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Larissa's Language Studio: Teaching for Exams? Have fun! - Key-word transformations with a twist. One of the most tricky and challenging parts of the Cambridge First Exam is Use of English part 4.

Larissa's Language Studio: Teaching for Exams? Have fun! - Key-word transformations with a twist

Students always complain about how difficult it is and prefer to skip it rather than taking the bull by the horns. If you don't know about this part of the exam, here you are the description from the Cambridge English website. KEY WORD TRANSFORMATION: Each question consists of a sentence followed by a ‘key’ word and a second sentence with a gap in the middle. You have to use this key word to complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.

Later Gator Crafts: Finger Twister. I have been racking my brain trying to come up with a few simple stocking stuffers and today an idea hit me.

Later Gator Crafts: Finger Twister

I saw these cute little finger twister boards but was not about to actually pay money for them... I figured It wouldn't be to hard to make something similar on my own. 3 Simple Ways To Gamify Your Digital Learning  Three core instructional principles underlay gaming design in digital learning: Engagement and motivation, challenge, and accomplishment.

3 Simple Ways To Gamify Your Digital Learning 

In this article, I’ll dive into these principles and show you some simple ways to gamify your digital learning. 1. Focus on engagement and motivation. Games are about the player’s journey from novice to master. I Remain – A Zombie story. By kylemawer An online game that is played while reading the story of the game as a narrative story is a great way to get your learners reading.

I Remain – A Zombie story

Playing the game becomes a comprehension check. Level: Upper intermediate+Location: Computer room Activity: Reading Language: Narrative tenses & narrative devices. The Why’s and How’s of Gamifying Your Classroom. Three years ago I flipped my high school math classes, but wasn’t satisfied.

The Why’s and How’s of Gamifying Your Classroom

Having heard about mastery-based learning, I wanted to move my classes in that direction. But I could not figure out how to make that step work for me; I wanted to make this move fun and exciting, get away from old and boring. Enter gamification. The “Why” of Gamification When I was in a session at ISTE 2014, three years of thinking clicked into place. As teachers we all know that our students are unique and bring different learning styles and personalities to the classroom. The “How” of Gamification Let’s start from the beginning.

The Sims 2. The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014. Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past.

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014

When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike. We’ve curated 23 of the best game-based education resources for 2014. If your class hasn’t gotten its game on yet, then now is the time. Untitled. Содержание.

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00:00:00. On the ground Reporter. Creative Speaking. Deadway is a language-learning classroom role-playing game about rebuilding hope in a post-apocalyptic world.

Creative Speaking

In this game your students will band together in small groups to forge a new society in their own image. Amid dire circumstances they will come up with solutions to numerous dilemmas, deal with issues that will stress them both physically and mentally, and interact with a cast of colorful characters, while at the same time cultivating their own sense of beauty to bring a new aesthetic to the depleted world. Deadway can turn the ordinarily mundane task of language production into an engaging experience for students as their trials become part of a grand story jointly created in a shared imaginary space that takes center stage in your classroom.

Like the other games in this site, Deadway functions as a production stage task that can be used regularly to create meaningful speaking opportunities for your students. Setup Ss fill out name, purpose (i.e. Mission Assignment Combos. Classcraft. Games for Decision Making. A common request that many teachers are familiar with: "Games!

Games for Decision Making

We want a game! " "No study today - games! " Games can be used for a myriad of purposes - thinking and decision making included. Genki English Uno Style ESL Card Game "One Left" Page in Japanese Target Age: Elementary 2 to Adults Target English: Colours, numbers, family, vegetables, prepositions Just like its more famous cousin "Uno", this is a card game based on the traditional Crazy Eights game.

Woodlands Literacy Zone - Interactive English Games - Education. Games for high school students,free fun educational online game site for teens,business activities for college,youth. Hello, welcome to Learn4Good.com, where you can play free fun online games & interesting business strategy simulation activities. Exercise & challenge your brain. Be the best that you can be, and enjoy these games with friends and family. If you are a tycoon game enthusiast, prepare yourself for an epic economics and trade game set in an enthralling period in American history.

