20th Anniversary of 9/11

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 09 September 2021 > Ready to Use

9/11 … a date etched in everyone’s memory forever. 20 years ago, the world changed tremendously in a few hours. The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center were as unexpected as life-changing for the whole world. Commemorations and various events are to take place in the U.S. to pay tribute to those who lost … Continue reading “20th Anniversary of 9/11”

Meet the Baby Ravens at the Tower of London

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 05 May 2021 > Webpicks

The Ravenmaster at the Tower of London is pleased to announce the arrival of four new raven chicks: the birds whose presence legend says protects the existence of the Tower. The Ravenmaster is one of the Yeomen Warders, informally known as Beefeaters. His role is to look after the Tower’s ravens. King Charles II (reigned … Continue reading “Meet the Baby Ravens at the Tower of London”

Vos manuels numériques pour assurer la continuité pédagogique

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 19 April 2021 > Pedagogy

Pendant cette nouvelle période de classes en distanciel, tous les manuels Nathan, Le Robert et Bordas sont de nouveau en accès libre d’un simple clic sur le site adistance.manuelnumerique.com Sur le site adistance.manuel.numerique.com, vous trouverez tous les manuels existant sous forme numérique, de la 6e à la Terminale, dans toutes les matières. Pour accéder aux … Continue reading “Vos manuels numériques pour assurer la continuité pédagogique”

African American History on the Web

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 January 2021 > Webpicks

This selection of sites and videos is useful for classes on African American history and culture, particularly the civil-rights movement and the Harlem Renaissance America’s Library is a minisite from the Library of Congress written for native-speaking children. It’s very simple and clear. It has sections about WEB Dubois (see our article on the Color … Continue reading “African American History on the Web”

The Art of Being a Dandy: Aubrey Beardsley

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 04 November 2020 > Ready to Use

Despite his early death aged 25, Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) had a prolific career as an illustrator. Part of the Aesthetic movement, a friend of Oscar Wilde’s, Beardsley was a dandy and turned his own short life into a work of art. To accompany the exhibition currently on hold at the Musée d’Orsay, this resource explores … Continue reading “The Art of Being a Dandy: Aubrey Beardsley”

Guy Fawkes Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 08 October 2020 > Webpicks

To “remember, remember the fifth of November”, as a children’s rhyme says, A1+-level pupils can view a video, read about the tradition, and do an interactive activity. At A2-A2+, useful links can be made with the history curriculum, with an online game and fireworks to round off the subject.  It’s worth giving pupils a few … Continue reading “Guy Fawkes Webpicks”

 La classe Bitmoji

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 29 June 2020 > Pedagogy

Jusqu’à récemment, je n’avais jamais pensé utiliser le Bitmoji sous forme de classe. Pourtant, dès 2016, je me mettais en scène avec un collègue dans le cadre d’un projet collaboratif, Flanders Lane et j’utilisais déjà Bitmoji. Depuis le mois de mai 2020, j’ai franchi un nouveau cap en rejoignant un groupe privé anglophone formant une … Continue reading ” La classe Bitmoji”