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March 14, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

“Tandem Sculptionary” Is Another Game From Jimmy Fallon Adaptable To The ELL Classroom

I’ve shared many games from Jimmy Fallon Late Night’s show that I’ve modified for my ELL classroom.

Last night, he shared another called “Tandem Sculptionary.”

It’s basically a version of Pictionary. However, instead of drawing, players sculpt clay to use as clues. In this “tandem” game, one player sits behind another to use the clay. That’s not going to work for obvious reasons in most classrooms.

However, since I’ve got plenty of Play-Doh in my room (see Play-Doh & IB Theory Of Knowledge: Student Hand-Out & Videos), I figure just having a student stand in front and using the clay instead of a whiteboard to give clues would be an easy modification.

Let me know if you have other ideas.

Here’s how it worked on Late Night:

March 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Videos For Learning About The Scientific Method

We learn about the scientific method in IB Theory of Knowledge classes, and especially talk about its application in all areas of life – not just science. I’ve previously posted about this topic, and thought readers might find it useful to see some of the videos I use, depending on the time available. Feel free to suggest more!

Here’s another version:

March 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video: Best Live Interview – EVER – On TV Is Perfect For ELLs

This hilarious BBC interview which has gone viral within hours will be perfect to show English Language Learners and then have them share verbally and in writing what they saw:

You might also be interested in The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2016 – Part Two.

Here are two good articles about the video, too:

When the Kids Crash Your BBC Interview is from The New York Times.

March 7, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video: Christopher Emdin’s Keynote At SXSWedu 2017

Educator, speaker, and writer Chris Emdin gave the keynote yesterday at SXSWedu, a big education and tech conference.

You can read an extensive interview I did with Chris for Education Week last year, ‘For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…’: An Interview With Chris Emdin.

You can also read about this impressive keynote at Ed Week, SXSWedu 2017 Conference Opens With a Challenge of Attendees’ Motives.

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