Collaborative idea generation for ELT

Archive for May, 2012

Jubilee/Republic

Two topical words this week:

Jubilee

or, for those so inclined:

Republic

That’s it.
What would you do with these words in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context they are used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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Catch-up week

It’s a catch-up week this week. There are many posts for you to choose from, including:

Simply find a post that inspires you, then add a comment telling other teachers how you would use it in class. Then, when you are stuck for inspiration, come back to the site and use the tags to search for an area your students need practice in, use the idea, and let us know how it goes!
Looking forward to hearing more of your ideas!

Floppy Disk

What does this symbol mean to you?

floppy-disk-icon

From PSD Graphics

When was the last time you saw one?

That’s the question Scott Hanselman asks in his amusing look at symbols used as icons on computers. In the comments, there is also a very well-thought-out rebuttal by Micheal Lang.

What would you do with this article 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 ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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The Global Pay Scale

This tool from the BBC allows you to find out how your wage compares to average wages around the world. The figures are adjusted to take cost of living into account. It shows about 70 countries.

World wages

What would you do with this tool 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 ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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Change This

Change This is a site offering manifestos and other ideas to change the world of business and entrepreneurship. It is based on an idea from Seth Godin, and has been existed since 2004.

Change this

What would you do with these manifestos in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context they are used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

This prompt was suggested by Catherine Kennedy, a regular commenter on this blog. Her blog is here.

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