For Teachers, Students and Parents

Class Dojo  Although the app foregoes the belt rankings you might find in more traditional dojo applications, it does allow you to easily award both merits and demerits based on classroom conduct to your class roster right from your iDevice or Android. Consequently, Class Dojo helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily … Continue reading For Teachers, Students and Parents

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Free Education Apps for iPad

Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely. The following is our list for the 55 best apps for learning we can find. Some are formal learning–math drilling and phonics, for example–while … Continue reading Free Education Apps for iPad

The Flipped Classroom Models

What follows is an explanation of the Flipped Classroom Model, a model where the video lectures fall within a larger framework of learning activities. It provides a sequence of learning activities based on the learning theories and instructional models of Experiential Learning Cycles – http://reviewing.co.uk/research/learning.cycles.htm and Bernice McCarthy’s 4MAT Cycle of Instruction- http://www.aboutlearning.com/what-is-4mat/what-is-4mat. The Flipped Classroom … Continue reading The Flipped Classroom Models

ESL and EFL Lesson Plans

Here are useful free ESL/EFL lesson plans. If you’ve got any other sites to recommend, please leave a comment below! TEFL.net lesson plans  – A nice variety of materials, and a worksheet generator. Teaching English – British Council’s well-developed site for teachers includes a nice range of lesson plans and activities. The Internet TESL Journal … Continue reading ESL and EFL Lesson Plans

Do you want your class to be able to read an eBook together AND discuss and answer questions directly in the same space?

 Curriculet is a wonderful site that allows the teacher to get students actively engaged in reading because it’s interactive.  Use the novels that are already in the free Curriculet store, or upload your own reading materials.  Any PDF file can be used. Once you have selected your reading material, click within the text to add annotations, … Continue reading Do you want your class to be able to read an eBook together AND discuss and answer questions directly in the same space?

Free Apps for Vocabulary Learning

The opposites - Students need to pair up antonyms appearing on their screens. Presented with the written and spoken forms of a word, they need to scan the screen looking for its opposite. Hidden Objects -  Students need to locate a list of items in a crowded picture. This works well if a theme such … Continue reading Free Apps for Vocabulary Learning