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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


The #1 .... (digital story site)

Number One** Not your ordinary endless list - just what's number 1. Just the BEST.


I'm in love. Let me say it again - I'm in love!!!! Yes, it's spring and maybe that is what is doing it but I"m in love - in love with Gary Bishop's Tarheel Reader. It is without a doubt, the best place for digital storytelling.

Ozge's blog just posted a lot of fine digital storytelling sites but nothing beats the simplicity and thus 'power' of the Tarheel Reader.

The Tarheel reader is a place where you can find online books of all kinds! Share them with your students and it is a great place to learn vocabulary. Books repeat language and are at all different levels for English Language Learners. You can also export your books when finished into powerpoint!

Part #1

Here's a quick screencast showing you how to use Tarheel Reader.

With Tarheel Reader, you can;

1. Share and read books together. Use the voice option or just have your students be the reader!

2. Get content for any type of lesson theme (holidays, ABC, people, places etc...)

3. Get your students to make books or you the teacher can make a book for students! This is a great way to consolidate learning!

4. Export your books into Power Point! Carry them around, edit in powerpoint and even make a movie if you get ambitious. Here is my example below!

Part 2: Go to Tarheel Reader and make a book! Read the instructions above or on the site. Use our ID/PW EFL Classroom / efl20 All our books will be together in one spot.
You have 2 options.
A) Make a book using Flikr pictures. Just search for the category and choose to make your book.
B) Make a book using your own photos. Upload them. Use these photos I've attached as examples. Mr. X's Amazing Day.

Part 3: Go to our Forum and give an example of one Tarheel book you just loved! Tell us why and how you might use it in class!

Here's my video of a Tarheel Reader made with Windows Movie Maker after I downloaded the ppt. Get the Tarheel book here.

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