Thu 22 April 2010 10am GMT
Exploiting a variety of rich media web based content raises a number of issues and challenges for teachers. However it is essential that we face these challenges in order to develop our students' digital literacies and their ability cope with and assimilate information from a number of web based sources.
This session will look at how teachers can quickly create web based receptive skills tasks that limit the amount of information students have to deal with, while still helping them to develop the necessary skills to process information in a web based environment.
About Nik Peachey
Nik Peachey is a freelance educational consultant, writer and teacher trainer specialising in web based technologies for language learning and development.
He has been involved in English language teaching since 1992 and has worked all over the world for companies like the British Council, International House and IATEFL. As well as working as teacher and teacher trainer, he has also been involved in managing a number of online and software projects including websites for teacher development, CD-ROM projects and has developed online and blended learning courses for the web and for virtual worlds such as Second Life. At present he is based in Morocco.
As well as publishing in journals and with ELT publishers, he publishes his own work on 4 free websites.
His learning technology blog is aimed at supporting teachers and giving them practical ideas for using a range of new Web 2.0 type technologies with their students.
His Daily Activities blog has a range of tasks and activities that EFL and ESL students can use autonomously to develop their English and digital literacy.
His Quick shout blog has a range of new views, quick teaching tips and information about new and emerging technologies and how they can be used to have an impact on education.
He publishes a site ‘On Blogging and Social Media’ which aims to help teachers to develop their own professional development networks, get involved in online communities and become active participants in the online ELT knowledge community.
He has also written and published a short manual on Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers which can be downloaded free of charge from:
Nik holds an M.Ed in ELT and technology from Manchester University and is also a PRINCE 2 qualified Project Manager.
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