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Monday, 24 April 2017

Gamified Activities for Young Learners

Source : Ioanna Ntaidou , www.eltnews.gr

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Educators are aware that one of the main aims of teaching should be to involve all students in a classroom all the time and make them active learners who follow the lesson and the teacher, build on what they learn and feel that they are achieving something! The key lies in teaching through fun activities and as Albert Einstein said: “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge”. This article is a resource kit for teachers with hands-on, fun ideas and activities for young learners.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Autism and Classroom Strategies

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Autism and Classroom Strategies 

Many children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have difficulties at school and in the classroom. They may require the curriculum to be adapted in some way so that they can understand and achieve. For many, it is important to have a trained teacher aid to guide them, as well as specialist input such as speech and language therapy, and occupational therapy. The other students also need to have an understanding and awareness that the student with autism might behave differently and have different needs.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Save the polar animals! - A vocabulary class game

Watch the video “Go Diego Go Game – Diegos Arctic Rescue” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8VJSjAgSJE). Place on the floor light blue pieces of paper to demonstrate the ice. Underneath each paper place 1 flashcard of a polar animal. Students need to rescue the animals like Diego on the video. Pupils run around the ice while the song “Five little penguins” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etAzWdYufkE) is playing. When you stop the music, pupils have to step on the ice, lift up the paper and say which animal they rescued.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Maintaining concentration with young learners

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Following on from discussions on the forum, this primary tip is designed to help you with keeping children interested in your class. There are so many reasons why their minds could wander and you find that you are talking to yourself! There is already a very useful teaching tip for secondary students on how to keep their attention. Here are some extra ideas for younger learners.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

The Introvert in the Classroom

Source : Katie Hurley , www.huffingtonpost.com

School is designed for the extroverts of the world. OK, maybe that’s not entirely fair. Many teachers design their classrooms to meet the needs of different personality types and different learning styles, but if we step back and think about the schedule of the typical school day, it’s not designed for the introverted.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Ten tips to dealing with those troubling transitions

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If you work with young children then you naturally have small to big transitions that take place in your classroom. Transitions can be simply described as those times throughout the day when your students change focus from one activity to another. In many cases, transitions can be a source of trouble in the classroom so here are a few tips for dealing with those troubling transitions…

Monday, 31 October 2016

10 ways of using Quizlet in the Classroom

Source : Nick Acton , www.learninginspired.com 

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Simple quick wins. That is what most teachers are looking for when it comes to using technology in the classroom. We all want apps to offer something new and innovative. We all want an extra layer of engagement in the classroom through the use of tech. But, above all, it needs to be simple enough that we can actively embed it in the first place. Quizlet is a simplistic app that takes seconds to get to grips with. Ultimately, it is an app that enables children and teachers to create digital ‘study sets’ or ‘flash cards’. You simply type in your questions or ‘Terms’ and your answers or ‘Definitions’. These resources can then be engaged with and shared in a number of ways. The set up is ridiculously simple. However, the nice thing about the app is that you can expand the horizons of it’s use. This is how it can be embedded in to the classroom in a number of ways. Below, are just ten ways that this app can be used…