(55min – the first 30 min Russell Stannard and from 28min onwards Janet Bianchini, sorry we forgot to switch off the recording in between)
Saturday, 9 October 2010 – 9:30am GMT
This presentation outlined a few techniques and showcased a few Web 2.0 tools for helping learners understand and practise phrasal . . . → Read More: Fun with Phrasal Verbs!
RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p68102445/ (31min)
Introduction to Moodle, Kevin Westbrook
A demonstration of the basic features of Moodle and how easy it is to set up a course yourself! This workshop will give a brief overview of this popular virtual learning environment (VLE), show you what activities are available, and give you the opportunity . . . → Read More: Introduction to Moodle by Kevin Westbrook
RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p18562224/ (49min)
Getting some Facebook time with your colleagues or how I’m using a Facebook page to connect with other teachers
Note: This session is suitable for teachers who are interested in blogs and blogging, but no knowledge of blogging practice or etiquette is necessary.
Abstract: Is Facebook just for putting your . . . → Read More: Getting some Facebook time with your colleagues by Mike Harrison
RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p35393441/ (455 views since October 2010)
9 October 2010, 5pm GMT
Two enthusiastic language teachers and their ‘avatars’ describe their own personal and professional teaching and learning journeys through the magical, virtual 3D world of Second Life, reflecting on how a third dimension enhances . . . → Read More: Add a dimension to your teaching: an introduction to language learning in Virtual Worlds
Graham Stanley (@grahamstanley, @eltdigitalplay) Digital Play: Escape the Room
There is a growing interest in using computer games for language teaching and learning. An ‘Escape the Room’ game is a popular type of game in which the player has to find hidden objects, solve puzzles and use logic to escape . . . → Read More: Digital Play: Escape the Room games by Graham Stanley
RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p45835956/ (1min intro by Berni)
“Digital Natives” learning English need a special approach combining brain learning principles; the latest EFL pedagogical thinking; games-based learning; increased exposure to English; and learner autonomy. English Attack! delivers this using movie, news channel, and TV series clips; music videos, games and social networking, . . . → Read More: English Website Attack by Paul Maglione
RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p87857755/ (51min)
Mikogo is an easy-to-use cross-platform desktop sharing tool, ideal for web conferencing, online teaching, online meetings or remote support. And it’s FREE for both commercial and private use. Mikogo is the product of BeamYourScreen GmbH, Mannheim, Germany. The software was launched just 3 years ago and is now . . . → Read More: Mikogo Screensharing Software presented by Andrew Donnelly
This session aims at showing the potential of using startpages as very easy tools to make websites to organize your personal and school online resources. We will explore different applications to make startpages as well as how they are set up, what can be included or embedded and . . . → Read More: Using startpages to organize your personal and school online resources by Vicky Saumell
The short messaging system Twitter can be turned into a huge virtual staffroom where teachers from around the world meet, communicate, support each other and share teaching tips, resources, weblinks and opinions. Discover some tools and tricks to help you keep up with “what´s happening” on Twitter.
Guido is an . . . → Read More: Twitter: Turn 140 Characters into a Virtual Staffroom by Guido Europeaantje
Friday, 8 October 2010 – 7pm GMT, PECHA KUCHA, 6 dynamite speakers
Don’t know what a Pecha Kucha is?
Please listen to this video on ‘A Pecha Kucha on Pecha Kucha’
A Pecha Kucha is a speedy presentation technique which originated 2003 in Japan and has since taken on a world-tour and todate . . . → Read More: Pecha Kucha & PRESTO Night (Friday)