Tweet While teaching EFL in the UK this summer, I piloted a number of classroom activities getting students to use their (ubiquitous) mobile devices, for an upcoming book on mobile and handheld learning. Below is a very simple activity that can be linked to almost any topic to generate vocabulary, and to get students […]
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Tweet Here’s another classroom idea for using mobile devices and QR codes. It’s a simple idea, based around the concept of a treasure or scavenger hunt, where students need to find specific information in various locations. In this case, my international students in the UK all had smartphones, but not 3G connections. This meant we […]
Tweet I’m currently in Cambridge in the UK, doing two weeks of EFL classroom teaching. Because… I wanted to get back into the language classroom for an intensive period with a group of language students. I spend almost all of my time on f2f and online teacher training, and I miss EFL classes I’m writing […]
“Remix? What’s that got to do with English language teachers? Our job to teach language, not mess around with digital stuff…”
Giving regular workshops about digital literacies, this is a reaction that I often get when we talk about remix literacy, arguably one of the more complex of the literacies. But let’s back up here. First, what is it?
Tweet A few years back my daughter (then aged 14) told me she was going out. To meet a friend at lunchtime. I asked who. A Facebook friend she didn’t know. Someone who had befriended her as they were the same age, lived in the same city, and had the same (unusual) first name. […]