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What is in your essential teaching kit

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Here is the transcript of 25.04.2012 #eltchat on What is in your essential teaching kit 

 

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Shaunwilden 12:01 PM welcome to today's  #eltchat What is in your essential teaching kit ‚Äì things you wouldn‚Äôt want to be without in the classroom?
ShellTerrell 12:01 PM I think that what's in my survival kit depends on the age of the learners #ELTChat
Shaunwilden 12:01 PM @ShellTerrell Have you got a nice strong coffee? :-) #eltchat
teflgeek 12:01 PM Morning all #eltchat
JoHart 12:01 PM #ELTchat 1.student devices w internet access, 2. my usb & also 3. pref internet connex enabling me to use iGoogle to access all my links :)
ShellTerrell 12:02 PM That works well for all ages! RT @reasons4: the only thing I always carry is a ball! #eltchat
worldteacher 12:02 PM RT @ShellTerrell: I think that what's in my survival kit depends on the age of the learners #ELTChat >True, but I have some things for all
Shaunwilden 12:02 PM RT @BrunoELT: @Shaunwilden my and mu sts's brains, openness and willingness to grow #eltchat
reasons4 12:02 PM the only thing I always carry is a ball! #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:02 PM @Shaunwilden Coffee puts me to sleep! I have a strong Coke 0 though #ELTChat
JoHart 12:02 PM #Eltchat - sorry for rushing in with my essentials - Good Evening from Western Australia :)
ShellTerrell 12:02 PM For the next hr my tweets dedicated to #ELTChat Topic: What is in your essential teaching kit?
Shaunwilden 12:03 PM @worldteacher @ShellTerrell I'd agree some things are for all, a handy list of fillers etc #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:03 PM What would be essentials in a teacher survival kit for language learners of all ages? #ELTChat
bnleez 12:03 PM RT @ShellTerrell: For the next hr my tweets dedicated to #ELTChat Topic: What is in your essential teaching kit?
teflgeek 12:03 PM define essential - surely only essential things are T & SS? #eltchat
JoHart 12:03 PM RT @worldteacher: RT @ShellTerrell: I think that what's in my survival kit depends on the age of the learners #ELTChat >True, but I have some things for all
AlexandraKouk 12:03 PM For the next hour my tweets are for #eltchat, discussing "what's in an essential teacher toolkit" #eltchat
mrkempnz 12:03 PM RT @cybraryman1: #eltchat in 5 min (7 am ET) Topic - What is in your essential teaching kit – things you wouldn’t want to be without in the classroom?
theteacherjames 12:03 PM RT @ShellTerrell: For the next hr my tweets dedicated to #ELTChat Topic: What is in your essential teaching kit?
michaelegriffin 12:04 PM Can't say it's essential but I like to know that there are markers and poster (butcher?) paper nearby just in case  #eltchat
shamsensei 12:04 PM >> #edsg RT @ShellTerrell: What would be essentials in a teacher survival kit for language learners of all ages? #ELTChat
Shaunwilden 12:04 PM @NikkiFortova @reasons4 amusing himself #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:04 PM RT @Shaunwilden: welcome to today's  #eltchat What is in your essential teaching kit ‚Äì things you wouldn‚Äôt want to be without in the classroom?
ShellTerrell 12:04 PM @aimee_gale Welcome to #ELTChat if you need any help, just ask :-)
marynabadenhors 12:04 PM #eltchat Essential teaching kit - Passion for the teaching/learning process, content knowledge and fabbo relationships with kids :)
reasons4 12:04 PM ‚Äú@Shaunwilden: @worldteacher @ShellTerrell  a handy list of fillers etc #eltchat‚Äù fillers is such a negative word :-)
JoHart 12:04 PM @BrunoELT #ELTchat - Hi Bruno hope the Autumn (fall) is treating you well :)
Shaunwilden 12:04 PM @aimee_gale Hi welcome, if you need any help just ask me or @ShellTerrell #eltchat
NikkiFortova 12:04 PM @reasons4 what do you use it for? #eltchat
aimee_gale 12:04 PM hi everyone this is my first time joining the chat. #eltchat
cybraryman1 12:05 PM Essentials include dictionaries, encyclopedias... My Reference page: http://t.co/eNedQtB5 #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:05 PM Essential teachers kit 5: bluetac #eltchat #eltpics http://t.co/mAm7fgzi
worldteacher 12:05 PM @Shaunwilden @ShellTerrell Always carry my 2 notebooks I've had 10+ years - 1 teaching notes & 1 word games, puzzles etc. #eltchat
AlexandraKouk 12:05 PM RT @ShellTerrell: Heres a glogster of my Teacher Survial Kit for Young Learners w/ explanation http://t.co/8vz8WmBk #eltchat
wellmichelle 12:05 PM I always have class vocabulary cards to hand, useful for revision games like taboo #eltchat
samshep 12:05 PM #ELTchat was having this conversation with a colleague who had a huge wheelie box with everything in. My answer? a pen and a whiteboard.
OUPELTGlobal 12:05 PM Hello everyone. Looking forward to today's topic! #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:05 PM #ELTChat @Shaunwilden What kind of fillers?
MrChrisJWilson 12:05 PM #eltchat got some pictures to post. They aren't essential just useful
Shaunwilden 12:05 PM @reasons4 but a handy term of reference that we all understand #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:05 PM Here's a glogster of my Teacher Survial Kit for Young Learners w/ explanation http://t.co/0R3IqWQ0 #eltchat
JoHart 12:06 PM @samshep #ELTchat - my USB & internat access = pen & whiteboard :)
ShellTerrell 12:06 PM RT @bnleez: An essential tool kit depends on whether you have your teacher or student cap on, although both are interrelated #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:06 PM For all learners, I now include my mobile device! It's got tons of apps useful for teaching all ages #ELTChat
TeacherTechnol 12:06 PM RT @ShellTerrell: The transcript for this #ELTChat will be a very useful resource for new teachers
reasons4 12:06 PM ‚Äú@Shaunwilden: @NikkiFortova  amusing himself #eltchat‚Äù are you saying i play with my ball in class?
michaelegriffin 12:06 PM I also like to have notecards (varying colors) around as well... super useful.  #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:06 PM RT @cybraryman1: Essentials include dictionaries, encyclopedias... My Reference page: http://t.co/eNedQtB5 #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:06 PM @ShellTerrell revision games, chat topics etc things that dont need prep and can be adjusted to age level etc #eltchat
reasons4 12:06 PM “@NikkiFortova: what do you use it for? #eltchat” haven't you been to my teaching with balls session? lots of uses timebomb, feedback tennis
bnleez 12:06 PM An essential tool kit depends on whether you have your teacher or student cap on, although both are interrelated #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:06 PM The transcript for this #ELTChat will be a very useful resource for new teachers
JoHart 12:07 PM RT @marynabadenhors: #eltchat I don't believe you need a classroom 2 teach - outside under a tree,  on cyber space, everywhere fine as long as thirst 4 learning
Thanks2Teachers 12:07 PM RT @ShellTerrell: For all learners, I now include my mobile device! It's got tons of apps useful for teaching all ages #ELTChat
marynabadenhors 12:07 PM RT @ShellTerrell: Here's a glogster of my Teacher Survial Kit for Young Learners w/ explanation http://t.co/0R3IqWQ0 #eltchat
reasons4 12:07 PM ‚Äú@michaelegriffin: I also like to have notecards (varying colors) around as well... super useful.  #eltchat‚Äù agree or just slips of paper
Shaunwilden 12:07 PM @MrChrisJWilson Why are post-its essential?  #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:07 PM Part of the 21st century survival kit :-) RT @JoHart: #ELTchat - my USB & internat access = pen & whiteboard :)
marynabadenhors 12:07 PM #eltchat I don't believe you need a classroom 2 teach - outside under a tree,  on cyber space, everywhere fine as long as thirst 4 learning
aimee_gale 12:07 PM having a class blog is essential for me #eltchat
JoHart 12:07 PM @BrunoELT #ELTchat - we need rain :)
AlexandraKouk 12:07 PM laptop, data projector, headset, USB speaker,markers, blue-tack, a board, extra pens, pencils, sheets of paper, rubbers, tipex 
MrChrisJWilson 12:07 PM #eltchat post-its http://t.co/eUo7DhSR
Shaunwilden 12:08 PM @MrChrisJWilson yes i was asking so you might tell us an activity ;-) #eltchat
JoHart 12:08 PM @marynabadenhors  #ELTchat - I just teach in cyberspace atm :)
reasons4 12:08 PM ‚Äú@Shaunwilden: @MrChrisJWilson Why are post-its essential?  #eltchat‚Äù loads of reasons, games, vocabualry records around the class, rewards
ShellTerrell 12:08 PM RT @Shaunwilden: revision games, chat topics etc things that dont need prep and can be adjusted to age level etc #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:08 PM RT @AlexandraKouk: lots of patience and a smile? #eltchat :-)
ShellTerrell 12:08 PM RT @worldteacher: Always carry my 2 notebooks I've had 10+ years - 1 teaching notes & 1 word games, puzzles etc. #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:08 PM #eltchat ball http://t.co/YqPUMZgN
MrChrisJWilson 12:08 PM @Shaunwilden not essential but there are so many acctivities you can do on the spot with post-its #eltchat
AlexandraKouk 12:08 PM lots of patience and a smile?
