Last week Oxford University Press España sponsored and participated in the I International Conference on English Teaching in Educational Institutions, better known as EICE.
The conference took place over 3 days with a number of fascinating sessions with some of the biggest names in the educational sector and over 400 teachers in attendance.
Representing OUPE there were three authors and speakers Paul Kelly, Nina Lauder and Jane Cadwallader who each delivered practical and interactive sessions. Paul started the day with his session on Critical thinking and active writing for a huge crowd of Secondary teachers, Nina gave a particularly imaginative session Creative Juices for ELT and CLIL teachers, and finally Jane gave an uplifting session on The portrait of a 21st century learner aimed at bilingual teachers.
Paul Kelly in action!
Jane Cadwallader at EICE
We thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and would like to take this opportunity to thank the three speakers and to all of the teachers in attendance!
Were you there? We would love to hear from you!
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Due to popular demand we’re re-launching several of the Make the Most online courses. If you’re new to the courses find out all you need to know here.
If you’re a user of any of the following coursebooks register now to access your specialist online course.
The courses are now open and will run until the end of May. On completion you will receive an Oxford University Press Certificate of Participation.
What are you waiting? Sign up now and join the teaching community!
Oxford Professional Development is proud to announce a brand new project in the form of Oxford Podcasts.
This is an exciting new development where we’ll be bringing you tips and ideas for specific challenges that teachers face on a daily basis. Each edition is linked to our “How to series” meaning we’ll be focusing on an array of topics for Pre-Primary to Upper Secondary levels.
Interested? You can find and follow all our podcasts on our SoundCloud page from your PC or directly from your mobile and listen to them on-the-go. You can download the app for free from iTunes or Google Play.
To begin this project, please check our first podcasts:
If you’d like more information about the selected topic, you will shortly be able to access the complete “How to Guide” on Oxford Premium in the Teacher Training folder.
We hope you enjoy each podcast but above all, find them useful. We will continue to develop new podcasts throughout the year and we look forward to you joining us. You can also keep up-to-date with all the newest podcast editions from the Podcasts page.
In the last post we looked at a variety of educational apps from OUP available for students and teachers. This week we’ll look at some more fun but useful apps that you can implement in the classroom.
Smartphones, in particular, are frowned upon in the classroom but why not turn a common distraction into a valuable and motivating learning tool?
A simple search on the internet will provide you with infinite options, so here are a few apps and activities that you might want to try out:
|Use this great app to capture what’s on your mind. Add notes, lists, photos or even record a voice memo. Better still, instantly share your ideas with classmates and allow them to collaborate, start debates and expand a topic further.
||SoundCloud is a popular app to listen to music and audio for free. As a teacher you could suggest songs or audio clips for your students to listen to. Similarly, you or the students can record audio; for example, dictation activities, podcasts, listening comprehensions and much more!
||An extremely popular app to share photos so take advantage and get your students to search photos to create a picture project; a picture story board, picture dictionary, borrowed holidays and much more.
||Similar to Instagram and SoundCloud, Vimeo is an app to search and upload media content, but in this case videos. Students can record themselves individually or in group projects on their smartphones and share their work with other students or the teacher.
||Kahoot! supports learning through the creation of educational games, and new understanding through playing them. It’s a game-based learning platform which students or teachers create, discover, launch and play games.
|QR stands for Quick Response and these images can be seen everywhere plus there are apps or websites to create your own! QR codes can be linked to almost anything; a picture, a web-link, a video, a file etc. For a fun project get your students to create and share their QR codes to reveal “hidden” information.
Most of the above ideas were demonstrated in our last Oxford Webinar with Abel Gálvez – Mobilize your class: turn on your smartphone, please. You can watch the highlights of this webinar on Youtube and shortly the full recording will be uploaded to Oxford Premium.
For even more ideas on how to implement new technologies in the classroom you can see Abel Gálvez in action for his third and final webinar: A smart world at your fingertips on the 12th April – register now!
It’s no secret that digital resources and new technologies are more and more prominent in the world of education and in the daily classroom environment. Nowadays most of us, as well as students no matter what age, have access to tablets or smartphones meaning the birth of many new and innovative apps for education. These apps range from educational games and activities for learners to digital resource hubs for teachers.
Do you use any educational apps?
Oxford University Press has also developed several apps for both learners and educators that you can use on-the-go, at home or in the classroom provided you have a tablet or smartphone that is compatible.
Here are just some of the apps that you may find interesting:
Sound interesting? You can download any of the above apps from the Google Play Store or iTunes. Simply type the name of the app in the search bar and click install!
Don’t get left behind and join the technical revolution! Check back next week for even more educational apps where we’ll look at some resources you can use in class with your students.