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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

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal

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Flikr poet is so simple it is astonishing! A great example of how web 2.0 applications are transforming our teaching and classrooms. No doubt, Flikr Poet makes learning happen - happen quicker, better, faster than many other methods.

What is it? Well, Flikr Poet gives you pictures for the words you type in. It makes a nice collage that you can use for instruction. I imagine it could be used in the following ways;

1. Just for simple instruction and vocabulary review. Simply type in your lesson/units vocabulary words and have students review or make sentences

2. Guessing games. Put in your vocabulary words. One student chooses one photo and others ask questions to guess it. Set a limit and if they don't guess the right picture after "x" number of questions, that student wins.

3. Story Dominoes. Much like my powerpoint game, you can make a Flikr Poem and challenge students to take turns telling the story. First in groups and then share the stories or the best stories.

Many other great ways I'm sure. Try Story Dominoes with this Flikr Poem I produced! Or try the vocabulary "ing" one!


Downloads: 158

Comment by Ellen Pham on May 16, 2010 at 9:07pm
I enjoy looking through the "Tell a story in 5 frames" flickr group. For me, it's really stimulating, because I see the story and fill in the word description in my mind.

I think this would be useful, accessible and enjoyable for ELL. Just pair up and tell each other the stories! Good practice on a few levels, including what makes a good or satisfying story, and what doesn't.

Ok, I keep thinking lately that EFL instruction would be more effective if teachers were using the target language to teach/ show how to do something else... that there was a core content to the lessons, and English was simply the language you were using to teach the content.

Not sure about this... just imagining how it could alleviate the utter boredom some of us feel when "having" to learn another language. There'd be something else to think about besides how well I am doing/not doing with the language!
Comment by Ellen Pham on May 16, 2010 at 9:11pm
Just tried flickrpoet, and it's really fun!

I did want to pick and choose between images that came up on "refresh'... so it would express my story better. A lot of fun, though!
Comment by Ellen Pham on May 16, 2010 at 9:23pm
Do you like my poem? :D... one track mind lately

Comment by Ellen Pham on May 16, 2010 at 9:30pm
This would be a great tool for the teacher who was looking for busy street scenes... if you don't want the words to show, just use "Tools>Page Info > Media> Save As" to grab the images from your flickr poem.

I don't remember where that discussion is, though.

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Comment by ddeubel on May 17, 2010 at 12:20am
Ellen,

Yes, that is a great tip. Just keep refreshing the photos for your vocabulary until you get a "sterling" combination...
Comment by Ellen Pham on May 17, 2010 at 12:38am
Try Haiku!


...and this one is surprisingly like the rhythm of my days...


Hope other people try it- it's fun!

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