Träna mera – länktips Links to improve your skills in English Vocabulary Vocabulary for learners of English Lyricstraining BaBaDum Vocabulary Digital tools for educators and students Today I dove into an ocean of web sites, apps and other digital tools during my study day. I'm looking to refresh my digital skills and I had lots of ideas pop up today, while looking at some old and new web pages. Here I've tried to collect many of the ones I was introduced to today and I've also commented on some tools that I've used myself, at least a few times.Digital tools for responses/quizzes/surveys/exit tickets: (* = my favorite ones right now) AnswerGarden * A web whiteboard
Pixar & Khan Academy Offer a Free Online Course on Storytelling It doesn’t take much to spark a good story. A tall man, a short woman, a setting that’s sterile to the point of soulless, and a couple dozen bananas… It practically writes itself! If you’re slow to recognize the potential in these extremely potent elements (culled from the above video’s opening shot), this free online course on storytelling, part of Khan Academy’s popular Pixar In A Box series, might help strengthen those slack storytelling muscles. Now with Video Clips! Meet the New Adobe Spark Video Now with Video Clips! Meet the New Adobe Spark Video Aubrey Cattell | Let’s face it—video was everywhere in 2016. It used to be a cause, a business, a brand was invisible if it didn’t have a website. Now video is the new standard.
The 15 most useful Google apps you never knew existed Google can be your best friend when it comes to searching for answers or information online. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can utilize Google to its full potential. In fact, this powerful search engine can offer lots of great services, apps and features that aren’t on many people’s radar. Pernilla's English Classroom: Templates and posters Here I have gathered some templates and posters that you are free to use. :) All templates designed by me. Flash Fiction meets Banksy A flash fiction text is only 150 words short/long. Some say it is 75 words long and others say 1500, but we will write 150 words. In this text you remove all extra words like adjectives, adverbs, names, personifications and metaphors. That means that you as a writer leaves the reader to read outside the text and to create his or her own images of the characters and setting in the text.
School Start 1-6 Beginner, Elementary, Themes Related Page: My Book About Me Warm-up Welcome Back to School! – Animated Digital Card Funny starter welcoming you back to school (yr 1-4)Kid Snippets: “Back to School” Adults act to child voices. Funny if the students know the body parts (yr 3-5)Back to School – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (PARODY) A song to start the term with (yr 4-6) Songs and Rhymes
The Four Things Students Need to Create Good Book Trailers Creating book trailer videos is a great alternative to a traditional written book report assignment. In a book trailer video students highlight their favorite elements of a story and try to entice viewers to read the book themselves. Much like a movie trailer that tries to get viewers to watch the full movie, a book trailer should give viewers just enough to be interested in the full story without giving away the conclusion to the story. If you have heard of book trailers and wanted to try having your create book trailers, here are the four things they'll need to get started after reading a book. A script/ outline: Before I let students start to assemble a video, I make them write a script or outline for the video.
Flubaroo: Send Student Feedback to Google Drive - Teacher Tech If you are not a Flubaroo user, you probably want to be. Flubaroo is an Add-On for Google Sheets spreadsheets that will automatically grade student responses to formative assessment submitted through a Google Form. Previously Flubaroo had the option (and still does) to email students their results. 10 Funny English Expressions & Their Literal Meanings – Bored Teachers Ever think about the literal meaning of some of the English expressions we use every day? Check out these awesome illustrations by artist Roisin Hahessy, who came up with the idea while teaching English as a foreign language in Brazil! 1. ...and "bob's your uncle!" 2.
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L.I.F.T. – an effective writing-proficiency and metacognition enhancer Many years ago, as an L2 college student writer of English and French I often had doubts about the accuracy of what I wrote in my essays, especially when I was trying out a new and complex grammar structure or an idiom I had heard someone use. However, the busy and under-paid native-speaker university language assistants charged with correcting my essays rarely gave me useful feedback on those adventurous linguistic exploits of mine. They simply underlined or crossed out my mistakes and provided their correct alternative. m.facebook As always, we welcome your ideas; please post them in the comments. The Problems Why Does This Matter? Framing the Problem for Students: