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5 Card Flickr – Storytelling….

Yesterday on twitter, I was pinged and asked about “Storyboards”. I offered my own collected resources, including Story Dominoes. Both fine resources with photos which students can use to either tell or write a story. A wonderful activity (and always make sure to get students...

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EnglishCentral: What’s coming. Part II

This continues the first post about forthcoming changes to EnglishCentral – the website that gets students motivated through authentic video and speaking. EnglishCentral I must admit, is slowly becoming a powerful “video corpus”. Imagine taming the unruly thing that is youtube so that it might...

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EnglishCentral – what’s coming

As an “insider”, I’m privy to a little of what is going on at EnglishCentral. ┬áThe team has really been working overtime and coming up with some fantastic changes that will be in a new release. Here’s my insider’s sneak preview! I hope you like...

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The Proust Questionnaire in the EFL Classroom

Last week, I made a simple flash presentation for teachers that list all the questions used in Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire. Also, listed┬áthe resources I’ve made for pairs to use the questionnaire (it is a kind of “reading role play” where one person is a...

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The #1 …. site for debate materials

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. True Tube I’ve been on TrueTube since the beginning and watched it flourish as a go to site for great, critical content for educational use. In the beginning, a one woman show, now a...

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Embedding and Hidden Challenge on EnglishCentral

EnglishCentral, a site where student can practice “speaking” English using authentic videos and “hip” content – just got better. I’ve been working closely with the EnglishCentral team and you can expect more developments along the lines of sharing and social media. Also, being able to...

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CDLP – a wonderful adult listening site

CDLP – The California Distance Learning Project, is one of the many governmental sites leading the way towards free online learning resources. It doesn’t have a lot of “flash” but it has an abundance of semi authentic materials with audio and extra vocabulary study. Excellent...

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Abracadabra – Self Directed Learning

One thing that I’m very convinced of, is the notion that us teachers are “motivators”. It is our job to motivate our students, to lead our students towards becoming self directed learners, learning for themselves, intrinsically. Oh sure, we have to do all the regular...

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Sen Teacher – using materials for the disabled.

Sen Teacher is the bomb! The last few years I’ve been acquainting myself with special education and also finding that so many special ed. techniques/tools/methods really work well with language learning. Same with websites, they offer a plethora of resources for use in our classroom....

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Woices – travel, record, listen …

Woices is Wonderful! It is a fairly new site which enables teachers or students to roam and listen to authentic audio about different places. Even download it for classroom use! Basically, you browse a google map, find a region of the world you want to...

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The #1 …(way to do a Needs Analysis)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Wall Wisher Wallwisher is a place where students can go and put up “post it notes” about a topic. I can think of many ways to use Wallwisher with students but none better than...

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The #1 (website for YLs vocabulary)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. KinderSay There are so many great websites for teaching young learners. See a list of my own below (culled from my big list, also attached). However, after our own resources here (always got to...