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

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Mitchell Lee Feb 12. 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


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


Change the lyrics ideas...

I'm a big fan of always exciting students with "possibility".  By that I mean, designing a lesson so that they can change and interact with the content in creative, personal ways. They can be touched by possibility - much like we are when online and using Web 2.0 tools.

One easy way to do this is to use music/song.  A "change the lyrics" activity. Find HERE some recommended songs for this type of activity.

Basically there are 3 steps involved.

1.  Teach the song in any way you see fit. It could be the typical listening cloze, Lastonestandingkaraoke or many other ways.

2. Have prepared on the board the chorus or one main part of the song.   In front of the students rub out some main content words.  Ask students to put in their own words for the song. Have fun!

3.  Challenge students to do the same and then share.

Here are two already prepared examples. The first, very simple for the gospel classic, "This little light of mine".   The second more lengthy for "What a wonderful World".

Whatever you do, have fun adapting a song - I know your students will!  I also highly recommend taking a look at our selection of "Literal Version" videos. Videos where the lyrics are re-written to describe the actual, real actions.

Go here for the What a Wonderful World lesson.

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