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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. 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. 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. 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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Making online class newspapers

I'm a BIG HUGE CRAZY fan of the power of RSS and aggregation. If you don't know what RSS or "real simple syndication" is - watch this cool Common Craft video.

RSS basically brings things from around the web to you. I've used it extensively and soon will have a new creation for English teaching jobs that will revolutionize our job hunting. But for teaching, I've used Pageflakes and also Addictomatic. But both are getting rather old and have also been going down the profit road - lots of ads and clunky! (you might also be interested in this "Simple Pie" rss to pdf newspaper maker I came up with.)

Recently though, two new "newspaper" aggregation tools have been taking things up a knotch. Paper.il and Newscred. Both have their merits but in particular, for classroom use - I think Newscred is phenomenal.

Paper.li allows you to use your twitter account to quickly and simply make a newspaper. That's its attraction - how simple it is. Just go there and put in your twitter username. Then you have a newspaper. Here's mine!

Newscred is much "fuller" but still simple. Here is the one I made in under 3 minutes! It offers you attractive designs and you simply search for topics and then create a newspaper. Really simple and would be perfect to introduce students to issues/topics that you are studying at the moment in class. Even videos. You can add an rss of any site - say for example a youtube search term and Bingo - it is on your class newspaper. (but it is tricky to make an RSS from youtube - go here or here for a playlist, Makes it simple!

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