Mobile Learning Best Practices

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EnglishCentral will release its free mobile apps for Android and iOS next month. You can sign up for advanced notification here.   Thank you to those who have already signed up. Mobile learning definitely adds a lot and the convenient access will mean more engagement by students and more learning! Teachers need to think of […]

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 […]

Learning and Teaching Online: 3 Myths Busted

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Language learning technology is a growing and often standard part of most school curriculum. Students and teachers alike are taking advantage of online tools, websites, apps to support their language learning and teaching goals. A recent NCES survey stated that over 51% of all teachers in the US now use some form of curriculum based software. […]

Using Video. Upcoming Webinars

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Using video in the classroom isn’t simply a case of  pushing the play button and then sitting back, feet up.  There are a number of things teachers must consider every time in order to effectively use class time. This week and next, our Director of Education, David Deubelbeiss will give 2 webinars highlighting best practices […]

Let us do all the work!

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A teacher’s job is not an easy one. There is so much too do. Lesson plans, resource gathering, meetings, paper work, professional development, organizing, classroom chores, extra curricular things – not to mention the lessons themselves. We’ve found out that many teachers want to try EnglishCentral but just don’t have the time to really dig […]

Learning Vocabulary

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EnglishCentral is a leader in helping students learn the words they need to successfully communicate.   Students can both study words in the context of the video and learn vocabulary immersively (an extensive approach)  or study words in depth through wordlists/quizzes (intensive approach). Here is a quick video screencast showing all the ways to build […]

EnglishCentral & Moodle

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EnglishCentral is always innovating and keeping up with the times. In that vein, we will soon be launching our own moodle.  We’ll be doing this as part of our attendance at the Moodle Moot Japan, March 2nd and 3rd, 2013. It will be a great weekend of showcasing our new Moodle and how schools and […]

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