Category: Games

Don’t play games – make games!

Don’t play games – make games!

Katie Salen in the video, outlines a new school concept (well, not really new but innovative anyway) – a school where the curriculum is totally based around “gaming”. Yeah, that’s right, GAMES. No, the students aren’t sitting around all day playing computer games. Rather, they...

The #1 …. (prize to give students)

The #1 …. (prize to give students)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Lining up / Leaving first Yes indeed, it is as simple as that! I’ve tried all the other things and yes, they work but they have their problems. Candy, suckers, chocolate rot teeth and...

Kid’s songs with hand movements – Cullen’s ABCs

Kid’s songs with hand movements – Cullen’s ABCs

I really love Cullen’s ABCs! If you teach Young Learners, you have to watch her Youtube videos where she instructs teachers how to do the motions/hand movements for many songs for young learners.(along with SuperSimpleSongs, she’s the next best! I came to know about her...

The #1 ……(textbook lesson)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Nosy Neighbors – Jill Hadfield, “Elementary Communication Games!” This is in response to Lindsay Clandfield’s recent “6 things” blog post about textbooks. He has nice lists but I still think they are too long!...

Using Flashcards to Teach Languages

Download the ebook WHY? Games are fun and motivational. They increase student talk time (production). Visuals add context to the language learning. They are quick and easy to use. They allow for repetition and proper scaffolding of the learning. WHERE? Flashcards of all conceivable sets...

What the Wordle Part 2 – using Picasa!

I tried to do something different with this presentation of wordles. Simply GO HERE and see them. Play What the Wordle. It is in my Picasa web album – something teachers might use! You can get a lot more Wordle games on EFL Classroom’s wordle...

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