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Fun, in practice At the end of January, I wrote a post inspired by Volkswagen’s Fun Theory competition. (If you missed the original post, it’s here: The Fun Theory in Language Learning) As often happens, as soon as I had “fun” on the brain, I started seeing posts and information related to this topic all around me in cyberspace! Since fun is always a good thing to have on the brain, I’d like to share a few of the blog posts, discussions, and resources that I’ve enjoyed on this topic.

IRREGULAR VERBS – INTERACTIVE GAMES Jump to navigation TeachingEnglish Irregular verbs? My students would say 'oh nooooo, not again'...My colleague Ale Ale wrote a great blog on how to teach irregular verbs ( And this blog is going to be all about practicing! With a little help of our 'best friend' – the Internet, practicing irregular verbs can be really fun. These are some of the websites I use (none of them need registering, just click and play)! Pre-writing - Inspired Writing Padlet.com - How To Video Build a Wall to: generate topics to write about, starter sentences, small moments, interesting adjectives.... Include images, links, video to better describe/explain what you added to the community wall. Use this tool for any or all the parts of the writing process to capture your notes and/or media. Use it to show sequence of events in a story (first, second, third...).

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Be inspired! Dr. Rod Ellis: TESOL Written Corrective Feedback - matbury.com Professor Rod Ellis, gave a presentation which is available on YouTube.com. In it, he focuses on written corrective feedback. I’ve written a basic summary below. Get a drink, a snack, your notebook, make yourself comfortable and enjoy an allusive, informative explanation of the current state of affairs regarding written corrective feedback; the types and strategies, what we know, what we don’t know and what we should do.

School and Education Technology Webinars eSchool News is proud to present a variety of webinars on the hottest topics in education technology. Our webinars are a great place to learn about new technologies, how your colleagues are solving concerns you may have and more. All of our webinars are free, just click on the links below to register. All you’ll need on the day of the event is internet access. THE WORLD OF TELS The first official trailer of The Original History Walks® is on air. Pavia, Milan, Turin, Piacenza. People who made the difference in these cities are still here, living through the words of the History Walkers, storytellers who will lead students and visitors back in time, on the footsteps of History. In English, French, Italian and Latin. Nearpod Blog This post was previously published on Megan Endicott’s blog, Endicott Spot. Finding ways to maximize the potential of every moment of class time, reach each and every student, and engage them in a meaningful activity seems like the most difficult task in the world. Luckily, the team at Nearpod is consistently working to improve their product to reach learners of all ages and abilities in ways that inspire imagination and curiosity. As a member of the Fulton County Vanguard team, I have the opportunity to work with the teachers in my elementary school as a coach to seamlessly integrate technology into the classroom.

How to start an amazing class blog! Here at LearnBoost, we work with phenomenal teachers every day to bring them the best free grading, planning, reporting, and sharing apps around. Lately, we’ve been inspired by some of these brilliant educators who are finding ways to streamline classroom administration with additional educational apps, wikis, and classroom blogs. From sharing lesson plans to hosting online discussions with students, teachers are building out incredible resources and learning environments online. We’re excited to see principals, teachers, librarians, and even students sharing ideas on school blogs, but we know that the world of educational blogging is just beginning. Thus, we put together some of our favorite resources for learning more about blogging along with some fantastic sites that will help you get a beautiful classroom blog up and running in minutes.

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