Conversation lesson – News B1 Introduction Where were you when you heard about ...? There are some news stories which leave nobody in any difficulty when answering this question, so even allowing for sensitivity to certain subjects in a classroom situation, there are already dozens of things most people can talk about. Grammar Auction: Turn grammar review into a game – tekhnologic This is not a new activity and you can find several descriptions of a grammar auction online. You may find these descriptions Grammar Auctions useful: Clare Lavery describes a Grammar Auction for teachingenglish.org.uk. Bjorn Norstrom describes a Grammar Auction for Dave’s ESL café’s idea cookbook. Alex Case suggests some variations on Grammar Auctions for TEFL.net.
How to Download YouTube Videos Stripping down your favorite YouTube videos into separate audio and video files is easy. You just need to pick the right tools. A quick Google search will lead you to countless free sites that will convert a YouTube video to an MP3 or your choice of audio file. There are countless Chrome and Firefox extensions that will do the job for you. But don’t be surprised if those tools quickly disappear. The music industry smartened up to the fact that “stream-ripping” is one of the many ways people avoid buying music. 8 YouTube Tools to Help Learn English It always amazes me that despite being the world’s largest video library, YouTube is still blocked or banned in many educational institutions. As a resource for learning about almost anything, but particularly for language learning it is an incredibly valuable tool and a tool that many third party companies have started to build on and exploit to make its use easier and more engaging. Below are just a few of the many tools that can help educators exploit the learning potential of YouTube with a particular focus on English language learning. I hope you can enjoy these tools and if you do work in an institution where YouTube is still blocked perhaps you can use this article to help persuade the people responsible that the benefits of making the resource available far outweigh the manageable risks that it can create.
inklewriter - Getting Started Getting started It couldn’t be easier to start writing. When you first launch the inklewriter website, writer.inklestudios.com, you’ll be offered the option of taking the tutorial, or starting a new story. If you click new you can get writing straight away. Write, and add options You’ll write your story onto the scraps of paper in the middle of the inklewriter workbench. Everything you ever wanted to know about icebreakers... - ESL Expertz Icebreakers to avoid… 1. Asking questions that are too personal. “Do you have children?” Loom - Screencast on Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs Loom is a free screencasting tool that works on Chromebooks, Macs, and Windows computers. Loom is a Chrome extension. With Loom installed you can record your desktop, an individual tab, and or your webcam. That means that you could use Loom to just record a webcam video on a Chromebook.
Peerdeck April 28, 2015 Pear Deck is a nice app that allows you to plan and build interactive presentation decks directly from your Google Drive. One distinctive feature of Pear Deck is that it includes some amazing formative assessment tools that allows you to engage the entire class with a series of questions on the content of the presentation. When you present through Pear Deck you are actually creating a live session that students can join from their own devices. As a teacher, you have full control of the flow of the presentation and using your tablet you can even easily move in the class while going through the slides in your projector screen.Pear Deck has a variety of unique interactive features (e.g. draggable, drawing, text or number, multiple choice…etc) that enable students to actively participate in your presentation and respond to your questions.
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