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Exciting English

Exciting English

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10 Best '90s Sitcoms for English Learners Learning English from TV… …but run out of shows to watch? No problem! You could learn English with songs. You could also learn English through movies. Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning. While the sheer number of education apps is still overwhelming, increasingly teachers have found what works for them and are sticking to them. “The conversations I had were radically different than they were a year ago,” said Michelle Luhtala, the librarian for New Canaan High School and host of an Emerging Tech webinar on edWeb. She tapped her professional learning network of educators, teaching all grades and located all over the country, to share their favorite tech tools. “A year ago people felt like it was this new thing that was so overwhelming,” Luhtala said, “and now it really seems much more comfortable.” Educators have become proficient with their favorite classroom apps and are getting more creative with using them to achieve teaching goals.

10 Creative Ways to Use Popular Movies in Fun ESL Lessons Bored of book work? Tired of teacher-talking? Want something exciting for your students? Then watch a movie! Now, I know what some of you might be thinking: Isn’t watching a movie a cop-out? Techie Tues – Jenny Hansen’s Top Ten OneNote Tips – K.B. Owen, mystery writer Welcome to Tuesday Terrific, where we celebrate getting over the Monday hump and picking up speed for the rest of the week. I am SO excited (somebody pinch me!) to have the ever-fabulous blogger/tech guru/writer/overall-great-gal Jenny Hansen here today!

What's New on TeachWithMovies.com - The Latest Updates on our Site - Inspiration is Priceless! Helping Teachers with Lesson Plans — A Resource for Intentional Parents March, 2018 August, 2017 Students give their best when asked to write about subjects that interest them . . . and everyone wants to be happy. The documentary Happy moves from the slums of Kolkata, to Manhattan, the bayous of Louisiana, Japan, Denmark, and tiny Bhutan, telling stories about happiness. The audience is introduced to the rickshaw driver who lives in a slum but is happy nonetheless; the once-pretty woman whose face was run over by a truck who is getting ever closer to her baseline happiness; the short order cook who goes into a flow state flipping fried eggs; a man who has found contentment taking care of dying people; and several more.

Sinead Laffan - Five, ten, fifteen minutes? Exactly how long does 'development' take? About the webinar Time; there's never enough. And finding some for your own development can seem impossible. However, short and simple activities can be incredibly revealing and extremely rewarding. This session looks at a number of practical tasks, hears from teachers who have tried them out, while focusing on the power and importance of having a listener to support you in your developmental path. 20 Amazing Commercials That Will Inspire the Greatness in You Do you watch TV? If you do, you would have seen countless commercial clips in between TV segments, where companies frantically advertise their products and services in 15-45 seconds, hoping to grab your attention and get you to buy their stuff. Personally, I don’t watch TV for 2 main reasons: (1) most syndicated programs today tend to be quite low consciousness (targeting feelings of jealousy, greed, ego, fear, etc.) (2) it’s a time waster to sit through commercial breaks.

ESL Reading Activities - Interactive Games Every ESL textbook will have reading comprehension lessons. Take any reading lesson and here are 4 reading activities and how to make reading more interactive, fun, and interesting for your international students. Even a reading lesson can become an interactive game. Let's get them moving and out of their seats. As ESL teachers you can put them in your bag of tricks the next time you want to 'spice up' your reading lessons. 1. 10 sites for creating digital newspapers I came across an interesting list on one of the blogs I follow. They found 10 sites that will help you create and or distribute a digital newspaper. (It's worth noting that I'm using a pretty broad definition of newspaper here.) Issuu - One of the most popular and successful online digital magazine creators/publishers around, with a very nice user interface.Yudu - Upload a document or PDF to create an online magazine that can be emailed our or embedded into a site.Openzine - Very user friendly site with an abundance of templates and layouts to create a professional-looking magazine and share online.NewsCred - Create a terrific looking online newspaper in 5 minutes, similar to Openzine.Scribd - A very popular Web 2.0 site for creating online content and publishing.Fodey - A fun site to create a newspaper and then download to print out or put on a blog or site.Zinepal - A great way to bring the news to students by "clipping" online articles. via TechLearning

Film Study Lesson Plans |Film as Genre| | Movies by Title | Analyzing Motion Pictures This 1-page teacher guide offers questions for students who are analyzing movies. From the U. 30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students I’m always excited when I’m using Padlet. Is it the interface, the way everything is designed, its purpose or the fact that I’m organizing things smoothly? I don’t know. It just makes me happy. And today I’ll try to make you happy as well. How is it that this online Post-it board can make your day? Very Funny Ads I love using adverts in my teaching. If you ignore the fact that they’re trying to flog you something and focus on their narrative structure, they can provide you with an endless supply of mini-stories for “retelling” activities. The best ads are those with unexpected or amusing twists at the end.

Freedom Homeschooling Virtual field trips allow children to visit places around the world without ever leaving their homes. Through virtual field trips, they can visit other states, countries across the globe, and even other planets. This allows children to experience places they wouldn’t get to see otherwise. Virtual field trips are also great for when you can’t get out due to illness or can’t afford to travel. Here are several free resources your family can use to take virtual field trips. Free Virtual Field Trips

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