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- A la Une : Preschool Express

Ce site s'adresse aux parents qui enseignent à domicile à des enfants de 2 à 5 ans, en pré-lecture. C'est pourquoi il contient tout ce dont on peut avoir besoin pour enseigner l'anglais à des enfants de primaire ou même de maternelle. Comme il s'adresse à un public d'enfants qui ne savent pas encore lire, tout est basé sur l'oral, mais aussi sur les mouvements....(from Classroom Connect)
http://www.preschoolexpress.com/index.ht ml

Voyez la liste d'activités éducatives pour les plus petits dans la rubrique "toddler station"
http://www.preschoolexpress.com/toddler_ station.shtml

Calendar of fun
Here is the calendar for February : nothing yet for March, but it'll be coming soon. An idea for something educational to do everyday. From a language learning point of view, you can transfer it to simples activities linked to the curriculum and their everyday life to do everyday in English :
- count the circles in the class ( it shows that they know what a circle looks like and that they can count in english)
- list the things you love at home ( can be done as a homework followed by a get together in class. they will learn simple vocabulary regarding their family and favourite things, and practice : I love, he loves, what does he love.... )
http://www.preschoolexpress.com/calendar 03/calendar_of_fun_feb03.shtml

Music Station
Several ideas of songs.
http://www.preschoolexpress.com/music_st ation.shtml
There is no music, but the tunes are traditional : frères Jacques or "Here We Go 'Round The Mulberry Bush". See for example the songs for March:
http://www.preschoolexpress.com/music_st ation02/music_station_mar02.shtml

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- Exercises Bank

Our colleagues from Poitiers offer a bank of exercises for secondary school, which can be useful to those who want their pupils (or students) to practice some grammatical points: (from Francis Mayet)
http://www.ac-poitiers.fr/anglais/bexi/i ndex.htm

- Site Anglais de l'Académie de Paris

Sur le nouveau site de l'académie de Paris, vous retrouverez des informations à ne pas manquer dans les rubriques sur l'actualité : "what's on in Paris?" et "what's on in London?" les pièces, films et expositions à voir à Paris et à Londres. Ce site, encore jeune, va bientôt s'étoffer de nouvelles rubriques...à suivre! (from Claude Covo-Farchi)
http://lve.scola.ac-paris.fr/anglais/

- Why do students lack motivation?

We know that children, almost from birth, are driven by curiosity; they're like sponges, soaking up everything they see and hear. Learning is as natural to them as breathing, and they delight in every accomplishment. As author James Raffini puts it, "Rarely does one hear parents complain that their preschooler is 'unmotivated.'" Research suggests that kids' motivation to learn is significantly influenced by their home environment and by the attitudes of their parents toward learning and questioning. Children who arrive at school with a learning deficit often struggle and fail in classrooms and may withdraw as an act of self- preservation. But many youngsters from reasonably affluent homes and with educated, encouraging parents often lack motivation, as well. This suggests that something about the school experience may contribute to the problem. In this article, Ron Wolk interviews his 7-year-old grandson to find out why school is perceived by so many children as getting "in the way of life." ( PEN Weekly NewsBlast for January 24)
http://www.teachermagazine.org/tmstory.c fm?slug=05persp.h14

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- Resources from kindergarten educators

Peggy Drake has put together all those precious ideas and resources for early childhood education. You will find there resources and lesson plans ideas which can be used to teach English and points of the curriculum, but also to help the kids to feel unique, considered and cared for.
http://www.hummingbirded.com/
See for example these "me and my family" activities:
http://www.hummingbirded.com/allaboutme_ families.html

- Picture Dictionary

This simple, attractive and easy to use picture dictionary online will help primary school pupils to find and learn the vocabulary they need. (from Barbara Dieu on e-teach)
http://www.pdictionary.com/

- Songs for teaching

This site offers suggestions how to use songs to teach different subjects. The subjects are listed, and then you access a list of song, with sound clips and links to the book it refers to (to buy at Amazon.com) , as for "for teaching initial sounds and alliterations" : (from About Elementary Schoolteachers)
http://www.songsforteaching.com/InitialS ounds.html
lots of very useful ideas!!!!!!!
http://songsforteaching.homestead.com/in dex.html

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- Learn History

This site is recommended by John Simkin, a Spring teacher for England. There you find lots of useful resources:
- The picture of the week is the black athletes with their black gloved fist raised at the OG.
- a very interesting text about the tactics of the Civil Rights Movement
http://www.learnhistory.org.uk/
and a page of links, and lots of other resources for all level, but especially lower intermediates. A partir de la 4ème.
http://www.learnhistory.org.uk/usa/civil rightstactics.htm

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- New Energies knowledge hunt

Frédéric Chotard has created a knowledge hunt (simplified webquest) with a very interesting process. The sources are in pdf, and intentionallly limited, but the required level is (according to him) not too high, and can be used from the last year of lower secondary school onward.
Les collègues qui cherchent des sujets pour TPE et autres travaux croisés ou interdisciplinaires (anglais-sc physiques ou anglais-géographie) pourront peut-être y trouver une idée exploitable.
Don't hesitate to contact him to react on this webquest!
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/prof.danglais/We bquests/Energy%20Knowledge%20Hunt/index.h tm

