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Games, songs, tools, tech & ideas for teachers of young learners, especially in EFL. Ideal for parents & school owners too.
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How to Introduce Acrostic Poems

How to Introduce Acrostic Poems | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Are you planning on using acrostic poems in your classroom this year? Take a look at this free online tool for educators to use with students.
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This is a really cool idea & useful online resource!
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How To Make a Hexaflexagon: The Definitive Guide

How To Make a Hexaflexagon: The Definitive Guide | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Smart videos for curious minds of all ages, a free resource for parents & teachers: Science, art, nature, animals, space, tech, DIY, food, music, animation, and more.
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Oh man, these are addictive & infuriating!
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20 great memory, word & observation games for travelling

20 great memory, word & observation games for travelling | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
A blog about children's literacy, language, learning and teaching in families and schools
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replace 'travelling' with 'reviewing' & we have a winner!
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The dice game: a fun, low-prep speaking game

The dice game: a fun, low-prep speaking game | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Blog about English language teaching
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Giant QR Codes in the Classroom – The Curious Creative

Giant QR Codes in the Classroom – The Curious Creative | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Giant QR Codes in the Classroom | http://bit.ly/eCrc6V #qrcodes



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Workbench Offers Good Hands-on STEM Activities - Richard Byrne @rmbyrne 

Workbench Offers Good Hands-on STEM Activities - Richard Byrne @rmbyrne  | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Workbench is a service that offers a huge catalog of hands-on learning activities for students. Last month at the ISTE conference I got to see one of the activities in action. That was a project in which students create and program their own controllers for a Sphero ball. You can see the results of the project in this short Instagram video.

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Some really cool & interesting #PBL ideas for the summer
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The iChild: Young learners and digital technologies

The iChild: Young learners and digital technologies | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Nicky Hockly has been involved in EFL teaching and teacher training since 1987. She is Director of Pedagogy of The Consultants-E, an online teacher training and development consultancy. She is the prize-winning author of several books about language teaching and technology, most recently Focus on Learning Technologies (OUP, 2016). We look forward to hosting Nicky's…
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Nicky knows her stuff - as do we at Luna!
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Cambridge English: Flyers (YLE Flyers) | Cambridge English

Cambridge English: Flyers (YLE Flyers) | Cambridge English | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Free Cambridge English: Flyers (YLE Flyers) test preparation including sample papers, word lists and tips for your child’s test.
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Have a free practice - never hurts!
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A day in my school life - a Japanese learner shares

A day in my school life - a Japanese learner shares | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
A blog by EFL learners & teachers at a language sch & Cambridge exam Centre in Japan.
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What do your teens' daily school lives work out? Personalising tasks extremely motivating!
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Creative Prompts for Kids - Start with a Map

Creative Prompts for Kids - Start with a Map | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Book reviews, resources, tips for parents and teachers from an Australian writer who's passionate about children's literacy, learning and literature.
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lots of very good ideas - standout being the interactive Nat Geo map
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Halloween Projects, Lesson Plans, Websites, Apps, and a Costume (copy)

Halloween Projects, Lesson Plans, Websites, Apps, and a Costume (copy) | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Three holidays are fast-approaching–Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If you’re a teacher, that means lots of tie-ins to make school festive and relevant to students.
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That time of the year
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Lenin Tunjacipa's curator insight, September 12, 11:16 AM
Using authentic learning in classrooms is an excellent opportunity students can be comfortable in participating in a second language. Therefore, teachers can appply activities with holidays or festivals where in their city or community are celebrated, so it is recommended keep in mind. 
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20 Questions |

20 Questions | | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
20Q is a website where users log onto the website and play against an artificial intelligence. To play the game, you think of an animal, vegetable, mineral, or other object and 20Q guesses what you are thinking in twenty questions or less.
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Lesson: Using Infographics To Teach The Life Cycle Of An Insect -

Lesson: Using Infographics To Teach The Life Cycle Of An Insect - | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Lesson: Using Infographics To Teach The Life Cycle Of An Insect https://t.co/fXAxmL0aBp #edchat #digln
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Lenin Tunjacipa's curator insight, August 26, 2:11 PM
Using this interesting and helpful tool in our classes can be an excellent idea sincestudents will understand topics better with colorful and strinking images where children really love this kind of learning. Infographics are applied whatever topic that the teacher wants to for example science, geography, languages and so on. Therefore, teachers will catch students' attention for long time in classes and also they will enjoy this methodology.
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Children’s iPad App, Scribble Press

