Category: Games

Dubsmash could be a smash hit

I’ve long loved and supported the use of music in the language classroom. Check out my very popular guide or also any of my karaoke related posts here. Dubsmash is a very popular app where students lipsynch to popular movie lines, song lyrics and more...

Angel vs Devil Debate

Debate is a great focus for the English language classroom. Students produce a lot of language but they also must internalize that language and “think” as they process the language. It really makes the English language they use, their own. My favorite “warmer” for debate...

Montage Maker

Today I was experimenting with a cool way to support your classroom instruction and contextualize the language you are teaching. Even make a game of it! I returned to Grant Robinson, maker of the wonderful Guess The Google game. It’s since been retired but now...

Christmas Gift Giving

Get this widget for your class page and students can leave gifts for each other! Very much like my Christmas idea of giving gifts in class – find it here. Try it – Leave me a gift or leave one for fellow bloggers/EFL Classroom 2.0...

The #1 … (“funnest” game in ELT)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1.               Draw My Thing I’ve written about this game every time I’ve posted about drawing in the classroom. However, it is much more than a drawing game. Think...

Top 5 Games for Social and Global Issues

The “Top” games series continues! Today, in celebration of the forthcoming Earth Day, the top 5 games that focus on global/world issues. Global Issues are something that students really get interested in. Very motivating for language learning and it brings the learning focus into the...

Scrabble – reflection and resources

Scrabble. It’s an iconic word and game. I’m surprised we don’t use it as an adjective – like, “I’ve been scrabbled”. Today, I was going over some of my past writings, all hidden away in boxes and notebooks. Came across a “feuilliton”, a reflective essay...

Top 5 Game/quiz generators

The “Top” games series continues! It seems the categories are limitless….. Today, I’d like to tackle “Game generators”. A game generator is a site or program that makes it easy for a teacher or student to make a game. (and I mention student because the...

The Top 5 games I’ve made

Continuing on with the series of Top 5 games posts – today, I’m offering up the top games I’ve created. Games not based on any other concept but what I’ve thought up. I got into making my own games simply because I saw so much...

My Top 5 power point games

Still enjoying the series on games!   Power point games are something I REALLY know a thing or two about. I have made hundreds and also designed dozens of my own games from scratch. They are great because a teacher can take any game, edit...

Top 5 “TV Style” games

Top 5 “TV Style” games

I’m quite enjoying the process of making a decision about ” The Top” games and find previous lists HERE and HERE. The GAMES and ARCADE pages on EFL Classroom 2.0 are really popular and I think for good reason. [in fact today’s selection is all ...

My 5 Favorite Online Language Games

Now and then, I post on my twitter @ddeubel , some “tired teacher tips”. Things that a teacher can just put up on a screen with a click and get students learning/producing English. I’ll post another time about these (the hashtag is #tttips) but I...

The #1 …. ( review game)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. BAAM I created this power point game a few years ago and since then, it has become a classic. Most visited resource on EFL Classroom 2.0 with combined downloads of 30,000! That’s a lot...

Only Connect – fostering thinking skills

Larry Ferlazzo tweeted about a new BBC game called ONLY CONNECT. I tried it and found it terribly difficult! Too difficult for EFL students. However, it reminded me of my “One of these things is not like the other” game. and got me thinking that...

The #1 ….. (icebreaker for language classes)

The #1 ….. (icebreaker for language classes)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. 2 Truths and 1 Lie. I thought long and hard about this one and despite some other candidates, this activity due to its simplicity, personalization and structured language use – gets the vote. Plus,...

The #1 …. (conversation game)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Pass the Paper There are many conversational games but I have found none so popular and powerful as “Pass the Paper”. We have many pre made Pass the Paper games on EFL Classroom 2.0...

The #1 ….. (fun shopping game)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. The Price is Right Game A recent tweet about this amazing Price is Right inside story, got me revisiting this game I made a number of years ago. You can find many versions in...

The #1 …. (ppt vocabulary game)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. TOP 5 TOP 5 is a power point game I made years ago and which I’ve received countless letters/emails in thanks. Really glad I made it and it is super engaging for students in...

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