A Practical Guide to Google+ Hangouts On Air: Part 2
Starting the hangout
In Part 1 of this blog post we looked at how to set up a Google+ Hangout, and a few things to consider in preparation for the session. This week we’ll be looking at how to run theRead More
A Practical Guide to Google+ Hangouts On Air: Part 1
Getting started with Google+ Hangouts On Air
Following on from my post on Google+ hangouts last week, I thought it would be useful to put together a practical guide on how to set up and run your own ‘on air’ sessions. Where you may currently be usingRead More
‘Hanging out’ with Macmillan
Ahead of the 2013 Macmillan Online Conference, our Digital Marketing Executive (and resident webinar whiz) Henry gives an insight into our wide range of online events at Macmillan Education. From teacher training webinars to using Google+ Hangouts, this series of blog posts offers basic tips and strategies to help teachersRead More
Make your students the stars
Here at Macmillan Education, we’ve got lots of exciting webinars coming up over the next few months. Our first webinar of the 2013/14 season, hosted by Mike Hogan, is available to watch here on Youtube, along with our recent archive, and you can find all our upcomingRead More
Feeling nostalgic about going #Back2School?
The title of this post says it all: things have changed a lot recently! The hashtag has arguably become the most used punctuation mark, especially on the internet: I have friends who, when they text me, won’t include question marks or explanation marks, or even use correct spelling, but they willRead More
Open House: Going through the e-motions – digital essay projects for EAP and IELTS
The elusive academic essay…EAP and IELTS students worldwide often struggle to really grasp what makes a great piece of writing and to develop the skills necessary to reach this key academic goal.
From detailed research to intricate referencing, from perceptive planning to eloquence and persuasion, these skills canRead More
Plan an excursion with your students
One of the main things that all language learners usually have in common is the desire to travel and learn about and experience other cultures. However, travelling can be costly, and even daunting for students who don’t speak the local language well. So how can you let your students experience otherRead More
Do something you don’t want to do every day
June has arrived, meaning we’re somehow already halfway through the year. That’s almost six months since those New Year resolutions you made. How many of you kept those gym passes? Stayed on the salads every day up until now? Put out that last cigarette? I’m not trying to makeRead More
Your digital questions answered: using technology with young learners
A great question comes from Luca in Italy, who asks:
How can I use technology with young learners?
With great tips on what to think about in terms of keeping your young learners safe, focused and engaged, find out Pete’s answer by watching the video below:
And don’t forget to find out answers toRead More
The EFL classroom through digital curation
I wrote a few weeks ago about the great talk I went to during the last IATEFL conference in Liverpool; MLearning: is it a portable circus or just an illusion. I also had a chance to attend one more interesting talk: Filtering relevant information for the EFL classroom throughRead More
Digital awareness month at Macmillan Education: wrap up and competition
As part of our 10th birthday, digital expertise celebration , throughout April we at Macmillan Education have been celebrating digital awareness in EFL. We’ve invited people from all around the world to ask us their burning digital questions and our resident digital experts, Nana and Peter, have answered them inRead More
Onestopenglish at IATEFL 2013
As onestopenglish publisher, I speak regularly with all the teachers and expert authors who produce lesson plans and worksheets for the site. I love the immediacy and variety of the job: teachers from all over the world visit the site – according to our analytics software we reach teachers in overRead More
Self-access centres: should you or shouldn’t you?
As part of Digital Awareness Month, our digital gurus Pete and Nana ask a great question which comes from Rachel in New Zealand:
Should I open a self-access centre?
To find out the answer, and things you should think about before making this decision, check out the video below.
And don’t forget to subscribeRead More
More digital dilemmas answered in our videos
We’re still continuing to spread the word about digital this month by addressing some of your digital dilemmas.
In this week’s videos we’re looking at a couple of tools that you’re probably used to using for yourself. If you’re teaching in a country away from your family and friends, chances are you’llRead More
IATEFL Liverpool Day 1
Tuesday was the first day of the IATEFL conference in Liverpool. This year the talks have been cut down to 30mins and the workshops to 45mins and as a result you have a programme packed with loads of options. I think that is was a great idea to make the talksRead More