This week, I have been focussing on expanding my PLN via WordPress, Twitter and Facebook.
I found some useful Twitter chats:
LINCchat – every second Tuesday (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
ELLchat – Mondays
ELTchat – Wednesdays “Now, every Wednesday at 19:00 pm GMT or 21.00pm GMT, ELT teachers from all over the world log into their Twitter account and for one hour hold an online discussion on a topic they have selected.”
AUSELT – Chats take place on the first Sunday of every month, from February to November each year. Chat schedule is at the bottom of this page: https://auselt.com/twitter/
EdChatEU – Saturday 21/4 Bring Your Own Device
UDLChat – Wednesday 9 pm nights (US time)
LINCchat happens regularly via Twitter and Padlet. Lots of useful questions and discussion about listening in the classroom. I like the way they use Padlet to pose the questions and for interactivity.
Svetlana’s blog has some excellent links on it which I will investigate.
Nathan recommends using Tweetdeck for better following a chat in real time.
I’m so glad I looked into this as I didn’t know these chats happened at specific times like events.
I found this article via Twitter about the unique things to know when teaching adults.
The Pedagogy of Andragogy: The Art and Science of Teaching Adults (Part 1)
I found some great blogs this week:
I also found his WordPress categories useful for searching for other blogs:
I have been more interactive this week and started replying to people on Twitter and getting involved in conversations about TESOL.
I had a conversation with Jenni Fogg about modal verbs.
I chatted to Cecilia Nobre about working as a TESOL teacher online and was able to gain some useful insights into this. Here is a link to the article that she wrote which initially got me interested.
It has been really great to have people reply to my tweets and like my comments. It’s the first time that I have experienced replies coming back to me, so that’s a small victory.
I tweeted the following things…
I retweeted Gemma’s request for help, and I completed her interesting survey about pronunciation.
Adding to my speaking and listening repertoire
I found this on Instagram. It encouraged me to try it in class. I’ll report back when I have done so.
I hoovered up these awesome hashtags:
In the next week, I would like to participate in a Twitter chat as well as post some resources.