Thursday, 30 September 2010

Parts of Clothing Game



Chiew's CLIL EFL ESL Blog: Parts of Clothing

Click on the image to test yourself in a simple point-and-click game on parts of clothing.

Here's the list of words you'll be tested on:

sleeve
collar
lapel
pocket
cuff
zip
button
snap
button
belt
loop
buckle
heel
sole
insole
lining
eyelet
(shoe)laces
shoulder pad
toebox
knot (of a tie)
tongue

If you want to see your name appear on the scoring sheet, you'll have to register before playing. Remember your nickname & password for all my other games which are hosted on Purposegames.

Either way, please leave a comment, stating your score (percentage and time).

Other clothing activities you may be interested in:

Online crossword puzzle
Word search
(Classes/Types of) Clothing
Clothing Accessories

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Clothing Accessories Game



Chiew's CLIL EFL ESL Blog: Clothing Accessories

Click on the image to test yourself in a simple point-and-click game on clothing accessories.

If you want to see your name appear on the scoring sheet, you'll have to register before playing. Remember your nickname & password for all my other games which are hosted on Purposegames.

Either way, please leave a comment, stating your score (percentage and time).

Other clothing activities you may be interested in:

(Classes/Types of) Clothing
Parts of Clothing
Online crossword puzzle
Word search

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Clothing (Classes/Types of) Game



Chiew's CLIL EFL ESL Blog: Classes of Clothing

Click on the image to test yourself in a simple point-and-click game on the types of clothes.

If you want to see your name appear on the scoring sheet, you'll have to register before playing. Remember your nickname & password for all my other games which are hosted on Purposegames.

Either way, please leave a comment, stating your score (percentage and time).

Other clothing activities you may be interested in:

Parts of Clothing
Clothing Accessories
Online crossword puzzle
Word search

50 best blogs

Online College Courses recently published their list of 50 best blogs for language students, and I'm proud to be on the list. I quote them:

If you’re studying language, chances are you’re interested in doing some reading. You can do just that with a variety of linguistics blogs available online. These blogs offer a look into language, development, phonetics, grammar, and more. Read on to find 50 of the best blogs for linguistics students to read.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Name these sports

Chiew's CLIL EFL ESL Blog: Sports

Do you know your sports? Click on the image to test yourself in a simple point-and-click game.

If you want to see your name appear on the scoring sheet, you'll have to register before playing. Remember your nickname & password for all my other games which are hosted on Purposegames.

Either way, please leave a comment, stating your score (percentage and time).

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

At a Hotel

Last year, I published a game on a hotel reception dialogue. The file hosting site I used for the game had lost or deleted it since. So, I decided to redo it slightly, added a vocabulary question, and here it is.

Remember that for this quiz, if you provide your email address, the results (and the correct answers) will be sent to you. However, sometimes, the automatic emailing system does not work. If this is the case, I'd appreciate your letting me know.



Chiew's CLIL EFL ESL Blog: At a Hotel - Vocabulary and match-up dialogue

Friday, 17 September 2010

Art Material Tagging Game



Chiew's CLIL EFL ESL Blog: Art Material
Do you know the names of the material you use for your art class? Click on the icon to test yourself in a simple point-and-click game.

If you want to see your name appear on the scoring sheet, you'll have to register before playing. Remember your nickname & password for all my other games which are hosted on Purposegames.

Either way, please leave a comment, stating your score (percentage and time).

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Classroom Objects Tagging Game



Chiew's CLIL EFL ESL Blog: Classroom Objects
Do you know the name of the things you see around you in class? Click on the image to test yourself in a simple point-and-click game.

If you want to see your name appear on the scoring sheet, you'll have to register before playing. Remember your nickname & password for all my other games which are hosted on Purposegames.

Either way, please leave a comment, stating your score (percentage and time).

Top 100 Education Sites

Top 100 Education Sites has been upgraded, and if you had been on it before, you'd need to re-register. Unfortunately for me, the widget script is incompatible with the script for my drop down menu (categories) on the left, so I had to remove it. I'm hoping there would be some sort of solution.


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Monday, 13 September 2010

Are teachers obsolete?

Arthur C. Clarke said, 'When you've got interest, you have education'. But, if you have interest, can you educate yourself without the guidance of a teacher?

Sugata Mitra thinks that children are quite capable of educating themselves, given the right tools, without the aid of teachers, and he proves it by his hole-in-the-wall experiments. Watch him on this video talking about these experiments. Most interesting indeed.

Monday, 6 September 2010

21st Century Education: Are You a Digital Teacher?

Much has changed since Hewlett Packard introduced the first personal computers in the 1970s. In April 2002, the billionth PC was shipped. However, the 2 billion mark was reached in 2007, meaning that while it took about 30 years to see the first billionth PC, the second billion was sold during a mere 5-year span.

This year alone, sales are estimated at around 200 million, and increasing by the second. All our students today can probably be considered as digital natives, a term suggested by Mark Prensky in his article 'Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants' in 2001, to refer to people born into the digital world of such devices as computers, mobile phones, video games, and digital cameras, the kind of people who would refer to a wrist watch as an obsolete uni-functional gadget, preferring a mobile phone, for example, which functions as a phone, watch, music player, calculator, etc, the kind of people who spend as much time talking to their friends face-to-face as interactively (chat lines, SMS, social networks...), the kind of people likely to have spent more time on video consoles than on books, the kind of people who are used to receiving information at high speeds.

While the kind of student changes, the question going around the world in the past few years has been: Has education kept pace with the learners? Are teachers using obsolete methods which bore their students rather than encourage their curiosity? Are they speaking the same language?

What kind of teacher are you? What kind of learner are you?

Watch this wonderful Prezi presentation, open your mind, and ask yourself: Am I a digital native or am I a digital immigrant? Can a digitial immigrant teach a digital native successfully without acquiring new skills?

If you're unfamiliar with Prezi, it's a more dynamic presentation tool than say, PowerPoint. You choose what to see. On its right, you'll see the magnifying tool. If it isn't there, just hover your mouse over the right edge. The tool allows you to zoom in and out of the presentation. Click on the PLAY icon to start the presentation (it may take a short while to load). Hover your mouse on MORE (bottom right) to see the option of watching it full screen.

In this Prezi (titled Web 2.0 in the classroom by Ryan McCallum), if you zoom out, you'll see that Ryan has structured his presentation into different sections: Wiki, Blogs, Forums, etc. You can also drag the screen around if there is more information beyond your view space. If you then want to watch the presentation on Blogs, click on it, and Prezi will zoom in.

As usual, your comments would be most appreciated.