Here's a nice graphic showing useful iPad apps for teaching... reposted from Learning Technology Learning blog...http://tpreskett.blogspot.com/2013/01/writerecord-notes-on-ipads.html
This is from upside learning blog and reflects the best posts of 2012.
The ACK conference has now concluded. It was a great success! Everything flowed smoothly, the presentations were great, the food was fabulous, and everyone seemed to be so grateful for this professional development opportunity. It was the first conference of its kind in Kuwait.
My presentation on mLearning was fun. Participants brainstormed and came up with some excellent ideas: have students record interviews then play them back with partners in class - self-correct and learn from each other's errors. Post the interview on a class wiki or moodle. One participant talked about having students summarize a chapter in their business book by acting out the core messages in a play that they collaborate on to write, act, and video tape. Another participant talked about having engineering students go out and videotape a process while recording themselves talking through the process as they watch - any type of process - at a factory, office, restaurant anyplace. Back in the classroom, students share what they learned, self-correct, and write out the process. And another participant told of an instructor who texts assessment questions to his students. The students love it - they get their individual question at home and are given a few hours to answer it and text back. Each student has their own question. They love being able to take an assessment while lounging at home. Apparently, this instructor is very popular.
ACK, Australian University of Kuwait, is hosting a conference today and tomorrow on "Challenges of English Language Teaching for Arab Students at Higher Educational Institutions". They've brought in some wonderful experts to provide workshops and have two full days of professional development activities. My workshop is Thursday, Jan. 10th at 1:00 - 2:30 and is called "mLearning in Your Classroom". I'll post the full presentation this weekend!
I found this nice infographic made by Karenne Joy Sylvester in her blog Kalinago English. Read her post here....
She analyzed 40 different Android apps for language learning and ended up recommending these 6 for English language learning:
English in a Month
Learn English in pictures
MyWordBook (British Council)
Test Your English Vocabulary
Laura Davis is an entrepreneur and educator. Her background covers teaching, school management, and community development work.