Quick spinner tip!

Here is a quick tip for using Google Search to get an instant quiz show style spinning selector wheel which you can use to randomly select students or questions in activities and games.

Another quick 10… Cities and countryside

Here is part two in this 'quick 10' series.  This time the topic is towns and cities

A quick 10 about… Travel

10 Expressions connected to travel and holidays. If you are looking add a little more variety to your writing or speaking vocabulary, why not review this short list and pick a few favourites.  You could add your own ideas and create your own topic flashcards.   Either way, be sure to revise, drill and practise using your vocabulary time and again to get them into your vocabulary repertoire (the vocabulary that you not only know, but also use).

Environment vocabulary – Part 1

Image credit: Photoshopper24 on Pixabay.com

This is the first of three posts on vocabulary about the environment.  Specifically, the post presents vocabulary around the topic of rubbish and waste. It was originally put together and published on the 6th April 2016 during my initial blogging experiments using Microsoft's Sway platform.

Spur (on) – Word of the month – June

spurs - Image credit: Dennis Young on Pixabay.com

This month I will suggest 'spur' as my word of the month. A spur, in noun form, is the metal star shaped spike that you see in cowboy films attached to the back of their boots and used to make a horse ride faster.

Farewell Docs.com, Hi Wordpress….

Last week as I was looking through my email I came across one from The Microsoft Docs Team informing me that the Docs.com website was being retired and that my - very neglected - site on it would be shut down come December.  This spurred on a search to find a new home for my ramblings and reflections

‘To do’ trials – old school paper versus the ‘modern’ digital way.

Originally posted on the 9th May 2016. This post was a look at my efforts and experiments to 'do away' with the numerous scraps paper with little notes on them that I was (and often sadly still do) losing on a frequent basis.

Reflecting on the 2015/16 academic year

This post was originally posted on the 13th May 2016 This is a reflective blog post which not only looks back but also considers the future when reaching the end of the 2015/17 academic year

My favourite digital resources

From the old Docs.com site and posted back on the 7th September 1016. This Sway lists some of my favourite resources for use in English Classes

My digital toolbox 2016

This is a post that I originally published, but never really finished, back in September 2016 on my old Docs.com blog. The post looks at some of the digital tools that I was and for the most part  still am, using on a regular basis.