Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue
Hi people, i'm doing a research on whether is good for English language teachers to use the L1 of the students or the target language (English) when teaching in the classroom. So i would really…Continue
I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue
60 Second Recaps is a neat concept. You can find there most high school English literature - classic books like Animal Farm, Hamlet, To Kill a Mockingbird etc.... What's cool is that they are explained in 4-6 neat 60 second recap videos. Think Coles Notes for the digital native!
The recaps are very engaging. However, she speaks quite fast for second language speakers, so filter as necessary. Still, they are done in very… Continue
Akinator is a guessing game site
that is super simple and easy to use in the class or at home. Much like 20q.net which I've used very successfully
in class - the Akinator will guess whatever celebrity/fa mous person you
have chosen. Guess by asking questions. Very simple set up of responses
( Yes, Probably, Don't know, Probably not, No). He guessed everyone I
choose (Obama,… Continue
Flikr poet is so simple it is astonishing! A great example of how web 2.0 applications are transforming our teaching and classrooms. No doubt, Flikr Poet makes learning happen - happen quicker, better, faster than many other methods.
What is it? Well, Flikr Poet gives you pictures for the words you type in. It makes a nice collage that you can use for…
Smories is fabulous! I've always believed that the most beneficial thing for those learning language through video was 2 fold: 1. strong context 2. faces . Smories gives both in spades.
Find there native speaking students, young learners, reading video stories. There is a grade level (for EFL I recommend grade 3-4). You only see their face, as they read. Lovely! It is also a… Continue
Safeshare.TV allows you to hide the youtube "junk" that is on the page surrounding the video. The ads, the other thumbnails, comments, banners etc.... This can be really distracting to students and using Safeshare.TV makes life easier.
Here's an example of a regular youtube video:… Continue
This picture puzzle maker is really simple! Just go to the webpage, upload a photo and then choose how small you want the pieces to be. (I recommend choosing the largest size, that is difficult enough).
I think this might be useful for "jigsaw" type activities with text. Get the text as a picture (take a pic with your camera). I've posted up an example below. It might also be fun to do this with pictures of students. A hat tip to… Continue