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Nik Peachey's Educational Technology Newsletter - 5th August 2016


How to teach the UN's development goals, and why
Really nice article from the British Council that links in to the new book on creativity that I’m working on with Alan Maley. Well worth a read.
https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/why-teach-uns-development-goals-and-how

Adaptive Learners, Not Adaptive Learning
A well thought out article on education reform and the importance of build
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Up-to-date list of tools and ELT ideas for technology-mediated language learning and teaching from Nik Peachey
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11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology - Nik Peachey

11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology - Nik Peachey | TELT | Scoop.it
From my experiences with our teachers at EnglishUp and my previous international experience as an edtech teacher trainer, I have always found teachers more than willing to develop their use and understanding of technology.
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A lot of this rings true to me as a language teacher trainer and language education researcher in French EFL contexts.

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Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them

Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them | TELT | Scoop.it
Tips and Resources for Using Free Video Conferencing Tools in Your Classroom Video conferencing and chat tools can be a wonderful instructional resource, as most educators know. You can bring the outside world and guests into your classroom, enable a

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Skype, Google Hangouts, Oovoo, FaceTime - with links from Nik Peachey

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, June 14, 2015 2:15 PM

Skype, Google Hangouts plus more...

Apollo B. Gabazira's curator insight, June 18, 2015 12:01 AM

Certainly the new paradigm to doing bisiness  - whether in the claassroon or company board room ..... We have to get used to this 

Yves Carmeille "Libre passeur"'s curator insight, March 18, 2016 4:12 AM

Some useful tips and links here.

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Webinar on online video for language teaching: Nik Peachey


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Monday night.

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: How I use social media for my professional development

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: How I use social media for my professional development | TELT | Scoop.it

The issue of how we use social media for our own development as teachers and as digitally skilled individuals, is one that I believe is of vital importance though, not just because it can enable us to keep developing as teachers through the content, ideas, resources and above all people it gives us access to, but also because the way use digital media for our own development should guide and influence the way we use it with our students and build their digital literacies and communication skills.

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A post from last year on ways to use different tools to find, save and share useful links.

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Technology and principles in language teaching: Andrew Walkley

Technology and principles in language teaching: Andrew Walkley | TELT | Scoop.it

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Hugh Dellar gives ELT Heinle co-author Andrew Walkley space to expand on his IATEFL 2012 presentation on technology in language teaching.  The overal thrust is to question blind assumptions about teaching and technology: 

 

Impoverished acquisitional/pedagogical models

- "the vast bulk of new technologies for ELT are based on OLD – and I would argue discredited – theories of language. Many of the sites recommended by gatekeepers such as Russell Stannard and Nik Peachey focus very much on grammar rules and lists of single words and their meanings."  Walkley rejects this restricted view of language learning/teaching as "grammar rules + words + skills."

 

Overestimation of technology's power to motivate

- "We’re frequently told we’re teaching screenagers, but our students are only screenagers when using facebook to sort out a meet-up with friends or to post comments on recently uploaded photos."  Our younger learners are not so tech-savvy or pro-tech as older teachers may fear.

 

Unhealthy obsession with technology among some teachers

- "Don’t let workaholics be our role models."  Technology is time-consuming for teachers, but pro-tech teachers don't mind giving up a great deal of spare time for it.

 

Technological versus pedagogical interactivity

- "Far too often, in classes I observe, IWBs are simply used as giant held-up coursebooks, as another form of crowd control."

 

[Author photo from ELT Heinle http://elt.thomson.com/emea/en_uk/innovations/pages/0759396205/teacher_andrew.html]

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Pre/while/post listening tasks: Nik Peachey

Pre/while/post listening tasks: Nik Peachey | TELT | Scoop.it
In this article I intend to outline a framework that can be used to design a listening lesson that will develop your students' listening skills and look at some of the issues involved.
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Having specific objectives for pre/while/post listening will help students better understand what they are listening to in another language.  This article gives specific examples of how to activate better listening at these three stages.

