EF Unversity Preparation Grammar Fair

Pedagogy: David A. Kolb – experiential learning.

David A. Kolb’s model of experiential learning can be found in many discussions of the theory and practice of adult education, informal education, and lifelong learning.  Much of the literature on experiential learning, as Peter Jarvis comments (1995: 75), ‘is actually about learning from primary experience, that is learning through sense experiences’.

The learning in this project with the Grammar Fair is geared towards students “creating” a teaching tool from scratch without technology. Here the learning process begins first with deep-diving into Grammar research to be able to teach the Grammar point.  Students use the FUMP model: Form, Use, Meaning, and Presentation.  Then, students create a trifold with the prime examples and teaching points.  The trifolds get showcased at the school-wide Grammar Fair where students now present and peer teach other students adding to free L2 use in an authentic situation.


A video Collage of the successful Grammar Fair at EF – Education First, NY


Free Teacher Tech Tools and EDpuzzle


EdPuzzle tutorial

What does Edpuzzle do for the busy teacher?

If you use videos in your classroom or assign videos for your flipped classroom this is the perfect FREE tool for you. This app allows you to search simultaneously in youtube, TED Talks, Khan Academy, LearnZillion, National Geographic, Veritasium, Numberphile, Crash Course and Vimeo.

EdPuzzle features?  Features range from cropping videos, recording your voice on top of your selection, adding quizzes, and assigning content to your classes. In addition, uploading and editing your own videos id very doable.  Your video assignments with embedded quizzes create a strong assessment tool.

I have no time!  Edpuzzle is easy to use, intuitive and user-friendly.  If I can do it, so can you.  Plus, they have a great support team.

Having control! Very useful is the teacher ability to restrict fast forward by the students.   For assessment, you will be able to get meaningful data and insight in how your students answer their quizzes.

Last, but not least, your Project Based Learning has just become interactive. Students can upload their videos and create their own EDpuzzles. Such student project creation is at the top level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.