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ESL EFL Teaching Activities Worksheets Games. ESL Library. 3 Great Tools Students Can Use to Create Audio Slideshows and Presentations. March 31, 2014 Audio slideshows are good way for students to use when narrating a story or explaining a process.

3 Great Tools Students Can Use to Create Audio Slideshows and Presentations

Audio narrations give pictures louder voice and are an effective tools in storytelling. You can use audio presentations in your class to engage students and to draw out important higher order thinking skills. Below are some of the best tools for creating audio slideshows, check them out and see which one you like the most. 1-UtellStory UtellStory is a multimedia storytelling and sharing community where you can easily create and share stories with audio, image, video and words. Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events.

How Do You Play Games. 360° Aerial Panoramas, 3D Virtual Tours Around the World, Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth. Larry Ferlazzo - Online tools. These include The Best Web Tools For English Language Learners (In Other Words, The Ones My Students Regularly Use) and The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites.

Larry Ferlazzo - Online tools

Now, though, I think it's time to narrow them down to my choices for the "best of the best" or, in other words, an "All-Time Best" list. Here are my choices, and I hope readers will let me know if they agree, disagree, and/or think I've missed some (one key requirement is that they are all free to use). Some of the sites I list could go in multiple categories, but I have placed them in the "domains" I believe they help the most: Obviously, The British Council has tons of great resources.

I particularly like their animated Short Stories. I'm obviously biased, but I think the weekly student interactives I create for The New York Times are very useful to English Language Learners. The Reading and Everyday Life activities from GCF LearnFree are excellent. The Art and Science of Happiness. BrainBox. Wed 15 June 2016 Continental Contrivances Europe has been high on the news agenda for weeks now, which started us thinking – of all the things we in Britain take for granted today, which can we trace back to our continental neighbours?

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So, from bratwurst to boulevards, here are 10 innovations to thank Europe for… Wed 11 May 2016 Awesome African Adventures What do the king of the beasts, the biggest land mammal in the world and man’s largest living relative have in common?

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Resources. Speaking. News. Video. Listening. Designer lessons. TagsForLikes - Most Popular Top Instagram Tags Copy and Paste. Six Word Stories. Brand new bite-sized fiction every weekday! Celebrations. TrackStar : Home. World Map Worksheets. Your place, your space. Pearson ELT - Pearson English Language Teaching. Photography.nationalgeographic. Classcraft – Make learning an adventure. Quiz Your Friends - Make a Quiz, Send it to Your Friends, Post it in Your Profile! Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students (Fun English Study) Free ESL Fun Games, Interactive Grammar & Vocabulary Games for Classrooms.

Nik's Daily English Activities. Easy English Articles. Using photos in the classroom #2 – inspiring role play. In last month’s post, we looked at how you could make the most of the ‘surprise factor’ when using a photograph in class.

Using photos in the classroom #2 – inspiring role play

This month, we’ll be exploring how images can help inspire role-play activities that will get your learners thinking and speaking. Don’t forget: each month we’re sharing one of the striking images used in our new course Cambridge English Empower, and asking you to share how you’d use that image in the classroom. You can enter that competition here. One of the best things about a really striking photograph is how it can take the viewer outside their own experience and into someone else’s world. It should come as no surprise, then, that many of the best entries in this month’s competition used the image – of a young man on a motorcycle meeting three elderly Vietnamese women – as the basis for a role-play activity. A good role-play activity, whether speaking or writing, requires preparation. The Learning Network - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com.

MacMag Online: Authoring tools on the Web. Authoring tools on the Web In a time not so long ago, authoring tools would have been considered to be a set of pens and a blank sheet of paper.

MacMag Online: Authoring tools on the Web

Then came the digital age. Visi Alaminos returns to the Mac Mag Online to reveal what this ‘newspeak’ means, where the tools can be found and how they can be harnessed for the benefit of English language learning. As English teachers, we always try to individualise our teaching as much as possible in order to cope with the mixed ability levels we find in our classes. We often use the many additional resources included with coursebooks, or search the Web for online interactive materials.

Onestopenglish: Number one for English language teachers. Dave's ESL Cafe. Killerbunnies. OXFORD CULTUREMANIA. Dave's ESL Cafe's Web Guide!: Lesson Plans. Skip to Content Home > Lesson Plans Lesson Plans (Subscribe) Links.

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5 Places To Research “This Day In History” One of my colleagues recently asked students to research what important events occurred in history on their birthdays.

5 Places To Research “This Day In History”

I can’t tell you how fun it was to see young students learn about the ancient past in a way that they felt connected to – even if it was just because it was their birthday! Students were able to learn about all kinds of events, from celebrity birthdays and popular music releases to major wars and political events. Then, they were able to share these new historical learnings with their peers.

It was a nice break from reading from a textbook or learning about events in chronological order! In developing this lesson with my colleague, I conducted quite a bit of research on websites that allow students to take a glimpse into the past, one day at at time. By the way, I searched my own birthday and found out that on September 23rd, 1846 the German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune!

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