Category Archive: Web 2.0

Jan 29

Twitter Followers Are Not Avatars, They Are Real People

This morning, I noticed that a Turkish columnist who started following me and who I followed back unfollowed me (tongue twister of the day:) Then I went to friendorfollow and saw that a couple of Turkish professors did the same. First they follow people, then people follow them back and then they unfollow people. Is …

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Oct 31

Who is Leaving Lasting Footprints in EdTech?

Since I started using online social networks, I’ve met many inspiring educators who use technology in their classes and make a real impact on their students’ learning experiences. I also know that there are some teachers who do great things in their classrooms, but cannot find time to share their experiences with other teachers on …

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Mar 28

“10 Things For Teacher Bloggers To Do Before The ISTEK Conference” by Adam Simpson

Not many people know that my background is in business and economics. Not many people know this because it is a well-kept secret. Nevertheless, I like to dust off the Michael Douglas power-braces every now and then and get all business speaky. Here’s my list of ten go-getter strategies for the teacher blogger looking to …

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Jan 03

DOs and DON’Ts of Blogging With Students

This is a little reminder for the blogging ISTEK teachers. I will announce the details of the ISTEK Blogs Competition very soon on and I thought it would be a good idea to publish some DOs and DON’Ts just before that. These guidelines are specific to our school but some of the suggestions might …

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Dec 06

A Beginner’s Guide To Edublogging

Well, the reason I decided to put together some information and tips about edublogging here, on my blog is the “Class Blogging” system that we are implementing at my school. Actually we started it last year and I’m sure our class blogs will be more successful this year. We have eight schools in Istanbul and …

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Oct 26

4-3-2-1 Action!

Online Tools For Making Movies in the Language Classroom “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” — Albert Einstein – ————————————– When I was getting ready for a technology training session, I discovered very good tools for making movies and creating comic strips online. Actually I was looking for different alternatives for different age groups. Then …

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Feb 09

My PLN says… – I

In the first post of my new series “My PLN says…”, I will share some selections from the last week of January and the first week of February. I’ve realized that this series will make me keep a closer and more frequent look at the resources and ideas shared by my PLN, which is great! …

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Jan 28

A New Series: My PLN says…

I am starting a new series called “My PLN says…” . The readers will find a selection of ideas and resources which are shared on Twitter, Facebook and other online networks and communities. I am planning to post my selections twice a month but sometimes it can be less or more frequent depending on my …

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Jan 04

Opportunities For Becoming A Digitally Literate Teacher In 2010

“Schools and classrooms, both real and virtual, must have teachers who are equipped with technology resources and skills, and who can effectively teach the necessary subject matter content while incorporating technology concepts and skills. Although it is recognized that our global environment has radically changed, many schools remain largely unchanged from those of the 20th …

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Dec 03

My Nominations for The 2009 Edublog Awards

Best individual blog: Six Things by Lindsay Clandfield Best individual tweeter: @ShellTerrell @tomwhitby @web20classroom Best new blog: Ken Wilson’s Blog Digital Play by Graham Stanley & Kyle Mawer TEFL Matters by Marisa Constantinides Best class blog Gelincik Grubu Best resource sharing blog Nik’s Learning Technology Blog Larry Ferlazzo’s Website of the Day TEFLtastic with Alex …

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