We write the equivalent of 520 million books every day on social media and email. The fact that so many of us are writing — sharing our ideas, good and bad — has changed the way we think. Just as we now live in public, so do we think in public.
This post covers what to do once you've got a mobile-friendly website up and running: whether you need an app, why mobile is important for social and email, technical tips for improving your mobile presence, examples and case studies of brands doing these things well, and the mindset we need about mobile as online marketers in 2014 and beyond.
Business English: Stock Market Game— Who Will Be the Champion of Investors? By KAZUYA J. SHIDA Instructions for the Teacher LEVEL: Upper-Intermediate to Advanced (Business English) TIMING: 80-100 minutes without the follow-up activity This should include brainstorming, discussions, and checking the answers. The teacher should consider the time it takes for students to set up [continue reading...]
I’m going to take just a moment to highlight the 10 most viewed posts of 2013 on the blog. It was a great year for Moodle and I have an awesome time learning about all of the Moodle-related happenings and sharing them on the blog.
As an open-source learning platform, Moodle is a powerful learning tool for everyone. There is no pressure to listen to the instructors well, or there is no time restriction which often causes mistakes and stress.
With drawings, maps and photographs, the visual appeal of posters we can make presentations more interactive. Teachers can share these colorful posters with their students or pin on their classroom walls.
A recent blog by Grant Wiggins affirmed what I have long believed about creativity: it is a 21st-century skill we can teach and assess. Creativity fosters deeper learning, builds confidence and creates a student ready for college and career.
An intermediate online English lesson about Madam Tussauds, London's famous Waxworks Museum. Watch a video about this popular London tourist attraction, learn some useful new vocabulary, and complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood.
A student preparing her masters thesis in healthcare management recently asked me, Why arent more organizations doing The Eden Alternative or something like it From the tone of her voice, it was obvious that she was struggling to find an answer. Well, Ive thought about this question a lot, so I had my answer ready.
Is our education system broken? Answers to this question differ depending on the perspective from which each one of us looks at it and also in terms of what we mean by broken. This question has also been the theme that several scholars and educators from all around the world covered in their TED talks.
There are some educators out there that make classroom technology integration look easy. For most of us, it’s a daunting task: converting your paper-and-folder, marker-and-poster classroom systems to mobile devices and the cloud. And the ones who dig right in, despite their reservations, to equip their students with the educational technology experiences they need for …
This is a dissection of teaching at the heart of a classroom near you. For this article, I will be depicting a colleague I currently work with. I am sure this teacher exists in your school too ... ...
The great teacher offers practical applications and goes the ‘extra mile’; investing in the interests of individual students. Their classroom support nurtures the growth of students who are in their care.
Last week on the Connected Student Series, I discussed the ‘why’ of digital portfolios. It is imperative that in 2014, students be able to curate, archive and expand on the work they are producing in class.
Portfolio is a collection of work organized by the student to represent the student's learning (reading, thinking, research, teaching, and writing) during the program or career. A professional portfolio, represents the student's qualifications, skills, knowledge and views relevant to a career in language education.
One of the biggest advantages of using puzzles / crosswords in ESL classroom is they help students expand their thoughts and they also develop how to ask a question. They work in teams/groups and develop their own problem-solving skills.