Digital Tools for Teachers is an ebook by Nik Peachey. Aimed at English language teachers, it includes over 70 tools – divided into reading tools, writing tools, presentation tools, etc.
The book is in PDF format, I couldn’t get the internal links (to the various chapters) to work, but the links to the tools were fine.
This book is aimed at English language teachers. Tip number 1 is “Start with a smile” and number 100 is “Do your own thing.” Here are some of the others:
- Don’t give homework at the end
- Use the coursebook – selectively
- Do correct mistakes
- Use mother tongue to explain
- Avoid grammatical terms
- Limit tasks by time, not amount
- Don’t worry about the topic
- Don’t always pre-teach vocabulary
- Don’t make students read aloud
- Talk a lot
- Teach a lot of vocabulary
- Teach spelling rules
The Resource Centre has a copy, which you can borrow.
Credo Reference is a collection of online reference books. It can be browsed and searched like an encyclopedia.
For example, if you search for global warming, you are shown the topic page on climate change (“the now commonly used term, having replaced “global warming”), extracts from many books, a list of related topics (Climate change, Greenhouse gas, Kyoto Protocol, etc.), images, and a mind map.
It might be a good place to start research for your long essay or project.
The textbook Academic Writing : A Handbook for International Students by Stephen Bailey is now in its 5th edition. Some of our students will have copies of the printed book.
The ebook is available through UEA Library.
ProQuest bought MyiLibrary three years ago, but only recently have the ebook links changed.
All the MyiLibrary links on this website have been updated and now point to ebooks on ProQuest Ebook Central.