Slides Carnival is a great website with various templates that work with both, Powerpoint and Google Slides. All templates are free for downloading.
In an interview for a post with the British Council, I was asked about how I used technology in the classroom. My response was quite simple: I don’t. Or rather, I didn’t. At the time I had believed technology did nothing but present difficulties for a teacher. Since then, my opinion has moved 180 degrees in the opposite direction – I’ve embraced the technological ELT classroom.
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They can create their own books with Storybird.com . You’ll be surprised how creative your students are. Share your experience with Storybird.com in the comments below.
There are a lot of resources for practicing listening comprehension. Here are some of them:
- Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab has various types of recordings, which you can listen for free and complete comprehension activities.
- Listen a Minute has listening activities on various topics. You can download them or listen and complete activities online.
- Breaking News English is great sources of materials for both, listening and reading. Teachers can download lesson plans and recordings from there.
- If you’re looking for some dictation practice, you can visit Teacher Joe’s page.
- NPR.org delivers new around the world. They have news, audio, and podcasts. It is a great source for practicing reading and listening with authentic materials.
What is your favorite website for practicing listening ?
My students often ask me about the best way of learning/memorizing new words. I wouldn’t say that there is a universal way that works for everyone. For example, some students like creating stories with new vocabulary, others still use note cards with words and their definitions on them.
I also recommend using StudyStack for creating flashcards and reviewing vocabulary in a more interactive way.
Quizlet is also a great website and application for creating flashcards.
I love using Flocabulary with my middle schoolers. The website has a lot of themed hip-hop songs, which kids love a lot.
If you want to challenge your vocabulary, try this quiz from Merriam Webster.
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