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50 ways to use video in the classroom – EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

50 ways to use video in the classroom – EFL CLASSROOM 2.0
I will be travelling quite a bit this year to conferences and schools, speaking about a lifelong teaching passion - the use of video as an educational material. It is something I've promoted and developed many language learning ideas around - foremost through my work on EnglishCentral. So enjoy these practical ideas for using this most "real" material with your students, Each idea has a recommended example - just click "View It". Also get this as a lecture presentation with examples HERE. Get all the 50 lists HERE. 50 Ways To Use Video In The Classroom What Gutenberg did for writing, online video can do for face-to-face communication.” — Chris Anderson, TED Video is in the ascendency and in just 5 or so short years after Youtube launched, the video learning and teaching revolution is upon us. Here are some of the best ways to use video in your teaching. 1. View it. 2. 3. 4. View it. 5. View it. 6. View it. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. View It. 14. View it. 15. 16. View It. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

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