Rebecca shared her class Reading Log blog and made a request for some book review formats. Allanah recommended the Manaiakalani Project, Fiona suggested looking at some existing reviews and Diedre shared a range of resources which can be accessed through the archives here.
Considerations for teachers using Web 2.0 and Social Networking sites
Moira sent an email asking about the Teacher Council’s position on teacher’s using Facebook which prompted an interesting discussion. Karen recommended several readings that can be accessed here. Nancy shared some of the great Netsafe resources available on the issue of considerations for all educators using Web 2.0 and Networking environments with their students. A timely reminder, considering the furor that has arisen around the “profanity-laced blog”, written by the American English teacher Natalie Munroe. If you haven’t seen the article, you can read it here.
101 English Blogs
We now have 52 blogs signed up; will one of you be next?
NZATE/IFTE Conference Reminder
Early bird registrations for the April IFTE Conference close in a week on 1 day international English teachers’ conference is a very reasonable $400. There is no annual English conference this year, so start thinking internationally.