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23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English

23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English
September 6, 2014 Below are some valuable resources for ELL and ESL teachers. With these resources, you can find great ways to communicate more effectively, explore lessons, and be a great ELL teacher. Check out this lexicon that offers images demonstrating the true meaning of the word, making it easier for English language learners to understand. On this website, you’ll find quizzes, word games, puzzles, and a random sentence generator to help students better grasp English as a second language. Bab.la is a really fun site for ELL learners, with reference tools like a dictionary and vocabulary, supplemented with quizzes, games, and a community forum. On this site, you’ll find free English videos for both students and teachers. Okanagan College’s resource offers 13 different unit lessons for learning and teaching English pronunciation. In this website from the BBC, students can find help with grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, with plenty of references to current events.

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English Language Learner (ELL) Resources The number of students with limited proficiency in English has increased significantly in recent years. Here are a variety of resources to help educators with English Language Learners. General A Simple Tool to Create Stunning Video Animations for Your Class September 19, 2015 Biteable is a web-based tool that allows you to create beautiful explainer videos to share with your students. Explainer videos are short animated clips that make use of a wide variety of visuals and multimedia materials to communicate a message in a concise and comprehensible way. You probably have already seen some examples of Explainer videos on ads played on YouTube, several companies use this kind of videos to advertise their products. However, as a teacher, you can create explainer videos to explain key concepts, create instructional guides and tutorials to share with students and many more.

Giving Opinions Four Corners ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes In this fun class activity, students practice expressing and defending their opinions. The teacher places a different sign (Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree) in each corner of the classroom. Then, the teacher reads a statement that requires the students to give an opinion, e.g. How much truth is there in national stereotypes? - Some funny activities to overcome prejudice Stereotypes are generalizations about groups of people, they can be positive or negative, they can be based on some truth or completely invented. Clichés about national stereotypes can be great fun, but they mustn’t become prejudice! In this post I will try to talk about some stereotypes in a funny way. By laughing about the most common national stereotypes, you can understand the futility of some prejudices and the great value of diversity! I think that discussing about some national stereotypes could be very useful to understand not only other cultures, but even our own!

Knowledge for Network-based Education, Cognition & Teaching (KONECT) It is our position that teachers will have a key role in preparing future citizens to be ‘e-functional’. Being 'e-functional' entails many areas of competences, apart from digital and linguistic skills, not least of which are the ability to employ multiple literacies in order to work and communicate in multilingual and multimodal contexts. Even as students become increasingly more adept at the use of technology, schools must help them couple these digital capacities with the type of knowledge construction that they will need in an interconnected world in order to ‘e-function’ effectively. Taking an action research approach, this project proposes specific measures for improving primary and middle-school students’ communicative and academic skills in order to better ensure their responsible participation in our knowledge society. Project From: 2014

A Quiz: 25 Common Idioms that you Really Need to Know I know the feeling. I have been there. You have studied English really hard this year. You have been willing to go the extra mile a thousand times because you knew it was going to be worth your while. You have even burnt the candle at both ends staying up too late and getting up too early when studying for finals. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers September 25, 2015In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that combines face-to-face classroom methods with computer mediated activities to deliver instruction. The strengths of this instructional approach is its combination of both face to face and online teaching methods into one integrated instructional approach. In today's post, we are sharing with you a set of some useful web tools you can use for blended learning:1- Blubbr Blubbr is a cool web tool that allows users to create quizzes around YouTube videos.

Learning about the Weather - 123ICT 123ICT Recommended Sites for Teachers Strange and extreme weather conditions around the world have been captured on video and are readily available on several websites. These clips provide an excellent opportunity to engage pupil’s interest and below we have listed our recommendations. The sites are suitable for KS1 and 2 pupils and include a mixture of lesson plans, worksheets, videos, photograph and activities: Metoffice.gov.uk – Includes lots of exciting activities for pupils to help them learn about the fascinating world of weather. Grammar Rules This is a quick, basic grammar review for nouns, verbs, and the sometimes confusing usage of lay versus lie, and rise versus raise. This reference can be used for term papers, grammar class reviews, or simply for anyone confused or curious about the basics of English grammar. Nouns 1. Noun identification 2.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Here Is A New Simple Tool to Create Educational Rubrics October 3, 2015 Quick Rubric is a new tool from the folks in Photos for Class. This is a new web based application that allows you to easily set up criterion-referenced rubrics to score your students performances and assignments. You can use Quick Rubric to create rubrics to help you assess things such as oral presentations, writing projects, reading comprehension, storytelling and many more.

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