Chalkup - Distribute & Grade Assignments in Google Drive Without Using Scripts Chalkup is a neat service that combines the concepts of Google Drive and Edmodo into one slick package. In Chalkup you can create classes to which you distribute announcements and assignments in the message board style that you find in Edmodo. Your students can sign-in to see what you post, reply to your posts, and submit assignments. Verb Tenses Worksheets "What a comprehensive site! I espcially like your verb tenses worksheets. They allow my students to really practice all the many variations.
24 Best Poems to Teach in Middle and High School It can be hard to know which poems will spur your middle and high schoolers into deep, meaningful discussion and which will leave them, ahem, yawning. So we asked experienced teachers to share their favorites—the punch-in-the-gut poems that always get a reaction, even from teens. Here's what they had to say. 1. Snow by David Berman Captures a narrative in miniature with a creative structure. 2. Book Talk: Divergent by Veronica Roth Since I began teaching I have dreamed of sharing one of my favorite novels with my students and experiencing that excitement and anticipation that is associated with diving into a new world of characters and places. Unfortunately, I was never able to make that happen because of a lack of time, not having the resources, and plenty of other excuses that I made. All that changed, however, when I stumbled across this amazing organization, First Book.
How We Made An Excellent Speaking Activity Even Better Last week I posted about an Excellent Speaking Activity, one that I learned from Paul Nation. Here’s an excerpt: He calls it the “4-3-2″ Fluency Activity. My MBE Webpage Hello, I'm Connie Conner-Smith, one of the special education teachers at MBE. I have been teaching for 14 years. All of those years have been at Moulton-Branch Elementary School. I am married to the Valdosta Fire Department Training Captain, Carl Smith. EFL/ESL Lessons and Lesson Plans from The Internet TESL Journal If you have a lesson that you are willing to contribute, please submit it.See the main page for this month's lessons plans. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Some of the articles on Teaching Techniques also include ideas for lessons. Search This "Google Custom Search" is limited to only searching 3 folders on our server: /Articles/, /Lessons/ and /Techniques/.
On Sweden's rocky west coast, a solid setting for stories From my perch on Vetteberget, a granite monolith 2,200 feet above the seaside village of Fjallbacka on Sweden's rocky west coast, I could look over the town's small harbor toward Danholmen, one of the 8,000 granite islands that make up the Western Islands, an archipelago that stretches north to the Norwegian border. Actress Ingrid Bergman, who was born in Stockholm 100 years ago in August, spent many summers on Danholmen Island after she and producer husband Lars Schmidt bought a home there in 1958. And it is there, on the north side of the island, that her ashes were scattered after her death in 1982. To reach the summit of Vetteberget, I had strolled through Fjallbacka's small Ingrid Bergman Square — complete with a bust of the Oscar-winning actress — and into the imposing Kungsklyftan (the king's cleft), a narrow gap in the monolith. That cleft is a must-see spot on Camilla Lackberg murder mystery tours (firstname.lastname@example.org).
English Short Stories – Simple and Illustrated Improve your English with English short stories. This is the fun way :) Important Note Make sure you start with stories at your level, and go gradually up. Do not start with difficult stories that you can't really understand, OK? 8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. Long before paper and books were common and affordable, information passed from generation to generation through this oral tradition of storytelling. Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version of the age-old art of storytelling with a twist: digital tools now make it possible for anyone to create a story and share it with the world. WHY Digital Storytelling?
Glocalization Glocalization (a portmanteau of globalization and localization) is a term denoting the adaptation of a product or service specifically to each locality or culture in which it is sold. It is similar to internationalization. The term “glocalization” is a neologism of globalization and localization, referring to a concept to describe individual, group, organization, product or service that reflects not only global standard but also local one. The term first appeared in the late 1980s in articles by Japanese economists in the Harvard Business Review. According to the sociologist Roland Robertson, who is credited with popularizing the term, glocalization describes a new outcome of local conditions toward global pressures. At a 1997 conference on "Globalization and Indigenous Culture," Robertson said that glocalization "means the simultaneity --- the co-presence --- of both universalizing and particularizing tendencies."  Variety of usages
Monthly topical news lessons Topical news items with worksheets for each level for you to use in class. Each worksheet contains vocabulary, speaking and grammar work as well as reading practice. All the articles are from the Guardian, onestopenglish's principal news partner. As well as using the language exercises which accompany each article, you can exploit these news texts in a number of ways:
Why cat clips rule the internet - CBBC Newsround With more than two million videos on YouTube, cats are one of the most searched for things on the internet. A new exhibition called "How Cats Took Over The Internet" has opened at the Museum of Moving Images in New York. The exhibition looks at the history of how they rose to internet fame, and why people like them so much. Almost half of all original YouTube videos are of people's pets, and around 26 billion views are just for cats, making them the single most popular category.