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What qualities make Professor Dumbledore a great teacher? In a British Council poll, Professor Dumbledore has been voted the UK's favourite fictional teacher. Harry Potter fan and former English language assistant Kristen McNicoll explains why. Who is Professor Dumbledore? To give him his full name, Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is best known for being headmaster of Hogwarts – the magical school of witchcraft and wizardry created by author J.K. Rowling in her famed Harry Potter series of children's books. At first glance, Dumbledore seems every bit your typical wizard. But what is arguably much more out of this world is his incredible wisdom, and honourable outlook on life.

Why do readers like him so much? We never really see Dumbledore teaching in a classroom, at least not while Harry Potter is at Hogwarts. How are these qualities manifested in the classroom? Thinking back to my own school days, the teachers who had the greatest influence upon me share some qualities with Professor Dumbledore. The third quality is compassion. Random Emoji Generator. A Boy Called Bat Hyperdoc Teacher Guide. Reading Response Choice Board - Google Drawings. Three Ways to Create Online Reading Logs and Progress Trackers. Multilingualism as a resource in the foreign language classroom. English language classrooms outside of English-speaking countries are becoming increasingly multilingual. Sadly, many language teachers may be unsure of how to best cater to these more mixed groups of learners.

In this article, Veera Illman and Paivi Pietila report on a study they conducted in Finland. Their findings highlight experiences of multilingualism in ELT classrooms, and strategies for utilizing linguistic and cultural diversity to benefit language learning. Illman, V. & P. Pietilä, (2018), ‘Multilingualism as a resource in the foreign language classroom’, ELT Journal, 72.3, pp. 237–248. Background Students learning English in a country where neither their L1 nor English is the dominant language are ‘multilingual’ as they have a certain degree of proficiency in at least two languages. The literature review highlights that viewing monolingual learners as the norm can lead to the implementation of teaching strategies that are less helpful to bilingual/multilingual learners.

Green Screen Workshop Lessons | Smore Newsletters for Education. Video: “A bilingual brain solves problems faster” | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... Design Your Own Digital Choice Board. This week I had the pleasure of training a group of elementary teachers on blended learning strategies. As a group, they wanted to focus on: DifferentiationStudent choiceAssessment One of the strategies we discussed with the potential to weave these three areas of focus together is a choice board. There are several different approaches to designing a choice board, but the goal is to allow students an opportunity to select the activities they will complete to practice a skill or demonstrate understanding.

The example above is a digital choice board I created using a Google Document. I encourage teachers to create their choice boards online, so they can embed images and hyperlink to additional resources or online tools. Organizing a Choice Board The classic 9 square model is ideal for a tic-tac-toe approach to a choice board that requires students complete any three activities in a row across the board. Below is a template for a digital choice board using Google Documents. The 2018-19 Practical Ed Tech Handbook. Home - Clil. What are we learning today? CLIL in the Kindergarten classroom - Oxford University Press. Margaret Whitfield, co-author of the new Kindergarten series, Show and Tell, offers some practical tips on making the most of CLIL in the Kindergarten classroom.

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) has been a buzzword in English language education for a number of years now, and is an established part of many programs. Its supporters claim that combining subject learning (e.g. science or music) with language learning can increase student motivation and improve understanding. However, they’re often talking about older children who have some existing knowledge of English and the subject – can we bring CLIL into a Kindergarten classroom with equal benefits? Well, the good news is that we don’t have to. CLIL is already there! In Kindergarten, children are being exposed to new concepts and content all the time, from number work to songs to mixing colored paints and beyond.

Let’s pretend Pretending is a fundamental part of children’s play at this age. Social science Language arts. Decentring ELT – What Could It Involve (for Teacher Associations)? – Richard Smith ELT. This blog-post is a provisional response to requests for further information about the recently launched Hornby Trust ‘Decentring ELT’ initiative. It is intended primarily to help publicise the initiative at this stage among Teacher Associations (TAs), in connection with this year’s call for proposals for Hornby – IATEFL Associates Project Awards (deadline: September 10th). The views represented (and examples favoured) below are my own and not necessarily those of all involved in the initiative. However, it is likely that an agreed, revised version will be placed on the Hornby Trust website later in the year. It is generally recognised these days, in theory at least, that ELT approaches and materials developed originally for learners in the UK, USA, etc. are not necessarily appropriate outside these contexts.

