December 2018

T4T Technology for Teachers Mini Conference January 19, 2019

The T4T conference is over and it was a great success! Here is the link to my PowerPoint presentation (with audio) on how to use the pronunciation and spelling app How Do You Say? 




I think this will sell out quickly. I’m looking forward to talking about the How Do You Say? Pronunciation and Spelling app. My new Disruptive Education friend is also speaking on

Fostering learners’ autonomy: a tech-savvy toolkit to boost student’s self-study time

-Barbara Mendes

Tickets and information HERE

See you there!

How Do You Say? app instructions


I am the least digital most computer scared teacher in the world but my desire to create and share tools for helping people speak English faster and more confidently than ever is bigger than all my fears about computers – so I made the How Do You Say? app for Pronunciation and Spelling.

The How Do You Say? app is a the little sister of How Do you Say? the comprehensive English learner’s sound dictionary reference book with Pronunciation, Spelling, Definitions and Expressions.I had a lot of help with the sound dictionary that was originally released in 2012 as Grass is Black. But How Do You Say? the app is an abridged version of the textbook and it focuses on Pronunciation and Spelling.

Here’s a PowerPoint with audio that I made to show you how the app works.