Professional Development 2.0

A network is all about making connections.

A network is all about making connections.

I’ve had a presentation called Professional Development 2.0 accepted to Ohio TESOL 2009.

The goal of my presentation is going to be highlight Web 2.0 technologies that can expose teachers to new resources and other people in the field.  I’ve posted before about the networked student, so why not the networked professional?

I’m going to focus on Twitter, because following the right people can set you up with a constant stream of great ideas and resources, blogs, which do the same but in long form, and RSS feed readers and other applications that can help organize all of these streams.  I’d also like to include Facebook, Linked In, Nings, and other social media, but I don’t have as much experience using them in the same way.

Among my own favorites are @LarryFerlazzo (and his blog), @TeachPaperless, @McLeod (and his blog), as well as blogs such as Six Things, Abject Learning, DigitaLang, and the others I have listed in my Blog Roll at right.

The purpose of this post, however, is to solicit other suggestions from you, the reader.  Is there someone you find especially useful to follow on Twitter?  Do you read any blogs that always inspire you?  Do you have a Facebook group that other ESL professionals should join?  Leave a comment below and share it with the world.

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4 responses to “Professional Development 2.0

  1. Larry Ferlazzo

    I’m honored to be included in the company of the others you listed! Thanks.

    Larry

    • I always get lots of good stuff from both your Twitter feed and your blog, Larry. I need to start reading through your blogroll and adding your favorites to mine. Thanks for your reply!

      Chris

  2. HI there Chris!

    I’ve only just noticed your “pingback” to my blog and, I must say, I’m honoured. There are often really useful or interesting articles on your blog. I hope now (after the lull in posting my daughter’s birth caused) I can get back into posting a little more regularly.

    Anyhow, thanks again and keep up the great work!

    Seth.

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