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Ask your learners what they think

Another of the quotations I used in my IH Barcelona ELT Conference talk last week… The "quotations" I collect have come from a huge variety of sources, and are by no means all from famous people. This particular one came from a workshop I did many years ago in which we were talking about working […]

Which Web 2.0 tools should you use?

Wordled: What I want from the Web 2.0 tools my learners use Hi and welcome to my blog to those of you who came to my session on Web 2.0 tools at the Macmillan Teachers' Day in Murcia (April 1). There are countless Web 2.0 tools around; but, for lack of time, any given teacher […]

Ninging, FBing, Jamendoeing or disappearing… What?!

Here's an opinion expressed I-don't-actually-remember-when, or by who, on the Dogme discussion group: The horseshoe makers have all but disappeared along with the typists, telegraph senders, row boat men and red wax makers. Teachers who aren't downloading, podcasting, communicating, blogging, tweeting, buzzing, ninging, FBing, jamendoeing, waving, creativecommonscreating, linking, viewing, exchanging, building avatars with their students […]

The social media revolution

One of those videos that prove to be astonishing successes on YouTube… Should we be worried, as teachers? Possibly, if we can't think of ways that will harness the revolution — and in ways that will still lead to learning. See also The (unstoppable) progression of IT

Cool, Web 2.0 tools

One I picked up in my RSS feed from the excellent TeachingEnglish.co.uk site: an amazing collection of Cool, Web 2.0 tools for schools. From the same source, another interesting link suggesting a Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools for Young Learners.

50 Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story

Another link, suggested by Ana Falcon, that came to my mailbox in the ELTECS Latin America news list — 50 Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story. I think storytelling — getting your learners to write stories, to tell multimedia stories — is one of the most interesting things you can do in a language […]

Will new technology get adopted?

One of my favourite technology blogs is Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog. From my Blue Skunk RSS feed [explanation] this morning, this chart enabling you to work out the probability that technology will get adopted large scale. Doug asks, "What are the chances of large scale adoption of (…) Second Life?" I make that low…!

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