Training, Lesson Plans and Tips

Learn how technology can improve teaching and learning, with step-by-step training, practical tips and lesson plans to try out in class.

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    The good search quiz – Secondary and adult

    Get secondary and adult learners thinking about how they search with this ready-to-use lesson plan.

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    The good search quiz – Primary

    Get your primary learners thinking about how they search with this ready-to-use lesson plan.

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    Information search

    Improve your search skills and help your learners evaluate search results.

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    Effective searching

    Try out new tools to make your online searching more effective.

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    Digital presentation tools

    Try these practical tips to inspire and motivate learners to speak and write.

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    Descriptive writing with Storybird

    Get learners inspired to practise descriptive writing and use their imagination and creativity.

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    Managing digital distraction

    Help your learners understand and manage digital distractions.

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    Creating a positive digital footprint

    Raise awareness of digital footprints and how to manage them.

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    Using screen capture to give feedback

    Give detailed visual and spoken feedback on project work, writing and learner-created content in apps and games.

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    Recording spoken feedback on student writing

    Train your learners to respond to more detailed spoken feedback.

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    Independent reading and writing practice

    Use storytelling tools, infographics, news websites and noticeboards to transform reading and writing homework.

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    Set a creative writing homework project

    Use beautiful images to inspire story writing and help learners explore their creative side with a longer-term homework project.

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    Independent listening and speaking practice

    How to use online resources to get learners practising their listening and speaking skills for homework.

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    Independent listening practice

    Get learners practising their listening skills at home with a simple handout and online resources.

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    Reflective practice

    Try these practical tips for incorporating reflective practice into your teaching

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    Instant messaging (IM) activities

    Try these practical tips for using instant messaging with your learners.

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    Vocabulary – Revise, recycle, remember

    Find and use ready-made, interactive vocabulary sets and design your own to improve vocabulary learning.

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    A boy sits on a sofa using a tablet to match pictures of food and their names

    Vocabulary – Revise, recycle, remember

    Try out ready-made, interactive vocabulary sets or get your learners making their own with these ready-to-use lesson plans.

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    Designing Learning

    Plan for success! Evaluate, choose and integrate digital tools and resources to support course aims and learning objectives.

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    Giving feedback on writing

    Using simple word-processing tools to give effective feedback on writing.

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    Giving feedback on writing

    Try out Google Docs for giving feedback on writing with this ready-to-use lesson plan.

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    Delivering Learning

    Build your confidence and create a positive environment for learning with technology.

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    The Digital World

    Navigate the digital world safely, successfully and productively.

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    The Digital Classroom

    Use technology to enhance learning and to develop your own language skills.

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    The Digital Teacher

    Use technology to find professional development resources and to help you reflect on your teaching.

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    Evaluating Learning

    Assess learner progress and achievement, and respond to individual needs. Capture feedback from learners and peers.

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    Virtual Reality

    Try it out in your classroom.

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    Artificial Intelligence

    Try it out in your classroom.

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    Teacher Training with Virtual Reality

    Try it out in your classroom.

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    Automated speech recognition

    Try it out in your classroom.

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    EdTech for improving writing skills

    Try it out in your classroom.

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    EdTech for collaboration, creativity and play

    Try it out in your classroom.