Tessa Woodward – Live 6 Feb (Wed), 3pm GMT
What are the concerns of a teacher who has just started in the job? How do these differ from those of someone who has been in the field for a few years? Or for many, many years? Tessa Woodward, former President of IATEFL, explores the research into how a teaching career affects us.
As plans for Google’s Knowledge Graph and new search emerge, Ben Morse explores the impact these developments will have on education and people working in schools.
Macmillan has redesigned their website and you can download state-of-the-art mobile apps and dynamic lessons. In the professional development section, there are free teacher training webinars, workshops around the world and online resources.
Leo Selivan provides a compelling argument for teaching vocabulary and grammar together as lexical items. Is there room for grammar instruction in the classroom? Certainly yes. But the grammar practice, according to Selivan, should always start with the exploitation of lexical items. Exposing students to a lot of natural and contextualized examples will offer a lexical way into the grammar of the language.
Would you like to read e-books from Amazon but you don’t own an e-reader? No problem! Nicky Hockly has some tips on how to do it easily by downloading the Kindle App.
The biggest and most oft-heard criticism of the iPad usually revolves around it not behaving like a desktop PC or laptop. The people making this complaint are simply missing the point…