6 Benefits of BYOD In the classroom A few years ago, I decided to incorporate mobile devices into my lesson plans. While the content still remains the focus of my teaching, I think technology can enhance learning at every point in a lesson. As an early BYOD ("Bring Your Own Device") adopter in my school, I have seen increased learning outcomes and test scores, not to mention that my students are now more engaged in learning activities. The current generation of students has grown up with technology and want to use it in every aspect of their daily lives — including school. They have an expectation that the same technology they use at home will be available at school too. Thanks to the mass consumerization of technology, students are now some of the most enthusiastic and savvy users of state-of-the-art mobile computing devices.
eduCanon Create, Edit, Share Paste video URLs from YouTube, TeacherTube, SchoolTube, Shmoop, and elsewhere. Add rich, dynamic questions during the video, making a 'bulb'. Share with colleagues, classes, and students through embed codes or links. Find, Collaborate, Tweak Anna Laghigna's Learning Diary Teaching English as a foreign language, I have used technology so far especially to improve speaking skills (pronunciation, fluency and oracy) through Digital Storytelling, Flipped Classroom or Webquests. Unfortunately, I have not been able to carry out any PBL in full so far, firstly because we have little technology at school; secondly because there are few teachers in my school who would be willing to consider a multidisciplinary approach; thirdly, because you will need a lot of permissions in Italian schools to do so, including the approval by your principal. So, let's hope for the future.
Digital Storytelling: an Efficient and Engaging Learning Activity As an ESP teacher in a technical school for the last seven years, I have often used digital storytelling as a learning activity. Allowing students to create their own digital stories has proven to be a highly effective means of ensuring that students remember what they learn. Digital storytelling empowers students to be confident communicators and creators of media as they gain essential 21st-century literacy skills and reach deeper understanding in all areas of the curriculum. This technique is a combination of the old storytelling tradition and new technology.
Simple Past - Grammar for Kids (Past Simple of Regular Verbs) (Past Simple of Irregular Verbs) (Regular/Irregular Verbs) How I have implemented the Flipped Mastery Model, by Tiziana Saponaro As an early adopter of the Flipped Classroom model, I realized there was a next step in this methodology evolution. I created multimedia, interactive modules for each learning objective, posted them on my website and assigned them as homework.This freed up precious classtime to work directly with students on projects or other engaging learning activities. As Bergmann and Sams said "Technology has freed up the teachers to individualize the learning for each student". (Bergmann, Sams 2012). Now I want to make the best use of my face-to-face class time and I'm ready to venture further, by adopting the Flipped Mastery Model. In this article I'm going to discuss the following topics:
English Grammar Pill: Modal Verbs (Part 3) – How to use Modals of Probability (Deduction) In this final part of my modal verbs series, I’d like to address modals of probability (or deduction). We use modals to talk about the chance or probability that something will or will not happen in the future. We call them degrees of probability.
Advantages of multimedia in the curriculum I have elected to incorporate multimedia into the curriculum by using which is tailored on my students needs. The primary benefits of this methodology are to: - Develop a community of learners through online activities, like videolessons and interactive tests and quizzes ( - Provide authentic assignments, like reading a CNN article on "virtual reality", followed by a video and a discussion in class EnglishTux - 6EME- Cours - vocabulaire2 write the name of the countries and nationalities (s.boulinguez) révise les nationalités (rv.humbert.chez-alice.fr/cinquieme/nationality1match.htm) crosswords on nationalities (mots croisés)(mrt.apinc.org/site/exercices/nationalities/NATXWORDS.HTM) ex interactif pour réviser countries and nationalities , Enjoy 6 eme book lesson 5 (s.boulinguez)
Must and Should for beginners I have recently written a post on Modal verbs. This post was aimed at intermediate students and it demonstrated the usage and meaning of all the modal verbs in present and past tenses. This post deals only with the basic usage of the modal verbs SHOULD and MUST. You can find here a graphical presentation of the usage of the verbs SHOULD and MUST and several completely new games to practise the usage of these verbs. SHOULD and MUST – mind map