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I have been involved in education since 1990 and have worked all over the world as a language teacher, teacher trainer, technology trainer and educational technology consultant. In May 2012 I won a British Council ELTon for Excellence in Course Innovation for the Blended Learning in ELT course I designed for Bell Educational Services . I write and publish materials which make best use of educational technology.

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I have been involved in education since 1990 and have worked all over the world as a language teacher, teacher trainer, technology trainer and educational technology consultant. In May 2012 I won a British Council ELTon for Excellence in Course Innovation for the Blended Learning in ELT course I designed for Bell Educational Services . I write and publish materials which make best use of educational technology.
10 Lessons in Digital Literacy
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10 Lessons in Digital Literacy

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This e-booklet contains a collection of ten lesson plans to help you develop students' digital literacies and critical thinking skills. Based around authentic infographics the lessons start by using discussion to help students access what they already know about the topics and then move on to comprehension and a range of tasks that help students to explore the validity and authenticity of the information they find. They finish with structured research and presentation tasks that encourage students to work collaboratively and share what they have learned. The lessons progress through a range of tasks that engage student’s interest, encourage them to: -: interact and share what they know -: develop their abilities to extract information from text and graphics -: view information critically -: check the credibility and validity of information -: develop online research skills -: use web based tools to create surveys and data visualisations The lessons cover a range of topics including: -: Advertising and how it influences us -: Body language and how to understand it -: Introverts and extroverts and how they differ -: Emotional intelligence and how it impacts on our relationships -: Facts about hair -: Happiness and what effects it -: Developing study skills -: The environment and waste caused by clothes manufacturing -: Daily habits of the world's wealthiest people -: The history of marriage and weddings Each lesson includes: -: A step by step teachers guide with advice and answer key -: Worksheets to print for students
Breakfast around the World - Lessons in Digital Literacy
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Breakfast around the World - Lessons in Digital Literacy

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In the lesson students will find out about the different things people usually have for breakfast in different countries and they will develop an awareness of the importance of having a good breakfast. Aims: To develop students’ abilities to think critically and form informed opinions. To develop students’ abilities to understand statistical information. To develop students’ abilities to check the credibility of online information. To develop students’ abilities to carry out and create online research and to represent their findings visually. To develop students’ abilities to extract information from research and create informative text based on their findings.
Tech Enhanced Activities - Diagnostic Dictation
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Tech Enhanced Activities - Diagnostic Dictation

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This activity makes use of the https://primarypad.com/ tool to help make dictation activities more effective, easier to manage and a little more collaborative. You can use any text with this activity. You could choose one that includes a range of grammar or vocabulary items your students have been studying or you could select a text that contains a number of sounds your students have problems hearing.
Emotional Intelligence - Lessons in Digital Literacy
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Emotional Intelligence - Lessons in Digital Literacy

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This lesson is based on an infographic about the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) and its role in our lives. In the lesson students will explore the differences between IQ and EI and develop an understanding of how they can improve their EI and how doing this can benefit them. Aims: To develop students’ understanding of EI and its importance. To develop students’ abilities to study and research effectively using digital tools. To develop students’ abilities to read and understand visual information. To develop students’ abilities to check the credibility of online information. To develop students’ abilities to carry out online research and to represent their findings visually. To develop students’ abilities to extract information from research and create informative text based on their findings. The lesson files include: Step by step lesson plan and answer key Presentation Photocopiable worksheets
The Habits of the World’s Wealthiest People - Lessons in Digital Literacy
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The Habits of the World’s Wealthiest People - Lessons in Digital Literacy

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This lesson encourages students to think about their attitudes to wealth and the link between success and positive habit formation. It also helps them to question and explore the validity of online information. The aims of the lesson are: To develop students' critical thinking skills To help students explore and articulate their opinions. To help students understand and evaluate statistical information. To develop students' abilities to check and evaluate the credibility of information. To help students develop their abilities to carry out online factual research. To help students develop the ability to synergise information from a range of sources and formulate written arguments around that information. The lesson uses as its starting point an infographic about wealthy people and their habits:http://www.business-management-degree.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/richest-people.png The lesson is intended for classrooms where internet connectivity is provided. The materials can be used in a blended mode with the discussion materials used in the classroom and the digital research tasks can be set as homework. The lesson files contain: A complete lesson plan with step by step guidance All lesson worksheets and materials + answer keys A presentation including all the tasks for use in the classroom A text version of the tasks so that you can edit them to suit your students
10 Lessons in Digital Literacy
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10 Lessons in Digital Literacy

