Google Classroom is a website for teachers and students. It takes some of the work from classes to online platform. It allows teachers to create classes and add students in the website and creat quizes, send homeworks or announcements online. It’s going to let teachers have more time in classes. It is a kind of flipped classroom. It has a really useful and easy interface. You can easily add students, send assignments, check them, switch classes etc. Also, apps for mobile phones are available. For more detailed information about how to use it, you should watch the video below.
Thousands of children’s books are now available online. It was created by University of Florida. There are thousands of historical literature books with different topics and subjects. You can search for in the website. It is a great library for kids.
Our approach of learning and teaching language affects everything that goes on in the classes. It is the cumulative body of knowledge and principles that enable teachers, as “technicians” in the classroom, to diagnose the needs of students, to treat students with successful pedagogical techniques, and to assess the outcome of those treatments. I’ll list some of the most accepted principles which should shape your approach to teaching. Continue reading
Films and TV shows are effective tools for teachers to teach English when used properly. They have so many advantages for ESL, EFL classes. First of all, they are very motivating and entertaining. Continue reading
As you know, I love animals. I have got one dog, five cats and one small bird in my home town. When I go to my home town on holidays, I always walk and feed them. Now, I want to play a guessing game with you. Look at the questions below. What do you think the animal is ? Continue reading
We are almost in June. Summer is coming. In two weeks, schools are going to finish. I am very excited about this summer because I am going to go to America again. I am going to travel there for 1 month. Then, I am going to come back to Turkey. Continue reading
These are my two best restaurants in America. I want to describe you these two restaurants. First of all, Luigi’s restaurant is older than Gino’s and it is quiter than Gino’s but, Gino’s restaurant is more friendly than Luigi’s. Continue reading
My name is Nazmi. I am from Turkey. I was born in Izmir in 1992. I am 25 years old. I am a teacher in Istanbul. I live in Istanbul. Continue reading
Eliciting subject knowledge and ideas… Eliciting is a technique we can use to get learners thinking and saying what they know about a subject. It’s when we ask questions or give learners clues to get learners to say what they know about a subject rather than the teacher giving the explanation. Continue reading
Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) is a latest and best approach for English Language Teaching. If we ask teachers what kind of teachers they are, nearly all of them will say they are communicative teachers but, unfortunately most of the language teachers don’t have any idea about CLT. The video below is between Jeremy Harmer and Scott Thornbury, who are the piooners of CLT. They interview each other and adress some questions about CLT.
Raz-Kids is a website that includes hundreds of leveled ebooks with e-quizzes. . Students have to listen to the books first, then read them and lastly record their voices. Online Records let teachers digitally assess each student, saving valuable classroom time. All books are available 24/7 via the Web. Students can practice reading anytime, anywhere. Teachers can make assignments and track student progress with online assessments and student recordings. Viewing reports is simple, for individuals, classrooms, schools and even districts! Continue reading
This app lets you create amazing classroom communities with students and parents. Teachers can communicate with parents and students privately- no need to exchange phone numbers. You can give feedback to students for any skill like “Working Hard” and “Being Respectful”. Students also can share their works. Teachers can get parents involved by sharing photos and videos of wonderful classroom moments. I personally as a teacher use this app and I saw that everything gets easier. Parents and students can check everything about the lessons.
It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged.
In my classroom, my students started using blogs. Every week, they have projects, posters or video assignments. They publish their assignments in their blogs and I check them weekly. They are more careful in the home works because their websites can be seen not only by their teachers but also all over the world.
I think teachers should use a checklist to see students behaviours, notes, attitudes etc. weekly. The one I shared with you is my checklist. Every week I fill the checklist according to my criterias. One can follow students’ progress with this checklist also Ts can show this to parents in the P.meeting, which will be easier to explain them students’ performance in the classroom.
Since its publication in 2001, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEF) has had a wide-ranging impact on the teaching and learning of languages around the world.
The main purpose of rubrics is to assess performances.
Complaint Letter Writing Rubric
Email and Letter Writing Rubric
Essay Self-Assessment Rubric
Journal Response Rubric
Reflective Writing Rubric
Writing to Express Rubric
Writing to Inform
Writing to Persuade
If you have internet access in the classroom, show your students this video in which they can see how to make a simple 8-page book from a single piece of paper. It is very fun for beginning writers and readers to make their own little book.Your students can make their picture books using that