Your Name and Title: Teacher Duma Cornel Lucian
School, Library, or Organization Name: Scoala Gimnaziala Speciala Caransebes
Co-Presenter Name(s): Teacher Mineva Rositsa
Country from Which You Will Present: Romania / Bulgaria
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience (such as primary school teachers, high school administrators, students, etc.): Teachers, social media curators, researchers,
Short Session Description (one line): We will present here our research in 2 european projects : ICT4eTwinners project, SMILE Project and top 10 social media tools to build a PLN
Full Session Description (one paragraph minimum):
In XXI Century Education and around the social web new Social Media King is Curation who is about adding value for humans because only they can do what no computer can possibly achieve . The Internet Curator’s role is to seek on the web information related to a specic domain,fillter them, select them, organise, share, present them in a unique mode. For this reason we launch ICT4eTwinners project : Innovation, Curation, Teach for eTwinners where we collaborate and integrate new tools and apps useful for teachers and students in XXI Century Education . This is a eTwinning project launched after I was leader in community of practices 2 organized in SMILE Project . In our COP2 - Using social media in schools - whole school approach we have a team from 8 members who make a case study related to our theme
European Schoolnet (EUN) has been awarded an inaugural Digital Citizenship Research Grant by Facebook and for this reason they launched Social Media in Learning Education Project . http://leedu.eun.org/web/smile/home
This SMILE year-long project consists of three phases:
- An online learning laboratory for 100 teachers from the 30 member states of EUN's partnerships to investigate and embrace the educational opportunities social media offers.
- Research with the 100 learning laboratory participants to highlight trends and best practices for how social media is being used and can be used in classrooms.
- Broad dissemination of results of the research through EUN’s interactive portals for teachers as well as through European and international meetings and conferences.
Nowadays when informatics and science developed spectacular and the use of new online technologies aren’t regarded like a avangardist movement new tools and apps Web 2.0 and social media can bring a new dimension and can reform education around the world because electronic communication helps teachers and students to learn from each other. These technologies can stimulate discussion, open gateway to knowledge, promoting creativity and innovation for effective lifelong learning . Teacher and also students should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times. Pulling Piaget and Papert , the use of participatory media tools in education is typically geared towards, creating a more student centered, adaptive environnement where learners can contribute to the course material, formulate and express their own insights and opinion, construct their own understanding of material by connecting concepts, to personal experience or current events, and learn from one another in collaborative environments .Web 2.0 , social media and other digital and online technologies are powerful and interesting tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone and for this reason teachers must learn how to use it in a creative mode and integrate in their classroom with students .
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I am glad to be a co-presenter with you Duma. That will be the main what I think to speak on the presentation day, so you can meet my ideas here :)