Tag: technology

Interview An Older Person

This is a great task and homework assignment.  Get students to use a set of questions (make them in class) and interview an older person they know. A neighbor, a grandfather, grandmother, a friend of the family …. doesn’t matter.… Read More ....

Alexa Says …

A very simple recipe. Play this video (or any video of Alexa commands) and pause after the command. Get students to guess what Alexa will reply.  Simple, beautiful and fun lesson!  Maybe even bring Alexa to class to!

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Where the Hell is Matt?

These series of videos are amazingly effective for classroom instruction. They also give students a view of the world and are a great global issues primer. Matt “danced” his way around the world. Here are several ways to use these … Read More ....

Text Messaging – A writing lesson

Cellphones are the imbilical cord of today’s youth. Instead of fighting against them, let’s use this interest to get them learning English!

Transl8it.com allows the teacher to enter English text and then get the “text message” equivalent. Simply copy this … Read More ....

Guess the Wordle – a vocab. game

Wordle is a wonderful tool for teaching English!

You can put in groups of words and then display them in a “cool” fashion. Your teenagers especially will love this personalization.

I designed a quick game of random wordles – What Read More ....

Get a Laser Pointer!

If you want to be a really effective teacher, get a laser pointer! They cause only a dollar or two at most and really help a teacher effectively modify curriculum.

With a laser pointer, you can be helping a student … Read More ....

Keeping Youtube videos!

Video is used a lot by teachers. However, sometimes the internet isn’t reliable so you shouldn’t count on it! But no worries, just use Save from net and you can enter the youtube video url/address and it will download the … Read More ....

Jeopardy – student review game

Jeopardy is a great way to review your student learning and to motivate your students. Also a good game for a camp or a class that likes competition.

If you have a computer, use many of the games/templates on EFL Read More ....

20 Questions

This is a great game to play with students and excellent for practicing question making.

1. Choose an object and students ask questions about it.  Give them question prompts to help, written on the board. For example;

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Fling the Teacher review game

Fling the Teacher is a great game.

Created by Andrew Field, a history teacher, you can download the generator and get instructions on how to make your own game for reviewing your lessons.

Students love the game and try one … Read More ....