Just a quick notification to members that I did a very casual and informal voice over of my presentation - Using Video In The ELT Classroom. Find it HERE.
Enjoy and the powerpoint below it can be used to get to the videos shown as examples in the presentation. …Continue
Added by ddeubel on May 13, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
It is a real honor to be awarded the Best Blog post of the month by TeachingEnglish. Especially since it was voted on by fellow teachers! I'm not a big one for contests or competition in education but I'll take this one seeing it is from my peers and from an organization I…Continue
Added by ddeubel on May 13, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Benjamin Zander asks teachers everywhere to celebrate students' mistakes. They are evidence of learning and we should applaud them and clap for them. I know it sounds a little counter intuitive but through…Continue
Added by ddeubel on May 11, 2013 at 7:35pm — No Comments
I've done a lot of sharing of my resources over the last 20 or so years. Now much easier than before, stuffing handouts into big brown envelopes and it taking days/weeks to get to a needy teacher in teachbuktu. I'm a curator at heart, a homeless librarian.
So time to celebrate. Just got this message from Slideshare, one of the services I've used over the years. …Continue
Added by ddeubel on May 10, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
** Not your ordinary, endless list - just what's number 1.
I have thought about this long and hard. I'm not a big proponent of using "tech for tech's sake" or just because it is there and students like it. I sympathize with the argument that…
Added by ddeubel on May 9, 2013 at 11:59pm — No Comments
There is one thing that too often gets left behind in all the post it notes stuck on the door of educational reform: Teacher - student relationships. Not enough do we hear the message that what education really is about is what invisibly transpires miraculously when a teacher and student connect, really connect.
All of us have had a teacher who really made a difference with us.…Continue
Added by ddeubel on May 6, 2013 at 10:14pm — No Comments
Tomorrow, April 18th at 9:00 am EST (see your local time) Benjamin Stewart, myself and a few others will be holding a hangout on the topic of "The Flipped Classroom". Here's …Continue
Added by ddeubel on April 17, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Yesterday, exhausted after a full day of speaking with people around the world, stressed out and with lots of "life"on my mind, I stepped back and watched a TED Talk I've been meaning to watch for awhile: The 3 A's of Awesome.
If you have 20 minutes to spare in your life - WATCH IT! Neil…Continue
I'm always keeping up on what's new in the world of visual text - be it kinetic typography, wordle, tagxedo and loads of other similar applications. They are truly something valuable for us educators - allowing us to add…Continue
Added by ddeubel on April 17, 2013 at 1:13am — No Comments
We could also say "Without music, teaching would be a mistake!" Music just makes any teaching job, no matter how hard, enjoyable.
We also say, “Music makes the world go ‘round” but it also makes learning happen. Please…Continue
Added by ddeubel on April 14, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments
Metaphors are powerful things for teachers. They are the very building blocks of thought and allow us to see what isn't there, to connect on a higher level to hidden realities. Cynthia Ozick in her timeless essay, "Metaphor and Memory" talks of metaphor as
"inhabiting language in its most concrete. As the shocking extension of the unknown into our most intimate, most feeling, most…Continue
Added by ddeubel on April 4, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments
Read the blog carnival entries below and a big thank you to all who participated and are helping to keep the blog carnival for ELT alive.
Vist the ELT…Continue
Added by ddeubel on April 4, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments
Over the last 5 to 10 years, I've been developing new ideas about how we should be teaching in our classrooms. These ideas have changed as the possibilities and promises of educational technology have become reality.
The most fundamental of these ideas are always revolving around learning and the student. The possibility to differentiate and deliver personlized study to students is the most…Continue
Added by ddeubel on March 31, 2013 at 8:45pm — No Comments
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1. Tell Me A Word I…Continue
Added by ddeubel on March 18, 2013 at 11:42pm — No Comments
See below, many of the well researched reasons we should be using them in our teaching.
Nowadays, with online resources and resource sharing, there is no longer any excuse for not using games. So many ways and so many options.
Here are a few…Continue
Added by ddeubel on March 6, 2013 at 9:43pm — No Comments
I'll post another time about these (the hashtag is #tttips) but I want…Continue
By that I mean they are more controlled and less authentic. Quizzes, Q and A trivia, mix and match, multiple choice - you get the idea. Still, if done well, they can be really effective learning tools or even assessment tools. They are meant to be used by students at home or in a language lab but can also be used in a classroom with a large…Continue
Added by ddeubel on March 5, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I spent part of the morning rereading Frank Smith, particularly his thoughts about how we learn. Delightful, insightful, thoughtful. Here's an excerpt from his book: Comprehension and Learning but I also highly recommend his book about whole language,…Continue
I will be travelling quite a bit this year to conferences and schools, speaking about a teaching lifelong passion - the use of video as an educational material. It is something I've promoted and developed many language learning ideas around - foremost through my work on EnglishCentral.
So enjoy these practical ideas for using this most "real"…Continue
Added by ddeubel on February 28, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments