7 Tips for SmartClass+

The BeTT show, London, 2015 opened its gates on Wednesday, Jan 21st.  At our exhibition stand, the Robotel team discussed with an audience the potential of digital language education and prepared several interesting presentations. For those who could not attend the live sessions at our booth, I invite you to watch this video interview that reflects one of sessions we delivered at […]

16 Tips for Using Internet in Language Classes

This is the list of free tools (available on-line), that  I am using in language classes. These tools can make any digital device in your language class a powerful language tool. Enjoy and don’t forget to share your own ideas in our comments section. 16 tips of using the Internet in language classes: 1 – radios, podcasts, […]

Top 8 YouTube channels for teaching English

In this episode we are sharing with you our top 8 YouTube channels for teaching English as a second language. Don´t be sad if you are not an English teacher: We are about to publish our favourite YouTube channels for Spanish and other language classes in the next YouTube Class Tips episodes. Let´s make the long […]

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 […]

How to Get Students to Speak: More Videos

Oxford University Press is sharing some great videos from its own “Teach 21st century skills with confidence” project. All videos describe the key elements of the skill being learned: collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication. What matters to us, is that these videos are not just theoretical, but also practical. Language teachers can learn some concrete tips and strategies to enhance the […]

[TIP]: Picture exercises with SC+

One strong feature of SmartClass+ is its support for creating different individual exercises from a broad range of media: audio, video, PDF, text, pictures, etc.  When we have a digital language platform and easy to use exercise templates, sometimes the hardest job for teachers is to come up with an idea for the perfect exercise. Today we want to share […]

TIP: Using QR with Tablets in Education

Create your own Quick Response codes and use a QR code reader in your language classroom. Your students can scan the QR code using a QR code reader app and can quickly connect to digital content such as YouTube language videos, text instructions, or language learning websites, using their tablets. QR codes can be used to help organize the iPad/Android learning […]

SC+ song exercises

SmartClass+, a digital language learning platform, offers language teachers several interesting exercise templates. Each exercise includes a media file (audio, video, text, picture), teacher’s instructions and a tool for students to interact with the presented topic. I want to introduce some of the exercise templates that support using songs in the language classroom. In the videos you can […]