Resources: Lesson plans – Google Apps for Education
Lesson plans using Google apps products. Categorised by product, subject and level.
Paperboy Online Newspapers | US & World Newspapers
Directory of newspapers from around the world, categorised by country/state/city/language. Features today’s front page from selected newspapers and ranks selected country’s newspapers by circulation.
Mix It Up! Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom | Edutopia
“Do you ever feel stuck in a rut while planning your language classes? Perhaps you spend a lot of time lecturing at the white board, use the same activities with different vocabulary for every unit, or rely on teaching students grammar because that’s how you were taught. No matter your “go to” activity, we are all much more engaging when we vary our activities and make them relatable. If the speaker is engaging, a good lecture every now and then is enjoyable. However, when faced with daily lectures, students dread class, and hence, learn less. So why not mix it up?
When dreaming up new activities, our main focus should always be authenticity. If we make activities genuine, our students will be much more inclined to participate, acquiring new knowledge through the process. Many language teachers think that being authentic means decorating their classrooms with flags and other souvenirs collected through their travels. But true authenticity comes from the activities we use during class time, leaving an impact on the communicative skills of our students.”
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