Tagged: community

There is no longer any “normal” – disrupting ELT

I’m all about ‘disruption” (to borrow Clayton Christensen’s term) and think this is the most potent role that technology plays in our society. A disrupter thinks small and keeps moving.   Large companies/groups are about sustaining and normalcy – the small can dress up in...

Finding Stuff

It’s not easy on the web these days. There is so much and seemingly so little time. The more search engines are perfected, the more social media evolves, the more notifications improve, we still seem way behind and fail at keeping up with “the new”....

Gus the Bus (Driver)

GUS the BUS (Driver) full screenI want to thank those readers who’ve written asking me about when I’ll be blogging again. Honored. I haven’t been blogging for several reasons; marking students’  work (Philosophies of Education), my work with EnglishCentral (stay tuned for major developments) and  just...

Gems of EFL 2.0: Our Classrooms

On EFL Classroom 2.0, we call our groups – “Classrooms“. We have over 100 of them and recently, they’ve gained unbelievable functionality and really are almost full social networks in their own right. All members can start a group. Make unlimited webpages for your group...

Let’s give the gift of a click

As many of you might know, I returned “home” to Canada, the north of Canada this year. After years spent wandering the globe teaching, decided to be in one place, with family and friends. The transition has gone better than I expected. Love spending time...

Why the “gatekeeping”?

Copyright and education – the necessity, the vital import of the free, unrestricted flow of information through the realm of education, has been a big concern and obsession of mine. See this post for some views, see my copyright tags, see my own “Captive Mind”...

Project Peace finally is “HOME”

I started Project Peace 2 years ago. I’ve been amazed by the response and how other teachers have motivated their students and brought “peace” into their curriculum through song (and taught a lot of English!). I will be doing more with the project this year...

Staying Alive

I’ve recently made some changes on EFL Classroom 2.0 and just want to post here on the public blog, those changes and more importantly, the thinking behind them. EFL Classroom 2.0 is now a “Supporter” based site. This means that some content is only available...

ELT only “social” Search Engine

We have a new “Swicki” – a custom made search engine. Now, you can search and get really specific English Language Teaching results!  PLEASE spread the news and support this “new” and powerful idea. WHY is the needed? Technology is allowing us to harness the...

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