Review of Best Practices for Blended Learning

HUGE thanks to Wayne Trotman, reviewer extraordinaire’ for his recent review just published in the EL Gazette

Blending in
Wayne Trotman reviews a book outlining a sensible approach to blended or ‘flipped’ learning

EXTRACTS:

“Implementing a BL course requires a framework and a platform, and the two chapters covering this area are perhaps the most enlightening in the whole book.”

“The authors have done superbly well to reduce what might appear to be a complicated area to one that even IT dunderheads such as myself could appreciate with ease.”

For the complete review, visit the EL Gazette: http://digital.elgazette.com/

‘Best Practices for Blended Learning’ launched at IATEFL, Brighton

Best practices for Blended Learning Delighted to say that Barney and I presented our latest book in Brighton at the IATEFL conference earlier this month.

If you would like a .pdf version of the PPT presentation, click here:

IATEFL presentation_lite

To download the Handout, click here:

IATEFL Handout

To download a one-page list of the References:

IATEFL – References

If you wish to buy a copy, you can do so here:

https://www.pavpub.com/best-practices-for-blended-learning/

The book has a lot of online resources on the ETp website. You can download these free resources here:

https://www.etprofessional.com/best-practices-for-blended-learning

Enjoy!

 

Augmented reality and Virtual Reality: Pre-conference event in Brighton

The IATEFL LT-SIG pre-conference event is full!

I’m really delighted to join Shaun Wilden in opening (and closing) the day.

Focussing on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), it promises to be a fantastic event!

Here’s the line-up:

The potential for VR and AR in the language classroom – Sarah Rogerson

Gaining a new perspective: the future of VR in Teacher Training and Materials Development – Paul Driver

AR for language training – Tushar Sharma (Blippar)

Back to the future: From Virtual worlds to Virtual Reality – Heike Philp

The reality of VR – Johnathan Dykes

Integrating VR to EFL teaching – Raquel Ribeiro

Wow! I cannot wait….

For more information – visit:

https://conference.iatefl.org/pre-conference_sig_lt.html

UES ELT Fest – Antaliya – Pete’s PPT and online flashcard site

 It was a REAL pleasure to come over  to the UES ELT Fest – ‘magic’ in fact. Thanks SO much for the invitation and opportunity.

Here is the 6-page .pdf Handout – of my power point

Presentation-lite

Thanks to Ozge (Terakki schools, Istanbul) for sharing a website which she has used to create Flashcards:

www.cram.com

Particularly recommended are the two games. Enjoy – and thanks again

Learning Technologies: visual collaboration system

Great afternoon at the Learning Technologies event in Olympia, London, which I enjoyed with long-time collaborator and friend Barney Barrett.

Guess Barney and I are classroom teachers at heart, so no surprise that in this age of online learning, our first stop was at a tool which can enrich the classroom, originally derived from the Smartboard. Nureva Span was the first piece of kit which caught our eye – a kind of ‘interactive wall’ which operates with a ceiling-mounted data-projector. The working surface is three metres wide, and you can scroll along a 40 foot canvas, add text and screen shots.

Find out more about this so-called ‘visual collaboration system’ which can be accessed from individual devices at:

https://www.nureva.com/

Collaboration is possible between students in-class and remote participants. We didn’t dare ask the price, but assume it’ll be similarly eye-watering.

More posts on this event to follow next week, when I’ll be writing about VR……