TeacherTechnol 12:09 PM ‚Äú@MrChrisJWilson: #eltchat post-its http://t.co/Iubxk5rL‚Äù Oh god yes!!  I use those sooo much!
NikkiFortova 12:09 PM #eltchat have to say my iPad (& internet access) is increasingly handy in lessons for me & Ss.
OUPELTGlobal 12:09 PM RT @AlexandraKouk: lots of patience and a smile? #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:09 PM RT @TeacherTechnol: apart from coffee, chocolate and biscuits?  Technology, Blooms, NLP and wonderful colleagues :) #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:10 PM @MrChrisJWilson Are they board pens? #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:10 PM RT @harrisonmike: blank paper, coloured pencils, dice #eltchat
JoHart 12:10 PM @samshep #ELTchat - my IWB in online via virtual class (BbC) :)
harrisonmike 12:10 PM blank paper, coloured pencils, dice #eltchat
teflgeek 12:10 PM having big connection problems & not getting tweets coming in.  Probably the weather...  Going to have to bow out of #eltchat
worldteacher 12:10 PM #eltchat Fly swatters!!
MrChrisJWilson 12:10 PM Sharpies #eltchat http://t.co/NHPIiTuN
theteacherjames 12:10 PM @worldteacher @Shaunwilden @ShellTerrell I'm creating the same thing, but on Google Docs! #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:10 PM @NikkiFortova Yes esp if you can connect to internet - great if you need an image or sth on the spot #eltchat
bnleez 12:10 PM AN ETK must brind affordances: opportunities for (inter)action! #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:11 PM RT @DasaSkorpikova: I use a toy pets instead of balls :-) #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 12:11 PM RT @MrChrisJWilson: RT @harrisonmike: blank paper, coloured pencils, dice #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:11 PM @OUPELTGlobal Is the board that essential,he asks to provoke discussion? #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:11 PM activities with postits #eltchat stick an object on someones back they have to ask question to guess what/who it is
rliberni 12:11 PM RT @Shaunwilden: welcome to today's  #eltchat What is in your essential teaching kit ‚Äì things you wouldn‚Äôt want to be without in the classroom?
ShellTerrell 12:11 PM Some more essentials include flash cards, board games, a ball, timer, mobile device, music #Eltchat
bnleez 12:11 PM An ETK must be purposeful. #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 12:11 PM If the key word is "essential" then, students, teacher, a board of some kind and an open mind.  #eltchat
NikkiFortova 12:11 PM RT @worldteacher: #eltchat - a toy snake & a toy bee to remind sts about /s/ & /z/> good for adults too?
reasons4 12:11 PM “@Shaunwilden: @reasons4 but a handy term of reference that we all understand #eltchat” true just a shame it can be a better word :-)
reasons4 12:12 PM “@Shaunwilden: @ShellTerrell I'd argue music, some sts really detest it in class #eltchat” that is true it is really a matter of taste.
Shaunwilden 12:12 PM @bnleez true but then sometimes you need the right tool to do that #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:12 PM RT @TFilTeacher: My essential tools include graphic organizers, technology tools to integrate in my classes and my passion for education #eltchat
rliberni 12:12 PM RT @ShellTerrell: Maybe the next #ELTpics theme should be what's in your teacher survival kit? #ELTChat
learnwonder 12:12 PM RT @marynabadenhors: #eltchat I don't believe you need a classroom 2 teach - outside under a tree,  on cyber space, everywhere fine as long as thirst 4 learning
wellmichelle 12:12 PM RT @worldteacher: #eltchat Fly swatters!! What do you use them for?
TFilTeacher 12:12 PM My essential tools include graphic organizers, technology tools to integrate in my classes and my passion for education #eltchat
Begabungs 12:12 PM RT @ShellTerrell: Part of the 21st century survival kit :-) RT @JoHart: #ELTchat - my USB & internat access = pen & whiteboard :)
ShellTerrell 12:12 PM Maybe the next #ELTpics theme should be what's in your teacher survival kit? #ELTChat
rliberni 12:12 PM Essential for me at present is a good Skype connection and reliable internet! #eltchat
JoHart 12:12 PM RT @OUPELTGlobal: If the key word is "essential" then, students, teacher, a board of some kind and an open mind.  #eltchat
bnleez 12:12 PM an ETK is not about the tool, it's about connecting materials, people, and ideas #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:12 PM @ShellTerrell I'd argue music, some sts really detest it in class #eltchat
JoHart 12:12 PM @harrisonmike #ELTchat - mine are virtual but agree = blank whiteboard for brainstorms
rliberni 12:12 PM Sorry a bit late will be in  & out a little in this chat I'm afraid :-( #eltchat
NikkiFortova 12:12 PM RT @Shaunwilden: Yes esp if you can connect to internet - great if you need an image or sth on the spot #eltchat > little creation station
worldteacher 12:12 PM RT @NikkiFortova: RT @worldteacher: #eltchat - a toy snake & a toy bee to remind sts about /s/ & /z/> good for adults too? >Absolutely!!
Shaunwilden 12:13 PM @E_L_Academy Hi, welcome to #eltchat hope you enjoy taking part
rliberni 12:13 PM For face to face a sense of humour and a sunny disposition :-) #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:13 PM RT @TeacherTechnol: music is a fantastic tool for setting the tone, keeping things calm & for getting them to think about themes #Eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 12:13 PM @Shaunwilden For me, the board replaces paper, gets class focussed ... It's the visual aspect of my teaching in this case.  #eltchat
JoHart 12:13 PM Of course #ELTchat we have to be sure our "board" pens are not "bored" pens :)
AlexandraKouk 12:13 PM life saver: flash disk with lesson worksheet copy ready to print (for when you need to go tech-less)
Shaunwilden 12:13 PM @wellmichelle @worldteacher flyswatters takes me back, vocab swatting was 1 of the 1st activities I saw in a workshop #eltchat
worldteacher 12:13 PM RT @wellmichelle: RT @worldteacher: #eltchat Fly swatters!! What do you use them for? >board races - easy to see who's won!
E_L_Academy 12:13 PM #eltchat Hello! New chatter too...I agree,a ball is essential! Also,colour head shots of people of all kinds can be useful... #eltchat
TeacherTechnol 12:13 PM RT @OUPELTGlobal: If the key word is "essential" then, students, teacher, a board of some kind and an open mind.  #eltchat
NikkiFortova 12:13 PM RT @worldteacher: RT @worldteacher: #eltchat - a toy snake & a toy bee to remind sts about /s/ & /z/> ok, will try :-)
aimee_gale 12:13 PM @ShellTerrell a timer! Definitely a timer! #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:13 PM RT @theteacherjames: My teachers box: http://t.co/zvfQotEq Can you identify what's in there? #ELTchat
theteacherjames 12:13 PM My teachers box: http://t.co/zvfQotEq Can you identify what's in there? #ELTchat
ShellTerrell 12:14 PM RT @harrisonmike: Most essential for any class to go well: motivated students, and a motivated me! #eltchat
AlexandraKouk 12:14 PM @theteacherjames Do I see some monkeys in the bottom of the box? #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:14 PM #ELTChat @TFilTeacher I forgot about graphic organizers! Definitely!
MrChrisJWilson 12:14 PM RT @NikkiFortova: #eltchat have to say my iPad (& internet access) is increasingly handy in lessons for me & Ss.
harrisonmike 12:14 PM Most essential for any class to go well: motivated students, and a motivated me! #eltchat
worldteacher 12:14 PM RT @Shaunwilden:  flyswatters takes me back, vocab swatting was 1 of the 1st activities I saw in a workshop #eltchat >Still effective now!!
theteacherjames 12:14 PM RT @NikkiFortova: #eltchat have to say my iPad (& internet access) is increasingly handy in lessons for me & Ss.
ShellTerrell 12:14 PM It's only there if needed :-) RT @Shaunwilden: I'd argue music, some sts really detest it in class #eltchat
bnleez 12:14 PM An ETK depends on accessibility, readiness levels, and personal/group objectives #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:15 PM RT @JoHart: Of course #ELTchat we have to be sure our "board" pens are not "bored" pens :)
ShellTerrell 12:15 PM RT @AlexandraKouk: life saver: flash disk with lesson worksheet copy ready to print (for when you need to go tech-less)
MrChrisJWilson 12:15 PM #eltchat my phone has become more useful too. It has a camera so I can put pics of the board/other things onto the class blog.
