Stock Photo Search STOCK PHOTO SEARCH is a FREE bookmarklet that helps you search from more than 30 free stock photo sites. Install Drag the button below to your bookmarks bar to install: (If you want a preview, you can just click the button.) If you have trouble dropping it, just right click the icon, copy the link address and create a new bookmark you will call “Stock Photo Search” and paste the url. Three Ways That Students Can Create Talking Pictures A couple of days ago on Twitter someone asked me for suggestions for tools that work like Blabberize to let people create talking pictures. Blabberize is a site on which you can upload a picture and record audio to turn it into a talking picture. To do this on Blabberize you first upload a picture then draw or select a mouth on the people or animals in it.
Podcasts to help English learners practise listening Do your students want more listening practice? Aoife McLoughlin, blogger with ELT-Connect.com and latest winner of the British Council's Teaching English blog award, recommends five podcasts to get them started. Do you spend enough time working on listening skills with your students? Is there ever enough time?
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New Here? The “ten second” guide to the world of skeptics … Almost everything you thought you knew about man made global warming might be a worthless half-truth. Lastly, Big Bankers want us to trade carbon. Think about that. The Skeptics Handbook sums up the science (with cartoons) I used to believe in man-made global warming. Acapela Box : create your text to speech messages 1. Your Acceptance of Terms Welcome to the Acapela-Box Website. The following Terms of Service (“TOS”) are between you and Acapela Group and constitute a legal agreement that governs your use of the Acapela-Box Website (referred to as the “Service”). You must agree to these TOS before you can use the Service by clicking the ‘Yes I agree button’ on the Sign Up page. If you do not agree to any of the following terms, please do not try to use the Service.
The Seven Best Short Films for ELT Students - Kieran Donaghy I’ve been writing lesson plans designed around short films for my website Film English for six years. Teachers often ask me how I find the short films I use in my lesson plans. The answer is quite simple: I’ve watched literally thousands of short films and developed an instinct for the type of engaging and simple short films which will work in the ELT classroom. In this article I’d like to share what for me are the seven best short films for the language classroom. The Mirror The Mirror is a short film by Ramon and Pedro which tells the story of a boy’s journey from childhood to old age.
Authentic listening with lower levels: possible and highly recommended This is one more post in my series of posts about the EVO 2017 session on teaching listening. In this post I want to summarize one more issue that was raised during the session: the use of authentic materials with lower levels. Below you’ll find some of the ideas and experiences that the teachers participating in the session shared: Watching short clips for funUsing songsGrading the task by using the material as a warmer or a lead inMicro listening: focus on grammarVox pop videos for word hunt or micro listeningWatching the video without the soundSome thoughts on the role of assessment and a case study: following a news storyAuthentic listening (and speaking) out of class But first, let’s look at some pros and cons of using authentic materials with lower levels.
My Five Favorite Classtools.net Tools There are dozens of great game builders, writing templates, and handy classroom tools on Classtools.net. I've tried nearly all of them over the years. My five favorite Classtools tools are featured below. Mission MapQuest is a great tool for map-based quizzes and games. The concept behind it is simple, you create a series of clues that your students need to follow to identify places around the world. You can add as few or as many clues to your MapQuest as you like. Why I Don’t Deny: Confessions of a Climate Skeptic — Part 1 Guest Essay by Kip Hansen I have often been asked “Why do you deny climate change?” I am always stumped by the question. It is rather like being asked “Why do you torture innocent animals?” The questioner is not merely asking for information, they are always making an accusation — an accusation that they consider very serious and a threat to themselves and others.