The ‘Decentring ELT’ initiative launched earlier this year by the A.S. Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think. Cognitive scientist Daniel T. Willingham said that digital devices aren’t changing the way kids read in terms of actual cognitive processes—putting together letters to make words, and words to make sentences. In fact, Willingham is quick to point out that in terms of “raw words,” kids are reading more now than they were a decade ago (thanks mostly to text messaging).

But he does believe, as he writes in his book, The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads, that kids’ reading habits are changing. And it’s reasonable to guess that digital technology, in all its three-second-video and Snapchat glory, is changing those habits. In the chapter “Reading After the Digital Revolution,” Willingham, who has four children of his own, takes a measured approach toward screen reading. “Digital reading is good in some ways, and bad in others,” he said: in other words, it’s complicated. “Probably not,” he said. Watermelon for dessert instead of chocolate.

Cultures of Thinking: Ron Ritchhart – Professional Learning International. Quandary Review for Teachers. Because it's a branching narrative, students can replay the same scenario in Quandary, but choose differently to achieve different outcomes. For teachers, this can be a conversation starter. You might want to have students play alone or in pairs, running through the game twice. After each session, facilitate group discussion. Why did you choose the solution you did? Does the game accurately reflect real choices that leaders make? What elements might the game leave out? The game is interesting, well-thought-out, well-organized, and quite engaging. Continue readingShow less. 2018 Learning Technologist of the Year Awards. IATEFL CPD. Home. Enough With the Screen Time Scare! How to Be Sensible About Children’s Device Use.

The Key to 21st Century Classrooms Isn't Tech. It's Evolved Teaching. Teachers Deserve Good Teachers Too. – Serendipity in Education. I can barely sleep the night before any time I get with my school staff. The minutes we have together are so few and so precious, and I want them to be meaningful, inspiring, enjoyable, and have a direct positive impact on our students. As a school leader, I feel incredible pressure to make the time what our teachers deserve, because that, in turn, is what our students deserve.

A few years ago we did away with Staff Meetings and replaced them with Staff Collaboration Time. It is not just a simple switch of the name, it is a change in mindset. We don’t meet unless it requires collaboration. If it doesn’t require collaboration, it is delivered via email, through a short video, or even through a staff podcast. It goes without saying that professional learning needs to be meaningful and aligned to both personal and school-wide goals. Professional learning needs to incorporate new learning or new understanding. Teachers deserve good teachers too. Like this: Like Loading... MLTAQ 2018.pdf. ¿Criar con tecnologías?

Desde muy temprana edad, niños y niñas se exponen a las tecnologías digitales. Incluso desde la panza de la mamá, podemos ver ecografías en las redes sociales. Pero… ¿cuándo conviene ofrecerles celulares, tabletas o computadoras para que interactúen con el dispositivo? ¿Pueden vincularse solos? ¿Cuál es el rol del adulto? ¿Qué tipo de aplicaciones conviene utilizar? Las dudas sobre el vínculo entre primera infancia y tecnologías son muchas. Valeria recomendó no ofrecer dispositivos tecnológicos digitales para que los bebés interactúen con ellos antes de los 18 meses. Ya en la etapa de la primera infancia (a partir del año y medio, hasta los tres o cuatro años), comentó que lo más importante es aprender procesos y que por eso sería bueno ofrecerles otras actividades con tecnologías más allá de ver videos. ¿Querés saber más? Foto: courosa Power User vía photopin (licencia) Katherine Bilsborough - Writing Good Quality Primary Materials (Primary) 2Ts in a Pod: InnovateELT podcast | ELTjam.

