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Learning Communities

Started by Allan Richards in Teaching and Methodology Oct 27. 0 Replies

Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue

Implementation

Started by Christina Shepherd in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 26. 1 Reply

How does implementation help you out throughout the year? I am curious to know what things have worked for you and what things have not worked for you through an implementation standard.  Continue

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19. 76 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

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Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17. 14 Replies

Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

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I hope you will find a great community of teaching professionals here and in addition, make lots of new friends.

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My name is David and I'm a teacher trainer. Find out more about me on my page or portfolio site. Very interested in all sorts of teaching discussions and bettering myself in teaching. Particularly the use of internet and computer technology in the classroom. Passionate about ideas and the future!

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My name is Jennifer and I am currently teaching in a Middle School in Gyeonggi do. I have only been here for 3 months now so in some ways I am still finding my feet. I am especially interested in developing effective lessons and activities ... and am looking forward to sharing ideas with and learning from other people.
I posted my real name but then went back and deleted it. Perhaps I'm overly cautious about privacy, but for now, please call me Ajarn Singha. I taught for several years in Thailand before coming to Korea with my Thai wife in March 2006. I'm now on my second contract at a boy's middle school. I'm interested in making acquaintances and sharing ideas.
My name is myr and my day job is teaching Business English at a University in Korea.
I have other interests which I pursue including diving and doing other things in Philippines.
I praise you ddeubel for starting up this glorious site.
Having made use of your resources, I feel your intention and the effort you put into what you do.
This site is bigger and better than your previous stuff, and as there is room for improvement in any organization,
I wish to make one suggestion. I have been asked by students:
"Where can I meet foreigners for language and cultural exchange, and hopefully make friends as well?"
This could be the place, so I suggest to expand the scope of this site to more than teachers.
This site has potential to include not only students, but all kinds of people who want to communicate.
This site will be the foundation for a major social network of positive communication and ideas.

myr,
Thanks for the compliments. And yeah, you have me pegged -- I'm a radical! Although I prefer the term maverick.

You are right, lots of potential here. If you have time, take a look at classroom 2.0 , the one I am modeling this on. I participate actively there and have learnt a lot there about how to use "community" technology to foster learning. http://classroom20.ning.com

I am starting small. Will contact many more people about the site, as I learn and make it grow and work at it. I will be starting a link library. One stop for all those language links which members can add to / access. Also VOIP, so communities/groups on here can talk to each other. Lots more. I saw my own site grow and grow until I was daily getting quite a few emails about where to do this? what to do about that? So my concept has grown to really use technology to form a good, solid community. This will include Koreans and other English teachers and students of L2. I train teachers and want to use this site to get some of my very energetic teachers to begin the process of professional development only in English.

But yeah, groups can be formed on here. Ning will also be adding many new features shortly. It is just starting and they are on the ball about accessibility and adaptibility and what "we' need.....why I chose ning and hope other teachers will use it in their own learning environments/classrooms as they get the hang of it.

Sorry for the long reply. And Ajarn, welcome and of course, if you are concerned with your privacy I recommend using a non photo as an avatar and a pseudonym. Also a non private email address. I only requested an email address so I can send you eflclassroomers the invite to my files....

Cheers everyone and myr, don't hesitate in refering people/colleagues / students. This is an open community!!!!!!! What a radical idea.....

DD
Hi I'm Oliver and I'm teaching at Bosung Girls Middle school. I'm very much for teacher improvement and I push for it a lot in Korea. At the moment I'm very interested in creating materials that are flexible and can be used in a hundred different ways for different language points or even topics. I would like to see a database of materials create for people to play around with. I'm really appreciative of teachers like Dave who give so much and keep the spirit going!
Hi I'm Susan, born in the UK I now live in Israel, originally an EFL teacher, I moved to the ICT dept about 4 years ago. This year I will be working together with the EFL teacher in our elementary school to build a combined EFL/ICT program. Oliver I so agree with you about the need for a database of materials. Teachers spend so much time creating materials only to find just what it is they needed at a later date.
What really excites me about web20 is that we can now more easily create materials that cater for different learning styles and abilities, and also that our students have a chance to practice and perfect their language through online communication with people from all over the world .
Hey all, just got around to giving this site a look around. Love the layout.

I also teach in Korea, for the SMOE (Seoul Metro Office of Ed). Currently having a blast with the elementary students. I can really see myself staying here for a long long time. Teaching has to be the best job in the world.

I took your survey on the home page and I said I was worried about professional development, so that is one thing I hope to get from this site. A chance to learn and grow as a teacher.

See you on the dance floor Dave.
Hi all - My name's Matt, and I'm currently at the start of my second year teaching in Korea. It's also my second year of teaching per se! I work at an all-boys private high school in MokDong, Seoul. Great place but I'm their first foreign teacher and we are still trying to figure out a suitable way to 'use' me. ddeubels batcave site was a great inspiration during my last job, and I'm hoping that this site will develop into another great resource. Oh, and I'm British too.
Greetings one and all!

My name is Sam. I am a 3.5 year vertern of the puiblic school teaching circiut (circus?) in South Korea. I have taught in a range of locations, from the gritty urban jungle or Seoul, to the relaxed sub-tropical island of Jeju, to the forested snow-capped mountains of Kangwon province. I am now planning to begin my MA studies in International Educational Development at Teachers College, Columbia University in the Big Apple this fall. I would like give a big shout-out to DAVE for his sincere and geniune efforts in helping to imporoving the quality of ESL/EFL insturcution in Korea (his powerpoint activites alone were extremely helpful to me many times over). Dave has some wonderful ideas on here on how to intigrate technology and media into the classroom instruction. I am especially keen on learning more about his ideas of a holistic wordwide online language learning/teaching 'community'. One thing is for certian: we are definitely in the digital age and it only seems fitting to make adiquate use what is available to us as much as possible. You'd better believe that you haven't seen the last of me on this site! Cheers everyone and best of luck with your teaching ventures.
I teach English Language Learners at a high school in Sacramento, CA.

I'm impressed with the work Dave (and others!) have done developing this site, and look forward to learning from EFL Classroom 2.0.

My "regular" blog is at http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/.
Hi everybody!
I teach both English and Spanish as Foreign Languages at the Kugel High School in Holon, Israel.
I have just started working with blogs in English, getting a couple ready for use next school year. Here's one of the blogs, if you are interested.
I'm glad to join the network.
Shalom from Israel!
Eduardo
My name is Claudia Ceraso and I teach English in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have been exploring the use of ICT for language teaching since March 2006. My blog for students is The FCE Blog, where I try to guide students at the same time I learn and discover.

More about my work on my profile here. Just now I would like to say congrats David on your efforts. Wish you every success with this EFL Network.

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