Tag: Integrating Skills

Training and Development for Teachers and Learners

A Little & Often: Integrating Technology on Teacher Development Courses

<![CDATA[A few months ago (April-June 2011*)  I wrote a report on a survey on the use of technology amongst CELTA tutors. The results were rather disheartening and the prevailing attitudes among many of my respondents ranged from the completely negative (“It is not our job/place to introduce technology on CELTA courses; there are more important…
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Advance Organisers – How they Connect the Reading Experience

Reading is a highly complex activity and, yet, in the foreign language classroom, it is often approached as if texts are just collections of words and grammatical patterns which students, if only they could analyse and decipher them, would be able to arrive at the overall meaning of the text. But, is this what happens…
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Animating Stories

<![CDATA[I have been playing with story animation tools for a long time, learning from colleagues' blogs and links on Twitter.  Recent posts include Burcu Akyol’s  4-3-2-1 Action! Online Tools For Making Movies in the Language Classroom and Shelly Terrell’s presentation on Digital Storytelling which includes some excellent ideas. Here are a few additional ones, which…
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Word clouds to integrate reading and writing

<![CDATA[Well, thank you to all who came to this webinar and sorry slides were rather unruly; here they are. kapitzvirt Word clouds [slideshare id=Dd9zqEyaiOfpuw&w=595&h=485&fb=0&mw=0&mh=0&style=border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;&sc=no] Word clouds from Marisa Constantinides View more presentations from Marisa Constantinides. Here is the link to my voicethread using a word cloud:…
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Tech Tools & Pedagogy II – Word Clouds

<![CDATA[In this post, I am going to look at Wordle, Wordsift , Word it out and Word Mosaic and try to briefly compare them as I think they all have great potential for a variety of learning activities. This post was inspired by a great discussion in the SEETA course on EasyWeb 2.0 tools run…
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Using word clouds in class – a lesson plan

<![CDATA[This lesson plan was produced during  the SEETA course on EasyWeb 2.0 tools run by Nik Peachey – many more lessons and lesson ideas can be found there but here is mine: The text was to be chosen randomly (in case you were wondering why I chose this particular one). Text source: A news item from…
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