I have blogged elsewhere about the benefits I have seen in using twitter over several years. Recently I had a twitter experience that emphasises the benefits of connected learning. As part of my Speltac goal I have been using the Spiderweb Discussion tool, developed by Alexis Wiggins, a tool I discovered on twitter. One question… Read More Why I use Twitter – Part 2
My SPELTAC Inquiry Group is Talk and Engage – Group Dynamics. We are interested in exploring the factors that influence group dynamics in the classroom and what influence teachers might have to engage students positively in greater participation. By allowing greater participation and engagement, it is hoped that the English language learner will gradually develop… Read More The Spiderweb Discussion
One of the benefits to having been in Cambodia for 5 years is that I have been learning Khmer for that time as well. About two years into this I decided I needed to learn the alphabet if I was going to make sense of some of the vowels and so I can also read… Read More Teachers are language learners too!
For my first “real” post on Speltac, I thought I would follow the Orientation module suggestions and blog about connectedness and sharing. Having been on Twitter for some time now, perhaps I could share my own experiences of using it for those teachers who may be wary of using it as a learning platform. I… Read More Why I use Twitter
As an IBDP biology teacher, I teach a lot of content – I guess my students learn more new biological words in two years than they do in either of their language subjects. When I think about language learning, then, I am drawn to how to teach and assess this large body of academic language… Read More Language Learning in the Lab