Fun, in practice
At the end of January, I wrote a post inspired by Volkswagen’s Fun Theory competition. (If you missed the original post, it’s here: The Fun Theory in Language Learning) As often happens, as soon as I had “fun” on the brain, I started seeing posts and information related to this topic all around me in cyberspace!
Since fun is always a good thing to have on the brain, I’d like to share a few of the blog posts, discussions, and resources that I’ve enjoyed on this topic.
If you’ve ever visited Chiew Pang‘s A CLIL to Climb, you know that he takes his fun seriously! Recently, he introduced a soccer-themed game to practice chemical elements. I think my students will have a lot of fun using Zondle to create their own games.
Aaron Nelson was inspired by my post to expand on the idea of fun in class with his own post, Spark: Why Make Fun Part of Your Class. I enjoyed his practical tips for making classes enjoyable.
Finally, Clive Ellsmore created a Lino It message page based on the question “How do you bring FUN in to the classroom?” The page is full of ideas teachers use to keep their classes fun. Because the page is a work in progress, you can add your own ideas to the collection, too!