Category: Technology

We need a word about online learning

what age to start guided reading

Not sure the last 6 month field test of online learning gave us the answers we were looking for, it certainly raised a lot of questions though.

The BEst Educational Powerpoint website!

It was released on April the 20th 1987, almost 30 years ago and although it has a few design changes in that time its basic premise is still the same.

Did ezoic Increase my AD revenue?

If, like me, you have spent a few hours googling what advertisement network is best for small blogs, or small sites I am sure the name has come up

The List of Animals You can type into Google That will show you AR and 3D versions on your Phone!

A friend of mine just showed me this and its really cool and might help keep the children entertained at home during this time! I use AR in my lessons sometimes ( and VR) so i know how excited my students get when they see it.

Free Resource – Go noodle Learn English / Maths and More while dancing and Exercising !

Go Noodle is an interactive video service with loads of subjects both curriculum and soft skills. The videos are superb! and really a break from the video lessons and on screen quizzes we seem to have been stuck with! my students love it!

Get Epic Books have given free access till the end of june to students – 40,000 digital titles!

For me and i guess for many others this is a big deal! Epic has over 40,000 leveled readers and quizzes. It also offers the opportunity to see how your students have engaged with the material, how long they read the book for and for the majority of their books there are quizzes and questions.

FREE ENGLISH SUBJECT SUBSCRIPTIONS AND RESOURCES FROM EDUCATIONAL COMPANIES FOR SCHOOL CLOSURES BECAUSE OF COVID-19 (CORoNA VIRUS)

The other lists is getting HUGE so i thought it might be time to start to catagorise them, the link on Amazing teaching resources has everything from Maths to Music the one below, and much easier for me to maintain! is the English Resources one. There are still absolutely loads of companies offering help at this difficult time.

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!

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.

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.