Play Mobile – Digital Game-based Learning with Handheld Devices

Originally written for TESOL France Teaching Times in 2015, this article explores reasons and ideas for using mobile games in the language classroom.

ELT Sandbox Interviews… Nicky Hockly

A special treat in our latest interview as we have the pleasure of speaking to renowned edtech and mobile learning expert Nicky Hockly. We discuss mobile learning, gaming and VR and their potential in the language classroom. Nicky also shares her thoughts on the future of learning technologies and how they might impact on the world of ELT.

ELT Sandbox Interviews… Saul Muscat

An interview with Saul Muscat, an ESL teacher turned games designer about his experiences of using Minecraft in the language classroom.

ELT Sandbox Plays… on the #EVOMC2017 Server

Last week, I spent an enjoyable evening hosted by Vance Stevens on the EVO Minecraft MOOC server. This posts features highlights and main takeaways from that play session.

ELT Sandbox Reads… #Minecraft The Beginner’s Handbook

What do you do when you are struggling to get to grips with Minecraft? Most avid players would tell you to head to YouTube or Gamepedia but, as I relate in this post, I decided to go a bit more old school.

Changing Perspectives – Different directions for games in ELT

My thoughts on GBL have changed over the last year and this post reflects on some of the interactions with other educators that have prompted reflection on my part. This post originally appeared at http://eltsandbox.weebly.com/blog/changing-perspectives-different-directions-for-games-in-elt in July, 2016.

ELT Sandbox Interviews… Rose Bard (in #Minecraft)

An interview with Rose Bard about #Minecraft in #Minecraft!

Storycraft: Using the world of #Minecraft as inspiration for writing

A look at how Minecraft inspired reluctant ESL writers to produce an extended story. This post originally appeared on eltsandbox.weebly.com in April, 2014.

Why #Minecraft may well be one of the best games for language learning

Why Minecraft is a great game for language learning! This post originally appeared on eltsandbox.weebly.com in March, 2014.