Bringing World Class Presentations Into The Classroom With Slidebot

  For over 30 years, Microsoft PowerPoint has been the dominant tool of choice for lecturers and teachers wishing to engage their students and impart their knowledge. In recent years, however, this dynamic has started to change. The booming field of educational technology has opened up new possibilities for teachers to narrow the current disconnect between …

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A lesson, focused on character description, using an excellent app

I recently did a lesson which had a focus on character description.  For my starting point, I used the short film, 'Junk'.  You can find the video below (thank you to The Literacy Shed for finding this great resource): Next, I asked the students to describe the character Jasper to their talk partners. After this, …

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A new adventure teaching abroad

After 5 years here, it's my last week teaching in Thailand. I'm very sad to leave such an amazing place. I will really miss my school, class (pictured below!) and friends. However, I'm also very excited to be joining The British International School Shanghai, Puxi for a new, exciting challenge 🙂🇨🇳️

This amazing tech tool helps pupils, who are new to English, access learning

Google Translate now works in real time! It has been an invaluable resource for pupils in my class, who have English as an additional language. Simply download the app, choose your language options and then use the scan feature.  Look at the video below which shows one of my Japanese students using it to help …

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20 Ways Projectors Improve Learning in the Classroom

Chalkboards can't compete. They don't inspire young minds tuned in to digital channels across multiple devices. Put educational technology front and center in today's classroom, and you have your students' attention. Consider these 20 ways a multimedia projector improves the learning experience and expands your teaching talents: Today's easy-to-use, internet-savvy multimedia projectors are not your …

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5 Tips For Setting Up a Class Virtual Reality Kit

  With technology rapidly enhancing, it is no wonder why virtual reality is starting to become a popular educational method. It can be challenging to initiate a virtual reality kit in the classroom since it is relatively new to the modern world. In order to get the most out of this educational technique, here are …

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