Tech Tools & Pedagogy Series

Xtranormal has become Nawmal


<![CDATA[ Bringing the glad tidings that my favourite animation tool seems to be coming back! Xtranormal was a hugely popular video making tool with hundreds of teachers making videos for free, choosing characters, scenes, camera angles and really achieving a very professional looking outcome. Until they went bust. Despite its popularity, […]

Is it Free?


<![CDATA[I very often talk to teachers about online apps and great new tools and the standard question always is: "Is it free?'" And of course it's natural for teachers – who are amongst the world's worst paid people for the amount and quality of the work they have to do […]

Why do I blog?


<![CDATA[I recently used the same idea which I wrote about when this blog turned one year old, but here I am reposting it, as I simplified it to make it more accessible to teachers and learners new to blogging.  A variation of this post for learners of English was also […]

Dear Plagiarist


<![CDATA[Sue Lyon Jones, alias @esolcourses, who maintains a free website for learning English called ESOL Courses, Free Lessons Online,  put up the following status update on Facebook which touches upon this important subject. Read the update and Lindsay Clanfield’s (@lclanfield) story which follows. Lindsay’s story is sweet vindication of what […]