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Five ways teachers use Lego creatively in class

Five ways teachers use Lego creatively in class | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
From teaching coding to modelling texts for literature analysis, teachers share the inventive ways they use Lego in lessons Continue reading...
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Sure beats walking on it barefoot in the bedroom!

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Why should songs be used MORE in the Young Learners classroom?

Why should songs be used MORE in the Young Learners classroom? | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Songs are a great way for children to learn English. But what other benefits does using songs in the classroom bring? In this post, Devon Thagard, co-owner of Super Simple Learning and songwriter f...
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Devon Thagard of Super Simple Learning knows his stuff, and personally love Super Simple Songs (as do all the kids I teach!)

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Check out Yuto's awesome 'after reading' Glog

Check out Yuto's awesome 'after reading' Glog | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
I was scratching my head a bit about how to make Captain Cook's discovery of Australia come to life
for young Yuto. I mean, getting your head around a three-year sailing voyage from 250-odd years...
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Awesome outcome from one of my students, using Glogster

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Sphero

Sphero | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Sphero is a programmable toy/robot/sphere that is being used in schools worldwide.  This is a super fun and fantastic learning device that lets students program their Sphero on any mobile device.
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Classroom resources for Christmas

Classroom resources for Christmas | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Christmas nearly upon us, so we thought we’d share some classroom resources to help you and your class get in the festive mood.
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Slideshow from September

Slideshow from September | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Remember back when shorts and t-shirts were the way to go? Long evenings lingered a bit past 6pm and the weather was nice?
Just in case you can't, here's a lovely compilation of photos from around...
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Jim George on Twitter

Jim George on Twitter | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
#Cambridge #YLE success looks like this! My #TGIF ;) pic.twitter.com/7qpkGGeZhW
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Visit Luna's blog for more happy YLE candidates!

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Between the By-Road and the Main Road: 25+ Recommended Children's Picture Books for Teaching Literary Techniques

Between the By-Road and the Main Road: 25+ Recommended Children's Picture Books for Teaching Literary Techniques | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
RT @MarioCabral: 25+ Recommended Children's Picture Books for Teaching Literary Techniques http://t.co/3Kbq1KiYK1
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Luna students' room: Cambridge English YLE in Matsumoto - the most valuable English qualifications in the world.

Luna students' room: Cambridge English YLE in Matsumoto - the most valuable English qualifications in the world. | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Cambridge English YLE in #Matsumoto - the most valuable English qualifications in the world. http://t.co/pCIowx081P
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Grandma Loves Bugs on sale for FREE for a limited time!

Grandma Loves Bugs on sale for FREE for a limited time! | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Parents, teachers, and kids are raving about Grandma Loves Bugs. Find out why! Fair Lady Media has updated this Halloween themed app on sale for free for a limited time!
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Kids love this little app; it has limitations but entertains.
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Get ready to spook with Scary Story Kit this Halloween

Get ready to spook with Scary Story Kit this Halloween | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Striding Bird Productions announces Scary Story Kit 1.81, an update to their popular oral storytelling app for iOS devices.
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Minute Physics: Why Is The Sun Yellow and The Sky Blue?

Minute Physics: Why Is The Sun Yellow and The Sky Blue? | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Why is the sun yellow and the sky blue? Why can we see the stars at night? Why is space black? And why is the sky more red, orange, and even pink at sunset?
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A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
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Three Ways to Engage Visual Learners

Three Ways to Engage Visual Learners | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
In your classroom, you probably have many different types of learners. For visual learners, adding the arts can be a huge help. Here are three ways to start.
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After reading a graded reader; multimedia project & presentation.

After reading a graded reader; multimedia project & presentation. | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Nanako recently read a really interesting book about another young girl called Heidi, who grew up in the Swiss Alps. She really liked the book, and we had a lot to talk about - living in the country...
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I'm biased; Nanako is my student...still a fab way to present a topic.

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Apps for teaching children coding skills MOVE THE TURTLE

Apps for teaching children coding skills MOVE THE TURTLE | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Move the Turtle teaches children (ages 5+) the basics of programming.Move the Turtle - Programming for Kids on the iPhone and ...
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Routines with Young Learners - A guest post by Jenny Holden

Routines with Young Learners - A guest post by Jenny Holden | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Today I have the great pleasure of publishing a guest post written by the Young Learner Coordinator at my school. I've been trying to persuade Jenny to share her YL expertise here for some time and...
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A lot of common sense and useful ideas

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October variety slideshow from Luna's classsrooms

October variety slideshow from Luna's classsrooms | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
I thought October was suddenly overwhelming with demands for Hallowe'en stuff, but I'm glad I was wrong and we could get on with some significant learning & laughter too!
As you can see, lots...
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Storyboard That

Storyboard That | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Storyboard That is one of my favorite new Web 2.0 sites for education.  This amazing site w/ educational portal allows educators to create/manage student accounts while creating fun and engaging assignments.
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Looks very useful indeed; think I'll be trying it with YLEs retelling non-fiction graded readers. We'll see.

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MEOC2014 Hangout: Using Readers & Storytelling to Motivate Young Learners

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What I learnt today: Engaging Young learners with Content, Language & Learning Skills

What I learnt today: Engaging Young learners with Content, Language & Learning Skills | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Today I went to a workshop led by Jane Maria Harding da Rosa who blogs at jmhdr.wordpress.com. When she said we learn by teaching, I knew she was talking to me! So here are some of the things I lea...
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Linking to success in YLE always a + for me! Good read & a new blog to follow.

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Activities to improve young learners' communication - Caroline Nixon and Michael Tomlinson - YouTube

Most children love talking, so in the EFL classroom it’s just a question of getting them to do it in the right language! Through fun, hands-on activities, Ca...
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iPads + project based learning = limitless possibilities - Daily Genius

iPads + project based learning = limitless possibilities - Daily Genius | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Debbie Carona shows you how to harness the power of the iPad for project based learning.

Via kathy pryor
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Booktrack Classroom

Booktrack Classroom | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Booktrack Classroom is a new site/app that is great for the Reading or Writing Classroom.  This is an interesting tool that allows students or teachers to add a soundtrack to their writing.
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Like the look (sound!) of this

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