30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students I’m always excited when I’m using Padlet. Is it the interface, the way everything is designed, its purpose or the fact that I’m organizing things smoothly? I don’t know. It just makes me happy. And today I’ll try to make you happy as well. Six Amazing Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger Long writing activities are not very frequently done in class. I tend to think that my students are like me; I need the right kind of atmosphere. Writing requires time, silence and lots of inspiration. Ideally, at this time of the year, I would probably wish to be sitting next to a fireplace with the most perfect instagrammable snow falling outside my window while drinking a nice cup of coffee waiting for inspiration to strike. Unfortunately, there isn’t any snow where I live so I’ll have to make do with a bit of rain and some reddish trees. Note: you won’t find “instagrammable” in the dictionary
10 sites for creating digital newspapers I came across an interesting list on one of the blogs I follow. They found 10 sites that will help you create and or distribute a digital newspaper. (It's worth noting that I'm using a pretty broad definition of newspaper here.) Issuu - One of the most popular and successful online digital magazine creators/publishers around, with a very nice user interface.Yudu - Upload a document or PDF to create an online magazine that can be emailed our or embedded into a site.Openzine - Very user friendly site with an abundance of templates and layouts to create a professional-looking magazine and share online.NewsCred - Create a terrific looking online newspaper in 5 minutes, similar to Openzine.Scribd - A very popular Web 2.0 site for creating online content and publishing.Fodey - A fun site to create a newspaper and then download to print out or put on a blog or site.Zinepal - A great way to bring the news to students by "clipping" online articles.
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Writing Games and Activities Most of these writing activities and games can be integrated right into your lesson. Most can be used with whatever content you are teaching them on that day. Many incorporate not only writing, but speaking and other skills as well. Follow the link to watch the activity on video. Pass the marker Most levels; writing vocabulary, speaking, listeningSprite Elementary+; writing vocabulary, speaking, listeningSentence relay Elementary+; writing sentences, speakingEssay writing Elementary+; writing basic essays, drawingComics I Middle school+; writing comicsComics II Middle school+; writing comicsMind maps Middle school+; writingDictations Elementary+; writing sentences, listeningWriting rearrange Most levels; writing sentences, speakingWriting relay Elementary-middle school; writing, speaking, listeningGive them a letter Most levels; writing vocabulary, speaking, listening Specific writing activities
Online Teaching Part 2: Practical Tips for English Language Lessons Getting started When it comes to planning your first lesson remember ‘less is more.’ Since it’s likely to be the first online lesson for you and your students, things will probably take longer than you think. ESL Teaching Materials for Writing ESL Writing Exercises- Worksheets for Writing Teach Kids to Read with Phonics - Games, Videos, Worksheeets Give your students further practice with English grammar through writing exercises. We offer a good number of writing worksheets on this site. There are printable composition writing templates, sentence scrambles , gap fill exercises, word scrambles, picture description and more which have been broken down into beginner, intermediate and high level writing exercises. Almost all you need to give your English students good writing practice.
Polling for Meetings Overview The polling feature for meetings allows you to create single choice or multiple choice polling questions for your meetings. You will be able to launch the poll during your meeting and gather the responses from your attendees. You also have the ability to download a report of polling after the meeting. Polls can also be conducted anonymously, if you do not wish to collect participant information with the poll results.
ESL Writing Worksheets, Lessons, Sample Essays, Error Correction, and Printable Ebooks ESL Writing Exercise - Topic Sentences (Introduction) - Introduction to topic sentences and their function in a formal paragraph ESL Writing Exercise - Introduction to Similes and Metaphors - Using similes and metaphors to write interesting topic sentences ESL Writing Exercise - Similes and Metaphors Review - Practice describing people and things using similes and metaphors ESL Writing Exercise - Topic Sentences (Review) - Practice writing topic sentences ESL Writing Exercise - The Body of a Paragraph (Introduction) - Introduction to the body of a paragraph and the information that should be contained therein
ESL Reading Activities - Interactive Games Every ESL textbook will have reading comprehension lessons. Take any reading lesson and here are 4 reading activities and how to make reading more interactive, fun, and interesting for your international students. Even a reading lesson can become an interactive game. Let's get them moving and out of their seats. As ESL teachers you can put them in your bag of tricks the next time you want to 'spice up' your reading lessons. Learn English Writing,Online Writing Lesson,English Writing Lessons I did not wake up one morning and decide to make some extra dollars selling a "how-to" ebook. Helping students to improve English writing skills has been a passion for me for more than 10 years, and there is no greater satisfaction than seeing my students making progress day by day. Super Amazing Essays™ is a compilation of sample essays carefully selected from hundreds of essays that students emailed to me for correction over the years. These are real essays, written by real students, with real mistakes that are painstakingly corrected and explained. Then, I combined these selected essays into an ebook and made it available to all my students so that they too could learn from each other's mistakes. The feedback that I got from teachers and parents was astounding.
Sinead Laffan - Five, ten, fifteen minutes? Exactly how long does 'development' take? About the webinar Time; there's never enough. And finding some for your own development can seem impossible. However, short and simple activities can be incredibly revealing and extremely rewarding.