FREE Educational Companies subscriptions and resources for the coronavirus (covid-19) School closures
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FREE Educational Companies subscriptions and resources for the coronavirus (covid-19) School closures

There have been more and more educational companies offering to either give free resources, or a months free subscriptions. So I will highlight the ones I am aware of here, with a BRIEF DESCRIPTION of what they do, (there are so many) it has to be brief as there are quite a few, and i expect a few more to appear in the coming weeks as more and more countries start to have to close kindergartens, schools and universities.

Making English Fun has an Online Store!
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Making English Fun has an Online Store!

The resources are increasing on the site by quite a rate now and they take a serious amount of time to put together. I am of course still offering them for free in both the teaching resources section and in the new store. However over the course of the next month i will be changing some to PDF from PowerPoint so if you want to download the editbale ones for free now is the time!

Home Schooling during the Novel Corona Virus.
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Home Schooling during the Novel Corona Virus.

Well i am a teacher based in Hong Kong so we find ourselves under a defacto quarantine arrangement. I actually wrote this a couple of weeks ago and decided not to post it in the hope it would have all blown over. However students are now out of school until the 16th of March, and teachers are being asked to come up with online learning activities to try to bridge the gap.

10 of the Best Teaching Online English Resources
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10 of the Best Teaching Online English Resources

At the moment, it being February 9th 2020, I am stuck at home here in Hong Kong. I am a teacher here and have been for a long time. They have closed the schools till at least March the 2nd, and though I am sure my students as well as me did a little WHOOP noise when we heard that fast forward a week with most of Hong Kong closed and it is actually pretty boring.

Teaching Contractions Resources and Ideas
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Teaching Contractions Resources and Ideas

Pray tell, just what is a contraction? If you want to go straight to the resource press here 🙂 As anyone who knows a little about science will know ( and all the parents out there of course) to contract means to make some thing smaller be it words or muscles. If you are a…

Teaching Y as a Vowel!
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Teaching Y as a Vowel!

This is a tricky one, of all the phonics rules the ones surrounding the letter and sounds of ”y” are difficult to find out. Especially after our students have gone through learning The names of the letters and then the sounds they can make, and maybe even that some of those letters have more than one sound, and then we show them ”y”

Classroom Activities for Younger and ESL Students.
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Classroom Activities for Younger and ESL Students.

Work gets in the way so it is just a quick update today, I put onto Facebook an Animal Domino’s activity and it took off! 10000 people downloaded it in just one day, so that gave me a big smile all day. I hope it was useful for you if you downloaded it.

Junior Science: Make a Floating Compass.
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Junior Science: Make a Floating Compass.

emember seeing this on an old ( very old) English TV show called Why Don’t You, when i was a kid and running off to my mum sewing kit to try to take her needles. I tried to explain it to her that if ever we were lost i was learning how to save us. Luckily she let me go.

How To Make Your Own Educational App
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How To Make Your Own Educational App

I have had a few requests and inquires over the last few weeks about making or how to make apps for education. All of which i have answered as best i can. My journey into this came from a constant search for games to play in my classroom, which is why i have also lists of the ones i use on the site as well. I really struggled to find ones that I thought were suitable for my learners.