World Famous from The Teacher's Corner Ads Blocked:That's OK! You are viewing a 'AD-Free' version of our site that has limited functionality You will get a MUCH IMPROVED application by simply allowing our advertisements to show! If you are completely against ads, we do have a fee supported site that contains no ads, and also offers a few extras over our ad supported site! Hyperdocs: Create Interactive Google Docs HyperDocs are an interactive Google Doc and provide teachers with a way of presenting information to students in a fun and engaging way. They replace the standard, passive worksheet model of instruction and increase student agency. HyperDocs are much more than Google Docs that contain hyperlinks. They are carefully crafted activities that includes all of the components of the lesson in one central location.
Six collaborative games for competitive English language classrooms Do you want your English language learners to work toward a common goal in the classroom? Teacher David Petrie, who won the TeachingEnglish blog award , tells us his tried-and-tested methods. One of my favourite revision activities with my classes is 'backs to the board', also known as 'hotseat'. I divide the class into two teams. One learner from each team sits with their backs to the board, facing their teams. Foreign Language Teaching Methods: Writing Portfolio Assessment A somewhat newer approach of evaluation is the writing portfolio. This approach underscores writing as a process, a meaningful communicative act, and a skill worthy of emphasis in the foreign language curriculum. Some characteristics important to any type of portfolio assignment are: Repeated submissions over time: students submit one or two writing samples each week, each month, or as the course allows.Student selection of "representative sampling": students have latitude in which draft or assignment they submit, within teacher-established guidelines.Feedback from multiple sources: Students may be asked to include feedback from a variety of sources, such as self-editing checklists, peer-editing comments, and/or comments from the instructor.Focus on process, growth, active analysis: Asking students to revise a written assignment helps them develop their writing skills and engages them in active analysis of their writing.
The Beginner’s Guide to Google Forms Are you just getting started with Google Forms? Never heard of it before? Either way, here are some tips to help you get going with Google’s powerful form tool and start building surveys and forms online for free. What the Heck Is Google Forms? If you already know about Google Forms, feel free to skip ahead. Kahoot! Online quiz platform Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform, used as educational technology in schools and other educational institutions. Its learning games, "kahoots", are user-generated multiple-choice quizzes that can be accessed via a web browser or the Kahoot app. Kahoot! can be used to review students' knowledge, for formative assessment, or as a break from traditional classroom activities. Kahoot! Top Tools to Create Instructional Videos As we head into a new school year, many things will be different in the library. One area that may be different is how librarians deliver instruction to students. Several tools are available online to help provide instruction through videos:
10 Websites To Make Your Lessons More Engaging And Fun – ESL/EFL Teaching Ideas Recently I posted a post about useful resource websites and it got a lot of hits. You can read it here: My 10 Favourite ESL/EFL Resource Websites. Those are the top 10 resource sites I turn to when my own inspiration and creativity fail me. There are also some other helpful sites which I regularly use when I want to spice things up a bit in the classroom, reward my students or give them some relax time. Portfolios in ELT A brief history of European Language PortfoliosWhat are Language Portfolios?Advantages of using themThe problems with Language PortfoliosUsing Language Portfolios with young learners A brief history of European Language PortfoliosTeachers and learners have been working with Language Portfolios since the mid 1990s, and between 1998 and 2000 various ELP models were piloted in Europe.
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Mentimeter Review for Teachers Mentimeter helps to minimize the "death by PowerPoint" conundrum. The ability to create presentations where students ask and vote on questions, and take polls, allows teachers to involve their audience in ways that a traditional presentation can't. Letting students submit questions as you teach, using the Upvote feature as a gauge, teachers can use class time more effectively by addressing the needs of the many while still being aware of the needs of the few -- or even the one. The flexibility of the question types along with the ability to have students respond, see responses, and ask questions in real time, enables students to make relevant connections during a lesson rather than wait until after teachers present the information to be assessed.
The Five Things I've Been Asked About the Most at the Start of the New School Year Every week I receive dozens of emails from teachers asking me for advice on all kinds of things related to education and technology. Many of those questions get answered during Two Ed Tech Guys Take Questions and Share Cool Stuff on Thursday afternoons. Many of the questions I answer directly via email. As many of the questions I'm receiving lately are similar in nature, I thought that I'd address them broadly in a blog post. Timed Quizzes/ Cheating Prevention I've received a lot of questions along the lines of "how do I make sure my students are looking up answers for quizzes?"