Tim Berners-Lee was the person who created the world wide web. In an article by the Guardian newspaper, he talks about what it’s like today, and what he says should change: see the article in the Guardian
Some very useful ideas to develop your own skills, and those of your students:
Nik Peachey has again created a useful set of slides about using infographics to learn about critical thinking.
Nik Peachey – slides from a presentation for the British Council Armenia
Nik has also published a book with some useful ideas for teachers:
“This book has been written and designed primarily with English language teachers in mind though the majority of the resources and tools contained in the book will have much wider use than just language teaching.
The book is available at the introductory price of £1.99 from:
The book contains more than 70 tools and resources and these have been hand picked because they represent a broad cross-section of what is at present available.
The chapters of the book are divided into simple pedagogical tasks that most teachers need to carry out or help their students with and the descriptions of the resources are suitably concise to make the book easy for a stressed teacher to access and browse in a few spare moments between classes.”
These videos are interesting – and have a clear focus. A similar set of videos for another area of pronunciation could be created?
When you want to add photos or videos to your blog, you can do that in two ways:
- upload the media to the blog storage section (in “admin” go to the media library and follow the link to upload)
- embed a link from another site.
The first possibility is easy and quick if you have a small file size, but if you upload too many files or if they are large files (e.g. videos) then you will run out of free storage on your blog!
If you want to use a video (with permission) from YouTube, it is easy to link to that. First go to the YouTube video site and then copy the URL. Go back to your blog, and start a new post or page; where you want to add the video you can go to “add media” and then find the space to post the URL.
This is a video from YouTube
You can also embed – e.g. photos that are on flickr. Go to the host site (flickr in this instance) and find the media; find the link to “share” and then “embed”. You will be given a code that you should copy. Now, on your blog change the editor from “visual” to “text/html”. Paste the code and return to “visual”. Save your post/page, and the embedded media should show.
Here’s an example of an embedded photo:
This is what Edinburgh looks like from Fife
Each year, we update the OLL blog and we change the blogroll. However, we don’t want to lose the links to previous blogs. You may find it interesting to see what people have created, and get some useful ideas.
Here’s the list from 2015-16:
- Daisy Wei
- Fan Yang
- Han (Alison)
- Jing (Summer)
- Li (Jane)
- Mandy (Mengrong)
- Wanrong (Vera)
- Wanting (Iris)
- Wenxin (Vivian)
- Xiang (Hailey)
- Xiaojing (Betty)
- Xueqing (Daisy)
- Yi (Joyce)
- Yi Ping
- Ying (Miranda)
Nik Peachey has a number of very useful publications and this set of slides has links for lots of resources for teaching young learners
I’ve embedded the slides here, but you should also go to Nik’s page to get more information.
This is a charity – very interesting work!
Adaptive web & mobile learning for students, teachers, and businesses
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