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Using Projectors in Your Lessons 
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Listen to the show.

The new school year has started in Taiwan and Ron is back to work.

Easter and St. Patrick's Day are upon us this month and Mark has some new materials for these holidays if you're interested.

    Easter Printables - flashcards, coloring, stickers, sticker charts, printable greeting cards, certificates, Easter bingo cards, an Easter board game and more!

    St. Patrick's Day Printables- flashcards, coloring, stickers, sticker charts, printable greeting cards, certificates, bingo cards, a shamrock board game and more!

Have fun!

This week's show is about using projectors in your classes. The projector is a great tool for engaging the students and adding tchnology to your classes. Ron's school just added new projectors to the classroom and he's all hyped up about them.

Ron and Mark offer ideas for what you can do with projectors, explain why it's useful, how to use them in children's, teen and adult classes . There is also a warning section about problems and possible pitfalls with projectors in the classroom.

If you are using a projector already, hopefully this will give you a couple ideas to add to your lessons. If you aren't using a projector currently, maybe this will help when the day comes.

Discuss this show here on the ESL Teacher Talk forums! Ask questions or leave comments about how you use a projector in your classes.

Thanks for listening!

The Game of the Week: Speed Dice and the Sentence Race

Mark has been enraptured with dice games for the past year or so and brings 2 games this week. These are simple to prepare and can be used with children to adults, one-on-one classes to the dreaded 80+ classes as well. We hope you can use the activity.

More dice games and a write up of these games.

Build up! Be positive! Teach hard!

Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:48 am
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I stumbled across this site looking for a blog for an online course I am taking. Color me clueless, I have never done this before...anyway, I have a projector in my kindergarten classroom and use it daily. I can either project content from the internet--I am also a huge fan of Starfall--or play dvds. I even scavenged around Radio Shack until they found the adaptor that allows me to hook up my vcr to the projector. Now I can show all the great VHS tapes I have on the big screen. My classroom also has a video visualizer that with the projector, I can use to show books, worksheets etc. on the big screen. The kids love seeing their hands on "t.v." when they come up to work on the visualizer. Anyway,
thanks for letting me ramble.

Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:53 am

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Those are some interesting ideas. I really agree that kids love the novelty of new gadgets in the classroom. Holding their interest for language input can be difficult, and the techniques you described all sound very helpful with that.

On the subject of forums, I'm fairly new to it as well. I tried a couple of others but ended up mostly visiting this one. Some of the others seem dead (eg last post six weeks ago) or too hectic for me - dozens of new posts every day. This one is nicely in the middle, I think, and would be a good choice to focus on for study purposes.


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