Back to where I love to be

I have recently been actively teaching again (online and face-to-face). After spending so much time on educational projects, teacher training and consulting it’s so refreshing to be doing what I love! Teaching is definitely my passion.

Now a huge advantage for you guys is that it’s given me all new ideas I can share with everyone. So expect upcoming posts sharing cool websites and teaching tools I’ve been using lately.

Flipping with MoveNote For Micro-Learning

I am starting to explore different online ways to teach English, and I consider myself quite tech friendly, but I want to be able to break it down so that other (not so tech-friendly) teachers can get on board and apply these 21st century skills in the classes. Thanks for sharing, I had never heard of this tool before.

The DigiTeacher

movenoteIncreasingly teachers need to be able to rapidly post content online for students to review or revise. Video is usually fairly cross-compatible, but creating a video can be a daunting task for any teacher. MoveNote is now available as a Google add-on, and that simplifies things a great deal. If you have a web camera installed, creating video content for the flipped classroom becomes ludicrously easy.

Many teachers already have content on PowerPoint, or you can quickly put a PowerPoint together on the topic you want to present. You launch the app, or access the website, and enable the web camera. You can then add slides, or a single image. When you click record, you can talk into the web camera and advance slides in the app. When you’ve finished it saves as a video format, which you can download and store on your LMS.

The format of visual and…

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25 practical blogposts for the English teacher

Great list to take some time and sort through. Getting insight from other teachers is always great!

Reflecting English

Over the past few months I have read many blogposts from a wide range of bloggers. What follows are links to some of the (mainly) practical posts written by English teachers that have inspired me the most. Each post rings true to me as an ordinary classroom English teacher on a full timetable; each post contains ideas that, I think, cut to the core of English pedagogy and immediately translate to the everyday classroom.

I am accutely aware that there will be glaring omissions. I may have missed the post originally; I may have simply forgotten it. My apologies if this is so. I must warn you that I have also plugged some of my own posts too.

My original plan was to produce a document to share with my English department but I figured it was worthwhile adding to the blog too. At my school, we have identified a…

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