We are going to continue exploring various cool web tools for EFL teaching and learning. We are encouraging you to include them in your regular lesson plans and thus offer your students the opportunity to use the Internet as an engaging, fun and challenging learning tool.
Dvolver Moviemaker has been a long-time favorite of many English teachers around the world. Students can very, very easily create short animation — with music and dialogue bubbles — to tell a short story. The final creation can be embedded in a blog or, just post the link.
American Culture Quiz
Task 2: Browse through the lesson plan ideas listed below. Choose one you liked best and tell us how you would improve it if you implemented it into your classroom. Which tasks would be formulated in a different way? Would you add or remove steps? Would you change any teaching strategies? Post your answers below, as a comment to this post.
How to integrate ReadWriteThink Comic Creator in our classrooms
Task 3: Compare DVolver to ReadWriteThink Comic Creator. What do they have in common and what makes them different?
Task 4: Browse through the ReadWriteThink Lesson Plan Library - which lesson plan would fit your curriculum? How would you use it with your students?
Creating more advanced presentations with PowToon
Another wonderful online tool used to create educational animations is PowToon. It is more than just a flashy way to focus your students’ attention. It is also a great way to pack a lot of content into a few minutes of classroom time. Let's explore the pedagogical uses of this amazing platform.
Task 6: Choose one of the iEARN projects your students have chosen to participate in this semester. Create a short lesson plan which will include instructions on how to create final products using one of the three tools: DVolver, ReadWriteThink Comic Creator or PowToon. Link the project to your curriculum. Post the lesson plan on your blog and share the link with us.
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