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Top 100 Youtube videos for EFL! Youtube recently celebrated its 5th anniversary. Wow! See the video karaoke I made with Breakingnewsenglish content. However, today, in honor of youtube and what it does for our classrooms – I’ll leave you with a great gift. My 100 top youtube videos for students! Yes, I took HOURS to collect these together and find only the best. short stories at east of the web A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG English Business Letters Generate your English business letters per mouse click. Choose the template and mark the checkboxes for the sentences you want to use in your business letter. The result can be copied into the clipboard or saved as TXT or RTF file (e.g. for MS-Word). Choose a Template Enquiry
25 Documentaries Everybody Should Watch Sans Soleil This is not your average documentary. It is a fleeting memory, a sudden remembrance of times long past, a meditation on time and culture, a touch of an emotional diary. We follow the eyes of a world traveller who makes sharp observations and tries to convey them to his friend. We never learn who they are and where they came from, and this is perhaps a subtle point the documentary wants to make. The Image Hollywood Created of Africa After viewing Mama Hope's video, "Alex Presents Commando," Gabriel, Benard, Brian and Derrik (the Kenyan men in this video) told us they wanted to make one that pokes fun at the way African men are portrayed in Hollywood films. They said, "If people believed only what they saw in movies, they would think we are all warlords who love violence." They, like Mama Hope, are tired of the over-sensationalized, one-dimensional depictions of African men and the white savior messaging that permeates our media. They wanted to tell their own stories instead, so we handed them the mic and they made this video. We started this series so you could begin to reimagine Africa. It is only when people are no longer seen through the stereotypes of poverty that we can begin to see we are not so different from each other.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Useful Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes and Polls February, 2014 Following the visual I posted here a couple of weeks ago featuring the differences between formative and summative assessments, somebody shared with the link to this Listly list that comprises dozens of interesting web tools to create online assessments. I have already reviewed some of the tools mentioned in this list in separate posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning but I also found out new tools I did not know about. I am re-sharing the whole list created below and I invite you to spend some time sifting through its content. Enjoy Update : After posting the original Listly list, I received several emails informing me that the list does not appear to them so I decided to copy the list manually here.
English lessons online: EnglishLearner.com Beginner grammar exercises and tests: Present Simple or Present Continuous? - put the verbs in the correct tense Have got or has got? - complete the sentences with have got or has got Make Present Simple sentences - use the given words to make sentences in the Present Simple tense Present Simple, jumbled sentences - put the words in the correct order to make Present Simple sentences:1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 Present Simple or Present Continuous? - which tense is correct in these sentences? Present Simple questions - write "yes or no" questions Present Simple negative sentences - put these sentences in the negative Adjective or adverb?
Mexican doodles I never had a class that didn’t ask if I wear a kilt when I am in my country. I wonder if Mexican teachers working away from home get asked the same thing about sombreros. This is a silly game that I remember from my childhood. I really hope my Mexican friends forgive me for taking advantage of their national dress stereotype in the name of grammar teaching.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 13 Good Social Studies Resources February 11, 2014 It's been awhile now since my last post on resources for social studies teachers. I have been bookmarking some new websites and platforms that can be of some help to social studies teachers and today I sat down and went through all of these resources and compiled the list below. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues : 1- Google Cultural Institute Google Cutltural Institute allows you to discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. You will also get to explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces. 2- Ed Helper Social Studies resources
Forget John Lewis, this is the saddest Christmas ad you'll ever see Handkerchiefs at the ready: the German supermarket chain Edeka has aired a Christmas ad that could top John Lewis’s “Man on the Moon” as this season’s biggest tear-jerker. In the ad, which has been viewed on YouTube almost 10m times, a lonely old man comes up with drastic measures to bring his family together: he fakes his own death. It starts with the man, played by British actor Arthur Nightingale, receiving a voicemail from his daughter telling him that, once again, the family won’t make it home for Christmas. He sits alone at the dinner table, enduring yet another lonely Christmas. In the next scene, his children, all busy in daily life, get the news that their father has died.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Excellent Web Tools to Teach Collaborative Writing Collaborative writing is a great way to to teach students the writing skill while enjoying it. Now that technology and web 2.0 tools are ubiquitous, you can use a plethora of awesome tools to enhance collaborative writing in your class. Natalia et al. paper on collaborative writing sheds some light on the importance of this skill for students: In the classroom, collaborative writing increases student participation, facilitates discussion of readings and enhances critical thinking (Chan, 1996). It encourages students to continually assess their own performance and class work as well as that of their peers (Jacobsen and Mueller, 1998).Students learn to clearly express ideas through writing .