Monthly Archives: April 2011

Broken umbrellas

I’ve been rifling through some old files and folders from a couple of years back and I came across this.  It was originally written as a follow-up to an ACEIA conference in Seville.   As I’d been talking about images and … Continue reading

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Plan B

One of those days … You know the kind, where nothing really works!  I had planned to use an infographic in class with my high school students. We’re coming towards the end of the course and I wanted to do … Continue reading

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Questioning the question

This is a technique I’ve been using with my mixed level high school classes recently.  The aim is to generate ideas before writing a composition using question words as prompts.  It’s very simple, very basic, but so far has been … Continue reading

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Head in the word clouds

I’ve been following Dave Dodgson’s word cloud blog challenge recently.  Dave had been giving a webinar on using word clouds at the Virtual Round Table online conference and at the end of his session he shared a word cloud of … Continue reading

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The dog ate it

This is a short post about a very simple afterthought that caught my class’s imagination.   Last week I was running a workshop with some teachers at a school in Seville (a big thank you to Els and Enda for … Continue reading

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