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Discussion: Investing in interactive whiteboards or not, anno 2017?

on Wed, 05/17/2017 - 15:04

The request for advice on investing in IWBs below on the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) list " 


Hi - a number of teachers in my school are keen to spend our IT grant on IWBs.  Can you please let me know your feedback pro and con for this. I personally feel it's the wrong way to go but I would like to hear others opinions please"
triggered 20 messages from 23 participants where the keywords in the reactions pro were:
annotation (also useful as PDF record of lesson activities), great with young learners, useful for science subjects, ok for teachers comfortable with IWB, ok with

Kick-off meetings of new EU projects TELLConsult was invited to join

on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 20:34

Two of the five EU ErasmusPlus KA2 project proposals TELLConsult was invited to join were actually allocated a grant in 2016: TABLIO and REDESIGN 

The TABLIO (Tablets for classroom differentiation and inclusion (website under development)) project unites 7 partners from 6 European countries: Belgium, Slovenia, Turkey, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Italy. All partners subscribe the local, national and European need for inclusive education with tablets. The project started in December 2016 and will run until May 2019.


​Its main objective is the development and validation of innovative

TELLConsult winter 2017 activities

on Sat, 01/14/2017 - 23:55

TELLConsult’s key activities these past months were mostly related to the current EU grant ErasmusPlus  programmes KA1 and KA2 and included:

  • Contributing to the dissemination and exploitation of the EU project 'Interactive Teaching in Languages with Technologies' iTILT (2014 -2017) on the use of mobile and interactive classroom technologies.


  • In addition to promoting the project on various social media we ran a workshop on the use of student  response systems and formative assessment at the project’s second multiplier event at Antwerp university. For more information about this seminar see

TELLConsult attended the M-Lang workshop on student response systems

on Tue, 12/13/2016 - 21:31
We attended a most interesting 5-day workshop 'Interactive Exchange Workshop on how to use response systems to enhance interactive learning pedagogics'. The event in Patras (Greece) was one of the project activities of the R&D Norwegian project HIST http://histproject.no/ project researching educational effectiveness of and teachers' practical needs re response systems use.
The products developed in the various HIST projects so far accessible / downloadable here
The professional development event was organised by the project coordinator Sør-Trøndelag University College in collaboration with

New location for TELLConsult ErasmusPlus Courses in Belgium

on Tue, 12/13/2016 - 20:57

Thanks to collaboration with Erik deVlies, one of the teacher associate partners in the EU project iTILT2,  and his innovation-minded school management at Onze Lieve Vrouwe College in beautiful Brugge (Belgium) http://olvaklatsch.wixsite.com/olva, TELLConsult Training can offer another interesting venue for its future courses for language professionals.

In 2017 we will be offering a course on differentiated instruction 'Practical approaches to support student-centred learning and differentiation in language education using ICT'.
Find more courses in the current 2017/18 offer here:

Webinar on EU project iTILT2 results and progress well attended

on Wed, 12/07/2016 - 15:20

iTILT partners Shona Whyte (NICE University, France) and Ton Koenraad (TELLConsult, Netherlands) successfully ran the highly interactive online webinar "Interactive Teaching in Languages with Technologies" on Monday 21 November hosted by Jürgen Wagner (Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien Saarland, Germany).


The international event was most appreciated by more than some 160 colleagues present.
We would like thank our host Jürgen Wagner not only for plugging this webinar on social media and professionally supporting the actual session but also for all his work related to delevoping the

Campaign to advertise TELLConsult's upcoming ErasmusPlus courses started

on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 22:06
The currently planned international courses offered on Technology Enhanced Language Learning by TELLConsult and partners include the following topics:

* Designing language exchange experiences for international school projects. 
* Student response tools and activities to support interaction &  assessment for learning in language education.
* Practical approaches to support student-centred learning and differentiation in language education using ICT.
* ICT tools and strategies to support CLIL and LSP approaches in language teaching.
* Introduction to New Technologies in Language Teaching.
* Using

iTILT project meeting and public workshops in Antwerp

on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 22:35

iTILT2 is an EU project to promote communicative language teaching using mobile & interactive technologies.

It organised its 3rd meeting  at Antwerp University.

On behalf of TELLConsult, partner in this project, I attended the meeting and contributed a workshop at the subsequent dissemination event in one of Antwerp University's beautiful, historical buildings.





We presented sample contents for the update of the digital library at the new website http://www.itilt2.eu , summarized developments in some related m-learning projects, such as MTTEP and TELL-OP and had delegate discuss in groups the

Preparing for workshop on Student Response Systems in Patras

on Sun, 09/25/2016 - 22:19
Having shown an interest to become associate partner in the M-Lang project TELLConsult got invited by its 'mother' project HiST to attend their 5 day workshop “Interactive Exchange Workshop on how to use student response systems (SRS) and ICT tools for creating interactive learning” at Patras, Greece.
The Interactive Exchange Workshop is going to address how to use student response system (SRS) tools to introduce and enhance interactive learning pedagogics.

TELLConsult's recent contributions to the EU project PETALL

on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 18:05

Having been involved with the PETALL project on developing & implementing activities for task based language learning in actual EU school practices as external evaluator for more than 3 years, TELLConsult recently submitted its final Evaluation Report.


Thanks to a task description clearly targeted at the facilitation of a close monitoring of the project processes (including attendance at the f2f meetings) and thus allowing & welcoming (even unsolicited) advice on project development we felt comfortable to provide (also critical) feedback and define recommendations both in the interim report

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