• Vocabulary Learning and Video Games | PsychoLingo Podcast

    This week, I had the pleasure of being a guest on the PsychoLingo podcast, where we explored how video games can enhance vocabulary learning in second language education. In this episode, we examine two studies examining how video games can be used to learn vocabulary in second language learning. Asari, S. (2023). Vocabulary development of…

  • Picture Match PowerPoint Game

    Picture Match PowerPoint Game

    Picture Match PowerPoint Game is a tool designed specifically for my students’ phonics lessons. It’s a PowerPoint game focusing on letter-to-image matching skills. This engaging game has proven to be an enjoyable alternative to flashcard games during our class. My goal for creating this game was to reinforce our phonics lessons and make learning more…

  • ESL Dice Games: Making Your Classes Fun and Engaging

    ESL Dice Games: Making Your Classes Fun and Engaging

    Dice Roller ⚀ Roll Dice Click the button to roll the dice. Dice games are a great way to make your classes more enjoyable and fun for you and the students. Dice Games When we want to create randomness, the first thing that comes to mind is to roll a dice. Rolling a dice will…

  • Excel IF Function – A Guide for Teachers and Beginners

    Today, I will show you how to make a scorecard in Excel and use the IF Function to calculate the scores automatically. We have a list of students who have all completed our test. If the student has scored more than 80 points, we should fill the results column with “Pass”; if they score less…

  • Convert Vertical Data Into Horizontal Data in Excel

    Convert Vertical Data Into Horizontal Data in Excel

    Introduction How do you convert vertical data into horizontal data in Excel? This was a question I was asked this week. A friend of mine was asked to convert an Excel spreadsheet that contained a list of classes and their students from one long column of text to rows of classes and their students. What…

  • Creating PowerPoint Presentations on iPhone: Guide

    Creating PowerPoint Presentations on iPhone: Guide

    Recently, I have needed to do a lot of work while on my iPhone. One of the things that I needed to do was create a few simple PPTs for classes. These PPTs only need to be a keyword or a sentence, so nothing too complicated. The Microsoft PowerPoint mobile app did a fantastic job…

  • How to Activate Water Lock mode in WatchOS 10

    I wrote How to Use Water Lock Mode on Your Apple Watch in Class back in July. In that post, I shared how I use the Water Lock mode. I am still using this to stop my students from playing with all the buttons on my Apple Watch. WatchOS 10 has changed the way that…

  • How to change language in Activinspire for Mac and Windows

    Today I’d like to share a tip on changing language in Activinspire. I’ve been moving to different classrooms recently, and each has had the Activinspire set to a different language. It has been very difficult to work out how to change the languages back to one I can read, so today, I’d like to take…

  • How to Use Water Lock Mode on Your Apple Watch in Class

    Have you had that moment in class when the kids are full of energy, and then they notice your Apple Watch and can’t control themselves? They jab at all the buttons, opening apps you didn’t know you had. There is a setting on the Apple Watch where you can stop them. It is designed to…

  • New Scratch Classroom Games – Bird Race and Weather Game

    New Scratch Classroom Games – Bird Race and Weather Game

    I have updated the Scratch Classroom Games pages with two new games: Bird Race and Weather Game. Bird Race Bird Race is a two-player game where players tap their button to move their bird, and the first bird to cross the finish line wins. It can be used as an incentive game and is fun…