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Digital Video -Nik Peachey ebook for teachers

The book focuses on practical ways teachers can explore and exploit the potential of the vast web-based video resources that now exist on the internet. In addition to this the book offers guidance on how to encourage students to use video as a creative tool that can support their language learning.
The book has 10 chapters beyond the introduction. These chapters focus on a range practical , theoretical and technical issues which should help the reader to fully utilise digital video in a range of contexts from the classroom, blended learning and all the way through to fully online delivery.
The book contains:
-: 315 full colour illustrations
-: 26 embedded video tutorials
-: 42 detailed activities with materials and links
-: 17 Cool tools with step by step illustrated guides, video tutorials, suggested activities and getting started suggestions
-: 70 pages of reviewed links to tools and resources
-: Detailed tips and advice on pedagogically related aspects from choosing a clip and task design to paradigms for building video into your syllabus through a range of up to date approaches.
-: An interactive glossary

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I don't usually scoop things you have to pay for, but this is only 3 dollars on iTunes, and Peachey has a solid track record on practical tips and tutorials for language teaching tools.

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พรทิพย์ รักในหลวง's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:46 PM

The first in my series of independently published ebooks for teachers.

SusanMichelle's curator insight, August 11, 2015 2:40 AM

The first in my series of independently published ebooks for teachers.

Lee Morden's curator insight, August 26, 2015 4:05 PM

Always looking for new techniques to communicate.

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Using online video in ELT: Nik Peachey

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34-slide deck to support recent online webinar with tips, tools and links; you can also watch the 80 min recording of the webinar https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/p1om4x6sqa8/

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Nik Peachey: Making the most of infographics (webinar tonight)

Nik Peachey: Making the most of infographics (webinar tonight) | TELT | Scoop.it
 The problems associated with reading and retention of dense information on the computer screena shift in the way information is being conveyed through the digital mediumInfographics: a new medium on the internetfactual data that can easily be displayed and browsedan ideal medium for supporting language learning activitieshow to exploit this new medium in the language classroomhow to help to develop our students' visual literacies   Leitung:     Jürgen WagnerReferent:     Nik Peachey   Zugangslink: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/infographics/   Termin: 25.11.2013 | 19:00 Uhr - 20:30 Uhr
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Tech Tools for Teachers

Tech Tools for Teachers | TELT | Scoop.it

Some of you may be working in a technology-rich environment where you have interactive whiteboards and students have access to the internet in the classroom, or a computer lab that you can take students to. Some of you may only have a single computer in your classroom or, perhaps, like the majority of schools around the world, you may have no computer access in school at all. Whichever is the case, this series will still have something to offer you and will enable you to offer something more to your students, either in class or through the development of more motivating homework tasks that students can access outside of school.


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NIce set of tools organised by topic and annotated to help teachers get started.

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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's comment, March 15, 2013 6:34 AM
Nice
Malachy Scullion's curator insight, March 15, 2013 11:18 AM

Good place to start for all you technophobes out there.

Lyndsay's curator insight, April 3, 2013 10:29 PM

This resources is extremely valuable for educators when teaching digital technologies. It allows students to learn how to design and implement  visual programs, use a range of digital systems and use safe online communications (ACARA, 2013). It provides many explanations surrounding many available digital technologies for the classroom which is titled 'Tech Tools for Teachers' and would allow educators to effectively implement digital technologies into their planning.

 

References:

 

Australia Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). (2013). Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies. Retrieved from, http://www.acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/Draft_Shape_of_the_Australian_Curriculum_Technologies_paper_-_March_2012.pdf

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Nik's Daily English Activities

Nik's Daily English Activities | TELT | Scoop.it

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Short, simple tasks with a variety of learning objectives and using different online resources for independent English learners or teachers.

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Shaz J's comment, September 2, 2012 3:44 AM
This is a gem, thank you!