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IH BCN ELT Conference – Speakers in Focus

This is the first of five posts over the next two weeks which focuses on the speakers on the LTSIG strand at the International House ELT conference, taking place in Barcelona on 9 / 10 February. First up, is Barbara Gardner.  She is the Learning Technologies Manager at Study Group Higher Education in the UK and […]

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PowerPoint for the EFL Classroom

Teacher’s toolbox series Teachers blogging about their favourite tools by Tekhnologic INTRODUCTION “PowerPoint presentations can be used in many ways in the ESL classroom as well as in other classrooms. Presentations can be used for initial teaching, for practice and drilling, for games, for reviews, and for tests.”– Don L. Fisher The aim of this […]

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How to Bring Mixed, Augmented & Virtual Reality to Your Classroom.

By Parisa Mehran & Mehrasa Alizadeh What Is MAVR? Recent technological advances and the advent of affordable hardware and software have made Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR), together known as Mixed, Augmented, and Virtual Realities (MAVR), more feasible and desirable in educational settings. MAVR has been illustrated on a continuum […]

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My Tech Travels with the LTSIG & CertICT

by Frances Walker Our CPD Scholarship winner Frances Walker describes her learning journey with Trinity CertICT with the Consultants-e upon finishing her challenging but rewarding course. Here’s her story: I came to teaching relatively recently, after being made redundant from a 10-year dead-end admin job here in Barcelona. After that door closed, at the age […]

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Infographics in Education: What, Why & How

By Fiona Price –  winner of our “Write for us” competition.   A tech tool I’ve been exploring recently and one I’m really keen to promote is the free online infographic maker by Canva. What is an infographic? The best definition I found comes from Wikipedia: Why Use Infographics ? I made this infographic using a […]

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Classroom Technology : Tool or Toy?

Teacher’s toolbox series Teachers blogging about their favourite tools By Tim Thompson The novelty factor When I talk to educators who are excited about incorporating technology into their classes, I often hear words like “neat” and “cool”. When this happens, my first question is automatically “Neat for whom?”.  Technology in an educational setting, and especially […]

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