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Make:
IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG Marketing English in Ireland
ELT Ireland Conference
John Whipple for the 2014
Online Space Maker
Maker:
Manufacture + Hardware
-DIY
Inexpensive tools
Build it, don't buy it
-Democracy
-Deliberate
MakerSpaces:

HackerSpace?
Kitchen Tables
Teachers' Rooms
Classrooms
Events like this
Space Makers:
Wide Variety:
Tinkerers
Experts
Full time
Occasionalists

(Familiar?)
Space:
the final frontier
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maker_movement
English Language Teachers as Makers

Novices
Teachers
Researchers
School Owners/Entrepreneurs
Organizations
Best Practice and Personal Practice are both
worth reflection.

Observation - Hypothesis - Experiment

(Michael Lewis)
Ideas are hypotheses.
Hypotheses come from Observation, so...
Observations are only interesting if we see something
new:

Someone's Experiment.





ACCESS:

we have the Internet, our superphones, our class

SKILLS:
we have enough and for today we have each other

IDEAS:
every complaint, every wow, every thing can be an idea
What takes
*MAKING
+ a little bit of space

Learning through building
Constructionism
-Seymour Papert
The guy who learns the most in a lecture is the guy giving the lecture* -Stephen Downes
ELT
MAKERS
1. Get together in groups of 3
2. Show off your site or favourite site
3. Set up a plan for making a new space
focus or purpose
users
tools you would need
skills you would use
two other makers who (might) help
If you have a ELT space online you are
an Online Space MAKER. They are relatively rare.


Bravo. Keep the workshop door open:
Join IATEFL's LT SIG, ELT Ireland or
the rest of the online ELT Makers.
MAKE SPACE Workshop
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.
-Leonard Cohen
http://ltsig.org.uk/
http://www.elt-ireland.com/
http://eltmakespace.blogspot.ie/
EXAMPLES
LABELS
ClearCommunication
Teacher's Class Blog
Phonetics (from U. Iowa)
CESUppers
A resource blog
Rachel's English
ELT Enterprise site
Ben Franklin
Imitation
A Reflection Blog
Do-It-All
TEFL Reflections
HughDellar
EngVid
ELT freemium
Multi-disciplinary resource
Wikibooks
Global project
FilmEnglish
Excellent ELT
http://www.engvid.com/
http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/english/english.html
http://clearcommunication.blogspot.ie/
http://cesuppers.blogspot.ie/2011/12/water-week.html
http://www.rachelsenglish.com/videos/ben-franklin-exercise-chip-conley
http://www.rachelsenglish.com/videos/imitation-exercise-dont-keep-secret
https://teflreflections.wordpress.com/tefl-equity-advocates-blog/
https://hughdellar.wordpress.com/
http://film-english.com/
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/English_Grammar
http://it.wikibooks.org/wiki/Inglese
Space:
the final frontier
My little
ELT space.
com
*not an exact quote
ELT
MAKERS
not a matching exercise
ELT
MAKERS
ELT
MAKERS
ELT
MAKERS
Make:
IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG Marketing English in Ireland
ELT Ireland Conference
John Whipple for the 2014
Online Space Maker
http://www.tog.ie/
The Lexical Approach: The State of ELT and a Way Forward
Wifi: wifiguest
Password: NjAX24wA
Presentation: @whippler
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