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eTools for Language Teachers - PowerPoint Exercises

eTools for Language Teachers - PowerPoint Exercises
Over the years, I have created many different lessons for K to 8 French classes using PowerPoint presentations. I believe that PowerPoint is truly the best way to teach song lyrics because the children just follow along as the words come up and the images greatly facilitate comprehension. I recommend that you read the songs through once with the children, and then play it with the music the second time through. There are also two stories here on PowerPoint with sound effects that the students really enjoy. You can download any and all of the presentations in this section for free. Please note: I have not included the music files (mp3) with any of the presentations in order not to violate the artists’ copyright protection. Powerpoint Lesson Downloads You can use this menu to view specific samples, or scroll through them all: Bonjour MonsieurComment ça va? Bonjour Monsieur Based on the song "Bonjour Monsieur" by Matt Maxwell found on the CD "Comment ça va?" Download Now Get Song Top of Page

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Two Collaborative Whiteboard Apps to Connect Classrooms I think everyone agrees that today’s world and even more so the world in five or ten years time is getting increasingly smaller. Technology and the Internet has bridged gaps between distant families through video conferencing who can now talk and see each other on the screen. The same is true for classrooms. Projects like “Skype in the classroom” or the “Skype an Author Network” connect classrooms across the world and let them learn from and with each other. Power Point Backgrounds, Presentations Free PowerPoint Templates These are recycled and 100% free PowerPoint templates from past presentations. Use them for idea starters, or for whatever you wish. Enjoy!

Smartboard French Lessons Smartboard French lessons harness the power of technology to transform typical language lessons into interactive, multimedia presentations. Smartboards for Education If you're lucky enough to teach in a school that uses SMART boards, you have many options for incorporating them into lessons, and many smartboard French lessons can be found online. SMART Boards SMART boards are interactive systems that include a whiteboard, a projector, and a computer. Differences between Gamification and Games This is an expanded version of the previous work on Serious games and Gamification below Ever since I first started considering Game Thinking, I have been trying to come up with a way to break down all of the parts that make it up. The first attempt was my article about the differences between serious games and gamification.

Collaborate Online And Create Mind Maps With MindMeister Mind maps are an effective way of jolting down your ideas in the form of diagrams and models. They can also be useful for creating business models, production process sketches and the like. In a previous post we brought you a collection of 5 best mind mapping applications that can help you create mind maps for presentations (e.g. PowerPoint presentations).

The Power of Gamification in Loyalty Look around and you’ll see a lot of examples of gamification in marketing and in particular in loyalty programs. So is this just another gimmicky social media driven tactic by companies? Or is there some genuine strategic value that justifies its rapid infiltration into loyalty programs. It may seem gimmicky on the surface but gamification addresses two key strategic issues for companies running loyalty programs: 1. Jump starting loyalty programs with early member engagement Create Professional Presentations In Minutes with Slidevana for PowerPoint and Keynote [Giveaway] Ever had a time in your life where you really needed to put together an impressive presentation? We’ve all been in that type of situation! Furthermore, some of us have to put together these types of presentations on a regular basis.

8 Research Findings Supporting the Benefits of Gamification in Education On Sunday, Tess Pajaron sent me a great article from Open Colleges about “The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn”. One thing that really struck me about this article is how many of these findings indicated benefits that can come from the use of gaming in education. Some of the findings directly addressed the subject, while others were indirectly indicative of potential positive outcomes of gaming in an instructional context.

Interactive Whiteboard #101 : A short primer At this time of year I find myself running a lot of interactive whiteboard training sessions for schools and colleges on how to get started with their IWB and to get going with the basics. I always direct them back to this blog to check out the IWB Guides area on here, so I thought it would be useful to collate a lot of the basic ideas that I hand out. So if you are a newly qualified teacher soon to be embarking on their teaching career at their new school, an existing teacher moving schools, or simply having an interactive whiteboard installed in your classroom over the summer for the first time, then here’s a couple of handy tips to get you started. 1 Get hold of the IWB software The first thing to do is to get hold of the software for the IWB you will be using at your new school.

Technology for 21st Century WL Teachers- Catherine Ousselin - World Language Tech Consultant Mini Language Lab! SanDisk Sansa Fuze (2,4,8 GB) Sync this MP3 with pictures, language podcasts, books/ textooks on CD or video podcats. This inexpensive MP3 player also has an internal microphone for recording audio and the ability to transfer the files onto any computer!