Delighted to see my article - Making Blended Learning work - appear in IATEFL BESIG 2015 Sitges Conference Selections. Enjoy!
Technologies and the Classroom 27 June – 1 July, Palanga, Lithuania This was a great event - so good to run my sessions between input from Russell Stannard and Nik Peachey. Here is the 2-page .pdf HANDOUT 30 Practical ideas for using technology for my session: 30 Practical ideas for using digital technology in language teaching.
The history of technology is full of examples of a technology created for one particular purpose and then being used in a wholly different way. Twitter is a well-known example. Created to update parents on their children’s whereabouts in short 140-character messages, it is now used in ways its creators could scarcely have imagined, from … Continue reading Article in Modern English Teacher on Sonocent
“Do you really need an Interactive whiteboard when teaching EAP?” I was asked this question recently by a colleague whilst teaching on a pre-sessional course at a UK university. It started me thinking about how I use technology and how it benefits my students. For the rest of this article, Using Technology in EAP, … Continue reading Modern English Teacher January 2016
The perfect blendPete SharmaEnglish language teaching is in the middle of a paradigm shift – the change from printed materials to digital. In this article, based on my BESIG (Business English Special Interest Group) presentation in Bonn, November 2014, I will briefly explore print materials, digital materials, and then describe ten practical teaching ideas which … Continue reading The perfect blend – article in MET
NEW Article Series – Making the most of technology in business English Part one - Grammar and Vocabulary With so many digital resources at your fingertips how do you decide which ones to use? In this article series, Pete Sharma looks at ways to integrate technology into your business English classroom by sharing his favourite … Continue reading NEW Article Series from OUP – Making the most of technology in business English
I don't remember the exact hour of the precise day of which month I got bitten by the Blended Learning bug, but it has been a long and interesting flirtation, through connotation and translation ('co-existencia'), from platform to platform, and recently to research via the flipped classroom......some of the fruits of this labour have been … Continue reading One-month, online course launch: Getting Blended Learning Right
BETT in a nutshell - one-minute report Last Friday I went to the BETT (British Education and Training Technology) show at Excel. In a nutshell: It was overwhelming this year – it seems bigger than ever. That meant the queue at Costa was longer than ever, too IWBs – the number of simultaneous users was … Continue reading BETT in a nutshell – a ‘one-minute’ report
We are delighted to announce the launch of Module 26 in the suite of Teacher Development material from iTDi, entitled: Using digital technology in the classroom Contents 1. An introduction to the digital classroom: theory to practice 2. The Internet as a resource 3. Blogs and wikis 4. Interactive whiteboards 5. Using interactive whiteboards 6. … Continue reading iTDi launches new TD modules on using technology
A colleague recently asked me: “Which VLE should I use with my business English students?” This started me thinking that there are, in fact, many ways to support the work that teachers do in the classroom. In this post, I’ll take a look at some of these exciting options. For the complete post, visit: http://oupeltglobalblog.com/2014/03/13/the-value-of-virtual-learning-environments-for-business-english/ … Continue reading VLEs in Business English