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ESL Pronunciation Practice with Google Voice

I have used several Google products in my classroom for the past few years. I started out slowly with Google Drive, and I’ve been slowly testing out other services to see what works in my ESL classroom setting. I started using Google Voice at the beginning of this Spring Semester, and now that we’re at the halfway point, I want to reflect on how I’m using it and how it’s working for me and my students. Initially, I was looking for a way to visually show my students their pronunciation errors. I looked into various services and apps that would allow my students to…

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Easy Way to Organize Student’s Presentations & Essays

Do your students give presentations or write essays that are scattered? Do they jump from one idea to another? Do they talk around and around a subject, only to get to the main idea at the end? I created this simple Outline Template to help students better organize their ideas. It is color coded to help students visualize the grouping and breakdown of their ideas. The dark boxes on the left are for students’ main ideas. The middle gray boxes are the explanations of those ideas. The white boxes on the right are for examples. These boxes are easily adapted to fit PIE…

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Coloring Books & Creative Process

I recently used a Creative Therapy Anti-Stress Coloring Book with my class. My students loved it! I first heard about adult coloring books on the Wink Fun blog and thought it would be a  perfect speaking activity for my ESL art students. I photocopied a few pages from the coloring book and let students choose the design they liked best. They were instructed to color the design for homework. The following class meeting, they shared their artwork and explained their creative process. For example, they were asked how they chose their color palate, the order they filled in the design, as well as…

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