connecting

I’d like to tell you about one of my co-moderators blogging about evo 2008.

We had only met during the last evo session, and yet a bond has tied us together and shown us many common interests.

Now after only a year, we are friends and working together, and how glad we are to have each other!!

This is Jennifer Verschoor’s, blog.   My Integrating Technology journey

We are currently working together as co-moderators for the coming evo session

Thanks Jenny for helping me forwards- it’s been a pleasure doing the same 🙂

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This year I will be contributing to the EVO Session Social Media in ELT. I will write about SMiELT in another blog post. What is EVO?

“INTERNATIONAL TESOL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION INVITES PARTICIPATION IN ELECTRONIC VILLAGE ONLINE (EVO).
This is a professional development project and virtual extension of the TESOL 2008 Convention in New York. The intended audience for this project includes both TESOL 2008 participants and those who can participate only virtually. You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate in a free, six-week, wholly online session of the EVO, Jan
14 -Feb 24, 2008. More info at: http://evo08sessionscfp.pbwiki.com
Enrollment between Jan 01 and Jan 13, 2008″

I took the EVO Mods Training Session from October 22 until November 25. Take a look at the training session we had to follow. Our EVO moderators made a wonderful job guiding us on how to become better moderators!!!

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My 2007 – looking back

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This year has been a busy one full of learning experiences, and luckily with more happy occasions than sad ones.

On a professional note, here is a list of things I have accomplished, learned, and tried, mainly on the techy side:

  • I took part in the EVO 07 session Open Webpublishing
  • And I am now finished with training and preparing to be a co-moderator in Social Media in EVO 08
  • I joined the Webcast Academy as an intern and began webcasting. And although I haven’t yet graduated, I…
  • have been part of Foodbridges – a great team of teachers from all over the world having a great time talking about food
  • I still can’t get a second life 😦 , but maybe my next computer will allow it
  • I am blogging with my class somewhat successfully (at least I know they read the posts I write!)
  • but I also helped to start the Matopo Primary school blog for a project in Zimbabwe and hope this work will expand in the coming year!
  • Just joined twitter and hope to figure it out soon – but I already have a follower! (thank you Graham 🙂 )
  • Helped my husband make an e-portfolio blog, so now I know how to do it too 🙂
  • Opened the etasblog as SIG learning technologies co-ordinator for ETAS

And more professional stuff:

  • I finished yet another book of the series Young World -which was also accepted as the main course book for early English in my region – yeahh!
  • I began teacher training courses here in Lucerne (and opened a wiki to collect materials)

And I am learning to balance family and work on the computer

All together quite a successful year!