This section is a live laboratory where we will give regular updates on a range of inventive projects TEC² is undertaking: such as learning to code, ESL cartoons, language apps and many more. At every stage teachers and students will have the opportunity to add their input and feedback on these projects.

Beaker's Updates 3

I’ve got something pivotal to tell you. Have you ever seen the movie ‘Trading Places’? Let me give you a brief summary, it was an 80s movie with Ed Murphy and Dan Ackroyd; they trade socio-economic status, going from rich to poor and vice versa. Now, I’m not poor or rich (so trading places with someone who is middle class when I am middle class really wouldn’t have the same impact as the movie; wow you have a...

Beaker's Updates 2

In our last Invent post we put out our app ideas to the broader ESL community and received a cavalcade of feedback and comments (well two anyway, lucky we weren’t crowdsourcing for cash). But putting aside my bruised ego in relation to the near zero care factor of our ideas and taking into account the responses of our avid two readers we went with...

Beaker's Updates 1

Apps, Apps, Apps, there are a multitude of offerings and at last count over a million in the Apple and Android stores respectively. But does this quantity equate to quality? Well, probably not in the opinion of Jesper Lodahl (cited in Bischoff 2014), an education start-up CEO, who states most educational apps are rubbish....