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Google Docs. View Interactive SlideShow: Using Google Docs Presentation to Construct View Interactive SlideShow: Improve Writing with Google Using GoogleDocs Spreadsheet as an Exit Google Presentation for Collaborative Learning 6 Powerful GoogleDocs Tools to Support the Collaborative Writing Process Blog Post: 5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom View Glog: Great Ways to Use Google View Curated Collection on Scoop.It Get Template: Struggle for Justice Note-Taking, Must be logged in to Get Template: Peer Editing Jobs, Must be logged in to Get Template: Vocabulary Card - Math Must be logged in to Get Template: Research Planner, Must be logged in to Get Template: Multimedia Sample: History of Chicago, Must be logged in to Google 3 Ways to Maximize Instructional Time with ScreenCasts.

4 ways to use YouTube in the language classroom. UPDATE: I’m delighted to say that this post has been nominated for the British Council’s TeachingEnglish blog award for innovative teaching ideas. I’m really delighted to have been included in this month’s nominations, so… make me a super happy boy by clicking here and voting for me! When it comes their language learning I can safely say that my teenage students always enjoy the multimedia experience.Rather than studying grammar and vocabulary through boring old course books, they find it more exciting to watch action unfold via moving images on their laptop, tablet or smart phone. What’s great about this is that it’s not just a one-way deal: video clips offer us as teachers the basis for the development of many language skills. I’m an avid user of short clips in my classrooms.

Not only does the use of YouTube echo the everyday habits and actions of the teens I teach, this resource is also a goldmine of clips that fit just about any language teaching scenario you could think of. 1. 2. SOLE STORIES. This is a persuasive essay written by Princess Rebullo, a fifth grade student in Mr. Jamison’s class at Lawrence Intermediate School in Lawrenceville, NJ. Do you ever wake up in the morning and think “School again?” You go to school and talk to your best friends.

Then you look around and see how you can’t talk to everybody. Self Organized Learning Environments, also known as SOLEs, are a perfect way to work and cooperate with people in your class. They get the students’ minds thinking and learning about new questions they’ve never really thought about. Learning and thinking more really helps your mind get going. Big questions can be hard and challenging. The last reason classrooms should do SOLEs is to communicate and cooperate with all your classmates.

SOLEs aren’t just big questions. Differentiation: setting learning objectives and outcomes. Schools will use different systems for setting objectives, but it's expected that pupils will know – by being told or by seeing these displayed on the board – what the learning objectives are. I would strongly advise that pupils copy down these learning objectives, or stick them into their books so that they can refer to them both during and after the lesson. When setting your learning objectives you need to be clear about what you expect the learning outcomes to be.

Having said this, it will have already become pretty evident to you that not all pupils will be able to access the knowledge/skills/understanding you are trying to impart in your lessons to the same level, and because of this your outcomes need to be differentiated. What is differentiation? So what is actually meant by the term ‘differentiation’? Teachers who only group according to ability are limiting the learning of many pupils in their classes, particularly those with special educational needs.

Starter activities. Mrsmissoveness | Bringing English to you. Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students. What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? Saying to students, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wednesday.” Yikes! No safety net, no parachute—they’re just left to their own devices. Let’s start by agreeing that scaffolding a lesson and differentiating instruction are two different things.

Scaffolding is breaking up the learning into chunks and providing a tool, or structure, with each chunk. Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids. Scaffolding and differentiation do have something in common, though. So let’s get to some scaffolding strategies you may or may not have tried yet. 1. How many of us say that we learn best by seeing something rather than hearing about it? Try a fishbowl activity, where a small group in the center is circled by the rest of the class; the group in the middle, or fishbowl, engages in an activity, modeling how it’s done for the larger group. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Strategies for Writers Free Resources | Writing Tips. Printouts.

Home › Classroom Resources › Printouts Go offline with this collection of our best printable sheets from assessments to organizers—all of them classroom-tested and easy to use. Graphic Organizers See All These printouts help students brainstorm, analyze, and organize their ideas. Grades 3 – 8 | Printout K-W-L Chart This K-W-L Chart, which tracks what a student knows (K), wants to know (W), and has learned (L) about a topic, can be used before, during, and after research projects.

