‘Twitter, YouTube and…a TATOO!’ by Tony Gurr

Tony Gurr’s latest blog post is titled “Twitter, YouTube and…a TATOO!”.

Tony says, “I know, I know…I had already won my little “blog battle.

But, today was “special“…it is not every day that you get to exercise your most fundamental democratic right as a new citizen…in a country you love and care for deeply.

And…to get to do that on the same day that your one-and-only big, little girl gets to cast her very first voteis just soooooo cool!

Twitter, YouTube and…a TATOO!

Tony Gurr’s Blog

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‘Gearing up for Iatefl 2014 in Harrogate…’ by Sharon Hartle

Sharon Hartle’s latest blog post is titled “Gearing up for Iatefl 2014 in Harrogate…”.

Sharon says, ” by

Blogger-harrogate-300x300-bannerGetting the Most out of a Great Conference

Whether you are teaching in the UK or in New Zealand, or even a village in Umbria, you have almost certainly heard of the annual IATEFL conference, where thousands of ELT professionals gather in the UK to share their ideas, to network, browse publications, to attend the great “EFL related” evening entertainment:  ranging from cabaret acts and storytelling to music, general knowledge quizzes, Pecha Kucha ev and several parties and, of course we all go there to learn and develop professionally.”

 

 

Gearing up for Iatefl 2014 in Harrogate…

Sharon Hartle’s Blog

‘Ten Seats Left at the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “Ten Seats Left at the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp”.

Richard says, “Last summer I hosted the first Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp at Sunday River Resort and Conference Center in beautiful Newry, Maine. The response was great and many people have emailed me this winter asking if I was going to host it again. I am happy to announce that I will be hosting the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp on July 14th and 15th, 2014. Early Camper registration is still available.

Ten Seats Left at the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp

Richard Byrne’s Blog

‘How to change your Facebook administrator from a personal to professional account’ by Lisa Nielsen

Lisa Nielsen’s latest blog post is titled “How to change your Facebook administrator from a personal to professional accountInnovative educators know it’s not a great idea to use your personal account to administrate Facebook pages or groups that you are using for your school i.e. school page, library page, sports page.  However, for some, especially us early adopters, you may have a page that has been up and running for years using your personal account.
Don’t worry! Switching it to a professional account is easy!”.

How to change your Facebook administrator from a personal to professional account

Lisa Nielsen’s Blog

‘The Strength of Simple Videos’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “The Strength of Simple Videos”.

Richard says, ”

Over the last month I’ve facilitated a handful of workshops on the topic of video creation in the classroom. One of the points that I always try to stress in those workshops is that the focus of most student video projects should be on developing and delivering clear story lines. Yes, it is great if students use slick transitions and special effects, but those don’t mean a thing if the video doesn’t have a clear purpose (unless that purpose is to demonstrate editing skills).”

The Strength of Simple Videos

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‘English Teaching Knowledge’ by Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin’s latest blog post is titled “English Teaching Knowledge”.

Michael says, “There are a good many ideas out there about what it takes to be a good English teacher and I’d like to share some of them here.How can anyone just point out the important factors in teaching English in just a few hundred words?I’m not sure if this can be done as I intended it to be but I will try.
Student-centered learning is key. Many T’s are all about the TTT (teacher talking time) which should be reduced. Aim for 20%.I+1  is also an incredibly important factor. We need to make sure all our lessone are pitched at this level.
Students work better when their affective filters are reduced. This is something teachers need to be concerned with.”

English Teaching Knowledge

Michael Griffin’s Blog

‘Teaching Teachers to Write from the Heart’ by Josette LeBlanc

Josette LeBlanc’s latest blog post is titled “Teaching Teachers to Write from the Heart”.

Josette says, “I’m stepping out of my comfort zone. This is the theme of this post, and it is inspired by The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators or #30GoalsEdu, which was created by Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Over 10,000 teachers have joined the challenge since it started and I am grateful to now be among them.”

Teaching Teachers to Write from the Heart

Josette LeBlanc’s Blog