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July 26, 2008

Surveys - Have you ever used an electronic whiteboard?

Hi Readers,

One of the newer pieces of technology coming in to the ESL classroom is the electronic whiteboard. At many schools, this is becoming as common as the cassette recorders. Of course, there are plenty of other schools ...

... who are still hoping to get one of those archaic machines!

This month's poll is:
Have you ever used an electronic whiteboard in your class?
Yes and I like it.
Yes, but I don't really like it.
No, I don't even know what an electronic white board is.
No, but I have heard of electronic whiteboards.
Other (please comment)

To answer this month's poll, go to: http://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewtopic.php?p=7479#7479

If you haven't used a whiteboard yet, check out this link to see some examples of how they are used in an ESL class: http://www.embassyces.com/english/courses/videos.aspx

The video clips are © Pearson Education. They are excerpts from a DVD which is a free insert in The Practice of English Language Teaching by Jeremy Harmer, a textbook for those learning to be English teachers.

Have you ever used an electronic whiteboard in your class? Feel free to comment about your experience here. You may also want to include information about what textbooks you've used with it, how your class responded to it, and how this affects the logistics and dynamics of your class.

Looking forward to hearing from you!!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

*Looking for other interesting surveys (and their resultes) about the ESL industry? Click HERE!

About the author of this entry:

Carol, a native English-speaker hailing from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a Head teacher, an Education Manager, and a Material Development Manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing, authors ESL textbooks for publishing houses in China, and works for a publishing house in England. Carol holds a BA in Communications from the College of St. Benedict/ St. John's University, and a CELTA, and has just finished her MA TESOL course at Oxford Brookes University. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at July 26, 2008 02:31 AM

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