Read's Reflective Rants : Embed.ly As I was trying to figure out how to embed my Flipagram today, I accidentally stumbled upon embed.ly All you have to do is paste the URL into the embed.ly site and it formulates a code so that you can embed any content into your blog or site. What a cool new tool! I love being able to embed content into my blog, rather than posting links. It simplifies how you share things with your readers. Placement Tests The New Inside Out QUICK and FULL placement tests have been designed to be used to analyse the English level of new students so they can be placed into groups corresponding to the six levels in the series. Students with no previous knowledge of English would not normally be required to take either test. The tests are provided as Word documents, allowing you to tailor them to your specific needs.
Christmas on WebEnglish.se ⋆ Teaching Matters WebEnglish.se has all the materials you’ll need until the end of term, with minimum planning time required. You can find direct links to our Christmas materials for each level directly on the page: Beginner 1-2, Lower Elementary 3-4, Elementary 5-6 and Intermediate 6-9 right below the category titles. You can also access all the materials through these shortcuts:Best of Christmas 1-6Best of Christmas 6-9Advent Calendar 1-3Advent Calendar 4-5Advent Calendar 6-7Advent Calendar 8-9 Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 6 New EdTech Tools for Teachers January 18, 2016 This month's New EdTech Tools for Teachers features 6 good websites for you to try out. Some of the things you can do with these web tools include: creating different types of diagrams (e.g flowcharts and organizational charts), solve math problems using Symbolab calculator, design print-friendly Bingo cards to use in class, build and share word searches online, convert/compress and share video files. Enjoy 1- ProcessOn ProcessOn is a web tool that allows you that you can use to create diagrams including: flowcharts, organizational charts, EVC, EPC..etc.
Classroom Games for Introductory / Beginning French Classes Every week in my first semester French class, we played games to review and reinforce what we did in the previous class. For other French teachers out there who are looking for more activities, these are what I actually used in my class this year. A lot of these I found on Pinterest, where I have a Teaching French at Uni board. 40 of the last storybook towns left in Europe Much of old-world Europe has been swept away. Thanks to countless wars, the irresistible draw of modernization, and overwrought tourism infrastructure, the Europe of your dreams is harder to find than ever. However, there are still towns where you can experience that ‘old-world European charm’ almost like it was when Wordsworth and the Romantics first popularized vagabonding the Continent. These are places with well-preserved architecture dating back hundreds and even thousands of years. These are places where the negative impact of tourism isn’t allowed to run roughshod over local aesthetics. These are places where you can find that cobblestone-postcard view.
English Language Arts: Writing Prompts/Journal Topics What is... What is something you dislike about yourself? What is something you do well? What is your favourite room in your home and why? What is a good neighbour? What is the worst thing parents can do to their children? 10 lifesaving websites for ESL teachers Lisa has asked me for some recommendations regarding useful sites for EFL teachers and I’m happy to make a little compilation of the places I visit most often to find ideas, inspirations, betimes lesson plans if I feel exceptionally lazy (The Liberation of the Garden Gnomes by Peter Vahle is just shiny!) and share them with you. So, here we go – my ten favourite websites: Hope you’ll like my choice and give these sites a go.
102 Free (or Free-to-Try) Online Collaborative Learning Tools Have You Ever Considered Making Money Online? Kelly Richards of New York was tired of worrying all the time where the next dollar would come from. Life seemed merely a succession of bills and worrying about how to pay them. One late night while surfing the internet, her long hours of research finally paid off and she discovered a secret system that would help her get a break in life and beat the recession. She was finally able to provide for her three children while staying home with them. I read Kelly's blog last month and decided to feature her story in our local job report.
5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students I saved the best for last. My students requested this game more often than any other game we ever played. It's based on the old drinking game "Ring of Fire," modified for the classroom. How to Use Periscope for Education Periscope, Twitter's live video streaming app, is taking the education world by storm. Since its debut in early 2015, teachers and administrators are trying to figure out how to use Periscope for education and not just as a way for students to stream silly human tricks on live video to their friends. Before we can get into how to use Periscope for education, let's first define what exactly Periscope is and how you use it for those of you that are clueless for now. An Introduction to Periscope Periscope is a live video streaming app that Twitter purchased before Periscope launched to the public.