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Warmers (with a Business English flavour) Update. Thanks for visiting my blog! I was very happy to learn that this post was shortlisted for Teaching English – British Council blog award. If you decide to vote for it, let them know by ‘liking’ the post on their Facebook page: Last Friday we met together with a group of colleagues at EPAM Systems to share some of the ice-breakers, warmers and games that we use. Here are some of the warmers that we came up with. 100 Best Writing Websites: 2017 Edition What do you picture when you imagine yourself writing? Are you quietly tapping away on your office desktop computer in the early morning hours? Maybe you’re scribbling new ideas and observations amidst the hustle and bustle of a coffee shop. It’s likely that you imagined yourself alone. And that’s not surprising, because when it comes down to actually doing the work, you — the writer — are the one who has to put pen to paper. But here’s the thing about great writing: it takes a village.
10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom Thanks to the folks over at Khan Academy, alternative modes of delivering classroom instruction are all the rage. We’ve got face to face models, labs, rotations, online-only, self-blend, and of course, flipped. While there are numerous ways to implement a flipped classroom, the basic components include some form of prerecorded lectures that are then followed by in-class work. Flipped classrooms are heralded for many reasons. For one thing, students can learn at their own pace when they’re watching lectures at home. Viewing recorded lessons allows students to rewind and watch content again, fast forward through previously learned material, and pause and reflect on new material.
Bingo Caller Print and play - run bingo games from the comfort of your home with our simulated Bingo Caller and printable Cards. There's no need for any specialist equipment with our DIY bingo accessories. Play alone, or host a great night in with family and friends. 20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning There are so many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the web, as well as apps for tablets and smartphones. I've built out a list of fun tools I am looking forward to trying out over the upcoming holiday break. I can't wait to brainstorm creative ways to leverage these in lessons! Click to view original, large image Note that some of these tools offer very different types of functionality. It's important to explore them yourself before introducing them students.
Sounds from around the Home Quiz How many of these sounds from around the home do you recognise? The answers are at the bottom of the page. There is also a Slideshow version of this quiz. See How to Play for ideas on how to run the quiz and resources for making your own guess the sound quiz. Sound 1 – vacuum cleanerSound 2 – ice in a glassSound 3 – frying eggsSound 4 – spreading butter on toastSound 5 – a microwave ovenSound 6 – unlocking a doorSound 7 – a toilet flushingSound 8 – a stirring a drinkSound 9 – a hair dryerSound 10 – drawing the curtainsSound 11 – sharpening a knifeSound 12 – chopping vegetablesSound 13 – opening a tinSound 14 – sweepingSound 15 – a sewing machine I Wrote a Novel Entirely in Evernote. Here's How. Over the past few months, we’ve highlighted some of the unique ways Evernote employees use the software they build and support—from capturing sketches to digital scrapbooking. In honor of National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo), the head of our marketing content team shares his method for crafting a novel entirely in Evernote. Like many writers, I used to view Evernote as just one component of a larger writing system. I kept my brainstorming and research notes in Evernote, while composing drafts in another app. But the writing apps seemed to change on a whim, sometimes even mid-project.
The game machine W2L Info Published on December 1st, 2013 | by What2Learn Are you looking to make your own study game? Resources and ideas for language teachers Trying to predict what happens next in a video can be a fun and creative way to get students to practise the future tense. Before getting to that stage clearly there’s a lot of work to be done in teaching the future tense(s). Below is a PowerPoint to support this. The creative outcome stage is where you show one of the “Simon’s Cat” videos from YouTube. You only show it up to the point where the cat appears above the bed, which is quite early on in the video.
Acapela Box : create your text to speech messages 1. Your Acceptance of Terms Welcome to the Acapela-Box Website. The following Terms of Service (“TOS”) are between you and Acapela Group and constitute a legal agreement that governs your use of the Acapela-Box Website (referred to as the “Service”). You must agree to these TOS before you can use the Service by clicking the ‘Yes I agree button’ on the Sign Up page. If you do not agree to any of the following terms, please do not try to use the Service. Story Dice - a creative storytelling tool from Dave Birss As you can see above, you get five story dice (or nine dice, if you prefer), each with a random image on it. Your job is quite simply to turn these prompts into a story. I recommend you try to work with the order they appear on the screen but if you’re finding it tough, you can do some swapsies. You also don’t need to take the image literally.
ADRIFT: Create your own Interactive Fiction What is Interactive Fiction? Interactive Fiction (formerly referred to as Text Adventures) are a cross between reading a book and playing a game, where you control the main character. Rather than reading the story from start to finish, you interact with everything by typing commands at a prompt, discovering things as you go along. There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps In a previous post, Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind, I describe my ambivalence about teacher asking my for the “perfect” app to teach this or that. I have teachers ask me frequently about app recommendations for different subject areas.“What app could I use to teach subtraction?”“What app would you recommend for my students to practice writing?”“I want to use iPads in my Science class.
This allows students to become creative and tell stories. By using this website their stories and imagination can be brought to life through a computer screen. by kalerain10 Oct 11
ISTE Standards for Teachers this site/tool supports: Promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness., Promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students’ conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes. by joshuacarr Sep 7