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Unread Sep 9th, 2013, 10:58 am
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Default Ideas on how to cut down on photocopies & use other resources

I have some great books such as Primary Activity Box etc with some really great photocobiable activities and materials.We also use textbooks at the academy where I work but I like to supplement the book with activities from my books like Primary Activity Box etc as these activities are often more communicative and more fun.My problem is though that we don´t have access to a photocopier so I have to pay for the photocopies out of my own pocket (I do the photocopying at home to save me time)Maybe I should just give my boss a receipt for the paper and the ink?!!! Also my students just always disrepect the photocpoy and end up throwing it in the bin at the end of the class, which really annoys me! I´d like to cut down on the amount of photocoping I do but I´d also like to keep these fun,communication activities in my class. Any ideas as to how I can prevent this from happening? Or any ideas of more activities/resources I can use which don´t require photocopies and lots of time/prep? We do play games that often don´t need to much prep or photocopies.
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Default Re: Ideas on how to cut down on photocopies & use other resources

You could copy the questions/activities from the worksheet or your own questions/activities on to a PPT slide. Then ask the students to write the answers in their notebooks. Or you could buy whiteboards and pens for the students OR make whiteboards by laminating pieces of plain white paper! Hope this helps.
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Default Re: Ideas on how to cut down on photocopies & use other resources

Can you ask your students's parents some extra money fopr the copies? I do that here in Colombia. I just explain to them how important the photocopies are and how much time they save us.

In regards to your students throwing the copies into the bin, you should always have glue at hand and have them glue the copies on their notebooks.
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Default Re: Ideas on how to cut down on photocopies & use other resources

Thanks for the replies!HIGH sCHOOL ESL the academy I work at doesn´t have any computers or Internet access so it would mean taking my own laptop in. I´m not sure what else I´d need for a PTT slide! Also I´m talking about paired activities like Spot the Differences etc so I don´t think this could work with these types of activities! As regards to asking the parents for extra money for photocopies,I don´t always have contact or see all the parents. I´m not sure if it would go down well as they have a textbook(Student´s book and workbook) so don´t think they would be too keen and maybe wouldn´t understand why they might need additional photocopies! Plus with the economic recession being pretty bad in Spain at the mo....I really don´t think they´d be too keen to shell out more money!!Gluing into their notebooks is a great idea!
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