I am currently using Slideshare to share my teaching materials online. It is a great way of sharing so other educators around the world can also use the materials in their classroom. What goes around comes around!! So even you can use teaching materials uploaded by others in your classroom too!!!
Let’s use Pinterest to engage our students in English language learning. There are many English language learning materials available on Pinterest. Create your own board and get your pupils to view them.
Animoto is a great webtool to create animated videos. Look at how I used Animoto to create a video on the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar. You can also use Animoto to capture memories in the classroom during language learning activities. You can even get pupils to compile pictures and write reviews of the pictures through Animoto.
Action Song is a competition for Year 3 pupils innitiated by the Ministry of Education. Action Song can also be part of ESL lesson in which pupils learn through songs and action. Pupils learn language better by singing and by doing action which reflects the Total Physical Response approach and the Multiple Intelligences by Gardner.
This is my school Action Song team. They won second place in the English Carnival of the Kuala Langat district. My school is a just a rural school but my pupils have proved that this factor is not a barrier to win.
SK SUNGAI LANG ACTION SONG TEAM
I had a show and tell session with my Year 1 pupils on the topic “Toys”. They brought in their toys and they have to tell their friend what the toy is. They are only allowed to bring one toy each. They also need to tell the features of their toys and why the toy is their favourite. Show and tell is a great activity to develop pupils’ speaking and presentation skills in English.It also an interesting activity to engage pupils in fun learning. When will your teacher ever ask you to bring toys to school right? One time opportunity in a lifetime for them to bring toys without getting caught by the disciplinary teacher!!
You can use Blendspace to create interactive lesson and interesting presentation. Blendspace is also a great way of organising your teaching and learning for each topic and if you are language, you can organise or sequence it to the language skills.
Check out my lessons on Blendspace. I have given the link below.
Youtube is a great way for teachers to share their presentations and videos with pupils. When you put your materials on Youtube, other teachers can also use it in their classroom.
When you share your videos on Youtube, it is keepsake so you do not have to search for everywhere next time you plan to use it with your pupils.
Lets watch my Youtube presentation on Fresh Fruits for Year 3 pupils.
What is the better way of testing pupils’ understanding on something? Of course using Quiz. So, do you want to use the traditional, boring quiz with your pupils or do you want to motivate them with an interactive quiz.
If your answer is interactive quiz then Kahoot is the answer. You create your quiz on Kahoot and pupils just need the game pin to start playing. It will be fun and engaging. It is also easy for you to check their learning progress.
Check out my quiz below on Kahoot on the topic Safari Animals.
What??? Using instagram for language learning??? Everyone might be wondering how instagram can be used for language learning. Instagram is a social networking site and most of our pupils might be more familiar with its usage. There are many language learning activities ranging from vocabulary, reading skills and grammar notes that can be found in Instagram. It is important that we as teachers know what our pupils are interested and exploit that tool for creating a fun language learning environment.
Let’s look at some of language learning materials I shared on Instagram with my pupils.
These are some of my ideas on teaching the different language skills. Hope it will be beneficial for everyone. If you have other interesting ideas, please add on to it. Thank you.