Highly Developed Countries


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Pre-reading

Students download the following presentation and talk about what countries are represented in them.


During-Reading

#1 Students check the following  three articles:

  1. Top 10 Highly Developed Countries in the World
  2. Top 10 Highly Developed Countries
  3. Top 15 Most Developed Countries in the World

#2 and they are going to talk to their classmates about the following points:

  1. The countries are part of all lists
  2. The countries that are part of two list
  3. The countries that are part of only one list

#3 After students read the article, they answer this short quiz  using socrative


Post-Reading

Students choose one of those economies, they learn more about the economy of such country and  they find pictures to make a collage and they will talk to their classmates about it.

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So You Think You Can Use Technology in the Classroom


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When technology integration in the classroom is seamless and thoughtful, students not only become more engaged, they begin to take more control over their own learning, too.

Integrating technology  in the classroom is more than using a laptop and a projector to display some powerpoint slides, so here are some useful resources  that you can do to make  classes more engaging.

Quizlet

Quizlet is an online learning tool that lets you create:

  1. Flashcards
  2. Short Test
  3. Spelling Quizzes

Kahoot

It is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn


Quizziz

The Quizizz editor makes it super-easy to create great quizzes in no time


ClassMarker

ClassMarker’s secure, professional web-based Testing service is an easy-to-use, customizable online Test maker for business, training & educational assessment with Tests & Quizzes graded instantly saving you hours of paperwork


Whatsapp Web

This app was created to enhance communication, you can use it to send all kinds of information to students, you also  can use it as a forum in specific moments.  You can also send dialogues so they go around the classroom talking to others.


Google Forms

You can create surveys and quizzes that students can answer from their phone browsers and you will see all the results in a spreadsheet


Microsoft Forms

You can create surveys and quizzes that students can answer from their phone browsers and you will see all the results in a spreadsheet


Your Phone Stock Music Player

Sometimes you want smart people to create that app that will do everything for you but the truth is that you have to play with what you have , when you have a whatsapp group you can send tracks so students listen and answer questions.


Your Collage Maker App

You can tell your students to describe a picture or make conversation around a collage you sent via whatsapp. Another idea is that you tell them  to make a collage with the vocabulary you just introduced.


Your Phone audio recorder

Use those things that most people don’t use, tell students to record a conversation  or to answer questions  and send it to you via whatsapp


GoConqr

GoConqr is a personal learning environment that allows students & teachers to create, discover and share learning resources. There is an app, Check it out


Edueto

Edueto is a teaching tool that allows educators to quickly create customised assignments and tests that target their student’s needs. An intuitive editor with built in templates help teachers develop content that students complete within the application and the results are returned in real time.


Quill

Help your students advance from fragmented and run-on sentences to complex and well-structured sentences with Quill Connect. Using the evidence-based strategy of sentence combining, students combine multiple ideas into a single sentence. They then receive instant feedback designed to help them improve the clarity and precision of their sentences.


Crossword Labs

Create your own crosswords, don’t expect other to do them for you.  Students can solve them online.


Socrative

Socrative is your app for fun and effective classroom engagement. Get instant insight into student learning with easy-to-create quizzes, polls, exit tickets and more! Check out the features below to choose the Socrative account that’s right for you.


Plickers

This is something I have to give a try one of those days, Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices


Story Bird

Simple tools help you build books in minutes. Let the art inspire and surprise you as you write.


Powtoon

Make animated explainers for free with PowToon; PowToon – Make cool animated explainer videos; GetPowToon and make animated presentations.


Pixton

The world’s most popular and easy to use comic and storyboard creator.

Teaching Pronunciation: Front, Central and Back Vowels


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Objective

Students will be able to identify front, central and back vowels in spoken language

Pre-Task

Teacher introduces the five back vowels and examples of it.

  1. The first of the high vowels is /uː/ (as in food)
  2. The second high vowel is /ʊ/ as in good.
  3. The vowel made with mid tongue elevation is /ɔ:/ (as in caught).
  4. The vowel with the lowest tongue elevation is /ɑ:/ (as in palm).
  5. The final vowel  with slightly higher tongue elevation and slightly retracted tongue position is the sound /ɒ/ (as  cot, pot and lot)

Then teachers review the front and central Vowels

There are 3 Central vowels

  1. / ʌ / as in cup
  2. / ɜː / as in Learn
  3. / ə / as in about

There are 5 front vowels

  1. / i: / as in beat
  2. / ei / as in bait
  3. / e / as in bet
  4. / ɪ / as in fist
  5. / æ / as in bat

Task

Listening Challenge

Student listen to some tracks and identify one-syllable words and categorize them using the front, central and  backs vowels chart.

The tracks that they will listen are the following:

  1. Group 
  2. Group
  3. Group 
  4. Group 

Post- Task

Students  will answer a quiz about the topic