November 26, 2012
When I worked in a public school in Japan, I remember how the students would make the front page of a newspaper to tell about their school trip to Kyoto, or other events. Now your students can go from analog to digital.
I am pretty sure as you introduce the idea to your students everyone will want to have a say in their next e-magazine. There is nothing much more rewarding to students then to have a proof of their hard work recognized in a publication of some sort.
Most of the tools cited here are easy to use and have user-friendly interface and they will let you create your own e-magazine or newspaper in few simple steps. Yet I would recommend your discretion as you use them with your students.
See on www.educatorstechnology.com
Interesting post here, there is a top 100 Language Learning Blog Competition, and this is one of the nominees.
Foreign Language Education in the 21st Century has been nominated in in this year’s Lexophile/bab.la Top 100 Language Lovers 2012 competition again. Thank you, whovever is ‘responsible’ for this. Please click on this …
See on juergenkurtz.wordpress.com
Literature reviews can be a complex process, and with the plethora of data out there to consume, (journals, books, the Internet) the University Of Sheffield posted this handy guide for those who need a little more structure to their research. To see the whole tutorial, click here or the image.
If you want to look at another way to approach a literature review, look at this
May 7, 2013
Dear teachers, bloggers and everyone else who have been following me.
First I want to say that your support is appreciated, and not in a small way too. It feels good to offer something to others and while I do not really know. (except for those who comment and the stats) who reads what I write, I still appreciate it.
As you may have noticed, I have not been updating this blog as much as I would like, but please stay tuned. The magic will come.
For the most part I have been building a website for my work actually, and this time a portal site via Joomla. If you ever find yourself building a website with this content management service ,then by all means check out this video. It has helped me immenselyBuild a Joomla Site in One Hour with iLoveWebDev
But the hard work pays off in the end. For those interested in teaching English in Japan, especially in the Kanagawa prefecture, I have built a site for those looking for support. Please click here to see and if you are a teacher in elementary school, junior high or high school, please feel free.
March 5, 2013
Creswell in his book details how you can use a “literature map” in order to create a lit review. Check it out here!
February 27, 2013
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.
A must have for any serious Googler!
See on www.teachhub.com
February 14, 2013
If our COETAIL reading about Digital Youth didn't grab you, maybe this novelized version will. In Cory Doctorow's Pirate Cinema, the characters and situations from the MacArthur report come alive in a digital Dickensian London.
- SOPA and PIPA become the Theft of Intellectual Property Act.
- The ubiquitous surveillance state, ASBOs, and moral panic about the depraved youth of Britain remain the ubiquitous surveillance state, ASBOs, and moral panic about the depraved youth of Britain.
February 7, 2013
November 29, 2012
A fellow blogger Chelsea Brown sent me this award a while back, and since I was taken by this simple gesture, I figured I would pass this along. I know it took me a while to get this together, but here it is.
Now according to these rules, I need to describe seven things about myself.
Well, here we go,
- I live in Japan.
- I love my son, and he is the most precious thing in my life right now.
- I teach people, and people teach me. It`s not an easy job, but I think this is a choice that I feel good about. Of all the occupations I considered, this one can let me sleep at night.
- I teach English and at the moment I am training teachers in Japan on how to be better English teachers for their students, schools, communities.
- I am an artist, and I try to approach the challenges, and problems in my work and life in an intuitive manner.
- Also I am a researcher in applied linguistics and corpus linguistics. The concept of data driven learning is very appealing but also very challenging to apply in the classroom.
- The one quote that I live by: “In the beginner`s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert`s mind there are few”- Shunryu Suzuki.
Now my five favorite blogs:
1 corp. ling.stats|Statistics for corpus linguistics= If you want to learn how to use stats this blogger is quite thorough.
2 One page I really enjoy is on Scoop it. and that is by a fellow colleague Marcel at the Kanagawa Institute called Internet Resources for Paper Based EFL which functions as a site for teachers to access tools for creating worksheets, games and other time-saving tips for the language teacher.
3 Another WordPress page which is devoted to 21st century applications for learning with a particular focus on young learners is
4 If you are interested in criminal justice, CrimeDime is the source. I haven`t seen many posts lately but I hope to read more soon. The info you read about crime, law enforcement, and the prison industrial system in the US, this can be quite an eye opener.
5 And finally I have to give some Linux love to A Psycho Path who writes some excellent advice for those who use Ubuntu like myself. Check out this when you have a chance.
So according to the rules those of you who I mentioned try to pass the favor by talking about yourself, and choosing 5 of your favorite blogs. I know we are all (myself included) busy so no pressure here.
Thank you Chelsea for awarding me with this and for everyone`s support.