40 Things to Do with a Text. This article was written by Dominic Braham and Anthony Gaughan and originally appeared in English Teaching Matters, the English Language Teachers’ Associations journal.
Before we get started…Wait a moment.Before you go ahead and read this article, grab a pen, a piece of paper and a clock or watch.Give yourself 5 minutes and write down all the possible things you could get students to do with a business English-suited text. Don’t edit your thoughts according to what you usually do or what you think would “work”: just let the ideas flow…OK, pens down, time’s up. How many ideas do you have on your list? Most of the following list of ideas for text exploitation was brainstormed in not much more than five minutes while we were planning sessions to form part of our Certificate in Teaching English for Business (CertTEB) course in Berlin. The ideas are presented in the order they came to us, so there is a kind of logic to the list but it certainly isn’t in order of effectiveness. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 50 Reasons It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom.
50 Reasons It’s Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom by Terry Heick There are many ways to use a smartphone in the classroom, but it continues to be a touchy subject.
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Then I sat through “Technology at Warp Speed”, a great presentation by Norman Jacknis at a local SIM chapter meeting, and discovered that there is a lot of powerful wearable tech heading our way, ripe with possibilities! We’ve barely tapped the surface of what we can do with the senses of touch and vision, and with our brain waves using gadgets that we wear (or in some cases, just look at). So here we go … check out these wild wearable technologies that are either in development, or in quite a few cases, available now. Wear This in Your Ear and Hear the World! Emotiv Potential Applications for Education Finger IO. 10 Best video editing apps for the iPhone & iPad: iMovie, Cinefy & Magisto - ShinyShiny. 7 Do's and Don’ts of Mobile Learning. Mobile learning is about disseminating information and learning through a mobile device.
However, under no circumstances is mobile learning a compressed version of your eLearning module on a mobile device. Here are 7 dos and don’ts of mobile learning you need to keep in mind. A report on Mobile Learning at Work by Towards Maturity revealed that 47% of businesses and other organizations already use some sort of mobile devices for training and eLearning activities. Learning through mobile devices. iPads in Schools. The Problem With QR Codes. Technology-Driven Community Building Activities - Home. Delta Teacher Development Series - Going Mobile. Teaching with hand-held devices Key features Going Mobile was shortlisted for the 2015 ELTons Innovation in teacher resources category!
New from the multi-award-winning Delta Teacher Development Series! Going Mobile is available as both paperback and e-book. The e-book is available in the Kindle store where you can download the free Kindle reading app for every major smartphone, tablet, and computer. Edutopia. Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom. Think back 20 years.
Pay phones still worked, and only doctors carried pagers. Laptops weighed as much as bowling balls, and few of us had Internet access. In fact, much of what we now consider commonplace -- Google, email, WiFi, texting -- was not even possible. If that was 20 years ago, where are we going in the next 20? We are all going mobile! The writing slate was in use in Indian schools in the 11th century as mentioned in Alberuni's Indica (Tarikh Al-Hind), written in the early 11th century. In essence, we have always had mobile tools in the classroom, but our current devices offer significantly more capabilities while also advancing at an appreciably more rapid rate. Communication Communication has always has always been an essential skill in the classroom. Decisions, decisions . . . Not only do students need to be able to present themselves in a face-to-face setting, but also via video, audio and text.
Collaboration Tuckman's stages of group development (my version for students) Edutopia. MobileLearningAppChecklist.