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Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Online Games and Quizzes About Grammar

Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Online Games and Quizzes About Grammar | ESL Activities | Scoop.it
Road to Grammar is a free resource featuring quizzes, games, and lessons for English language learners. Visitors to Road to Grammar will find grammar quizzes. Most of the quizzes provide students with instant feedback. Part of the feedback that students receive on the quizzes they take includes explanations why an answer is correct or incorrect. Before taking the quizzes visitors can work through a series of practice activities.

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CriticalThinking.org - Critical Thinking Model 1

CriticalThinking.org - Critical Thinking Model 1 | ESL Activities | Scoop.it

Interactive illustrating the critical thinking model of Paul and Elder ("elements of thought")


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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 23, 2015 6:25 PM

Great tool for teachers.  We must make students aware of their thinking processes so they can use them strategically and develop them fully

Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, April 1, 2016 8:41 PM

Interactive illustrating the critical thinking model of Paul and Elder ("elements of thought")


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Proactive+Thinking


PaolaRicaurte's curator insight, April 2, 2016 8:34 AM
Everybody speaks about critical thinking, but what does it mean exactly?
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Three Ways Film Can Enhance the Student Classroom Experience | Edudemic

Three Ways Film Can Enhance the Student Classroom Experience | Edudemic | ESL Activities | Scoop.it
Do you remember the joy that you felt as a student when you saw the teacher roll the TV into the classroom? Your students can experience the same joy when you show a film in your own classroom – and it won’t be because it’s a perceived distraction. In her recent Guardian.com blog post, Sarah Marsh outlines 12 ways to use film creatively in the classroom. Building on concepts from that piece, we’ll focus on three key themes here: film immersion, cultural immersion, and student activity.

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▶ Look Up - Garry Turk via @SnowFox50

"'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.

Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk."


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John Evans's curator insight, May 4, 2014 9:13 PM

Thanks for this awesome share by Deb Russell aka @SnowFox50

Toni Ferens 's curator insight, May 4, 2014 9:20 PM

great to use in health classes 

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Now Your Beginners Can Have Fun, Too: 5 Simple Reading Games For Beginning ESL Students

Now Your Beginners Can Have Fun, Too: 5 Simple Reading Games For Beginning ESL Students | ESL Activities | Scoop.it
Beginning students often get the short end of the stick when it comes to fun classroom reading activities. They're not ready to read a book. Even short stories are too complex. Forget
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Active and engaging reading practice for very low level students.
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The misuse of silence | ELT (mostly) Articles W...

The misuse of silence | ELT (mostly) Articles W... | ESL Activities | Scoop.it
In her blog this week, Chia Suan Chong listens out for the sound of silence... (The misuse of silence | @scoopit http://t.co/P2Pqo0vxNS)
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EFL / ESL Teaching Tip: Pronunciation Go Fish

EFL / ESL Teaching Tip: Pronunciation Go Fish | ESL Activities | Scoop.it
Reblogged on WordPress.com (EFL / ESL Teaching Tip: Pronunciation Go Fish http://t.co/qrFIc5f642)
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Free Technology for Teachers: An Interactive Story About the Dust Bowl

Free Technology for Teachers: An Interactive Story About the Dust Bowl | ESL Activities | Scoop.it

"One of the online complements to The Dust Bowl produced by Ken Burns is an interactive story about the dust bowl. The Interactive Dust Bowl is a series of video clips and scenarios for students to work through. After each video clip students have to make a decision to either keep farming or move onto something else. The point of the activity is to help students understand the causes of the dust bowl and the mistakes made that contributed to its continuation."


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54 teacher-created examples of Formative Assessment - Google Drive

54 teacher-created examples of Formative Assessment - Google Drive | ESL Activities | Scoop.it

Try out these 54 teacher-created examples of formative assessments:http://bit.ly/1bLbLzX during the new year.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 9, 2014 7:02 PM

This is a great assessment resource list for the 21st century learning environment. All approaches can be modified to fit your target learner.

KatieMacDonald's curator insight, January 14, 2014 5:15 PM

Something to try...

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ESL Fun Game, Spin the Wheel Game

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ESL fun vocabulary game, Spin the Wheel elementary game...

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Charles Jones's curator insight, August 20, 2014 12:35 AM

This is an excellent interactive game for elementary-middle school children. In some cases, it could also be used for beginner level adults.

