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FAQ

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 MEET THE TEAM

 

 


 


 

About registering, participating and getting certification

 

Do I need to register? If so, where is the registration form?

You've already registered for "Digital Tools in the Classroom" when applying to join our xxxxxx. You don't need to do anything else before Jan 09, 2012. Just refer to our message "Getting Started" if you'd like to start "warming up" before then...

 

I'm not a techie. Do you think I'm OK for this session?

Everyone in the Digital Tools Team is willing to give you any support you need to get started exploring new possibilities for your 21st century classroom. We are all somewhere on the learning curve of the new and emergent technologies. You won't feel alone at all in this group.There will always be someone willing to offer a helping hand whenever you feel at a loss. So don't hesitate to write to the group when you have a question, a doubt or simply don't know how to do something. Also, we offer "office hours" chat to deal with questions you might have related to the course, syllabus, or tasks.

 

And remember: the only silly questions are those you don't ask when you need to. ;-)

 

 

How long will course materials be available?

The session moderators have agreed to keep all materials open for public access. This means you can always get back to all our online resources at your convenience, even when the session is over .

 

What happens if I fall behind, or if I'm away for a week or two during the course? Can I still go on?

Although we'll have Weekly Tasks, feel free to accomplish them at your own pace! We'll always be around to guide you. We encourage participants to follow the tasks set for each week because of the rich interaction that goes on among everybody. However, we totally understand how hectic the life of an educator can be! This session is meant to be flexible and to fit your own schedule.

 

 

Can I get a certificate for my participation?

Due to the informal nature of interaction at EVO, we are unable to certify your participation. Nevertheless, the session moderators ca issue informal certificates of participation if requested and upon active participation during the six session weeks.

 

 

About our Group

 

How do I join your Group?

 

  1. Access       Click Join This Group.
  2. Answer the questions to let the group know more about you.
  3. Set your membership preferences. Add your photo, choose a profile you'd like to display to the group, select the email address at which you'd like to receive group messages, choose how you receive group messages, and more.

       

Acronyms

 

What does EVO stand for?

EVO stands for Electronic Village Online. It is a creation of TESOL's CALL Interest Section. In this age of electronic communication it seems a natural way to bring the issues of our profession to the international stage. Our goal is to allow learning anywhere, anytime, with as little expense as possible for a global audience. Thus EVO moderators and trainers are all volunteers, and participants need only provide their own Internet access to take part in activities.

 

The EVO is a set of online courses that takes place every year for six weeks, January-February. Sessions include a range from simple discussions to hands-on workshops. They can serve as a run-up or preview to the TESOL Convention.

 

An online course is the perfect venue to pre-discuss papers from Academic Sessions or Intersessions, or to carry on a discussion important to your member group in a timely fashion. EVO provides an invaluable service to teachers all over the globe, for it brings the convention to those who cannot travel. We had over 1100 participants in 2007 and again reaching more than a thousand in 2008.

 

For more inforation about the EVO sessions, access http://evosessions.pbwiki.com/

 

What is BaW ? 

BaW stands for Becoming a Webhead and it's another EVO online session. Webheads in Action is an international Community of Practice that experiements with CMC (computer mediated communication) tools. BaW deals with a wider range of tools apart from blogs, such as wikis, podcasts, voice forums, etc. Maybe it could be your next step after taking our Blogging4Educators session!

 

What is GMT? Why is it important for our session?

 

 

This clock shows GMT right now. If you're, for instance, 3 hours behind, you'd say you're "-3 GMT". If in your area it's 4 hours later, then you are "+4 GMT". Now, if you're, for instance, in London, this clock shows your local time, and you simply are "GMT"!

 

GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time (aka UCT: Universal Coordinated Time). We use it as the standard time for our synchronous activities, because we have participants from all over the world and in different time zones. Check the World Clock for your local time or try Qlock and mouseover the map in your area.

 


 

 


 

Our Session Online Spaces

 

Edmodo: main environment, message board for announcements and discussions Group Code: 9m0oq6

Our Wiki: syllabus, weekly tasks, weekly discussion threads and tutorials

Our Diigo Group: online social bookmarking space where we keep all the resources being shared by the group

scoop.it visual content aggregation.

 


 

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, an international education association

   


 

 

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