Kieran Donaghy - Using Short Films and Other Media to Promote Values in Secondary ELT (Secondary) Why Every Kindergarten and First-Grade School Day Should Begin with Inquiry and Imaginative Play. “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” -Fred Rogers I recently attended an opening reception for world-renown artist Simon Dinnerstein’s exhibit The Lasting World: Simon Dinnerstein and the Fulbright Triptych.

While I stood surrounded by a phenomenal collection of his art, I was inspired by the emotion each piece evoked, feeling grateful that I was privy to the background stories of various pieces in the exhibit. One of my favorite paintings, called Night, captures a room full of young children with paper bag masks, each interacting with their mask in different ways. The same evening, I also had the privilege of meeting one of my mentors, Renée Dinnerstein, a leader in early childhood education and inquiry-based, guided play. Now researchers say that mistake leads up into a three-pronged, perfect-storm of problems:

Supporting Children’s Identities as Designers and Makers Through Inquiry – ICS Early Years Center. Supporting children’s identities as DESIGNERS and MAKERS through inquiry Transdisciplinary Theme How We Organize Ourselves An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment. Central Idea: Products can be created and developed by following a process. Lines of Inquiry Form: Products are derived from a variety of sources. Causation: Products go through a process of creation. Responsibility: Products can be used, reused and repurposed responsibly. A Trip to a Design Museum as an Initial Provocation A unique exhibit, ‘The Design Process’ at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich, Switzerland, was a perfect initial provocation for this inquiry.

Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland “We were listening to the little TVs. Re-proposing Environments. 9 Social Media Trends to Pay Attention to In 2018. How To Use Technology To Support ELLs In Primary Classroom. One of the most challenging aspects for educators of English language learners (ELLs) is accurately assessing language development over time — oral language, in particular. Due to the conversational nature of language, it can be incredibly difficult to assess oral language while simultaneously engaging in conversation, not to mention recording the data as you go. While the speaking and listening domains can be the hardest to objectively assess over time, reading and writing shouldn’t be overlooked. ELL educators are always looking through two lenses — content knowledge and English language development (ELD). A few savvy strategies coupled with technology integration can enhance not only English language learning within the four domains (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) of ELD, but your assessment of language development over time as well.

The In-Flipped Classroom When you’re facing the teacher time crunch, the in-flipped classroom can be your best friend. Guided Reading. So you need questions answered about space. Emily Lakdawalla • June 1, 2018 Hi! If you're reading this, you might be a student working on a school project about space. This is a great place to start. I’m a space expert -- at least, I’m an expert on robots exploring planets in our solar system. And I love to answer questions that are within my expertise. (Even if you're not working on a school project, but you do have a space question you can't find an answer to through the links below, please ask me and maybe I'll write a blog post about it. Do try Google first, though, I beg you.) You probably already know that there is a lot of bad information on the Internet. Your teachers may or may not like Wikipedia, but I'll tell you a secret: I'm a professional and I use Wikipedia a lot.

Interviewing an expert You might notice that my list doesn’t include emailing an expert to ask them questions. If your teacher insists you need to talk to an actual living scientist for a school project, please share a link to this page with them. Dear Ms. Big data, trust and the future of language assessment | ELTjam. Schools-need-to-react-quickly-education-expert-urges-smartphone-ban-20180525-p4zhm4. Reflecting on Maker Experiences with Reflection Cards. User Generated Education Education as it should be – passion-based. Reflecting on Maker Experiences with Reflection Cards with one comment I’ve discussed the importance of reflection in my Framework for Maker Education; and specifically discussed reflecting on the maker experiences in several of my blog posts: One of my friends and colleagues, Lucie DdeLaBruere, interviewed me and recently blogged about my thoughts and strategies for reflecting on the maker experience in Create Make Learn: March 5 – Reflection as part of Maker Centered Learning One of the tools I use to facilitate the reflective process is a board game – see below.

