Can you believe it’s nearly December? Around this time last year I wrote about making your own class advent calendar, so I thought maybe it’s time to produce a new one to countdown to Christmas. I had the luxury of some time, … Continue reading Countdown to Christmas!
Back in May I wrote a post called ‘Video Diagrams – Help your students visualize your instructions.’ Since then, I have been using these videos regularly in the classroom and I have created several more. I have found them to be … Continue reading Video Diagrams – Part 2: Five activities to get students moving
Timers are great and there are a lot of apps out there available for smartphones and tablets and most phones have timers built into them. However, if you are giving a presentation and you want to display a timer on a … Continue reading Need a timer for your lesson – try a video timer!
I don’t excel at seating plans because I often don’t have the time to write them. Writing down names can be time consuming and personally I find that the faster I write the more illegible my writing becomes. As a … Continue reading Excel at Seating Plans!
Last week I read a post called ‘Let’s ban PowerPoint in lectures – it makes students more stupid and professors more boring.’ The author also described PowerPoint as being: “Not fit for teachers.” Both of these statements are likely to generate … Continue reading 10 PowerPoint Tips for Teachers
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
The other week I was reading Sandy Millin’s fantastic post about useful links for CELTA. There is so much information in that post that it is difficult to take it all in on the first reading. One of the ideas that stood … Continue reading Making flashcards in PowerPoint
The other week I was reading a few articles on the Teaching English – British Council Facebook page about ClassDojo and they inspired me to create some scoreboards. The original post can be found here. The articles are very interesting … Continue reading Keeping Score!