Considering the fervour in which language teachers are currently using Twitter to network and support each other on a daily basis, it seemed a logical idea to book a Flashmeeting to allow us the benefits of sound and video to get to know each other better and strengthen our links further. Once mooted on Twitter the suggestion was met enthusiastically and in typical fashion, Lynne Horn kindly created a page on her wiki to allow people to sign up.
Many have added their name already including a significant minority of FM newbies which is great news!
The videoconference takes place at 9.00 GMT on Monday evening, lasts an hour and a half and will be recorded for prosperity.
To add your name to the wiki, click the EDIT link and then the Text Editor button. Copy and paste one of the entries. Change the wording as necessary and add your Twitter username if you like. Press Save. There is a limit of 25 in the meeting and so I suggest you do this sooner than later otherwise you may not be able to get in.
To take part, all you need is a microphone or webcam and the Flash plugin installed. On Monday from 9.00 pm, click on the Flashmeeting link and Go to the meeting. You will then be asked to give permission for your microphone or webcam to be used. Click Allow and then select Sign in as Guest Click Enter.
As for an agenda, I would propose we discuss topics such as
- what is your favourite technology at the moment and how is it enhancing language learning?
- the Rose Review and the proposals that technology be at the core of the primary curriculum
- the value of creating your personal learning network and does the microblogging tool have a place in the classroom?
- Web 2.0 CPD opportunities for next academic year - anyone like to organise a conference for language teachers interested in using ICT?
Hope you can join us.