LoveLearningEnglish's curator insight, March 10, 2015 8:16 PM

another fun vocabulary/reading skills game

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The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom

The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom | ESL Activities | Scoop.it

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Juan Juan's curator insight, October 24, 2017 11:32 PM
Playing games in the classroom are the best way to break the ice when your students seem to be bored, tired, ansious, etc. In this scoop you will find many ideas to get your class active and to break boredom. The best you can do in an EFL class is to make your students forget the are learning a language by having them live the language. When they live the language they experience a different dimension of the reality because they are so excited about what they are doing that they just want to express their emotion no matter in what code.
Camilo Ceballos Rozo's curator insight, March 7, 11:33 AM
Proposing games in the classroom is one of the best ways to break the ice when your students are bored, tired or anxious. They will be excited when using the language in real moments. 
 
Daniela Tabares Restrepo's curator insight, May 24, 6:40 PM
These are good ideas for avoiding bored or tired students in the classrooms. Implementing games in an academic environment is a way for increasing students' interest for learning. There are a lot of games that you can play with the students durimg the classes such as role plays, hot potato, guessing games, so on. Thus, you avoid monotony which is very disgusting.
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Tiger Mum or Cat Dad? Claws out over parenting styles - BBC News

Tiger Mum or Cat Dad? Claws out over parenting styles - BBC News | ESL Activities | Scoop.it
There's a challenger to the super-strict high-achieving Tiger Mother - he's been dubbed 'Cat Dad' and is the subject of a hit Chinese TV programme.
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The topic of different Chinese parenting styles could provide great material for class discussions, debates, compare/contrast essays, etc.

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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work | ESL Activities | Scoop.it
44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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cherimacleod's curator insight, June 14, 2015 1:09 AM

Tools tools tools

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, June 14, 2015 5:37 PM

Tony Vincent - Learning in Hand - always provides excellent resources for classrooms.

James I.'s curator insight, June 16, 2015 9:43 PM

Love the fact that this infographic focuses both on the web and mobile possibilities.

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8 Awesome Ways To Use Instagram In Your ESL Classroom

8 Awesome Ways To Use Instagram In Your ESL Classroom | ESL Activities | Scoop.it
Ah, the Internet and the endless slew of social media sites and apps it continues to spawn. We have only recently come to terms with the need to use technology in the classroom. And now we h
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Smart phones and such do not need to lead students into greater isolation. This is one example of how an app can be used to make in-person interactions more meaningful (e.g. being able to show pictures of one's family rather than merely describing them).

 

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36 Of The Most Ironic Moments Ever

36 Of The Most Ironic Moments Ever | ESL Activities | Scoop.it
Ironic incidents are lurking all around us, waiting to be captured on camera. We gathered these 35 images to show you some of most ironic situations that we can find in our everyday lives. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term “irony” originates in early 16th century from ...
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Irony can be a very challenging concept for many students to grasp. This collection of photos provides a nice introduction using humorous concrete examples. As an activity, consider having students choose one photo and write a paragraph describing why it is ironic.

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Word Clouds for Predictions - Class Tech Tips

Word Clouds for Predictions - Class Tech Tips | ESL Activities | Scoop.it

"I’ve shared some ways that word clouds can be used in the classroom, and here’s another activity that works for all ages and subject areas.  Find a website that you are planning on sharing with students.  This could be an informational text on a science topic or simply a current events article.  Copy and paste the website URL into the online tool Tagxedo.  This website will create a word cloud using text from that website."


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Lesson Title: Who Should Apologize?

 

Rationale: Apologizing is easier said than done. This...

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"Apologizing is easier said than done. This is true even when language barriers are non-existent. Equipping language learners to apologize will better prepare them for the inevitable conflicts of life."

 

This is a lesson developed around the idea that lessons can develop empathy as well as linguistic skill.

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Teaching Empathy: Turning a Lesson Plan into a Life Skill

Teaching Empathy: Turning a Lesson Plan into a Life Skill | ESL Activities | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Joe Hirsch, teacher leader and curriculum developer, describes the jigsaw method of cooperative learning and how it naturally builds empathy as students rely on each other to share pieces of a bigger picture.

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A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students

A Glossary of Blogging Terms for Teachers and Students | ESL Activities | Scoop.it

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, February 3, 2014 9:35 AM

For new and experienced bloggers.  Use with teachers, administrators and implementation with student blogs.

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, February 3, 2014 1:45 PM

The blog language.

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 7, 2014 3:42 PM
Great and useful post to share with students and colleagues,thank you!!!
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Grammarman Comic for ESL/EFL

Grammarman Comic for ESL/EFL | ESL Activities | Scoop.it
Index page for Grammarman Comic - the home of the ESL EFL grammar superhero, and his friends Alpha-bot and Syntax.

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Tap into the World of Comics Primary School version

This is a version created for a presentation for Primary School teachers

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Dictogloss sample about housework

Dictogloss sample about housework | ESL Activities | Scoop.it
Taking a cue from the #KELTchat on Facebook on this one. There was a general question about Dictogloss activities. So I am just throwing this up here as one way to do it. A couple notes before you ...
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