This is an interesting language exchange site which is based on discussion of specific topics from Star Trek to playing the guitar or fixing a bike. Anyone can either be a language teacher and or learner. Great way to practice and improve language and online teaching skills.
Watch Foreign Language Educational Videos Educational Videos. Free teacher videos for students and learning using documentary films. Find educational videos by grade level and classroom subject. Get lesson plans and submit your own.
"There is often fierce debate about the relative merits of Teacher Talking Time (TTT) and Student Talking Time (STT) in the classroom. Although TTT has its place in providing a model for students, it is clear that the principal objective of most students is to be able to use English verbally, ie talk as well as listen."
One of the common obstacles to using many Web 2.0 tools in elementary school and middle school classrooms is the registration requirement that those tools have. Fortunately, there are many good Web 2.0 tools that do not require registration. Nathan Hall has started to put together a Diigo list of Web 2.0 tools that do not require registration. When I saw the list yesterday it had 60 items. When I looked at the list this morning there were 101 items on the list. Take a look at Nathan's list and I think you'll find some new-to-you tools, I did. Written by RICHARD BYRNE. THANK YOU!
"Humans and animals have a long history. The behavior of animals and their interactions in modern-day situations have inspired a variety of zoological idioms and expressions that are applied to people and everyday circumstances. Here are 10 animal idioms to ponder. [...]" Besides, the drawings are quite attractive.
In this first webinar, Paul Seligson, one of the most experienced and well-known teacher trainers in the field of English Language Teaching, shares ideas on how to work with pronunciation and intonation in the classroom.
This is a great tool for creating short audio files which can be posted to Facebook, Twitter or shared by email. The tool runs in the browser but there are also apps for iPhone and Android. In the settings you can also change the speed and pitch of the wudio file. Very Useful.
Schools World Service from the BBC and British Council | British Council Schools Online. These short films for both primary and secondary schools are designed to raise students' awareness of topical international stories and their effects on the lives of children. (with thanks to Graeme Hodgson for sharing)
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