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Nik Peachey Educational Technology resources.

Nik's Learning Technology Blog

Infographics are a great source of information and make reading information from the computer screen much easier, but just showing students an infographic and telling them to study it isn't the most effective way to exploit the medium.

Digital Video by Nik Peachey

Digital Video is a multimedia manual for teachers to help them build activities, courses and engaging materials for their students. From exploiting mobile apps on handheld devices to building videos into blended and task based learning, Digital Video covers it all.
With detailed technical support through a range of embedded videos, illustrated step-by-step guides and more than forty lesson examples, teachers can use this manual to build their confidence and find some of the best free video applications and resources online. Whether you are a novice teacher or an experienced trainer looking to develop your tech skills, this manual can help you with plain English explanations and practical online and face to face classroom suggestions. 

The book has 10 chapters beyond the introduction. These chapters focus on a range practical , theoretical and technical issues which should help the reader to fully utilise digital video in a range of contexts from the classroom, blended learning and all the way through to fully online delivery. 

The book contains: 

-: 315 full colour illustrations 

-: 26 embedded video tutorials 

-: 42 detailed activities with materials and links 

-: 17 Cool tools with step by step illustrated guides, video tutorials, suggested activities and getting started suggestions 

-: 70 pages of reviewed links to tools and resources 

-: Detailed tips and advice on pedagogically related aspects from choosing a clip and task design to paradigms for building video into your syllabus through a range of up to date approaches. 

-: An interactive glossary 

Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

This is a manual for EFL and ESL teachers describing how to use a number of web based tools and learning technologies to assist in language development. It includes instructions on how to use the tools as well as teaching suggestions and examples.

Creativity in the English language classroom

Edited by Alan Maley and Nik PeacheyThe focus of this book is on practical activities which can help to nurture, develop and motivate our students.

Nik's QuickShout

You may not have heard about it yet, but the British Council has created the Aptis test, an online language test which helps students and teachers to measure the level of their English. The test measures their ability across all four skills as well as vocabulary and grammar and can diagnose precisely where they need to improve.

EnglishUp Corporate Site

EnglishUp is an online English language school, which targets adults who lead busy lives but are motivated to speak English fluently to achieve their personal or professional goals. The course blends live online classes with engaging self- learning material.

The Digital Classroom - TES

I have been involved in education since 1990 and have worked all over the world as a language teacher, teacher trainer, technology trainer and educational technology consultant. In May 2012 I won a British Council ELTon for Excellence in Course Innovation for the Blended Learning in ELT course I designed for Bell Educational Services .