Writing Starters See All Help jumpstart students writing with these printouts. Diamante Poem This tool will allow your students to create a diamante poem by reflecting on their knowledge of a topic and by using nouns, verbs, and adjectives in a creative manner. Assessment Tools See All Whether you need a rubric or a self-assessment sheet, you can find it here.

Informational Sheets See All These helpful printouts provide information on topics ranging from podcasts to presentations, and more. more K-W-L Creator Diamante Poems. ELA Resources - The Common Core Conversation. Teaching Writing and Learning With Graphic Organizers. For some reason, writing tends to be the task many students dread the most. As a result, teachers are always on the lookout for ways to make the assignment more enjoyable – or at least less despised! Incorporating graphic organizers into the writing and learning process is a great way to get students to think outside the box and engage more willingly in the process. What Are Graphic Organizers? A graphic organizer is a visual aid that helps depict the correlation between ideas, facts, or concepts.

Concept Mapping A concept map creates a visual representation of the relationship between ideas. Webbing By creating a web, students will see how their central idea is linked to supporting details. This brainstorming process is perfect for launching a writing project. Mind Mapping A mind map is the visual representation of hierarchical information. Students can replace traditional note-taking techniques with mind mapping for a much more visually stimulating result. About Steve Aedy. Strategies for English Language Learners. Handbook | English Grammar Rules. Grammar. The biggest mistake people make when learning a language is translating expressions or sentences directly from their own language into English. English grammar is completely different from your language. Here, I focus on specific problems people have with English grammar. Parts of speech: VerbsUnderstanding Verb FormsHave or Have got?

Have to and Have got to Future – Using the present simple to talk about future events Future – What are you doing this weekend? Gerunds and Infinitives – Gerunds and infinitives for purpose Gerunds and Infinitives – Can a gerund be used after ‘to’? Modal VerbsUsing ‘Could’ to Guess InformationWould = Used to NounsCompound Nouns Articles: Indefinite vs. definite articles Articles: ‘A/An’ = One (of something) Articles: When NOT to use ‘the’ Proper Nouns: Why is it ‘the Grammys’ and not ‘the Grammies’?

AdverbsUnderstanding So and Too – intensifiers *this also includes such, so much, so many, too much and too many! Learn English Grammar Step by Step:Learn English Grammar. Grammar is the set of rules that govern the usage of English language. A strong grasp of English grammar is therefore of the greatest importance. Most non-native English speakers make grammatical mistakes while speaking in English. Improving grammar takes time and effort but it is well worth it.

Here are some tips which will help you improve English grammar Understand the building blocks of grammar As a first step, it is important to know the different building blocks of grammar like nouns, pronouns, articles, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections. Pay attention to sentence structures When you read an article or watch a movie, it is important to pay attention to how sentences are constructed. Practice when you can This tip can never be overemphasized. Grammar exercises will help you Try doing different grammar exercises and find out your weaknesses. Find a mentor Many learners have improved their grammar working with a mentor. Join a course Grammar Lessons. Perfect English Grammar. Grammar. Welcome to EnglishClub Grammar for English learners. Many of these grammar lessons also have quizzes to check your understanding.

If you still don't understand something, feel free to ask a question at the Grammar Help Desk. grammar (noun): the structure and system of a language, or of languages in general, usually considered to consist of syntax and morphology. What is Grammar? Grammar hot links Verbs | Passive voice | Modal verbs | Conditionals | Questions | Irregular verbs | Going to | Gerunds | Phrasal Verbs | Tenses | Nouns | (Un)Countable nouns | Adjectives | Articles | Preposition List English Grammar Terms (long version) English Grammar Terms (short version) The 8 English Parts of Speech These are the words that you use to make a sentence. Improve your grammar with MyEC! Our MyEnglishClub video mod spends time every day tagging videos that can help you with grammar. Grammatical Category Including number, case, gender, tense, aspect etc.

