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EFL Classroom's Blog – March 2010 Archive (6)

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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Magnetic Poetry - Words Galore!

Magnetic Poetry is a wonderful resource for teachers.



You have 3 categories to choose from: Genius / Office / Romance and

the Poet.




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Blabberize = new, innovative cool tool.

Students will luv Blabberize! Also, they won't hesitate to speak some English while making/sharing one!



What is it? Well, see mine below. It is easy as pie to make one. Just upload a photo, cut in a mouth, speak into your microphone and you are ready to go. Even export to video! They make it all so easy and thumbs up to the design and innovation from these educators from Ann Arbor Michigan.



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Go Sing - traditional karaoke for the classroom

I'm really proud of the karaoke on EFL Classroom! We have so many options for teachers - see this post for how to get these and set up the player and make your own karaoke.



However, often not mentioned, is a cool alternative, Go Sing.



Go Sing is a traditional karaoke player that is in the public realm. You can't edit and it just has a standard…

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Spoken Verse

Perhaps you might know that I have a little connection with poetry -- you can see that at my "A Poem A Day" blog. So I really, really think poetry can be great, especially for teachers!



So it was with wonder and huzza that I first clasped eyes on "Spoken Verse" , a gigantic youtube collection of spoken poetry in video. It has gems galore. For the classroom or just for teachers. You can… 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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