As gamification was one of the topics discussed and referred to in the context of this TELL and teaching course, many students may now think gamification is all about using technology. I am happy to say that this is not the case however; ‘old school’ games are still here to play! The correct definition of… Continue reading Gamify ELT!
Have you ever asked your pupils to do a magazine project in which the groups of pupils had to make their own magazine? They may have had to choose their own target group, think of a theme or topic, think of a name of the magazine, write their own content (articles, adverts, reviews, etc.), edit… Continue reading E-zine project with Jilster
Recently this new model of 21st Century skills was published by Kennisnet. The reason we put the link to this updated model on the TELL toolbox immediately was that the ict skills, or digital literacies, have now been specified more. One of the digital literacies is computational thinking, which is a term that leads to… Continue reading Computational skills
If you like teaching reading, you may be interested in finding out how you can enhance or even transform reading in such a way that readers become better or become more enthusiastic about reading (or even better: both!). This subject is being studied by one of our colleagues, who helps to organise an event about… Continue reading Transmedia storytelling
Ever since I got my first iPod (back in the pre-smartphone era), I have watched and listened to many podcasts. The nice thing about podcasts is that you can listen and watch anytime anywhere, for instance when cycling to work, like I used to do when I still worked in Wageningen. My most favourite podcast… Continue reading Podcast = anytime learning
Yes, you are on a roll! I have read and commented on quite a few student blogs now. It is great to see that most of you have started their blogs and have written some interesting blog posts with even more interesting references to websites, articles, apps and more. If I have not commented on… Continue reading Blogging students
Having started preparing for and teaching this TELL course again, I keep coming across information about teaching with technology. I get invitations for webinars, read about relevant workshops, get emails and tips about publications, etc., all about enriching our ELT with technology. An interesting article I read yesterday is related to flipping the classroom, something… Continue reading Total Technological Immersion