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  • Graham invited me to state my case regarding the value of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in language education. Let me try.As always when confronted by a technical innovation, we should be asking ourselves the question that Neil Postman famously...
  • "If you generally think of the internet as a place to look up stuff, you're missing the best part." (Unknown) Here comes the rest of my list for this best part. Kakomessenger is a singing telegram machine and one of my favorites these days. You...
  • My first encounter with interactive whiteboards (IWBs) was almost 7 years ago. At the time I was working for the British Council in Morocco and was part of a pilot group set up to evaluate them. I was one of four trainers based in different...
  • "Our students think that everything is clickable - even their teachers! " (Unknown) And, here are more sites for those clickable teachers. Flashcardflash is a search engine to help us to find sets of flashcards. Students can create their own...
  • "If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children's tomorrow" (John Dewey) Here are some other websites that you can find interesting and have fun when you explore. Multicoloured is a site that lets you create your own flag. If you...
  • ''Knowing about things... Knowing oneself... Knowing an audience... Portfolios are your own stories of what you know, why you believe you know it, and why others should be of the same opinion." (Pearl & Leon Paulson)
  • Here are some other interesting and fun Web 2.0 tools that we can use in our classes. Pageflakes is a website that let us create our social personalized homepage. You can easily customize your page and make it yours using flakes which are small and...
  • "Mankind is still the most extraordinary computer of all" (John F. Kennedy) On my previous blog entries, I have mentioned about different Web 2.0 tools that can enhance our teaching and engage our students into their own learning process. These...
  • EVO (Electronic Village Online) Sessions have started once more. It takes six weeks and participiants can engage with experts and teachers all over the world in collaborative, online sessions. We finished the third week and I've already met many...
  • Internet has become a new platform for users because it has become easy for anyone to create, upload and share information with Web 2.0 technologies and we are more connected than ever. It's an umbrella term for developing social software...
  • "You can't spell teach without T-E-C-H" (Kevin Jarrett,2008) Education was an easy establishment to define in the past. Today, we have to rethink and redefine what education, student, teacher are and we have to answer this question : What is it like...
  • Social networks and, what has been described as 'Web 2.0' , are having a profound influence on the way that online learning can be delivered, particularly for language teaching / learning. I recently delivered a presentation on this topic here in...
  • Hi All, I've just been updating my technology blog and would like to share some of the new content with teaching English readers. Over the last month I've added four new articles.