Month: February 2013

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How can we help colleagues new to edtech without doing all the work for them? #Eltchat Summmary 06/02/2013

Summary of #Eltchat 6/2/2013 “How can we help colleagues new to edtech without doing all the work for them?” FEB 16 Posted by lizziepinard on her blog Greetings all – after another long absence from the blogosphere! – and welcome to my summary for the #Eltchat discussion that took place in our little corner of the Twitterverse on…
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How to survive, and make the most of, your DELTA or similar course #ELTchat Summary 15/02/2013

On the 15/02/2013 teachers from across the world met to discuss my suggested topic “How to survive and make the most of your DELTA (or similar course)” A topic I had chosen as I am about to start my DELTA (having been persuaded on a previous #ELTChat) and having seen Sandy Millin reflect on her issues and struggles on her…
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Learner Autonomy: Is it important? If is it, why is it and how can we promote it? #ELTchat Summary 06/02/2013

ELTchat, Wed. 6 February 2013, 12.00 Learner Autonomy: Is it important? If is it, why is it and how can we promote it; should we? I’ve punctuated the title a bit, in ways that Twitter discourages. This becomes important in the light of comments in light of one of the comments near the end of…
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Achieving a balance between competition and collaboration in the YL classroom – an #ELTchat summary (30/01/13)

Many thanks to Noreen Lam who contributed this summary. You can follow her on Twitter here.      On Wednesday January 30, we kicked off an #ELTchat session at 21.00GMT talking about achieving a balance between competition and collaboration in the YL classroom.  I was extra excited since this was something that I had been mulling…
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#ELTchat podcast – an update

This is just a quick update for those of you who were wondering what happened to the podcast. At the moment I (James) am moving countries so I’m without my computer for a bit, but as soon as I am reunited with it the podcast will be back. In the meantime, I’ll be uploading some…
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Motivating teachers, those responsible for motivating learners – An #eltchat summary (12/12/12)

This summary was written by Chris Wilson and kindly reproduced from his blog.   On December the 12th a group of teachers gathered round their computer and mobile device screens to take part in an eltchat. Some of them where enjoying teaching, going into every lesson feeling highly motivated. Others came in need of motivating.…
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Do learners learn because of, or in spite of, the teacher? – An #ELTchat summary (05/12/12)

Do learners learn because of, or in spite of, the teacher? This was the question put to the #ELTchatters on Wednesday 5th December, in the second session of the day. What an interesting question- and did we find the answer? Not exactly! But we had lots of conversation around the subject.  We also agreed that if…
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Learner generated content:how to get your students to do the work instead! – An #ELTchat summary (16/02/13)

  This summary was written by Rachael Roberts and is kindly shared from her blog.     Picture by @purple_steph on ELTPics   To start this summary of the ELTChat on Learner-generated content, which took place at 12pm on 16th January 2013, I’d like to include this extended quote from a seminal article by Adrian…
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What makes a lesson great? – an #eltchat summary (09/01/13)

This summary was contributed by Andrea Wade. It is reproduced from her blog with her kind permission. This is a summary of the first #eltchat of 2013 which took place at 12 noon on 9th January.  It felt good to be back after the Christmas break and exchanging ideas again with colleagues old and new…
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Gamification – a useful innovation for language learning or just a fad? – #ELTChat summary (19/12/12)

This post is a summary of an #ELTChat. If you know what it is, I hope you enjoy reading this and take a while to contribute or share. If you still don’t know what ELTChat is about – head over to the project’s website and give it a go. You’ll be glad you did!     1.…
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