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PBS News Hour Video: “‘Amazing Grace,’ a song of suffering to pull us together” Economics & Humanities Podcasts to Propel Student Learning. Several weeks ago, we took a look at a number of excellent podcasts just begging to be used in History and STEM classrooms.

Economics & Humanities Podcasts to Propel Student Learning

This week, we’re detailing a few more excellent podcasts to add to the classroom library, along with further ideas for how you can integrate each type. Our goal: to spread a love and joy for podcasts the worldwide, and to promote a lot of learning along the way! Spicing Up Student Learning With History and STEM Podcasts. Podcasts have been around for a long time now, but they have only just begun to surge into mainstream popularity.

Spicing Up Student Learning With History and STEM Podcasts

That’s all thanks to a little podcast called Serial, a true crime program that reopened investigation into the murder of a high school student committed in 1999. With tens of millions of downloads, this podcast is officially the most popular of all time. To those of us who are longtime podcast fans, the potential of the medium to both captivate and set minds whirring is no surprise. And it’s those two things that make podcasts pretty much the perfect medium for learning, whether in the classroom, at-home, or as student commute from sports practice to band practice to home There are so many great podcasts out there, that we found we couldn’t narrow them all down into one article.

Note: All podcasts listed for students here are best in a high school or higher ed setting. 1. As the title suggests, this podcast examines lesser known chapters in history. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. History: Here’s A Successful Music Lesson We Did With Beginning ELLs (Hand-Outs & Student Examples Included) Here’s a two-week-long music-related lesson that, thanks to my extraordinary colleague, Alma Avalos, was a very successful one that took about a week.

Here’s A Successful Music Lesson We Did With Beginning ELLs (Hand-Outs & Student Examples Included)

It includes all the domains — listening, reading, writing and speaking. First, students were introduced to the Black-Eyed Peas song, “Where is the love?” (lyrics video embedded below). The song is sung fairly fast but, just like the saying goes that the best book for a student is not one on their lexile level but, instead, one they want to read, the same hold true for a introducing a popular song.

Students were given copies of the lyrics, asked to highlight new words, which were reviewed in class. Students also practiced reading the lyrics out loud. Third, Students used the online tool Canva to create an online poster of those ten favorite lyrics, using images to help illustrate their meaning. All of the previous tasks made up the first section of the unit lesson. 10 Ways To Use Songs In The EFL Classroom. Gap Fill The most obvious one but not without its merits.

10 Ways To Use Songs In The EFL Classroom

Most people simply delete random words and then let the students fill them in. This can help students practice listening in a fun way, but there are other ways of doing it. Focus on a particular word form, adjectives or past simple verbs, for example. You can then get students to collaborate and speculate what they think these words will be before listening and then listen to check. Students will think about the language a lot more and use language not contained in the song. Word Substitution After listening give students a particular word form.

It can also completely change the meaning of the song and you may get many different versions that the whole class can look at. Meaning From Context Find a song that has a lot of new vocabulary you want to teach your students. Tense Review Find a song with tenses you would like to review. Let the students listen to the song and then hand out the lyrics. 33rd ELT Blog Carnival, Using Songs and Music in Class. Welcome to the 33rd ELT carnival.

33rd ELT Blog Carnival, Using Songs and Music in Class

The theme is Using Music and Songs in EFL Classes and today I’m happy to introduce a wonderful album to you. If you are ready grab a cup of coffee (hot or cold), put the record on and enjoy … Here we begin From Vicky Loras’s Blog by Vicky Loras The Day Coldplay Came to Our Classroom. Learn Languages for Free with Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke! English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch.

Songs in EFL Classroom. Educational Technology in ELT: Teaching English through songs in the digital age (part 1 of 4): Background readings and resources. In case you didn´t know, I´m an avid tweeter, especially for Professional Development and networking with colleagues all over the world.

Educational Technology in ELT: Teaching English through songs in the digital age (part 1 of 4): Background readings and resources

And one of the best examples of collaboration towards PD in ELT is #ELTchat, a weekly one-hour conversation on Twitter on a topic voted by those who are interested in participating. #ELTchat is usually moderated by the amazing @Marisa_C (Marisa Constantinides), @rliberni (Berni Wall) and @esolcourses (Sue Lyon Jones) and each weekly chat is archived at Yesterday, #ELTchat was about Teaching English through songs: activities, resources and benefits of using songs for teaching. So that you get an idea of the intensity of the conversation, these are the stats: 13 readings and resources, 68 ideas for using songs, 50 example songs with links, 11 music-related web 2.0 tools.