Tagged: Games

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...