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Poetry in motion

If your teenage students are anything like mine, they’re highly visual learners who enjoy using social media platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram in their free time, yet often balk at the thought of writing anything in English, let alone a poem. If they’re motivated and keen writers, they’ll love this too, so read on. Quipio, … Continue reading

Morfo

Looking for a way to boost your students’ confidence in speaking and raise their awareness of intonation and sentence stress? Or perhaps a student-generated listening activity? Morfo, a fun, innovative and completely free app available for iOS and Windows, could be the tool for you:   Like many other apps that feature on this blog, Morfo … Continue reading

Knowing Meez, Knowing You

Social gaming is all the rage in Hong Kong and no doubt also wherever you are in the world.  Social games, which include all-time classics Farmville and The Sims, appeal equally to both genders and all ages. Part of their appeal is that they have no end point, are non-competitive, and are integrated with social networking … Continue reading

Stickman in Hapland

If you and your students enjoyed Samorost and Machinarium, point-and-click adventure Stickman in Hapland is another great digital tool to develop skills such as problem-solving and collaboration. Best of all, it’s available for all platforms, including iPhone and iPad, and won’t cost you a thing. [youtube http://youtu.be/N2o0Q4XfjdI]   Since the action takes place on one screen with … Continue reading

Padlet for creativity and collaboration

Formerly known as Wallwisher but recently relaunched in a new iPad-friendly format, Padlet is a great tool for developing creativity and collaboration in your Primary, Secondary or Adult ELT classroom. Using the web browser – and from next month, an iPad app – students can visit a shared wall and add ideas for the whole … Continue reading