What’s on your mind? This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Shaun Higton and the theme of Facebook. Students practise vocabulary related to social media, watch a short film, and talk about Facebook. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type:Teens and adults Time: 60 minutes Online Drum Machine Drumbot is the next best thing to a real drummer. Full song loops and tons of grooves. Designed specifically for non-drummers for use as backing tracks during song composition. We've partnered with real drummers, (can you think of a better beat maker?) who've created entire songs, from intro to outro, then organized everything to help you discover that perfect groove. Each of the hand-crafted "songs" consists of a collection of loops (loop set) that all run at the same BPM and are all inter-related.
12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts November 3, 2014 by Tricia Goss The image you choose can make or break your social media updates, blog posts and other content. But, finding the right picture to accompany your post can be challenging.
6 Alternative Ways To Use Kahoot! in the Classroom, and Beyond - Kahoot! Forums A game of Kahoot! is typically initiated by educators as a way to gain rich insights about their classroom, through formative assessment or reviews. However, we are continually blown away by the huge number of alternative ways our community play Kahoot! to capture the hearts and minds of learners - with a focus on mastery and helping learners realise their deepest potential. As you may not have thought of these - we thought we’d share some!
Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources As cool as technology is, its intricacies and inner workings are sometimes intimidating, especially for young people who may be more interested in what technology can do for them rather than what they can do with technology. However, when students hurdle that obstacle and see the value of computer science — specifically coding — they gain a broadened perspective and the potential for a rewarding career in the tech field. The following resources will help you teach your students the basics of coding and will provide tips on how to keep kids interested as you go. Tools to Use in Class Can you make coding fun for your students? Absolutely!
I forgot my phone This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film by Miles Crawford titled I lost my phone and the theme of mobile phones. Students listen to a film and speculate about what is happening, watch the film to check their answers and talk about mobile phone use. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type:Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Watching a short film, speculating and speaking
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Step by Step Guide to Creating ... February, 2014 Since I posted about the " 20 online museums for teachers and students " I received several emails with links, apps, tools and more tips related to educational virtual field trips. One of the links I got included this wonderful guide I am sharing with you below created by Silvia Rosenthal from Langwitches. The guide is about how to frame a virtual field trip using Google Earth. Being able to frame your field trip enables you to take your students into an education virtual learning trip in which they will engage in authentic and experiential learning. Silvia used Tour of Jacksonville, Florida as an example of the virtual field trip you can create for your students. She also integrated some curriculum activities that go parallel with this virtual trip.
Best Practices For Setting Up Effective Trello Boards A blank Trello board can cause you to stop in your tracks. In some ways it’s a fresh canvas, ready for your ideas. But on the other hand it feels like there’s just so much to organize. Where to start? Here are the conventions that make for a truly successful board: one that’s easy to understand, that keeps your team on the same page, and that ensures tasks never fall through the cracks. Get Started… In Style i-Diots This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film called iDiots by special effects company BLR_VFX and the themes of technology, mass consumption and instant gratification. Students speak about mobile phones and technology, watch a short film and do a dictation. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) – Intermediate (B1) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 60 minutes Activity: Speaking about mobile phones and technology, watching a short film and dictation
Start Podcasting Podcast is practically series of radio or video shows, music clips and tracks or any other digital media files, which can be subscribed to and downloaded to a computer or portable device over the internet. Adding a podcast player into your blog or site is extremely beneficial and still rather unique. Establishing and embedding a podcast player is simple and fast process, however, maintaining it is even easier. Cincopa application takes care of your podcast hosting and delivery and performs all updates automatically. All you have to do is upload new media files.
10 Websites to Create Your Very Own Avatar Having problems with a profile picture that has been reused one too many times? With so many social networking profiles to manage, and running out of ideas on how to customize them for every single platform, it’s time you start looking for external help. We’ve compiled for you 10 websites that you can use to create your very own Avatar. Apply effects, distort, clean up or reimagine yourself in an impossible scene – you can do all that on these websites. UPDATE: 36 Digital Formative Assessment Tools for the Classroom If you’ve followed our blog here at Teach Learn Grow, you know that we’re a huge proponent of formative assessment. There is no shortage of formative assessment techniques available to teachers to use in their classroom. They provide teachers the valuable feedback they need to adjust their teaching so student learning moves forward. Add to the many techniques the digital tools available these days in smartphones and tablets, and formative assessment becomes easier than ever to implement.