The Travelling Teachers

This educational blog was born in September 2013 and it was born for EFL students. I wanted them to study in deep some aspects of a foreign culture in an enjoyable and more interactive way, as they are “digital natives”. This blog is not only a diary but also a sort of magazine, with information, links, images, videos and flashcards. Learners are asked to leave their comments, in fact being published is an incentive and motivation for many students. A blog support writing, reading, listening and speaking skills so the posts are entirely in English and students can enter reflections on questions posted by the teacher, publish essays and share opinions. Every post ends with one or more questions or tasks. With a blog you can also reach some important goals concerning technology itself as students can understand some cultural and ethical issues related to technology; they can use technology tools to increase their creativity and productivity; they can study topics concerning other subjects through the foreign language (CLIL); they can start becoming life-long learners by using the foreign language for personal enrichment. Over time this blog has also became a blog for teachers. Of course they can use and share all the contents but I have recently begun to write some posts about new digital tools for education. I try them and post the final result as an example, so it is easier for teachers to choose the most suitable for them and save time!

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Posts by The Travelling Teachers

The Middle Ages and its castles

People use the phrase “Middle Ages” to describe Europe between the fall of Rome in 476 AD and the beginning of the Reinassance in the […]

The European Union

The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent. The EU was created in the […]

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday this year. She celebrates two birthdays each year: her actual birthday, on April 21st, and her official birthday, […]

Shakespeare for young learners - A webquest and some resources

William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in the Tudor England at the time of Queen Elisabeth I. He is one of the world's greatest writers. He […]

The London International Mime Festival: an idea for a lesson about miming and non-verbal language

The London International Mime Festival  is taking place from Saturday 9 January to Saturday 6 February 2016. It  is an annual theatre event in London and it features live art, new […]

Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania is a 2012 American 3D computer animated fantasy comedy film. It tells the story of count Dracula, the owner of the Hotel Transylvania […]

Using Google Versal to create an interactive (and flipped) lesson - An introduction to the UK

I have just tried Versal to prepare an interactive lesson about the UK. With Versal you can create interactive online learning experiences (from full courses to short […]

Migration in Europe and multiculturalism in Britain

Europe is struggling to cope with a growing migrants flow. More and more migrants and asylum seekers are coming to Europe from Africa and the […]

Blogging in the classroom - after two years I weigh the pros and cons of my "teacher blog" (...and create a "students blog")

I have been a blogger for nearly two years. I use my educational blog The Travelling Teachers  almost every day in my classes and my students are asked […]

What can we do to save our planet?

To talk about the Environment to my students, this time I have created a simple Emaze online presentation.  Emaze is a very interesting web tool, you can […]

Martin Luther King - 47 years ago, on April 4th the civil rights leader was assassinated

Martin Luther King Jr. was the most important representative of the American Civil Rights Movement, which fought for equal rights for all. He used nonviolent […]

How to write a letter: formal or informal style?

Knowing how to write a letter is a very important skill (at school, in business, for general personal relationships). I have created two simple Glogster interactive […]

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