Saturday, February 28, 2015

Week 7 Prompt

Post # 1

Building and Refining your PLN

Using a blog as a web 2.0 tool is very rewarding. Participants in blogs can responds to posts, comments, discuss, and use forums. Blogs can be an ideal example of a collaborative and engaging learning.  After searching blogs I found some good inspiring ones, although Arabic K-12 field is still growing in the U.S.A and needs a lot of attentions and efforts from educators and executives. I usually search other contents and convert or get ideas to build Arabic curricula with perspective of the differences. 

These are the blogs that I discovered and subscribed:
First blog:
           This blog has many good resources for the Arabic and Chines contents. NOVA STARTALK is a summer institute in its third year designed to help teachers integrate technology tools and 21st century language pedagogy in the Arabic and Chinese curricula. Arabic and Chinese teachers in each language will create a collection of activities to expand the curriculum presently in place.
This blog provides programs and Apps that are used in teaching foreign languages. It is a door of many other blogs as well, and a source of information.
This blog has a flipped classroom method assignment. I can use many of these links in my classroom.
These blogs are good resources to use for the Arabic content.
This blog is a good resource for Arabic and Indian contents.
This blog lists some of the more interesting blogs from or about the Arab countries. This content is for 8-16 Grade level.
This blog has games and fun activities for Arabic content.

Utilizing Twitter
I can see the fruits of learning the materials of this course already. I have installed twitter since 2011 and never felt comfortable to use it, but I do now! I fetched and found 10s of useful links and documents that I can use in my content Arabic/technology.

Mr. Fadi, is an Arabic instructor, which I have met with him in several workshops, he is active and loves what he is doing. We have lots of common interests.

Mr. Gregor is an Arabic program officer at Qatar Foundation International. I have met with him at ACTFL convention of 2014. He organize Arabic workshops and so.

Madison Marks, is an Arabic Associated in QFI, I have met with her in previous conventions.

Al-Masdar organization, helps Arabic language professionals and students to effectively locate needed resources, and create communities of practice around open resources.

Al-Jazeerah, a news media that focuses on stories about real people. They tell the human story.

Teachers 2.0, is a collection of teachers sharing resources to help prepare students for the digital age.
Top ten tips for using technology in the classroom and more.......

 Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers

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