CPD seems to be one of the ELT buzzwords of 2012. ... In case you don't know, CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development; a term for the process of taking responsibility for your own development as a teacher.
The ultimate mobile English pronunciation aid, for students and teachers. Sounds helps you study, practise and play with pronunciation wherever you are. Interactive phonetic chart and self-study practice of pronunciation.
One of the major criticisms of this method though is that a dull unengaging content doesn't suddenly become engaging because it's on a video on the web, so how do we get students to engage with the content and make sure they watch it in a challenging and interactive way.
Vialogues is a useful tool for attempting to do this (though dull content will always be dull) because it enables you to create interaction around the video that actually gets students to think about and engage with the content.
Welcome to Mobiles in-a-box: Tools and tactics for mobile advocacy
Mobiles in-a-box from the Tactical Technology Collective is a collection of tools, tactics, how-to guides and case studies designed to help advocacy and activist organisations use mobile technology in their work.
Mobiles in-a-box is designed to inspire you, to present possibilities for the use of mobile telephony in your work and to introduce you to some tools which may help you. After reading the material in this toolkit you can expect to be able to design and implement a mobile advocacy strategy for your organisation.
Tactical Tech is no longer updating this toolkit. Read how it has been used here. We welcome people to develop, adapt or translate this toolkit. Please get in touch if you'd like to learn more.
12 idioms about time, better later than never [infographic]. By Victoria ... Due to their abstract nature, many native speakers and ESL learners are left wondering what are idioms, and what exactly do they mean?
The annual World Press Photo exhibition present an excellent opportunity to take students on an excursion. The idea of this TED-Ed flipped lesson is to provide some suggestions as to how you could prepare your class beforehand.
IATEFL BESIG, Trinity College London, English UK and The Consultants-E are pleased to announce a joint scholarship for an online course leading to the Certificate in International Business English Training (Cert IBET). Closing date for applications: 15 June 2012.
We encourage teachers, students, staff, and other school community members to use social networking/media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) as a way to connect with others, share educational resources, create and curate educational content, and enhance the classroom experience. While social networking is fun and valuable, there are some risks you should keep in mind when using these tools. In the social media world, the lines are blurred between what is public or private, personal or professional.
In an infographic by GO-Gulf.com, ”User Activity Comparison Of Popular Social Networking Sites”, shows the comparison of the latest user stastics of popular social networking sites – Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
This is a great tool for creating short audio files which can be posted to Facebook, Twitter or shared by email. The tool runs in the browser but there are also apps for iPhone and Android. In the settings you can also change the speed and pitch of the wudio file. Very Useful.