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Word Links: A Vocabulary Game | tekhnologic I am sure this activity goes by another name, but I have called it Word Links for the time being. I first saw this activity on a Japanese TV show called QSama, where two English words were shown on the screen and the contestants had to guess the connecting word. If you know this activity by another name, please let me know in the comments section. I thought this game would make a great vocabulary activity for the classroom, so I produced a few adaptations of it. This activity works particularly well for expanding vocabulary with compound nouns. Using board work to play Word Links has the advantage that is an extremely low-prep activity and it can be used as a way to review or expand vocabulary. The Activity: Write between 2-5 words around a circle or square on the board. Advantage: Low-prep and focuses around the language students are using rather than a pre-made list. Using a handout to play Word Links requires a bit more preparation, but has some advantages.

Pretend You're Xyzzy A Cards Against Humanity clone. This webapp is still in development. There will be bugs, but hopefully they won't affect gameplay very much. To assist with development, all traffic on this server may be logged. If this is your first time playing, you may wish to read the changelog and list of known issues. Most recent update: 3 May 2015: The game list automatically updates once per minute now, instead of several times per second. Nickname: Pretend You're Xyzzy is a Cards Against Humanity clone, which is available at, where you can buy it or download and print it out yourself.

Word Jumble: Practicing sentence structures | tekhnologic It appears in several activity books and I have come across it in various course books as well. In ‘Five-minute activities’ (Penny Ur & Andrew Wright, Cambridge University Press) it is called Jumbled Sentences. I’ve known it as Word Jumble. I have used this activity a few times and I have tried several different ways of presenting it. It can be a useful activity as a first step to introducing key phrases or a dialogue. Word Jumble can be a good zero-prep activity, you only need a few sentences. Word Jumble in a grid Divide the board into a grid. The Activity: Students work together in pairs or small groups to order the words and reconstruct the sentences. Word Jumble using different colors If you have different color markers or chalk, write each sentence in different color. The Activity: Students work together in pairs or small groups to order the words and reconstruct the sentences. For example: If the class is divided into groups of four, each person in that group is given a color.

Free No Download MMORPG Browser Games & MMORTS / RTS Games | MMO Play Free No Download MMORPG – this is probably the first time you've heard of such a thing. But this is just the fancy term for online browser games. Basically, you don't have to pay or download files to play. In a free no download MMORPG, all the work is cut out for you. Another advantage of browser games is they can be played even in slower connections. Worried that your old PC can't run browser games and free no download MMORPGs? If you're into games with heavy duty 3D graphics, then browser games might not be for you.

Informed Teachers: QR Codes in Education ? An innovative way The main purpose of this blog is to share how technology can be integrated with teaching and learning , making students more active in the process. Well, something which has been going on for a lot of mostly commercial and marketing uses is the QR code. The video below illustrates the QR Code experience : Have you ever heard about it ? Watch this quick video for an overview on the usages : Nowadays the Smartphone essential use is a reality. For instance, a practical example: Teacher divides the class into two groups and share part of the teaching point of the day , whatever it is with 50% of a group and 50% with another via the qr code. How does that work ? Rach

real-time strategy MMO Games & MMORPG Added Under STRATEGY | International | Live: November 3, 2015# PC GameTags: petroglyph games, lobby-based, modern, military, real-time strategy Info: Battle Battalions is a free-to-play online tactical wargame that allows you to command a role-specific ‘Battalion’ of military might on a fast-paced, team-based battlefield. Join with your friends, take on other players or skirmish against the AI. Upgrade your units to elite versions and unlock enhancements and special abilities. Added Under STRATEGY | International | Closed Beta: January 30, 2015# PC GameTags: playgrid games, petroglyph, lobby-based, modern, military, real-time strategy, moba Info: Victory Command is a military themed MOBA developed by Petroglyph Games. Added Under STRATEGY | International | Closed Beta: July 23, 2015# PC GameTags: bandai namco, primal game studio, lobby-based, sci-fi, real-time strategy, moba Info: Supernova is a sci-fi-themed MOBA developed by Primal Game Studio.

