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Have Your Say With The Learning Technologies SIG Blog Debate

  Where do you go to question, debate and explore cutting-edge concerns in education? Educational Technology itself certainly stirs up its fair share of controversy. The IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group invites the international teaching community to openly debate burning issues concerning educational technology. The blogosphere is our medium for debate, exploration, challenge, action […]

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Flipped with a touch of gamification

I have a mixed ability class and some of the students refuse to respond to the lessons whereas others are highly motivated. Some of them join us when they feel they can. Isn’t this a common problem for teachers? Aren’t all classes mixed-ability classes? People learn better when they want to learn. I agree that […]

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LT SIG Guest Article Submission Guidelines

Be a Guest Blogger !!    LT SIG-website-Guidelines Highlights: Audience The LTSIG is a global website with members in many different countries. Our online audience includes pre-school, primary, secondary and adult English language teachers, in both state and private sectors, as well as teacher educators, managers and school owners. Subject matter The LTSIG committee invites articles, blogposts, […]

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Nothing is impossible

by George Drivas George Drivas shares his experience of introducing and implementing 1:1 (1 tablet: 1 student) in a school with a century’s tradition in education. Impossible: The word itself means: ‘I’m possible’ As recently as 2008, with the information and communication ecosystem rapidly changing, Doukas School was a traditional, demanding, yet forward thinking and […]

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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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