Children’s iPad App, Scribble Press | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
What is the children's iPad app, Scribble Press, all about?
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Like the look of this app :)
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Lenin Tunjacipa's curator insight, August 1, 11:02 AM
Young learners can apply their english knowledge with this application in which they have the posibility to create fairy tails, stories, videos and comics. Whit this app, teachers have a great opportunity to analyze their level in a second language and imagination.
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10 Apps to Teach Children Early Literacy Skills

10 Apps to Teach Children Early Literacy Skills | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Literacy is essential for success. Therefore, it is natural for parents to look for tools to teach children early literacy skills. Fortunately, there are interactive technologies, such as apps, that can help educate children. Below are ten apps to teach children early literacy skills intentionally and appropriately: ABC Alphabet Phonics This is a beginner app that teaches little ones the alphabet, letter sounds, phonics, and first words. It will keep your children entertained with fun songs and animations. Bob Books Reading Magic 1 Bob Books are designed for beginning readers or children in preschool or kindergarten. Using a combination of …
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Massive fan of Duck Duck Moose!
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Lenin Tunjacipa's curator insight, August 26, 1:46 PM
Literacy is a very important skill which young learners want to acquire.Therefore, parents decide to help their children to improve this skill where there are several interactive technologies, for example apps. In this reading suggests ten important applications in order to educate children.
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Happy Hallowe'en - if we must!

Happy Hallowe'en - if we must! | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
A blog by EFL learners & teachers at a language sch & Cambridge exam Centre in Japan.
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Household stuff: Great tools for teaching! Part 1

Household stuff: Great tools for teaching! Part 1 | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Blog about English language teaching
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How 100 teachers helped to build the Common European Framework

How 100 teachers helped to build the Common European Framework | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Glyn Jones is a freelance consultant in language learning and assessment and a PhD student at Lancaster University in the UK. In the past he has worked as an EFL teacher, a developer of CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) methods and materials, and – most recently – as a test developer and researcher for two…
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CEFR, assessment & my alma mater in the same sentence?!
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An invigilator share: Keys to writing examination failure

A blog by EFL learners & teachers at a language sch & Cambridge exam Centre in Japan.
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Take heed, fair candidates, the examiners need to be interested & impressed.
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Revised Cambridge English: Young Learners tests – an overview

Chapter 1: Overview 0:00 Chapter 2: Why we've made the changes 2:17 Chapter 3: What are the changes 6:40 Chapter 4: Changes to scales and results reportin
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Cambridge #YLE gets a make-over from 2018. Significant (positive) changes which teachers, parents, schools etc need to get in front of promptly.
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Jim George's curator insight, February 23, 2017 1:47 AM
Coming into effect in 2018, small but noticeable changes. 
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DIY Story Stones

DIY Story Stones | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
I’ve had a lot of interest in the set of Story Stones that I made for Olivia, so let’s talk about how you can make your own, how you can use them, and why they are such a helpful develo…
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You don't need wifi for this!
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Gamification for struggling learners

Gamification for struggling learners | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
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Gaming learning? Of course it appeals to different styles of learning & learners
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Digital Storytelling Tool: StoryTop |

Digital Storytelling Tool: StoryTop | | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
via @ozge Digital Storytelling Tool: StoryTop https://t.co/BTVM138zyd
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Always like a log-in free beginning to a story! 
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The magic of QR codes in the classroom - Karen Mensing

Teaching is both a science and an art, and many teachers around the world spend endless hours perfecting their professional practice. At TEDActive 2013, a few teachers from the United States offer some tricks of the trade they've learned (and continue to hone) along the way.

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QR codes really are the teachers' secret weapon.
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Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, October 14, 2016 11:38 AM
Hemos trabajado mucho con códigos para realidad aumentada como Zappar, pero no hay que olvidar los códigos QR. Aquí una charla sobre su uso en educación. #tecedu
GwynethJones's curator insight, October 16, 2016 1:55 PM

I am so proud of my GTAWA sweet friend Karen here! AND also honored and proud she used my QR Code tree in her preso! GREAT TEdX Video!

Gina Minks's curator insight, October 23, 2016 10:44 PM
How can you increase patron engagement with QR codes?
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10 Must Have iPad Apps for Elementary Teachers

10 Must Have iPad Apps for Elementary Teachers | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
iPad provides great learning opportunities for students and when it comes to young learners possibilities are endless. iTunes app store i
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A solid selection!
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