Monday by the numbers

August 3, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS This week’s MBTN features an express flight to Mars, Web 2.0 project ideas, alternatives to book reports, and online sites where you can learn a new language. Read about all of it after the jump.

Random roundup: Library of Congress

June 17, 2009

For this month’s random roundup, we’ve selected the Library of Congress, our nation’s storehouse of pretty much everything worth knowing. As you’d expect, a lot of great resources for teachers have been derived from the Library. See your tax dollars at work.

Thank you. No, thank YOU! Thanks-o-meter

March 4, 2009

Do you have one of those classes that skipped some lessons on manners, like saying please and thank you? Do you have language learners who need to increase their vocabulary for social conversation? Is your class stuck in the blahs … Continued

Learn science facts in small chunks Bytesize Science

January 28, 2009

A spoonful of podcasting helps the science go down. Yes, that’s a terrible lead sentence, but when a site has a name like Bytesize Science, how could I not think of utensil-sized portions? Or Mary Poppins? Bytesize Science delivers hot … Continued

Picture prompts for poetry at PicLits!

January 21, 2009

PicLits provides you with interesting images and, if you need them, word prompts. It all starts with a picture they provide. If you don’t like the one that comes up, you can look for others. Then, your students provide the … Continued

Karaoke to learn English? I thought it was Japanese?

December 29, 2008

Seriously! Karaoke is good for more than just drunken businessmen (and others) letting off steam. It can be a great way for language learners to practice and improve English language skills. The lyrics rhyme and are repeated, it comes with … Continued