NikkiFortova 12:15 PM RT @harrisonmike: Most essential for any class to go well: motivated students, and a motivated me! #eltchat > :-)
bnleez 12:15 PM An ETK is a PLN is an ETK... #eltchat
AmpaIesIsabel 12:15 PM RT @harrisonmike: Most essential for any class to go well: motivated students, and a motivated me! #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:15 PM RT @rliberni: A good lesson plan which will  help us go seamlessly thru the lesson but is flexible enough to abandon #eltchat
JoHart 12:15 PM #ELTchat I am both lucky & unlucky teaching virtual - many tools "just there" but not body lang & other indicators
ShellTerrell 12:15 PM RT @E_L_Academy: #eltchat Hello! New chatter too...I agree,a ball is essential! Also,colour head shots of people of all kinds can be useful... #eltchat
rliberni 12:15 PM A good lesson plan which will  help us go seamlessly thru the lesson but is flexible enough to abandon #eltchat
NikkiFortova 12:15 PM RT @OUPELTGlobal: For me, the board replaces paper, gets class focussed ... It's the visual aspect of my teaching in this case.  #eltchat...
ShellTerrell 12:15 PM RT @OUPELTGlobal: If the key word is "essential" then, students, teacher, a board of some kind and an open mind.  #eltchat
theteacherjames 12:15 PM @harrisonmike I have a dice app! #eltchat
theteacherjames 12:15 PM @AlexandraKouk You do, but they are on the pencil case! #eltchat
maggigarcia 12:15 PM RT @Shaunwilden: 10 mins to #eltchat topic - What is in your essential teaching kit – things you wouldn’t want to be without in the classroom?
MrChrisJWilson 12:15 PM Last pic #eltchat tablet computer http://t.co/jMsqmc6H
bnleez 12:15 PM An ETK varies depending on the teachable moment #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:15 PM @worldteacher As many of the ''old' activities are :-) #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:15 PM RT @marynabadenhors: #eltchat I don't believe you need a classroom 2 teach - outside under a tree,  on cyber space, everywhere fine as long as thirst 4 learning
harrisonmike 12:16 PM Most adaptable tools for teaching and learning: my mind and those of my students #eltchat
bnleez 12:16 PM An teacher ETK becomes a student ETK, becomes a teacher ETK... #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:16 PM Agree! RT @rliberni: For face to face a sense of humour and a sunny disposition :-) #eltchat
Robitaille2011 12:16 PM “@wellmichelle: RT @worldteacher: #eltchat Fly swatters!! What do you use them for?” Finding words in a classroom!
AlexandraKouk 12:16 PM RT @rliberni: A good lesson plan which will  help us go seamlessly thru the lesson but is flexible enough to abandon #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:16 PM @OUPELTGlobal Good points thanks :-) #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:16 PM RT @OUPELTGlobal: For me, the board replaces paper, gets class focussed ... It's the visual aspect of my teaching in this case.  #eltchat
rliberni 12:16 PM RT @TeacherTechnol: “@harrisonmike: ...motivated students, and a motivated me! #eltchat” - Totally agree! You have to be THE most excited person in the room!
worldteacher 12:16 PM #eltchat - usually have letters with me - Bananagrams & laminated Lexicon sets.
TeacherTechnol 12:16 PM “@harrisonmike: ...motivated students, and a motivated me! #eltchat” - Totally agree! You have to be THE most excited person in the room!
worldteacher 12:17 PM RT @harrisonmike: Most adaptable tools for teaching and learning: my mind and those of my students #eltchat >Agreed, but a few extras help!
harrisonmike 12:17 PM RT @bnleez: An ETK is a PLN is an ETK... #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:17 PM I think @rliberni makes a great point! A teacher in the right mood & mindset ready to teach is always essential #ELTChat
Shaunwilden 12:17 PM RT @OUPELTGlobal: A lot of technology in our ETK, assuming electricity, no? #eltchat Yes what would happen if there was a powercut :-)
pam_thompson 12:17 PM RT @TeacherTechnol: #eltchat you have to listen, hear what's being said and build relationships for successful learning (for both students and teachers)
reasons4 12:17 PM “@Robitaille2011: “@wellmichelle: RT @worldteacher: #eltchat Fly swatters!! What do you use them for?” Swatting flies?
JoHart 12:17 PM @harrisonmike #ELTchat Sorry as a lit teacher not strictly ELT the "motivated student" is definitely not something I can rely upon!
TeacherTechnol 12:17 PM #eltchat you have to listen, hear what's being said and build relationships for successful learning (for both students and teachers)
OUPELTGlobal 12:17 PM A lot of technology in our ETK, assuming electricity, no? #eltchat
rliberni 12:18 PM RT @ShellTerrell: I enjoy carrying around my PLN! They've become essentials for survivals on more than 1 occasion & at the last minute #ELTChat
rliberni 12:18 PM RT @theteacherjames: I blogged about one useful tool in my kit: http://t.co/R4nzs9zT #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:18 PM RT @theteacherjames: I blogged about one useful tool in my kit: http://t.co/R4nzs9zT #eltchat
JoHart 12:18 PM @ShellTerrell #ELTchat - almost same things in my survival kit (except large glass wine evening after :))
ShellTerrell 12:18 PM I enjoy carrying around my PLN! They've become essentials for survivals on more than 1 occasion & at the last minute #ELTChat
theteacherjames 12:18 PM I blogged about one useful tool in my kit: http://t.co/R4nzs9zT #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:18 PM RT @ShellTerrell: I think @rliberni makes a great point! A teacher in the right mood & mindset ready to teach is always essential #ELTChat
TeacherTechnol 12:18 PM RT @ShellTerrell: I think @rliberni makes a great point! A teacher in the right mood & mindset ready to teach is always essential #ELTChat
MrChrisJWilson 12:18 PM #eltchat Really a #etk is some paper, pencils the teacher and student. That's all that is enough every else is a bonus.
rliberni 12:18 PM I also like to have a good dictionary & grammar book 2 hand 4 ref & a set of lateral thinking puzzles for those 'flagging' moments #eltchat
E_L_Academy 12:18 PM @pam_thompson Yes, listen more than talk! #eltchat
E_L_Academy 12:18 PM @pam_thompson Yes, listen more than talk! #eltchat
AlexandraKouk 12:18 PM RT @OUPELTGlobal: A lot of technology in our ETK, assuming electricity, no? #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:19 PM RT @bnleez: An ETK depends on accessibility, readiness levels, and personal/group objectives #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:19 PM @JoHart LOL! The large red wine is definitely up there in my teacher survival kit #ELTChat
NikkiFortova 12:19 PM RT @Shaunwilden: RT @OUPELTGlobal: A lot of technology in our ETK, assuming electricity #eltchat powercut - dare I say real teaching :-)
martynsibley 12:19 PM RT @marynabadenhors: #eltchat I don't believe you need a classroom 2 teach - outside under a tree,  on cyber space, everywhere fine as...
harrisonmike 12:19 PM @JoHart Same here with ESOL students =/ #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 12:19 PM @rliberni makes a great point! A teacher in the right mood & mindset ready to teach is always essential #ELTChat #eltchat
reasons4 12:19 PM #eltchat space and energy, fresh air and mobility :-)
MrChrisJWilson 12:20 PM RT @michaelegriffin: MT @MrChrisJWilson "some paper, pencils the teacher and student. That's all that is enough" >and this knowledge is essential IMO
AlexandraKouk 12:20 PM powercut options: gather around a candle and start storytelling? #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:20 PM @BobK99 I can see yer....tut tut :-) #ELTChat
NikkiFortova 12:20 PM RT @OUPELTGlobal: @rliberni makes a great point! A teacher in the right mood & mindset ready to teach is always essential #ELTChat #eltchat
JoHart 12:20 PM @rliberni #ELTchat - I now try to have all through links so can send students to right spot
MrChrisJWilson 12:20 PM @Shaunwilden I've never really got the use of them. A teacher is leading a session on them in our school soon #eltchat
bnleez 12:20 PM An ETK is contextual, situated within a learning ecosystem #eltchat
michaelegriffin 12:20 PM MT @MrChrisJWilson "some paper, pencils the teacher and student. That's all that is enough" >and this knowledge is essential IMO
rliberni 12:20 PM RT @Shaunwilden: I used to always carry around a box of cuisenaire rods, they are good for many things #ELTChat
BobK99 12:20 PM Slinking in to #eltchat at the back...
Shaunwilden 12:20 PM I used to always carry around a box of cuisenaire rods, they are good for many things #ELTChat
craignic 12:21 PM #eltchat After 1 term in a 1:1 iPad environment, while instant access is not an essential tool, it is highly recommended.
michaelegriffin 12:21 PM @Shaunwilden I have been preached to about the value cuisenaire rods (and seen demos) many times but  I am still yet a believer #eltchat
rliberni 12:21 PM RT @BobK99: Slinking in to #eltchat at the back... Why are you late !! #eltchat  Explain non-defining relative clauses!!
