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3 Easy Steps to Make Jeopardy Game in PowerPoint A lot of engaging interactive applications can be created in PowerPoint to gamify your e-Learning experience. Playing Jeopardy is always a lot of fun. Moreover, every time you see these tiles with categories and different numbers, you can’t stop thinking of all the nostalgic moments in your life when you saw it on TV and were always guessing with the players, “What’s the correct answer? Now, with modern technology, you can create this game by yourself in about 10-20 minutes from scratch and play it with your friends! Overview To make a Jeopardy game we will use the following features of PowerPoint: A table to create the game board (or a grid) that shows categories and score (or a price). Stage 1: Create a grid with different categories and scores We’ll use a PowerPoint table to create the Jeopardy game board. Open PowerPoint and create a new presentation. Stage 2: Create a template for clues Select Slide 3. Stage 3: Add all clue slides and link them to the grid Test your game

Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Interactive: European Stereotypes As part of the Europa project, newspapers from six European countries (Britain, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, and Italy) were asked to stereotype each other, and then asked cultural commentators in each country to assess how accurate they are. You can read the resulting articles on The Guardian website. Here's an extract from the one about the British: The stereotype is itself a stereotype. The European image of the Brit – either pukingly drunk football fan or snooty City gent, both living off past imperial glories, sullenly resenting being in Europe rather than ruling the world – is itself a cliche. Just as Brits know that every good Frenchman wears a striped shirt and beret, and that ruddy-faced Germans subsist on a diet of beer and sausage, so we know precisely what all those Europeans think of us. ALSO SEE• French stereotypes: arrogant and good in bed?

One of the best language apps – “HelloTalk”- Review plus my experience | Koen speaks… I have been self-learning Korean for a little over a year now. And like all enthusiastic language learners, I’ve explored almost all resources available out there to help me learn the language. Since I am learning Korean on my own and that too not in South Korea, it is not easy finding a language partner to practise my language skills. I found out about this app from Hyunwoo Sun (선현우) of the Talk to me in Korea (TTMIK). HelloTalk has the widest assortment of fantastic features, which have been especially tailored designed for the language learning purpose. I have been using this app since June 2015, and I have made many good Korean friends through the app. Language learning is all about training your brain to remember the new patterns of words and new sounds. To fulfil that very purpose I have tried almost all language exchange apps available out there. Features available at HelloTalk Like I said before, HelloTalk offers one of the best arrays of language learning features. Like this:

10 sources of free interactive content for your class Educators are creating lessons and sharing them online. Tap into great teaching resources with these 10 sites. (Flickr / Luis Vidal) Years ago, textbooks served a different purpose. Information was at a premium, and textbooks filled the void. They were chock full of it — a one-stop shop for the curious student. Today, things have changed. Textbooks are bulky, inflexible and pricey. These days, where powerful technology lets us connect with others and share ideas, there has to be a better option than buying the same textbook for every kid. Open educational resources (OERs) may be the best option available right now. These resources include individual reading selections, videos and PowerPoint presentations. Oh, and that word “open.” Here are 10 open educational resources worth checking out: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. engageny (engageny.org) — This site, maintained by the New York State Education Department, helps students and teachers align to the New York State Board of Regents Reform Agenda.

The Digital Comic Museum - Free and Public Domain Comic Books Teaching English: Online Reading & Resources We are fast approaching the new school year and it is a time of mild anxiety and hurried organisation. We are left with the big questions, such as what is my code for the photocopier and how do you teach teenagers again? Alongside the obligatory sleepless night before we return, we can also feel the optimism of a new start. English teachers have a busy year ahead. To prepare for the onslaught, some English teachers ready their rooms and hunker down, whereas others read some books or a bunch of articles, whilst some do both. Useful English Language and Literature related websites: – Engchatuk has crowdsourced a barnstorming wealth of resources to share here. – Geoff Barton‘s website is a treasure trove of resources here. – The National Theatre website has some great packs for English teachers here. – The RSC online has some great Shakespeare-related resources here. – Lit Genius is a clever little website that presents lots of usable annotations of literature here. English examination boards:

Teaching Unplugged - Activities | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC The subject you choose can literally be anything in the world but to start off think about the following: Chewing the fat! This is the true Dogme ELT approach. You don’t go in with your idea of the subject of the lesson but you take your lead from your group of students. A task in which students need to work together to come to a conclusion (task-based learning) If a shop or restaurant has closed down nearby ask students to decide what they think should replace it. You’re thinking of watching a film in English in class. Opinions and debates Start students off on any controversial topic you think will create discussion. Create an experience Walk in silence round a nearby park or round the building where the lesson takes place. Topics that may spark anecdotes My scar. Once the students are talking as a whole class, in groups, in pairs or with you (for one-to-one classes), this is where the important work begins. Was it because you were interested?

Illustrated English Idioms and their Meanings Having recently moved to Brazil, learning a new language and also teaching English, illustrator Roisin Hahessy got thinking about the the English language. On her website, she declares, “When I stopped to think about some English idioms and their literal meaning, I found some of them very funny and thought it would be a nice idea to pick a few of the most common idioms and illustrate them.” The images below have been reproduced with the direct permission of the illustrator These fantastic illustrations would be ideal for classroom use, when discussing idioms, and similar expressions used in the English language: You can purchase each print individually on Roisin’s website by clicking here. News Websites for Language Learners by @rbsaglam I watch TV series in English and I read news in English. 8th April 2015 In "GuestBlog" Guest-Blog: The Importance of Language Learning by @TheEmmaWhite1 25th February 2015

Sac de Plage 2015 pour l`Anglais Par Christine Reymond 10 jeux pour le premier jour de classe Te@chtought propose des variantes des ice-breakers pour faire connaissance ( getting to know each other) . Ce ne sont que des idées, qu’il faut parfois repenser et adapter, des plus simples niveau A1, comme dire une chose sur soi-même et les autres disent si cela les concerne aussi (I play football) jusqu’a-à une activité plus complète niveau C1 en lien avec l’actualité, où un groupe discute d’un fait d’actualité sans jamais le nommer précisément, et les autres doivent le retrouver. Pour les passionnés de foot Le British Council propose aux jeunes niveau A2 un site pour apprendre l’anglais à travers le football. You Tube Channels Vous cherchez des videos? Erasmus + Les projets européens Comenius, Grundvig, Erasmus etc sont tous regroupés sous le nom d’Erasmus Plus.

The best resources to get kids coding Many schools are getting to grips with teaching coding, but the resources available, while numerous, can be difficult for any teacher to get their head around. There’s different approaches and different languages to learn, and it can be hard to work out what is most suitable. The tendency is to think ‘what do kids like?’ and then attach the coding skills to that. Hence the newly announced partnership to help pupils learn to code with Minecraft. Such things can take you so far, and with certain groups – to fully emerse yourself in any language, you need to offer a variety of challenges that will engage everyone in the classroom. And these are not bad places to start – some are just starting points, while some are simply guides to further resources. Code.org Expertise EdSurge Guide To Teaching Kids To Code The EdSurge Guide to Teaching Kids to Code is a pretty all-encompassing guide to coding resources, largely from the point of view of parents. Awesome Coding Resources From Google

Interesting web 2.0 tool - use as a simulation for conversations between people or roles students research. by shellyw39 Dec 27

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