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English Grammar - Passive Voice The passive vs the active voice: Use of the passive voice: Passive voice is used when the focus is on the action . It is not important or not known, however, who or what is performing the action. Example: "A letter was written." The focus, here, is on the fact that a letter was written.
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Using archetypes to match learning spaces with physical and digital spaces. | (NOTE: The following is an article that was written for a teaching journal, after a bit of an anxious wait it was rejected – didn’t quite fit in with the focus of the edition. It’s somewhat dated now, but thought some of you might find good in it. Some of it is from older blog posts, sorry for those who’ve been reading my drivel for a while now.) We all know that education is changing rapidly. We’ve all been to conferences where the keynote speaker shows slides depicting how vastly different the world is now to 25 years ago and how vastly different it will be in another 25 years.
In order to put together this list of the 101 best web 2.0 tools for teachers, I spent a month doing research and looked at around 2,000 different tools. It’s not like some of those other 101 lists that waste your time by repeating websites and including irrelevant things. This is legit.
unnamed pearl Page 10 / 36 1. WONDERFUL WEBSITES! Tools for integrating technology in the classroom!
Greetings, list. I had an interesting conversation tonight with a friend who does many hours a week teaching EFL in Second Life. My friend - an excellent teacher and highly competent technically in SL - said that Dogme simply did not work for them. Learners simply are not able or willing to talk - the teacher has to work very hard to get responses out of them. What my friend does is take in newspaper articles, extracts etc. to get them going. And the friend also tried storytelling: "Tell us a story you love." dogme : Message: How to get learners talking
Learning Resources from CBS CNN SF stories used as lessons for adult education and distance learning regardless of classroom setting. ¡Colorín Colorado! Teachers who work with English language learners will find ESL/ESOL/ELL/EFL reading/writing skill-building children’s books, stories, activities, ideas, strategies to help PreK-3 and 4-8 students learn to read. ESL Spelling Quizzes Commonly misspelled words, spelling test, spelling actives. Create Update CREATE presents a series of free, hour-long webcast seminars hosted by CREATE investigators and other prominent researchers in the field. Round Robin Activities Scholastic magazine is now not only a major publisher of children’s books, but also a source of lessons for grades K through 12—yes, high school has finally been added Graphic Organizers, power points, writing activities, advice for parents, and more are all there with the click of a mouse. ELLs and ESL - ELL Teacher Pros