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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

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 17, 2018. 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

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 10, 2018. 79 Replies

 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

Tags: hodja, tao, zen, professional_development, storytelling

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Kids love to draw. Heck, everyone loves to draw. (see my blog post, "The Draw of Drawing" for many ideas) And Odopod's Sketchpad is the absolute best on the Web. I've long had it on our site map (look at the bottom category). However, they've recently redesigned and it is cooler than ever!

With the sketchpad, you can make a sketch and name it / save it. Simply drag your mouse to the bottom of the screen and click the SAVE. By dragging the mouse to the bottom, you open the menu and can choose the size and color of your "pen". It works marvellously. You can even "clone" an existing sketch and build on it - saving it as your own...you'll have to quickly register to save sketches..... This works as the perfect online whiteboard/chalkboard when teaching. Especially if you have an interactive whiteboard where your finger can be the pencil! Talk about finger painting! A cool online way to write/draw.

It gets better. Play pictionary with your students, with Odopod! Click the "Sketch Slideshow" and have your students guess what is being draw. Entrancing! Give points for correct answers and get your own students inspired to draw their own. Odopod rocks!

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