What a powerful phrase about how language is so wrapped up with identity. Both our own personal identity and our social identity in a larger group.
A language learner aims to get to the moment where they "flow" with the language and "sing" language (Anna Deaver Smith talks about this here). It is…Continue
I'm all about 'disruption" (to borrow Clayton Christensen's term) and think this is the most potent role that technology plays in our society.
A disrupter thinks small and keeps moving. Large companies/groups are about sustaining and normalcy - the small can dress up in innovation and act quickly -…Continue
I think that the godhead, the soul, the core of the new technology paradigm is "the pipeline of ideas". We now have the ability to correspond, share, connect, learn with, learn from, engage so many, all over the world. This is truly revolutionary and changing the world - especially our own teaching world.
So I've spent more work and energy to share with my fellow teachers!
It's not easy on the web these days. There is so much and seemingly so little time. The more search engines are perfected, the more social media evolves, the more notifications improve, we still seem way behind and fail at keeping up with "the new". Noise abounds too....
I guess like that marvelous Beckett (Godot) quote, "I can't go on, I'll go on." So for my own community EFL Classroom 2.0, I keep fighting the good…Continue