Topic: Technology (98 articles)

Guest Posts

IT Skills Each Online English Teacher Should Have a Firm Grasp On

Technology has slowly crept its way into almost every classroom, compelling teachers to gain IT skills and enhance their way of teaching, effectively engaging and empowering their students. More and more educational technology tools are being developed, helping teachers provide…

July 27, 2018, by

German

Behind The Pages: The Making Of A Talking Book (Café in Berlin EPUB3)

As an author of stories for language learners it’s always important to me to create materials that are both fun and useful on a day-today basis. So perhaps it will not come as much of a surprise that many of these works are…

December 27, 2017, by

Guest Posts

Build A Solid Foundation Before You Dive Into Online Teaching

Many people dream of switching their work online. While the benefits are definitely worth it (flexibility, no nagging boss or endless and pointless meetings, unlimited earning potential – among many things), a lot of people doubt whether or not they’ll…

March 21, 2016, by

Guest Posts

Why Failing is Good for Online Teachers

Nobody likes failing. Whenever I think of some epic stories of failure I am reminded of the Wright Brothers attempting to launch the “Wright Flyer” for the first time in December of 1903. In my imagination I see a crowd…

October 15, 2015, by

Guest Posts

Creativity And New Technologies In The Foreign Language Classroom: A Practical Case

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel” – Socrates In his book Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative Sir Ken Robinson defines creativity as “the process of developing original ideas that have…

August 4, 2015, by

Guest Posts

Working from Home IS All Beer and Skittles!

Evolution is in all fields, including translation Being a teacher, translator or creative writer in a language that you enjoy using on a daily basis has a wide range of advantages of all kinds. Some of them are related to…

February 21, 2015, by

Hacks & Tutorials

Best Ebook Reader Apps With Word Translation For iPad and iPhone (iOS)

Ebooks and ereading technology is everywhere these days. According to this survey, a whopping 86% “of the top 2,500 genre fiction bestsellers” sold on Amazon in 2013 were ebooks. In other words, ebooks are doing great, whether on iPad and Phone ebook apps or dedicated…

April 28, 2014, by

Hacks & Tutorials

How To Quickly Change Dictionaries on The New Kindle Paperwhite

UPDATE: Aparrently, the latest Paperwhite firmware (after 5.3.9) doesn’t offer this function anymore. UPDATE: I have a Kindle Paperwhite 2 here, running firware 5.6.1.0.2 and it seems the feature is back! Find out how you can use the new Kindle Paperwhite to…

September 27, 2013, by

Lifestyle

The Emptiness Of Branded Experience

We’re living in a hyper-branded world. Our food, our clothes, our electronics, our software: everything is branded. Americans mention brands more than 3 billion times a day. Whether we are aware of it or not, brands are affecting our experience…

July 19, 2013, by

Lifestyle

Associative Doing: a Theoretical Model for Work in a Hyper-linked World

For many people, the Internet has become an irreplacable part of both work and entertainment. Whether we’re sending an email to our boss, marathon watching series on Netflix, doing research, shopping on Amazon, managing our online bank accounts, or just…

July 10, 2013, by

Lifestyle

After The Hype: The Web Is Growing Up

Yesterday I read a post by Kirsten Winkler in which she noted that “there is no innovation, just some iteration and lots of hype” in the (education) technology world at the moment. Is this just a temporary phase before the…

June 27, 2013, by

Indie Publishing

The Digital Revolution Kills Jobs Faster Than It Creates New Ones

There are two kinds of people: those who complain about disruption and those who celebrate it. The former are the dying indie bookstores, music labels, film industry, little publishing houses unhappy with Amazon’s ToS — the latter are the start-up generation,…

May 14, 2013, by