HOW TO: get students on my roll sheet for the class?

Question: I have been working with my students in the lab, I have several that were not here when I built my classes. How do I get them on my roll sheet for the class. They were unable to log in and participate. STEP 1. Open MAD (Media Teacher) STEP 2. Login as a teacher […]

SmartClass+ FAQs

We thought it might be time for an FAQ page on our website.  As a lot of our followers are either actual users of SC+ or future users of SC+, we thought we might make your life a little easier by publishing a few frequently asked questions as well as a few basics facts / […]

[PHOTO]: Czech Conference – Language Learning and Digital Tools

Last week seventy language teachers experienced a number of innovative digital teaching tools in the workshops at the conference for language teachers in Brno, Czech Republic. Innovative ways of language teaching need to be discussed, experienced, and evaluated before they are implemented in classrooms. Teachers are ready and willing to experience new digital tools and teaching environments that represent […]

How to choose a tablet for language class?

Well, we’ve all gone to an electronics store with the intention of buying some sort of electronic device (TV, stereo, camera, computer, phone, …). But when it comes to actually choosing one device over its neighbour, which should you go for? All look nice and are similarly priced, but which one is more powerful or more efficient? We […]

How to download a YouTube video for my lesson

Have you ever needed to save a YouTube video to your computer in order to use it in your language class? If I ask this question of myself, the answers is a million times YES. Sometimes I am “off-line” in class and a specific YouTube language  video is exactly what I need for a lesson. Sometimes I […]

[VIDEOS] Bett 2014, EdTech London event, & language education

For the last week, we’ve been working from the London Bett Show… Here is a recap of the week. What better way to summarize a week than with pictures and videos? This is a quick recap of our partners’ meeting in London… Three interviews at Bett show about current main trends in language education: Kwai […]

[VIDEO] How to Get Students to Speak: Dialogues and Emotions

Many text books for language courses include short dialogues that students can act out.  Sometimes students prefer to read the dialogue from the book while acting, but this tends to make the activity less animated and more boring.   While it may be difficult, it is important to encourage students to speak their parts (without reading) while acting out the dialog in […]

COERLL – Online resources for 18 languages

Whatever language you teach or are trying to learn, this should help you a great deal… The Center for Open Education Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) is one of fifteen Foreign Language Resource Centers in the United States (http://www.nflrc.org), more precisely, in Austin, Texas. It is mainly funded by the US Department of Education as […]