Shaunwilden 12:21 PM @MrChrisJWilson  lovely things I probably have an old handout on their uses somewhere will try and dig out #ELTChat
ShellTerrell 12:21 PM RT @NikkiFortova: #eltchat have to say my iPad (& internet access) is increasingly handy in lessons for me & Ss.
JoHart 12:21 PM RT @samshep: @harrisonmike @JoHart so knowledge of your learners is a classroom essential #ELTchat <Absolutely!>
AlexandraKouk 12:21 PM RT @rliberni: RT @Shaunwilden: I used to always carry around a box of cuisenaire rods, they are good for many things> me 3 #eltchat
worldteacher 12:21 PM RT @Shaunwilden: I used to carry around a box of cuisenaire rods,  good for many things #ELTChat >Agreed! @sandymillin did a blogpost
ShellTerrell 12:21 PM If I can't carry anything, I always have a handy set of hot seat games, icebreakers, & line games in my mind #ELTChat
samshep 12:21 PM @harrisonmike @JoHart so knowledge of your learners is a classroom essential #ELTchat
theteacherjames 12:22 PM @ShellTerrell I'm creating an activity bank on Google docs to help them get into my mind! #ELTChat
bnleez 12:22 PM An ETK is conceptual, material, and social. #eltchat
rliberni 12:22 PM @JoHart  I find with online that I'm constantly hunting for links so gr8 idea, trying to streamline more and more #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:22 PM RT @craignic: #eltchat After 1 term in a 1:1 iPad environment, while instant access is not an essential tool, it is highly recommended.
reasons4 12:22 PM #eltchat a smile but a sprinkling of discipline
ShellTerrell 12:22 PM RT @bnleez: My ETK at this moment is a marker, blackboard, and a wiki, but would need a blog post to explain. #eltchat
samshep 12:22 PM @AlexandraKouk powercut options (in good weather): go outside! #ELTchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:22 PM #eltchat understanding and empathy for the learner are vital #etk
OUPELTGlobal 12:22 PM RT @AlexandraKouk: powercut options: gather around a candle and start storytelling?  #eltchat
MaxineHowells 12:22 PM @Shaunwilden Really? I always got a really bad reaction from sts when I used those #ELTchat
ShellTerrell 12:22 PM What does a Dogme teacher survival kit look like? #ELTChat
bnleez 12:22 PM My ETK at this moment is a marker, blackboard, and a wiki, but would need a blog post to explain. #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:23 PM @OUPELTGlobal It had to come up eventually! LOL! #ELTChat
theteacherjames 12:23 PM @ShellTerrell Dogme survival kit? Didn't you see my picture? ;-) #ELTChat
worldteacher 12:23 PM #eltchat - usually have 'play money' - dino dollars - for grammar auctions, etc.
ShellTerrell 12:23 PM Interesting! RT @theteacherjames: I'm creating an activity bank on Google docs to help them get into my mind! #ELTChat
OUPELTGlobal 12:23 PM @ShellTerrell I knew the "d" word would come up sooner or later ... #eltchat
NikkiFortova 12:23 PM #eltchat @Shaunwilden maybe you could run a chat on how to use the rods in class. I have a box but never used them
reasons4 12:23 PM “@ShellTerrell: What does a Dogme teacher survival kit look like? #ELTChat” is the whole point that the survival kit is similar for all Ts
BobK99 12:23 PM @rliberni  #eltchat No excuse, except age. Forgot ;-)
JoHart 12:23 PM RT @ShellTerrell: I enjoy carrying around my PLN! They've become essentials for survivals on more than 1 occasion & at the last minute #ELTChat
wellmichelle 12:24 PM RT @samshep: @AlexandraKouk powercut options if it's dark out ss can take out their mobiles & talk about any photos they've taken #ELTchat
rliberni 12:24 PM @BobK99  Lol - only kidding!! It used to be parse this sentence or conjugate this verb as a punishment for being late :-) #eltchat
jeeves_ 12:24 PM @teflgeek I'd say Ss are essential and  a T helpful. Think about Willis' essentials: motivation, exposure and use #ELTchat
reasons4 12:24 PM “@MrChrisJWilson: #eltchat a watch! so vital and much better than checking the time on a phone. #etk” aclock behind the students even better
Shaunwilden 12:24 PM @MaxineHowells Well, like anything depends on the sts but g8 for visualising i.e. preps of place, graphs etc for ESP sts #ELTChat
AlexandraKouk 12:24 PM RT @worldteacher: #eltchat - usually have play money - dino dollars - for grammar auctions, etc. #eltchat
geordie_online 12:24 PM RT @ShellTerrell: RT @Shaunwilden: revision games, chat topics etc things that dont need prep and can be adjusted to age level etc #eltchat
JoHart 12:24 PM @rliberni #ELTchat I <3 my iGoogle as can acces all Diigo & othe links through various bookmard groups
MrChrisJWilson 12:24 PM #eltchat a watch! so vital and much better than checking the time on a phone. #etk
MrChrisJWilson 12:25 PM RT @michaelegriffin: The first thing that game to my mind when I read this topic was "jigsawing" for me it is probably the most essential "tool" 
rliberni 12:25 PM @BrunoELT  they are stories which the students have to explain by asking questions good Y/N question practice and fun discussion #eltchat
JoHart 12:25 PM #ELTchat - use Symbaloo to limit student searches so they don't get lost in the Internet :)
ShellTerrell 12:25 PM RT @michaelegriffin: The first thing that game to my mind when I read this topic was "jigsawing" for me it is probably the most essential "tool" 
MrChrisJWilson 12:25 PM RT @reasons4: “@MrChrisJWilson: #eltchat a watch! so vital and much better than checking the time on a phone. #etk” aclock behind the students even better
michaelegriffin 12:25 PM The first thing that game to my mind when I read this topic was "jigsawing" for me it is probably the most essential "tool" 
ShellTerrell 12:25 PM @BrunoELT That's a great answer! #ELTChat
Shaunwilden 12:25 PM @NikkiFortova Aye looks like I need to have a bring back CR campaign :-) #ELTChat
ShellTerrell 12:25 PM @reasons4 I don't think a survival kit would be similar for all teachers because we have our diff teaching styles #ELTChat
reasons4 12:25 PM RT @NikkiFortova: #eltchat @Shaunwilden maybe you could run a chat on how to use the rods in class. I have a box but never used them
ShellTerrell 12:26 PM RT @theteacherjames: Dogme survival kit: pad, pens, whiteboard, post-its. Not that different really, is it? :-) #ELTChat
MrChrisJWilson 12:26 PM #eltchat has anyone said coursebook yet?
JoHart 12:26 PM @rliberni  #ELTchat teaching entirely online with Virtual class has focussed me so much :)
reasons4 12:26 PM “@ShellTerrell: we have our diff teaching styles #ELTChat” I don't think a dogme distinction is a salient point tho.
MarianSteiner 12:26 PM great idea! “@theteacherjames: I blogged about one useful tool in my kit: http://t.co/JHx6yAsa #eltchat”
ShellTerrell 12:26 PM @reasons4 @MrChrisJWilson I like that my iPod has a timer & stopwatch along with the time #ELTChat
theteacherjames 12:26 PM @ShellTerrell Dogme survival kit: pad, pens, whiteboard, post-its. Not that different really, is it? :-) #ELTChat
worldteacher 12:26 PM RT @JoHart: #ELTchat - use Symbaloo to limit student searches so they don't get lost in the Internet :) >Great idea!
harrisonmike 12:26 PM @samshep @JoHart Working out how to motivate them can be more crucial than any app or language focus #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:27 PM @reasons4 I can see your point but it's interesting to see if it would be any different #ELTChat
michaelegriffin 12:27 PM @theteacherjames @ShellTerrell 4 me #thedword IS part of my survival kit-kowing we can all survive (and more) w/o a coursebook. #eltchat
rliberni 12:27 PM @BrunoELT http://t.co/7MkDgkNY  here are some I used to do them at end of class now I do them after a 'long' or 'heavy' exercise #eltchat
E_L_Academy 12:27 PM RT @MrChrisJWilson: #eltchat has anyone said coursebook yet? Ha Ha, I don't think so!! #eltchat
worldteacher 12:27 PM RT @MrChrisJWilson: #eltchat has anyone said coursebook yet? > No! Funny that! :-)
bnleez 12:27 PM An ETK to follow #eltchat is #Yoono sidebar, a Firefox add-on.
worldteacher 12:27 PM RT @ShellTerrell: RT @theteacherjames: Dogme survival kit: pad, pens, whiteboard, post-its. Not that different really, is it? :-) #ELTChat
bnleez 12:28 PM An ETK pushes information out to ohers and pulls (filtered) information to the learner #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:28 PM @theteacherjames I forgot about the post-its! #ELTChat
theteacherjames 12:28 PM @MarianSteiner Cheers! #eltchat
reasons4 12:28 PM “@Shaunwilden: @NikkiFortova Aye looks like I need to have a bring back CR campaign :-) #ELTChat” I'll support that
worldteacher 12:28 PM RT @mom2sara: @MrChrisJWilson great tips from an early morning #eltchat but can I ask. What is ETK? (Guessing tool kit...) >Essential
JoHart 12:28 PM @harrisonmike @samshep #ELTchat Absolutely this is what I am doing atm http://t.co/WoiRDiHJ
NikkiFortova 12:28 PM @michaelegriffin what do you mean by "jigsawing" ? #eltchat
mom2sara 12:28 PM @MrChrisJWilson great tips from an early morning #eltchat but can I ask. What is ETK? (Guessing tool kit...)
