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Let’s toss out technology and talk media

I’ve been following the various ELT blog posts on technology the past few months. Quite aghast at the level of a) fear about technology b) misconception about what “tech” is c) belief that technology is either good or bad. What I would propose is that...

Using Technology to teach Speaking

I recorded my talk at the recent KOTESOL National Conference – Getting Students Speaking: Harnessing the Power of New Technologies. It’s a pretty comprehensive overview of online tools and technologies. Here’s the presentation of only the websites (click the images to go to that website)....

Top 5 Pieces of Advice on Using Technology to Teach

Using Technology – it’s not that hard! I’ve just finished my usual technology workshop “pell mell”. Many hours meeting  hundreds of teachers at their orientation to teaching in public schools here in Korea. I love it but it is exhausting. Yet it energizes me too.  During...

ELT and Technology

I’m firmly convinced, if done right, technology offers a powerful “forum” for language learning and instruction. Over the last few years, I’ve made many tutorials and presentations on using technology in the English language classroom. Finally, got things together into one handy wiki – ELT...

Using Technology the “Right” way

Around the education/technology twitterverse, there has been a lot of hand-wringing and “I told you so s” about THIS article  on TES, “Byte the Dust”. Basically, it outlines how tens of millions of dollars/pounds of educational technology are laying around gathering dust. This follows another study...

Technology’s Amazing – Nobody’s Happy

This is Louis C.K. , a comedian expounding on how technology has changed everything but made nobody happier. Really funny and illuminating at the same time. I remember well those rotary dial phones and friends with zeros in their number! This might be a good...

Technology liberating Teachers

RSS to PDF = Print your Blog! Interested? View more HERE. Also – watch US Now for a fuller description of how technology can empower people. As teachers, we are by default in many cases, operatives for publishers and textbook makers. We truly are! The...

Technology and Language Instruction

I’ve been giving more and more workshops on using Technology and Language Teaching. Here’s a presentation with lots of direct links to applications, tools, games, resources that I think English teachers will find useful in their “wired” classroom. I also recommend going HERE for more...

Education / Ethics / New Technology

I’m a pretty big cheerleader of our sister site, Classroom 2.0 and belong and participate in several groups there. Much like our Ning but focused on technology and its application for education. Recently participated in a very enlightened discussion there (and sprawling, as is all...

Reading & Remembering – Two Tools. Synth and Sans Forgetica

Reading. It’s been something I’ve been passionate about as an educator. Probably ever since I picked up a copy of Frank Smith’s “Understanding Reading” in anticipation of Teacher’s College some 30+ years ago. In the interm, I’ve read, studied and become convinced that technology can...

Give Me 5 – Vocabulary game

Give Me 5 is a simple vocabulary prompt game that makes for a light lesson and review of main English vocabulary. Download the Give Me 5 cards. Students can be dealt the cards and challenge each other (or other groups). Set a time limit in...

Gifs as Universal Language Ideographs

Isaiah Berlin related that there are only two types of people, foxes or hedgehogs.  I’m a hedgehog.  A generalist. A slow plodder that sees the bigger, wider picture. When it comes to language learning, this has been very handy.  It’s valuable to cut through the...

The Ignorant School Teacher

There has been a lot of debate about the  ideas of Sugata Mitra. He tends to get under teachers’ skins, especially those in ELT.  Find a nice summary of these posts / discussions through this post. I’m kind of confused by all the kerfuffle. I’ve been...

I’m a curator.

I am a proud curator. Very proud. Making music from the noise out there. to cure: to make better. curator: someone who makes things better. So yep, I’m pleased to call myself a curator. Really will begin calling myself this rather than “aggregator” (sounds too...

EFL Classroom Mid-Month Updates

Dear EFL Classroom members, Our regular mid – month update, just in time for St. Paddy’s Day!  Wishing everyone a good one. Make sure to access our two magazines to get full updates to all that’s new on the community and our profession at large....

Conference commentary …..

I used to go to conferences often as a presenter.  These days, though I still sometimes present, I’m most often on the other side of the podium – an attendee. It’s great and over the last 4 or 5 months in my role as Director...

Songs To Get Students Thinking ….

We have a great discussion going on ELT Professionals LinkedIN where teachers recommend songs for teaching. Some of them got me thinking about how I most often used songs in my teaching. Most often, I used songs to either introduce a topic but most often...

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