English Teaching: APPS to Teach/Learn Vocabulary

22/01/2018

There are some cool apps that assist learners to acquire new vocabulary. Check them out at https://itunes.apple.com/us/story/id1282135520?utm_content=buffer5c331&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Looking to Spice Up Your English Classes in the New Year With Digital Activities and Resources? Find a List of Infinite Possibilities Here. No Excuses

22/01/2018

An awesome list of The 50 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017 at   http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2017/10/14/the-50-best-web-2-0-applications-for-education-in-2017/


English Punctuation Debate: Oxford Comma

22/01/2018

The Oxford comma is still debated in 2017. Read more in the in-depth discussion  at https://www.grammarly.com/blog/oxford-comma-debate/?utm_source=grammarly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GrammarlyBlogNL&utm_content=120917&utm_source=Blog%20NL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120917_BlogNL&utm_content=notesthttps://www.grammarly.com/blog/oxford-comma-debate/?utm_source=grammarly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GrammarlyBlogNL&utm_content=120917&utm_source=Blog%20NL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120917_BlogNL&utm_content=notest


English Teaching: US Culture Lesson Plans Related to Freedom Riders

21/01/2018

By PBS KET
“The Future Depends on What You Do Today.”
Gain a new perspective from an inspirational freedom rider!
Watch interviews and newsreel footage and see archival photos to learn how Mahatma Gandhi, the leader in the struggle for an independent India, inspired and influenced those engaged in the struggle to end racial discrimination in the United States. Explore Resource
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George Washington Carver: Scientist, Inventor, and Teacher
Grades: 3-7
A lover of nature, with a keen intellect and desire to help people better their lives, Carver used his knowledge to make American farms- and the nation- flourish. In this lesson plan, students will explore the life of science and innovation led by George Washington Carver.  Discover Lesson Plan
Thomas Edison: Inventor and Entrepreneur
Grades: 3-7
Thomas Edison, a leader of American innovation, was responsible for developing many modern devices. Students will learn about Edison’s remarkable business of innovation and some of his 1,093 patented devices. Discover Lesson Plan
Amelia Earhart: Aviator, Record-breaker, Activist
Grades: 3-7
Through two primary source activities and a short video, students will learn about Earhart’s passion for flying and determination to succeed as a female aviator. Discover Lesson Plan

Culture Corner: What Mandatory School Uniforms Look Like in 15 Different Countries

21/01/2018

It is fun to see various styles in other cultures. Check them at https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/what-mandatory-school-uniforms-look-like-in-15-different-countries-424660/?utm_source=fb_brightside&utm_medium=fb_organic&utm_campaign=fb_gr_5mincrafts


Professional English Writing: How to Answer Your Professor’s Email in the USA

21/01/2018

It is always important to use the appropriate form in addressing professors. REad more here at https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2015/04/16/advice-students-so-they-dont-sound-silly-emails-essay


Teaching English Grammar Narrative Tenses: What Are They and How Can They be Taught?

20/01/2018

As always, great resources from the British Council at   https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/classroom-activities-teach-narrative-tenses?utm_source=BC_TE_Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=voices

 


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