Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without I have to tell you that it was a tough call to make these decisions, especially when we’re talking every teacher no matter what grade level or subject, but I hope that you find a couple of gems to put away in your virtual treasure box. You may have others you’d like to add to the list. Please post them in the comments for all of us to explore. A great photo editing tool is a must for teachers and I recommend Aviary, LunaPic, Picnik, or BeFunky with some being simpler than others, but all having unique features. Explore all the tools and choose the best option for your skill level. Creaza and Jaycut are answers to the Windows XP Movie Maker and Flipcam problem. Delicious or Diigo are online bookmarking networks teachers need. Doodle is a groovy scheduling tool teachers can use when setting up a collaborative work meeting or building social committee event. Dropbox is one of my absolute favorite tools shared with me by Intel Teach buddies Glen Westbrook and Jill Summers.
Speak about means of transport Means of transport is one of the topics you cannot avoid. Nowadays people travel a lot and they often have to do it on daily basis. And thus it is one of the most natural topics for a conversation in a class. Here you can learn the names of several means of transport and you can learn to speak about them fluently. To help you achieve this there is a mind map, a video, several worksheets and two games. Means of transport – song Start the lesson with the following song. Means of transport – vocabulary After introducing the vocabulary, it is time to learn it. If you are a teacher, it might be a good idea to include the BINGO game in your lesson. Means of transport – BINGO cards Means of transport – mind map This part is the most difficult one. At the end of the video there is a task to speak about the given topics for the set times. Means of transport – games The first game is quite easy. The second game is slightly more difficult. Means of transport – Tower defence
Asking For and Giving Street Directions English Exercise | Blair English Introduction: Anybody who has travelled to another country or city has got lost. Sometimes maps don't help, so you have to ask somebody for directions. In this online exercise, we will look at the essential vocabulary used to both ask for and to give directions in English. Exercise: Receiving directions A visitor to the city of York in the North of England asks a person in the street for directions to the Silk Cottage restaurant. Using both the directions and the map, try to guess what the meaning of the words/phrases in bold are. Visitor:'Excuse me, could you tell me the way to the Silk Cottage restaurant please?' York Resident:'Eh, the Silk Cottage restaurant. You'll then come to a bridge, go over the bridge. Then take the first street on your left, then go up the road until the first street on your right and the Silk Cottage restaurant is there. Quiz: Street directions in English vocabulary Click on the "Check Answers" button at the bottom of the quiz to check your answers. ". ". Practice
Reader's Workshop This website is designed and maintained by Karen A. McDavid © 2004. Ideas, content, activities, and documents for this website are copyrighted by Karen A. McDavid and should not be copied or downloaded without permission. All graphics seen throughout this website should not be removed, copied, or downloaded. You may download the banner below with a link back to this site. Graphics by How to Ask for & Give Directions in English - ESL Buzz Useful expressions for asking and giving directions in English you should learn. You will find these English expressions useful if you are lost or want to get to a particular place or give directions to others. ASKING FOR and GIVING DIRECTIONS in English – Video Asking and Giving Directions Asking for Directions How can I get to …? Giving Directions Go straight ahead.Turn back. Examples of Asking and Giving Directions 1. B: Yes, there is one right across the street next to Library. 2. B: Of course I will, just follow this road until you come to the main road. 3. B: Yes, there is one in Orange Street. 4. B: It is across from the police office. 5. B: Walk two blocks and turn left at the bookstore. A: Is it far from here? B: No, it’s just a ten-minute walk. A: Thank you very much. B: You’re welcome. Asking and Giving Directions | Image Save
English Speaking and conversation practice and activities for ESL students and teachers ESLgold.com provides thousands of free resources and information for both students and teachers. All materials are organized by skill level for quick and easy access, Just click on a link to get started. ESL Students learn how to use greetings in English in this ESLgold.com video. ESLgold.com is the world's largest collection of ESL learning resources including, games, videos, lessons, worksheets and quizzes. Treasure Hunt: Giving Directions Pairwork Activity Student A: You and your partner are racing other pairs of students to win a prize for being the first pair to reach the finish line. The winner will receive some treasure! You can only tell each other the directions you have to take from one place to the next on the map.You cannot read each other's directions. You must match the directions so that they go in order from Start to 10.Write the building number you come to on the blank in each clue.As soon as you think you have matched the clues to the correct building,tell your teacher the order of your clues.If your clue order is correct,your team wins.
