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If you have dyslexia, this website can show your friends what reading is actually like. If you stumbled upon Victor Widell's website, you might think your computer was experiencing some technical difficulties.

If you have dyslexia, this website can show your friends what reading is actually like.

GIF via Widell's website. But you'd be wrong. The letters within each word on the site are scrambled and moving around erratically, and although you might be able to read each sentence if you slow down and focus, it's no walk in the park. Widell designed it that way on purpose. It's a glimpse into what someone who has dyslexia might have to deal with every day. GIF via Widell's website. "A friend who has dyslexia described to me how she experiences reading," Widell writes on his site (excerpt above), which has spread across the Internet in recent days.

Seeing letters "jump around" is a common experience among (the very large number of) people who have dyslexia. Dyslexia occurs when there's a problem in the area of the brain that interprets language, as the National Library of Medicine points out. GIF via Dyslexie Font/Vimeo. Sos. Links: 30 dos 100 melhores contos da literatura universal. Um dos gêneros literários mais cativantes (para muitos leitores, não todos), o conto está presente na obra completa de grandes nomes da literatura, sendo que alguns deles se dedicaram quase que exclusivamente a estas histórias menores – em número de páginas, não na grandiosidade poética ou ficcional.

Links: 30 dos 100 melhores contos da literatura universal

É o caso de Borges, Edgar Alan Poe e Kafka. Machado de Assis também traçou suas linhas, deixando contos que surpreendem até os mais acostumados com sua escrita. National Education Technology Plan. The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The Plan articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible. While acknowledging the continuing need to provide greater equity of access to technology itself, the plan goes further to call upon all involved in American education to ensure equity of access to transformational learning experiences enabled by technology.

The principles and examples provided in this document align to the Activities to Support the Effective Use of Technology (Title IV A) of Every Student Succeeds Act as authorized by Congress in December 2015. In order to keep pace with the changes we are seeing in schools, districts, and states on an almost daily basis, we are updating the NETP more often. Feedback from our stakeholders indicates that the previous five year update cycle was not frequent enough.

New measurements promote efficacy of personalized learning. How do you measure the efficacy of a learning trend if a single concrete definition of the trend doesn’t exist?

New measurements promote efficacy of personalized learning

That’s one challenge out of many faced by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the RAND Corporation in the production of their new report, “Continued Progress,” which analyzes how well personalized learning is working in schools. The report examined 11,000 students subjected to various personalized learning strategies over the course of two years. The overall result? Warmers, fillers & coolers. Warmers Below is a list of warmer/cooler/filler/game activities in no particular order.

Warmers, fillers & coolers

If you have any warmers you'd like to add to the list then please send them to via the Contact page. Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills - Difference and Importance. Hard Skills vs.

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills - Difference and Importance

Soft Skills – What’s the difference and is one more important than the other to your career success? In my recent articles – What are Soft Skills and List of 28 Soft Skills, I offered detailed definitions of soft skills. Here I want to highlight three key differences between hard skills and soft skills and how their importance depends highly on the career you are in. Three Key Differences between Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills List - 28 Skills to Working Smart. I originally published this soft skills list in June 2011.

Soft Skills List - 28 Skills to Working Smart

I am honored to discover that more than 500,000 of you have since read my soft skills list and found it helpful. There are 28 soft skills essential to your career success. I wished I knew about many of these earlier in my career. Classroom Management. More Articles of Interest CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TIPS Differentiated Instruction, Flexibility Make Multi-Age Classes Work Multi-grade classes sound like a lot of work for teachers.

Classroom Management

But by regularly assessing students, differentiating instruction, and using flexible groupings, the experience can be revitalizing for a teacher. Included: Tips for planning lessons in multi-grade classes. Goal Setting Made Easy Teaching students how to set goals is easy with Goal Setting 101, a 3-part article that describes the process, and the Goal Tracker booklet, a student journal for recording goals and focusing on action steps. Learning Theories, Learning Models, Learning Theory Summaries - in Plain English! Why We Should Build Classes Around Mobile Tech. Mobile Learning Page 2 of 2 Why We Should Build Classes Around Mobile Tech The Mobile 3.0 app has built-in tools for photos, audio and video.

Why We Should Build Classes Around Mobile Tech

CT: What is the interactive app you developed for use in your classroom? Yaros: Mobile 3.0 is a free app available for Apple, Droid, Windows and Blackberry platforms. The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom. YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the planet and a vast resource for educational content.

The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom

The site is home to over 10 million videos tagged as educational, many of them submitted by your fellow teachers. A completely free resource this huge and varied has nearly endless potential for the classroom. Here are some ideas and suggestions to get you started. Ways to Use YouTube in the Classroom 1. Many lessons can be enhanced with the right video. Showing videos in the classroom doesn’t have to mean much work for you. 29 Of The Most Creative Business Cards Ever. Advertisement A good business card definitely won’t ensure your success, but it sure can help!

29 Of The Most Creative Business Cards Ever

It can make all the difference in the first impression that you have on someone, or whether or not you leave an impression at all, so here are 30 cleverly-designed business cards that will get you thinking about how you might want to present yourself! Many of us are probably guilty of accepting business cards out of politeness and then just throwing them away or forgetting about them (I know I am). These cards, however, stay with you – psychologically or physically. Some have been cleverly designed to double as useful tools, product samples or funny little toys, while others manage to make a point about the person on the card that will stick more than just a name and an address.

