Getting Creative with Moodle for ESOL learners

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Online CPD – Updated Bloglist

On the desk
Blogging? (eltpics via Flickr)

Having recently updated my Twitter for Educators page, I felt that it was time that I did the same for my page on teaching blogs (Click on the link in the top right box). This is partly because there are a lot of good blogs that I hadn’t got around to adding yet, but also because, as with Twitter, following blogs has issues around signal-noise ratios and the sheer weight of information. As a result I’ve added a couple of sections looking at readers and mobile tools and the like. Continue reading “Online CPD – Updated Bloglist”

NATECLA Reflections

Action for ESOL
Action for ESOL became a theme of the conference.
Last weekend saw the NATECLA conference at Warwick University, I was lucky enough to be able to attend this through my involvement in the British Council’s ESOL Nexus project (more on that at a later date) as they are the main sponsor of the event. I went along with Mike Harrison and Amanda Wilson to give a presentation (a video of which will be available on the British Council’s website). NATECLA is the association representing teachers of ESOL and community languages in the UK and is an associate of IATEFL; you can find more information from their website, their Facebook page or by following them on Twitter. The event provided a mixture of workshops and discussions on pedagogy and policy, with the recent cuts to ESOL provision casting a shadow over the event; a number of the presentations from the event are available on the event’s webpage.

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IATEFL – On Tech

Stopped
Brighton
I’ve just got back from the IATEFL conference, a huge sprawling monster of a conference. The best way that I can think of to reflect on what I’ve seen is to blog about it. The good thing is that loads of the conference is available online – where this is the case I’ll link to it. As it is so sprawling, I’ve had to spread my reflections across a few posts. I’ve tried to organised the post thematically, but the line between them is slightly arbitrary, bear with me on this.

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IATEFL – On Classroom Ideas

B-side C-side
B-side C-side
I’ve just got back from the IATEFL conference, a huge sprawling monster of a conference. The best way that I can think of to reflect on what I’ve seen is to blog about it. The good thing is that loads of the conference is available online – where this is the case I’ll link to it. As it is so sprawling, I’ve had to spread my reflections across a few posts. I’ve tried to organised the post thematically, but the line between them is slightly arbitrary, bear with me on this.

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