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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel 17 hours ago. 73 Replies

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Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

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 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?

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Learning Communities

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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

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"gif" are small animated pictures that are very powerful for prompting language from students. I've collected many and now have put them together in power points which you could use for some fun instruction! Just get them asking each other - "What's Happening?" Lots of other uses, even get them to connect the photos to make a story - like Story Dominoes.... 

Make sure to join Gif Lingua.  Teachers will soon be able to make Giflets, short gif presentations to teach anything!

This article / post shows how you can also create your own .gifs with Snagit. Also see all our "gif" related bookmarked articles. Interesting reading. 

Our gif videos are a lot of fun!  Also visit Gif News weekly for presentations of the week's news. These presentations about opposites are perfect for beginners. 

*** Please review these resources before in class viewing - just in case there is something you might consider inappropriate for your students.

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Hi Julie,

I'll take a look.

I'm not suggesting what is or isn't appropriate. Please see my note above about teachers previewing all the materials before use in class. I did some editing but I'm aware that because there are hundreds of images, some past my tired eyes. thanks for letting us know!
:D I went back and forth about that, David... should I mention it to him, should I not? I mean, it could be useful for prepositions... but what class would you use it with?

Also, since we're talking about it, the gif of the large breasted woman jumping rope will embarrass most of the girls/women in class. Some might laugh, some might be offended, but most will be uncomfortable, I think.

In general, I think we might be dealing with a gender difference in humor. That was my guess, anyway. Thomas loved the new animated gifs, while I looked and then didn't save any to my computer.
Ellen, Julie,

My mistake. I should have looked "closer". I did edit them but only quickly (there are hundreds of images, some my own, some I got from zipped sets). I should have looked closer.

The ppts above are now "clean" but again - please review and edit for your own teaching situation!!!! Also, I'll start working at cleaning up the other ones, larger ones, off site. I still think they are very useful but for the right teacher, the right class and the right "time".
Yeah, it might just be me... I am easily creeped out by gifs for some reason- something about 'unnatural acts' :D
These are just so funny! Of course I took out all the sexually indecent images. All you need is that delete key! Unfortunately I needed to take out quite a few including the three blonde girls waking up (my favourite but my coteacher advised against that one). Oh well
Interesting, Tommy... I think I laughed once, at a cat gif, and I went through all 3 ppts! As for the rest, some were mildly amusing, some were mildly boring, a few were creepy, and two bothered me... the woman jumping rope and the young boy in poverty acting out intercourse with the dog (remembered that one after my last comment).

I don't remember the three blondes waking up... no big surprise there ; )

I do see how the images would definitely evoke language with students, though, absolutely.
thanks for these

i think the first gif on the second page of number 5 could be problematic

basically, it's two hamsters humping under an ostrich...i could see where someone would think they were just shivering

for older students, that's fine but I wouldn't share it with my young students

as you said, use your own discretion
These are awesome thanks David

Here's a new animated gif presentation. Like them all - just show the photos to the class and either as a whole class or in small groups - discuss, stated what just happened, has happened, is happening, will happen next. 

 

 

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LOL. More funny gifs. And I think I repeat the warning that not all of them are appropriate for the classroom. I hope I can use some of them in some lesson however.

Tommy Mc! Long time no see!!!! I haven't been around much, and it is always fun to see an old name :)

 

I'm not even going to LOOK at these gifs again! :D :D

 

Men!

Thanks for noticing! I haven't been around much either. I have been spending a lot of time on waygook.org.

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