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World Peace Games

What is education? I just finished reading David Warlich’s 2cents worth blog and commenting. About making education purposeful. That’s what’s missing. Forget reform, change blablabla. Just get people together with a purpose. And what should that be? Well, I think it should be what John Hunter says. PLEASE take a moment and watch this. I […]

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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 wider world and gets kids thinking, critically thinking. Even active. […]

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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 that I wrote about scrabble years ago. I won’t bore […]

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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 optimum way to use a generator for language learning is […]

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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 “possibility”. A way for me to be creative in the […]

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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 and then have personalized content for their own class. There […]

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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  available in the Learning Arcade] Today’s category is special. These […]

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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 want to share something similar. My 5 top online games […]

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Picture puzzle maker

This picture puzzle maker is really simple! Just go to the webpage, upload a photo and then choose how small you want the pieces to be. (I recommend choosing the largest size, that is difficult enough). I think this might be useful for “jigsaw” type activities with text. Get the text as a picture (take […]

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Quiz Break – easy Jeopardy style review game maker

Teachers use and love Jeopardy. I know, I’ve made hundreds and got a lot of great feedback about all the different games. Find them in our Jeopardy power point games area Now, you even have more options than the traditional power point or high skilled flash builders – we now have Quiz Break! See an […]

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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 are learning valuable skills by making games. Critical thinking, cooperation, […]

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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 also rot desire. You’ll end up having to give more […]

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Using Flashcards to Teach Languages

Using Flashcards and Teaching English View more documents from David Deubelbeiss DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THIS OUT (also see our hundreds of online sets in our Quizlet Group!) 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 […]

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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 page! The powerpoint will be forthcoming so you can print […]

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Using Lies in the EFL Classroom

I’ve been thinking recently about how good teachers foster “noticing” in their students. Good teachers somehow get students to notice the “deeper” stuff about language – the nuance and information that just isn’t on the surface and easily translatable or apparent. This really can’t be done directly. One might think so and I’ll respect that […]

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ClassTools.net – A great place to make games/presentations.

Click here for full screen version I’ve been back again to Russel Tarr’s marvellous ClassTools site. On the site, you can very easily make all sorts of presentations and games. Just click and check out the games on the side of the site. The one above I made in 2 minutes! Just get an embed […]

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Giving Voice to the “dry” Textbook – TEXT to Speech!

I”m a big proponent of multi modal learning – a classroom and teaching style that begs / borrows and steals to create a dynamic and “rich” learning environment for students. I firmly believe that with ELL, if you can provide students with an audio option/component for the text they read — they will do much, […]

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