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Posts tagged ‘technology’

The Beatles

Everybody has heard of The Beatles, and I’m sure many of us have used one of their songs in our classrooms at some point.

The Beatles

Image from Wikipedia

What would you do with this image or any Beatles song or story 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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Paris

Just a word this week:

Paris

That’s it.
What would you do with this word 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 Employment: a short video

Veronica Herrera alerted me to the existence of this interesting short film called ‘El Empleo’. Its name has been translated as ‘The Employment’.

(Thanks to Rob for re-finding it for me!)

It’s about five minutes long and could promote a lot of discussion. So what would you do with it in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. There are no wrong answers!

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(P.S. If anyone has any suggestions for future prompts, please let me know!)

Tweet Modern

A few weeks ago Stephen Fry posted the following tweet:

Stephen Fry tweet

This led me to a very funny set of pictures based on unusual tweets, where an artist has created his interpretation of the tweets. The copyright belongs to Nick Hilditch (this is used with his permission). It is part of a project called irkafirka. Here is one example:

tweet modern

What would you do with this set of pictures in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context they are used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. There are no wrong answers!

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Quizlet

Quizlet.com is a site where you can create sets of flashcards for your students. They can look at them online or on their smartphones. They can even print them.

Quizlet homepage

What would you do with it in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. There are no wrong answers!

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BBC Homepage

I’m sure all of us have visited the BBC homepage at some point – I know I go there at least twice a day. It’s a rich source of authentic teaching materials.

What would you do with it in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. There are no wrong answers!

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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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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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A fish

What would you do with this fish in your classroom? It’s about 15cm in diameter and fits comfortably into an adult hand.

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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Geograph website – photographing Britain and Ireland

Geograph is a project to collect photographs representing every grid square in Britain and Ireland. They also have a games section where you can try locating photos on the map. This is an example of one of the images:

Big Fish, Belfast

What would you do with this website 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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