Reflection on my teaching practice, blended learning employed.

Compared with the traditional teaching models, my attempts on the model of blended learning in college English teaching has some advantages, which can be summarized as follows: Blended learning can be used to extend the boundaries of learning so that learning can occur at any time,any place,and students can have… Read more »

Educreations- an Interactive whiteboard allows teachers to DIY video lessons on the iPad

This week, we are asked to provide an overview of a selected tool which has the potential for stimulating teachers’ creativity in a blended teaching context. In the previous eci833, I have learned how to use Powtoon, screencastify and tried to combine them with Microsoft OneNote to facilitate my teaching… Read more »

Summary of Learning for EC&I 833 Video Interview

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Hi, everybody, for the summary of learning, Haiming and I created this video. In this video, we used an interview style to share our learning outcome from EC&I 833. EC&I 833 is my first time participating in an authentic Online Course, it was a fantastic experience, demanding but extremely rewarding. I sincerely appreciate… Read more »

Let this world get better and better, this is the charm of technology

In education, a significant contribution of technology is that it helps teachers achieve personalized education for each student. So what about Students with Learning Disabilities? What kind of answers can technology give to their education? Maybe this answer is: Assistive technology is a collective term for smart devices and applications… Read more »

Quizlet helps learn vocabulary but teachers should intervene more than ever before.

For English learners, vocabulary greatly influences listening, speaking, reading, writing as well as communicative competence. With the popularity of computers and the Internet, a lot of English learning software emerge at the right moment. Compared with traditional vocabulary learning, using Quizlet, a kind of online digital flashcards for vocabulary learning, to… Read more »

Learning Strategies advance with the Technology—Education 3.0

I was far too immersed in integrating Web 2.0 technology with my teaching practice, and ignored that thelearning concept is subtly evolving with the technology advancing.   Last week, Alec threw an Education 3.0 blog prompt at us. Frankly, start with the rough reading about web 3.0 and Education 3.0, I… Read more »

Where special learning happens -Blend your classroom using Flipgrid

In addition to those Google extensions which Alec showed us through the class sessions, I think, considering my context as an ESL teacher, “flipgrid” really has the wow factor. If you’ve ever used Google Classroom, it’s a similar concept except in flipgrid, you utilize videos to facilitate the interaction between the students… Read more »

Become less distracted… Stay focused on those priorities!!

Paying closer attention to the ultimate goal and make the train of thoughts be organized, then no matter how many tabs you open, you would not be distracted but staying focused on effectively achieving a goal. When I was working on the group presentation last week, over 50 chrome tabs were opened,… Read more »