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Inanimate Alice

Popular among gamers and book-lovers of all ages, Inanimate Alice is a powerful and compelling work of interactive fiction.  Set in the near-future, and taking place over ten episodes, it tells the story of a young girl who aspires to become a games designer, following her and her digital friend Brad as they travel from … Continue reading

English for Emails

If you’re looking for resources to help develop your adult students’ email writing skills, check out these great websites: TeachingEnglish TeachingEnglish LearnEnglish Professionals BBC Do you have any other good resources or interesting ideas for teaching email writing?

ELTbase – teaching resource for EFL/ESL teachers

If you’re really busy and seem to be running out of resources for your learners, check out ELTbase – a great teaching resource packed full of quizzes and worksheets, categorised by language point and linked to leading ELT textbooks:   The so-called “book cross-references” are what I like most about this resource. ESLbase is another … Continue reading

Padlet for creativity and collaboration

Formerly known as Wallwisher but recently relaunched in a new iPad-friendly format, Padlet is a great tool for developing creativity and collaboration in your Primary, Secondary or Adult ELT classroom. Using the web browser – and from next month, an iPad app – students can visit a shared wall and add ideas for the whole … Continue reading

Cyberbullying: Hazard or Hype?

Find out more about cyberbullying and inform your students using this infographic, courtesy of educational consultant Nik Peachey.  Do you agree that gender differences are significant?  Do you think these statistics would be the same where you live? Is cyberbullying simply plain old bullying using digital means, or can it have a much deeper negative … Continue reading

Cyberbullying – Let’s Fight It Together

Safer Children in a Digital World reported on the nature and effects of cyberbulling.  This powerful video produced by Childnet and the now-defunct Department for Children, Schools and Families shows: some of the differences between cyberbullying and conventional bullying the effects of cyberbullying on the person being bullied how technology is used – abused – in … Continue reading

Safer Children in a Digital World

Published in 2008 but still relevant today, Safer Children in a Digital World is an in-depth report exploring how the internet and video games can affect young people. It looks at: the things that children can see or experience on the internet and in video games that may affect them – including extreme violence in games … Continue reading

Combating cyberbullying

One way to combat cyberbullying is to preempt it by addressing it in the classroom. In this excellent video by Teachers’ TV, there are some very good practical examples of how raising awareness of cyberbullying can be integrated into the curriculum: trying cyberbullies in a mock classroom court getting students to write and then act out … Continue reading