September is blowing through, and it’s time for a change…
For the past year and a half we’ve been spending Fridays digging through the archives of the ELT blogosphere. We’ve gathered numerous posts that deserve to be revisited, and have tweeted them on Fridays using the #FF tag. It’s great to see many tweeters sharing archived posts of their fellow tweeters and bloggers these days. Like a good library, a blog is full of treasures, and the newest post may not be the one that speaks to you. We hope you’ll keep digging and sharing your favourite ELT posts as we move onto something new!
Are you using Visuals in the Classroom?
As our subscribers know, ESL-Library is more than a Lesson Plan library. We also have thousands of flashcards that are useful for using in the language classroom. Our artists are a key part of the ESL-Library team, and we are very proud of their excellent work. The original art that we use in our lesson plans helps set us apart from many other resource sites. In fact, sometimes it is the art that inspires the next lesson, such as in our new Grammar Story series about the blogger Adele who was brought to life by Peter Raginiak, one of our talented artists.
When our website was rebuilt last year, we integrated a new system to make the Flashcard library easy to use. We demonstrated our system at the Virtual Round Table conference, and will do so again at next year’s TESOL convention in Philadelphia. Here is a quick demo for you to watch. You’ll get an informal preview of our flashcards from our President, Ben Buckwold, and will be able to see how easy it is to select, organize, and print flashcards from our library.
Ideas for using Flashcards in the Classroom: Flashcard Friday
Flashcards are not meant to be flashed in front of your students’ eyes. Teachers are creative individuals with fun ideas for using visuals for teaching language. Watch this space on Fridays for some of our ideas for using flashcards in your lessons. If you are interested in doing a Guest Post on using flashcards in the classroom, please contact us. We’d love to hear your ideas! Next week we’ll be sharing ideas for Describing people and Things using flashcards. Have a great weekend!