‘“Going viral” in Murphy’s pub’ by Stan Carey

Stan Carey’s latest blog post is titled ““Going viral” in Murphy’s pub”.

Stan says, “You might have heard about the sheep–goat hybrid born in County Kildare in Ireland earlier this month. First reported in the Irish Farmer’s Journal, the animal – informally called a geep – is a rare and noteworthy creature. But what struck me was a linguistic item connected to the story.”

“Going viral” in Murphy’s pub

Stan Carey’s Blog

‘FAQs About the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “FAQs About the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp”.

Richard says, ”

This summer for the second year in a row I will be hosting the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp at Sunday River Resort in beautiful Newry, Maine. The Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp will be held on July 14th and 15th, 2014. Discounted early registration is still available. I have received quite a few questions about the summer camp. Those common questions and their answers are provided below.”

 

FAQs About the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp

Richard Byrne’s Blog

 

‘5 Ways to use social media to spice up your next museum trip’ by Lisa Nielsen

Lisa Nielsen’s latest blog post is titled “5 Ways to use social media to spice up your next museum trip”.

Lisa says, ”


It’s not uncommon for today’s children, brought up in a fast-paced, digital world, to become bored and uninterested when visiting cultural institutions. It doesn’t have to be that way though. Sometimes the first step to enjoying art is to look forward to a museum visit as something that is fun. Social media can provide a great way to engage young people during a trip to museum, landmark, or other cultural institution. At the same time, it might just connect them to a new community of others who share a love of arts and culture that they didn’t know they had.

‘Let them take control!’ by Arjana Blazic

Arjana Blazic’s latest blog post is titled “Let them take control!”.

Arjana says,”Recently I discovered Getkahoot,  a classroom response system that completely engages every single student, without exception, even those who are always reluctant to do whatever I tell them to do. Getkahoot fully captures their attention and what’s more, not only do they want to answer the questions in the quizzes I prepare for them but they also want to make their own quizzes! Of course, I grabbed this opportunity with both hands. And used it to make a boring lesson from the textbook exciting and fun.”

Let them take control!

Arjana Blazic’s Blog

‘The Day Sting Came to Our Classroom – A Lesson Plan on “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You”’ by Vicky Loras

Vicky Loras’s latest blog post is titled “The Day Sting Came to Our Classroom – A Lesson Plan on “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You””.

Vicky says, “As I have mentioned in other blog posts, I love teaching with songs – and students love it too, even if they have never heard the specific songs before! I must admit that very often I use songs I personally love – and today’s is one of them. Sting is one of my favourite artists and the particular song is super too, I think.”

The Day Sting Came to Our Classroom – A Lesson Plan on “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You”

Vicky Loras’s Blog

‘7 Sites for Helping Students Learn About Wildlife’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “7 Sites for Helping Students Learn About Wildlife”.

Richard says, ”

Earth Day is coming up next week on April 22nd. This week before Earth Day is a good time for lessons about the wildlife that can benefit from the conservation efforts promoted through Earth Day. Here are some of my favorite sites and apps for helping students learn about wildlife.”

 

7 Sites for Helping Students Learn About Wildlife

Richard Byrne’s Blog

‘Teaching with mobile devices: FAQs [part 1]’ by Nicky Hockly

Nicky Hockly’s latest blog post is titled “Teaching with mobile devices: FAQs [part 1]”.

Nicky says, “There is a good reason for my 3 month blogging hiatus. Since January, work has taken me to Chile for 2 weeks, Egypt for a week, India for 3 weeks, and Moscow for a week. And then the TESOL US conference in Portland followed immediately by the IATEFL conference in Harrogate, UK – another 2 weeks of longhaul flights, international airports and jetlag. All of these trips have involved training and conference talks/plenaries on the topic of education and technology. And especially on the use of mobile devices in language teaching.”

Teaching with mobile devices: FAQs [part 1]

Nicky Hockly’s Blog