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Present perfect continuous

This tense is used to talk about an action or actions that started in the past and continued until recently or that continue into the future.


  • We can use it to refer an action that has finished but you can still see evidence.


You look sad. Have you been crying?

My back hurts. I have been sitting for a long time today.

This room is a mess. Who has been playing here?


  • For an action that hasn’t…

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Present tenses

 Present Simple


We use present simple for

- Daily routines. example: I wash up my face everyday

- Facts. example: He lives on a farm

-Feelings. example: Ginger loves John

- Repeated actions. example: She always smile…


Added by Carla Vidaurre Troncoso on June 19, 2016 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Present Perfect

The present perfect is formed with a present tense of “to have” plus the past participle of the verb which can be either regular or irregular in form.

We use the present perfect for the following cases.

  • When we don’t know the specific time when something happened


I have been in London before. (At unspecific time in the past, but we don’t know exactly when)

I have seen that movie.

She has read that book many…


Added by Camila Valenzuela Bestwick on June 18, 2016 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Past Continuous

Past continuous:

The past continuous is formed from the past tense of be (was/were) with the -ing form of the verb.

We use the past continuous to talk about the past

  • A continuous action in the past which is interrupted by another action or a time.


I was reading when the cellphone rang.

We were playing when she fell asleep.

At ten o’clock, I was sleeping.


  • For two actions which happened at the…

Added by Camila Valenzuela Bestwick on June 16, 2016 at 4:31pm — No Comments

How to Unlock Hidden Enthusiasm in Your Students

Competing with cell phones and video games for students' attention can be daunting for teachers today. But there are ways to tap into your student's creativity and stir their excitement to get them more fully engaged in learning activities. Here are a few suggestions for unlocking your students' enthusiasm for education.


Hands-on technology

Instead of fighting technology like for your students' attention, optimize its use. Consider the use of classroom clickers…


Added by Emma Sturgis on June 16, 2016 at 4:19pm — 1 Comment

Present Perfect


Added by Natalia Leiva Macaya on June 15, 2016 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Will and Be going to


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Present Continuous

Present Continuous:

We use the present continuous tense to talk about the present:

  • For something that is happening at the moment of speaking


I’m studying right now.

My sister is sleeping.

They are watching a movie.

You can identify this use for these most common adverbials: Now, right now, at the moment and currently.

  • For temporary situations.


I’m working here for two…


Added by Camila Valenzuela Bestwick on June 15, 2016 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Microblogging Comparision

Microblogging Comparison




Announcements:  Easy way for teachers to push out information for the…


Added by Dan Hill on June 6, 2016 at 10:16pm — No Comments

New To The Classroom 2.0 Community


My name is Mollie and I am new to the Classroom 2.0 Community. I wanted to join to stay up-to-date on technology in the classroom and be able to connect with fellow educators who also have a Technology background. This year I will be graduating from National Louis University's Master's in Technology in Education Program and am very eager to continue my learning in Technology community.

Below I have add a URL to an online portfolio I created for one of my final…


Added by MMR on June 3, 2016 at 8:46am — No Comments

It's June! Time for something new!

I like June, but not for the usual reasons. Yes, the school year is winding down, and the kids are getting "antsy," but I see it as an opportunity to think outside the box.

I can try all the things I wanted to during the year with a little less pressure on them to succeed.

Keeping them engaged is the main focus in these last few weeks, so the resource I try has to get their attention, and get it fast. We can have a little more fun, and celebrate all…


Added by Eileen Lennon on June 2, 2016 at 8:07am — No Comments

Best Practices for Eduational Blogging

Best Practices in Educational Blogging


Just like most district’s AUP policies, blogging needs to be included.  With blogging just starting to come a mainstay in the educational realm, districts should review their policies to ensure blogging is included.  If not, students are going to take full advantage of “no policy.”  Just as with AUP’s, a blogging section…


Added by Dan Hill on May 27, 2016 at 10:05pm — No Comments

21st Century Classroom

21st Century Classroom/Learner

What is a 21st Century Classroom?  It is one unlike anything I grew up in.  When I was in school it was a teacher centered classroom.  The teacher was the instiller of knowledge and as a student we listened and soaked it…


Added by Dan Hill on May 27, 2016 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

10 Ways to Use Blogs in the Educational Setting

  1. 1.       This day in history.  The students could research an event from history and post about it.  No two students can post the same event, so it forces them to look into history.
  2. 2.       Distance Learning.  If helps with the connection of students and teachers who are in the distance learning environment.…

Added by Dan Hill on May 27, 2016 at 9:20am — No Comments

How to Study Effectively: 5 Best Study Applications

So you are slogging endlessly on the study table to pass the upcoming examinations? Everything necessary is within your reach, and the jerker to your focus - your smartphone - has been kept upside down in the other corner of the room for no distraction of thoughts. *SlowClap*

Smartphones could be taking the rap for your misdemeanors at the education front, but the fact is far from what’s understood. There are a number of phone-based applications that can assist…


Added by Alyssa Sellors on May 18, 2016 at 3:25am — No Comments

Dario #6

Esta semana no sali para nigun sitio  cultural o diferente es muy dificil para mi porque trabajo, voy a la escuela y tengo un nino pero puede lograr pasar tiempo con mi familia. Aprendo muchas cosas con mi abuela quien nacio en la republica dominicana y cocine una comida deliciosa de nuestro pais hoy cocino Asopao (soupy rice) yuca, platanos, y arroz con habichuelas. El asopao es una sopa de arroz que se incio en puerto rico pero los platos de puerto rico y la republica dominicana son muy…


Added by Abigail on May 15, 2016 at 11:15pm — 1 Comment

Dario #5

Mi familia es muy carinosa que he conocido. estoy muy afortunado de tener una familia como la mia. mi familia es bien abierta siempre estan uno para el otro escojen tiempo para hablar y apollarse uno al otro, mi familai le gusta ver que el otro consiga su sueno para ser feliz y siempre estan para ayudar cuando se entreraron que iba tener un hijo me apollaron bastante y siguen apollandome para que yo consiga mis metas estoy muy afortunada dee tener una familia como mia.

La familia…


Added by Abigail on May 15, 2016 at 10:55pm — 1 Comment

Blog #4

Discriminacion es cuando la gente es tratada injustamente y cuando se piensa que otras personas no importa por su rrasa, edad, sexo, o su prefencia sexual.

todas los dias se ven discriminacion, es una mentabilidad estable que la gente no queren escapar porque son steriotipicos. los personas creen que los steriotipicos de una grupo son verdad eso es porque muchas gentes discriminan. cuando tienes la influencia de otras personas o television y otras coasas en el mundo es facil a creer…


Added by Abigail on May 15, 2016 at 10:44pm — 1 Comment

7 Apps For Young Professionals In College Life

College can be an intimidating place for students. It provides you with a glimpse of what lies ahead in life. College heralds the beginning of professional careers for most people, and it is for that reason that 4 years of college are worth their weight in gold. College fulfils the most important job of character building among teenagers. The transformation from a teenager to a responsible professional who is ready to take on the challenges of life is startling and truly remarkable to…


Added by Alyssa Sellors on May 9, 2016 at 1:09am — No Comments

Module 3

Vygotsky’s Activity Theory

The theory used for this lesson is Vygotsky’s Activity Theory.  It ties in the collaborative and constructivist format in allowing the teachers to present their assignment as relevant.  The student will have the chance t o complete and revise their work by having a practice grade and a mastery grade.  Therefore, showing the teacher how to effectively use iAnnotate will allow them provide faster feedback to the student when they complete their…


Added by Alexandra on May 9, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

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