Links for 2011-06-18

  • The title says it!
  • Literature can help enhance an English as a Second Language (ESL) reader’s knowledge of language rules and his ability to communicate effectively. While the culture presented in English literary texts may be unfamiliar to ESL students, reading texts from other cultures can encourage „a greater tolerance for cultural differences,“ according to „TESOL Quarterly.“
  • Unterrichtsmaterial + Arbeitsblätter
  • Each BritLit resource kit contains a range of downloadable materials to help teachers using literature in the English language classroom.  You can find a range of materials based around the works of various authors. Find out more about the BritLit project.
  • Summer will be over before we know it and it will be time to go back to school. Here are some apps to help teachers to streamline their workflow and bring their teaching into the 21st century. From iClickers and grade books to attendance and presentations, these apps will wow your students and save you precious time, all from the comfort of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • Telling stories by building comic strips is a way to strengthen struggling students‘ emerging English-language skills and make the difficult job of language learning a much more enjoyable experience.
    Comic strips are a perfect vehicle for learning a language. Each strip’s three or four panels provide a finite, accessible world in which funny or compelling characters live and go about their lives. And readers with limited reading skills are not as overwhelmed in dealing with the size of a comic strip as they can be with a book of many pages.
    (tags: (ESL)fun)
  • One of the great things about being a childish idiot geeky nerd is that I can relate to what’s going on in the minds of a lot of my students. Like (too) many of them, I’m fascinated by the concept of zombies. Many’s the classroom break I’ve spent hypothesizing with students about the impending doom that will be brought about by the zombie outbreak. Anyway, enough about that, as that’s only a slight part of the focus of this post. This interest has led me to a resource that I think might make for a fun class activity, however. If you liked the idea of interactive fiction that I explored in the previous post but felt that it was a bit too intense for you, this follows in a similar vein but might be a bit easier to get your head around.
  • During the crisis in Egypt, third-party Geo developers helped the international community understand the situation and keep persons affected by the crisis safe through the use of innovative new tools. These same tools can be replicated by anyone in any crisis situation. In the developer examples below, three things jump out as particularly striking: How quickly these maps were built and put into action, some within hours of the first protests; how developers (many contributing independently) from all over the world worked together to get these maps up and running; and how geo-context has become extremely important for the international community in understanding and responding to any crisis, be it natural or man-made.
  • Many of us have heard stories, read books and watched films which show the many impacts of WWII across the world. Today we’re giving you another way to understand this period in time – by exploring a new set of historical aerial images, taken over European cities during World War II, via the historical imagery feature in Google Earth. They can now be compared directly to images from the present day.

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