BBC Article: ‘BritLit – 10 years in the making’

BBC TeachingEnglish team has posted an article titled, ‘BritLit – 10 years in the making’

I can still remember the faces when I suggested a method of dealing with what most teachers of English considered one of their pet horrors, extended reading. The room was full of tired teachers, and many were quite cynical about the offer to work together to create a new and dynamic approach to the place of stories in the classroom.

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Worksheet: ‘Grammar Review Activities’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘Grammar Review Activities’

A summary of grammar exercises for high school (preparation for PAU exam). Conditionals, defining and non-defining clauses, reported speech, passive, modal verbs, future, present perfect, past simple vs past perfect, writing a formal letter! Hope you like it!

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Worksheet: ‘Develop Your Skills of Using Present Perfect’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘Develop Your Skills of Using Present Perfect’

This worksheet is a system of exercises on present perfect. The present perfect tense is developed around the topic “Helping people around”. It will help student to develop their grammar skills. The exercises are arranged from drill tasks to speech development.

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Worksheet: ‘Christmas 2013 OUP Pack Part 1’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘Christmas 2013 OUP Pack Part 1’

Wonderful pack about Cristmas that contains Christmas poster, the story of Christmas, how to make an advent wreath, lyrics for Jingle Bells, make a Christmas card, pin the nose on Rudolph, half a crossword. Thank you for downloading. Feel free to comment whether the opinion is good or bad.

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Worksheet: ‘The USA’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘The USA’

This is a pairwork sheet that contains basic information about the USA students should know for their exams. This is a pairwork sheet activity so the students should get into pairs and ask their partner about the missing information. The question words are provided and the answers are printed in bald so that the students do not have to search for the information.

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Worksheet: ‘Christmas 2013 OUP Pack Part 2’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘Christmas 2013 OUP Pack Part 2’

As I have previously written in part 1, this pack is published and provided by Oxford University Press. Here you will be able to find the following: decorate your Christmas tree,
Christmas tree word search with hints, Christmas quiz, etc. Teacher notes and answer key included. Again, feel free to left your comments below so other busyteachers can predict better if this could be useful to them or not.Thank You!

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Worksheet: ‘Christmas Riddles’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘Christmas Riddles’.

This Christmas worksheet is all about matching and can be used as an extra resource when learning about Christmas. Students must match the Christmas riddles on the left with the correct answer on the right. This worksheet was created byPrimaryLeap.co.uk

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‘Electronic Village Online 2014:Crafting the e-Perfect Textbook’ by Ozge Karaoglu

Ozge Karaoglu’s latest blog post is titled “Electronic Village Online 2014:Crafting the e-Perfect Textbook”.

Ozge says, “Electronic Village Online Sessions are five-week collaborative and hands on virtual courses & discussions that engage hundreds of educators every year. They are completely free and a great opportunity for professional development and connect with other teachers all over the world.This year, I will be moderating the “Crafting the e-Perfect Textbook” online course with many great and big names in ELT. If you would like to outline, design, and complete 1 chapter of an e-textbook that meets your learners’ needs and can be used yearly with a few edits and updates, our online course is the right one for you!!”.

Electronic Village Online 2014:Crafting the e-Perfect Textbook

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‘What’s the Best Tool for the Task?’ by Shelly Terrell

Shelly Terrell’s latest blog post is titled “What’s the Best Tool for the Task?”

Shelly says, “Teachers often have great projects and activities they want to enhance by adding a technology component. Often, the problem is determining which tools will be the most effective in meeting our needs. These are important questions to consider when integrating technology:”

What’s the Best Tool for the Task?

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‘OpenEd Releases an Android App for Sharing Educational Videos With Students’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “OpenEd Releases an Android App for Sharing Educational Videos With Students”.

Richard says, “OpenEd.io is a free service that launched a few months ago for the purpose of offering a huge catalog of educational videos and games. One of the services OpenEd.io offers is the option for teachers to create courses and collections of resources to share with their students. This week OpenEd.io released a free Android appthat students can use to view the videos and other resources their teachers share with them.”

