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

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 […]

St. Patrick' s Day QR Webquest!

A different Webquest for St. Patrick' s Day! For this webquest I am going to use QR codes! My students will have to use their […]

Carnival and Pancake Day in the UK: a webquest

It's carnival time! Surf the following websites and have your own (virtual) pancakes race! First of all let' s take a look at some Carnival glossary: http://www.carnivalarts.org.uk/Portals/0/Carnival%20Glossary.pdf […]

Saint Valentine' s Day activities

February, 14th is Saint Valentine' s Day! On this day cards, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones. But do you know where this […]

Never too young to remember - International Holocaust Remembrance Day

“If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left,  when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed,  will be […]

New Year is coming. Let's have a look at the horoscope!

Who among us has never peeked the horoscope? Whether we believe it or not, at the beginning of a new year we always have a […]

A Christmas Carol: a flipped lesson.

Every year at Christmas time I talk about A Christmas Carol in my classes for many different reasons. It is a wonderful Christmas tale and […]

Thanksgiving Day... at the movies! Let's watch some videos!

WHAT IS THANKSGIVING? Click on the following link to read my post about Thanksgiving origins, then watch the videos. http://thetravellingteachers.blogspot.it/2013/11/travelling-into-foreing-cultures.html American holidays - Thanksgiving Day […]

British eating habits: let's have a tea party!

AN INTRODUCTION Typical British eating habitshttp://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/food/http://www.learnenglish.de/culture/foodculture.html UK food in Britain http://youtu.be/D53ENG2op8w TEA "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to  […]

Street food in the UK: let's try some fish and chips!

Street food is artisan food. You can usually buy it from  stalls in the streets, it is not served from restaurants or café’s. Learn more […]

Some songs to talk about world hunger and poverty

October was World Hunger Action Month! http://www.stophungernow.org/articles/world-hunger-month-2011-10-04 May, 28 2015 will be World Hunger Day http://youtu.be/IX8w__WR9Xc?list=PLHpm1ZOoHs84l9PKWWqix-kLyBCi6P12k https://www.youtube.com/user/WorldHungerDay http://www.thehungerproject.co.uk/getinvolved/worldhungerday/world-hunger-day-purpose/ http://www.thehungerproject.co.uk/song/ What causes hunger? http://www.wfp.org/hunger/causeshttp://eschooltoday.com/hunger-and-malnutrition/causes-of-hunger.htmlhttps://www.freedomfromhunger.org/world-hunger-facts What can we […]

Immigration to the USA: Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

In the late 19th century, people from many parts of the world immigrated to the United States for different reasons: famine, lack of jobs, rising […]

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