Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Slideshow with Google Images/Google Drive

High flying technology can be scary!

Some teachers want to use just a little more technology.
I'm doing a workshop that will give courage to teachers who are just beginning to explore technology.

Here is the link to the workshop handout.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Interactive Storytelling

Storytelling is natural for English teaching, because it's a natural part of everyone's life. Learners need to be able to tell stories in English at work, with friends, and any time they share their experiences.

Telling stories during a lesson is a great way to practice fluency, of course, but storytelling has plenty of other roles: icebreaker, warmer, illustrating a grammar topic, changing the mood/turning point, and so on.

Click here: Interactive Storytelling to find notes and tips from the IATEFL-Hungary workshop about storytelling. You will find lots of ideas, links, and a few enjoyable stories to help get started.

A Man Tells Alexander the Great a Story of a Country in which there is No Death
17th Century A.D.

Here is a link to a collection of activities and stories - legends, myths, urban legends, and fairy tales. Enjoy and be creative!

Illustration of the legend of Gelert