Teach with Music and Songs: 35+ Resources and Web Tools

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow​ Music appeals to students of all ages and is a great way to engage learners. Try introducing a topic or novel with a song that captures the mood or provides insights. Try having your young learners remember vocabulary through hand gestures, while singing songs (Total […]

Why the PopuLLar Project is Popular with Teens

What’s great about the PopuLLar project and how can you and your students get involved? It’s a project that is ‘Owned’ by the students who work autonomously and collaboratively; teachers are facilitators and guides to the project process. It uses the students own love of music as the motivator and we know teenagers love their […]

Just Some Good Ol' ELT Pedagogy & Practice #TESOLFr Highlights

Part 2 of 3 TESOL France Highlights The TESOL France conference was one of the best conferences I have attended and so full of information that it’s taking 3 posts! A great thanks to TESOL France president, Bethany Cagnol (@bethcagnol) and the other conference organizers for planning such an amazing line-up of speakers! In this post, […]

What Did They Tweet?

December 1st edition! My guilty pleasure is…. Twitter… as you can tell by this weekly series, What Did They Tweet? Kid’s Digital Stories @JohnMikulski’s students have created beautiful digital stories using Storybird. Storybird is one of my favorite applications that you can read about here! John describes the project which has students write a short […]

Cool Sites 9/13

Each week I tweet several links to new tools I find through the blogs I subscribe to and read! Often, other members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) will also find these links and provide examples. The best way to share these cool tools, lesson plans, and materials is to post them in a weekly […]