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This e-booklet contains a collection of ten lesson plans to help you develop students' digital literacies and critical thinking skills. Based around authentic infographics the lessons start by using discussion to help students access what they already know about the topics and then move on to comprehension and a range of tasks that help students to explore the validity and authenticity of the information they find. They finish with structured research and presentation tasks that encourage students to work collaboratively and share what they have learned. The aims of the lessons are to: -: develop student's digital literacies -: help them to think more critically about online information -: develop their ability discuss and develop ideas around information and understand how it applies to their own lives. The lessons progress through a range of tasks that engage student’s interest, encourage them to: -: interact and share what they know -: develop their abilities to extract information from text and graphics -: view information critically -: check the credibility and validity of information -: develop online research skills -: use web based tools to create surveys and data visualisations The lessons cover a range of topics including: -: Advertising and how it influences us -: Body language and how to understand it -: Introverts and extroverts and how they differ -: Emotional intelligence and how it impacts on our relationships -: Facts about hair -: Happiness and what effects it -: Developing study skills -: The environment and waste caused by clothes manufacturing -: Daily habits of the world's wealthiest people -: The history of marriage and weddings Each lesson includes: -: A step by step teachers guide with advice and answer key -: Worksheets to print for students
Digital Video - A manual for language teachers
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Digital Video - A manual for language teachers

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Digital Video is a 400 page multimedia manual for language teachers to help them build activities, courses and engaging materials for their students. From exploiting mobile apps on handheld devices to building video into blended and task based learning, Digital Video covers it all. With detailed technical support through a range of 26 tutorial videos, illustrated step-by-step guides and more than forty lesson examples and over 300 images, teachers can use this manual to build their confidence and find some of the best free video applications and resources online. Whether you are a novice teacher or an experienced trainer looking to develop your tech skills, this manual can help you with plain English explanations and practical online and face to face classroom suggestions. This is a PDF ebook with links to video tutorials.
Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers
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Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

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This ebook is 53 pages long and was originally published in 2009 so some of thetools are a bit out of date, but the ideas can still be used. This document is intended as simple introduction to some free Web 2.0 type tools that can be used by teachers who are interested in using technology in language teaching. The tools presented here are just the tip of the iceberg and this should not be considered in anyway conclusive or even the ʻbest ofʼ Web 2.0 tools. New tools are emerging all the time, many not originally intended for education, but which can be put to good use by students and teachers alike to extent opportunities, enhance learning potential and develop the level of digital literacy that students will need for the 21st century.
Careers for Introverts & Extroverts - Lessons in Digital Literacy
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Careers for Introverts & Extroverts - Lessons in Digital Literacy

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This lesson is based on an infographic about the characteristics of introverts and extroverts and how these factors effect the kinds of work they choose to do. In the lesson students will explore their views of what makes someone an introvert or extrovert. They will study an infographic which links the characteristics of each to different types of jobs and reflect on how the information applies to their own lives. The plan includes a number of research tasks that develop students’ abilities to create and carry out online research and create online questionnaires. There is also a reporting tasks which help student to develop the ability to analyze, synergize and share information as written text. The files include a complete step by step lesson plan with printable worksheet and a presentation.
Breakfast around the World - Lessons in Digital Literacy
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Breakfast around the World - Lessons in Digital Literacy

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In the lesson students will find out about the different things people usually have for breakfast in different countries and they will develop an awareness of the importance of having a good breakfast. Aims: To develop students’ abilities to think critically and form informed opinions. To develop students’ abilities to understand statistical information. To develop students’ abilities to check the credibility of online information. To develop students’ abilities to carry out and create online research and to represent their findings visually. To develop students’ abilities to extract information from research and create informative text based on their findings.
Digital Tools Series - TedEd
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Digital Tools Series - TedEd

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TED Ed is a great tool for creating online lessons around videos. It enables you to structure a sequence of interactive activities around the video clip that guides the viewer towards a deeper understanding of the content. It’s an ideal tool for building blended learning. In this document you can find: -: a step by step guide showing how to use it -: a video tutorial that shows you how to make the activities -: some suggestions and ideas for using it in the classroom or as part of an online course.
The History of Weddings - Lessons in Digital Literacy
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The History of Weddings - Lessons in Digital Literacy

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This lesson is based on an infographic about weddings, their history and some related customs and practices. Source: http://www.moissanite.com/a-brief-history-of-weddings In the lesson students will explore their opinions of weddings and marriage and discover some new information about the origins of various customs. There are also four online research tasks which encourage students to develop a range of digital literacies including checking sources, checking the validity of information and researching new information and building infographics around it. You can choose one for your students to do or if you prefer get them to do all four. You could also split your class into four and get one group to do each task and then share their findings. The final task is a social research task that encourages students to create their own questionnaire to explore the attitudes of their social media contacts after which they produce an infographic from the results. The files include a complete step by step lesson plan with printable worksheet and a presentation.