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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

TELLConsult's 2016 summer courses

on Tue, 07/05/2016 - 22:17

Regrettably we cannot run most of our Erasmusplus courses planned for 2016, partly due to the number of schools' unsuccessful Grant applications but also because some of this year's course dates appeared not to be convenient for some schools.

Besides we noticed that some National Agencies were rather late in publishing the evaluation results of school grant applications and/or making the money involved available.

Yet we are happy to share with you that -at the moment- there are already enough pre-registrations for a break-even run of both the 2017 editions of course #2

TELLConsult joined 5 new EU project initiatives

on Sun, 04/03/2016 - 13:26

As the EU projects CAMELOT and TABULA ALBA,TELLConsult participated in the past few years came to an end in 2015, we decided to accept invitations to join new EU project initiative​s. In the course of 2 months we contributed to the ErasmPlus KA2 grant application development of a total of 5 project proposals.

The coordinating countries and topics involved show an interesting variety including: exploring the use of mobile technologies to address differentiation & inclusion issues (TABLIO, Belgium); implementing Task Based Language Teaching approaches in academic contexts (ReDESIGN, Cyprus);

More editions requested of ErasmusPlus course on technology and dialogue in the classroom

on Sat, 01/23/2016 - 22:12

So requested TELLConsult is now also offering fully f2f editions of the blended version of its ErasmusPlus course 'Using interactive classroom technologies to promote dialogic teaching and learning' 

The course is the result of collaboration between the partners of the Cambridge University project 'Using the IWB to Support Classroom Dialogue' and the EU project iTILT.

Various course materials therefore are based on project results such as "Developing interactive teaching and learning using the IWB: a resource for teachers." Hennessy, Warwick, Brown, Rawlins & Neale (2014). Open University

iTILT multiplier event in NICE

on Fri, 01/15/2016 - 00:25

The NICE partner team, led by Shona Whyte, hosted the second f2f meeting of the EU project iTILT and organised a so-(ErasmusPlus)-called 'multiplier event' in NICE.
Click here for the day programme.

With over 40 participants this day conference with presentations and workshops was well attended.
Many of the participants said they really enjoyed the sessions with compliments for Euline Cutrim Schmid's talk in the morning and the related workshop on iPads in the EFL classroom.

ErasmusPlus courses offered for teachers of modern languages, CLIL and other subjects.

on Sat, 12/19/2015 - 15:09

TELLConsult and partners offer a number of courses on CLIL methodology and the integration of educational technology in language education both for beginners and more experienced users.

Topics include the use of tablets, interactive whiteboards, digital video and applications for specific objectives such as the development of speaking skills.

Also for teachers of other subjects we are proud to offer a course with Sara Hennessy (Cambridge University) on promoting interaction and dialogue in the classroom with the help of the interactive whiteboard.

For detailed information about the courses,

TELLConsult concluded training activities for EU project on Interactive Whiteboards

on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 21:41

TELLConsult's contribution to the Tabula Alba project was completed in the third week of April.


This EU project was targeted at supporting the use of the interactive whiteboard for dialogic teaching & learning.
To this end a group of teachers of various disciplines in regions both in Turkey and Poland were trained.
A 5-day, multilingual workshop concluded the 4-week training programme in the course of the project's 2-year lifetime. This final course was run in Balikesir. Turkey.

Hosted by one of the schools related to the local education authority that coordinates this project, the main

ErasmusPlus grants & team training

on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 16:02

 After the deadline (March 4) for schools to submit EU mobility applications  we decreased the intensity of the 3 month campaign to advertise our ErasmusPlus courses on pedagogy for interactive whiteboards (IWB) and telecollaborative (language) learning. When the School Education Gateway Catalogue got published in February, TELLConsult courses were also added to the database of courses for teachers’ professional development. 

Early registration was more successful than in the transition year 2014 but there are still places available in all our 2015 courses
We are glad however that

TKEYHIL Irish Workshop #2 organised by TELLconsult

on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:13

TELLConsult ran the second workshop for the Irish teachers participating in the EU project TKEYHIL. A most motivated group of 7 teachers (fancy doing your CPD activities on Saturday & Sunday!) met at the venue of the Irish project partner FIT on 18 & 19 October. Delegates particpated in an intensive programme, based on a brief needs analysis. It included items on interactivity in learning and teaching and the implications for f2f & blended contexts. They actively explored related ICT-applications and created or customised digital content for their classes.

TELLConsult at TKEY HIL project kick-off meeting at Udine, Italy

on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 23:42

The second half of week 11 we attended the kick-off meeting of the EU project 'TOOLS FOR  LEARNING EU KEY COMPETENCIES IN HIGH INTERACTION LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS ' TKEY HIL' . Aims of this Leonardo Transfer of Innovation project are to innovate traditional teaching methods, which nowadays are still too focused on rote learning, through an effective use of digital technologies: IWB applications combined with concept/mind maps and other HIL tools (High Interaction Learning). This project regards the application of these technologies applied for the development of the European Key competences

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