Cool Sites and Tools for ESL & EFL Learners. If you are learning English in the 21st century, you are lucky because you will have numerous alternatives to practise the things you’ve been learning.
There are thousands of great sites which will help you, but if you don’t have a place to store these cool sites, then you’ll lose track so I will suggest you to bookmark them. I use scoop.it, diigo and pinterest for the sites I love. You can start a pinterest board for the listening, reading or writing sites, or start using scoop.it to curate links for learning vocabulary, practising reading, etc. Jigsaw reading. This is an approach to reading that involves the students in speaking and summarising skills.
It is very useful when working with short authentic texts such as newspaper articles. Jigsaw reading can be done in two ways Two separate stories If you have two news stories that share a theme - for example two separate stories on crime - prepare comprehension questions for each story. Give one half of the class (Group A) one story, and the other half (Group B) the other. The students read their article, answer the questions and check understanding. Once the students have orally exchanged stories, they should then read the other person's article. Top ten resources for teachers (part 2!) “The internet is a great place for English language teachers, if you know to where to look!”
…thus began part 1 - a post that was written to bring a group of internet-based gems together, to make it easier for all English language teachers to find and benefit from them. It has turned out to be a popular idea, even gaining a nomination for the Teaching English British Council blog of the month award, BUT it also ruffled a few feathers: In making the list, I left off some brilliant resources! English at your students' fingertips. There is a lot the teacher can help with but for students to really get ahead, time spent in the classroom is not enough; they need lots of practice outside class too.
It is very important for a teacher to consider what students are doing outside class and provide guidance on improving their English. This goes beyond setting homework and should include highlighting tools and resources that students can use to develop their English skills every day. In many situations around the world students at secondary level and above have access to smartphones which offer a wide variety of apps through the app stores that can help. In fact there are arguably too many; search ‘Learn English’ in the Apple App Store or Google Play and you will be confronted with so many options it’s difficult to know where to start. One good place is of course the apps developed by the British Council with our world-renowned content written by teachers and mobile learning experts. Listening practice Learning tools Games. CrashCourse. When_if_mind-map.png 3 705×3 865 bildpunkter.
Student zones. Pre-intermediate. Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia. Adventures in Guided Journaling. Common Core Standards: English Language Arts High School (9-12th grade) Women's History Month: Six Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers. March is Women's History Month, and International Women's Day, March 8th, is also a part of the celebration each year.
Read Across America: Reading and Seuss-Themed Resources for Teachers. Editor's Note: This year, Read Across America day is Monday, March 3rd -- a day later than usual.
We published this reading-themed blog last year for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's birthday, and it was a huge hit with readers. This year, we've updated the post to include a few new resources. (Updated 02/2014) Each year, teachers, students, and parents are encouraged to read their favorite books together in early March to honor Dr. Seuss, who was born Theodor Seuss Geisel, left behind quite the cannon. On Read Across America Day, which was founded by the National Education Association, everyone can celebrate reading. Seuss-specific Resources. Upworthy: Things that matter. Pass 'em on. The Infinite Hotel Paradox - Jeff Dekofsky. The concept of infinity has fascinated humans since ancient times.The first known reference comes from the 5th century B.C.E.
Wikipediapresents many interesting facts and applications of the concepts of both potential infinity (as used in Calculus for example) and actual infinity (as used in Set Theory).Dennis Wildfogel also created an original TED-Ed lesson on the concept of actual infinity. Paper.li – Be a publisher. How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School. Three Good Tools for Building Flipped Lessons That Include Assessment Tools. In the right setting the flipped classroom model can work well for some teachers and students.
I recently received an email from a reader who was looking for a recommendation for a tool would enable her to add an assessment aspect to her flipped lesson. Here are some tools that can accomplish that goal. eduCanon is a free service for creating, assigning, and tracking your students' progress on flipped lessons. eduCanon allows teachers to build flipped lessons using YouTube and Vimeo videos, create questions about the videos, then assign lessons to their students. Teachers can track the progress of their students within eduCanon. Check Out the Education Templates in Stormboard - A New Collaborative Planning Tool. Stormboard is a slick new service designed for hosting collaborative online brainstorming activities.
Stormboard allows you to create an unlimited amount of "idea boards" or Stormboards with up to five collaborators on each one. Each of your Stormboards can include sticky notes, images, videos, drawings, and word documents. ELT- Techniques MOOC Webinars All In One Place. Cinematic listening: A ghost's guide to London. By Luke and James Vyner Luke and James Vyner present a series of cinematic listening lessons that will take you and your students on a fantastic adventure through London – with your guide, Lord Jeffrey, the Ghost of London.
Part audio guide, part audio play, this thrilling listening experience will excite and engage your learners whilst introducing them to the vibrant city of London and the colourful language that fills its streets. 200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites... Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup. It's Okay To Be Smart. Anglolang. Getting Students to Speak Getting students to speak for any length of time can be challenging. In many countries, speaking does not form part of the classroom culture and ‘teaching’ grammatical structures is seen as more valuable. 8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language. "Change your language and you change your thoughts. " -- Karl Albrecht Understanding Academic Language Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50,000 words that they are expected to have internalized by the end of high school and includes everything from illustration and chart literacy to speaking, grammar and genres within fields.