Date: 19 January 2012

Theme: Many teachers have found that social networks and media can provide valuable support for their continuing professional development. However, knowing where to start can be a problem. Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere aren't always easy places to move in and it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the multitude of posts that appear and disappear in rapid succession. How can we make sense of them and identify the people we can most learn from? How do we set ourselves goals and keep track of where we're going? In this webinar we'll consider practical ways of centring and organising ourselves to make the process a little less chaotic.

Watch a recording of the webinar: http://britishcouncil.adobeconnect.com/p4ptr7ueuj2/

About the speaker: Ann Foreman is a classroom teacher and teacher trainer based in Bilbao, Spain. Her interests include finding the best ways of using new technology in the classroom and coming to terms with the changing needs and aspirations of learners in today’s digital world. Ann manages the TeachingEnglish Facebook page and works on developing new teaching and learning applications such as What kind of teacher are you?

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Volume is all over the place too quiet for Ann a lot of the time, ear-popping for Rob. The two presenters talk over each other without realizing it. Technical quality leaves a lot to be desired.Could these recordings be made available for download, please?

Hi BlurgesThanks for your comment, though sorry you don't find it technically good.You're absolutely right that sound quality was not great with this one... you don't hear the intro in the recording, but what I usually point out is that this current series of webinars is a trial for us to see what works and what doesn't. We're learning quite quickly, and I'm confident we're already dealing with these kind of issues that you mention. If you're looking for something similar which has better technical quality, I'd recommend the Seminars section of our website: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/seminarsWe're not going to make these available for download just yet, though do check again in future.Best wishesRob

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