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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 Africam – Watch animals in the African bush live. All About Birds – Watch birds all over the US and world via live webcams. Anne Frank House – Take a 360-degree tour of Anne Frank’s home in Amsterdam. Beyond the Battle Field – Watch a behind the scenes video-based field trip of the Museum of the American Revolution. Boeing Aerospace Tour – Join Boeing on a virtual field trip to the Johnson Space Center. The British Museum – View the museum’s galleries online. E.H. Other Posts You May Enjoy Free Ebooks

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The Roots & Legacy of 9/11 Many who experienced life in the United States both before and after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, would agree that “9/11 changed everything.” The cultural, political, and social impacts felt as a result of the largest terrorist attack to ever occur on American soil were, indeed, sweeping. Though each person has experienced these changes in different ways, in many respects, the United States hasn’t been the same since the attacks, and it is fair to say we may never be the same again.

Online Teaching Part 2: Practical Tips for English Language Lessons Getting started When it comes to planning your first lesson remember ‘less is more.’ Since it’s likely to be the first online lesson for you and your students, things will probably take longer than you think. As good as online teaching is at bringing people together, there are often little niggly issues, but don’t panic as this is quite normal. For example, some can’t easily connect to the room; students can’t hear you and so on.

Polling for Meetings Overview The polling feature for meetings allows you to create single choice or multiple choice polling questions for your meetings. You will be able to launch the poll during your meeting and gather the responses from your attendees. How Many Countries in the World Now that is a question that's somewhat difficult to answer, as there is no one right answer. Many sources offer different answers, and depending on the source, there are 189, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195 or 196 independent countries in the world today. NOTE: On Saturday, July 9, 2011, southern Sudan declared itself the independent country of South Sudan. This is the culmination of a six-year process that ended a long, brutal civil war that caused the deaths of millions. In many ways this is still a controversial event, and the country's status could possibly change in the future.

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. Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route The Syrian conflict has torn the country apart, leaving thousands dead and driving millions to flee their homes. Many seek refuge in neighbouring countries but others pay traffickers to take them to Europe - risking death, capture and deportation. If you were fleeing Syria for Europe, what choices would you make for you and your family? 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 P.S.

English-speaking countries Have you ever wondered why you have to learn English at school? Did you know that the world speaks English? Do you know how many countries in the world have English as an official language? First, you need to know the origins and history of the English language. Visit the links on the left in the correct order to find out many interesting facts and figures about English, and try to answer these questions (you may want to copy the questions into your notebook or print them out to make your work easier):

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.

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