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English Clothing Flash Cards, Clip Art and Song for ESL, EFL Teachers

Hi, this is a new idea ! What are your thoughts? Rather than looking at a small thumbnail I figured it might be easier for you to watch a video of all my clothing teaching resources.

The brief video shows:

  • Clothing Flash Cards in US and UK English
  • The clothing clip art
  • The Clothing Song by The Magic Crayons.

These English resources are great for young learners of English and I have used them for many years as a teacher in Japan and at my own Saturday School of English in Tokyo.

These are all available exclusively via my Teachers Pay Teachers store in English, Spanish, and Japanese. The song is only in English. Please check my other great videos of further flash cards, clip art and songs in my YouTube Channel playlist.

I'd really appreciate some feedback below. Thank you - Mr. Tim

My gear list: https://kit.com/MrTim

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Best camera for vlogging, travel videos, and YouTube Creators

Below is all the video kit I use to create the videos I use on my Youtube Channel, school videos, and Teachers Pay Teachers videos. There are details about each piece of kit after the link, plus you can leave me questions in the comments. Thank you - Tim

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Student Computer Game with Makey Makey Controller

The students at my school designed a computer game to be shown at the Tokyo Indie Fest and Tokyo Sandbox event in Akihabara. One feature that helped their game stand out was the use of bananas to play the game! Forward, jump, left and right are triggered by touching the appropriate banana. It did help that the game was highly addictive "just one more go.. honest... just one more! As you can see by those visitors playing the game. Attendees to the Indie Fest were given free game tokens on entry, with the option to buy more. Our entry collected the most tokens! Well done boys and girls.

Video recorded in 4k.

The Makey Makey kits are great. I have found I get too nervous giving them to students under the ages of about 11 unless under close supervision. Above that age and independent work with costly damage is possible.


*** USA - My gear ***
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Summer Vacation for teachers

Finally ! After a frantic few weeks of getting reports done, wiping noses, and tidying up my room for next year it's tim to do some non-teaching fun stuff. In the video above I take my kids to an outdoor adventure playground with BBQ site. That tiny lobster looking thing is a fresh water crayfish. Scared the crap out of me when a student first showed me one of those... put of now where waved it right at me lol. The water melon game featured is a really common summer time activity for kids, and helps keep everyone cool during the hot and very humid summer here in Japan.

All recorded with my Sony A6300, mostly with my Sony 50mm f1.8, with ND filters given how bright it is. Full gear list here

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English songs and life in Japan - The Magic Crayons YouTube channel

If you've not visited The Magic Crayons Youtube Channel before, then the all new short video above will give you a great idea of what you will find !

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Author: Hi, I’m Tim from The Magic Crayons. I am a GradDipT, CELTA, and CELTYL qualified Primary and Kindergarten Teacher from the UK working at a Tokyo International School as an English Language Support teacher (ELS/EFL). IT Integration Specialist, and Teacher Librarian. This blog reflects my Graduate Diploma in Teaching studies with the University of South Queensland, Australia, PD, and ICT in the classroom interests. I create all the artwork and videos for the teaching materials within this website. New products and special offers will be announced here first. Everything I post is about products or services that I have tried in my own classes.
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