Friday, December 07, 2007

Getting ready for January and getting the team to volunteer for PET!

Feels like this week has been pretty full on - been involved in sorting out the arrangemnets for my cover in January and reminding people to contact me if they want to take part in the PET project. Got a healthy response from quite a few innovative teachers so am feeling positive. Also made a contact in Ealing who seems up for getting involved afetr I get BC off the ground.

I also went on a v good training day on Tues delivered by Gavin Dudeney from The Consultants -E - based in Barcelona. It was entitled Web 2 to Web 3D and was pretty inspiring!

The morning session was about Wiki/Blogging/Podcasting - got a few new resources but wa spretty up-to-date on that side of things really; and in the afternoon we ventured into Second Life which was amazing (when the Internet connection allowed us to have a play).

The Consultants E are carrying out teaching seminars in second life - we saw a sample powerpoint that he does in real time and he explained how he deals with Q's from the floor...wasn't too sure at this time if the training day was turning into a big advert for his company...!

There was an awful lot of stuff to process but I really enjoyed the day - in as much that it provided a bit of headspace away from teaching to reflect on all the stuff that's out there.


Gavin Dudeney said...

Hey Liz,

It was good to meet you the other day and thanks for the heads up on the course. Please let me know how you get on with any of the tools you use - and if I can help, just get in touch. Hope to see you in Second Life soon!


Liz Boyden said...

Hi there, I haven't been able to stop thinking about 2nd life since your session! Am trying to get Hammersmith College to get on board but they have reservations over the security (or something). Guess i'll have to get a better graphics card and get in there by myself. Thanks for your offer of help - I've been given 6 weeks off teaching to spread the word about web2 and hope to get on with some good stuff.


Mark said...

Liz I want to know more about 2nd life, can you recommend any links?

mischief said...

Hi Liz

Just stumbled across your course when searching for ESOL vacancies in hammersmith. My name is Andy and I am an e-learning advisor in Roehampton University and a trained EFL teacher. It's great to see someone using e-learning for ESOL so close to where I work. I was just wondering if you have any projects on at the moment, as it looks like the site has been inactive for a while and if you are doing anything where would I findn information about it.


Liz Boyden said...

Hi Andy, just been sorting out my old blogs and found your comment! Lots been going on since this blog - the main one I kept over the project is this one: though that's been sidelined as well for a while as been doing other stuff! Check out my twitter stream

What kind of stuff are you doing?