Tag Archives: social media

Building Your Online Community of Practice With Social Media

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

 Link to podcast of this blog. Being more isolated during these pandemic times has made some of us long for the days of in-person professional development where we could spend time drinking coffee and chatting across a table with our … Continue reading

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Online Tools for Teacher Collaboration

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Today’s guest blogger Yefei Jin discusses how education technology can help teachers collaborate and problem solve. He is the founder of LessonPick.com, a free English language teaching resource-sharing platform.

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6 Resources Offered by the TESOL Second Language Writing Interest Section

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

proSOL provides numerous resources and opportunities for teachers to develop as professionals in the field. One of my favorite resources offered is interest sections (ISs). As it says on the TESOL website, interest sections “offer members a supportive community of practice … Continue reading

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Support Immigrant Heritage Month in the USA

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

June is Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States. Due to the current political climate, interest in celebrating diversity in the United States has sparked the #IAmAnImmigrant campaign. It honors the individual struggles of  our families or ancestors when they … Continue reading

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Old School Social Media With Inkshedding: A Lesson Plan

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Imagine a world without cell phones. That was my reality when I began teaching ESL more than two decades ago. In those days, students interacted with each other much more than they do today. Today, in any dull moment, they revert … Continue reading

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3 More Ideas for PD on Social Networks

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In my last blog,  I wrote about using social media–facilitated professional development (PD) that allows teachers to form networks to share ideas and strategies with educators from around the world. I specifically wrote about using Twitter,  Facebook, and blogs.  In … Continue reading

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Blogging for Learning in TESOL Teacher Ed

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

Dr. Kristen Lindahl, assistant professor of bicultural-bilingual studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has joined the TESOL Blog. Kristen will be blogging biweekly on the topic of teacher education. ___________________ Storytelling is one of the most powerful … Continue reading

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Blogging for Educational Purposes

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

I want to expand on another educational resource that I mentioned in TESOL Connections back in January called Kidblog. Although some might think of blogging as an activity for people with too much free time, it can also be integrated … Continue reading

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