ESL PowerPoint Lessons,PowerPoint Games, PPT for teaching English vocabulary Free Interactive Fun Games for Classrooms - Goodbye Classroom Boredom! ESL Classroom Fun Games: They simply rock! Have fun with wheel of fortune, Quiz shows, Billionaire Games. Revision Games for Level 1 - 6 Primary Learners - You have to try these games Free Printable ESL Board and Card Games Free Powerpoint Games For ESL Teaching Free MS WORD & PowerPoint Game Templates - Make your own games ESLTOWER.COM : Many Free English Grammar & Vocabulary Exercises for Teachers and Students Enjoy your Teaching !. Powerpoint Video Tutorial Lessons by Unit & Level Level 1 Course Video Tutorials Unit intro – Alphabet & Phonics Resources. Aim: Teach letters of the alphabet Unit 1 – Greetings - Hello Aim: Teach basic greetings – Hello, Hi, Goodbye. Unit 2 – What’s your name? Aim: To teach kids how to say their names. Unit 3 – How old are you? Aim: Teach kids how to say their age and learn numbers 1 to 5. Unit 4 – Numbers – How many? Aim: Teach kids how to count from 1 to 10. Unit 5 A – Colours – What colour is it? Hide
Giving Directions in English Giving directions in English is one of the most useful functions there is. Everyone understands that this is the function they are likely to use on the street, literally, and therefore the motivation is usually quite easy. To be able to give directions you need to learn a set of phrases which you later combine into a conversation. To teach the phrases we offer you the following. A simple drill (teaching the basic phrases), an infographic, several worksheet activities and an interactive quiz. Giving Directions in English – Video First watch and repeat the phrases and then produce the phrases before the native speaker says them. Giving Directions in English – Infographic It is always a good idea to give students a handout with all the phrases you want them to learn. You can download the full-size picture here: Directions – full size picture Giving Directions in English – Worksheet and quiz First of all I would love to recommend the following worksheet by Mary Glasgow plus.
Grammar,Vocabulary ESL Worksheets,Printables,Tests,Puzzles The iPad Guide - How to Get the Most Out of the iPad When the iPad was released, Steve Jobs called it "magical". And in many ways, he was right. The iPad is a great device capable of doing everything from streaming movies to entertaining you with great games to becoming your digital library to simply letting you surf the web on your couch. Unfortunately, one of it's magical qualities isn't to instantly allow you to know all of the great ways to use the device. This iPad guide will teach you everything from how to go about picking out the right iPad to the basics of how to go about using it to how to get the most out of it. How to Buy an iPad Perhaps the most important thing this iPad guide can teach you is how to go about buying an iPad. Getting Started With the iPad If you are a new owner unfamiliar with Apple's iOS devices, it's okay to feel a little lost. Getting the Most Out of the iPad Now that you are navigating the interface like a pro, it's time to find out how to squeeze the most out of the iPad. A Parent's Guide to the iPad
Study Proves Why We Need Digital Literacy Education A few months ago, the Internet buzzed with the results of a study comparing students' note-taking on computers versus note-taking with paper and pen. In the article, authors Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer shared the results of three experiments comparing these two note-taking conditions, and their conclusion was signaled in the title: "The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard." Following the authors' lead, most media reports treated these results as proof that using laptops for note-taking — or, some argued, any classroom use — was detrimental to learning. The Study To understand how the conclusions of this research have been misrepresented, we first have to understand the studies themselves. Mueller and Oppenheimer discovered something else: students who took notes with laptops took a lot more notes. Thinking this verbatim note-taking might have skewed their results, the authors attempted to control for it in a second experiment. What Does it Mean? Not So Fast This is nonsense.
The Definition Of Digital Literacy The Definition Of Digital Literacy by Terry Heick When we think of digital literacy, we usually think of research–finding, evaluating, and properly crediting digital sources. But we are living in a world where the internet is disappearing, replaced by sheer connectivity. As the internet dissolves into something more seamless–that no longer requires a clunky web browser to make itself visible–we might adjust our perspectives in parallel. Take the idea of “literacy,” for example. Technology improves literacy only insofar as it improves a learner’s ability to identify, analyze, evaluate and create media. Literacy implies a fuller understanding and a rounder knowledge. Cornell University offers a definition that works, but seems a bit limited, and dated as well: “Digital literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet.” This isn’t wrong so much as it focuses too much on technology and “the internet.”