Nice to see the first app to win an ELTon! I'm pleased to say that my review of Sounds has just been published in the ELTJ. So, if you are interested in reading it, please visit the following site: ELTJ Review Enjoy!
Pete Sharma examines a new platform for producing top-notch web-driven business English programmes. Many business English providers believe that 'blended learning', combining face-to-face teaching with online support, is best. But creating such a course is far from easy. What happens after the needs analysis tells you that your students need to prepare a presentation on … Continue reading Turning blended learning around – by 360 degrees?
Can it be empirically proved that using an IWB improves educational outcomes? Clearly, longitudinal studies are necessary before any serious pronouncements can be made. The fact that better presentations are possible using an IWB (Task 1997), kinaesthetic students are catered for (Parkinson 2008) and lesson review is superior (Nostalgia 2004) should, I believe, be largely … Continue reading Review: Ideas for using Interactive Whiteboards
I have recently reviewed Teaching Online, by Nicky Hockly with Lindsay Clandfield. I have to say that it was a most enjoyable experience, and it actually left me pining to.... TEACH ONLINE!! "Increasing numbers of language learners are opting to take online language courses; increasing numbers of teachers are teaching online. For many, (this) is … Continue reading Teaching online – review in ELTJ
Just received a digital copy of Interactive Whiteboards for Education: Theory, Research and Practice edited by Michael Thomas and Euline Cutrim Schmid for review purposes. Thanks As I leaf through the virtual pages, I encounter the contribution from our own Byron Russell, Woodstock Publishing. There are sections on classroom research, professional development, and an afterword … Continue reading Interactive Whiteboards for Education
Woke up to the sound of the postman delivering this door-stop-size new dictionary....within seconds of finishing my Shreddies the CD-ROM was loaded on my desk-top. I mean, where else would you start looking at a new lexicon? Dove straight into the iWriter and can already see some templates for writing which will make the lives … Continue reading Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary – 8th Edition
Our latest newsletter is now available for subscribers to te4be to download. It contains articles about Pete's trips to south America and what he found out about how they are using technology in their classrooms. There are also up-dates on the progress of Pete Sharma Associates. If you would like to receive the newsletter please … Continue reading te4be Newsletter winter 2009 – out now
Just found the following review in Language Learning and Technology, February 2009.
The fifth update for our book Blended Learning is now available on the Macmillan website. So, if you want to revisit Power Point and read about the latest developments on Google! just download you free update!
Exciting developmenst in the world of electronic dictionaries. Longman have 'raised the bar' with their latest offering, which is on DVD-ROM. It took Barney and myself a while to load it, and we are keen to explore it! More anon when we have had a play....