Snowballs! This is a fun way to get students relaxed while at the same time getting to know the students a little better. It also helps show them that learning (as they'll be learning about each other in this activity) can be lots of fun. And it's really easy: 1) Have the students write down at least 3 facts about themselves (or as many as you want to have them write down). 2) Instruct the students to crumple up the papers on which they have just written their facts on each other. 3) Then shock them by telling them that now, they get to have a one minute 'snowball' fight and let them stand up and throw the crumpled fact papers at each other for a minute. 4) At the end of the minute, students grab whichever snowball is closest to them. I've used this game as an ice breaker for 11th and 12th graders and they LOVE it because it's so completely different from what a teacher would normally let them do (i.e., go wild for a minute) and it gets them relaxed and laughing.

Justalk to Squad: More apps like Houseparty to cure your lockdown blues - tech - Hindustan Times Houseparty is the video calling app everyone’s talking about. Yes, there’s the regulars like WhatsApp, Messenger and Google Duo but since everyone’s bored out of their wits, they’ve moved to Houseparty. The app is currently ranked fourth on App Store in India but it’s topped Google Play Store. Houseparty lets people easily join rooms (group calls) and leave them whenever they want. It supports up to eight people in one group video call. Users can also play games like Heads Up and Draw My Thing during the video call. Justalk If you have a very big group of friends, then this app is for you as it allows up to 50 members in one call. Squad The unique thing about Squad is that you can screenshare what you’re seeing on your phone during video calls. Airtime Airtime is for people who want to co-listen to or co-watch videos in one group. Bunch Bunch is one app that is filled with many games people can play while video calling each other.

Four MS Word templates for making your own material! | tekhnologic If I am teaching in a classroom that only has a CD player, that doesn’t mean I can’t use technology to help me. That is the whole reason for technology, to make things easier and more efficient for us. As long as you have one computer, and one printer, you can design and customize material for your classes. So this week, I am sharing four word documents that I keep on my computer as templates. Feel free to download and use the templates if you want them. Create an A & B Dictation An A & B dictation is a great way to present an example dialog. This is template that I use. Click on A and B Dictation to download the word document, or visit the downloads page. When you open the document, type your conversation in the space provided. There are actually 3 columns. You can type A in the top and B at the bottom, however to save myself from going up and down the page, I type the whole conversation in Student A’s section. This is a common activity. After the activity is finished: Create Your Own Cards

Product Reviews for Teachers | graphite Website Review Explore every bit of the human body in this powerful, interactive 3D tour 05 | February | 2015 | tekhnologic I have always had mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day because people respond to this day in so many different ways. There are couples who are in love and spend this day together happily. There are couples who get into arguments because one of them has forgotten about Valentine’s Day or the romance is missing from the day. There are single people who don’t care about Valentine’s Day and see it as just a commercial holiday, or they know happiness comes from within and not from another person. There are single people who are anti-Valentine’s Day and boycott the day with pranks or jokes. And there are single people who feel lonely on Valentine’s Day. There are so many different emotions that people feel, is it likely that all your students will feel the same about Valentine’s Day? Why not use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to give compliments and make everyone feel good about themselves? Love Hearts When I was younger, there were some sweets in the UK called ‘Love Hearts.’ Compliments! Lucky Dip

Downloads | tekhnologic Click on the image above or follow the link below to visit the collections page. The downloads page is being gradually replaced by the collections page. Follow this link for the latest PowerPoint Games, Activities and downloads. The templates that are already listed on the downloads page will remain for the foreseeable future. Tekhnologic. This slideshow requires JavaScript. The download page lists all the templates available at tekhnologic. These files are free to download and customize.Click on the image or the text to download the file.For help, please click on the related tutorial. Contents The Balloon Game The Balloon Game is a quiz that encourages students to use their English to stop the balloons from floating away! Download this classroom adaptation of a popular Japanese TV quiz segment. Read this post if you want to find out more about this template. Target Language Target Language is a quiz format that encourages students to practise and review the vocabulary and grammar of a course. Top

Seven ideas for using mobile phones in the classroom The post was talking about if mobile phones are really a distraction and how they relate to classroom management. It talks about a place for mobile phones and says: “Smartphones are here to stay. Period. No matter what we might expect or want, they are not going anywhere I agree that smartphones are here to stay and yes (if you are still sceptical), sometimes they are distraction, but anything can be a distraction. “The learner has finished” As soon as they start playing with their phones they have finished, or they haven’t finished but they are bored. The article got me thinking about how mobile phones are used in my classes. After I finished reading the article, I started to think about the different activities that I have used mobile phones for. One – Introduce a photo Photographs are generally about things we want to talk about. I have been doing this activity for a while now and I really enjoy it. The Activity: Ask a student to introduce a photo. Two – Photo it: Photos for studying