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8 Good YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. March 11, 2015 Popular Culture has this wonderful list featuring a wide collection of some useful YouTube channels that you could probably recommend for your students.

8 Good YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The channels suggested in this list cover various content areas and are arranged into two main categories: general and university collection. Below are some of the channels that stood out to us from the general category. These are channels that provide inspiring videos on different intellectual subjects. What’s the Difference Between “Doing Projects” and “Project Based Learning”? Edtech: Mastering the device vs mastering the pedagogy. 21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation. 21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation.

21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation

Blue.png (PNG Image, 499 × 611 pixels) How Personalized Learning Can Benefit Students Infographic - e-Learning Infographics. Student Infographics Teacher Infographics The How Personalized Learning Can Benefit Students Infographic shows how the personalized learning model boosts engagement, achievement, and helps both students and teachers optimize their educational efforts for greater success.

How Personalized Learning Can Benefit Students Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

TED TALKS, FREE WORKSHEET TO USE WITH ANY TED TALK, PUBLIC SPEAKING, GRADES 6-12. TED Talks offer a variety of educational opportunities for our students, from serving as virtual guest lectures on specialized topics to showcasing dynamic models of public speaking.

TED TALKS, FREE WORKSHEET TO USE WITH ANY TED TALK, PUBLIC SPEAKING, GRADES 6-12

This worksheet was designed to give students a concrete task to guide their viewing of ANY TED Talk. You could show a TED Talk in class and have students complete the worksheet. You could use this as a homework assignment, where students watch an assigned video at home and complete the worksheet. Or you could take your whole class to the computer lab, have students plug in their earbuds, and complete the worksheet on any TED Talk of their choosing. Visit www.ted.com (or search TED Talks on Youtube) to bring a world of experts into your classroom. Want more dynamic lesson materials designed to engage teen eyes and brains? Bringing A Sandbox Approach To Your Classroom - Bringing A Sandbox Approach To Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff The sandbox is a place of creativity, cognitive “ease,” and social interaction.

Bringing A Sandbox Approach To Your Classroom -

There may be some room for this type of thinking in a classroom, yes? Syvlia Duckworth’s drawings are becoming a favorite of ours, due to her playful approach to illustration, and the variety of ideas she covers in the drawings. She recently illustrated some of our content —12 Rules of Great Teaching and the Characteristics Of Effective Technology Users In The Classroom. How to Motivate Students to Work Harder. Over the past five years, more than $200 million has gone toward launching the new Common Core standards, with the goal of closing achievement gaps in public schools.

How to Motivate Students to Work Harder

But for all their meticulous detail about math and language curricula, the standards fail to address one important factor: the psychological barriers that stand between many students and deeper learning. Unless students are motivated to take on the new standards, and persuaded that they’re up to the challenge, the Common Core could have the unintended effect of leaving many students even further behind. Researchers like Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck—best known for her 2006 book Mindset—have been gathering insights into student motivation for three decades. Written Text or Audiotext in the ClassroomThe Educator’s Room.

I am passing out Brave New World to the 10th graders.

Written Text or Audiotext in the ClassroomThe Educator’s Room

“Is there an audiobook for this?” A student asks. How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom. When we talk about using cell phones in class, we’re not just talking about using cell phones in class.

How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom

The idea of mobile learning touches on just about every subject that any technology addresses: social media, digital citizenship, content-knowledge versus skill-building, Internet filtering and safety laws, teaching techniques, bring-your-own-device policies, school budgets. At its core, the issues associated with mobile learning get to the very fundamentals of what happens in class everyday. At their best, cell phones and mobile devices seamlessly facilitate what students and teachers already do in thriving, inspiring classrooms. Education on Air: Keynote. 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class. One day, in front 36 riotous sophomores, I clutched my chest and dropped to my knees like Sergeant Elias at the end of Platoon.

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

TECv15n4-11Winter. TECv15n4-11Winter. Nnestevo2011 [licensed for non-commercial use only] / FrontPage. (logo insert here) Abstract NNEST-EVO 2011 is a sequel to the NNEST-EVO 2009 session.

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In the 2009 session we looked at past research and issues facing teachers who are non-native English speakers; experts were invited to speak, discuss, and share their research work and studies. Kathryn Lukey-Coutsocostas. HAVE YOU just landed on foreign shores? Perhaps joining the burgeoning ranks of native-language tutors? Monolingual nationals – especially from Britain, Australasia and North America – are always in demand for lessons. But keep in mind that native English-speaking teachers, or NESTs, provoke comparisons with the local non-native English-speaking teachers, or Non-NEST, and usually not favourably for the latter.

RPLTL - Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning. MOOCs from Great Universities (Many With Certificates) Advertisement Discover Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from great universities. Most offer “certificates” or “statements of completion,” though typically not university credit. A “$” indicates that the course is free, but the credential costs money. (See the key below to understand the credentials offered by each course, and see our MOOC FAQ if you have general questions.) Courses are arranged by start date, while evergreen courses, which can begin whenever you wish, are found at the bottom. Sounds: The Pronunciation App. Phonetics: The sounds of American English. Adrian Underhill on Successful Pronunciation 1 (Macmillan).flv. Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών elearning - Εξ Αποστάσεως Προγράμματα Εκπαίδευσης.

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