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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.

Flippity.net: Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff The globe of economic complexity Bounce – A fun and easy way to share ideas on a webpage 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.

Google Slides - create and edit presentations online, for free. One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Slides Find my account Forgot password? Sign in with a different account Create account One Google Account for everything Google Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | PaperRater 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

Brian Hamm 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.

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. What would you put in your Christmas stocking? The Christmas Quiz – Bring a bit of festive cheer to the classroom Advent Calendar 2015 – Countdown to Christmas Word Bank 2.1 – Keep a track of your vocabulary Decision Bracket Template Treat or Treat? Trick or Treat? Looking for a general quiz template? Play football in the classroom with this PowerPoint game Video Timers Create seating plans in Excel Highlight Text Tearable Sentences Tic-Tc-Toe Easter Eggs Word Links Matching Table Template Cards Template The Ladder Game Game Board 1.0 in Excel A and B Dictation Template Sentence Strips Template Screenshot of Blank Template Jeopardy 2015 Calendar in Excel Contents Top Bingo! Top

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