So far in this series of articles on using video in the classroom, I’ve focused on ways to plan a video lesson and how to make the activities more collaborative. In this post, I’d like to look at the impact authentic video can have on a lesson when we teach
10 Tips for Successful Online Lessons Teaching online for the first time might seem a bit intimidating, much like the first time we do anything. Remember the first time you had to teach your own class? How did you feel then? Excited and a bit anxious, I suspect. But guess
Breaking Through the Screen: A Dozen Tips for Engaging Students in Online English Language Learning Tips #10-13 Learning online can leave your students feeling isolated and unsupported. While you and your students can’t be in the same room, you can still foster a supportive learning community with and between students.
Breaking Through the Screen: A Dozen Tips for Engaging Students in Online English Language Learning Tips #7-9 How can you keep your students engaged as they sit in front of a computer or tablet screen or even a small mobile device? How can you encourage them to use and practice
In this In Focus Blog Post, Dr. Joan Kang Shin and Dr. Jered Borup share their first six tips for engaging students in meaningful learning activities. Stay tuned for the next six tips, coming soon! Tips #1-6 Are you looking for new ways to engage your students online in meaningful
In my previous post, I looked at one way to plan an entire lesson around a video by using a before/while/after-you-watch structure. It’s a reliable structure which allows a teacher to plan a series of exercises with almost any type of video. However, one of the most common problems I
In a new series of posts on the subject of using video with language learners, I plan to look at a range of issues relating to this area of English language teaching such as the criteria for selecting video, how different genre of video lend themselves to different task types
This week on In Focus, hear from Caroline McKinnon, an ESL teacher based in New York, who is using Learn English with TED Talks with her students. Caroline shares her experience with using the supplemental resource, including her top three tips. Caroline has traveled the world teaching and teacher training.
Talk to teachers about using TED Talks in the English language classroom and you generally get one of two responses – “I love using them and my students love them” or “I love using them, but my students find them too difficult”. Often, these statements are followed by something along
Flipped learning has not only been gaining popularity rapidly in recent years, but it has also become one of the biggest trends in classroom teaching. While having students be actively involved in their own learning, flipped learning can also lead to dramatic improvements in students’ academic performance (Talbert, 2017). Moreover,