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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Create guides and tutorials with TILDEE

There is no better way to learn than by teaching. Getting your students involved in teaching is an effective way to get them to use new language and structures in a useful and purposeful way. TILDEE is a free tool that helps you to create and instantly share tutorials on any subject. In the example ( will see that a teacher has written a tutorial on English expressions, however, I see this tool as being used by students to create easy tutorials that will enable them to use new language for specific purposes. See this example of 'How to make a fruit smootie'

They can easily share their tutorials with their teacher and classmates too which enriches the whole language exchange. There are other tools for making guides such as, however the point I'm trying to make is that the actual practice of getting students to create guides and tutorials is very rich language learning strategy that has now been made easy and engaging with tools such as the two I have mentioned here. Getting students to create and 'teach' gives them the opportunity to use language in an active way.  They learn by 'doing'.  Check out the examples and please share with me any tutorials you create with your students!
I will leave with this Chinese proverb:
  I hear and I forget.  I see and I remember.  I do and I understand!