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. This provides a good opportunity for students to discuss love songs, identify the opposite meanings and then interpret what the songwriter really means. Students then use what they have learned to talk about their own loved ones. Materials: PowerPoint slides here , song on YouTube, slide 6 printed off and cut up 1/group , worksheet without explanations 1/pair here and worksheet with explanation 1/pair and cut up here.
Share a heart On 9th February 2016 we’re encouraging everyone to play their part and #shareaheart for Safer Internet Day! We are using the heart, a universal sign for love, to promote respect and kindness online this Safer Internet Day. To help us spread the love, we want schools, organisations and individuals to take to social media and share their own heart filled messages, images or videos using the hashtag #shareaheart. Whether it’s a positive message in our specially designed heart signs, a post filled with heart emojis, or something more creative, there are lots of ways you can get involved in the #shareaheart campaign.
Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google At Google we believe in the power of education and the promise of technology to improve the lives of students and educators -- leading the way for a new generation of learning in the classroom and beyond. But no matter what subject you teach, it is important for your students to know how to think critically and evaluate online sources, understand how to protect themselves from online threats from bullies to scammers, and to think before they share and be good digital citizens. Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer. Class 1: Become an Online Sleuth In this class, students will identify guidelines for evaluating the credibility of content online.
A podcast about life as a teenager in Sweden We will work with podcasts the last weeks. We are going to follow a Syrian family in this podcast. I will give you questions to discuss. You are also going to produce your own podcasts and reflect on your own lives in Sweden. The ability we are going to focus on is this: reflect over living conditions, social and cultural phenomena in different contexts and parts of the world where English is used. Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating) You are going to practise language for; Describing photosComparing and contrasting photos (discussing similarities and differences)Speculating on what might be happeningReacting to photos (giving opinions) Discuss Look at the presentation.
Cyberbullying guidance for schools Cyberbullying: Understand, Prevent and Respond Guidance for Schools Cyberbullying is a form of bullying, and research reveals it has increased to affect 12% of young people in this country. This Guidance is designed to support schools in preventing and responding to cyberbullying. Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google Picking the right search terms Beginner Pick the best words to use in academic searching, whether students are beginning with a full question or a topic of just a few words. View lesson Advanced Explore "firm" and "soft" search terms, and practice using context terms to locate subject-specific collections of information on the web.
How can film help you teach or learn English? What can film and video add to the learning experience? Kieran Donaghy, who won the British Council’s TeachingEnglish blog award tells us why film is such a good resource and recommends some useful websites, in one of our top five articles of all time, illustrated by artist Jamie Johnson. Language teachers have been using films in their classes for decades, and there are a number of reasons why film is an excellent teaching and learning tool.