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WebEnglish.se 'Better Than Ever'

WebEnglish.se ‘Better Than Ever’

"Better Than Ever!", the site manager blurted a few days ago. He has been working on the invisible side of WebEnglish.se on all hours for several weeks this summer with various plug-ins, trying to find free and low-cost solutions to every new idea, twist and tweak that I keep throwing ...
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Digital School Start

Digital School Start

This post was first published in August 2018. In August 2018, digitalisation was added into the Swedish Curriculum with the intention that all teachers would prepare the students for the digital age. As WebEnglish.se strives to ease teachers’ workload, we present Digital Tools. This page is designated for presenting tools, ...
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#DitchThat – Summer PD*

For years and years, I thought I was the only one to skip the textbooks and work with net-based materials in the classroom. During the last few years, I have found some colleagues in the social media who feel the same way and finally, a couple of years ago I ...
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Planning for autumn/fall 2019

Planning for autumn/fall 2019

Hundreds of teachers have already been looking for ideas in WebEnglish.se Planning Page, only to find that the information there is outdated. As WebEnglish.se promotes planning together with the students, the Planning Page is not relevant before the beginning of the autumn term / fall semester. It will be updated ...
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Grammar

Grammar Matters

Explicit teaching of grammar with rules and gap-fill exercises out of context is an old tradition in Europe, although masses of research has tried to make it obsolete: Research over a period of nearly 90 years has consistently shown that the teaching of school grammar has little or no effect ...
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World w flags

Countries Updated

The most popular page in WebEnglish.se is English Speaking Countries. This is very much due to the fact that students are let "go wild" on this page to find the resources they need for their projects. I have started updating these pages and will be done by the beginning of ...
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Stress

Stress Relief – This Way, Please

No need to feel under pressure but some teachers are already starting to plan for their next year. WebEnglish.se just wants to give you all some peace of mind. If you love planning and it relaxes you, fine! But to those with no energy for such thoughts before the holidays, ...
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10 steps to create a student-driven classroom

10 steps to create a student-driven classroom

This post was originally published on the Ditch That Textbook blog. One day in 2005, my student Malin walked in looking for me just to tell me that she used to hate English before I became her teacher. The reason for the change, she said, was that she got to ...
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April 2019

April 2019

Teachers who follow the calendar find it problematic this year, as Easter coincides with both Earth Day, April 22nd and Shakespeare's Birthday, April 23rd. Whichever way you plan and prioritise, there are ample resources in WebEnglish.se: The old Easter Page has been divided into Easter 1-5, which is furthermore divided ...
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April, Fool

April Fool!

Finally, this year, you get to celebrate April Fool's Day together with your students, as it is on a Monday. There's no eluding your students' pranks, so why not join the fun! WebEnglish.se has gathered some ideas for your own pranks as well as links to learn about the origins ...
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Formative, Assessment

Formative Assessment Tools in WebEnglish.se

The renamed category FeedForward Tools covers digital tools that lend themselves perfectly to various formative assessment activities for your students' learning experiences. The category was first called Feedback Tools, but when I was looking for a category to add some specific formative assessment tools in, I realised that renaming the ...
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80 Digital Tools for You and Your Class

80 Digital Tools for You and Your Class

WebEnglish.se/Digital-Tools page presents about 80 digital tools, instructions, and resources that have been hand-picked and divided into 16 categories so that it would be easy for you to find what you need. And I am frequently adding more. With the enforcement of the GDPR on May 25th, 2018 the need to ...
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