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English Grammar Lesson: Using the Present Simple tense

English Grammar Lesson: Using the Present Simple tense

Verb Cards A: ask, add, answer, arrrive B: blow, break, brush, bake, buy, bring, build, borrow, bathe, bite C:color, care, carry, chase, clean, catch, cut, crawl, clap, climb, comb, cry, close, cross, count, cook, cough, collect, choose, change D: draw, drink, dance, drive, drop, dream E: eat, enjoy F: feed, follow G: grow, give, grill,go H: hide, help, hold, hop, hug, hurt I/J: invite, imagine, iron, jump T: talk, touch, throw, taste U: use W: wash, watch, write, walk, wait, wear, wake up, wave, work Y: yawn, yell

Building Your Course First Things First The melding of the face-to-face and online environments in blended learning offers a unique set of opportunities and challenges in the course design process. Although many factors intervene in successfully building your blended course, defining your teaching, and learning philosophy at first lays a solid foundation for the development of a quality course. Knowing where you stand on what constitutes teaching and learning will help you envision the protocols and strategies throughout the life of a course from its creation to its delivery. Before delving into the type of content or technology to incorporate in your blended course, charting the direction to pursue is fundamental. A course blueprint provides such direction which will prove useful while designing, building and delivering the blended course. Course description: portrays what the course is going to cover. Course Blueprint: This diagram is an example of a course blueprint for a History course. The Nitty Gritty

ENGLISH FLASH GAMES for Learning Vocabulary Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom Ok, I'll be honest. I get very nervous when I hear education reformists and politicians tout how "incredible" the flipped-classroom model, or how it will "solve" many of the problems of education. It doesn't solve anything. It is a great first step in reframing the role of the teacher in the classroom. It fosters the "guide on the side" mentality and role, rather than that of the "sage of the stage." It helps move a classroom culture towards student construction of knowledge rather than the teacher having to tell the knowledge to students. It also creates the opportunity for differentiated roles to meet the needs of students through a variety of instructional activities. 1) Need to Know How are you creating a need to know the content that is recorded? 2) Engaging Models One of the best way to create the "need to know" is to use a pedagogical model that demands this. 3) Technology What technology do you have to support the flipped classroom? 4) Reflection 5) Time and Place

45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. Use these 45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’ to improve your writing. Good writers avoid peppering their writing with qualifiers like ‘very’ and ‘really’. They are known as padding or filler words and generally add little to your writing. According to Collins Dictionary: ‘Padding is unnecessary words or information used to make a piece of writing or a speech longer. Adding modifiers, qualifiers, and unnecessary adverbs and adjectives, weakens your writing. This post gives you 45 ways to avoid using the padding word ‘very’. Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. If you enjoyed this, you will love: Top Tip: If you want to learn how to write a book, sign up for our online course. by Amanda Patterson © Amanda Patterson

Ideas para usar thinglink en el aula Hace ya un tiempo os contamos las virtudes de THINGLINK destacando entre otras cosas la sencillez de su uso tanto por parte de los alumnos como por parte del docente. Eso permite que el tipo de actividades que podamos diseñar sean muy variadas. Si el origen de lo que queremos compartir es una imagen, podremos conformar dicha imagen apoyándonos en diferentes tipos de herramientas:Google Imágenes.Creación de collage (PicCollage)Creación de cómics (Pixton, toondoo)Anotaciones sobre imágenes (Skitch)Storyboard (Popplet)Mapas mentales o mapas conceptuales (mindomo)Caricaturas o personajes ficticios (voki).Pixlr editor. Lo cierto es que, usando la imaginación, se pueden hacer una gran cantidad de cosas. Hemos querido hacer una pequeña recopilación de ejemplos que ya hemos puesto en marcha, para que a su vez se convierta en fuente de inspiración para que surjan otras muchas ideas más. Os animamos a que votéis por las que más os hayan gustado:

Irregular verb list & audio Use the list below to learn all your irregular verbs!Select the verb to read and listen to the verb forms. Convierteté en un flipper... Hace un par de semanas, el jueves 23 de abril, tuvo lugar en el campus de Albacete de la UCLM la sesión presencial de un taller sobre flipped learning. Todavía no he podido publicar el resumen de lo que allí ocurrió (como es mi costumbre) pues he estado muy ocupado con seminarios, clases y prácticas en este frenético fin de cuatrimestre, pero parece que, al fin, con el largo fin de semana del primero de mayo tengo un respiro. Aunque la sesión presencial del taller fue el día 23, el taller había empezado 10 días antes con un mensaje en el que daba a los participantes la bienvenida al curso2 y les dirigía a una serie de recursos para iniciar su autoaprendizaje sobre el flipped learning . Mensaje Nº1, 13 de abril Asunto: Bienvenida al taller y primeros recursos sobre flipped learning Estimados compañeros de la UCLM. Debéis leeros la presentación Quiero además que leáis un par de entradas de mi blog: Una sobre la metodología flipped classroom flipped classroom (con subtítulos en castellano) 1. 2.

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