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Smartphones & Learning possibilities in the EFL class

mobile as a tool for learning
Do you ban the use of phones in the class or embrace the technology? How can you use the smart phone as a tool for teaching and learning? I’m an English teacher from Sao Paulo, Brazil and I’d like to share with fellow colleagues from all over the world my experience on using mobile phones as a learning tool in my classes.
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Continuous Assessment

In the secondary school where I work, we are encouraged to assess our students frequently and periodically. This has several practical advantages; the more grades a student gets throughout the term, the more objective the final evaluation is likely to be. Also, if a student does not do very well in one test, she knows she will be given many other chances to improve her overall score.

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Sandy Millin: Reclaiming attention and exploiting smartphones

The mobile phone is a fact of life, and we need to accept that. If we rail against their use in the classroom, all that is likely to happen is our students will feel like we don’t really understand where they’re coming from, and we will harm the rapport we may have built up. Instead, we need to ask ourselves why our students are using them and turn this to our advantage.

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Sandy Millin: Exploring cultures in the classroom

A couple of years ago I was teaching an intermediate multilingual class with students from all over the world. Four of them were from Saudi Arabia, four from Brazil, and the others were from Czech Republic, Spain and Turkey. We spent 20 hours a week together, two in the morning and two in the afternoon every day. Normally when you teach a class like this in the UK there are new students every Monday, either changing levels or new to the school, and students leave every Friday, again to change levels or leaving the school completely.

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David Dodgson: More Than a Word - The Green Cross Code and Other Vocabulary Tips

I am currently taking the online component of the Trinity Dip TESOL course and our current focus is on Unit 1 ‘Language and Methodology’. As this week’s topic is lexis, it seemed only natural to contribute to this month’s vocabulary topic.

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