Date: 9 October 2016
Link to the recorded talk: britishcouncil.adobeconnect.com/p5kphw1x00w/
The language classroom is becoming an increasingly complex environment with students attending classes equipped with a variety of digital devices. These devices can become a tiresome distraction or a powerful tool for learning depending on the skill and knowledge of the teacher.
In this workshop we will explore together a range of digital tools and teaching techniques that teachers can use to utilize the presence of digital devices in the classroom and make them productive. The workshop will show how we can use these devices to enable digital collaboration and develop a range of traditional and digital literacies in ways that are not possible in the analogue classroom.
About the speaker:
Nik Peachey has been involved in education since 1990 and has worked all over the world as a language teacher, teacher trainer, technology trainer and educational technology consultant. He is an award winning course designer and materials writer and the author of:
He is co-editor of Creativity in the English language classroom.
He has been involved in major training consultancies for ELT schools, organisations, publishers and education ministries around the world including companies like the British Council, BBC, Open University, International House, Google and many more.
He is an experienced virtual and physical conference presenter and has delivered educational technology related talks and workshops at major conferences all over the world. In May 2012 he won a British Council ELTon for Excellence in Course Innovation for the Blended Learning in ELT course he designed for Bell Educational Services. He is best known for his free blogs, which have attracted more than 3 million page views. These include 'QuickShout' and 'Learning Technology'.
You can see a portfolio of links to his work at: http://www.scoop.it/t/nik-peachey
He holds a Masters in Educational Technology and ELT, is a Prince 2 Qualified Project Manager, holds Cert TEFLA and Dip TEFLA and has worked as a teacher trainer on both courses. He now works as Head of Learning for EnglishUp - an online language school.