Narrative-based activity: Who Killed Angela Spelling

The Office (Image from BBC SKillswise)

UPDATE: Since I originally wrote this post, the BBC Skillswise website has been updated considerably all the previous activities appear to have been retained, but new activities have been added and each section now has an explanatory video

The recent ELTchat on story telling made me think about how I’ve used stories in class and got me thinking about a resource I’d used recently. Continue reading “Narrative-based activity: Who Killed Angela Spelling”


SmartNotebook Lesson Activity Toolkit


I’ve blogged about SmartNotebook before – here and here as I find it to be such a useful resource. Now someone else has blogged about me hassling people with it:

I thought it was time to highlight some of the new features in Smart Notebook v.10. It’s not particularly new, but it’s a little bit more fiddly¬†to install than previous versions, and so we’ve only just been able to start using it. So far, I’ve been impressed with the changes: Continue reading “SmartNotebook Lesson Activity Toolkit”

Destination Impossible – BBC Skillswise

I was shown this website about 5 years ago, when I was teaching loads of classes in an IT suite, and needed to find ways to exploit it; incredibly, for something on the Internet, it has really stood the test of time . It’s an interactive game for practising following directions. It’s so simple, yet so well put together, that I’ve been using it for all this time. Continue reading “Destination Impossible – BBC Skillswise”