Your Name and Title:         
                                        Mr. Yasser Hussein Omar Gomaa
 School, Library, or Organization Name:

                                                   Al Forqan Educational Complex
 Country from Which You Will Present:

                                                   Qatar
 Language in Which You Will Present:

                                                    English
 Target Audience (such as primary school teachers, high school administrators, students, etc.)

                                                 Teachers of English from grade K1:12
 Short Session Description (one line):

            Using web 2.0 tools can help teachers enhance the four language     

            skills in a way that is more appealing to students.
  Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

                                               Enhancing the four language skills has always been a difficult task for most teachers. Although different teaching approaches have decided to establish, as the main purpose of the English as a foreign language teaching, the development of the four skills, the implementation of these approaches have not been trouble-free. The main purpose of this workshop is to provide some guidelines that can be useful to teachers of English as a foreign language in the information age. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how can Web 2.0 tools help them realize their educational objectives of enhancing the four language skills. They will have experienced project based teaching and collaborative teaching in relation to language teaching approaches through the use of Web 2.0 tools. Also, they will examine possible ways of improving their own teaching through using technology.

                                         The flow of the workshop will move from presenting different language approaches, collaborative and project-based approaches and presenting the difference between web 1.0 and web 2.0 tools. Participants will be introduced to some of web 2.0 tools, such as Wiki, Blog, Voice Thread, Animoto, Webcasts and Google Tools,. Then, we will have a more insight presentation to the following web 2.0 tools; Wallwisher, Twiducate, Penzy, Voxopop, Listen and write Dvolver Moviemaker and wordle as tools that can aid EFL teachers in their work.  After that, participants will move to the hands-on part where they will be divided into groups and asked to go through three tools of their choice.
     Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session (if any):

Tags: 2012FutureTeachers/Preservice, 2012NewTechnologies, 2012ProfessionalDevelopment, 2012Teachers

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iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit 2012 Session Acceptance

Thank you so much for your session proposal for the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit!  We're please to let you know that your submission has been accepted! Your proposal is now in the "iEARN accepted proposals" list on the website. Here are some important tasks for you.

1.  Because we have sessions being presented from all different time zones, as a speaker you actually schedule your own session time at http:// http://iearn.youcanbook.me. This allows you to see the available slots and to pick something that works within your time zone, work schedule, or other constraints. We're quite proud of how this works, as it is one of the benefits of a virtual conference, but if you should fun into any difficulties finding a time that works for you, email me directly (dmidness@us.iearn.org).

We encourage you to do this quickly, as proposals are being reviewed in the order in which they were submitted, so your priority for selecting a session time depends on you scheduling right away. When you do select you time, be sure that the scheduling system has the correct time zone for you!
To schedule your session, you should open http://www.globaleducationconference.com to your presentation proposal (you can do a search on your name to find it, or click on "My Page" in the top menu and then click on the "discussion" link on the left side to find it). Open the session booking link from above in another tab. You will find it easiest to copy the information from one to the other rather than re-type it.  Once completed, you will receive an email confirmation of your booking.

2. As a presenter, you need to make sure you are a member of the iEARN conference "presenters group" on the network website. Most of our announcements to speakers will be sent to the members of this group, so as not to email all site members. Join the group (or check to make sure you're already a member) at http://www.globaleducationconference.com/group/iearn-2012-conferenc....

3. Presenters are responsible for knowing how to use Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).  We will have a cadre of volunteers on hand during the conference to help with any issues, but you need to go through the moderator training for Collaborate if you are not a seasoned user. There will be a variety of training resources at the GEC Collaborate website, and we email the speakers group in some weeks alerting you to actual live training sessions.

Again, we are so delighted to have you participating in the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit.  Thank you!

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