PrincipalKafele 12:28 PM RT @ShellTerrell: For all learners, I now include my mobile device! It's got tons of apps useful for teaching all ages #ELTChat
AlexandraKouk 12:28 PM @MrChrisJWilson we already used the d word - we can't have the c word now! #eltchat
rliberni 12:29 PM RT @reasons4: ‚Äú@E_L_Academy: RT @MrChrisJWilson: #eltchat has anyone said CB yet?  #eltchat‚Äù No cos the topic is essential, it is not essential but ...
reasons4 12:29 PM ‚Äú@E_L_Academy: RT @MrChrisJWilson: #eltchat has anyone said CB yet?  #eltchat‚Äù No cos the topic is essential, it is not essential but ...
theteacherjames 12:29 PM @ShellTerrell I'm a recent convert, now I can't live without them! #ELTChat
ShellTerrell 12:29 PM RT @bnleez: An ETK pushes information out to ohers and pulls (filtered) information to the learner #eltchat
bnleez 12:29 PM AN ETK without interaction becomes less essential #eltchat
rliberni 12:29 PM RT @OUPELTGlobal: RT @theteacherjames: Dogme survival kit: pad, pens, whiteboard, post-its. Not that different really, is it? :-) #ELTChat #eltchat
rliberni 12:29 PM @BrunoELT  just sent a link did you get it? #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 12:29 PM RT @theteacherjames: Dogme survival kit: pad, pens, whiteboard, post-its. Not that different really, is it? :-) #ELTChat #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:29 PM I like to have masking tape available. It's come in handy in many occasions #ELTChat
rliberni 12:29 PM @JoHart  true you can't easily just pop off to get something! #eltchat I use igoogle too. #eltchat
rliberni 12:30 PM RT @MarianSteiner: @michaelegriffin @theteacherjames @ShellTerrell the thing I always have at hand (in my iPad, these days) - a set of picture prompts #Eltchat
TeacherTechnol 12:30 PM RT @harrisonmike: #eltchat it's essential to know where your students are coming from, and that they're individuals http://t.co/FHe55l23
MarianSteiner 12:30 PM @michaelegriffin @theteacherjames @ShellTerrell the thing I always have at hand (in my iPad, these days) - a set of picture prompts #Eltchat
bnleez 12:30 PM the "right" tool is the operative word RT @Shaunwilden: @bnleez true but then sometimes you need the right tool to do that #eltchat
michaelegriffin 12:30 PM @NikkiFortova #ELTchat the basic idea is having Ss listen/read different parts, creating an information gap + then they can share their part
AlexandraKouk 12:30 PM same here 
rliberni 12:30 PM RT @harrisonmike: #eltchat it's essential to know where your students are coming from, and that they're individuals http://t.co/FHe55l23
rliberni 12:30 PM Materials are probably essential for most lessons #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:30 PM RT @AlexandraKouk: @MrChrisJWilson we already used the d word - we can't have the c word now! #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:30 PM RT @harrisonmike: #eltchat it's essential to know where your students are coming from, and that they're individuals http://t.co/FHe55l23
OUPELTGlobal 12:30 PM @ShellTerrell masking tape? sounds ominous ...  #eltchat
harrisonmike 12:30 PM #eltchat it's essential to know where your students are coming from, and that they're individuals http://t.co/FHe55l23
reasons4 12:30 PM “@OUPELTGlobal: RT @theteacherjames: Dogme survival kit: pad, pens, whiteboard, post-its. Not that different really, is it? :-) #ELTChat
ShellTerrell 12:31 PM RT @JoHart: #ELTchat - in f-2-f  scissors, glue, sticky tape, coloured pens, A1 paper , daily newspaper
theteacherjames 12:31 PM RT @MarianSteiner: @michaelegriffin @theteacherjames @ShellTerrell the thing I always have at hand (in my iPad, these days) - a set of picture prompts #Eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:31 PM @NikkiFortova well some sort of note taking device is a must :-) #ELTChat
ShellTerrell 12:31 PM @OUPELTGlobal @e_gran Masking tape is for line games, organizing classrm, & posting things on the wall like their brainstorming #ELTChat
BobK99 12:31 PM @rliberni  #eltchat I  Always  hated that. Had to decline 'a strong animal' on the board once in Latin. T tht I was just being impudent..1/2
OUPELTGlobal 12:31 PM RT @MrChrisJWilson: RT @AlexandraKouk: @MrChrisJWilson we already used the d word - we can't have the c word now! #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:31 PM RT @harrisonmike: #eltchat it's essential to know where your students are coming from, and that they're individuals http://t.co/FHe55l23
JoHart 12:31 PM @ShellTerrell #ELTchat - in f-2-f  scissors, glue, sticky tape, coloured pens, A1 paper , daily newspaper
NikkiFortova 12:31 PM #eltchat does anyone have things they require Ss to bring to lessons?
NikkiFortova 12:32 PM @michaelegriffin oh yes yes, very useful technique :-) #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:32 PM Tell you what it's gonna have to be a bloody big bag to fit all these essentials in :-) #ELTChat
reasons4 12:32 PM “@JoHart: @ShellTerrell #ELTchat daily newspaper” oh i like a newspaper even if it is in czech
ShellTerrell 12:32 PM RT @bnleez: An ETK cannot exist without materials, conceptualizations, AND personal interaction #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 12:32 PM @NikkiFortova For me I need students to bring the desire to learn. I'll do the rest. #eltchat
bnleez 12:32 PM An ETK cannot exist without materials, conceptualizations, AND personal interaction #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:32 PM RT @MarianSteiner: the thing I always have at hand (in my iPad, these days) - a set of picture prompts #Eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:33 PM @theteacherjames or vice-versa how much technology can be replaced by traditional items #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 12:33 PM @Shaunwilden I would also need an assistant to help me with all of these essentials.  #eltchat
MarianSteiner 12:33 PM RT @michaelegriffin: @MarianSteiner :) #ELTchat I am still very old school when it comes to pictures! (mostly cut out from magazines and newspapers!)
E_L_Academy 12:33 PM @NikkiFortova A free newspaper, a menu or a leaflet - grabbed on the way to school - can be useful.. #eltchat
worldteacher 12:33 PM RT @Shaunwilden: Tell you what it's gonna have to be a bloody big bag to fit all these essentials in :-) #ELTChat >It sure is!! :-)
reasons4 12:33 PM “@OUPELTGlobal: @NikkiFortova For me I need students to bring the desire to learn. I'll do the rest. #eltchat” that's brave talk :-)
OUPELTGlobal 12:33 PM @ShellTerrell Oh, okay, that's a bit of a relief. Was going in a rather diferent direction - lol #eltchat
theteacherjames 12:33 PM Interesting that many of the practical things mentioned in the kit can be replaced by technology nowadays. #justsaying #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:33 PM @mom2sara that's part of my #ETK coffee! #eltchat
worldteacher 12:33 PM RT @NikkiFortova: @michaelegriffin oh yes yes, very useful technique :-) #eltchat
michaelegriffin 12:33 PM @MarianSteiner :) #ELTchat I am still very old school when it comes to pictures! (mostly cut out from magazines and newspapers!)
