Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Song Activities for the EFL Classroom

Music is undeniably a great and effective tool for language learning. We can use songs to encourage language awareness in many different levels, from semantic aspects to grammar structures. It can also lighten up our classes and motivate our students to practice English in fun ways.

Our CTJ teachers Jorge Alexandre and Cleide Frazão presented a while ago in one of our seminars about different ways to use songs in the classroom. The presentation became a project and now teachers can retrieve ready-to-use musical resources in their classes with just one click!

Check the wonderful activities and artifacts that Cleide is constantly creating and sharing with our Educational Community.



Wednesday, October 02, 2013

iPads in the Classroom - Unmissable mLearning Resources

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If you are starting with the use of iPads in the classroom and have no idea where to begin, there are lots of blogs and resources you can rely on to filter interesting apps and to find activities to suit your pedagogical needs.

I highly recommend some blog posts/resources for you to get started:

How to Take Control of Tablets in a Networked Classroom

Habits of an Effective iPad Teacher

I have iPads in the Classroom. Now What?

A compilation of iPad Resources

iPad Project Blog

Examples of Popplet as a Pedagogical Tool

Examples of the Use of the iPad at Casa Thomas Jefferson

Apps Review

There are tons of other sites that you can use to begin your iPadED journey. However, focusing on the small steps to achieve initial success will make you feel more confident to take more future risks and make transformative uses of mobile devices in your classes.

crossposted on http://collablogatorium.blogspot.com