LS6 team who organized ,, Teachers’ competition for Social Media use in Formal Language Learning Contexts " where my eSafety4eTwinners project was seleted in top 10 practice launch again a new competition . "Social media in informal language learning and use: Video project - Interviewing adult learners”
This particular competition aims to highlight how a language learner in the Web 2.0 era uses social media for language learning in daily life outside formal learning contexts.Several researchers from various institutions will conduct interviews with adult learners who learn or use foreign language via social media. After sharing interview videos on LS6 vimeo channel, LS6 TEAM will reward the individual( interviewee) who share his or her best practice of language learning in informal contexts.The winner will receive a prize worth 1000 euros, for which he or she can choose technical equipment of his/her choice and invited to attend the LS6 final Award Ceremony in late September 2012 in Warsaw.
Brochure Teaching with #socialmedia in classroom settings ls6 2012 #edtech20
Here is description of my project
Web 2.0 and social media can bring a new dimension and can reform education around the word because electronic communication helps teachers and students to learn from each other. These new technologies can stimulate discussion, open gateway through knowledge, promote creativity and innovation for effective learning. Teacher and also students should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.
Pulling Piaget and Papert, the use of participatory media tools in education is typically geared towards, creating a more student centered, adaptive environnement where learners can contribute to the course material, formulate and express their own insights and opinion, construct their own understanding of material by connecting concepts, to personal experience or current events, and learn from one another in collaborative environments. Web 2.0, social media and other digital and information technologies are powerful and interesting tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone and for this reason teachers and students must know how to use it nowadays in a safety mode.