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Mucking About

I’ve been reflecting a lot on my own “creativity” regarding ELT and education in general. Probably because I’m starting into a new project and direction (stay tuned). Over the last 5-6 years, I’ve dived into many projects. I’ve reveled in the possibility that a little...

Stepping back to jump forward

Yesterday’s ELTchat about teacher burnout got me thinking about a post I’ve had upstairs in the attic for quite a while. Burnout is something every teacher will continually confront – even those of us with the best of jobs. Entropy is a law that applies...

Top 10 Young Learner’s Songs

Here is my list of top 10 songs for Young Learners and suggested teaching points. Please comment and add any other suggestions. Most are found on our Kid’s Karaoke page or by searching in our videos…. ) Not surprising that many of these songs are...

The #1 …. TPR dance/song

The #1 …. TPR dance/song

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. The Hokey Pokey The Hokey Pokey is a standard song and TPR activity in the language classroom. It gets my pick over “Head and Shoulders” just because instead of using just vocabulary / words...

Making a Doodle Video with your Class

Doodle songs/videos are a great activity you can do with your class! They really promote contextualized learning and motivate students because you have a final product and of course – there is music!  They are the perfect example of SCC or Student Created Content. I...

Web 2.0 and English Language Learning

Web 2.0 and English Language Learning A New Model or A New Muddle? “ In the electronic age, we wear all mankind as our skin” – Marshall McLuhan (this article is one of a series on my blog – highlighting how educators can publish and...

More about Google – All the Answers?

More about Google – All the Answers?

I’ve written numerous times about the “ubiquitous” form of Google. In admiration and also about their rare “flops”. So today when reading William Gibson’s NYT’s“Google’s Earth” – I thought I’d take the opportunity to share some of my past posts on Google. The article is...

Using Technology the “Right” way

Around the education/technology twitterverse, there has been a lot of hand-wringing and “I told you so s” about THIS article  on TES, “Byte the Dust”. Basically, it outlines how tens of millions of dollars/pounds of educational technology are laying around gathering dust. This follows another study...

Musical Appreciation Lesson/Day

Music is a wonderful way to get students learning English and producing language. See all our resources about music HERE. Also, see Rachel’s lovely post on the same topic, only using music videos! This lesson is very teacher friendly and can be used with guidance,...

Top 100 Youtube videos for EFL!

Youtube recently celebrated its 5th anniversary. Wow! See the video karaoke I made with Breakingnewsenglish content. However, today, in honor of youtube and what it does for our classrooms – I’ll leave you with a great gift. My 100 top youtube videos for students! Yes,...

Doodle 4 Google logos

Doodle 4 Google logos

Doodle 4 Google is a cool K-12 competition where schools and classrooms send in their art “rework” of Google’s logo and try to win prizes. I got thinking about this wonderful concept today and how it can help us teachers teach English. Decided on putting...

22 Frames – subtitled video galore!

If you’ve followed my posts/passion for awhile, you will know I’m a HUGE fan of subtitled supported video. I’ve helped quite a few online sites in this area as well as highlighting so much TTS (text to speech) here and also through Karaoke. HERE is...

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...

Online Language Learning Activities

Online Language Learning Activities

More and more of student language learning (and even teacher teaching), is taking place online. The classroom no longer has 4 walls. As many content and process “rich” language learning sites proliferate — it is time to reflect on not the “what” but the “how”...

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