In the last chapter of “Random things I decide to do” I’ve just started collecting words (from different languages) that are new for me or that I like for some reason (meaning, sound, complexity…). Why?
Stunning images of places you probably haven’t seen before in Naples, Venice and Florence in your average touristic route but that you can access now thanks to the last technology. For instance, take a look at this 360 videos that appear in the show:
Last week, I received an e-mail with the following subject:
Discounted books from £2! Learn with the British Museum.
I mean… 2 P O U N D S! 😮 Of course it took me seconds to go to The British Museum Shop Online. Where to find them?
Why to buy them? Because they are so cheap and useful for teaching but, to be honest, this time I’ve just bought them as a treat to myself. My pics were:
I was lucky enough to find a chronicle I can relate to most of the topics covered in the AQA A2 exam. It took me some time until I found the perfect story for my students’ revision time.
It is some info about a place called Auroville (in India) and the idea of a place with no official religion, currency and a very particular form of government seems fascinating to me and fortunately my students liked it too so feel free to have a look and use it in your lessons if you find it useful.
To be honest I love these cards simply because they are so easy to store (can easily fit into the palm of your hand) and the students can take them with them as either homework or practice. Somehow students are keener to work on a small card rather than the normal A4 format for some reason. I guess it looks like less hard work when it’s really the same 🙂 .
A couple of weeks ago, while participating in a languages chat (#charlaele1) on Twitter I saw this tweet:
It was an answer to the question: What advantages does project-based learning (PBL) offer when teaching Spanish as a second language?
I instantly fell in love with her project. Unfortunately, way too often teachers can hear from their students the typical phrase: “–So… what is the point of doing this?“. That’s why PBL is the perfect cure for that kind of statements but this project, in particular, has an outstanding purpose. Sending “get well soon” messages to patients in hospitals.
A printable match up activity on the topic of the holiday. You can use this idea to make more documents on different topics. My students love a bit of a challenge and this is one of their favourites. Simple but it works!