Collaborative idea generation for ELT

Archive for May, 2011

Post-it notes

Inspired by Mike Harrison and Emma Herrod, what would you do with this post-it note (and its friends!) in your class?

You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Please post your ideas in the comments below, including links to any posts you might have written with relevant ideas in them.

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The 3000th #eltpics pic

Monkey and Coke bottle

What would you do with this picture in your classroom?

It was the 3000th picture posted on Twitter to add to the Flickr #eltpics stream.  Find out how to join in with #eltpics and take a look at some of the 30+ sets that we have created together so far. All of the pictures (including the one above, taken by @klizbarker) are shared under a creative commons licence, meaning that they are available for teachers to use in their classrooms without having to worry about breaching copyright.

You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below.

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Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men,

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

What would you do with this verse in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All of the formatting is copied from the original text.

The Wikipedia page about the rhyme is here.

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Humpty DumptyThis image of Humpty Dumpty was taken from the geograph project (another prompt on this blog), via Wikimedia Commons.

PS I was inspired to add this as a prompt because I was reading Jasper Fforde‘s very funny The Big Over Easy.

A ticket

What would you do with this ticket in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below.

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Thank you!

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