29 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier There are so many wonderful websites around, and it is difficult to know each and every one of them. The below list provides some of those websites that I find particularly helpful, even though they are not as famous or as prevalent as some of the big names out there. 1. BugMeNot Are you bugged constantly to sign up for websites, even though you do not wish to share your email? Online Quizzes: Take Online Quiz - ProProfs Quizzing is a great way to fulfill the need to learn in the most engaging way possible. Quiz yourself or create a quiz for your peers, students, friends, customers, or employees. There’s something for everyone.
Six collaborative games for competitive English language classrooms Do you want your English language learners to work toward a common goal in the classroom? Teacher David Petrie, who won the TeachingEnglish blog award , tells us his tried-and-tested methods. One of my favourite revision activities with my classes is 'backs to the board', also known as 'hotseat'. I divide the class into two teams. Animoto in the Classroom: Activity Ideas Looking to enhance students' Web 2.0 competencies and build 21st-century skills? The Animoto tool allows anyone to create professional-looking projects using audio, photographs and video. Fortunately, if you're a teacher looking to bring this fun and easy multimedia tool into the classroom, a free account will do just fine. Free accounts let students generate projects up to 30 seconds long in a limited number of styles and with a Web-streaming level of visual quality.
Some Great Educational Tools Recommended by Teachers November 23, 2015 Ever come across an education tool that you feel you simply must share? Something that colleagues perhaps don't know about yet? Here are some hidden gems recommended by educators on edshelf. DocsTeach Teach history and social studies using primary source documents. Explore the world through photos of cities and natural wonders. How to flip your class with quizzes in 5 steps Measuring a student’s knowledge state is the typical purpose of quizzes in education. Can these short tests do more? Quizzes have long been used as a “stick” in education. Did you ever scramble at the warning from your own teachers during class, “y’all better do your work…or else.. I am going to give you a quiz!” Know Students Better: A Visual Guide to Formative Assessment Tools When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning. Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and weaknesses help teachers tailor learning experiences for their students. Formative assessment involves the teacher collecting information about what students know, don’t know, and want to learn. This information takes many forms, including observations, exit tickets, discussions, games, and quizzes. These kinds of informal assessments can also help teachers get to know their students as learners and as people.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Word Formation The third part of the Reading and Use of English paper in the Advanced Examination is word formation where you have to use a root such as 'able' and create an appropriate word (disable, unable, ability) to fill the gap in a text. Word Formation Exercise 1 Word Formation Exercise 2 Word Formation Exercise 3 Word Formation Exercise 4 Things I like about Animoto for Education byonApril 12, 2013 [byline_dns]? A colleague of mine recently showed me a very cool way for students to create good-looking videos. WRITING TOOLS Character Pyramid Tool (PDF) Visualize your character’s FLAWS & associated behaviors (for a deeper understanding of this tool, please reference The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws) Character Target Tool (PDF) Organize and group your character’s POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES by category: moral, achievement, interactive or identity (for a greater understanding of this tool, please reference The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes) Character Profile Questionnaire (PDF) Not your average character questionnaire!