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Blogging for ELT

Blogging for ELT
It gives an overview of blogging websites, suggests why you might want to use them, and gives some practical advice on setting up blogs for use with your own classes. What is a blog? Types of blogs used in language teaching Why blog? Where to start Tips for managing learner blog settings Keeping students interested Some ideas for activities Pitfalls to watch out for Advanced feature What is a blog? A blog (short for weblog) is a frequently updated website that often resembles an online journal. Nowadays, blogs can also display photos and some people are using them with audio and even video, but this article will concentrate on the basics, showing how a simple text-based blog can be used to great effect with your English language learners. Types of blogs used in language teachingAaron Campbell (2003) has outlined three types of blogs for use with language classes: The Tutor Blog is run by the teacher of a class. Why blog? Here are some other reasons for using blogs: Some ideas for activities

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Homes of the Future Good morning. Today I'll be experiencing a taste of the future. From the latest in home design to incredible gadgets, I’ll be looking at how we could be living in the future. How to Be a Vlogger: 9 Steps <img alt="Image titled Be a Vlogger Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Think of a topic to make vlogs about. It can be anything, as long as it's not boring, insulting, or illegal. Take other video bloggers as an inspiration, such as Casey Neistat, Katersoneseven, Charlieissocoollike, Nerimon, Frezned, Italktosnakes, or Vlogbrothers. But you have to be unique and true to yourself. Don't be a copycat - don't do what everyone else does. <img alt="Image titled Be a Vlogger Step 2" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">2Get a YouTube account, and give your channel an attractive name.

Writing Games and Activities Most of these writing activities and games can be integrated right into your lesson. Most can be used with whatever content you are teaching them on that day. Many incorporate not only writing, but speaking and other skills as well. ESL Games for the Classroom Alphabet Shout Out Randomly choose an alphabet flashcard and award a point to the first student who shouts out a word beginning with that letter. Alphabet Writing Relay Divide and line up the students into two teams. Divide the board into two halves and have one student from each team run to the board, write 'A', then run to the back of the line. 7 Vlog Tips To Help You Grow Your YouTube Channel Everyone has a different reason for starting a vlog. Maybe it’s to share, or maybe you’re hoping to make money with your vlog by selling ad space or becoming a YouTube partner. Whatever the purpose, these tips for beginners are going to be focused on what you will need to do in order to really standout and make a name for your channel. Let’s start with the first of the 7 vlog tips: Select Your Niche Before you get set on starting a YouTube channel, select your niche wisely.

ESL Teaching Materials for Writing ESL Writing Exercises- Worksheets for Writing Teach Kids to Read with Phonics - Games, Videos, Worksheeets Give your students further practice with English grammar through writing exercises. ESL Kids Classroom Games & Activities Action Race: This is a fun game using actions. Use actions like jump, hop, clap, run etc. Have the Ss split into two teams and sit in lines with a chair by each team and one chair at the other end of the room. The Best Vlogging Tips for YouTube Vloggers New YouTube channels are created everyday by vloggers and those aspiring to start their first vlog. Both new and experienced vloggers can use tips from time to time in order to grow their audience and to reach that next level. We have created this guide for vloggers like yourself and those interested, on the best vlogging tips. Use these tips to help you succeed and reach your goals as a vlogger. Just click on the blue text to open up each article.

ESL Writing Worksheets, Lessons, Sample Essays, Error Correction, and Printable Ebooks ESL Writing Exercise - Topic Sentences (Introduction) - Introduction to topic sentences and their function in a formal paragraph ESL Writing Exercise - Introduction to Similes and Metaphors - Using similes and metaphors to write interesting topic sentences ESL Writing Exercise - Similes and Metaphors Review - Practice describing people and things using similes and metaphors ESL Writing Exercise - Topic Sentences (Review) - Practice writing topic sentences ESL Writing Exercise - The Body of a Paragraph (Introduction) - Introduction to the body of a paragraph and the information that should be contained therein ESL Writing Exercise - The Body of a Paragraph (Review) - Practice thinking of information to use in the body of a paragraph

We Put Things in "Apple Pie Order" Now, the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories. Today we tell about the expression “apple pie order.” It means “in perfect order, very well organized.” 8 Tips for Bloggers That Have Started Vlogging on YouTube - Vlog Nation If you’re just starting out in the video blogging world, you’re probably wondering how you can build an audience, get more views and likes, and build more support for your YouTube video blogs in general. Follow these eight tips for video bloggers to put yourself on the path to vlogging success! Find out everything you need to know about creating catchy titles, branding your YouTube channel and videos, and engaging with your audience to create an awesome channel. Great Video Titles Make a Big Difference