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Online Course Management System - FREE. Would you use it?

Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Mitchell Lee on Wednesday. 7 Replies

I'd like to know how many teachers would use a completely free course management system , if offered here? Meaning, you can create a course there,…Continue

Tags: atutor, technology, online, ecourses, elearning

SITE OF THE DAY - HUNDREDS OF THE "BEST" - Teaching Recipes

Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16, 2019. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20, 2019. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27, 2019. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

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Top Xmas PPTs

Here are 3 of our most popular Christmas powerpoint games. You'll enjoy using these in class!

1.  Pass The Paper Christmas Carol Version.  Students pass the paper and then have to sing the Christmas Carol when the music stops (if they have the paper). …

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Top Xmas PPTs

Here are 3 of our most popular Christmas powerpoint games. You'll enjoy using these in class!

1.  Pass The Paper Christmas Carol Version.  Students pass the paper and then have to sing the Christmas Carol when the music stops (if they have the paper). …

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‘the Kitchen’ game cards

the kitchen game cards

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The Kitchen is a theatre play performed by UKLA Children…

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Games in the English language classroom

Games are wonderful to use in our classrooms, a must.  

See below, many of the well researched reasons we should be using them in our teaching.

Nowadays, with online resources and resource sharing, there is no longer any excuse for not using games. So many ways and so many options. 

Here are a few of the games related resources and pages you'll find here…

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Top 5 favorite online language games

gaming-abcs Now and then, I post on my twitter @ddeubel , some "tired teacher tips". Things that a teacher can just put up on a screen with a click and get students learning/producing English.

I'll post another time about these (the hashtag is #tttips) but I want…

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Top 5 traditional online games

quiz Today I offer my Top 5 that are more "traditional".

By that I mean they are more controlled and less authentic. Quizzes, Q and A trivia, mix and match, multiple choice - you get the idea. Still, if done well, they can be really effective learning tools or even assessment tools. They are meant to be used by students at home or in a language lab but can also be used in a classroom with a large…

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A Smart Dog; a cartoon story

A smart dog is a cartoon story which was prepared  as a warm up activity by Ridvan B. Saglam. You can download JPEG file here. Also you can download flash story from the link below. It can be used as a warm-up activity for…

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Featured Resource: Quiz and Trivia Questions

I was a big trivia buff when growing up. Captain of our high school "Reach for the Top" team and proud of it. Avid Jeopardy watcher. All part of being curious about the world I guess. And I think most students are too and it is great to learn "something" while learning language. 

We have some…

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Montage Maker

Today I was experimenting with a cool way to support your classroom instruction and contextualize the language you are teaching. Even make a game of it!

I returned to Grant Robinson, maker of the wonderful Guess The Google game. It's since been retired but now he has adapted it into Montage Maker.

The idea is fairly simple - type…

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Flash games for A1 level

We have prepared 8 vocabulary flash games for Elementary level. They are funny and easy to play.

Topics of the games are;

Clothes,

Basic…

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My Best "Practical" Teaching posts

I'd like to share for the start of a new school year or semester - My best "Practical" blog posts. Meaning, posts about actual resources to be downloaded, used in class. Lesson ideas. This complements my Best Teaching Advice…

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Top 5 games for teaching social and global issues

global-social-issues The "Top" games series continues! Today, in celebration of the forthcoming Earth Day, the top 5 games that focus on global/world issues.



Global Issues are something that students really get interested in. Very motivating for language learning and it brings the learning focus into the wider world and gets kids thinking, critically… Continue

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Scrabble

scrabble2 Scrabble.



It's an iconic word, game. I'm surprised we don't use it as an adjective - like, "I've been scrabbled".



Today, I was going over some of my past writings, all hidden away in boxes and notebooks. Came across a "feuilliton", a reflective essay that I wrote about scrabble years ago. I won't bore you with it - but I will share some great info. and amazing resources for Scrabble.



{ caveat: I'm not a big fan of using word games in the classroom -… Continue

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Top Game Generators

juice The "Top" games series continues! It seems the categories are limitless.....



Today, I'd like to tackle "Game generators". A game generator is a site or program that makes it easy for a teacher or student to make a game. (and I mention student because the optimum way to use a generator for language learning is getting students to make the games). Game generators can be elaborate or simple, they can be plain or full of… Continue

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The Top 5 Games I've Made

top5 Continuing on with the series of Top 5 games posts - today, I'm offering up the top games I've created. Games not based on any other concept but what I've thought up.



I got into making my own games simply because I saw so much "possibility". A way for me to be creative in the classroom and prime my own teacher development. There is a lot that goes into making a great game;



1. Engagement. How… Continue

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Top Power Point Games

powerpoint Still enjoying the series on games!   Power point games are something I REALLY know a thing or two about. I have made hundreds and also designed dozens of my own games from scratch. They are great because a teacher can take any game, edit and then have personalized content for their own class.…



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Top 5 "TV Style" games

GameShow2 I'm quite enjoying the process of making a decision about " The Top" games and find previous lists HERE and HERE. The GAMES and… Continue

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Top 5 "educational" and traditional games

quiz Following up on yesterday's Top 5 online games for learning - today I offer my Top 5 that are more "traditional".



By that I mean they are more controlled and less authentic. Quizzes, Q and A trivia, mix and match, multiple choice - you get the idea. Still, if done well, they can be really effective learning tools or even assessment tools. They are meant to be used by students at…

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A-Z The Alphabet Game

This A-Z game can be used before a speaking/reading/writing class to generate some background knowledge, or could be used for vocabulary revision. The only materials needed are A-Z worksheet per group, a white board and 3 board markers.

Steps:

1.Ask students to get into three groups (green, blue and red).

2.Write the topic on the whiteboard.

3.Distribute the alphabet- an “… Continue

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