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Online tools for literacy and collaboration

by Christina Chorianopoulou Educators are constantly presented with the unique opportunity to build communities; vibrant hubs where knowledge is explored and minds and futures are shaped. A language educator has the additional advantage of building such hubs using an extremely powerful tool: language itself. The question is, what tools can we use to really build a […]

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Popcorn with a taste of tech

  by Christina Markoulaki Watching films when learning a foreign language might be one of the oldest and most popular classroom tech tools since various forms of media began to be integrated into traditional teaching techniques. This activity never fails to excite students’ curiosity and facilitates the consolidation of new information. It can even inspire the production […]

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From ‘hype’ to ‘huh… ?’

by Dimitris Primalis Ως ουδεν εστιν ουτε πυργος ουτε ναυς ερημος ανδρων μη ξυνοικουντων εσω “For neither tower nor ship is (worth) anything when empty, and no people are in it together” Sophocles, ‘Oedipus the King’ At the 24th IATEFL Hungary conference, I had the opportunity to attend a thought provoking plenary by Lindsay Clandfield on […]

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Is technology transforming education?

by Russell Standard I am looking at the #EdTech tweet feed on my Twitter account as I write this article. The tweets are updating almost every second and most of them include words like transform, innovate and flip. The picture that emerges is one where teaching and learning is being transformed. I wonder to myself […]

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New Facebook group

Come and join our new Facebook group where we will soon be hosting regular slow-burn discussions on all things EdTech! Every month or fortnight, depending on how long the discussion lasts, we will introduce a topic through a keynote reading or blog post to be discussed in the same thread. It would be great to have different […]

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#digELT2015

Digital ELT Ireland 2015 – Technology & Pedagogy in Practice. The IATEFL LTSIG, in, association with MEI (Marketing English in Ireland) and with the support of ELT Ireland, have just hosted a fantastic conference in Ireland from 30 October – 1 November. If you were there, we hope you had a brilliant time connecting with colleagues from around […]

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LTSIG Election Results

Thank you to all those who voted in the recent committee elections. IATEFL LTSIG are now pleased to announce that the following people have been elected to the committee. Website Content Editors – Sylvia Guinan and Jo Hayes Content Team Member – Dimitris Primalis In addition the following were elected to the committee unopposed: Community […]

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