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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Teaching Empathy to Children Through Storytelling

This post from TESOL is not necessarily for ESL students in Thailand, but some of the same strategies can be used for story telling. 

Two Techie Teachers: 10 Apps that Fuel Creation with Technology Across ...

10 Apps that Fuel Creation with Technology Across the Content. I just found this blog by 2 female teachers. A great blog with a lot of creative ideas. Click on the link below.

Upcoming online conference sponsored by the British Council

The Teaching for Success Online Conference will take place from 5 - 9 October 2016 and is the British Council’s first global online CPD conference for teachers and teacher educators. Registration is free. A link to more information about the conference is below.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Go Completely Paperless

Looks like this might be a platform where a school can become more digital in it's day to day operations. Premium features are not free but the non profit education account is cheap. 


33 ways to speak better English – without taking classes

We as educators only spend a very short time with our students. When the bell rings, our students go out into the world and are often left to study on their own. Here is a site that might help those motivated students to study outside of class on their own. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Teacher Toolkit

If you're looking for ways tech can boost your teaching, this list is here to help. These top-rated apps and sites -- ranging from instructional supports to organizational tools to social networks and beyond -- help make one of the world's toughest jobs a bit easier. Some of these you may have used, most of them are free or free to try. Check out the link below. 

4 Reasons Why Teachers Hate Professional Development

It is important to remember that educators need and want pretty much the same things that their students do.  Motivation, encouragement, support and a general sense of excitement that injects an energetic and productive vibe into the classroom. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Two posts from the British Council that are ESL related

'I can understand my teacher's English, but when I speak to 'real people' I can't understand them'. This is a comment I'm sure many teachers have heard. Click on the link to the BC website.

In a related BC video David Crystal talks about the biggest challenges for teachers.

Two Ed Tech tools to help you in the classroom

Edorble – A 3D Virtual Classroom. I was delighted when I first saw Edorble because I felt it offered the opportunity for any teacher to set up their own 3D virtual classroom and start teaching online for free. Check out the link below. 

 Next is a video from Vizia that I saw on "Free tech for teachers" It allows you to add interactive quizzes to youtube videos and puts an end to passive viewing. Check out the video and links below.