A free letter boxes tool

Here’s a tool for creating word-shape resources for Starter kids. While you can create word boxes in software like Excel, or even PowerPoint, a much easier way is to install a font that automatically makes a box in the correct height and width for each letter. I...

Tech Tools for English (EFL + ESL) Teachers

In the coming months, I want to focus more on tech for English teachers. There are lots of great websites, YouTube channels, and other resources that focus on the use of technology in the classroom, and I will highlight some of them. However, teachers (and especially...

What font is that…?

  Here’s a quick way to spruce up your worksheets: use custom fonts. Its easy to find fonts online to enhance the look of your worksheets. One strategy I use, is to look at worksheets I like, and then find out which font they used. (Consider looking at...

Upgrading your IWB Presentations

  One of the many projects I’m working on at the moment, is upgrading my PowerPoint and Interactive White Board (IWB) presentation and design skills. In terms of IWB presentations, you can find many teacher-created presentations online that may have...

Word Search: It’s not a dirty word

  There seems to me to be some stigma around the humble word search. I think it comes from the challenges and stresses facing the beginning teacher. In the quest to cut down lesson planning and preparation time and reduce their stress levels, they grab for a tool...