John Allan

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ESL LINC Digital News, September edition, released

The September edition of the ESL LINC Digital Newsletter is ready for your summer reading.  Sections include Project News, Web News, Blogs, Jobs, Professional Development and the e-Resource Corner.

Book a “Free” Training Session

Take advantage of the free training available to LINC teachers in Ontario. Contact admin@learnIT2teach.ca to book a training session. Our system offers free courseware to use with your students in a blended learning environment. The courses and the materials complement the LINC 2 – 4 Classroom Activities books and the LINC 5 – 7 Classroom Activities …

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Teacher Help Pages available to support your course development

Remember that our Teacher Help Pages are available at all times to help you enhance your courses.  This page includes issues such as: Copyright Image optimization NanoGong Course release Tutela assistance Glossaries Hot Potatoes Unsubscribe forums Questionnaire WebQuest  

Hacking Hot Potatoes the Cookbook

Stage 4 participants and graduates interested in going beyond the basics of the Hot Potatoes authoring suite will find this new publication Hacking Hot Potatoes: The Cookbook helpful. The PDF or ePUB version costs around $10 + tax.

Did you know that there are 6 Types of Blended Learning?

Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity…. The following infographic takes a …

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Survey reveals that CALL and IT skills play growing role in administrator hiring decisions

A March 2013 survey of Ontario LINC service providers on the role technology plays in their hiring practices indicates IT skills have a large and growing role in determining if a teacher gets hired. Administrators were asked on a scale of 1 – 10, what role does a teacher’s technology skills play in a decision …

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ESL LINC Digital News, August edition, released

The August edition of the ESL LINC Digital Newsletter is ready for your summer reading.  Sections include Project News, Web News, Blogs, Jobs, Professional Development and the e-Resource Corner.

Why use the calendar feature on your course?

With a course Calendar teachers can…  post special dates (birthdays, holidays,…)  post times for exams  post personal reminders  delineate time spans for events  post special instructions to groups  link events to the “Upcoming Events” block  

Free face-to-face Stage One workshops for LINC instructors

Take advantage of the free training available to LINC and ESL teachers in Ontario. Contact admin@learnIT2teach.ca to book a Stage 1 training session. Free courseware to use with your students in a blended learning environment. The courses and the materials complement the LINC 2 – 4 Classroom Activities books and the LINC 5 – 7 Classroom …

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LearnIT2teach Podcasts

We have seventeen and counting original podcasts at our PodOmatic site.   These podcasts are focused on improving blended learning in language learning situations.   Some of the experts interviewed are:  Vance Stevens, Ken Beatty, Pascal St. Jean, Phil Hubbard, Greg Kessler, John Sivell, Deborah Healey, Carolyn Cohen, and Sharon Rajabi.