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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”