Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Making the most out of technology

In May, 2012 I was lucky enough to be able to attend and do a workshop at the IATEFL Teacher Develpoment and Learning Technologies SIG conference. This was my first time in Istanbul and first time in Turkey and I had a phenomenal time. I've been to lots of inspiring talks and workshops, which gave me things to think about for another 6 months, I guess.
The additional personal adventures made this trip even more memorable. But these happenings would deserve a separate post, so I'm not going to go into details of it for now. Just as a prediction activity, I'll give you some key words to try and guess what might have happened: fire, no car, passport, mobile, taxi-driver, bird poop, pouring rain.

The aim of this post, however, is different. Lots of people approached me after my workshop asking me for its details, so I thought it would be easier  to share the slides and the handout  in downloadable format, and a screencast talk-through of the workshop slides, so that any of you could re-do it for the teachers/trainers in your own contexts. Feel free to tweak it as you feel it would suit your style and audience best. Another thing to remember is that doing the tasks on the slides as they are at the moment in detail would require a 90 minute workshop. If you have less time, you might want to shorten it by cutting out some of the tasks, but keeping the variety of focuses and aims. 

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