ShellTerrell 12:33 PM RT @Shaunwilden: Tell you what it's gonna have to be a bloody big bag to fit all these essentials in :-) #ELTChat
reasons4 12:33 PM “@Shaunwilden: @NikkiFortova well some sort of note taking device is a must :-) #ELTChat” in CZ slippers :-)
MarianSteiner 12:34 PM @michaelegriffin I prefer if I can actually touch & hand them out to my sts too. Old school and a bit unplugged :) #ELTChat
worldteacher 12:34 PM @theteacherjames They can, but doesn't technology sometimes make the sts static? Better to be moving sometimes - ball, etc, #eltchat
theteacherjames 12:34 PM @MrChrisJWilson Whatever takes your fancy! I'd rather carry it all around in a mobile device myself... #eltchat
wellmichelle 12:34 PM RT @michaelegriffin: @MarianSteiner :) #ELTchat A good bank of cut out pics is a must! great for all levels :-)
ShellTerrell 12:34 PM I like having a rolling cart with my essentials if I have a set building I teach in, if not it's all in my backpack #ELTChat
reasons4 12:34 PM ‚Äú@OUPELTGlobal: @Shaunwilden I would also need an assistant to help me with all of these essentials.  #eltchat‚Äù funny
ShellTerrell 12:34 PM What do you carry your survival kit in? A bag, a cart, any pics? #ELTChat
craignic 12:34 PM RT @theteacherjames: Interesting that many of the practical things mentioned in the kit can be replaced by technology nowadays. #justsaying #eltchat
padgets 12:34 PM #eltchat. I like the activities on http://t.co/1HFn5hw9. ;)
AmpaIesIsabel 12:35 PM RT @theteacherjames: I blogged about one useful tool in my kit: http://t.co/R4nzs9zT #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:35 PM @harrisonmike Yes it works now #ELTChat
bnleez 12:35 PM For some, facebook is an ETK, for others, a waste of time: the ETK dilemma #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:35 PM @theteacherjames me too! But it''s good to remind myself how there are alternative that work well too and not to be too dependent #eltchat
theteacherjames 12:35 PM @worldteacher Not everything! I won't be tossing my iPhone around the classroom anytime soon... #eltchat
padgets 12:35 PM #eltchat my iPad  has an app called converse, helps in a pinch for interpreting
harrisonmike 12:35 PM I shared a broken link just now - does this work #eltchat http://t.co/eSob0L8M ?
worldteacher 12:35 PM RT @E_L_Academy: @NikkiFortova A free newspaper, a menu or a leaflet - grabbed on the way to school - can be useful.. #eltchat >Good idea!
createch1 12:35 PM I also carry around some activities for fast finishers #ELTchat
JoHart 12:35 PM @reasons4  #ELTchat "Grin" as lit teacher the newspaper is in their language actually not always as I have Aboriginal & ESL stdnts smtimes
GuessEnglish 12:35 PM RT @rliberni: I also like to have a good dictionary & grammar book 2 hand 4 ref & a set of lateral thinking puzzles for those 'flagging' moments #eltchat
BobK99 12:35 PM @rliberni  #eltchat 2/2 ... when I started 'strongum animal'. Green board,  yellow chalk, and Dodo spitting fire - can't forget it! :-)
MarianSteiner 12:36 PM It's a big yes for me, too :) ‚Äú@wellmichelle: RT @michaelegriffin  #ELTchat A good bank of cut out pics is a must! great for all levels :-)‚Äù
Shaunwilden 12:36 PM @AlexandraKouk @createch1 care to share some?#ELTChat
JoHart 12:36 PM #ELTchat - extension stuff - Wordsearch & explain the words, crosswords to understand meanings
AlexandraKouk 12:36 PM essential indeed! 
NikkiFortova 12:36 PM @michaelegriffin crystal :-) Jigsaw generates language & practices different skills - what more do we want :-) #eltchat
bbonamie 12:36 PM @harrisonmike That last one (http://t.co/3av19uAz ) works fine over here, Mike. #eltchat
harrisonmike 12:36 PM Most... yes. Not always though =) RT @rliberni: Materials are probably essential for most lessons #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:37 PM Don't think it will ever do that :-) RT @harrisonmike: technology can't replace my rteaching brain and my writing hand yet! #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:37 PM @harrisonmike @theteacherjames I look forward to the Mikebot 2000 #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:37 PM @ShellTerrell @theteacherjames Aye James get on to it ;-) #ELTChat
bnleez 12:37 PM AN ETK should lead to forming arguments, being creative, resolving conflict, and promoting better decision-making skills #eltchat
AlexandraKouk 12:37 PM also, quick T-independent activity: for when T has to leave room due to an emergency  #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:37 PM RT @ShellTerrell: This topic sounds like a blogging challenge as well! Posts about teacher survival kits w pics! What do you think @theteacherjames #eltchat
harrisonmike 12:37 PM @theteacherjames technology can't replace my rteaching brain and my writing hand yet! #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:37 PM This topic sounds like a blogging challenge as well! Posts about teacher survival kits w pics! What do you think @theteacherjames #eltchat
AmpaIesIsabel 12:37 PM RT @marynabadenhors: #eltchat I don't believe you need a classroom 2 teach - outside under a tree,  on cyber space, everywhere fine as long as thirst 4 learning
MarianSteiner 12:38 PM Oh yes! :) “@ShellTerrell: sounds like a blogging challenge as well! Posts about teacher survival kits w pics! @theteacherjames #eltchat”
LizziePinard 12:38 PM #eltchat hi all just can at least catch the last twenty mins! whats the topic?
NikkiFortova 12:38 PM RT @harrisonmike: @theteacherjames technology can't replace my teaching brain and my writing hand yet! #eltchat > maybe not ever...
Marisa_C 12:38 PM @harrisonmike My brain is all I need too :-) #ELTchat (stealing time awaw from an #aplanet meeting)  #eltchat
michaelegriffin 12:38 PM @NikkiFortova Awesome, yes! And quite easy to set up. #jigsawrocks #eltchat
AlexandraKouk 12:38 PM @Shaunwilden If we're doing a cloze paragraph, ask FFs to to add a couple more sentences with  gaps
LizziePinard 12:39 PM @Shaunwilden  cool! #eltchat my vote is a set of mini white boards!
worldteacher 12:39 PM @LizziePinard Hi Lizzie - what's in your essential teaching kit? #eltchat
harrisonmike 12:39 PM @theteacherjames teaching brain important though - enables you to critically assess materials, sts' progress, what does(nt) work #eltchat
bnleez 12:39 PM An ETK makes for a good blog challenge so to answer what, when, how, why, where, and with whom #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:39 PM @LizziePinard Hi Lizzie, essentials in the teacher tool kit #ELTChat
Shaunwilden 12:40 PM @ShellTerrell @Marisa_C I dont really think it is her Shell, she said sth about a brain ;-) #ELTChat
ShellTerrell 12:40 PM RT @harrisonmike: teaching brain important though - enables you to critically assess materials, sts' progress, what does(nt) work #eltchat
JoHart 12:40 PM @ShellTerrell #ELTchat - just like mine is on my USB & my iGoogle - mine is a bit lighter to carry "grin"
ShellTerrell 12:40 PM RT @MarianSteiner: pics, over and over again :) “@BrunoELT: What if u have a last minute subs and have no time to rescue it all? What dju grab? #ELTchat”
rliberni 12:40 PM RT @harrisonmike: @theteacherjames teaching brain important though - enables you to critically assess materials, sts' progress, what does(nt) work #eltchat
worldteacher 12:40 PM RT @LizziePinard: @Shaunwilden  cool! #eltchat my vote is a set of mini white boards! .Me too - forgot about them!!
ShellTerrell 12:40 PM RT @MrChrisJWilson: #eltchat I love the idea of a blog challenge with pics. Especially if we include some of the more abstract ideas as pictures :)
MarianSteiner 12:40 PM pics, over and over again :) “@BrunoELT: What if u have a last minute subs and have no time to rescue it all? What dju grab? #ELTchat”
MrChrisJWilson 12:40 PM #eltchat I love the idea of a blog challenge with pics. Especially if we include some of the more abstract ideas as pictures :)
theteacherjames 12:40 PM @Shaunwilden @ShellTerrell Okay, I'm on it! #ELTChat
rliberni 12:40 PM RT @LizziePinard: @Shaunwilden  cool! #eltchat my vote is a set of mini white boards!
ShellTerrell 12:40 PM @Marisa_C Ahhh you're playing hooky from your #aplanet meeting You're going to be in trouble young lady #ELTChat
rliberni 12:40 PM @harrisonmike  agree it's possible w'out  #eltchat
michaelegriffin 12:41 PM @BrunoELT Last minute I'd go for the markers/poster paper combo (and post it's if there was time!) #ELTchat
ShellTerrell 12:41 PM @Shaunwilden @Marisa_C You're in serious trouble at the ELTons, Shaun. Don't envy you! LOL! #ELTChat
createch1 12:41 PM @Shaunwilden: @AlexandraKouk @createch1 care to share some?#ELTChat I use brain teasers, crosswords, wordsearch
LizziePinard 12:41 PM #eltchat @NikkiFortova They are fab! Just bought a set (got the idea from @chiasuan and others) and there's loads you can do with them :-)
bnleez 12:41 PM An ETK does not exist by discussing concepts, materials, and people, each in isolation; but rather how they assoc. with each other #eltchat
JoHart 12:41 PM RT @harrisonmike: @theteacherjames teaching brain important though - enables you to critically assess materials, sts' progress, what does(nt) work #eltchat
NikkiFortova 12:41 PM RT @LizziePinard: @Shaunwilden  cool! #eltchat my vote is a set of mini white boards! > ooh, not seen those before
ShellTerrell 12:42 PM @BrunoELT I wouldn't leave the room unless it's a dire emergency or I had to go to the loo #ELTchat
LizziePinard 12:42 PM @NikkiFortova you what? #eltchat don't know how!
