UPDATE: (6th November, 2014) This is a developing presentation / workshop which I first gave at the JALT National Conference on October 14th, 2012. I will add further information from time to time, but for a selection of useful links and readings you can check this list at diigo. I very much enjoyed presenting a … Continue reading Creating and Using Digital Video with Learners
Presented at EUROCALL 2015, University of Padua, August 27th, 2015 The Background When the university I was working at bought a set of small video cameras, I was intrigued. I started playing around with them in class, first I had the learners record and transcribe conversations, then I guided them to make skits and instructional … Continue reading Beyond Television: Critically examining and creating new video genres with language learners
a class with no teacher from darren elliott on Vimeo. I don't blog about my classroom practice as often as I used to, but I still have a great interest in reflective practice. One difficulty in maintaining meaningful reflection is that your reflective needs change over time. A worthwhile exercise, then, is to revisit past … Continue reading A Class with No Teacher Revisited
A presentation at the Japan Association of Language Teachers conference in Shizuoka, 21/11/2009. Choosing the technology that works for you! from darren elliott on Vimeo. You can download a copy of the handout here. I'd love to hear your feedback on the presentation itself or, better, any of the technology you are using. How do you … Continue reading Choosing the Technology which works for YOU!
Personal Learning Networks - the what, why and how from darren elliott on Vimeo. A presentation at the 4th International Wireless Ready Symposium, Nagoya, February 19th 2010. A good starting point for twitter. I've made a list of ELT professionals and educational technologists worth following... there are many more out there too, but these might … Continue reading Personal Learning Networks – the what, why and how
I have recently started a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with the University of Florida. It's free, open access, and for me non-credit. The first 'assignment' is to write about why you are taking the course and what you expect to gain from it. One simple and practical answer is that I want to find … Continue reading Personal Learning Networks – the what, why and how (existential crisis remix)
What is haiku? Haiku is a Japanese poetry form. Traditional haiku has a number of rules relating to both form and content. Each poem consists of three lines, made up of five, seven and five syllables. The entire poem is seventeen syllables long, and can be recited in a single breath. The first line should … Continue reading Encouraging Creativity and Improving Pronunciation with English Haiku Poetry