Alike This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Alike by Pepe School Land. In the lesson students practise using alike, adjectives to describe character and routines, watch a short film, predict how the film will end and speak about the film. The lesson won the British Council teachingEnglish Blog Award for February 2017. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) 10 Sites Teachers Really Love 10 Sites Teachers Really Love (Sorry Admins) Though it’s the administrators’ job to steer the ship with regards to technology use in school, every teacher has their favorite edtech websites and apps they love to use with their students. After all, teachers are the ones who work most closely with their students and know which technology best meets the specific needs of their class. I’ve heard from many teachers over the years I’ve been writing this blog of new tech tools and their standby favorites. Here’s a list of some of teacher’s most talked about edtech websites and apps that might not yet be on your admins’ radars:
Radiolab's Jad Abumrad On Storytelling With Sound When Jad Abumrad, the creator of WNYC’s Radio Lab, shares one of the first things he remembers hearing as a child, he describes something that most of us would call an annoying noise: a running lawnmower. He describes the sound as something physical. “I think I love the visceral quality of sound and that it just feels good when you hear a noise that you like,” he says. His enthusiasm of telling stories without pictures is what makes his radio show and podcast, WNYC’s Radiolab, one of the most followed in the world. Each episode is like a perfectly choreographed waltz, highly produced with perfect pacing. In a world that relies increasingly on the widespread use of images and video, the show takes us to a place where we can create our own pictures in our heads.
This professor teaches Pixar’s approach to creative genius Two hundred and fifty people. Four to five years. One groundbreaking movie. Teaching Ideas Genre(s): Adventure A young girl helps a tiny boy to fly home before it's too late! Use this delightful animated film in your classroom with our collection of cross-curricular teaching ideas and activities! How-To Create an Interactive Word Wall with #ScannableTech An Interactive word wall can transform spaces in your classroom. They provide a way for students to engage with content in an authentic matter and promote a sense of curiosity among your students. As a classroom teacher I used #ScannableTech in many different ways and wrote a book sharing ideas, tips and tricks for using this technology in the classroom. What I love about QR Codes and Augmented Reality are the ways you can use this technology to change an everyday practice in your classroom with a simple scan. A word wall is a staple in most classrooms. From primary grades to high school your vocabulary words for a unit of study are prominently displayed for students to reference.
Travel and Sightseeing: Directions Through Town (1) Whether you are on a sightseeing trip through Europe or backpacking in Australia, finding your way around the city while on vacation can be difficult unless you know what to say. Understanding directions is a big part of this. Look at the expressions below and be sure to understand the meaning of the places on the map before you begin the listening activity: Listen by pressing the "Play Audio" button.
How Ed Catmull Spent His Last Day as Head of Pixar Executive Summary Sometimes a creative act by one leader can inspire others. Ed Catmull, Pixar cofounder and long-time leader, did just that after announcing his retirement in late 2018. He chose to spend his last day on the company’s Emeryville campus not being celebrated by his colleagues but, instead, sharing thoughts about the challenges they would face in the years to come. First, Catmull provided Pixar employees with his well-informed perspective on the challenges ahead. Second, he gave them a launching point and maybe even the framework for future conversations, among themselves, about how Pixar will continue to thrive. Teach English Writing: Videos Write Story Summaries Writing Skills: idea, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, organisation Short videos with interesting plots make great prompts for an ESL writing class. Here are 5 videos which can help students learn English writing skills. What makes a good video prompt? I look for four features when choosing a video for the writing class.
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