"One interesting movement that is developing, at least in the English language teaching area, is "dogme", which focuses on building lessons, resources, activities, etc. based on student interest and needs as they emerge during the lesson.…"
"HI Anne. Thanks for taking the time to reply to my plea. Also, thanks for your support.
As I mentioned in my reply to Sara-Elizabeth, my actual situation is further complicated by having to be a substitute at seven different schools, since each one…"
Thanks for your reply and my apologies for not responding sooner.
I can see you are doing everything you can to maximise your students' involvement in learning despite the barriers set up by your school's…"
Sorry for the late reply.
Again, the problem is moving between so many different classrooms and having time to set this us in between. I've used USB sticks for videos, presentations, etc. but they are ready to go using existing…"
Sorry my reply is late. Thanks for the link. Unfortunately I can't set it up on all the computers I'm likely to come across. Nor is it practical to take time out of a lesson to translate something, particularly when I have a…"
"Hi - you have so much going on! I would say that the most reasonable solution and the solution that would allow you to continue to grow as an educator is to have a dedicated English classroom. Technology at your fingertips would encourage you to…"
"I don't have a solution for you except to tell you 1) I don't think you're being unreasonable and 2) I sympathize and 3) keep amassing your resources because your situation will not always be the same. I do have a committed classroom…"
"Greg, I can at least help you with the language barrier with regard to the computer. Google has a toolbar you can download quickly and you can use a link on that toolbar to translate back and forth from Chinese to…"
OK, so I've been reading about the benefits of using interactivetechnologies in learning and, as a teacher I get it. Like many others Ihave also been building my PLN so that I am locating the best sources ofinformation, sharing ideas, asking questions and offering opinions. Sowhat is the problem?The problem is that my school environmentdoes not support me. Although IWB's/SmartBoards are cropping up all overthe place, and I have started to learn and be trained in theirfeatures, my circumstances…See More
"Hi again. I'm wondering if this Ning group is active or not, since I haven't seen any posts in the last week.
I don't plan to post multiple times per day here, but it would be pleasant to share some experiences, thoughts, ideas,…"
"I'm new to Ning, PLN and Twitter, but I believe it has great potential.
My situation is that I'm an English language teacher working in Taiwan (at present) in an elementary school.
I'm reasonably sure that if I suggested using Twitter…"
"I'm brand new to Ning and the PLN, so please be gentle! However, I've been teaching ESL and EFL now for about six years in Korea, Brunei, Australia (my home), briefly in China, but mainly in Taiwan.
I'm looking forward to sharing with…"
You have a great lesson planned for today, and the internet is down. Your supervisor is lurking in the doorway, you can just smell the observation coming. What do you do?You teach your kids how to create hyperlinks with just PowerPoint or Google Slides!Here’s my plan.Begin the lesson with having the students create the first slide, a “Table of Contents” sort of slide. Mine looks like this.…See More