Joe Dale started his rapid-fire presentation off with information about information about the changing world of technology, with the proliferation of mobile devices and the rise of the Martini generation (i.e. learning any time, any place, anywhere) meaning educators need to pay more attention to possible uses of mobile devices in the classroom.

Joe shared a list of different ipad apps he recommends for language teaching and learning, and also recommended a book by Chris Smith ( for any educators looking to use iPads in the classroom.

QR codes and how they can be used in the classroom was mentioned. In particular, the use that Kelda Richards ( makes of QR codes for her 'Making your walls talk' stood out as an innovative way of making use of them in the classroom.

Joe mentioned a number of different sources of evidence of the value of using iPads in the classroom.

Models Joe mentioned were:

This was the last presentation of the day, to be followed by a panel discussion by all speakers and our special guest from TESOL, Deborah Healey. The recording of this, which is to be live streamed, along with the other presentations of the day, can be found along with links to all. Of the presentation slides on the LT SIG website:


  1. Technology makes our life very easy. I have dream if I have ipad. Apple is the best technology industries in the world.


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