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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19. 76 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17. 14 Replies

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

Tags: 5, top

Use of L1 in the ESL classroom

Started by Evanthia Pogiatzi in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 10. 4 Replies

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

Tags: teaching, methodology, language, l1

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 16. 80 Replies

 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

Tags: hodja, tao, zen, professional_development, storytelling

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60 Second Recap - Literary books for "digital types"

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

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Akinator



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

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Flikr Poet

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…
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Scorms - Student Read Video Stories!

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

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Sortfix - a REALLY cool way to search

I guess this week I'm all into search engines! I'm beginning to promote our own "intelligent" and social search engine for ELT only and now Sortfix - a very intuitive and new way to search.


Sortfix allows you to breakdown the search into what you REALLY want. A multi step search.


1. Search a…
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SafeShare.TV - a perfect Youtube helper

Safeshare.TV is a wonderful tool for teachers.



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

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Get some posters at Poster Street!



Poster Street is a new site where you can get some cool posters for your classroom / office or school halls! Many kinds and nicely done. 4 categories: Home / Teaching / Kids / Teens.



Teachers often ask me about posters - you can get some here on EFL Classroom too! For some tips… Continue

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Tagxedo -- Wordle +

It just seems like yesterday that I wrote about WORDLE - an amazing way to display vocabulary. And of course, the games I made - What the Wordle.



Now along comes along… Continue

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Google Sets - Perfect for vocabulary

google sets

Google sets has a lot of possibility. Simple tool for a teacher to make a vocabulary set.



Just put in a few items (in the example on the right - I put in French / English / German) and Google sets will predict and expand your list/set.



You could play an awesome game with this in class. A variation of scattegories.



1. State 3 vocabulary items.

2. Students brainstorm the rest for that list/set. Give a… Continue

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Picture Puzzle Maker

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

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Site of the Day - BlinkX

I'll be reviewing a lot of our old Website of the day reviews (we are almost up to 400!) and continuing here in blog form. Easier to find and catalogue!



Blinkx is a video search engine. An excellent one at that and they advertise that there are 18 million videos available! But more than a search engine, it is a way of presenting those… Continue

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