showing the best I've read,
linking the twop of the tweets...
Summary: Kalinago English August 2009
I filmed(!) some of my students giving me feedback and solicited advice from you on doing progress checks.
Covered the steps on how to become an ELT blogger (jam-packed with tips from 27 different bloggers) and also knocked up a quick and simple guide to using Twitter for English language teachers.
Announced the Business English teacher's conference to be held in Poznan, Poland in November and also gave you the heads up on the scholarships available to attend IATEFL next year in Harrogate (submission deadline 18 Sept).
Twittered on about Twitter profiles, in the space of 140 characters, provided a video lesson plan using a Microsoft advertisement as a base for cultural discussion, gave you some ideas for using drawings and/or powerpoint with language learners and at the end of the month, shared a personal story of my own near-death experience, calling for a web2.0 way to write e-wills & last testaments.
I also found...
The best of the ELT Blogosphere
This is no normal entry to the blogosphere - in fact, you could say, it's the very first ELT autobiographical blog from the youngest ever ELT author, the man who brought us the Mister Mondays songs and the English teaching theatre.
A fascinating and often very amusing tale, making me think of what fun it all was back when the likes of Jeremy Harmer, Barry Tomalin and Scott Thornbury were young lads starting off teaching...
And by the way, Vicki Hollett is calling for you to share your own starting off teaching stories with her.
Another new prolific blogger I'm fast gaining respect for is Chwa EeLoon of the ELT Cafe in Malaysia. Chwa has a very unique and interesting style, short bursting posts about life on the job as a EFL teacher. One posting I enjoyed in particular was I'm black, you're white and she's fat.
Isabelle Jones on My Languages announced a great competition for teenagers to create a bank of language training videos. Vicky Saumell found 12 essential steps to technology integration.
Marisa Constantinides' behavour model for creating incompetence is an important read along side Andy Hockley's Mangerial reflections.
Gavin Dudeney has been busy reinventing the wheel.
Yeah, well, when it comes to Publishing anyway.
Funnily enough, I actually pitched this same idea to an ELT publisher over dinner about two years ago and um... the Ed took an instant and open dislike to me and to what I considered to be the ideal solution to the photocopying of copyrighted Business English materials problem...
Mmmmm... seems my idea might not have been quite so 'whack' - wonder what's going on in that boardroom today, LOL!
Alex Case is a Papi. Oh, I know that might not be so interesting for you lot, but Case has a special place in my blogger's heart: he's my maestro, taught me what I know - plus, gave me my first break by letting me do a guest piece for him at a time when my blog had like 50 visitors a day! Congrats Alex!
On a more serious note, he wrote a fab guest post for Burcu Akyol on writing articles for the ELT market and Jason Renshaw's been discussing the money ELT authors make on over here.
Twop tweets from the Twitterverse
English language learners 10 reasons to choose one to one lessons http://bit.ly/19jKS
Thought provoking article: Can switching languages change your personality? http://bit.ly/LO0Tg
New blog post- Creating a poem with Animoto http://bit.ly/3tYZag
"In the Web 2.0 world, self-directed learners must be adept at building and sustaining networks." a good read http://bit.ly/DaZ7s
18 FREE activities from my resource manual, Better Language Teaching #esl #efl #education - http://bit.ly/1Y9CXP
Webquest on online brand management for business English teaching: http://bit.ly/1J0ShN
Miscellaneous stuff that made me laugh
or learn or think...
@kalinagoenglish After that, try The Singing Neanderthals by Steven Mithen: language evolved out of innate musicality?
see Valentina Dodge's excellent reactions to Tweetville,
Larry Ferlazzo's August tweets
& Shelly Terrell's fascinating approach to sharing tweets she's favorited
in her weekly "What did they Tweet? series.