Welcome to the IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group.

 

We are an international community of educators who promote action research and best practice in the creative applications of  educational technology in practical learning situations. We are classroom teachers who share, speak and write to inspire more of you to do the same. This website is our interactive home where we’ll feature cutting-edge leaders in the field as well as grass-roots teachers who are making a difference in all kinds of classrooms all over the world.

From chat shows and podcasts to guest blogs, scholarships, conferences and personal learning networks, we’ve got our fingers on the pulse of edtech trends around the world. It’s easy to join us and it’s inspiring to contribute. Now would be a good time to find and refine your teaching voice on line with the LTSIG.

To learn more about this established IATEFL Special Interest Group please check out our mission statement.

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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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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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