There is so much language used to talk about time and we tell the time in two different ways. I always tend to use one way more than the other. Instead of saying ‘nine oh five’ I will say ‘five past nine’ … Continue reading Teaching Time with PowerPoint
There are many situations where it isn’t possible to use technology in the classroom. Tekhnologic lite is dedicated to the activities and plan B’s that can be used when things go wrong or when there just isn’t the time or the resources. … Continue reading Word Snap!
There are many situations where it isn’t possible to use technology in the classroom. It can be because the classroom doesn’t have the necessary resources, or worse the technology has failed and you need a plan B. It may also … Continue reading Actors, Directors and Prompters.
Last week I was reading this post by Peter Pun from eltplanning. Peter was writing about the little tips that he picked up from his CELTA course and one of those tips was an activity he called Grass Skirts. I really … Continue reading Having Fun With Tearable Sentences
I recently wrote an article called 5 tips for creating activity instructions in PowerPoint and I have had positive experiences using these diagrams over the past few weeks. Adding animations to them not only caught the attention of the students but it … Continue reading Video Diagrams – Help your students visualize your instructions
The way you give instructions is what makes or breaks an activity in the classroom. Using graded language, gestures and clear modelling help, but recently I have been producing diagrams in PowerPoint. I started doing this because although I try and … Continue reading 5 tips for creating activity instructions in PowerPoint
Lately I have been thinking about ways to generate conversation from a writing activity. One idea is for an activity called ‘Teleprompter,’ which is a reverse dictation activity. There is a comedy movie about a news presenter who would read anything … Continue reading Teleprompter: Turning a writing activity into a speaking activity
Someone asked me recently: Have you got anything on Easter eggs by any chance? I didn’t have anything planned, but straight away it reminded me that there are two different kinds of Easter Eggs. How could I resist the chance … Continue reading Easter Eggs and Movies!
Vocabulary is easier to learn when it is relevant and when you can make associations or mental links to it. Word links is a great activity to build these connections. I am sure this activity goes by another name, but I have called it … Continue reading Word Links: A Vocabulary Game
The other day I was reading Anthony Ash’s post about mobile phones and ELT. The post was talking about if mobile phones are really a distraction and how they relate to classroom management. It talks about a place for mobile phones … Continue reading Seven ideas for using mobile phones in the classroom