What Is A Sentence? Reported Speech. ESL Teacher Handouts, Grammar Worksheets and Printables. Free English grammar and vocabulary worksheets and printable handouts, for English language and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and instructors to use in the classroom or other teaching environment. Get our ESL handouts newsfeed: Beginner English Handouts Adjectives and Adverbs Articles Comparatives & Superlatives Conjunctions Determiners A, An, Some or One (8) General Modals Must & Can (10) Nouns Parts of Speech Prepositions Present Simple Pronouns Pronunciation Pronunciation of 'th' (10) Questions Relative Pronouns Relative pronouns- Which & Where (10) Since and For Some & Any Spelling and Punctuation Syllables How many syllables?

Verbs and Tenses Vocabulary Intermediate English Handouts Conditionals Direct & Indirect Speech Indirect speech (15) Future Forms Gap Filling Gerunds and Infinitives Idioms Singular & Plural- Noun + Noun (10) Passive Past Simple Phrasal Verbs Prefixes & Suffixes Suffixes: -dom, -hood, & -ship (10) Present Perfect Question Tags Indirect Questions (10) Which syllable is stressed? Collocation. English Grammar Lessons. The Future Perfect Tense in English. English Grammar Blog - Stay posted when grammar rules change! (Almost) Infinite ELT Ideas | Collaborative idea generation for ELT.

DUST. Views from the Whiteboard | Classroom activities and thoughts from Andalucía. Movie Segments for Warm-ups and Follow-ups. French | Technology Integration @ TES. Simple K-12 Teacher Learning Community 19 Jun Simple K-12 is an outstanding opportunity for us to improve our teaching and aid student learning. Enjoy our school license to access all materials on the site including webinars, forums, lesson plans, and more! Here is a testimonial from Natalia Castillo, who has been using the site for over a year now. “I have been using SimpleK12 for the past 10 months and I’ve been able to profit from the multiple resources this website has to offer. Try it for yourself! Use your school email address and the initial passoword of TESTraining to login. In your Assignments section you will see two items I have added especially for TES teachers: the iPads for Teachers Toolkit and the TES Introduction to Simple K12.

If you have any difficulties registering or navigating the site, please ask me for help! - Ashley Notability Notability is a popular iPad app among the 9-3 iPad trial students. Live Binders Let me know if you need help setting up yours! Keynote 18 Jun. Bestmflapps. eTools for Language Teachers.

My Languages. - Homepage. The Best K-12 Education Technology Blogs. If it takes a village to raise a child, how many people does it take to train an educator? It’s hard to say, but 50 helping hands seems like a good place to start. In the spirit of community, collaboration and information sharing, EdTech: Focus on K–12 has rounded up 50 ed-tech blogs that we deem must-reads for the K–12 community. We launched our first Must-Read IT list last year to great response so we hope that you all enjoy this year's batch of blogs as well. These blogs are a mix of voices and include blogs authored by teachers, administrators and technology vendors. They share real-world classroom experiences, offer inspiration and distribute valuable best practices.

This list was built in part by you, our readers. We reviewed the nominees that were submitted and selected some superstars from the suggested blogs. Without further ado, here is the 2013 Honor Roll: Purely Paperless Read the blog: The Daring Librarian Who says librarians can’t have fun? EdReach. Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Top Secondary Teachers to Follow on Pinterest. Happy Summer, Friends! I don't know about you, but one of my favorite things to do in the summer is relax with a cup of coffee while listening to the Today show and pin away on Pinterest!

Yep, it's definitely a time suck, but in the summer, who cares, right? So here's a great list of my fellow secondary teachers that you should ALL follow on Pinterest! OK, so there's really 18 secondary teachers featured, but since I'm telling YOU about them, we won't count me. :) All of these bloggers/pinners are active online and have a lot to offer secondary teachers. I hope you'll check out their pinboards & blogs. And in case you need a link to my Pinterest boards, I pin from my Mrs. Thanks for taking time to follow us! Meet The Tutor House! Bio: Hi! Follow Adrianne of The Tutor House on Pinterest.

Meet Science Stuff! Bio: Hi there! Follow Amy of Science Stuff on Pinterest. Meet Addie Education! Follow Addie Education on Pinterest. Meet Charlene Tess! Bio: Hello, there. Meet Tammy Manor! Bio: Welcome!