Now this one surprised me… people are using Minecraft to teach English. Yep, Minecraft. For those who don’t know what Minecraft is, its a video game which enables players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat. It is available… Continue reading Mind blown.
‘Video is an extremely dense medium, one which incorporates a wide variety of visual elements and a great range of audio experiences in addition to spoken language’ – Stempleski, 2002, p.364). Video is great! Teachers of all kinds use it regularly in their classrooms. It does hold a special place in EFL due to its… Continue reading EDpuzzle really is no puzzle at all.
Well… not completely. According to Denny (2017) just the traditional forms of eLearning are dead and its time we started embracing the new. It feels a bit absurd to be using the word ‘traditional’ when referring to technology – it’s still so new and ever expanding. Well apparently not, according to Denny ‘the traditional method… Continue reading eLearning is dead… already?
Have you ever opened up your internet browser to find the answer to a question such as ‘How long to roast potatoes?’ and five minutes later you’ve found yourself on Youtube looking at the ‘worlds funniest cat’. You are not alone. Welcome to the wonderful world of hyperlinks. More often than not when my boyfriend… Continue reading What’s HyperNEXT?
In April 2012 The Guardian wrote that ‘children now default to social media in nearly every aspect of their life’ and that we as teachers were ‘late to join the party’. Well thankfully the social media party continues and there are lots of materials out there to help teachers learn how to utilize it to its full… Continue reading Social media in the classroom? – Now that’s something to tweet about!