Daily Archives: March 12, 2011

Should Educators Be Using Twitter? #ELTchat #edtech #technology #cpchat #ntchat #education #ukedchat #esl #CCK11 #lrnchat #elearning #esl #Teachers

Isn’t everyone using Twitter? If we compare Twitter and Facebook, Twitter has 190 million users while Facebook has 500 million users. There you have it. Everyone isn’t using Twitter. As a PLN, the numbers clearly favour Facebook. It’s not even … Continue reading

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Is Your Textbook Obsolete? An Open Letter From David Carroll #ELTchat #esl #edchat #education #edtech #ukedchat

I recently received from a member of my LinkedIn PLN, David Carroll, an interesting message which I felt merited being shared with colleagues, coursebook writers, and publishers. I anticipate that the message contents can be viewed from multiple perspectives, and … Continue reading

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A Special Visit – Dr. Kyria Finardi: Lawyer, Author, Teacher, & Teacher-Trainer

On Thursday, March 10th, my students had a unique opportunity to interview a colleague of mine, Kyria Finardi. Kyria holds a PhD in English and Applied Linguistics. She works at the Dept. de Linguagens e Cultura, Centro de Educação, Universidade … Continue reading

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Taking A Step Ahead: A Message From A Friend #CCK11 #ELTChat

LinkedIn Denilso Lima has sent you a message. Date: 3/12/2011 Subject: Taking a Step Ahead Dear Connections, As you all well know for the last 3 years I have been working as the National Coordinator for inFlux Franchising (a language … Continue reading

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Baker’s Dozen – The Top Twelve #CCK11 #ELTchat

A “baker’s dozen” is thirteen. You ask for twelve breakfast rolls, or twelve cookies, or twelve pies, and the baker gives you thirteen. You pay for twelve. We all know this is good business practice. We return, again and again, … Continue reading

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