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5-MINUTE ENGLISH GAMES - Counting 1-10

Introducing Numbers 1-10. To play requires simply a football.
1. Stand in a circle holding hands
2. Kick the softball to, not at, each other
3. Restart the count if the ball goes outside the circle
4. Encourage the students to count aloud with you
5. This activity can work equally well with counting by 2, by, or the alphabet.
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Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching: Sources of ELT Apps

In the previous 2 posts I listed the suggest apps from the Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching: A Guide for Teachers.

Below are some links to further sources of ELT apps. i would recommend reading the above article.

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Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching: British Council Apps

British Council ELT Apps.

These apps were recommended in a previous post Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching: A Guide for Teachers. I would love to hear from you if you have any first hand classroom experience of using these. I will try my best at some point, but it's an epic task to test every thing.

iPhone:  LearnEnglish Grammar (UK Edition) - British Council
iPad:  LearnEnglish Grammar (UK Edition) - British Council
iPhone:  LearnEnglish Grammar (US Edition) - British Council
iPad:  LearnEnglish Grammar (US Edition) - British Council
iPad:  LearnEnglish Sports World - British Council
iPhone:  LearnEnglish for Taxi Drivers - British Council
iPad:  LearnEnglish for Taxi Drivers - British Council
iPad:  LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories - British Council
iPad:  LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories (School Edition) - British Council
iPhone:  MyWordBook 2 - British Council
iPad:  MyWordBook 2 - British Council
iPhone:  Premier Skills International - British Council
ipad: Sounds Right - British Council
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Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching: ELT Apps

Apps for English Learners. Suggested ELT App.

These apps were recommended in a previous post Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching: A Guide for Teachers. I would love to hear from you if you have any first hand classroom experience of using these apps.


AnkiMobile Flashcards
iPhone:  AnkiMobile Flashcards - Ankitects Pty Ltd
iPad:  AnkiMobile Flashcards - Ankitects Pty Ltd
Lesson Nine GmbH
iPhone:  Learn Spanish, English, French, Italian, German and many more languages with Babbel - Lesson Nine GmbH
iPad:  Learn Spanish, English, French, Italian, German and many more languages with Babbel - Lesson Nine GmbH
Busuu Limited
iPhone: busuu.com English travel course - Busuu Limited
iPad:  busuu.com English travel course - Busuu Limited
Duolingo
iPhone: Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free - Duolingo
iPad:  Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free - Duolingo
EF
iPad:  EF Englishtown - EF

Vu Truong Thanh
iPhone: English Conversation - Vu Truong Thanh
iPad: English Conversation - Vu Truong Thanh

Macmillan Education
iPhone: IELTS Skills - Complete - Macmillan Education
iPad:  IELTS Skills - Complete - Macmillan Education

Allen Resources, Inc.
iPhone: TOEFL iBT TestBank! Learn English grammar & vocab by reading, speaking, writing, & listening. - Allen Resources, Inc.
iPad:  TOEFL iBT TestBank! Learn English grammar & vocab by reading, speaking, writing, & listening. - Allen Resources, Inc.

Memrise
iPhone: Memrise - Learn Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, French, or any other language for free - Memrise
iPad:  Memrise - Learn Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, French, or any other language for free - Memrise
Macmillan Education
iPhone: Onestopenglish - Macmillan Education
iPad:  Onestopenglish - Macmillan Education
Cambridge University Press
iPhone: Phrasal Verbs Machine Lite - Cambridge University Press
iPad:  Phrasal Verbs Machine - Cambridge University Press
Plain Vanilla Corp
iPhone: QuizUp™ - Plain Vanilla Corp
iPad:  QuizUp™ - Plain Vanilla Corp
Rosetta Stone, Ltd.
iPhone: Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone - Rosetta Stone, Ltd.
iPad:  Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone - Rosetta Stone, Ltd.
Macmillan Education
iPhone: Sounds: The Pronunciation App - Macmillan Education
iPad:  Sounds: The Pronunciation App - Macmillan Education

Voxy, Inc.
iPhone: Voxy - Learn English - Voxy, Inc.
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Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching: A Guide for Teachers

Mobile pedagogy for English Language Teaching

Hello.

I have just begun reading the above paper that was published just this week. Already just a few pages in it has provided much food for thought and as such I can already recommend you give it your consideration.

I am reading this paper because:

  • I am interested in how technology can be integrated into the classroom.
  • My school has begun to use flipped classrooms and I wonder what technologies can be integrated into that initiative.
  • I work with K2-G2 students. What digital tools can help me with preparation, production, and presentation of lessons.
  • I have seen many examples of software that is labelled as educational, yet the emphasis seems to be, at face value, on entertainment. Where to find objective recommendations from experienced educators.
  • My school just purchased a small number of tablets on a trial basis. Can I make any software and pedagogic recommendations to teachers, hardware recommendations to IT staff, and costs vs academic return figures to the school.
  • More...
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