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Connected Educator. My Goal I have been intrigued by online teaching and learning ever since I began interacting over the internet, and find the possibilities of teaching online fascinating, however I feel that I need a background against which to base my practice, that´s basically why I am here: to collect ideas, and to check what I am already doing with more experienced people.

Connected Educator

Stated intent I want to use my knowledge to develop a personal online teaching strategy Module 1: Why is online teaching important? Library Activities Activity 1.1 Where are you in the current educational landscape? My current educational landscape is quite varied right now. Activity 1.2 What technologies are you already familiar with? I am familiar with the use of conference tools such as Skype and Google Hangouts as well as the many platforms used by online conference organisers such as Blackboard Collaborate, Wiziq, Adobe Connect. I have produced some content myself, audio, video and presentations. Activity 1.3. Storytelling Secrets for the Digital World Online Class by Jason R. Levine. Evodevelopingbeteachers.pbworks. Three Domains of Learning - Cognitive, Affective, Psychomotor - The Second Principle. ©Leslie Owen Wilson all rights reserved Contact Leslie Three domains of learning – What are the differences between the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor taxonomies?

Three Domains of Learning - Cognitive, Affective, Psychomotor - The Second Principle

There are three main domains of learning and all teachers should know about them and use them to construct lessons. These domains are cognitive (thinking), affective (emotion/feeling), and psychomotor (physical/kinesthetic). Each domain on this page has a taxonomy associated with it. Taxonomy is simply a word for a classification. Benjamin Bloom (Cognitive Domain), David Krathwohl (Affective Domain), and Anita Harrow (Psychomotor Domain). It is interesting to note that even though the taxonomy associated with cognition is commonly referred to as Bloom’s Taxonomy, David Krathwohl was also one of the original authors in creating this work. 6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing. Creative writing can be a daunting task for students who struggle to think of story ideas or who don't love the writing process.

6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

For kids who have trouble putting pen to paper, there are a handful of fantastic iPad apps that just might inspire them to tell a story. Your students will be able to gather ideas, brainstorm and publish writing straight from their tablet. For students at all levels, creative writing is an important part of English language arts curriculum. Not only do the Common Core State Standards specifically outline the expectation that students should be able to express themselves through the written word, but this is also an essential real-world skill.

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ePals. Larry Ferlazzo. Grammar. TED. Exams. Connected Learning. IDTI. Teaching English. Education. PBL. Critical Thinking. Blogs. Music. Flipped classroom. Digital stroytelling. Vicky Saumell. All things ELT from Cambridge EnglishCambridge Conversations. Using data from the Spoken British National Corpus (BNC), language researcher Sarah Grieves explores the shift in the language of Christmas over the past 20 years, asking the question – is Christmas really getting more commercial?

All things ELT from Cambridge EnglishCambridge Conversations

What does Christmas mean to you? For lots of people, this time of year is about spending time with family, eating lots of delicious food, and waiting for a visit from Santa Claus (or Father Christmas, or St Nick!). But after analysing more than 2 billion words of everyday spoken conversations, and comparing this to data collected in the 1990s, we found that the way we talk about Christmas really does seem to be becoming more commercial. The research indicated that words associated with consumerism have risen considerably; the words sales, spend, shopping and retailers were amongst the most highly associated with Christmas in the language collected in the last ten years.


The Travelling Teachers: The importance of Study Tours. Your travelling teachers went in the UK with their students this July!

The Travelling Teachers: The importance of Study Tours

We think that study tours are very important for esl students and we would like to share our experience with you.! Why are Study Tours so important? International study tours are a great opportunity for learners to combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with studies focusing on the language. Study tours emphasise experiential learning and allow students to explore new territories, cultures and people. By studying abroad students will: Meet new friends from around the world.Gain new perspectives on things they normally wouldn't have.Improve a foreign language and learn a few things they didn't already know.Learn to be more independent.Immerse themselves in a completely different culture. 6 Steps to Design Your Very Own ESL Listening Quiz.

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Professional portfolio. Skills - materials. Resources. Writing. Tablets. Assessment. Bilgi ELT Conference 2015. Aslı Ünlü, ENKA Schools In her presentation, Aslı Ünlü pointed out the fact that the characteristics of our best teachers have an influence on how we teach, how we want to teach, or how we believe we should teach.

Bilgi ELT Conference 2015

Some of our beliefs come from our own language learning experiences. Our work experience, professional learning experience, emotional experience also shape the way we teach. Therefore, it’s to be expected that one teacher’s beliefs on effective teaching is not equal to another teacher’s. By the same token, teachers’ beliefs may not be similar to those of students’, either. What experiences or expectations made you choose teaching as a career?

Are there times you would like to teach differently but are afraid of getting a negative response from your students as it happened once or a couple of times in the past? Ayşegül Liman Kaban, Bahçeşehir University Teacher Tech Tool Box In this session, Ayşegül Liman Kaban introduced several tech tools that she has been using recently.


Creativity. Portfolios. Literature. Coursebooks. Technology. eTwinning. Using video to shift instruction. Conditionals.