Tag: esl

How to use Augmented Reality (AR) in the Classroom

Some inventive ideas on how to use Augmented reality in a primary classroom. from AR walls to reading lessons. Adding a little something to help students visualise and interact in lessons really helps them retain the knowledge. With AR it doesn’t have to cost a fortune either.

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Should You Teach Phonics in Kindergarten?

I wanted to start this off with a question, and it’s mainly aimed at ESL kindergarten teachers. I am wondering how you teach the Alphabet in K1, 2 and 3? I am a Primary teacher who mainly teaches year 1 to 3 in my school, as do most of the teachers on Hong Kong’s Native teacher scheme. (NET scheme), and most of our students come up from K.3. with great knowledge of the letter names of English but less so the relationship between the sounds and the letters

10 Amazing Junior Stem and Science lessons for Primary and ESL Students.

I know we call it STEM education now, or STEAM if the Art department get sniffy about it, but really in the opinion of this long in the tooth teacher most of these activities have been around for years. I teach in English in a Primary school in Hong Kong, and i have used these lessons to both spice up my lessons and to show the value and real world applications of my subject. When students can see a purpose for the subject they are learning their engagement and motivation will skyrocket. (not unlike the balloon rocket experiment on my site!)

Junior Science: Chromatography and Splitting colours.

Useful, simple, easy and fun. This Chromatography experiement is suitable for all ages. I have run it with 7 year old ESL students and it is a great way to spend a lesson. Free resources included!