NikkiFortova 12:42 PM @LizziePinard tweet pic them :-) #eltchat
larsgh1 12:42 PM RT @ShellTerrell: Join us in 15min for #eltchat Topic: What is in your essential teaching kit – things you wouldn’t want to be without in the classroom?
mom2sara 12:42 PM @MrChrisJWilson @ShellTerrell yes pls (blog challenge).  Especially since -- as new teacher -- my kit's still pretty small! #eltchat
LizziePinard 12:42 PM @michaelegriffin #eltchat oooh post its are great!
Shaunwilden 12:42 PM @NikkiFortova @LizziePinard It's these apparently http://t.co/PTk547sG  #ELTchat
LizziePinard 12:43 PM @worldteacher #eltchat yep you can!
NikkiFortova 12:43 PM @LizziePinard @Shaunwilden  genius. #eltchat
rliberni 12:43 PM RT @MarianSteiner: pics, over and over again :) “@BrunoELT: What if u have a last minute subs and have no time to rescue it all? What dju grab? #ELTchat”
theteacherjames 12:43 PM @harrisonmike Of course, but aren't we chatting about a teaching kit, made of, you know, things, objects and stuff? ;-) #eltchat
worldteacher 12:43 PM @LizziePinard @NikkiFortova #eltchat - can also make your own by laminating pieces of card!
rliberni 12:43 PM @BobK99  sounds fascinating  used to use lots of diff whiteboard pens, my w'board was a site to behold! ( now for v diff reasons1) #eltchat
bnleez 12:43 PM An ETK should promote daring, caring, and sharing individuals. #eltchat
LizziePinard 12:43 PM #eltchat a soft ball, small ball
OUPELTGlobal 12:43 PM RT @michaelegriffin: @BrunoELT Last minute I'd go for the markers/poster paper combo (and post it's if there was time!) #ELTchat #eltchat
wellmichelle 12:43 PM RT @BrunoELT: I might send a reliable student to get something but I wouldn't leave the room #ELTchat
E_L_Academy 12:43 PM Got to go, thanks for the great ideas everyone! #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:43 PM #eltchat a box of pencil for the students who inevitably forget to bring any.
LizziePinard 12:43 PM @NikkiFortova #eltchat but i think maybe @shaunwilden just did?
OUPELTGlobal 12:43 PM Sorry, off to a meeting - look forward to reading the summary - It seems like it will be a long list of essentials.  #eltchat
rliberni 12:44 PM RT @JoHart: #ELTchat - extension stuff - Wordsearch & explain  words, crosswords to understand meanings
rachbath 12:44 PM #eltchat essentials 4 me: audience, spark with the subject, enthusiasm, a learning goal & technology to support the experience.
worldteacher 12:44 PM RT @LizziePinard: #eltchat a soft ball, small ball > or a hard, large one if you have a discipline issue! :-)
rliberni 12:44 PM RT @craignic: @theteacherjames Agreed. Laptop, dropbox and iPad contain most of the things I need. Anything else hopefully fits inmy laptop bag. #eltchat
JoHart 12:44 PM #ELTchat - extension stuff - Wordsearch & explain  words, crosswords to understand meanings
larsgh1 12:44 PM RT @ShellTerrell: For all learners, I now include my mobile device! It's got tons of apps useful for teaching all ages #ELTChat
LizziePinard 12:44 PM RT @michaelegriffin: @LizziePinard I agree "post it's" r great but I don't think I use them as well as I could.    #ELTchat  ditto!! :-)
craignic 12:44 PM @theteacherjames Agreed. Laptop, dropbox and iPad contain most of the things I need. Anything else hopefully fits inmy laptop bag. #eltchat
larsgh1 12:44 PM RT @ShellTerrell: What would be essentials in a teacher survival kit for language learners of all ages? #ELTChat
rliberni 12:44 PM @Shaunwilden  ssssssssssssssss #eltchat
reasons4 12:44 PM ‚Äú@NikkiFortova: @LizziePinard @Shaunwilden  genius. #eltchat‚Äù just what I was thinking
BobK99 12:45 PM RT @BobK99: Favourite prop is big dice (offcut foam from upholstery shop) with velcro on each face to take cards. (PROP!!! oo-er)  #ELTChat
LizziePinard 12:45 PM #eltchat you can do lots of vocab games and things with a ball, or grammar, or anything really, ss more focussed in case they next!
theteacherjames 12:45 PM RT @reasons4: “@theteacherjames: I blogged about one useful tool #eltchat” well if we are going down that route so did I http://t.co/snFWVFni 2nd link
ShellTerrell 12:45 PM RT @rachbath: #eltchat essentials 4 me: audience, spark with the subject, enthusiasm, a learning goal & technology to support the experience.
reasons4 12:45 PM “@LizziePinard: #eltchat @NikkiFortova They are fab! Just bought a set > what do you use them for
reasons4 12:46 PM “@theteacherjames: a notebook for each class so I can make notes & go back to them next week. Made life much easier. #eltchat” great idea
MrChrisJWilson 12:46 PM #eltchat I love little cards and an A3 piece of paper to get students to make an on the spot game. Great for revision lessons
LizziePinard 12:46 PM #eltchat...and discussing q and a in their pairs
Shaunwilden 12:46 PM @reasons4 @LizziePinard @NikkiFortova I just found this blog post on making your own http://t.co/8FhBFBwI #eltchat
theteacherjames 12:46 PM I've started keeping a notebook for each class so I can make notes & go back to them next week. Made life much easier. #eltchat
LizziePinard 12:46 PM whiteboards: support hands down method, to check understanding, today i had questions on some and had ss moving round room looking..#eltchat
reasons4 12:46 PM “@LizziePinard: #eltchat you can do lots of vocab games and things with a ball, > i love teaching with balls. I think timebomb is my fav
jmc_edtech 12:47 PM RT @MrChrisJWilson: #eltchat I love the idea of a blog challenge with pics. Especially if we include some of the more abstract ideas as pictures :)
AlexandraKouk 12:47 PM @michaelegriffin afraid I use web search in clazss - cannot carry huge tomes!
bnleez 12:47 PM An ETK helps individuals from being dependent, to independent on to interdependent human beings #eltchat
NikkiFortova 12:47 PM @LizziePinard thanks for mentioning that Lizzie, I had no idea :-) #eltchat
larsgh1 12:47 PM RT @ShellTerrell: I enjoy carrying around my PLN! They've become essentials for survivals on more than 1 occasion & at the last minute #ELTChat
worldteacher 12:47 PM @michaelegriffin @rliberni mentioned them earlier - difficult to keep up at this pace! #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:47 PM @michaelegriffin they have been #eltchat access to an online corpus v.useful too
LizziePinard 12:47 PM #eltchat also had ss holding up the board each time they heard a q we'd boarded in an interview extract
theteacherjames 12:47 PM @reasons4 Cheers #eltchat
LizziePinard 12:48 PM @NikkiFortova #eltchat np! check out @chiasuan 's blog, she has a whole post on them! :) (search mini whiteboards)
reasons4 12:48 PM “@NikkiFortova: @LizziePinard thanks for mentioning that Lizzie, I had no idea :-) #eltchat” quite cheap too I might get some :-)
reasons4 12:48 PM ‚Äú@michaelegriffin: Things I am surprised I didn't see mentioned for Ess T kit:   #eltchat‚Äù some1 did say that, again the word is essential )
reasons4 12:49 PM “@theteacherjames: Cheers #eltchat” I did try it but you need to be very dedicated to keep it up, but as u say it's really helpful
JoHart 12:49 PM RT @harrisonmike: A room, pens, pencils, paper, me, students, our voices, anything else? #eltchat
elizzabettta 12:49 PM @MrChrisJWilson: #eltchat a box of pencil for the students who inevitably forget to bring any.// and erasers! My ss r always looking 4 one
bnleez 12:49 PM An ETK blog challenge as an screencast exercise, say three minutes long. #eltchat
theteacherjames 12:49 PM @NikkiFortova You can buy mini whiteboards in Ikea for €2. Well you can in Belgium anyway! #eltchat
NikkiFortova 12:49 PM RT @MrChrisJWilson: @michaelegriffin they have been #eltchat access to an online corpus v.useful too > agree
harrisonmike 12:49 PM A room, pens, pencils, paper, me, students, our voices, anything else? #eltchat
JoHart 12:49 PM #ELTchat - using Dropbox to store student work that is not on blogs - so team teachers can all access easily
MarianSteiner 12:50 PM me too, 4 retro-planning “@theteacherjames: I've started keeping a notebook for each class so I can make notes & go back to them #eltchat”
LizziePinard 12:50 PM @Shaunwilden one thing always in my  bag (unless it falls out at home!) is my little ball!! #eltchat
reasons4 12:50 PM ‚Äú@michaelegriffin:  @rliberni @worldteacher @MrChrisJWilson I figured I must have missed some things! :)  #eltchat‚Äù easily done :-)
bnleez 12:50 PM An ETK that uses cloud computing and sourcing #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12:50 PM ok ten minutes left, lots of ideas  all ready so let's boil it down to one thing you'd always have in your bag? #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:50 PM #eltchat I've found a class blog is really useful. provides an online vocab bank, record of work and extends the classroom.
