Sunday, April 23, 2017

C) Tips to use video in the classroom

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B) The Use of Video in ESL teaching and learning


Teaching ESL learners is indeed challenging. Hence, in coping with the challenges, ESL instructors are constantly looking for innovative idea to enhance the teaching and learning, specifically in ESL classroom. One of the examples of their creativeness in making the lesson more interesting is through the utilisation of teaching aid such as pictures, actual objects, songs, and others. With the advancement of technology, the use of video to facilitate ESL teaching and learning is also popular among ESL instructors. Besides its ability to offer ESL learners with content, context, and language, video could also be creatively exploited by ESL instructors through various ways and for various language teaching and learning purposes. The fast growing number of websites that offer video sharing services such as YouTube, which is also the most famous one, could offer more opportunities for this practice. This paper will discuss the use of video in ESL teaching and learning and the potential of YouTube as a resource in facilitating this practice among ESL instructors. 

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A) Introduction to the use of video in ELT

Uploaded on Mar 9, 2011
Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script -- give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

C) Consolidating ideas about blogging

B) Blogging in the Language Classroom

Blogging in the Language Classroom: It Doesn't "Simply Happen"


This paper describes the importance of guiding students to use blogs (Web logs) for educational purposes. While blogs are commonly thought of as "simply happening," in fact, educators in a media literate world need to rethink and redefine best practices for using this tool.

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A) Introduction to Blogging in ELT

E) Could computers ever replace teachers?

In the early 1960s work was underway in a US laboratory on a project that had the potential to revolutionise education. Professor Donald Bitzer, an electrical engineer at the University of Illinois, was creating one of the world’s first teaching machines. By 1972 his software had gone from serving a single classroom to being used across America.

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D) Bring on the Learning Revolution

Published on Sep 15, 2015

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.

Friday, April 14, 2017

C) 21st Century Education

We are living through an educational revolution. The pace of change is staggering.

B) What's 21st century education?

Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the "3 R's" and foster 21st century skills. Skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity will be essential for students to take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. (Taken from EF Explore America)

A) ICT in English Language Teaching

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become an essential part in our daily routine as teachers. English language teaching has changed significantly during the latest years with new methodologies and techniques arrivals. As English language teachers, it is important to understand and adopt the various methods and techniques and also apply them in our classrooms. English language teachers should be continuously looking for new tools and current trends to create significant material to delight their students and prepare them for the challenges of the future.