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Life as it used to BI

BI=Before Internet   Our collective memories get so easily altered with the advent and use of new technologies. It’s so common amongst people to resist […]

What kind of School are you working for? (A Questionnaire on the ‘micro-climate’ of an institution)

This is a response to many  readers and trainees who talk about the frequent frustration befalling newly (or not so “newly”…) trained teachers finding themselves […]

Seven Questions for Alan Maley

 “Life would be dull without creativity”, and “Creativity encourages risk taking”, Mr. Maley said in his talk at the launch of the most recent volume on […]

Xtranormal has become Nawmal

Bringing the glad tidings that my favourite animation tool seems to be coming back! Xtranormal was a hugely popular video making tool with hundreds of […]

Is it Free?

I very often talk to teachers about online apps and great new tools and the standard question always is: “Is it free?'” And of course […]

CELTA and Technology – With or Without it?

Giulia Forsythe via Compfight In a recent end-of-course evaluation report,  one of our CELTA candidates suggested (complained is perhaps a better word) that her expectations of […]

IATEFL Manchester 2015 – five years on

Pre-Conference Events with the Special Interest Groups For me, the high point of the conference is always the Pre-Conference Day with my chosen Special Interest […]

IATEFL 2015 in Manchester

IATEFL 2015 Once more, the time of the year for IATEFL International has come round. If you are going to be at IATEFL, please make […]

From Images to Words

Pictures generate talk, a fact well appreciated by all teachers. This short post hopes to review some well known ideas as well as give you […]

Teaching styles and lesson outcomes

  This is the first of a series of guest blog posts from members of my online ‘family’, my PLN. I am thrilled and  honoured […]

Digital Storytelling for Younger & Older Learners

  Digital Storytelling & Young Learners    Picture this: …a teacher holding up her laptop or tablet and a circle of children listening to her […]

From Curation to Creation

EP5ZXSFC7FFB   From Curation to Creation   by Marisa Constantinides -  @Marisa_C Information overload In the last few years, and particularly through the increased use of social […]

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