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Teacher for all seasons. Edtech stream & flow:give & grow. Help them shine:Inspire Leadership. Who are the bloggers in your neighbourhood? Inspiring Ecologies Of Talent On The Blogosphere. How To Leverage Your Blogging presence. Thoughts on Visual Design Inspired By Global Educators at #EbookEVO. The Importance of Imagery in ebook & Materials Design. “Our students must be able to move gracefully and fluently between text and images, between literal and figurative worlds”

The Importance of Imagery in ebook & Materials Design

Inspire Leadership & Professional Development: Help Them Shine. Image Credit: Joe Ormonde I cannot write an inspiring article without some divine intervention;) My topic of inspiration today is for the 30 goals challenge and the Spring Blog Festival, where I presented the topic of ‘Help Them Shine’ live online and where I went deeper into this important theme.

Inspire Leadership & Professional Development: Help Them Shine

This time I’m not only sharing an image by photographer Joe Ormonde to encapsulate MY message, but I’m including HIS message, which is sure to serve as a metaphor before I’m done writing. “Please look closely at the cloud formations on the water here,…I was stunned recently to notice that it actually spelled out my name .. I’m not a religious person in the organised sense of the word, but I’m a strong believer in the human spirit. We all have different powers of expression that can help other people. 40th ELT Blog Carnival:Ideas for Teaching with Technology. YES!!!

40th ELT Blog Carnival:Ideas for Teaching with Technology

We ARE Ready!! The 40th ELT Blog Carnival. Today is the day for publishing a host of ultra- creative articles on using technology for teaching. a) Integrate technology by How I see it now Chosen tool: Mobile phones in the classroom. Ideas: Photos, videos, professional development/reflection, story cubes, virtual immortality. 12 Ways To Find & Refine Your Teaching Voice Online. Image based on 6 principles: Chip & Dan Heath: Made to Stick Who are you?

12 Ways To Find & Refine Your Teaching Voice Online

As teachers of the digital age we are no longer passive consumers of information. We still have things we want to learn, but most especially, we have things we want to say. In fact, these things are no longer mutually exclusive. Social learning occurs where voice and opportunity meet beyond time zones, culture, gender, politics, or isolation. You may be a teacher who feels isolated in a large school where your own ideologies are misunderstood, isolated because you work from home, or isolated because you are doing the ”done thing”; conforming to the status quo in ways that stifle your personal values or smother your true teaching instinct. You may want to find international colleagues who share your struggles and insights, entertain your ideas, challenge you, and support you when times are tough. No, really, who are you? The last thing you want to do is become part of the noise. The medium is the message. by.

How I won the British Council Best Blog Post Award for May. A time to celebrate, reflect, express gratitude and share insights.

How I won the British Council Best Blog Post Award for May

Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow. Never worry about information overload again!

Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow

Choose your blogs wisely!! Blogs are the heart and soul of online teaching. Without blogs we would be isolated as educators. What good would social networks be if we didn’t have insights, inspiration, stories and experiences to share with our fellow teachers? Here’s a list of blogs that feed my teaching soul, hunger for knowledge, and need for deeper insights into teaching, learning and writing. 1) Nik Peachey Edtech blogs. How to Make Blogging a Part of your Online Teaching Presence. A (wo)man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence ‘the’ heart first opened.

How to Make Blogging a Part of your Online Teaching Presence

Albert Camus How do you reach out to the world of education and discover yourself at the same time? To be a positive force in education you’ve got to open yourself up to the global community of teachers and learners online. Gone are the days of advertisements, neat suits and polished curriculum vitaes. You are no longer a number or a statistic in education. Spring Blog Festival 2014: 32 Bloggers Bring a Melting Pot of Ideas. I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.

Spring Blog Festival 2014: 32 Bloggers Bring a Melting Pot of Ideas

Steve Lacy It would be impossible to end the Spring Blog Festival without thanking our wonderful presenters who worked very hard behind the scenes to bring us their unique, creative perspectives on one of those most idiosyncratic occupations in ELT – that of blogging. Of course, the whole beauty of blogging lies in it’s idiosyncracy and how it opens up news doors into awareness. This article is a visual summary of what was discussed, a bird’s eye view of talent and commitment to collaboration online and, mostly, a token of appreciation to those who worked so hard at making the festival work.

50 Ways To Use Beautiful Interactive Pages for Teaching & Sharing Online. Featuring Tackk as a simple way to create beautiful pages on the web.

50 Ways To Use Beautiful Interactive Pages for Teaching & Sharing Online

It’s your very own page, flyer, blog post, or poster for educational use online and in blended learning situations. One of its most exciting features is the social stream which I’ll talk about below. As seen live online at MOODLE MOOC4 during my presentation called: MM4: How to Create a Simply Beautiful Visual Libraryonline. As an online teacher I’m always exploring new environments for our learners, new ways to create content, and new ways to promote social learning in collaborative, brain-friendly ways. I must say that my two main criteria in this search is that the environment or tool (perhaps in this case, environmental tool) MUST be user-friendly and must be very adaptable for student ownership and creativity. When I was invited by Dr.

You can see my class recording Here: Here is the slideshow: 30 Reasons Why Your Blog Can Make A Difference. Image credit:Will Lion I’ll start off with my bottom line.

30 Reasons Why Your Blog Can Make A Difference

The be all and end all of everything. This is a list of thirty practical reasons why your blog can become a powerful vehicle for self-expression, self-realisation, professional success, and socially-intelligent community-building. I have reflected, experienced, experimented and questioned myself deeply in order to come up with these powerful results-oriented concepts on how we live and work the way we do, and why we live and work the way we do. What Makes a Blog Sticky?