Items tagged: "technology"

Thursday 21 April 2011

Gamification and ELT

Thanks to all of you who came to see Kyle and I speak at the IATEFL conference in Brighton. It was also very interesting for us to see other people presenting their ideas and projects related to using games in ELT. One of the parts of my talk that I got most questions and comments [...]

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Tuesday 5 April 2011

Why it’s Digital Playtime in ELT

Hi everyone, I’m Graham Stanley and my co-author is Kyle Mawer. We’ve written a book called Digital Play : Computer games and language aims for the Delta Teacher Development Series, which will be published shortly. During the next month we’ll be writing for the DELTA Publishing Teacher Development blog. This will also coincide with the 45th [...]

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Wednesday 30 March 2011

The worst thing about educational technology is educational technology

This must seem like a contradictory title and an odd one especially coming from me, as I am an educational technology consultant and writer, but to be honest I stand by this statement and I’d like to tell you why. Over the last ten plus years ‘consumer technology’, and by that I mean the everyday [...]

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Saturday 5 March 2011

Is the 140 character ‘micro interaction’ enough?

A few years back educationalists were getting extremely excited about the possibilities that computer games and virtual worlds had to offer within education.  Even the mainstream press seemed to develop a fascination for Second Life, which was hardly out of the news and even inspired an episode of the TV crime series CSI. Marc Prensky [...]

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Monday 31 January 2011

Some Pros and Cons of iPads for ELT

Well the iPad has really hit the news in education circles since its release last year. I’m sure lots of teachers are wondering whether it’s hype and what the true potential of these devices are as tools for learners. I’ve had my iPad for about 8 months now, so I’ve decided to share my reflections [...]

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