Creating timelines is another important digital skill to be added to the the 33 digital skills we have compiled before. Students should be able to easily create their own learning timelines and share them with each other.This can have a huge positive impact on their overall learning process.
"Next up is Gary Anderson. His event titled 'CLIL won't kill will' takes place on 1st August at 15:00 BST. This talk will look at why CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) is an important emerging trend in current educational practices in many countries. "
There are plenty of online programs that learners can use to practice typing skills, test their typing speed, and test their typing accuracy.They don't however evaluate typing skills while users are going about their daily web browsing or word processing activities.
Typing Speed Monitor is a Google Chrome extension that will track how fast users type and what keys they use most frequently.If users do a lot of writing online, Typing Speed Monitor is one way to get accurate feedback on their typing proficiency in real-world settings.
Typing Speed Monitor could be a good way to find out how well learners actually type in realistic scenarios - as part of their ICT functional skills.
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.
Nicola: Cartoons are great for building your own specific dialogues but can also be used by learners in class to make their own. A great alternative to role plays as they are less threatening and more fun!
Global Webinar: 21st and 28th August 2012, 08.00 - 09.00 and 21.00 - 22.00 (BST)
Speaker: Jill Hadfield
'My group just doesn't gel!' Does this complaint, (from answers to a questionnaire to teachers in language schools in many different countries) strike a chord with you? Have you experienced either the joy of working with a harmonious and cohesive group of students or the difficulty of trying to work with a fractious and divided group? If so, this webinar is for you!
In the present day EFL classroom, where pairwork and groupwork are the norm, harmonious relationships and a positive atmosphere within the classroom have become increasingly important for the success of courses. Research has shown that a positive and cohesive atmosphere in the group has a beneficial effect on morale and motivation and can significantly affect learning. But can something as intangible as 'atmosphere' be created? This talk will explore some practical ways in which group atmosphere and relationships can be enhanced.
Robin Good: Content curation will play a major role both in the way we "teach" and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.
Nicola: If you are a teacher who has limited access to professional development, why not try for an IATEFL conference scholarship? Don't sit there thinking you've got no chance. Give it a try and see how it goes!