Thursday, April 11, 2013

Jill Hadfield on Motivation- IATEFL 2013

This workshop is on how teachers can, practically, motivate learners by an ELT Luminary Jill Hadfield. This topic is the concern of every Teacher whether succesful or facing hindrances in motivating learners. As a matter of fact, success for teachers is not tangible and it's teacher's fate to face every year new problems whether related to motivation or other concerns. But the best teachers are those who succeed in adjusting their techniques to the new set of problems faced and try to adopt new techniques that could be applied during class time with those learners. It's an endless process of challenges, successes and failures.And failure teaches teachers more than success. That's why I like to post this workshop presented by Jill Hadfield about  motivating learners in which she explores four ways to translate visions into goals , translate goals into plans, translating plans into strategies and translating strategies into achievement.Enjoy watching dear ELTs.

Interview with Adrian Underhill- IATEFL 2013

This is an interview with an ELT luminary, : Adrian Underhill in which he tackles the spontaneity , or improvisation in Lesson Plans. He is inspiring us as teachers how to be spontaneous and "make contact" with the learners. He also suggests some practical ideas to implement in the classroom. What I liked is the expression " mind's ear". Though the word seems new to me but I am so familiar with the concept. Actually, I like the interview but I wish it were longer.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Joe Dale - Using ipads

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This is Joe Dale's presentation on using mobile devices in education, especially I-Pads in the classroom. As an ICT expert, French Teacher and Teacher Trainer, he is much interested in the use of ed.apps in the teaching field. His presentation at the IATEFL, sheds light on the flipped classroom, Bloom's Taxonomy for ipads,the SAMR Model of Dr.Puentetura. He also gives details of how ipads could be useful in teaching.It is interesting to get more details about the useful applications that could be used inside the classroom. And as Joe Dale put it :" You can no longer ignore technology."Using ipads have helped many learners to learn new skills and achieve  higher-order thinking skills via using web tools such as voice casting tools, storytelling tools, etc...Enjoy watching th

Interview with Gavin Dudeney | Liverpool Online

Interview with Gavin Dudeney | Liverpool Online

Thanks to technology, we can get the latest updates of IATEFL and get the most of it, even online. As a first time registered blogger, I am elated at the experience of seeing the experts in  using technology in the English language teaching , live, after I've been following their news and updates via their posts for years at social networks. I am grateful I learned a lot from them. Here is an interview with Gavin Deudeny at the IATEFL.It is great to hear him and Nik Peachey talking about their presentations at the IATEFL and  their current projects, their visions of the exploitation of digital literacies inside and outside the classroom.
Here is also, a link to the autobiography of Gavin Dudeney.:
Enjoy watching this video and stay tuned more and more videos are coming.