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Next week, I'll be facilitating a short one-hour workshop on a topic that is deceptively simple on a computer, but can be complex on an iPad--how to get student work off an iPad in a place where the teacher can get to it in ONE place. This short blog entry tries to offer some solutions. Let me know what you think, ok?

7 Ways to Collect Student Work in an #iPad Classroom #staar

7 Ways to Collect Student Work in an #iPad Classroom #staar
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I am working on a series of blog posts for the summer called Five for Friday. Sorry this one is a little late. In addition to the digital ways that I assess oral work, I have several informal ways of checking my students’ speaking skills. I don’t want to stifle emerging communicative skills by taking off points for mistakes, so most of these checks are based on effort rather than accuracy. More Spanish More Spanish
More than six ways of using technology in language teaching More than six ways of using technology in language teaching This week, the discussion question over on the iTDi blog is I’ll be honest … I sort of expected that all of the posts (except for my own) would gush about the wonders of technology in teaching. I know that’s a dreadful generalization, but almost all of this week’s authors are digital natives, and quite tech savvy. This generalization sounds worse and worse, doesn’t it, especially when I that the whole digital native and immigrant distinction is rarely worth the space used to describe it. But sometimes, in online networks, saying anything cautionary about using technology in teaching seens about as popular as saying anything favorable about coursebooks
Portfolios

9 Places to Find Creative Commons & Public Domain Images When students create multimedia projects they might be tempted to simply do a Google Images search and use the first images they see. But as educators we have a responsibility to teach students to respect copyright holders' rights. One of the ways that we can do that is to teach students to use Creative Commons and Public Domain images. Morgue File provides free photos with license to remix. 9 Places to Find Creative Commons & Public Domain Images
Ten Tips for Engaging Underperforming Students Guided by research, educators at Cochrane Collegiate have homed in on ten top teaching methods, and teachers receive weekly PD to help them implement the practices. Watch the video. Teachers keep students on their toes by moving them to different parts of the room during lessons (left). Graphic organizers (right) are another technique used at Cochrane to help students learn new information. Credit: Zachary Fink Ten Tips for Engaging Underperforming Students
Flashcards

Flashcard Search

Find flashcards from the best flashcard sites. Today there are many websites that allow users to create flashcards and share them with others. The purpose of the FlashCardFlash site is to help students find flashcards on any of these sites by entering a single query. Simply enter a word or phrase that you are trying to find and matches from any of the above flashcard sites will be listed. Flashcard Search
100+ Funny Photos Taken At Unusual Angle [Humor] They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes this ain’t exactly right. Distance overlapping, positions, and timing can sometimes create a brand new perspective of a photo. This weekend, we want to show you 100+ Funny Photos Taken At Unusual Angle, a compilation of photos taken at the exact right timing and angle, thus creating a humor side of the story; intentionally or unintentionally. 100+ Funny Photos Taken At Unusual Angle [Humor]
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QR-Code Generator

QR-Code Generator Choose Coupon Type step 1 of 2Online Coupon (for your web shop)step 2 of 2In Store Coupon step 2 of 2 Sign Up & Continue * Please select prefered coupon type ! Create an onlinestore coupon and we'll provide you with a QR Code that links to it

Wordle Word Clouds

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. Wordle Word Clouds