Monday, October 15, 2012

Verb Tense Card Game

This game is to review all of the tenses. Download the Worksheet

1. Use playing cards and remove the ace.
2. Set up each suit of cards to correspond with a verb ( should be an action verb). Can be irregular. Hearts = Go, etc.
3. Have students work in groups of 3 or 4 with one suit of cards. One group gets hearts, one spades, etc.
4. If the student gets the face card, they must make a corresponding sentence. If they get it right, they keep the card.
5. If they get it wrong, then they must replace the card in the deck.
6. The student with the most cards at the end of the round wins.
6. To make it more difficult, you can shuffle all of the decks together. Then, students will have to make different verbs with different cards and different tenses.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Best iPad Apps for ESL Teachers #14 - Explain Everything

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Explain evrything is a great screencasting app because it allows you to make narrated slideshows, import from Dropbox, PDF, PPT, Word, Etc. Also, you can Zoom in and out during the presentation, change the color and  size of your pen, and more. You can rotate your file as well and change the orientation. You can also narrate a live web page as you annotate it. You can immediately upload to Youtube and dropbox as well.

It costs $2.99, but I think it's well worth it.
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