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Language Learning Showdown: Rosetta Stone vs. Duolingo. Log In. Photo In-laws may be universally intimidating, but in some cultures, the deference paid them rises to a whole new level, at least linguistically.

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A geographically widespread practice known as avoidance speech, or “mother-in-law languages,” imposes strict rules on how one speaks — or doesn’t — to the parents of a spouse, with daughters-in-law typically bearing the brunt of such limits. In parts of Africa, Australia and , some societies restrict the words a person can say after marriage. On Flipboard. Secret Teacher: brilliant eccentrics are a dying breed in education. As I look around the staffroom I am struck by the fact that, among the piles of exercise books and unwashed coffee cups, there is an endangered species, dwindling to the point of extinction.

Secret Teacher: brilliant eccentrics are a dying breed in education

I’m not talking about the semi-corporate teachers who look like they’d be more at home in a boardroom than a classroom – they are flourishing. The threatened group I speak of is that most British breed: the eccentric. Everyone, surely, can look back to their school days and think of at least one teacher who would fall into this category. For me, chief among them is the maths teacher who was so detached from the world that she had never heard of Madonna, but had a passion for her subject that inspired the whole class and made double maths pass in the blink of an eye. I know schools and educational philosophies have changed since my time on the other side of the desk.

STEM Education Promotes Critical Thinking and Creativity: A Response to Fareed Zakaria. 7 Best Language Learning Apps and Websites. Hola, ahn young, bonjour!

7 Best Language Learning Apps and Websites

With so many languages out there to learn, it’s hard to know where to even get started! While no one knows exactly how many languages exist, there are several thousands of them (a portion of the Bible had been translated into 2,508 different languages). Just like our own ancestry, most languages belong into different families. Indo-European is the origin of most languages that we speak today, including Spanish, English, and Russian. If you have the urge to learn a new language this year, then you’ve come to the right place.

Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You're Too Busy. How come most people never reach fluency in a foreign language?

Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You're Too Busy

It turns out there are two main reasons: using the wrong method, and lack of time. In hindsight, we can attribute these two factors to just about anything we want to learn, do, and achieve. Luckily, when it comes to learning a new language, there are time-saving websites we can use to learn a foreign language even if you’re busy. 1. Why Learning Intentions Don't Necessarily Work. Archetype Examples. An archetype is an ideal example or model after which other things are patterned.

Archetype Examples

It is what is considered a typical example of a thing or person. In literature, there are situation archetypes, setting archetypes, symbolic archetypes and character archetypes. A Wonderful App for Students to Showcase Their Learning. August 21, 2015 30hands is an excellent app to use with students in class.

A Wonderful App for Students to Showcase Their Learning

You can use it for a wide variety of purposes from creating demos and tutorials to crafting visually appealing presentations and videos. Students can use it to create multimedia productions showcasing their learning in the form of a slideshow with audio narration, or through an audio-enhanced image portfolios to mention but a few examples. Given its intuitive interface and simple layout, 30hands can be used with different age groups. A Collection of Some of The Best Chromebook Apps for Teachers.

August, 2015 One the occasion of the start of a new school year, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is working on a series of posts aiming at providing teachers with a variety of educational resources specifically curated for teachers keen on effectively integrating technology in their instruction.

A Collection of Some of The Best Chromebook Apps for Teachers

In this context and after we have covered some of the best educational Chrome apps, we are sharing with you today some excellent Chromebook apps to use with your students in class. Enjoy. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about. March 23, 2015 Over the last weekend, we spent sometime curating what we think are some of the best Chrome apps and extensions for teachers and students.Our selection is based on the reviews we have been posting here over the last couple of years and is also based on criteria such as popularity of the apps, its ratings...etc.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about

5 Great Educational Resources for Modern Classrooms. In the digital age, many innovative organizations have branched off into educational initiatives, and their timing couldn’t be better.

5 Great Educational Resources for Modern Classrooms

Recognizing the need for visual literacy, digital citizenship practices, and guided ed-tech implementation, many of these organizations strive to offer our students and teachers versatile tools and the most rewarding experiences possible with them. Such educational resources are designed to appeal to both the teachers and students of modern digital classrooms. They make terrific use of design tools, social media applications, and a healthy dose of the tech our students love to work and connect with. The following 5 educational resources in this article represent exactly the types of learning environments that are meant for today’s students. Canva Educational On March 24 2015, the web-based design startup Canva announced the launch of its new visual communication support program for teachers called Canva Educational. iPad in Education Skype in the Classroom.


60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom. 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom by TeachThought Staff Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. R U Engaging Your Students? Strategies and Tools for the Texting Generation. Professional Development Tools Created by Teachers for Teachers. 52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015. 52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 by TeachThought Staff This post was sponsored by CK-12, a non-profit foundation that creates and aggregates high quality curated STEM content. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers. March 20, 2015 Here are some very useful educational web tools we have curated over the last few weeks.

These are EdTech tools we came across through posts from other edubloggers. As is the case with previous posts in New EdTech Web Tools for Teachers, we only feature the recent trending tools which we think would be a valued addition to teachers technology toolkit. Check out the ones we have for you today and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list: 1- iClicker iClicker is a powerful formative assessment tool and intuitive student response system that allows for dynamic student-teacher interaction. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Insights- A New Educational Tool for Creating Paperless Interactive Lessons.

June 25, 2015 The popular educational app TinyTap has recently released a new tool called Insights. This is basically a data management tool to help teachers access real-time analytics on data related to classroom teaching such as which lessons students completed, how they scored on them and how they are improving. Insights is designed to help you engage your students, improve grades, and save valuable time. Looking for new ideas for how to set up student classroom desks? You have come to the right place! Technology & learning.