Frontier takes you on an in-depth journey back in time to the Wild West, and the opportunity to choose between a life of dignified trade and nobility, or a life of thrills, spills and petty crime! This is an exhaustive, RPG / tycoon adventure game for high school students and grownups where you have to buy, sell, trade, fight, recruit, and survive as you travel around America in the "good ol’ days". Quandary. IT resources. Bomb timer Type in your time and start the fuse. Ideal if you want less than 10 minutes - not quite as exciting for activities longer than 10 minutes as it's harder to see the progression of time. And if you want it really big, click here for the full screen version - drag the window to resize it.

Big Bomb Timer Dice Dice. Scoring Wheel. IT resources. American English. ESL games for adults. How Do You Play. NEW Kids 3210 Blast Off to a Healthier Family. Animal Jam - Meet friends, adopts pets, and play wild! 6 Super ESL Games for Grammar Review. G - Games that Work Without Fail in the ESL Classroom [Teacher Tips from A to Z] Game and Puzzle Cards & animated e-cards with music. Anna's reflections and archive: Games. Academy Island is a nice educational game developed by Cambridge ESOL. The main character is an alien who is on an island and has to go through quite a few challenges in order to graduate from the academy.

The island consists of a few towns: noun town, pronoun town, etc and each town has 2-3 shops and/or buildings which the alien has to enter in order to complete his challenge and gain a high enough score to be allowed to get into the academy building. In each shop and building the alein is asked to complete 4 sentences or answer 4 questions: these are all multiple choice. Questions cover grammar, vocabulary, phrasal verbs and idioms. Correct answers bring from 100 to 150 points. The 4-question set is timed. There are also some scrolls with 2 questions in each.

A fun game that I am sure all English Language learners will enjoy. American English. Teaching Themes - Myst. The Myst series of computer games can be extremely valuable teaching tools. The characters, landscapes and storylines used in the game can all be used to enhance learning in a wide range of curriculum areas. Below, you will find a considerable number of ideas and resources to help you use the Myst games as part of your teaching.

There are lots of ways of using Myst in the classroom, so please get in touch if you have some more ideas / resources of your own. Poptropica. The World of Miamiopia - An Educational Virtual World For Kids. Play online, show your creativity and make new friends in your virtual world! Kids Games - PrimaryGames - Play Free Kids Games Online. Digital Play. Have you ever wanted to be James Bond? Princess Natasha is a digital game where the character is a bit like James Bond, except that she is a female. The game has messages that help you solve problems and hints on how to continue playing.

It's a great way to be reading in English while playing a digital game. If you enjoyed Princess Natasha, then I would recommend that you have a look at Graham Stanley's latest blog, Digital Play. 20Q.net Inc. Six computer games to use in an English language classroom. Another guest list that I’ve picked up during conference season, this time from language teaching games expert Kyle Mawer.

Kyle doesn’t make computer games for language learners (often these aren’t very good), he finds existing games and exploits them with his classes. The result is some serious fun and language learning combined. Here he shows six ways that this is not just child’s play… 1 Reading You’ve heard of TPR (total physical response), well now comes the new improved TVR (total virtual response) and you can find no better place to see this in action than with the tutorial for the online game Runescape. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers. Decoration Games - Girl Games - StarSue.Net. English – Down on the farm. By kylemawer. Moshi Monsters - Adopt Your Own Pet Monster!

Activities for Elementary, Middle-School and High School Students. About us – Play Brighter. PlayBrighter was created by teachers. GAMEUP. 15 Serious Games Aiming to Change the World. Using games for purposes other than entertainment is nothing new. There are war games, educational games, throne games.

Games – Amanita Design. Amanita Design. 101 ways (and more) to use Samorost Home - 101 ways (and more) to use Samorost.