14 Apps for Telling Stories: Make, Create & Share



Find the entire article her:  http://classtechtips.com/2014/03/31/14-apps-for-telling-stories/

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ELT Professionals: New Research App


Teachers and professors: Check out this research app for you and students created by Ben Rawlings with 2 other colleagues and me. It may be a useful tool for teaching your students! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/research-genius/id1139582855?mt=8

USA Poetry


One of my favorite poems:

A True Story Told While Using English Food Idioms



The thing about food idioms, a true story, for ELT & ESL readers:

Remember people telling you there is no such thing as a free lunch? They tell us this is a pie in the sky idea.
Well, I just got evidence to the contrary. I received an e-mail coupon for online ordering for two free dishes from a local restaurant. First I thought they are full of beans!
But I ordered and the apple of my eye picked them up. I have to confess that I usually don’t eat out for lunch because this could eat us out of house and home!
I was hungry as a bear. The wait time as slow as molasses in January.
The food was wonderful and FREE. Unfortunately, it was a very small serving so I ate like a bird.
I am thinking this will be my one lifetime example for a free lunch. So, in a nutshell, eat crow, you nay sayers! I guess,it is worth your salt to check out online offers.
For dessert, I would like a cake and then eat it, too.

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What Makes Language Academic Language for English Learners?


Check the purpose for communicating and consider the tools needed to reach the goal.

academic language

A Very Good Poster on Academic Vocabulary for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning


Teaching English: Homonyms


From one of my graduate students:

The game below also includes homophones. It is a very slow website (or it may just be my computer and internet).


Below is a website I found that had tons of resources and games for students



Teaching Resources         :


This link takes you to a hilarious Oatmeal infographic that goes over a few of the homonyms outlined above.  Most of the time the Oatmeal is a little inappropriate, so use with caution!



A huge list of homonyms can be found at this link.  There are also many subsequent links to lessons and activities.



You’ll find lots of games and activities appropriate for elementary-age students at this link.


ELT/ESL: Using Proverbs in a Writing Class


Lesson Plan from TESOL International: http://blog.tesol.org/using-proverbs-in-a-writing-class/#more-3828

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