- Write the Book of the Future with BBC

BBC launches this facinating interactive way to reflect about our life in 2020. You access info on the theme for this week (pop culture at the moment, and advertising), and a discussion forum ( on the right, with a subject line on war...) where you can read what the other think or suggest, and discuss with them.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/onthefuture/

My pupils from 1ère loved the article "rubber ducks"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/onthefuture/a92 3537
and this, of course, can go along with studies of "1984" and "brave new world":


1984
- Teacher Cyberguide on 1984 :
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/1984/19 84tg.html
with activities for advanced students.
- Georges Orwell 1984 :
http://www.warroad.k12.mn.us/moredocs/st dnt_work/rhohener/1984.1.htm
with lots of links, a description and analysis of the characters and a very useful summary of the novel.
- Mr. Geib's webpage for George Orwell's terrifying brilliant novel of dystopia, "1984."
http://www.foothilltech.org/rgeib/englis h/orwell/
a very interesting site, very visual, with a link to a newspeak dictionary, a guide on how to be a good dictator, and a link to big brother reality tv shows, plus lots of references and food for thought.

Brave New World
- Teacher Cyber-guide on Brave New World :
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/bnw/bnw tg.html
with interesting activities around the techniques of brainwashing
(hypnopedia) , advertising and of course cloning.
- Mr. Geib's webpage for Aldous Huxley's prophetic vision of the future, "Brave New World."
http://www.foothilltech.org/rgeib/englis h/bnw/
with infos on background and context, a diagram, and an essay with two pictures to start a discussion :
http://www.foothilltech.org/rgeib/englis h/bnw/essay/

- Women of the Century: 100 Years of American Heroes

An annotated list of more than four dozen phenomenal American women of the twentieth century "who left an indelible mark on our nation." Browse decade by decade or in categories of activists, reformers, politics and government, arts, media, space and science, sports, and exploration. ( from LIIWEEK January 23)
http://school.discovery.com/schooladvent ures/womenofthecentury/

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- Le Printemps de l'Europe

Make your voice heard! (from Suzanne Pratcher)
Here is part of the results of the Spring Teachers meeting in Paris.
Suzanne offer you this interactive site on which your pupils can enter their texts about their dreams, ideas or suggestions about the future of Europe. And you will find lots of other ideas of activities on this page:
http://www.univie.ac.at/Romanistik/Sprac hwst/site/spratscher/vbs_myEurope_spring_ activities.htm
to register for Spring Day, go to:
http://www.eun.org/eun.org2/eun/en/Sprin gSite_Register/entry_page.cfm?id_area=514
on her site, you can also see the reports of our Spring Teachers meeting (with photos of us all ;)

Mind maps (from Nuria de Salvador)
on the site of this Spring teacher from Spain, you can find activities she did with her pupils in English, to help them understand Europe better and discuss its future:
http://www.xtec.es/%7Ensalvado/spring/
on this page, you find a menu on the left. Scroll down to 'mind maps' and click on it : the picture of what the pupils did is difficult to read, but you still get an idea of what the pupils can produce, and you have a link at the bottom of the page to find out more about what mind maps are. Then go to 'instructions' and you find worksheets and useful links to set the work going. Then, in 'corrected mind map' you find a nice example of what you can obtain.
A very interesting exercise, to work in the same way as webquest, but with a different way to present the results.

Quizzes (from Suzanne Pratcher)
Suzanne has also put online a list of very interesting quizzes about the countries in the project:
http://www.univie.ac.at/Romanistik/Sprac hwst/site/spratscher/vbs_myEurope_spring_ quizzes.htm

Interactive map (from resources on Spring Day)
a precious resource if your pupils don't know where all the countries of enlarged europe are:
http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/e uroquiz.html
this map can be used from primary school onward. It is a bit too easy for upper secondary school, but it can be a useful start point for researches.You can find this resource and many more in the resource page of the Spring Day website:
http://www.eun.org/eun.org2/eun/en/Sprin gSite_Resources/entry_page.cfm?id_area=57 2

Activité sur l'Art (from Josiane Laval)
Une activité autour de l'ART en Europe au XXème siècle, destinée à des élèves anglicistes. Les professeurs intéressés pourront consulter les activités à la page suivante - pour faciliter le travail, une version word téléchargeable est proposée.
http://www.ac-nancy-metz.fr/enseign/lang uesLP/anglais/arteuropeconcours.htm
Les réponses peuvent être demandées à mon adresse ; elles seront ensuite visibles sur le site à compter du 21 mars , jour du Printemps de l'Europe.

Une page de liens pour tout savoir sur l'Europe, préparée par Jean Philippe Raud Dugal:
http://apella.ac-limoges.fr/lyc-perrier- tulle/europ/links/ink.htm

Special report from the Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/euro/
this excellent page offers a complete outlook on the euro, and links to articles, polls and interactive quizzes.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/eu/0,7368,3968 38,00.html
and this is the special report about ' European integration' . You will also find there lots of documents to work on Europe and study the point of view of England and several other countries...

Retrouvez des idées d'activités et toutes les infos utiles sur le site du Spring Teacher pour la France, Jean-Philippe Raud Dugal:
http://apella.ac-limoges.fr/printemps-eu rope/
une page de liens pour tout savoir sur l'Europe, préparée par Jean Philippe Raud Dugal:
http://apella.ac-limoges.fr/lyc-perrier- tulle/europ/links/ink.htm

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