Sparkol Presentations was discontinued on 9 October 2013. In the meantime we've been working on other powerful communication tools such as Sparkol VideoScribe. Technology and Education. Posted by José Picardo on December 31, 2011 In my role as teacher of languages, I have sought to study and understand how the social aspect of Web 2.0 can be harnessed to strengthen the teaching and learning of MFL.
Most interesting to me was the transformative potential of blogs, Web 2.0 applications and social networks, not only to enhance existing practice, but also to create new technology-based tasks which would have been previously inconceivable[1. 16 Ways Educators Can Use Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] Teachers are known for their organizational skills, so chances are they'll love Pinterest's intuitive and logical design. The social network's user experience has helped it earn a top spot among today's most popular social networks. Therefore, we predict that teachers will give it a gold star, too. Our friends at OnlineUniversities.com have put together the following infographic, which details how teachers can use Pinterest to organize lesson plans, distribute curricula, collaborate with other faculty, and even encourage student participation.
CLIL lesson for Science/Geography. This lesson plan is another "present" by Dr Diana Hicks. Brilliant course and brilliant teacher indeed. So, once again, thank you Mrs Hicks and thank you Comenius :) I was planning to try this activity in one of my History courses, as it can be adapted to suit different subjects. CLIL Projects and Materials (ready to be used) / Actividades y materiales CLIL - listos para usar / A Model of Learning Objectives. A statement of a learning objective contains a verb (an action) and an object (usually a noun).
The verb generally refers to [actions associated with] the intended cognitive process. The object generally describes the knowledge students are expected to acquire or construct. (Anderson and Krathwohl, 2001, pp. 4–5) The cognitive process dimension represents a continuum of increasing cognitive complexity—from remember to create. Anderson and Krathwohl identify 19 specific cognitive processes that further clarify the bounds of the six categories (Table 1).
(Table 1 adapted from Anderson and Krathwohl, 2001, pp. 67–68.) Add phonetic transcription to any English text with Phonetizer. Weconnect [licensed for non-commercial use only] / PLN. 5 Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) for Educators. WEB VP 1. Title (for report): Enter your text here. This program will then tell you how many word types the text contains from the following four frequency levels: (1) the list of the most frequent 1000 word families, (2) the list of the second 1000 word families, (3) the Academic Word List, and (4) the words that do not appear in any of the preceding lists.
Free Tools To create and Administer Quizzes. Gone are the days when teachers would spend hours creating a single quiz.
Technology has now facilitated the task making it very easy to generate quizzes very quickly and in different forms.The following are some of the best free tools available online that can help teachers create quizzes. Just remember that no software would ever replace the human brain. The teacher might use these tools but it is he who knows what his/her students have been studying, their performance level and expectations. Use these tools as you see fit. 1- Yacapaca Yacapaca is a great web tool for educators. 2- Hot Potatoes Hot Potatoes is another awesome tool that allows teachers to create interactive quizzes. 3- Web Quest It is basically a Web-based software for creating WebQuests in a short time without the need for any HTML Coding. 4- Quiz Me Online.
Personalized Learning 30-31. Personalized Learning 14-15. The ‘little book of ICT ideas’ How Technology Could Improve Personalized Learning. Digital Learning should be Personalized Learning is the post organizing key findings and resources about leveraging digital learning to fulfill personalized learning. In this post are more valuable insights, analysis and experience sharing about learner-centered learning. Don’t forget to check out more resources curated by Kathleen McClaskey : Personalized Learning . “Personalized learning, to me, is the process of contouring learning to the individuals that you’re dealing with, recognizing that we all have different strengths and weaknesses, different interests [and] different ways of learning.” “ … personalized learning is finding the best ways to engage with people with different interests, passions and ways of thinking.” ) - Quote from Paul Lorette , the principal of Brackendale Elementary School in Squamish, British Columbia.
Word Lists. The Academic Word List Useful academic vocabulary is contained in the Academic Word List, which is divided into 10 sublists in order of frequency, ie Sublist 1 has the most frequent academic words.
117078_Teaching_Geography_through_English_-_a_CLIL_Approach.pdf (Oggetto application/pdf) How to Teach Math to English Language Learners. Teachers across the country have increasing numbers of English language learners (ELLs) in their classrooms. As a result, teachers need strategies that will help them reach all of their students and ensure that students learn what they need to know. Many lessons in existing curricula are designed for native speakers of English and do not support second language acquisition. This is particularly true for math instruction. Digital classrooms. Robin Yu.