Some of the things that I believe makes this game successful are: Because of the success of the game, I was motivated to create a similar tool for maker reflections. Share this: Like this: Assessing Maker Education ProjectsIn "Education" Written by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. Cancel. Visuals to support L2 learning | World of Better Learning. Published 25 May 2018 Teacher Trainer, Jade Blue, discusses how visuals can be used as tools to facilitate language learning and the variety of methods available for teaching L2 learners. What are visuals? The term ‘visual’ is connected with seeing or sight. ‘Visualisation’ is the process of using one’s imagination to picture something in one’s mind, whereas ‘visual’ usually refers to an actual picture or image, on paper, canvas or screen, for example.

But as well as a photographs and paintings, visuals include cartoons or comics, maps, pieces of film, charts, diagrams, tables, and so on. How can visuals support learning? In terms of L2 learning, visual material can be used in a variety of different ways and with a range of different aims. When we look at an image, we engage the mind in a different way, we understand something different from that which we understand through words alone. Learner Generated Visuals The act of drawing differs from merely looking at someone else’s image. Updated: 17 Ways to Incorporate #FlipGridFever in Your Classroom. 8 Free Mind Map Tools & How to Best Use Them. What is a backchannel? Replacements for Today’s Meet. Brighton 2018 – GISIG related Talks and Workshops | Global Issues SIG.

Blog - Top 10 ESL Websites Worth Trying in 2018 - Top 10 ESL Websites Worth Trying in 2018. GIUWp. Journeys of reflective practice web 28 feb 0. Antoni GR Libro Smart CitiZens. Conferences & Presentations. Engage your classroom. Estudio sobre la inclusion de las tic ft oei online. Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning. What Do Principals Need to Know About ELs? ¿A qué edad se les debe dar a los niños su primer teléfono móvil? Materiales didácticos. The NEW Periodic Table of iOS Apps for AR and VR. Instructional Practice Guide: Academic Word Finder. Programme - InnovateELT 2018. Programme - InnovateELT 2018. The Coolest Thing I Saw at BETT Today!

Patriotic Lip Sync. Tomo_1_atlas. Featured Infographic: Can I Use that Picture? The Terms, Laws, and Ethics for Using Copyrighted Images. La incorporación y uso de las TIC en la Educación Infantil. 30510_bc_explore_actions_handbook_print_v4. Wonderbly. Magic Carpet Ride. What should we talk about? The authenticity of textbook topics | ELT Journal. Teaching EAL learners in Maths.

France Moves To Ban Students From Using Cellphones In Schools. Our Students Need to Be Curators – The Synapse. Ceibal Foundation Booklet 2015 - 2017 | Fundación Ceibal. Challenges in ELT: Teaching online. La infancia en un mundo digital | ProFuturo | Comprometidos con la educación. Misitio. LinkedIn. Gadfly on the Wall Blog: My Students Are Addicted to Screens. The Tech Edvocate’s List of 31 Grammar & Writing Apps, Tools & Resources. Facebook. Los estilos de aprendizaje y el Ciclo de Kolb de la planificación de tareas. What are the 6Cs and why are they important? Digital Citizenship Week 2017 | Common Sense Education. Using apps in the primary classroom. ¿Cuáles son los consumos culturales digitales en los inicios de la formación docente? The Press Release. Using Augmented Reality to Learn Nouns and Verbs. 5 Schools that Are Making the Most of AR & VR. SmashboardEdu. Dolch Sight Words. Planning to Create Green Screen Videos? Check Out These Tools. Digital Citizenship Vs Digital Leadership.

Tecnologías para la transformación de la educación – Fundación Santillana. Teaching and Training with New Technologies – Part 1. Tecnología y Didáctica, ¿qué representan para los estudiantes y docentes noveles? | PENT FLACSO. 160 DT EDU El lugar del curriculum en el mapa de la educacion de la primera infancia OK. Modelos de integración de tecnologías en la gestión del aprendizaje. Writing Sparks. Classroom Management Apps and Websites | Common Sense Education. Si eras fan de los libros 'elige tu propia aventura', no te puedes perder estos juegos.

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