As with recent years, the British Council invited a number of ELT bloggers interested in reporting on the annual IATEFL conference to become a 'Harrogate Online Registered Blogger'. Over 40 bloggers signed up and did a fantastic job of reviewing and commenting on the conference.

As many of you know, TeachingEnglish has a featured blog of the month award. For April, we also have an additional award for the best blog coverage of IATEFL Harrogate online 2014.

Below is the winner, the shortlist, a selection of recommended posts and special mentions.

Winner: Reflections of an English language teacher - Lizzie Pinard

Congratulations to Lizzie, who provided insightful and extensive coverage of IATEFL online 2014. Each post gave a very clear overview of the session and a well-balanced personal reflection. Read their posts by going to the link above or click here

Shortlist

Blog-efl Graham Stanley

More great insight from Graham. Review and opinion on several of the recorded talks. Make sure you read Graham's excellent two-part post on Sugatra Mitra's controversial closing plenary. Also worth looking at is his own selection of the best blog posts from the conference.

sandymillin.wordpress.com Sandy Millin

Sandy gave us some great reviews of some of the talks on offer and also provided a unique insight into giving a talk and a Pecha Kucha on the big stage!

English learning in our world Sharon Hartle

Sharon gives us an original view of the conference, investigating some of the themes and reflecting on her ideas. Read her post here where she interviews other conference-goers about their experience.

Special mentions

David Petrie meeting Sugata Mitra at Harrogate train station

Christina Rebuffet-Broadus and her amazing sketchnotes

Dave Dodgson's great review of social media and blogging for professional development

Sylvia Guinan's wonderfully illustrated post on the interview Ann Foreman and I gave about continuing professional development!

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