LizziePinard 12:50 PM http://t.co/DXNGJmen @chiasuan on miniwhiteboards: some good ideas! #eltchat
BobK99 12:51 PM @Shaunwilden  #eltchat One thing: laptop, I'm afraid, w/ internet if poss
MrChrisJWilson 12:51 PM RT @Shaunwilden: so let's boil it down to one thing you'd always have in your bag? #eltchat < post its
MarianSteiner 12:51 PM RT @michaelegriffin: Things I am surprised I didn't see mentioned for essential teaching kit: grammar reference book, dictionary, thesaurus  #eltchat
AlexandraKouk 12:51 PM @Shaunwilden board markers #eltchat
reasons4 12:51 PM “@worldteacher: RT @Shaunwilden: so let's boil it down to one thing you'd always have in your bag? #eltchat >A ball!” seconded
worldteacher 12:51 PM RT @Shaunwilden: so let's boil it down to one thing you'd always have in your bag? #eltchat >A ball!
MrChrisJWilson 12:51 PM @elizzabettta I have to force my kids to use rubbers/erasers. they just cross their mistake out in a big mess! #eltchat
theteacherjames 12:51 PM @reasons4 It consolidates my notes into one place, rather than all over. After each lesson I write things to remember for next week #eltchat
worldteacher 12:52 PM RT @harrisonmike: @NikkiFortova @theteacherjames Why not just laminate an A4 piece of card? #eltchat #miniwhiteboards >Done that - it works!
michaelegriffin 12:52 PM @NikkiFortova @MrChrisJWilson I'd put access to corpora really high on the list. #ELTchat
bnleez 12:52 PM AN ETK is dynamic (opposed to being static), emergent, chaotic, and complex. #eltchat
harrisonmike 12:52 PM @NikkiFortova @theteacherjames Why not just laminate an A4 piece of card? #eltchat #miniwhiteboards
bnleez 12:53 PM An ETK can change one day to the next. #eltchat
MarianSteiner 12:53 PM Can i have Two things? :) A ball & pics ‚Äú@reasons4: ‚Äú@worldteacher: RT @Shaunwilden: so let's boil it down to one thing  #eltchat"
reasons4 12:53 PM “@harrisonmike: @NikkiFortova @theteacherjames Why not just laminate an A4 piece of card? #eltchat ” laminating is expensive and messy
theteacherjames 12:53 PM @harrisonmike @NikkiFortova That too! #eltchat #miniwhiteboards
MrChrisJWilson 12:53 PM @reasons4 @michaelegriffin @rliberni @worldteacher very easy to do! It's been really busy today! #eltchat
createch1 12:54 PM @ShellTerrell @BrunoELT #ELTchat I would ask a st to help me.
reasons4 12:54 PM RT @Shaunwilden: @reasons4 @NikkiFortova @theteacherjames messy? you just put it thru the machine, I loved the laminater in prague  #eltchat
NikkiFortova 12:54 PM @michaelegriffin @MrChrisJWilson me too, but the Ss have to know how to orientate themselves round a corpus. Which do you use? #eltchat
JoHart 12:54 PM @reasons4 @Shaunwilden @worldteacher #ELTchat my USB
bnleez 12:54 PM An ETK is like "beauty", as in the eyes of the beholder #eltchat
reasons4 12:54 PM “@Shaunwilden: so let's boil it down to one thing you'd always have in your bag? #eltchat” actialy changing mine to a smile :-)
Shaunwilden 12:54 PM @reasons4 @NikkiFortova @theteacherjames messy? you just put it thru the machine, I loved the laminater in prague  #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:54 PM RT @JoHart: #ELTchat Finally got sme time (via project funding) to start some lit stdts blogging themselves - so far in pilot run gr8
bnleez 12:55 PM An ETK changes as new concepts get introduced, new materials become accessible, and as people change. #eltchat
NikkiFortova 12:55 PM RT @Shaunwilden: @reasons4 @theteacherjames Do they sell those in Ikea too ;-) #eltchat
theteacherjames 12:55 PM @reasons4 @NikkiFortova @Shaunwilden At least you never had to wash it again... #eltchat
MrChrisJWilson 12:55 PM #eltchat @Shaunwilden before anyone else gets a chance to volunteer I'll do summary! (may need a guide though) :)
vmorgana 12:55 PM “@Shaunwilden: so let's boil it down to one thing you'd always have in your bag?> A set of pics and a teenage magazine#eltchat”
theteacherjames 12:55 PM @NikkiFortova Here's mine:  http://t.co/nrejPvu5 #ELTchat
reasons4 12:55 PM ‚Äú@Shaunwilden: @reasons4 @NikkiFortova @theteacherjames messy? you just put it thru the machine,  #eltchat‚Äù I got my tie in one once :-)
ShellTerrell 12:56 PM Thanks to #ELTChat moderators who help teachers survive with their vast knowledge & guidance => @Shaunwilden @rliberni @Marisa_C
bnleez 12:56 PM An ETK is a philosophy, ideology, and based on a set of theories. #eltchat
NikkiFortova 12:56 PM @theteacherjames genius. So simple. Love it. #eltchat
JoHart 12:56 PM RT @bnleez: An ETK changes as new concepts get introduced, new materials become accessible, and as people change. #eltchat
worldteacher 12:56 PM @MrChrisJWilson #eltchat @Shaunwilden Just beat me to it!! Will look forward to reading it!
AlexandraKouk 12:56 PM Got to go - teaching in 5'! Thank you all for this great #eltchat #eltchat
worldteacher 12:57 PM @ShellTerrell And to you, too! #eltchat
bnleez 12:57 PM An ETK is based on praxis. #eltchat
MarianSteiner 12:57 PM RT @theteacherjames: Another item in my kit: an ideas notebook, so anything general that crops up in class or out, doesn't get forgotten. #eltchat
michaelegriffin 12:57 PM @NikkiFortova @MrChrisJWilson I usually use British National Corpus mostly cuz it is v. easy 2 use. http://t.co/bfbRXVX1 #eltchat
reasons4 12:57 PM “@NikkiFortova: RT @Shaunwilden: @reasons4 @theteacherjames Do they sell those in Ikea too ;-) #eltchat”laminated ties? no I dont think so
theteacherjames 12:57 PM Another item in my kit: an ideas notebook, so anything general that crops up in class or out, doesn't get forgotten. #eltchat
JoHart 12:58 PM @bnleez #ELTchat Absolutely - mine is differenct for every context - currently entirely online so that is context I focussed on tonight L)
MarianSteiner 12:58 PM RT @ShellTerrell: Thanks to #ELTChat moderators who help teachers survive with their vast knowledge & guidance => @Shaunwilden @rliberni @Marisa_C
theteacherjames 12:58 PM RT @Shaunwilden: @reasons4 @LizziePinard @NikkiFortova I just found this blog post on making your own http://t.co/8FhBFBwI #eltchat
ShellTerrell 12:58 PM Great question! Any volunteers? RT @LizziePinard: #eltchat who's summarising?
bnleez 12:58 PM An ETK creates a conversation. #eltchat
LizziePinard 12:58 PM #eltchat who's summarising?
theteacherjames 12:58 PM @MrChrisJWilson The problem with the back of a lesson plan is that they are all spread out. Notebook puts them in one place. #eltchat
NikkiFortova 12:58 PM RT @ShellTerrell: Thanks to #ELTChat moderators who help teachers survive with their vast knowledge & guidance => @Shaunwilden @rliberni @Marisa_C
bnleez 12:59 PM One man's (and woman's) ETK is another man's (and woman's) stuff. #eltchat
jankenb2 12:59 PM #eltchat nice discussion. As a luker I still learned a lot.
worldteacher 12:59 PM @LizziePinard  - @MrChrisJWilson just volunteered! #eltchat
bnleez 1:00 PM Thanks all! #eltchat
reasons4 1:00 PM #eltchat thanks everyone, very interesting and fun chat, thanks moderators for not banning me, (oh and for moderating nicely)
ShellTerrell 1:00 PM Thank you for another great #ELTChat which will be very useful for teachers!
LizziePinard 1:00 PM RT @worldteacher: @LizziePinard  - @MrChrisJWilson just volunteered! #eltchat cool then, didnt see anything!
michaelegriffin 1:00 PM RT @ShellTerrell: Thanks to #ELTChat moderators who help teachers survive with their vast knowledge & guidance => @Shaunwilden @rliberni @Marisa_C

 

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