The EFL SMARTblog: Merry Christmas Mr Bean Teacher's note; The activities in the worksheet at the bottom of this post are based on the full episode available on DVD or on cannot be embedded here). This post contains some exercises based on the embeddable youtube clips. The answers are in the worksheet. All of Me by John Legend In this song John Legend uses opposite meanings to convey how he feels about his wife. It is a very ‘honest’ love song. I think it reflects real life rather than a fairytale version of a relationship.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Fo... February 25, 2015 Formative assessment, as we have agreed elsewhere, is assessment for learning which is completely different from summative assessment, which is assessment of learning. The insights gained from formative assessments are usually used to decide on the next instructional steps and also inform teachers as to the additional opportunities needed to ensure students' success. Examples of formative assessment include: assigning projects and performances, giving writing assignments, and asking questions. There are a variety of ways to do formative assessment in class and this post features some interesting examples of formative assessment techniques. You can also draw on technology to formatively assess your students and gather feedback from them. Here are some of the best web tools to use for in-class formative assessment, for more tools you can check this page.
WebEnglish.se Every spring the Swedish schools must arrange National Tests in English for all 9th graders to attend. An essential part of this test is speaking English. The students need to be able to tell something about themselves, their experiences and/or their thoughts, and also to discuss given topics with a few classmates. WebEnglish.se presents materials that are suitable for practising for this aural test.Link: WebEnglish.se/Intermediate – Speaking 7-9. Super Resources Introducing Glogster Glogster [31UGEB] Glogs: a Timeline Tool: and More Ideas: great example of a Glog: Book “How to Use Glogster” (141 pages.) Things to think about: 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. 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:
Show Us Your #SinglePointRubric The practice of using single point rubrics is slowly but surely catching on. The simplicity of these rubrics — with just a single column of criteria, rather than a full menu of performance levels — offers a whole host of benefits: Teachers find them easier and faster to create, because they no longer have to spend precious time thinking up all the different ways students could fail to meet expectations.Students find them easier to read when preparing an assignment. With only the target expectations to focus on, they are more likely to read those expectations.They allow for higher-quality feedback, because teachers must specify key problem areas and notable areas of excellence for that particular student, rather than choosing from a list of generic descriptions. I first talked about this type of rubric in an earlier post (Know Your Terms: Holistic, Analytic, and Single-Point Rubrics), and again in a post I wrote for Brilliant or Insane (Your Rubric is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It).
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 7 of The Best Chrome Apps for EFL... February 27, 2015 Today we are sharing with you some useful Chrome apps to help your students with their language learning. These apps are particularly helpful for EFL and ESL learners. They (the apps) provide a wide variety of activities, games, flashcards and exercises on language practice. Almost all of them are geared towards solidifying students' vocabulary learning and empowering learners with a rich and diversified lexicon to assist them in their writing and reading comprehension.
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