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
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
Commercials are great for teaching English. Not just for teaching media awareness but for specific language study. They are the perfect "engager" and way to start off and focus a lesson on a central point/topic. Commercials are short and powerful and trendy. The perfect media to use to teach adolescents especially.
Following up onlast year's post and awards - find below a list of this year's picks. I've also included a short, snappy description on how you might use the commercial in your classroom. Lots of amazing commercials and I've spent lots of time making sure these are truly - The Bests. See my list of Golden Lion award winners too.The Golden Lion awards are the Academy Awards for commercials (and yes, Obama won there too!). Also, McKinney, the world's most creative ad agency, has a lot to inspire you.
I've included a nice word document for sharing / keeping that merges all my commercial recommendations. Also, see thisMIXTUBE PLAYLIST for a full rundown and easy click and play. Further, useour A/V player's commercial folder and find many of these to play full screen and download for classroom viewing.
If you do want to use commercials and more formally look at their "guts" , as part of a media awareness lesson - use this fill in chart.ANALYZINGTV COMMERCIALS Also, see the commercials in our videos and also inour Media Resources Tell us which is your favorite!