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31 Mar 2014

As teachers we now face a time when one of the main edtech issues is to make use of the current technology owned by the students or BYOD...

29 Mar 2014

When bringing some new learning technologies into class, there is always a possibility - or even a danger - of using learning...

27 Mar 2014

Conference Development, the topic I have chosen for this month for several reasons close to my heart.

26 Mar 2014

Who needs to commute to a conference site when there is a computer screen, a comfy couch and an opportunity for an occasional run to the...

26 Mar 2014

Spring to me doesn't mean flowers in bloom, it means conferencing.

19 Mar 2014

For teachers who either must or wish to begin integrating technology in their classrooms, the fundamental question is often: Where to...

19 Mar 2014

On writing this post, I thought of starting reflecting on my personal experience by applying the Thinking Routine: See-Think-Wonder.

19 Mar 2014

I’ll admit it, I absolutely love conferences.

14 Mar 2014

I had never thought of using computer games in a young learner class until at the end of a powerpoint activity in the computer room one...

06 Mar 2014

Infographic. Such a recent word that it can barely be found in dictionaries!

ELTPics_photo by Victoria Boobyer http://www.flickr.com/photos/eltpics/846626293
06 Mar 2014

There are countless bright and shiny sites on the Web to choose from, and the "cool" factor of many can be very seductive to...

05 Mar 2014

Teaching large classes with mixed abilities can be easy by using drama techniques.

03 Mar 2014

Online conferences, webinars and courses are extremely valuable.

  • As teachers we now face a time when one of the main edtech issues is to make use of the current technology owned by the students or BYOD (which stands for Bring your own device).This involves considering apps whose learning purposes are justified,...
  • When bringing some new learning technologies into class, there is always a possibility - or even a danger - of using learning technologies just for the sake of using them, because we are seduced by bright screens, cool apps, interactivity, sounds...
  • To name one: I started attending ELT International conferences as lecturer back in 1999 (LABCI Montevideo, Uruguay) ... the beginning of an enchanting 15-year journey to date (with some travelling as well ... indeed).To start with I wish to share...
  • Charles Dickens answered this question years ago: "Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true." Indeed, we need to be brave agents of change for our...
  • Spring to me doesn’t mean flowers in bloom, it means conferencing. I’ve been thinking about whether I could generalise the way I watch conference presentations to then come up with a list of things I think are good to keep in mind, which can maybe...
  • For teachers who either must or wish to begin integrating technology in their classrooms, the fundamental question is often: Where to begin? There are many great tools, platforms and apps to use but which are the easiest for language teachers to...
  • On writing this post, I thought of starting reflecting on my personal experience by applying the Thinking Routine: See-Think-Wonder. I often use thinking routines in class, but this is the first time I am embarking on such experimentation with my...
  • I’ll go to great expense and effort, and give up a lot of my time to go to one. And as I write this, it’s just ten days to go until the annual BELTA Day in Brussels, Belgium, a conference which I organize the rest of the BELTA team.So the conference...
  • I had never thought of using computer games in a young learner class until at the end of a powerpoint activity in the computer room one summer some fast finishers asked if they could play a game. I doubted very much there would be any Educational...
  • Photo by Victoria Boobyer provided courtesy of ELTPics Infographic. Such a recent word that it can barely be found in dictionaries!It refers to a visual representation of information to make it easier to understand. There is such a variety of topics...
  • Photo by Victoria Boobyer provided courtesy of ELTPics There are countless bright and shiny sites on the Web to choose from, and the "cool" factor of many can be very seductive to both teachers and students alike. How can we began to separate the...
  • Teaching large classes with mixed abilities can be easy by using drama techniques. There are several drama techniques which can be applied in classroom in order to improve the students' knowledge of English language.
  • It is a good way to connect, to learn what is going on, what is new, to communicate and to take part in various discussions. It has an extra value because we can record it and watch some parts again, as well as switch off when we need. Live-streamed...