Spring Blog Festival: 32 Bloggers Bring a Melting Pot of Ideas

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I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.
Steve Lacy

It would be impossible to end the Spring Blog Festival without thanking our wonderful presenters who worked very hard behind the scenes to bring us their unique, creative perspectives on one of those most idiosyncratic occupations in ELT – that of blogging.



Of course, the whole beauty of blogging lies in it’s idiosyncracy and how it opens up news doors into awareness. This article is a visual summary of what was discussed, a bird’s eye view of talent and commitment to collaboration online and, mostly, a token of appreciation to those who worked so hard at making the festival work.

The simple truth is that all of our festival bloggers are passionate about their work and that’s why there was so much energy and excitement in the sharing of original ideas and experiences. It’s only at time like this, when people get together to share ideas that we realise the depth and breath of what’s going on in our profession.

I mean what’s going on individually, personally, from the ground, collectively, how this is spreading to new communities and how bloggers are creating ‘ideas worth sharing‘.




I cannot review all of the presentations here today, but we have lovely images, You Tube recordings and power point presentations that we are collecting on Pinterest for your enjoyment.

I want to showcase each individual presenter by using Pinterest and by featuring one blogger per day on facebook, Twitter & google plus. This way, we will make sure that the ideas worth sharing actually get to be shared. Stay tuned!!

In the meantime, everything is stored on the course pages:

Here’s the link to the webinars and recordings:

Here’s where you can find the powerpoint collection:

I’d particularly like to emphasise the fact that we are impatiently waiting for our new Video features which have been promised by the WiziQ team. This will enable ALL class recordings to be automatically sharable on You Tube through MP4 formats….That will save us HOURS of work and enable us to create more beautiful videos. We will no longer have to record everything on Camtasia and then laboriously upload each and every video to You Tube. Video quality will then be more professional and TV like – yet, there is much to be done. Currently, The You Tube recordings are created by Dr. Nellie Deutsch, and this is one example of many things that get done behind the scenes in order for the show to go on. We believe that teachers who volunteer their time and talent should be showcased and represented on all major social media and educational networks. We teachers working in the trenches and organising collaborative projects online are advising the WiziQ team and management as to our technology requirements and preferred policies on a daily basis.

Who were these amazing presenters and what did they talk about?

Here’s a quick look at the Friday line-up:



To see the full weekend line-up please browse through the slideshow:


The quality of presentations and power points were truly amazing. I know exactly how much work some of our presenters put in and I must say that the professionalism is awe-inspiring.

You can also check out what one of our presenters had to say on her own blog:

Stop and Learn English by Ma Jesus Garcia San Martin

You are guaranteed to be impressed by different combinations of visual design and brain-friendly concepts which were shared so generously throughout the festival. We also shared an endless stream of ideas for using technology to enhance blogging, social learning and all kinds of creativity.


Sylvia Guinan

is an online English teacher, writer and blogger who facilitates professional development online. She uses brain-friendly techniques to help students and teachers around the world. She designs educational materials, develops courses, writes resource papers and publishes ebooks. Her work is the result of much research into the psychology of learning, as well as hands-on experience with multi-media technology.

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