How to Create a 3D Gallery of Images and Videos
Russel Tarr at Classtools.net has come up with another neat tool for students. The Classtools 3D Gallery Generator enables students to create a virtual 3D gallery of images and videos. Each gallery can have up to ten images and or videos.
6 Excellent Free Sites to Practise Reading Comprehension
It’s been too long since I’ve written about improving reading skills. Last time I posted about sites to help you practise reading comprehension was in May last year. Way too long. The truth is that doing reading comprehension activities in class takes time, especially if we are talking about long texts with an amount of difficulty, and very often this is one of the tasks we give students as homework. On the other hand, I am one of those teachers who think reading aloud in class is a good exercise. In my opinion,
This New Hamburglar Commercial Just Raises Even More Questions And the answers to those questions raise EVEN MORE QUESTIONS. I can't stop cringing at this new commercial from McDonalds. Maybe I'm a little old-fashioned. Maybe I like my Hamburglar not complaining about his wife. Why was she calling him?
America's History in the Making — Historical Thinking Skills Interactives
This series of interactive activities introduces and models the Historical Thinking Skills defined by the National Center for History in the Schools. The interactives each model a specific skill or set of skills, such as analyzing historical artifacts or using primary sources to develop a thesis. The first five interactives conclude with "Classroom Extensions," which give teachers hints on how they can teach using these skills in their classrooms. The final interactive, Balancing Sources, includes input from our advisory board of teachers, modeling how they might use the primary sources within the interactive.
Here are some of the classroom activities I’ve tried out and posted about over the months/years. I have attempted to categorise them, so that you can look more easily for categories that are of interest to you. I will keep adding to it as I publish more posts. (More activities can also be found by looking on my Materials page .) Lizzie’s Classroom Activities! image taken from wikicommons.org – via google search licensed for commercial use with modification
25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students
Philip Haines is the Senior Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico. As well as being a teacher and teacher trainer, he is also the co-author of several series, many of which are published by OUP. Today he joins us to provide 25 engaging and useful classroom activities for language learners using WhatsApp. There are three main obstacles to the use of technology in ELT. First is the availability of technology and internet connection in the classroom. Second is teacher techno-phobia.
How'd You Do That? Creating & Sharing Digital Flyers, Posters & Infographics.
It's been almost 8 years since I created my first digital flyer for this site. Ever since, every time I post one, I get questions about how it was created. Over the years, the tools I've used to translate the thoughts swirling around in my head into a visual have changed, but some things haven't. Since I'm not a graphic designer, and have no training in this area, I've always landed on tools that were easy to use and free (or very cheap).
Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls
WASP (from left) Frances Green, Margaret Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn leave their B-17, called Pistol Packin' Mama, during ferry training at Lockbourne Army Air Force base in Ohio. They're carrying their parachutes. National Archives hide caption toggle caption
Love Stories for Learners in Simple English (Stories, Glossary, Exercises, Answer Key)
Here you can find beautiful stories in simple English for you to read, download and practice. Read interesting stories and improve your English at the same time. Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses The following stories are suitable for students at an advanced reading level. Each story comes with the following sections:
Top 10 Reasons to Participate in March Book Madness by Tony Keefer
Happy Valentine’s Day Nerdy Nation! When I was awarded the Valentine’s Day post here at Nerdy, I instantly began building a list of my all time favorite kissy books. When I was awarded the Valentine’s Day post here at Nerdy I started thinking about love and books, books and love. And since nothing says love for books like arguing over good books, I, along with some of my friends, am inviting you to participate in March Book Madness. What is March Book Madness? It is kind of like the massive college basketball tournament that happens every year.