Our proposal has been accepted for TESOL Spain! The event is titled “Teaching with Technology and the Human Touch” and Kevin and Byron will be making a contribution entitled “Producing Materials for Blended Learning: Including the Individual". It is scheduled for 9am on the Saturday. Seville is one of my favourite places, so I am … Continue reading TESOL Spain 2013
Is India the new place to be? With GDP rising year on year (6.5% in the past twelve months – compare that with the UKs feeble (as in zero) growth over the same period. India is rapidly emerging as the new economic superpower. Pundits are predicting that Educational Technology will be driven by the Indian … Continue reading ELTigers of India and Asia
A quick update for all our happy readers from the International Teacher Development Institute, the new teacher training service that provides a range of extremely cost-effective, online –only professional development programmes. I received ITDI's first-ever newsletter on Friday – definitely worth visiting the site and registering after http://cardsbylisak.com/msh/chinese-viagra-5/ hairspray weight moisture experience with viagra from … Continue reading International Teacher Development Institute – act now!
Last time we had a look at iBooks Author, Apple’s very own self publishing tool. As I mentioned, the main problem – if problem it is – concerns the fact that any ebook written using the iAuthor platform will only work on iOS devices, which primarily means the iPad (though I personally am happy … Continue reading Publishing Yourself, Part 2 – Apple or Kindle?
Tablets are the place to be right now. I am, of course, delighted with my iPad 2 – a constant companion which really has changed the way I work and play (or at least made both much easier). Newest kid on the block – which might just rival the Apple machine and its closest rival, … Continue reading Google announces the Nexus 7
We all have a book in us, so they say. Some, like Harper Lee, only one. Others, like Dickens, are a tad more prolific. Whatever your ambitions, once you start writing, you only have two options – keep it to yourself or publish and be damned. In the good old days, the latter option meant … Continue reading Publishing Yourself – a Look at the Choices
During what must be the worst "summer" (ha ha rofl) in living memory our three hens have been floundering about in the muddy quagmire that used to be our garden, but are still producing eggs at the rate of one per day. However, read on ... I aim to improve on their egg-laying capabilities via … Continue reading Sunday Blog: Yes, even a Chicken can Use an IPad!
I was sorry to see today that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing – one of the oldest names in US publishing – has filed for bankruptcy along with twenty affiliated companies, including Broderbund and Classroom Connect. Houghton-Mifflin’s poor financial performance has been blamed on the global financial crisis (hasn’t everything?) and falling funding for school text … Continue reading Another one bites the dust…
Carrying on from last week’s chicken blog, you may remember we have three hens on their way, the gift of friends who are moving to San Francisco. The past few days has seen considerable evening woodworking activity in the garden. At least it’s been sunny. Having been informed that chickens like wood chips and a … Continue reading Sunday Blog: Coming home to Roost
Increasingly authors are realising that they can cut out the middlemen and produce their books themselves at minimal cost, and with (potentially) much better returns than the average ELT publisher can offer. Two of the best known self-authoring tools are Lulu and Squidoo; both enable the rapid creation and publishing of web-based and hard-copy resources. Squidoo lets users … Continue reading Lulu, Squidoo and the Art of Publishing Yourself