I presented this workshop at ISTEK Schools International Conference in Istanbul on March 28 2010. The topic is a real favourite of mine and forms the basis of a lot of training work I do – teachers, after all, do have to use coursebooks, despite the arguments against them, and they have to have the tools to make the most of them.
So, without further ado, here is my powerpoint presentation, with a little bit of added zest here and there for the benefit of those who were not at that fabulous conference!!!
I would appreciate any feeback to the ideas in this presentation – whether you were there or not, please write comments, especially if you have tried any of the ideas in the powerpoint presentation.
The ideas in the slide presentation are good for making a coursebook come alive but, hopefully, you can find them useful as ideas for overall good materials design whether it involves adapting material you have found or material you are creating from scratch.
Here is a short version of my seminar which I presented as a Pecha Kucha at the Virtual Round Table Conference in 2010