Our second #ELLEdTech Chat is scheduled for Sunday, March 20 at 7pm EST. This month's topic is Google Apps for Education and ELLs. As a Google Certified Education Trainer, I love find new tools, tips and tricks in Google Apps for Education (GAFE) to support language learning and growth for ELLs. Even more importantly, giving your ELLs opportunities to use GAFE will help prepare them for the future- over 68% of Fortune 500 companies use Google for Work. So, tune in and tell us how you're using GAFE with your ELLs!
Questions and Timeline
7:00 = Tell us your name, location, level and subject taught #EllEdTech
7:05 = Q1: How many of you are currently using Google Apps with ELLs? #EllEdTech
7:13 = Q2: Which Google tools are you currently using with your ELLs? #EllEdTech
7:21 = Q3: How are you using these tools to support language growth? #EllEdTech
7:29 = Q4: What benefits do you see from using Google Apps with ELLs? #EllEdTech
7:37 = Q5: What advice do you have for teachers just starting to use Google Apps with their ELLs? #EllEdTech
Directions for Joining the Chat:
1. Log into Twitter on Sunday; the chat runs from 7:00 - 7:45pm Eastern.
2. Search for tweets with the hashtag #ELLEdTech in the search bar. Make sure to click “All tweets.”
3. The first five minutes will be spent introducing ourselves.
4. Starting at 7:05, @ESOL_Odyssey or @The_ESL_Nexus will post questions every 8 minutes using Q1, Q2, Q3, etc. to identify the questions and the hashtag #ELLEdTech.
5. Answer the questions by prefacing them with A1, A2, A3, etc. and use the hashtag #ELLEdTech.
6. Follow any teachers who respond and are also using #ELLEdTech.
7. Like (click the heart icon) and post responses to other teachers' tweets.
You can schedule your answers to the questions in advance by using an online scheduler such as TweetDeck or HootSuite (and remember to use A1, A2, etc. and #ELLEdTech). Links are encouraged, but use tinyurl, bitly,goo.gl or ow.ly to shorten your link so it can be included in your tweet. Just click one of those links, paste the longer link in the app's box to shorten it for Twitter, then paste the shortened link into your tweet . If you have relevant images, we encourage you to post them, too.
Is this your first Twitter chat? Here are our rules:
1. Please stay on topic.
2. Please do not post about paid products unless explicitly asked.
3. If you arrive after the chat has started, please try to read the previous tweets before joining in.
4. Feel free to just read, like, and/or retweet if you prefer -- we know the first time can be a little overwhelming!
5. Always use the hashtag #ELLEdTech when tweeting.
6. When responding to someone, please be sure to "mention" them by including their Twitter handle.
7. Make sure your twitter feed is set to "public." (And do remember that Twitter is completely public; that means anyone--students, parents, teachers, school staff, administrators--may see what you tweet.)
You are welcome to let any of your teacher friends who might be interested in joining us know about this Twitter chat. We can't wait to chat with you on Sunday evening!
Can't make it to the chat? Check out the archives to see what you missed!