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Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 10. 79 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

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Favorite Movie about Teaching?

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Apr 23. 88 Replies

I'd like to compile a list of movies…Continue

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Learning Communities

Started by Allan Richards in Teaching and Methodology Oct 27, 2017. 0 Replies

Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue


Started by Christina Shepherd in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 26, 2017. 1 Reply

How does implementation help you out throughout the year? I am curious to know what things have worked for you and what things have not worked for you through an implementation standard.  Continue


Find here a variety of games, ppt games of different types.

For the battleship games, a good way to introduce it is to play the whole class battleship game. It introduces the concept well. Also, you can use this Battleship game too!  Need trivia questions for Whiteboard Soccer - go here.

I often play whiteboard soccer with these games.


Draw a soccer pitch on the board. A magnet will be the ball. Divide the class into two teams. Play a karaoke anthem (see the anthems on our karaoke page) and do the coin toss. Nominate a captain. Get a student to be the scorekeeper and move the ball.

Team keeps moving the ball if they get the answer right. 3 correct answers equal a goal and then change possession. Wrong answer and change ball possession. Hit students with yellow or red cards (penalty kick) for not raising their hands, complaining etc......

Your students will love whiteboard soccer, so simple but effective.

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Thanks a lot! This is easy-to-do and very, very enjoying practise for my students!!!!
Susanna Soler (Sant Pere de Ribes, Barcelona, Spain)
Some others that work with Whiteboard soccer or just inventive scoring!
Some more that can be played with Whiteboard soccer -- also use the click and play presentations in our Practice folder!
Some more ...
Hello there. When I open your page I can´t stop until I download everything! I am adapting your presentation on prepositions to my beginner class. I will tell you how it goes. Thanks a lot.
Here in Spain many teachers (as myself) have a very important exam to get a permanent position, since many of us are every year in a different High School. When we finish I´ll be able to contribute instead of only nurture myself with your knowledge. As a matter of fact, many of your suggestions go in my exams presentations.
I can´t thank you enough.
Thanks again.

You are most welcome! good luck with the exam and I'm sure you'll pass with flying colours!

I'll continue to expand this SHARE area. Takes me time to upload materials and organize but over the next few months it should get really good :)

I'm sure students must really be enjoying whiteboard soccer now with Euro 2008! And what a Spanish team!

Here are the modified battleship games I've made. You can even make a "divider" which the students put between them as they play. Just use hard cardboard and fold the bottom to make a platform. Glue together....Students clip their paper to the divider and play battleship!

This game provides lots of repetition. To get students understanding the game, I first play as a full class.

1. Review the target language for the particular game by asking students questions and getting replies.

2. Draw the Battleship grid on the board. Show them your own card with 6 ships drawn on it. 2=5 squares 2=4 squares 2=3 squares. Tell the students they must ask you questions and "HIT" the ship. If they get a hit, they can continue asking. Each hit = 1 point for the team. + if they sink a ship, they get either 5/4 or 3 points BUT they lose their turn and must wait.

3. Play, each team taking their turns and collecting points. When all the ships have been "found" or sunk. The team with the highest number of points (hits + sunk) wins!

4. Give students their battleship handout and they play! They draw in 6 ships and ask and answer with a partner.

This game really provides A LOT of structure and controlled, repetitive practice. Perfect for early beginners and especially young learners given the kind of game it is. You might also model Battleship by playing THIS GAME. which is in our arcade. Modify the battleship sheets to suit your own classroom's curriculum / target language.
Battleship master.doc
Battleship mr.dfuture.doc
Battleship Play.doc
Battleship subjects & days.doc
Battleship time2.doc
Here are 3 more....
I have a couple of board games that I have created. For those of you who need to teach about Directions. Here is a super easy game. Just print it out and your students place their markers on the on the Start box, roll the dice, and their ready to play. The second one is about the hospital theme.
Here are some more games with different themes using the popular Uno Game as a template. These files are in the ms Publisher format. I have included a PowerPoint for the image preview to play the game.
I have another game about jobs, but it's not a uno game. This game can be used with Upper elementary students through adults for guessing Occupations.
I also have PowerPoint to go along with the Hospital game. It explains the terms for lower level learners.

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