My wife and I have a whole load of individual text books for EFL, EAP, business English, ESP, you name it. As our careers have evolved, we have little use for the majority of them, and now they are taking up space that we need for other books, etc. I’m sure this is familiar to many of you. I would say we have around 60 books that we no longer need, all in good or brand-new condition. As a result, I spent some time today searching online to see if any organisations recycle such things to developing countries, for example. To be honest, I found nothing that clearly told me they could handle such things.
So, does anybody out there know of any way of productively giving these books another use? I would be grateful to hear on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
Would you like to learn more about one of the most exciting areas in language teaching? Why not visit our Courses page where we have just launched a new lesson on Augmented Reality. The lesson is currently free and we are happy to receive feedback. It will take about an hour, and involves making an AR aura for your students with the app HP Reveal. Enjoy!
HUGE thanks to Wayne Trotman, reviewer extraordinaire’ for his recent review just published in the EL Gazette
Wayne Trotman reviews a book outlining a sensible approach to blended or ‘flipped’ learning
“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/
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:
To download the Handout, click here:
To download a one-page list of the References:
IATEFL – References
If you wish to buy a copy, you can do so here:
The book has a lot of online resources on the ETp website. You can download these free resources here:
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:
Wednesday 11th April – Barney Barrett and Pete Sharma present their new book at IATEFL, Brighton
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
Thanks to Ozge (Terakki schools, Istanbul) for sharing a website which she has used to create Flashcards:
Particularly recommended are the two games. Enjoy – and thanks again
It’s been a great experience coming over to Madrid for this Academic Day!
Here’s the PowerPoint as a .pdf
Here are the References
Thanks to everyone who attended the event!
I really enjoyed the day I spent at the Media Literacy and Foreign Language Education day last week in Munich. Thanks to everyone who came to my presentation, and thanks to OUP for sponsoring it!
Here’s a copy of my PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint as pdf
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:
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……