New on my blog:
A sum up and an invitation.
It's about English Language Teacher development and a call to do some research together, open on the internet.
"Don't cross the streams!" Advice for statistics software as well as ghostbusting.
It's goodnight from Japan, Mastobeings. Be zarjaz to each other.
@lauraritchie @ShorterPearson @katebowles Makes me smile. I'm glad that I know educators pushing back against the Apple Superstar Educationifiers and Google App Smashy Special Dataminey Teachers. I long for the madness to stop (and it is a madness, a collective hallucination that datamining our young people for large companies is 'awesome' or'disruptive').
@katebowles @ShorterPearson 100% agree. There's a huge issue with informed consent & knowledge of what people do. I helped make this unit ( http://connectedcourses.net/thecourse/trust-and-network-fluency/ ) and my obliging husband (my oracle) did the interview - you can listen or download the text (it's worth a read/listen) I'm aware how little people know about the nature of trust, privacy, & what we ask others to do & that includes me. I am a little clued up, but it's the tip of the iceberg. https://phonar.org/2014/09/connected-courses-pre-req-is-my-data-showing-in-this/
@ShorterPearson @katebowles @lauraritchie Thanks, Chuck! I loved my Twitter community until the negative behaviour started getting more and more prevalent, including my own. Sometimes it feels like Orwell's 2?-minute hate in 1984.
Ideally, we'd all be able to just set up a Mastodon instance for our students on institutional servers and maybe keep it private. I know at least that all of my institutions would not even humour me and just outright say no. 🙄
@katebowles @ShorterPearson @lauraritchie Hi, sorry to jump in. I have profound reservations about Twitter for my students (English language learners). Some of them have very fragile English Language Identities and I feel Twitter is just too free and easy with meanness, certainly at the moment.
Here is a useful post about free webtools by one of my online acquaintances. https://nathanghall.wordpress.com/webtools-no-registration-needed-for-students/
Ooh, a job interview teaching on a CLIL-based course for junior high and high school students aiming to study in foreign universities. Half excited, half scared.
Anyhow, #CLIL hive mind (I'm sure there are some of you on Mastodon), what were the challenges when you started teaching using CLIL, and what is still a challenge?