The Next Revolution In School Tech: Bring Your Own Device English: Mobile phone evolution Русский: Эволюция мобильных телефонов (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The combination of students and mobile phones has long been a source of anxiety for teachers. Instead of being engrossed in the lesson, the assumption is pupils will be unable to resist the lure of texting, watching videos or playing games. But the next revolution in school tech is turning this attitude on its head, as students are being encouraged not only to bring their mobiles into schoolbut to use them in the lesson, in an approach dubbed bring your own device (BYOD). While BYOD already has some traction in schools in the U.S., as well as in a growing number of workplaces, it has yet to infiltrate many schools in the U.K. But although the number of schools going down this route is still small, experts predict it may soon become the norm, in response to both the ubiquity of personal devices and the cost of updating hardware to keep pace with technological advances.
Events - BEP Network Thursday, March 24, 2011, 2 p.m. EDT Click HERESign up here to receive an email reminder about this chat. CLIL: An interview with Professor David Marsh David Marsh is a leading expert in CLIL. Following David’s presentation at the 2008 Directors’ Conference on ‘The impact of CLIL in Europe’, I contacted him to find out more. Ed: What is CLIL? Does it cover a single educational approach or many? DM: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is an educational approach where some content learning (like a topic on global climate, or a subject) is taught in an additional language (such as English language in Korea).
English as a Lingua Franca - What is ELF? English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) refers to the use of English as a medium of communication between peoples of different languages. We include as potential ELF users both those who speak English as an additional language and those who speak English (in any of its social, regional and national varieties) as their main language. So, if you are speaking English with another student who speaks English as an additional language, whether or not English is your main language, you are both using ELF (VOICE/FAQ 2009). ELF has been studied by linguists interested in how its grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation is different from other varieties of English (Seidlhofer 2005). CLIL videos Why should CLIL teachers support learners to work actively with the input provided? Firstly, if learners are actively involved in thinking about the content and/or the language, they will reach a better understanding of both. If they re-organise or change input into another form, learners will process and comprehend input better. Tasks for guiding understanding might include, for example, changing information from a diagram into a text, or from a text into a picture or role-play. Such tasks require higher thinking skills.
LIMEN - a Latin teaching portal - Indwelling Language ...supporting the practices 1. The best "materials"... ...for the face-to-face element of any language class are the students themselves—their lives, interests, activities, and ideas. Interacting about these things can happen informally, but you might have an easier time with a preset activity such as Circling with Balls or a formal system such as Discipulus/a Illustris.
TECHNOCLILEVO16: Primary school Hi everyone! I think that Flipped Classroom is a way to change teaching, but... it's difficult to use in Primary school, isn't it? For better didactic planning I want to share some previous questions that teachers have to suppose. Rethinking Education What is it? Rethinking Education was set up in 2012 to reform education systems across the EU so as to meet growing demand for higher skills levels and reduce unemployment. The initiative focuses on three areas in need of reform: Five of the best CLIL resources online - CLIL Media In the posts on this website I usually share my opinion on CLIL as well as share some ideas of others. This time however, I would like to share CLIL resources that I think are really worth your time and can be used to advance both your knowledge of CLIL as well as help you with ideas for your lessons. 1. Peter Sansom’s Blog