Years ago, I built a player that collects ALL the TED Talks in one handy place. HD. Also, the player is designed to promote serendipity, browsing, stumbling upon ..... so little does this happen in this day and age where…Continue
This video was super big, mega large in 2008. A classic and inspired so many students in so many classrooms. Free Hugs.
It would be great to challenge students to do the same but with English. Free English. Speak and greet people in English for practice.....
Justinnoxxiis a blogger that in our early days ruled the roost here. I was even able to meet him at a few conferences and he was in person, just as you could imagine him as a blogger - happy, irreverent, curious.... Been years since…Continue
I made this post years ago and now re-visiting it, miraculously it has stood the test of time. The sites listed are still the top for English language teachers and offer a wealth of content for teaching.
Such a surprise but also not a surprise. Things change so fast and websites become outdated but if the site/tool is based around core needs for language learners or teachers, it…Continue
Over this weekend, was thinking of "depth" and that in contrast to many social networks, this community since it is focused on knowledge and content, is deep. So much is temporary on today's internet, so much just gets buried "alive" and then it is on to the next big thing. It's a big problem. Good curation helps but…Continue
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50 “Best Practices” For Language Teachers
“It’s a funny thing. The more I practice, the luckier I get.”
- Arnold Palmer
I'm a big fan of always exciting students with "possibility". By that I mean, designing a lesson so that they can change and interact with the content in creative, personal ways. They can be touched by possibility - much like we are when online and using Web 2.0 tools.