Topic: Technology (27 articles)

Hacks & Tutorials

How To Start An Online Book Club

If there ever was a perfect time to start an online book club, this is it. Everyone is looking for inspiration, distraction, anything to feel like life as we know it continues. We finally have the time to tackle books…

March 27, 2020, by

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)

As an author of German language learning stories I always recommend to turn on instant translation features on tablets or ebook readers so that students can learn new words without leaving the text. Simply tap/click a word and read on! What…

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

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

Code or Die: The Future Of Work?

In a new video designed to spread awareness about the importance of teaching people how to code, big promises are being made. Backed up by talking heads such as Zuckerberg, Gates and many more, the basic premise is that coding…

February 27, 2013, by

Books

How The Cloud Killed The Library

It was not long ago that every home had a shrine of collected media: CDs, DVDs, books neatly organized for quick reference and dusted off daily for the prying eyes of neighbors and potential mating partners. In reverse these shelves…

February 13, 2013, by