August, 2008

Make Your EFL ESL Yearbook

Nik Peachey

As ever I'm a fool for technology which can make images entertaining and personalise them, so when I saw this I couldn't resist it. Nik Peachey or Austin Powers?

Blogging and Writing: is there a difference?

Connecting 2 the World

Image via Wikipedia. The social networking merry-go-round continues turning. It’s not all fun and games and party and let’s all wear hats on Seesmic today type stuff … though that’s fun too.

Heroes and idiots

Learning with 'e's

It's been a traumatic week. But strangely interesting too. An enforced stay in hospital for 6 nights has made me sit back and observe instead of participating for a while. The nurses and doctors were absolute heroes of course. Nothing was too much trouble and I was well cared for.

Interaction, Conversation, and Reflection

Connecting 2 the World

Image via Wikipedia. Yes it’s been ages; my regular posting pattern has disappeared, and visits have dropped away. Those readers loyal enough to stay with me would have read between the lines of my last post some 3 weeks ago.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Manga images for EFL ESL

Nik Peachey

Many of our younger and even older students are exposed to and enjoy 'Manga' type cartoon art work. Face Your Manga' is a site which enables you and your students to easily create manga type image avatars, so I'd like to explore a few ways we could use this site for EFL ESL development.

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Text to Speech for EFL ESL Materials

Nik Peachey

Text to Speech (TTS) technology has come a long way in recent years and this is nowhere more evident than on the Read The Words website. I've just been having a look at the site and trying to decide whether it has real potential for helping EFL ESL students with their listening, reading and pronunciation. As an experiment I decided to select quite a challenging text and see what the site could do.

Back to Base

Connecting 2 the World

I wrote this in my last blogpost a month ago: I’ve been using Friend Feed for a week now and find it immensely useful to track my own friends’ postings from diverse services. Once travel proper commences this weekend, posts via any of my services wll find their way here. Kind of cheating I know … but it’s the (so-far) easiest way I’ve found to keep faith with entries here whilst away. Spinning a Learning Web , Jul 2008.