Get to Know Simone Biles It’s hard to imagine now, but Simone Biles once got a zero on vault. Actually, she got two zeros. The three-time world champion, who on August 9th led the U.S. women to their second-straight Olympics gymnastics team gold, completely messed up the event in which she now performs the world’s most difficult move. Free Children's Books Downloads The Forest Fairy Age Group: Children Carmen Saptouw Lilly, a little girl, wanders from her parents and finds herself lost and alone in a dark forest. Peter Pan (version 2) What is Librophile.com? Librophile.com (beta) offers a simple interface for finding completely legal free audiobooks and eBooks. You can browse the latest books, search by keywords or choose more broadly by genre or language.
It’s a games games games games games games TEFLtastic world for kids- Flashcard and drilling games By the kind of happy coincidence that only happens once in a blog lifetime a reader has mentioned they are looking for some flashcard games (see Ana’s question below), a friend has asked me for some kids’ games for a workshop, and I happen to have all the ideas already written up for a book proposal I wrote a few years ago. Flashcard and Drilling Games Introduction One of the main reasons why parents and education authorities want children to start learning foreign languages early is so they can pick up correct pronunciation while their brains are still young. Especially at the younger ages, correction has little effect and children pick up correct pronunciation as they hear and use the language many times. The problem then is that children have short attention spans and can quickly become bored with doing the same thing again until they get it right.
Find Free Images Quickly With Compfight Creative Commons licensed photos are a sort of internet miracle: By providing an easily-understood syntax for attribution and permissions, they make it possible to add visual interest to blog posts, web sites, syllabuses, presentations–anything you like, really. They also facilitate remixes and other forms of creative adaptation (or deformation), which can be useful in a wide variety of teaching and research contexts. We’ve written about Flickr & Creative Commons before: I explained how to do creative-commons limited searches, and Julie suggested integrating creative commons-licensed material in your classroom. I also reviewed Wylio, a website that searches Flickr. (Wylio has since adopted a different business model.)
This story of lost Syrian refugees in a Canadian train station is going viral. This is a story of a family from Syria who got to experience the full force of Canadian kindness. When some of the first Syrian refugee families came to Canada, Canadians like these greeted them at the airport. Image via Dominic Santiago/Flickr. English grammar tests: Mixed tenses Exercises PDF worksheets Mixed tenses exercises with answers In the worksheets below you can test your knowledge of English verb forms and also find out what you need to study and which verb tenses exercises you should do to improve your grammar. All the grammar worksheets are in pdf. You can download them and print them for free. The exercises are marked.
TOEFLExercise (Skills 14 - 15) Previous Skill : Parallel structure with coordinate connector (Skill 14) Parallel structure with paired conjunction (Skill 15) Choose the letter of the underlined word or group of words that is not correct.Choose the letter of the underlined word or group of words that is not correct.
Cultural Differences - AlienTeachers has moved to www.alienteachers.wordpress.com - Once they have done this in their groups pair the students up and have them share their information with one person from the other group before creating a master list on the board. - Put the students back in their groups and have them discuss what we can learn from these tips about how Korean people view foreigners and what type of foreigners these tips seem to be aimed for. - Now ask the students what they think about the language used to give advice, would they have phrased any of the advice differently?
iPad EdResources As 2011 winds down, I have spent a good deal of time thinking about all of the online resources and tools that have helped make this past year a successful ‘Year of the iPad’ in my school district. And with an upcoming winter vacation ahead for many educators next week, I thought it might be nice to share out some of my favorite resources for using iPads, iPods, and iPhones in the classroom. Although there are many, many fantastic resources available online, the list below are the ones I have come to rely on… I hope you find them as useful as I have! IEAR: The IEAR community is a solid resource for locating and discovering appropriate educational apps for the classroom. I really appreciate that the IEAR community is made up of educators who are using these apps in the classroom already, and are sharing reviews and information about specific apps. 5,859 views, 2 today