Get writing right now
We’re all very excited because in October, we’ll be adding manually marked writing activities to our blended learning platform, the Macmillan English Campus! This will increase the kinds of interactions students can experience when using the English Campus, and will give teachers even more opportunities for enhancing their students’ skills.
Perhaps moreRead 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
Then and Now: old school nostalgia
We’ve been getting pretty nostalgic here at Macmillan Education this week with our Back to School campaign.
Nowadays – fortunately and unfortunately in equal measures – going back to school no longer means scented pens are most sophisticated school tools, and stocking up on plastic slides for your overhead projectors isRead More
New term, new resources
August is very quickly drawing to a close and that means only one thing for Macmillan Education: it’s the start of the new school term!
That first class with a new group of students is always scary, exciting and unpredictable in equal measure, but it’s always good to remind yourself that theRead More
‘E-stonia’ and digital around the world
One of the perks of my job is that I get to travel – visiting customers, giving training or attending and speaking at conferences. It’s not only nice to get out of the office once in a while but it gives me the chance to speak to teachers, directors of studiesRead More
Twitter in ELT- Do’s and don’ts: an etiquette guide to Twitter
One of the trickiest things about using a social network for the first time is understanding the particular etiquette of how people interact. In essence, how to act online without instantly being recognised for being – brace yourselves – a newbie.
While I’m sure many of you will already be well-versed inRead More
Twitter in ELT
While social media and education don’t always see eye to eye, the potential in integrating the two continues to be a hot topic of online conversation. Recently, I posted a series of blog posts about Google+ on BlendedMEC to evaluate for myself whether there was much merit in using theRead 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
The Long and Winding Road to IATEFL
There’s only a couple of weeks left until the biggest ELT event of the year – IATEFL. (We’ll be there of course, so come and see us!) So what better post than one to honour this year’s host city Liverpool and its most famous export?
Liverpool, affectionately called the PoolRead More
Using Google+ as a professional tool
After last week’s blog post , which considered some of the potential benefits and limitations of using Google+ as a classroom tool, this week I’ll be looking at the uses of Google+ for professional development.
If you’re already set up with a Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook profile, setting yourself upRead More
Video in the classroom: Britain on Film
I don’t normally watch much television. Last night, however, was a bit of an exception given it was a Monday night and absolutely freezing outside to boot. While flicking through the channels, I stumbled across a programme called Britain on Film, a collection of fascinating short videos from theRead More
And the winner is…
Not many small 85-year-old men can command an audience of millions around the globe, but the excitement created around little Oscar creates each year for film stars and avid movie fans was felt on Sunday night as the biggest stars graced the red carpet outside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
The language of love
Today is a day couples look forward to (arguable from a man’s point of view) and a day singletons dread. A day for two people to really show their love for each other. A day single people make sure to avoid restaurants and cocktail bars. It’s Valentine’s Day! I hope thisRead More
The onestopenglish app
Perhaps I should be worried. The teachers tell me I have a problem. An addiction. The symptoms, they say, are becoming all too obvious – short attention span, the occasional dizzy spell, withdrawal symptoms when I can’t get my fix. Perhaps it’s time to come clean. I have a tablet addiction.Read More
Peter’s look back at 2012 on Blendedmec
With Christmas fast approaching and the Macmillan office wrapping up until 2013, (unless it really is the end of the world on Friday) what better time to reflect on the year that has almost left us. I don’t know about you, but in the UK at least 2012 hasRead More