New Tools, New Opportunities

Conference Venue: Yeditepe University

Date: 22 September, 2012

Speaker: Joe Dale/ www.joedale.typepad.com

Title: New Tools, New Opportunities, Personal Learning Networks

In his talk, Joe emphasized a huge cultural shift among young people. Nowadays they prefer social media to TV. Joe said, ‘When we go through websites all the information comes back to us, so we need to organise our PLN’. He recommended www.tweetdeck.com for this. Then he shared some URLs such as http://paper.li/MFLTimes , a newspaper updated daily with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.  Another site he recommended was http://www.boxoftricks.net/on which you can find tried and tested Internet tools for classrooms. You can also find tools and tutorials for digital storytelling on http://mfl-digitalstories.wikispaces.com/Tools+and+Tutorials.

The most interesting part of  Joe’s presentation was the ‘QR Codes in Education.’ Hidden messages can be revealed when students scan the codes by their smart phones.

Thanks to Joe for letting us download his presentation from http://tinyurl.com/9c4ksp3

Gülnur Şahin

British Council Roving Reporter

 

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