18th Blog Carnival – a real “Carnival”!


This blog carnival is REALLY a carnival! Click on the photo above and enter the carnival. You’ll “spin the wheel” and get a random blog carnival entry. Download the ppt if you have any problems, it might work better!  If you get lucky – one blog item is a download of this random selector ppt I made – great for use in class (just control with the “s” key on your keyboard).

If you like this, please visit the Random ELT Blog generator for more “surprise”.

The next blog carnival will be hosted by Ms. Flecha’s My Life Untranslated: Adventures of a New ESL Teacher in New York City. Please participate and use the same blog submission form.

Lots of fine entries, see them all described below.  Enjoy – the ticket is free!

*  Katie at Trip Base tells us about the Top 10 places to teach English

* Dani at Trying Out Web 2.0 describes some vocabulary strategies for adv. students

* Eva at  A Journey in TEFL let’s us in on how to improvise to create a quick game

* Larry at Websites of the Day shares one of his “Best” lists – The Best “When I Say Jump” online sites and also let’s us know about “Common Core” Standards in the US

* Shelly at Teacher Reboot Camp tells us more about building characters and talking avatars using Voki

* Maria on her Student’s Page outlines how to use nouns and adjectives to describe places and also urges teachers to participate in the “Flat Stanley” project

* Mau at Niftiness describes how he uses video games to “Funnify” education

* David at EFL Classroom 2.0 offers some thoughts and resources for using drawing in our lessons and also asks readers about their own educational blogging

* Phil at Classroom 201x fully describes a lesson for interviews and using the Busbi/Flip camera

* Vicky at Educational Technology in ELT speaks eloquently about her transformation from a part time to full time teacher

* Karenne at Kalinago English offers up a challenge - plan a lesson around a poem to get students critically thinking

* Johanna at the Spelling Blog offers up some tips and warning about lessons with homophones

* Vicki at Learning to Speak ‘Merican shows Bobby McFerrin teaching music and asks us if we could do the same in our English language classes

* Jennifer at My Integrating Technology Journey offers many links and suggestions for using Flickr in our teaching

* Brent at O Say Can You See Blog asks us to think more about our museums and using history in our teaching

* Andrew at Lingo Match Blog offers some tips on learning or teaching British English

* Mary Ann at Learning the Language asks readers to offer some wisdom to the new director of the U.S. Dept. of Education

* Technology in Class Blog directs us to a vocabulary site - Learning Chocolate

* Michael at Mr. Stout’s Blog urges teachers and students to follow the advice of the Dalai Lama and speak “broken English”


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5 Responses

  1. Very cool – had fun and wound up on Mr Stout’s blog! However, it would be kinda useful (especially for those with no flash or for those not looking for a surprise trip) to have the posts linked directly !


  2. ddeubel says:


    The powerpoint works fine and will get everyone , everywhere….. Anyone with trouble can click and download. I’ll eventually link and repost but I’m being “cruel” and hoping others might take a look where they might not always go. The internet can be too “closed” in a sense and sometimes we need a medium that forces us to “stumble upon” …. but I’ll link soon.



  3. Hi David,
    Thanks for hosting the Blog Carnival again. As usual you’ve come up with a really original way of presenting it, although, I must admit, I did get a little frustrated when I kept being brought back to the same blogs again and again. Still, I really appreciate your thinking here and I DO think it’s important for us to be forced to stumble upon things we might not otherwise choose to look at.
    Also you put “broken English” in quotations because people might get the wrong impression otherwise. Some might still. I think you get my point thought, I’ve been told that unwillingness to communicate can be a problem in Korea too, but in Japan it’s a HUGE problem.
    Btw, I have some free time tomorrow and perhaps Saturday if you want to do that interview you asked me about ages ago. Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner on that. Anyway, you can contact me on mickjap [at] gmail [dot] com.

  4. ddeubel says:


    Thanks for noting the work that went into it! I’m sorry for your frustration and I think I should have stressed that the ppt works MUCH better. click and use it. For technical reasons. I do hope teachers will download the template and make random games using it. Works fine in that way…

    I’ll be in touch – thanks for dropping by!

  5. Thank you David for including our Students’ page in your so well organized blog carnival. The rest of the links are real gems; they will soon form part of my new wiki with EFL links. Thanks again for the mention!

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