Asking Questions to Improve Learning. When you prepare for class, office hours, and help sessions, compose specific questions that you will ask your students (or that you anticipate they will ask you). Doing so will help you increase student participation and encourage active learning. The strategies below will also help you formulate questions for exams and paper assignments. Active learning extends beyond the classroom. 10 Emerging Education Technologies. Are you or your students wearing your Apple Watches to school, and if so, are you using them as part of your curriculum? What about the use of digital textbooks, adaptive learning, collaboration with other schools or flipped classrooms?

These technologies represent some of the cutting edge tools and trends in education. While some are being implemented now, regular use of others is on the (not to distant) horizon. We’ve scanned the gurus’ lists and found the top technologies that educators need to prepare for in the next one to five years. Untitled. By Ron Bethke, eCampus News Assistant Editor, @eCN_RonBRead more by Ronald Bethke August 18th, 2015 Students identified numerous ways that technology can improve their learning experience: 61 percent of students said that the opportunity for more interactivity, such as homework containing video elements or the ability to exchange instant feedback with professors, would improve learning.

Moreover, 55 percent of students said digital learning and having teachers follow their progress in real-time personalizes their learning experience and would be useful. Finally, 48 percent of students said their learning would be enhanced by technology that helps them collaborate digitally with students from their class or even from other schools. Startlingly, 81 percent of students agreed that over the next 10 years, fewer students will go to college because it is simply too expensive. Learners NOT Students! All of us are learners. Think about it. We were born curious and open to learning or we wouldn't walk or talk. It's just how each of us were made. TEPLS_report-FINAL-051415. ESL Warmers - Page 1. Teacher Trove - Warmers and Fillers. Dramawarmups.pdf.

Ultimate Camp Resource - Camp Games, Camp Songs, Camp Skits. Multiple Intelligences Self Assessment. Multiple Intelligences. Birmingham Grid for Learning - Multiple Intelligences (Secondary) Youthwork Links and Ideas: Activities Groups. If you need help NOW, click for hot line numbers in several countries Dividing Into Smaller Groups Try some of these ideas when you want to add some fun and challenge to the process of dividing into smaller groups. If you want to share your own favorite activities, them to me and I will post them here.

Thanks to many unknown Physical Education teachers who have developed many of these activities. Fun_ways_to_group_students.pdf. 12 Interesting Ways To Start Class Tomorrow. The Precious First Few Minutes Of Class. The Precious First Few Minutes Of Class. Links and Ideas: Activities Groups. Hazards in the Retail Workplace. Hazards in the Retail Workplace This guide was created to help make the legal language of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) easier to understand. We hope the combination of the OSHA standards with photos of hazards will help you spot and eliminate dangerous situations. Safe-T1. The retail industry employs more people than any other industry sector in Australia - about 15% of all jobs. TeachThought - Learn better. Bring Your Lectures into the 21st Century. Articulate - E-Learning Software and Authoring Tools.

Video Solutions for Education. eTV. Who is eTV The Education Television and Video Communications Trust was established in June 2010 by e-cast Ltd as a not-for-profit Trust to manage the continuing development and distribution of the off-air broadcast recordings services previously delivered by e-cast education to Schools, Kura, Polytechnics, Wananga and Universities throughout the country. The Trust has been approved by the Minister of Education to operate as an Education Resource Supplier under the Copyright Act S.48.

Tech Tools by Subject and Skills. Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all. Create Quizzes and Student Responses. Wheel Decide. How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] Shared Activities. Play online, learn online and feed the hungry. Presentation-lesson-plan.pdf. Oral-presentations.pdf. 50 Essential EdTech Tools By Category - Getting Smart by Guest Author - blended learning, EdTech, social learning. “50 Essential EdTech Tools By Category” was first seen on TeachThought. EDpuzzle.

Game-based blended learning & classroom response system. Socrative. Scavenger Hunts: Searching for Treasure on the Internet! Internet scavenger hunts are a way for students to practice problem solving, improve their reading and comprehension skills, and learn how to search the Internet. The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom.

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Silicon Schools Fund and Clayton Christensen Institute. What is Blended Learning? Best practices for blended learning. 5 Skills for Blended-Learning Teachers. Blended Learning in Higher Education: Framework, Principles, and Guidelines - D. Randy Garrison, Norman D. Vaughan. 50 Ways EdTech Benefits Teachers and Students. Chapter 11. Designing Blended Learning Space to the Student Experience. 'Flexible' Classrooms: Blended Learning 2.0? - Education Week. 15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion. Thinking Skills. 5 Great Videos for Clarity on Blended Learning and its Power. Technology won’t fix America’s neediest schools. It makes bad education worse. Daphne Koller: Online ed won't replace the traditional model.

Effective-Assessment-Examples. 10-Examples-of-Question-Improvements.pdf. Evaluating Technology Use in the Classroom. Nearpod: Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices. Creating Successful Blended-Learning Classrooms - Education Week Teacher. Types of Plagiarism — - Best Practices for Ensuring Originality in Written Work. Sugata Mitra: Kids can teach themselves. The Teacher Scream. Teacher's inspiration. Writing. Grovo_Microlearning_Whitepaper_Final. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking. Critical Thinking Lesson Plans.