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Archive for December, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Illya on 21 December 2007

My attention was brought to this wonderful musical video.

Wishing all readers of this blog a wonderful holiday time!

Your learning technologies SIG coordinator

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Christmas reading on Teacher’s TV

Posted by Illya on 14 December 2007

Reading Aloud with Michael Rosen – Christmas Special

This is a fun video for before Christmas.

Here is the synopsis taken from Teachers TV:
Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen unwraps a selection of literary treats, including a rare and exclusive interview with Raymond Briggs, creator of The Snowman.

Rosen also reports on the enduing appeal of the pantomime, with a behind the scenes look at a production of The Pied Piper of Hamlyn and tips on how to stage your very own school panto.

Meanwhile, the Charles Dickens Christmas legacy is explored with a visit to a elegant town house in Bloomsbury, London, where Dickens and his family once lived.

Also in this programme:

* critic Julia Eccleshare shares her top children’s books for Christmas
* an alternative Christmas message, prepared by students at a school in Birmingham, provides a great opportunity to encourage speaking, listening and writing skills
* Michael continues his Poetry in Motion crusade to make poetry fun in the classroom

Published: 11 December 2007
You might also be interested in the book project on teachers tv, which can be found here:


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Free online courses in January

Posted by Illya on 5 December 2007

After a long and busy November, I’m back to keep up the blog again. Sorry for the silence!

But now I have a great offer for you. It’s time to reserve the 14th January and the following 6 weeks in your diary because EVO is taking place.

What’s Evo? Electronic Village Online   is under the tesol wing and offors free 6-week courses to anyone interested. There is a large range with something I’m sure you’ll find useful.

Last year I joined 2 groups and profited immensely from both of them, so much in fact, that I’m back again this year as a moderator!

You will find the moderators there extremely supportive  and the level of learning high. It is well worthd your time!

But  don’t just believe me, have a look for yourself!

Here is the invitation:

Dear all,

The CALL Interest Section of the international TESOL
professional association is pleased to offer the
opportunity to participate in the Electronic Village
Online (EVO) 2008 season. This is a professional
development project and virtual extension of the TESOL
2008 Convention in New York. The intended audience
for this project includes both TESOL 2008 participants
and those who can participate only virtually.

You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate in
a free , six-week , wholly online session of the EVO,
Jan 14 – Feb 24, 2008. Please visit our Announcement
Page to select one or two among the various offerings.

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