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Teaching languages with technology: 2 reviews

Two reviews of our edited volume on communicative language teaching with the interactive whiteboard (IWB):

Davidson Devall, K. (2015). Review of the book Teaching Languages with Technology: Communicative Approaches to Whiteboard Use… 1,749 more words

Materials design: criteria for IWB-supported language teaching

Criteria for IWB-supported language teaching

There appears to be a clear need for a design framework that focuses specifically on IWB materials for language teaching. In response to this need, we have developed a set of criteria for the design and evaluation of IWB-based language learning materials. 682 more words

Becoming an educator

Over the last few weeks many education students will have completed their courses and be about to embark on their new career. Of course they have already been teaching and many of the pupils or students they worked with on placement will already have viewed them as teachers. 367 more words

Authors and Amazing Tales: In Awe of Lawrence Hill

During the school year my night table fills with novels; one beautiful literary piece after the other, the books pile up. The vision is to retreat to my room early enough to read these marvellous texts at an enjoyable pace in order to get to the next… yet my  time during the academic term does not allow me the pleasure.   442 more words


The Problem With Privilege in Higher Education: Walking Away from Promotion and Tenure

As I reflect on my growth as a learner and an educator this year, I am compelled to share my story since I spent the last decade of my professional career in higher education. 513 more words

Teacher Education

Laura Chapman: Who Created and Owns EdTPA?

The Pearson teacher certification exam called EdTPA is e trembly controversial. Many teacher educators believe that it seeks to standardize teacher preparation and reduces the autonomy of those who know future teachers best: those who taught them. 971 more words

Education Industry

Video: Michael Barbour Speaks on K12 Online and Blended Learning

I was interviewed by Peggy Semingson earlier this week so that she could post a video on her YouTube channel.  I have included the video she produced below. 15 more words