Sunday, 27 August 2017

Authentic English as Global Language

How Global Language Learning 

gives Students the Edge

Learning foreign languages boosts brain development, bridges cultural connections, and gives us an economic edge. So why isn't it a priority in public schools?
By Dan Fos

Monday, 24 July 2017

Innovative Teaching Approach

Consider your own shift into an Innovative Teaching Approach an/or Professional Development. Look into the following websites as possible teaching resources and discuss: Advantages, Limitations & Possible Implementation 


Present your views, analysis and opinion through or

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

ICT embedded in ELT in our classrooms today (Thanks Romi)


Juana María Sancho Gil
Catedrática del Departamento de Didáctica y Organización Educativa, y coordinadora del grupo de investigación “Subjetividades y Entornos Educativos Contemporáneos” de la Universidad de Barcelona.

 De TIC a TAC: El dificil tránsito de una vocal

Monday, 29 May 2017

Photo Essay

A photo essay is a series of photographic images. Traditionally these were called “slide essays” or “slide shows.” Now such photo essays can be created with relative ease, using a desktop computer and slide show software (not covered in this article). Software has reduced the technical work, but the artistic challenges of creating an appealing photo essay remain, and are the subject of this article.
Applications of Photo Essays
Why would you want to create a photo essay? The overall motivation is to share your photographs and to create a work that others can enjoy & learn from.

First you must decide on a theme for your show. We listed a number of examples above, but
don’t stop there. There are no limitations, and part of your creative task is to develop a story to
tell. Think about your objective: to inspire, to educate, or perhaps just pure entertainment.
Often your theme will be derived from a review of your available images, but you can also
create an excellent photo essay by shooting new images to illustrate a chosen theme.

Photo Essays NYTimes

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Ubiquitous Learning

Ubiquitous Learning is often simply defined as learning anywhere, anytime and is therefore closely associated with mobile technologies. The portability of computers and computing devices has blurred the traditional lines between formal and informal learning.


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Welcome to ICT embedded in ELT

Nuevos desafíos educativos en la era digital

MODULO 1: Enseñanza y Aprendizaje en la Universidad. Enseñanza de base epistemológica. Diseño de recursos didácticas para la enseñanza de la escritura colaborativa de documentos y presentaciones (Google Drive, Prezi). Creación de un blog (Blogger).

 MODULO 2: Alfabetización visual: enseñar y aprender a mirar. Uso de la imagen como recurso didáctico (flickr, imagénes google, nube de palabras). Diseño y uso de video (Movie Maker,  Vimeo). Foto ensayo .pizap, linoit, thinglink). Murales digitales multimedia (Glogster,, padlet o similar)

 MODULO 3: Alfabetización digital. Redes sociales como recurso educativo (Facebook, Pinterest, y su uso educativo. Grabación de “podcasting” (Voki, Vocaroo).  Nuevas tendencias de aprendizaje en la red: la web 2.0 (redes sociales, blogs, wikis, grupos o similar) Escritura de “journals” o e-portfolios ( Penzu, live journal o similar)

 MODULO 4: Diseño de webquest. Diseño de mapas conceptuales y organizadores gráficos (mindmaps, Cmap). Infografías ( / visme  / Pictochart) y sitios web (googlesite / wix)

 MODULO 5: La evaluación en la educación de la Sociedad del Conocimiento. Perspectiva Crítica de la Evaluación. Evaluación colaborativa de los recursos utilizados. Presentación y Evaluación de los diseños realizados. Auto-evaluación de la capacitación. Evaluación de los recursos online específicos  analizados,  utilizados y evaluados (monkey survey,  formulario drive o similar). Presentación y Evaluación de los diseños realizados. Evaluación del seminario.