Video Lesson: Mr. Bean Follow me on twitter This is a video lesson based around the video “Mr. Bean packs his suitcase” thanks to British Council for bringing it to my attention in their lesson plan on making predictions but I’ve adapted it for use in different ways with different levels. Kids and lower levels The aim of this lesson plan is to practice holiday vocabulary (clothes and items that go in a suitcase) and some basic grammar structure.
helping teachers create paperless classrooms Common thinking about what kinds of folks make good 21st century teachers generally runs as follows: “They’re constantly in the process of being trained and being a lifelong learner,” he says. The 'he' saying this is Jeff Murphy, a director of instruction for the Florida Virtual School and he's being quoted in a recent article from Education Week. I cannot tell you how tired I am of hearing this sort of talk.
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: Recommended Lesson Activities - For English Language Teachers Accent Reduction Tips [+-] Tips for student and teachers to help reduce accents and improve pronunciation. Native-like pronunciation is a goal for many ESL students. Having tips and strategies to help them reduce their accent and achieve a more native-like pronunciation is beneficial for any speaking-pronunciation teacher.
Language Arts: Writing, Literature, and Creativity Be sure to see our Language & Literature Subject Center for more great lesson ideas and articles. Expand students’ cultural horizons by shaping a fun dialogue-writing exercise around Guy Fawkes Night, a November 5 historical observance that’s popular in England. Harry Potter Inspires: Design a Wizard Sports Team In this lesson for grades K-2, students use creativity, reasoning and language skills to develop a new sports team. Harry Potter Inspires: Character Sketch for a New Wizard In this writing and literature lesson for grades 5-8, students create a new character that would fit into the wizard world. Creating a Poetry Collection In this lesson, which encourages students to think about the sounds of poems, students use lip-syncing software to produce an animated talking head.
Classroom Uses - Chromebook Classroom Sample Projects for the ChromebookStudents will use a variety of websites for Digital Storytelling. Digital storytelling allows the students to “show with they know” in a creative, digital format. Digital storytelling on the web also allows for publication and sharing of projects with a wider audience. Google-Proof Questioning: A New Use for Bloom's Taxonomy The internet has revolutionized information collection. The answer to virtually any question or problem is at our fingertips. Google has made this possible. While I am a great admirer of Google and an avid user of its products, in a way, Google has made my life as a teacher a LOT more difficult. Noticing and communicative language teaching Dear Luiz, I’ve read your post about knowing that and knowing how…I firmly believe it makes a big difference and most of advanced students present some inaccuracies in grammar deriving from the way they were exposed to the topic in their learning process. I have also done some research on Noticing and interface position. At a first glance, it seemed to me something really different, but as I saw some examples and tips on how to help students noticing, I realized it is very similar to the communicative approach. Am I right?
Program a Friend Activity courtesy of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s Vernier Technology Lab Time: 10 – 30 minutes Grade level: 1 – 8 Summary