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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,100 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Our Digital world after Reading “The Circle” by Dave Eggers

Thoughts on Our Digital World As anyone who knows me is aware, I’m definitely an advocate of technology, using digital tools for work and running training sessions to help others blend their teaching techniques, but recently I’ve felt a growing … Continue reading

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Out of the mouths of Babes…

We all know what the expression “Out of the mouths of Babes” means: that children often reveal the bare truth that adults might dress in the famous emperor’s new clothes. This is also true of candidates doing Cambridge Speaking exams, … Continue reading

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A Comment for Lizzie Pinnard and David Petrie’s Discussion of the Bleak future for ELT

Photo Credit: bigal101 on Morge File Free Photos I have just finished reading David Petrie’s bleak vision for 2034 English language learning, and Lizzie Pinnard’s reply to this. David’s vision is of a bleak world (for language teachers at any … Continue reading

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So, what do you think?

Hi everyone, I decided today that rather than give the highlight of the sessions I went to I’d talk to people at the conference to find out their thoughts about the conference. I aksed the people I spoke to just … Continue reading

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Plenary, plenary, plenary

Why do we have Plenaries? Plenaries are a recognisable feature of most conferences, but what makes us go to them and what do we get out of them? I think I can say that over the years I have learned … Continue reading

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Announcing New Embed Support for Getty Images

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Earlier today, Getty Images announced a new embed feature that will allow people to access and share photos from its extensive library of images for non-commercial purposes. We have been working with Getty Images…

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So what’s next? Web 3.0?.. Second Life? Or human beings communicating with each other?

See on Scoop.it – Inspiration for tired EFL Teachers So what’s next? Web 3.0? .. Second Life? Or human beings communicating with each other? Most people have some idea these days what we generally mean by Web 2.0 even though Tim … Continue reading

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Mark Pegrum’s E-language wiki

See on Scoop.it – Inspiration for tired EFL Teachers Using virtual worlds in language learning and teaching. See on e-language.wikispaces.com

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John Cleese on the 5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

See on Scoop.it – Scoop for thought ‘Creativity is not a talent.It is a way of operating.’ Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what… Sharon Hartle‘s insight: I particularly like the idea about … Continue reading

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