Most of the work I do with my students is through course books, video material, audio or conversation. But I do create specific lessons from time to time, or collect free to use lessons from various TEFL sites on the internet. What to do with them? Sadly, over the last five years, I’ve lost most of them, having hidden them in folders on my hard drive. Accidental deletion, hard drive failures, OS installation – none of those do the files any good!
A nw tactic. WordPress supports Box.net accounts within a sidebar widget. So all lesson plans will go in there from now on. In the cloud, available to all, safe from my delete finger. The first lesson I’ve added is one I created about the History of Plastics for some students working for a plastics firm, with four typical exercises. It can be downloaded by anyone, I believe, from my sidebar.