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Painting Pictures – Innovation sometimes takes a long time to come home

<![CDATA[In the last few months, and mainly thanks to social media like Facebook and Twitter, I have been meeting and interacting with a good number of colleagues about all things digital in general and foreign language education. There is great excitement in the air about either integrating ICT into educational programmes or, "going all the way". Pictures of another reality […]

Pecha Kuchas with your students

<![CDATA[What it is “Pecha Kucha (ペチャクチャ?), usually pronounced in three syllables like “pe-chak-cha”) is a presentation format in which content can be easily, efficiently and informally shown, usually at a public event designed for that purpose. Under the format, a presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds apiece, for a total time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds. It was devised […]

My Twitter

<![CDATA[Twitter started out with the simple question "What are you doing?", a teacher's dream for realistic writing using the Present Continuous! In 140 characters, your response to that question was supposed to keep you up to speed with friends, family and colleagues around the world. [youtube=://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGbLWQYJ6iM&w=500&h=281] One of the Commoncraft videos on Twitter   Millions of users do just that. […]