Some unexpected results regarding the actual students' use of these tools are also presented and thoroughly analyzed

question

i want to ask how i can use mobile tn teaching english

TECHONOLOGY

what are the advantages of using games in teaching english  vocabulary?

USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN A CLASSROOM

Hi

I want some recommendations about useful blogs and websites to help me in using the technolgy in the classroom.

Thanks



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