Gary Begusch

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The Points Guy On Air Miles

So you've already created accounts for all the major airlines you fly with and you know you should really get on that BA AMEX application so you can start collecting miles there, too. But beyond those basics, there are a mind-boggling number of ways to maximise air miles and travel cheap. For …

On the beach where US troops landed 50 years ago, a new Vietnam flourishes

A solitary fisherman crouches in the surf, his eyes skimming the surface for signs of movement in the shallows. A conical hat protects him from the afternoon sun. He is alone on the beach, which lies 14km north of the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang. Behind him, flies swarm around rubbish strewn …

Vietnam

Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation

Video Editing and Remixing Tools<p>Simple design makes it easy to jump into interactive video<p><b>Bottom line</b>: With features that are both basic and useful, …

Body Transformation: The FINAL Result!

Week 15<p>That’s it, I’m DONE. FINISHED. CAPUT! My 90-day body transformation challenge is over and, shortly, you’ll see my results (at the bottom of the post). First, we must talk…<p><b>Cycle Three: The Debrief</b><p>Well, what have four weeks of Dramatic Transformation Principal training taught me? And how has …

The best free things to do in Athens

Soaking up Athens life doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s a reasonably priced city to begin with, and you’ll find that if you pick a basic hotel, most cash ends up going toward dining in trendier restaurants or sipping high-end cocktails, if that’s what you’re into. Need to economise? There are …

Assessment Without Levels – The story so far

In May 2014 we were awarded a DfE Innovation Fund to develop a method of assessing without levels in KS3. We saw this as an opportunity to reclaim …

Pedagogy

Spanish Tenses Booklet

TES PICKS<p>Present, immediate future, future, conditional, preterite, imperfect - including irregulars. To be used alongside Independent Learning …

Learning

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Summary Poem Activity<p>List ten key words from an assigned text.<br>• Do a free verse poem with the words you highlighted.<br>• Write a summary of the reading …

Only one iPad in your classroom? Not a problem, says Andy Pinks

New teacher iPad charged? Check. Apple TV working? Check. Class of pupils ready to learn? Check. Classroom learning strategies incorporating my iPad? …

Is Foxcatcher historically accurate?

Photograph: Scott Garfield/AP<p>From the office to the mat … Steve Carell in a scene from Foxcatcher.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/13/1421168324751/260703fd-d0a3-42f4-9573-b6ac8cc180d5-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Scott Garfield/AP<p>From the office to the mat … Steve …

Sony Pictures

3 Strategies to Fire Up Hesitant Writers

The answer is to have them produce ideas without writing at all. That’s right, the way to get hesitant writers to produce as much writing as they do …

Amazing Shortcut for Sharing Google Docs!

Pinterest<p>Easy Shortcut to Share a Preview Copy of Google Docs<p>Super easy shortcut to share published versions Google Docs, Sheets and Slides!<p>This …

Google

Vidra for iPad – free video creation tool

Vidra is a great free new app from the creators of the also brilliant Grafio – TenTouch Apps. I was using Grafio on my iPad today and saw that they …

Budget travel: a penny-pincher’s guide to Paris

It's no secret that Paris, by its very nature as a capital, can be pricey and often stars on the 'World's Most Expensive Cities' lists. But with savvy planning and know-how, you can indulge in the city without blowing the budget.<p>Sleep cheaply in historic mansions, fill up on gourmet cuisine, …

Minimum preparation, maximum effectiveness activities

Collation of all ideas from the recent thread on this - thanks to all contributors. Lots of ideas for new teachers, new ideas for more experienced …

Get to Know Google Classroom

UK’s leading fund manager picks his stocks for 2015

Neil Woodford warns of the damage to bond markets from falling oil prices and to stay clear of high street banks and Tesco<p>Britain’s leading fund manager, Neil Woodford, has warned that falling oil prices could prompt a rout in the global bond market as shale companies default on vast debts built up …

Teacher Tips: Using Google Sites to quickly set-up websites

Schools win funds to develop and share new ways of assessing pupils

A new package of pupil assessment methods, developed by teachers for teachers, was today (1 May 2014) unveiled by the government.<p>The new methods, one …

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Chalkup - Distribute & Grade Assignments in Google Drive Without Using Scripts

Chalkup is a neat service that combines the concepts of Google Drive and Edmodo into one slick package. In Chalkup you can create classes to which …

Integrating ICT into the MFL classroom

Yesterday I had the prestigious honour of delivering a webinar for the award winning US site Classroom 2.0 LIVE on the use of iPads to enhance …

How to use AirDrop – iOS 7’s most important new feature for teachers

When Apple announced Airdrop this past June, I knew it would be a great feature for teachers with iPads. A common complaint about iPads in the …

What You Need to Know Before Traveling to South Africa

<b>What You Need To Know Before Traveling To South Africa</b><p>Visiting Africa conjures up images of jungles, safaris and elephants, deserts and adventure (at least,it does for me!) While Africa indeed contains all these elements, visiting South Africa is an easy choice for most Westerners because they …

AR you ready for AR?

Really proud of Y7 today – they all completed their se busca posters using Aurasma app #mfltwitterati #ipaded pic.twitter.com/pnBUqjGo8A<p>— Rachel …

Chatty Mats

OFSTED are keen to see our pupils conversing with each other in the Target Language during their normal everyday tasks and not just speaking …