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Vocabulary 2.0: 15 Tips, Tools, & Resources

Part of the Cool Sites series In every subject students must acquire new vocabulary, which is often taught through rote memorization. How do we engage learners to engage with new vocabulary? In a previous post I shared with you 12 word cloud resources. Now, I want to share how I make vocabulary engaging by using various websites in conjunction with the Read full article »

19 Word Cloud Resources, Tips, & Tools

Part of the Cool Sites series Learning new vocabulary can be quite daunting for most students. We just have to look at the literacy rates to see how much children struggle with vocabulary. Rote learning of vocabulary does not really work. Experience has taught me students remember what they use and explore. Students need to have fun, engage with the material, Read full article »

14 Resources for Meaningful Student Dialogue

Part of the Cool Sites series If you teach English language learners in their native countries, then finding opportunities for them to use the English they learn outside the classroom can be challenging. In reality, I cannot cover all the language skills they need to learn in an hour and a half class period. The students need to explore opportunities to Read full article »

Fifteenth Edition of the ESL/EFL/ELL Carnival

Welcome to the fifteenth edition of the ESL/EFL/ELL Carnival. Let us start the week with some resourceful reading materials from many of the finest bloggers, authors, and educators of the English language teaching world! So brew your favorite coffee, relax, and enjoy. Our posts include tips to help educators with their social media experience, ways to integrate technology effectively into Read full article »

Goal: What’s Your Personal Theme Song?

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 8 and part of the Cool Sites Series Congratulations! You just completed a week of goals. Can you believe how much you've accomplished in the New Year so far?! For the next goal, I want us to keep ourselves motivated for the week ahead. In the past, the best way I kept motivated was Read full article »

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