The Most Useful Everyday Phrases in English Traditional English language textbooks and courses will do a great job of introducing you to vocabulary and grammar, but they don't always teach you the important everyday phrases in English. When students visit an English-speaking country, they can sometimes be confused by some of these phrases. Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses
7 Free iPad Apps for Science Lessons Cross-posted from my other blog iPadApps4School.com I'm preparing to do a virtual presentation for a small district next month. My hosts asked for a list of some science apps that their middle school and high school students can use. 38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class August 11, 2014 This is the third post in a series of posts aimed at helping teachers and educators make the best out of Google Drive in classrooms. This series comes in a time when teachers are getting ready to start a new school year and hopefully will provide them with the necessary know-how to help them better integrate Google Drive in their teaching pedagogy. The two previous posts featured in this series were entitled consecutively "New Google Drive Cheat Sheet" and "Teachers Visual Guide to Google Drive Sharing".
7 Habits of Highly Effective People If you happen to use The Leader in Me by Stephen R. Covey at your school or in your classroom, you might find these useful. This packet includes 14 pages to use along with this book. The following pages are two examples. If you are not familiar with the book The Leader in Me, I highly recommend it. Differences Between American and British English By Kenneth Beare While there are certainly many more varieties of English, American English and British English are the two varieties that are taught in most ESL/EFL programs. Generally, it is agreed that no one version is "correct" however, there are certainly preferences in use. The three major differences between between American and British English are:
Discussion topics for English language learners TedPower.co.uk Prepare for Discussion A work-scheme for Higher Intermediate & Advanced Level ESL Students 11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students. Whether you're modeling a lesson, creating stations, or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can promote student engagement while increasing academic success. Here are some apps for iPads -- along with a few other tips -- that can transform your daily lessons and are definitely worth checking out! Base Ten Blocks
An Excellent iPad App for Taking Notes and Annotating PDFs is Now Free (Was $6) October 12, 2014 Margin Note Reader is definitely a must have app for teachers, educators and more specifically for student researchers. The app is free now for a limited time (used to cost $6). As always, when I say free I mean in the iTunes store here in Canada and the USA, not sure if it is free in other corners of the world. Teaching Opinion, Informative & Narrative Writing Types Free Posters and Infographic: Teaching the Three Types of Writing The Common Core State Standards require that students know three main types of writing: opinion/argumentative, informative/explanatory and narrative. What are these types of writing and how can you explain them to students? Our classroom posters help you break it down by comparing the three types to the work of reporters, storytellers and debaters. Share them with your students today. Then check out our infographic for teachers that explores the similarities and differences between opinion/argumentative, informative/explanatory and narrative types of writing, as well as concrete ways teachers can introduce them in the classroom.
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