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Need Mathematics, History, Science or English resources? ABC Splash has over 3000 videos, games and other free resources for use in schools All mapped to the Australian curriculum - come and take a look.
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Looks like a treasure chest of useful resources.

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Essential Digital Toolbox for Primary Teachers

Essential Digital Toolbox for Primary Teachers | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Cambridge webinars are back! Our first webinar presenter for the season was Vicky Saumell, a teacher and trainer, as well as Product Champion for our Kid´s box series.
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The importance of teaching content to young learners - Cambridge Conversations

The importance of teaching content to young learners - Cambridge Conversations | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
In this week’s webinar, Guess What! author Kay Bentley set out to answer some key questions about teaching content to young learners: what do we actually mean by ‘content’, how can we motivate students to learn it, and why is it important to teach it to young learners? Kay answered the first of these questions …
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Herbert Puchta: Teaching Very Young Learners - What’s Hot, and What Not, E-merging Forum 5

Herbert Puchta TOPIC «TEACHING VERY YOUNG LEARNERS — WHAT'S HOT, AND WHAT NOT» Herbert Puchta is a co-author of a few extremely successful ...
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6 Good iPad Apps for Teaching Vocabulary to Young Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
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Usefull applications!

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Story maze - Yuto's space trip

Story maze - Yuto's space trip | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
I lose control of my space ship. I was flying in space to find a planet. It goes faster and faster because the aliens were pushing. I come to a strange planet, land safely and find my crew is safe. I...
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7 Best Youtube Channels for Learning English

7 Best Youtube Channels for Learning English | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
These are 7 best Youtube channels for learning English that can be very beneficial for your students and for you as a teacher.
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EDpuzzle

EDpuzzle | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
EDpuzzle is vastly becoming one of the premiere web/iOS tools around for learning in the classroom.  This is fantastic free tool for editing a video, cropping, adding quizzes/polls, narration, etc. then embedding into site/blog.
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Very cool site/tools

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One theory all teachers with disruptive children should know about - The Conversation UK

One theory all teachers with disruptive children should know about - The Conversation UK | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Attachment theory can help in understanding some disruptive class behaviour.
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Did have a personal project in hand for a YL in need of 'help' at a kindy...but no longer 'allowed' to deploy any of my tools. Disappointed for me; need to come up with analog Plan B.

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Auditory Reasoning: App Review

Auditory Reasoning: App Review | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Auditory Reasoning by Virtual Speech Center Inc. This app targets a variety of skills at different levels. All tasks are presented orally.
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Not a cheap little app, but a banker I think?

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Creative Prompt for Kids - Superhero Yourself

Creative Prompt for Kids - Superhero Yourself | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Creative Prompt for Kids - Superhero Yourself by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com
With Clark Kent’s (Superman) birthday often celebrated on June 18 (kryptonite cake, anyone?
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Follow ALL the breadcrumbs, friends. Goldmine of useful stuff here, and follow the links to Pinterest, listly etc. And anything from Duck Duck Moose is well worth a couple of quid!

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ELT IRELAND on Twitter

ELT IRELAND on Twitter | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Our #eltchinwag on Monday 1st June will be on Teaching Young Learners. Don't miss it! pic.twitter.com/6u3VD4uGr8
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An excellent group of educators to get involved with #eltchinwag

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Mary Sebag-Montefiore's top 10 classics to read before you're 10

Mary Sebag-Montefiore's top 10 classics to read before you're 10 | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Mary Sebag-Montefiore adapts adult classics for children and has rewritten everything from Wuthering Heights to War and Peace.
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Planting acorns - Luna's Reading Tree

Planting acorns - Luna's Reading Tree | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Current progressBack in April, to coincide with the start of  a new academic year here in Japan, we endeavoured on yet another project: Luna's Reading Tree. As our students develop their reading...
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Unfortunately, OUP no longer supporting Story Tree in Japan, nor wholesalers maintaining stock. There goes a 15-year success story :(

and something we are looking to replace. Any suggestions?

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Super Simple Grocery Store Alphabet Hunt - No Time For Flash Cards

Super Simple Grocery Store Alphabet Hunt - No Time For Flash Cards | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
easy alphabet hunt for you to do with your kids at the grocery store.
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Why didn't I think of this?! Doh!

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How to draw… a troll

How to draw… a troll | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Adam Stower teaches you how to catch your troll (you’re going to need some cake as well as your art materials for this assignment) and then get sketching. Good luck everyone, make sure that cake is delicious now won’t you?
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Photo book of blackboard drawings from 1950s shows minds of postwar children - Asahi Shimbun

Photo book of blackboard drawings from 1950s shows minds of postwar children - Asahi Shimbun | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
In April 1953, as Japan continued rebuilding from the devastation of World War II, an elementary school teacher in a mountain village in Nagano Prefecture wanted to give his students a chance to enjoy drawing freely.
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Absolutely why even the most mundane parts of your teaching day are important! Cataloging has never been so easy :)

 

Let the kids draw!

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The Importance of Teaching Content to Young Learners

Kay Bentley explores two key questions during this webinar: What is content teaching? and Why is content teaching important for YL? She provides examples of ...
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6 creative sensory tubs to inspire kid explorers

6 creative sensory tubs to inspire kid explorers | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Your childhood senses are more important than you might think.
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Hands On Activities For Young Learners

Hands On Activities For Young Learners | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
I don't think I've ever mentioned this on my blog; however, when I was in college, I was blessed to have an absolutely amazing mentor teacher. While this was 13 years ago (where has the time gone?)...
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Some lovely, tactile, thought-provoking activities for YLs

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Herbert Puchta: Teaching Very Young Learners — What’s Hot, and What Not

Herbert Puchta: Teaching Very Young Learners — What’s Hot, and What Not | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Herbert Puchta is a co-author of a few extremely successful course books for children published by Cambridge University Press, including Playway to English, Super Minds, More!
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How's the Weather? Again?

How's the Weather? Again? | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
One of my favourite songs with YLs, but after a while struggling to come up with new ways to present the song and do something interesting with it - apart from the obvious song & dance routine,...
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OK...I made this!

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Tiggly Words – Learning System

Tiggly Words – Learning System | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Tiggly Submarine: Explore the Depths of Short Vowels & Phonics- Learning System for Tablets We all live in the Tiggly Submarine; the Tiggly Submarine; the Tiggly Submarine… It’s yellow and red with our favorite friend as Captain of the ship, so...
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Phonics Fun & Games for Infants and Primary - YouTube

This webinar with Karen Elliott presents an overview of phonics through activities which teachers can use with their students. Key concepts and principles wi...
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Excellent resource, very clear and useful. Hello Japan - phonics banned in elementary schools...#fail

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Greg Quinlivan's curator insight, May 30, 3:33 AM

Looking for creative ideas for phonics learning.