During my first year in the teaching profession, I worked abroad at a foreign language institute in South Korea. This was a great first teaching job in many ways. The curriculum was rote, and was taught to the teachers within a two week orientation program. Since the classes taught were strictly conversation, no writing or … Continue reading The Beauty of Second Language Learning
Before you go laughing at the idea that social media can improve students’ writing abilities, hear me out. As mentioned before, small bite sized learning can be valuable--teaching students vocabulary or sharing pithy quotes with them can get them talking. Twitter can also be used when it comes to… Daily word games - Students provide … Continue reading Twitter–improve students’ writing skills?!
I recently attended a webinar by the awesome Cool Cat Teacher (blog here), and to be honest, I signed up for the webinar thinking “15 Best Tools for G Suite for Education Users”... let me just see what she has to say. I’m sure I know most of it, but… I’m game” Well, let me … Continue reading Tech in the Language Arts Classroom: Read&Write for Google Chrome
One easy way to use Presentations in Drive, no matter your content area, is to create Vocabulary Sets. You as the teacher can give the students vocabulary words for the week. Then, the students will create a presentation, with one word per slide, and then fill up the presentation with definitions, drawings, images, whatever they … Continue reading Tech Tips #3 Vocabulary Sets