Using Silent Video in the EFL Classroom This video is the BOMB! It is captivating, absorbing, a story par excellence but also SILENT! Yes, silent films are great for getting students to produce language — and after all is said and done, that most often is the hardest thing to do, getting the students speaking and learning language by just communicating. That is our job, to get the students so absorbed in the communicative act that they forget they are learning.
British Education Experts: 'Empathy Must Be Integrated Into School Curriculum' A recent report entitled “Making Education Work” urges the British government to introduce radical changes into the English education system. This report – prepared by an independent advisory board comprising prominent business leaders and led by preeminent academic Professor Sir Roy Anderson – provides a six-month overview of the British education system and recommends the establishment of a new independent body consisting of teachers, employers, political parties, etc. This cross-party body would be responsible for: Ensuring that the school curriculum is aligned with Britain’s economic goals Ensuring that the A-levels are gradually replaced by a Baccalaureate system Recognizing the importance of empathy and interpersonal skills as essential to the core curriculum Rod Bristow of Pearson PSO -0.20%, member of the advisory board and head of Pearson UK, agrees that “the global economy is telling us that knowing things is no longer enough.
Ditch the paper and call in assignments with Google Voice If I really want to “ditch that textbook” and teach with less reliance on it, I need to ditch my traditional paper assignments, too. At least from time to time. In the past, as a high school Spanish teacher, I have assigned all sorts of writing assignments.
ESL Activities, Using Videos, Movie worksheets for TEFL Pronunciation & Intonation: Teach English pronunciation using printable worksheets, IPA Charts, and more>> Speaking Activities: Using these worksheets, you can get a number of communicative activities going Reading Exercises -Printable Text Mazes, Reading Comprehension printable exercises Two Ways to Explore the News Through Maps When teaching students about current events I have always tried to incorporate maps so that students can make a connection to the places that they are reading about. I do this if the story is about something happening in Africa or something happening twenty miles down the road from our community. Newspaper Map and the Breaking News map are both helpful in showing students the connections between story subjects and their corresponding locations. Newspaper Map is a neat tool for locating and reading newspapers from locations all around the world. Newspaper Map claims to have geolocated 10,000 newspapers. To find a newspaper you can browse the map then click on a placemark to open the link within to read a newspaper.
Digital Storyteller Digital Storytelling in Language Arts Authors: Glen Bull & Sara Kajder Introduction This introduction to digital storytelling in language arts is adapted from an article published in Learning and Leading with Technology. Connect With English Introduction Introduction: An overview of the course and an introduction to the main characters in the drama. Rebecca's Dream Rebecca's Dream: The story begins as we meet Rebecca Casey, a 28-year-old Boston working woman, who dreams of becoming a singer. We also meet her boyfriend Matt who doesn't think much of her dream, and her 17-year-old brother, Kevin, who doesn't think much about the future at all.
36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads 36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs. In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves. Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image).
iMovie Movie Trailers across the content areas I have finally had time to work with iMovie movie trailers on the iPad, and it is so much fun! A movie trailer is a perfect summarizing activity. It can also act as a “teaser” as an introduction to a presentation or student paper. A movie trailer can readily showcase the acquisition of knowledge of a lesson or unit. A movie trailer includes many of the literacy areas. There is a component of information literacy as students search for and gather assets to include in the trailer.
ESLbasics Tongue Twisters Play all These are the tongue twister videos that have been uploaded to our YouTube channel. You can find more on our website... eslbasics.com 0:13 0:24 0:13 0:15 0:09 0:08 0:10 0:09 0:24 0:04 0:08 0:07 View 10 more This item has been hidden This item has been hidden This item has been hidden This item has been hidden Idioms Play all This is a playlist of all of the Idiomatic expressions from ESL Basics. This item has been hidden This item has been hidden How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process Hypothetical situation: you’re a student and your teacher has tasked you with identifying a topic that is important to you, understanding it, interpreting it, and then delivering a report to your classmates. Aside from the nerve-wracking part of talking at the front of the classroom (eep!) there are a lot of things to consider. For example, how do I find my particular topic? How do I find relevant resources, interpret what I read, and then distill it all into a presentation that shows I learned … you know … something. That’s where the inquiry process comes in to save the day.