OpenEd Releases an Android App for Sharing Educational Videos With Students

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‘Jade Rabbit sends photos from the Moon’ by Martin Sketchley

Martin Sketchley’s latest blog post is titled “Jade Rabbit sends photos from the Moon”.

Martin says, “China’s scientific expedition to the Moon has sent back its first photos of the lunar surface. A robot called the Jade Rabbit became the first vehicle to traverse the Moon’s volcanic ash since America’s Apollo missions four decades ago. Scientists at China’s mission control were ecstatic as the first high-quality images came through of an area of the Moon known as the Bay of Rainbows.”

Jade Rabbit sends photos from the Moon

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‘Testophile or testophobe?’ by Jeremy Harmer

Jeremy Harmer’s latest blog post is titled “Testophile or testophobe?”.

Jeremy says, “I was very taken with Luke Meddings’ recent blogpost about the tensions between education and big business (amongst other things). He suggested that whereas we teach to reach students, to help students reach their potential, others see teaching as a form of investment, a money-making opportunity. It was not difficult to agree with his heartfelt plea for less ‘interference’ in the (language) classroom.”

Testophile or testophobe?

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‘AppClass: Creating Posters with Phoster’ by Ozge Karaoglu

Ozge Karaoglu’s latest blog post is titled “AppClass: Creating Posters with Phoster”.

Ozge says, “The task was simple for the kids. I asked them to take their favorite teacher’s pictures before coming to my class. In class, we took turns in talking about why we chose that teacher to be on our poster. We talked about our reasons. It was nice to hear from kids how they can express their feelings and what they really expect from the teachers. After brainstorming, they wrote what they would like to add to your poster as texts. Then, they started working on their tablets with their app.”

AppClass: Creating Posters with Phoster

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‘Eleven Random Things’ by Jennifer Marten

Jennifer Marten’s latest blog post is titled “Eleven Random Things”.

Jennifer says, “I read Krissy Venosdale’s blog faithfully. She inspires me every time. I love her passion for teaching and learning. I love that she puts herself out there so her kids feel comfortable doing the same. Although we’ve never met face-to-face, I know we are kindred spirits.”

Eleven Random Things

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‘Earth in Progress’ by Anne Hodgson

Anne Hodgson’s latest blog post is titled “Earth in Progress”.

Anne says, “I was excited to find this film showing climate scientists on site, investigating lake sediments at Lake Hämelsee for clues of climate change. It was produced by a film team from the Babelsberg Film University HFF and is part of the Earth in Progress project, a cooperation between the various disciplines involved in understanding and responding effectively to climate events and their repercussions on our life, where I’ve taught various communication skills courses over the past few years.”

Earth in Progress

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‘FILM ENGLISH WINS MEDEA AWARD’ by Kevin Stein

Kevin Stein’s latest blog post is titled “FILM ENGLISH WINS MEDEA AWARD”.

Kevin says, “Film English has won the most important and prestigious media and education prize the MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media, one of the two main prizes. The jury of 119 media and education experts from 28 countries decided that Film English  was the best entry submitted by teachers, students, learners, parents, professors, individual or organisational representatives in primary education, secondary education, higher education, adult education, vocational education and/or training.”

FILM ENGLISH WINS MEDEA AWARD

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‘Coldest temperature on Earth recorded’ by Martin Sketchley

Martin Sketchley’s latest blog post is titled “Coldest temperature on Earth recorded”.

Martin says, “4 levels / 26-page printable lesson with graded listening and 30+ online quizzes

Scientists recently found the coldest place on Earth. Satellites measured a temperature of minus 93.2 degrees Celsius on part of Antarctica. Scientists still need to do more tests on the data.”

Coldest temperature on Earth recorded

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‘Madeleine Peyroux: The Kind You Can’t Afford’ by Anne Hodgson

Anne Hodgson’s latest blog post is titled “Madeleine Peyroux: The Kind You Can’t Afford”.

Anne says, ” Don’t stress out over gifts. Madeleine Peyroux – The Kind You Can’t Afford Written by Madeleine Peyroux and Bill Wyman from ‘Standing On The Rooftop’ relea…”

Madeleine Peyroux: The Kind You Can’t Afford

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