Publishing 3.0

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When I was first teaching in the late 80s and early 90s, I dreamed of  getting and using excellent authentic content in my classes.  Textbooks at the time (and now also)  were out of date by the time they hit the classroom. VHS tapes of videos dated even quicker.  The only real content that was constantly […]

Get The Free EnglishCentral App!

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Get the free EnglishCentral app, now available for download. Android and iOS.

Ed Tech Predictions for 2015

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It’s never easy to predict the future but we thought we’d take a shot at it. Also share some other recent articles predicting what will happen in the realm of educational technology in 2015.  So here it goes…. 1.  mLearning will finally be fully embraced by schools/teachers.  TechCrunch thinks the same. Think “snackable” learning.  Just […]

Teachers: Take A Joyride

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We realize that sometimes it might be overwhelming, all the new stuff teachers can do on EnglishCentral. So don’t worry, we’ve created a nice tour, a joyride that will walk you through all the functionality of our LMS (Learning Management System). [ Download the presentation] Follow the steps and learn from A to Z, all […]

Educational Technology: Then & Now

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EnglishCentral is a leader in the use of educational technology and in particular video for language learning. It’s exciting, so new.  But it is useful for us when developing new technology, to remind ourselves how far we’ve come, so we may better orient towards where we are heading. Technology has been used in education since […]

Mobile Learning Best Practices

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EnglishCentral  has released its Android and iOS apps to big applause! Find, download and install them HERE. Mobile learning definitely adds a lot and the convenient access will mean more engagement by students and more learning! Teachers need to think of a number of important things when adding mobile learning to the school’s curriculum. This article […]

Google Classroom + EnglishCentral

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As one of the original Google Ventures – GV, EnglishCentral has always highly valued the role Google plays in education. Tools such as google docs, google sites and google hangouts have been invaluable to teachers around the globe. Google Apps for education and especially the low cost, versatile Chromebook have revolutionized how students learn in […]

Webinar: Evaluating language learning technology

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The Webinar is now over.  View the recording here.  Download the resources and checklist below.  Thanks to all who attended! …………………………………………………………………………………………… How do you know if an online platform, website, app or tool works? Really works? It isn’t always easy  but this is a question all teachers, curriculum developers, administrators must ask themselves. Will your […]

50 Ways To Use EnglishCentral

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EnglishCentral offers teachers and students so many opportunities to teach and learn.  We aren’t your standard ed tech “one trick pony” but built by teachers for teachers. Here are 50 ways to use EnglishCentral.  Dive in and try a few when the spirit moves you. They’ll still be here for more browsing and learning when […]

Why Use EnglishCentral: Our Pedagogical Foundation

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We get a lot of inquires about our “pedagogy” – basically a question asking, “Tell me more about why EnglishCentral works.”  A valid and important question to be answered for all those thinking about adopting EnglishCentral. Here is an infographic outlining our basic pedagogical principles.  We also highly recommend taking a look at our Academic […]

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