Learning Technology News and Updates
- Hi All,
Here is some quick news about some of the work I've been doing and some of the free resources that I've created.
-: On Blogging and Social Media
Biggest news is that I've just launched a new blog (yes another!) on blogging and social media for educators.
is in response to the number of questions and messages that I get sent
asking for advice on this. So now I've decided to publish some of the
advice I've been giving to various people privately. The blog will
cover some of the technical issues involved in blogging, from quite
simple things like adding widgets and code to the html of your blog, to
some of the ore complex issues of ethically e-marketing and e-promoting
your blog or website. The first article is live now and is on how to
build your Twitter network.
-: Learning technology
my learning technology blog I've added a new posting with tips and
suggestions for a really simple online brainstorming website. The site
can be used to improve your students critical thinking skills by
encouraging them to explore various aspects of a problem.
my last message I mentioned a WallWisher. Well the Web 2.0 Tools for
teachers wall that I created now has 54 different resources posted, so
be sure to check those out and please do add more if you know of a
my Quick shout blog I have been continuing to post tips and news about
new free technology. There are now 175 posts all of which you can
Some of the most recent ones are:
Analysing Vocabulary in Texts - A tool for automatically generating information about words in text.
Teaching EFL ESL with Comic Strips - A great tool for getting students to create comic strips to practise their English.
The Digital Research Tools Wiki - A huge collection of resources for anyone involved in educational research
Adding Phonetic Symbols to a Webpage - Quick tips on how to add phonetic script to webpages, blogs or documents
Daily English Activities
I said in my last post I now have more than 100 autonomous learning
activities to help students develop their English and digital literacy.
Some of the new ones include:
Poems for Pronunciation - How to get students developing their pronunciation and recording themselves reading poems.
Write a Song in English - A simple song writing activity that enables students to create songs and get the stars to sing them.
Develop Your Marketing Vocabulary - A video based exercise that gets students learning vocabulary and analysing transcripts.
The 100 Most Common Words in English? - A simple quiz to revise the most common 100 words in English
You can see all the activities at:
hope these materials are useful. Feedback is always welcome as are
comments. All the materials are produced by me and are non commercial.
Nik Peachey | Learning Technology Consultant, Writer, Trainer
Teacher Development: http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/
News and Tips: http://quickshout.blogspot.com/
Student Activities: http://daily-english-activities.blogspot.com/
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/NikPeachey