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Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes. Cliche Finder. Behind the News. Weekdays: 02/06/2017 watch BTN Investigates Have you seen or heard something in the news you'd like explained?

Behind the News

Add Question. Helen Timperley om professionellt lärande - Del 1. The Global Classroom Project: 2012-13 - Mystery skype. The Global Classroom Project, Hello Little World Skypers, and the Global Virtual Classroom have teamed up to create a Mystery Skype contact list! Our combined efforts will give you many contacts throughout the world. These contacts are dedicated teachers who strive to connect their students globally and provide a rich learning experience.Mystery Skype provides an engaging way for classrooms to introduce themselves to each other.

Project Goals: GlobEdICDPackage.pdf. Free education videos and resources for professional development. Dear Future Generations: Sorry. Bow Wow Meow - Animal Sounds in Different Languages. British Slang. If you’re planning on visiting London in the future, you might just want to familiarise yourself with some British Slang expressions that are very commonly used by the British.

British Slang

They will be very useful particularly if you’re likely to be socialising with Londoners. 1. “Mind The Gap” This famous expression is always used on trains and the London Underground (Tube). The “gap” refers to the space, often wide, between the train and the platform. Big Ben Model. - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues. Controversial statements: do you agree or disagree? What we believe, and why do we believe that?

Controversial statements: do you agree or disagree?

This lesson confronts advanced speakers and high school students with controversial statements which they must consider and agree or disagree. Objectives: Students will be active throughout the entire lesson.Students will lead discussion and debate.All students will present a personal opinion to the rest of the class.Students will be able to clearly state and define their personal opinions on controversial topics.Students will work in teams to establish a clear, defined presentation. Time: One 50-minute class period. Material requirements: blackboard; the list of controversial statements below. Part 1 Begin by writing a statement written on the board. Continue along this same vein. Expressions for debate. WELCOME TO LONDON.

Mystery Hangout – grupp – Google+ - Which Scenario Is Worse? Esl short film. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers. Digitala prov. Uppdateringar - I lööve IT, Kahoot goes GhostMode! Schools Going Global. Five Fantastic Film sites for ELT. Using video in the classroom is a great way to engage learners in the material, either from a topic perspective or with a particular language point.

Five Fantastic Film sites for ELT

Young learners in particular seem to love the moving image and it can be a great way of providing a change of focus or as a visually supported alternative to a standard listening activity. These sites all do a great job of making film the focus. Here they are in no particular order: Film English Kieran Donaghy’s award winning site takes short, authentic films and develops lesson plans around them. Games to learn English - Learn English through games, On this site you can learn English grammar and vocabulary through games. Each grammar point is presented in a graphical way and then the grammar and vocabulary are practised in games.

Billy Elliot. 30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World. No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun.

30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World

25 Of The Most Dangerous And Unusual Journeys To School In The World. To the delight (or dismay) of millions, the school season is beginning in many countries throughout the world.

25 Of The Most Dangerous And Unusual Journeys To School In The World

But it’s important not to forget that, in some parts of the world, school can be a hard-won luxury. Many children throughout the world have to take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us may take for granted. This list we collected will show you just how determined some children can be when it comes to getting an education. According to UNESCO, progress in connecting children to schools has slowed down over the past five years. Areas that lack suitable school routes can often flood, making it even harder for kids to commute. The solution might seem easy: build roads and bridges, buy buses and hire a driver. Differences Between American and British English. By Kenneth Beare While there are certainly many more varieties of English, American English and British English are the two varieties that are taught in most ESL/EFL programs.

Differences Between American and British English

Generally, it is agreed that no one version is "correct" however, there are certainly preferences in use. The three major differences between between American and British English are: Where Children Sleep photographs from around the world. Photographer James Mollison travelled around the world to capture children's bedrooms The project, Where Children Sleep is set to highlight children's rights across the globeChildren, and their bedrooms, come from all over the world, from China to the U.S. to Brazil By Sara Malm Published: 09:30 GMT, 3 April 2014 | Updated: 13:43 GMT, 3 April 2014 The difference between east and west, rich and poor becomes stark when looking at how our children sleep at night.

Where Children Sleep photographs from around the world

Where Children Sleep, a project by photographer James Mollison, is set to highlight children’s rights by contrasting the different living situations for young people across the globe. Tour Builder. ZooBurst. Student News Daily. News and more for the Young. Skills. Primary UPD8 - Translating the latest breakthroughs and science behind the news into inspiring activities.

How the Body Works Main Page. ESL Games. Make A Movie. GoAnimate tutorial for beginners. Breaking News English Lessons: ESL Plans Teaching Current Events. News Archive. Walk through. Home - World Stories. Quizzes Based On VOA Programs. Listening and Speaking exercises in English. Ielts-speaking-vocabulary-brainstorming.pdf. IELTS vocabulary practice for the Speaking paper. Oktapodi (2007) - Oscar 2009 Animated Short Film. The Film Trailers Shed. Games - Games to Learn English – For Students. Book Cover Creator.

ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more. More Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version. Learn more Home › Parent & Afterschool Resources › Games & Tools Tool Why Use This Tool. Trading Card Creator. The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples.

Trading Card Creator

This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot. Specific prompts guide student through the various types of cards, expanding students' thinking from the basic information and description of the topic to making personal connections to the subject. Making Jack-o'-lanterns. History of Halloween. Halloween Video — Reading Comprehension Worksheets. Simon's Cat 'Off to the Vet' Indiegogo Plush Perk.

Teaching Channel. Ready, Steady, Slow! - Simon's Cat. Bathtub Battle (more/less) 25 Helpful Websites for Creative Writers. Jun 08, 2011 Need help getting your creative juices flowing?

25 Helpful Websites for Creative Writers

These websites for creative writers offer grammar tips, writing prompts, peer critiques and advice on getting published. Read on to learn how you can strengthen your creative writing on the Web. My Shoes. This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film called My Shoes by Nima Raoofi, and the themes of envy and empathy. Students write a story, watch a short film, talk about empathy and envy, discuss comments on a YouTube video , and practise idiomatic expressions. 5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think. 7 Great Grammar Sites for Teachers and Students. June , 2014 Today I am sharing with you a list of some useful websites you can use with your students to help them better improve their grammar knowledge and polish their writing skill.

From grammar lessons and teaching materials to free downloadable worksheets and presentations, this collection of websites will provide you with the content you need for teaching grammar. 50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language - Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get! Partners in Learning Network. Learn Chinese Speaking, Free Chinese Lessons on Everyday Chinese. Outstanding Formative Assessment – its impact upon Ofsted for Jan 2012. Make a global connection - Lesson plan by Hana Tichá. A few weeks ago I had posted my answer to the #30GoalsEDU blogging challenge together with this wonderful picture I found googling. The picture showed the globe and happy children of all races holding hands around the Earth. When I posted it, my colleague and partner in the 30 Goals challenge and "we're on the air" project Hana Tichá from the Czech Republic came up with so many wonderful ideas how we could use this picture in the classroom, so I suggested she write about it as a guest in my blog!!!

Make a (Global) Connection Level: Pre-intermediate – intermediate, age: teensLanguage focus: vocabulary: countries, languagesSpeaking: What generally makes people happy, cultural differencesOther skills: brainstorming ideas, making mind maps, strategy planning, using meditationLength: 45 min. Tips and Tools to Help you Better integrate Technology in Your Instrcution.

50 holiday activities for Teaching English. Learning Theories, Learning Models, Learning Theory Summaries - in Plain English! Efl education.