Story Circles is a useful PowerPoint activity that can be used to present or practice the sequences or the order of the target language. Sequences or orders often occur in English language teaching. For example: Adverbs of sequence. (First, then, … Continue reading Story Circles: An Ordering Activity for PowerPoint.
I make a new PowerPoint calendar template around this time every year. In this post, I would like to introduce you to the Class Calendar 2017. I have written about class calendars in previous years and I am probably in … Continue reading 2017 Calendar: A Class Calendar in PowerPoint
I enjoy using drama, improvisation and role-plays in the classroom, but how could we use PowerPoint to select a random situation or scenario? I was recently asked whether it was possible to go to a random slide instead of the next … Continue reading Random Slides: Improvisation in the classroom
It’s September already! That busy time of year when new classes are starting and teachers are busy. A time of the year when it can be increasingly more difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance. I’ve mentioned this in previous posts, … Continue reading The Outline View: PowerPoint design for busy teachers
Although this is a follow up post to 10 PowerPoint tips for teachers, I prefer to think of it as 10 things I wish someone had told me about PowerPoint. Every teacher has their own opinion about the effectiveness of using PowerPoint … Continue reading 10 more PowerPoint tips for teachers
Countdown is a TV game show where contestants play word games against the clock. It’s perfect for the classroom. Contents Introduction Download the Timer Setting the Timer How the Timer Works Introduction Countdown is a British TV show that is perfect for … Continue reading Classroom Countdown
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!
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
Anyone who uses PowerPoint in the classroom has at one point or another faced that moment where things don’t seem to work. Your computer is on, the projector is on and your cable is plugged in but there is nothing … Continue reading Error! Can’t get your PowerPoint to work?
Whether you love them or hate them, gap fill exercises seem to be everywhere. If you are teaching from a course book you are always going to come across a gap fill exercise. If you are teaching using music, you … Continue reading Gap Fill Exercises – Reviewing the answers with PowerPoint