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So, I’m back into business. Well, we all are. I love the excitement and jitters of the first day. Let’s take a deep deep breathe and let’s go for it.
TIP OF THE DAY:
- Don’t forget to ask for students’ names and try to learn them within the first month. It sounds kind of dumb but we get wrapped into the rules, procedures, materials, diagnostics tests, class objectives that we totally forget to ask their names. It has happened to me.
To get started
A few years ago I was an enthusiastic proponent of Moodle. This was partly because our local authority provided it for free, and partly because I was teaching in Year 7 and so anything to support kids with actually getting homework done was a good thing. However, I understood why colleagues were reluctant to master its foibles, didn’t like it’s clunky appearance, and weren’t really prepared to spend the time monitoring discussions or chat. And so in many year teams it lay unused.
It was with some trepidation, then, that I started to use Edmodo with just one of my classes a couple of years ago. It went with mixed success because those students had become used to the greater freedom on Moodle, and so were not overly impressed. But that was exactly what made it appeal to me when I considered my colleagues. So first, let me make clear some…
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For a couple of years, BBC Radio 2 (UK radio channel) has a contest for elementary students called 500 Words (Official page). The prize are books for the winner and his/her school.
The idea is amazing and really imaginative. 500 words is enough.
For EFL, you can encourage students to write their own or make listening comprehension exercises with the audios.
Doing so scrolling on Facebook, I encountered an article on Anne Rice Facebook profile about this webpage. The article is This Man Invented a Font to Help People with Dyslexia Read. Basically, this man Christian made a font with really almost unnoticed differences in each letter but they help others to read better.
If you want to get it for free, you need to fill a simple form and you will receive it by email. It actually looks really good.
So check it out at: http://www.dyslexiefont.com/