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■ 光明國中 李國禎老師 【台日英語視訊交流 Seijo Kuangming Talk】
How has international education in the classroom made a difference? As an English teacher and a passionate English learner, Mr. Li explained the purpose of learning English and the experience of providing international style education in the classroom. He did collaborative lesson planning with Akiko, a Japanese English teacher who shared Mr. Li’s passion for teaching. They provided their students great opportunities to use English as communication, and helped motivate their students to learn effectively. For more information, please refer to the link: https://goo.gl/rMdfAL
■ 太平國中 賴娟蓮老師 【電子書教學與試題檢討教學分享】
Modern technology is changing education for the better. Smartphones, laptops, and e-books are becoming increasingly more popular and more useful in the classroom. Ms. Lai’s discussion of the pros and cons of using electronic devices in the classroom based on her experiences provided positive support to the use of the many free teaching resources available on the e-books. In particular, she demonstrated how the use of e-books can save teachers’ teaching time, enhance students’ understanding, and improve learning. For more details, please refer to: https://goo.gl/VJ8Q2n
■ 中平國中 陳素娟老師 【動動腦】
Successful teaching requires variety of presentation. Games and puzzles can be effectively used as warm-up activities or as timely shifts in the pace of the class. Ms. Chen shared many interesting ideas used to develop the students’ observation skills, imagination, creativity, and thinking abilities. She also shared her card game ideas that she effectively uses in the extended reading. Such brain activities not only contribute to more effective classroom teaching but also improve classroom management. For more information about how to use brain activities, please click here.
■ 中平國中 吳燕禎老師 【如何應用有效網站活化英語教學】
The effective teacher of English grammar and vocabulary may already use this site: Pumkin Online English Language Course for Children (http://pumkin.com/). Any students who find English boring or difficult can benefit from the supplementary material that includes cartoons, animated videos and interesting and educational games. Considering the Internet instability and speed issue in the classroom, Ms. Wu introduced Peggo, a Digital Video Recorder that records MP4s of Fun English Cartoon Videos by pumkin.com. To find out how to use Peggo to download videos, please click here.
■ 新光國中 廖秀幸老師 【教學演示專題分享（康軒版 BOOK 3 LESSON 6）】
How can teaching table manners be fun? Ms. Liao’s teaching demonstration used cooperative learning activities to help students construct knowledge and develop communication skills. For example, by watching a video about Table Taboos, the students discovered the Dos and Don’ts of table manners by themselves. They discussed and shared their answers with group members, usually arriving at their own reasonable conclusions. By offering rewards to the group who had the most correct answers, there was an obvious increase in student participation during these activities. Click the link for details: https://goo.gl/1Ex2P5
■ 長億高中（國中部） 林鴻銘老師 【補救教學活動設計】
Are you running out of ideas for teaching your remedial students? Here is an outstanding lesson on using English songs from popular animation movies to motivate students. Mr. Lin’s lesson provides several methods and strategies you can use to teach remedial students effectively. Through this lesson, students can not only develop self-learning skills but also gain self-confidence in learning. Please have a look at this link: https://goo.gl/5i73MS