Today, went out for a nice bike ride with "my old man". He's almost 70 and he kicked my butt! Truly. I'll admit I'm not in great shape anymore but watching my dad, "power in" the last 20 k of our ride, me lagging behind - gave me pause. The guy just doesn't age and "keeps going". I hope I'll be so lucky. But as a metaphor, it got me thinking about what it takes to stay teaching, as I huffed and puffed along…Continue
So simple in fact it might be too simple! But the simplicity can only be a foreshadow of great things to come. Just click and leave a note. Share the…Continue
I have tried my mightiest to keep up with all the API and video player changes that happen in the netiverse. Of late, I've been behind the times but today spent a good 6 hours and got all our players correct, functioning and without Youtube ads (my big reasons for doing this, beyond the power of "collecting" and…Continue
The blog challenge aims to encourage bloggers to contribute lesson ideas for the foreign language classroom which will be aimed at younger learners and teens and which will promote the concept of a disabled-friendly world where people who have mobility issues can have easy access to services, places of learning, public and private spaces easily and safely.…Continue
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Kids love comics! Any kind, they just devour them. So why not use it as a motivating tool/method in your language classroom? (see a full prior discussion on this topic, in our…Continue
Curriki.org is a wonderful endeavour. It is a place where teachers can share resources and bypass the big monopolization of "content" which many large
publishers hold. I"ve been a member for awhile but haven't looked at the Foreign language directory for a few months. Since then it has grown substantially and I'm thinking of putting our own EFL Classroom 2.0 materials there. Join, click on our pic! and see…
Welcome to our ezine 3rd special issue under the slogan "Hurrah! We are Different!” fully devoted to foreign countries.…
The last 3 weeks, when I could spare a moment, I've been learning how to make a Kinetic Typography style video. I think this technology offers great "power" for contextualizing and presenting language for learners. For a long number of years - I've been…Continue
It really is a great surprise for me to be nominated as Member of the Month!
Thank you, thank you very much for your kind words and for this friendly atmosphere!…
I recorded my talk at the recent KOTESOL National Conference - Getting Students Speaking: Harnessing the Power of New Technologies.
It's a pretty comprehensive overview of online tools and technologies. Here's the presentation of only the websites (click the images to go to that website).
Thanks to Aaron and all the hard working Kotesol…
My sister just threw out her 25 year old fridge. Time for a new one. Time for the new and out with the old (my poor niece is suffering!).
Technology is not a recent thing. Nor are the "rapid" changes we are experiencing. (and see my remix presentation of educational technology through the…
I call what Alan November advocates, "Learning 3.0".
It is about giving students the space and tools to make their learning relevant to the world. REALLY relevant and actual. Make them active in the community, bring them alive to their potential.
THIS is schooling, learning, education and…Continue
Present.me is a real cool, "new" way to share your teaching online. It is simple and effective. I've been testing it out and it works like a charm! A really exciting tool.
What is it?
It is just a simple power point set beside a video recorded through your webcam. That's it! Record up to 90 min free and save up to 10 lectures/lessons free. (and I'd just…Continue