Harry Potter Book Project in Edmodo: A Collaborative Initiative Between Students from Egypt and Canada

Your Name and Title: Ayat Tawel

School or Organization Name: Baby Home School

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EFL/ESL teachers interested in the use of technology in teaching

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An online collaboration project between students from Egypt and Canada .

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With an increasing acceptance of children using internet for academic purposes, comes apprehension pertaining to their safety and well-being when online. While as educators we want children to become more « net savvy », we need to temper this with precautions to keep them safe on the web.

This session will demonstrate how educators Ayat Tawel and Bernadette Rego successfully established using Edmodo, a free Learning management system, as a place for students from Canada and Egypt to meet and discuss questions enhancing their reading skills using the popular book « Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ». I will demonstrate how Edmodo and other web 2.0 tools can be used to protect the students' online identity and communication while creating an enriching learning atmosphere.

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