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You've reached a page that used to be about Sparkol Presentations. Sparkol Presentations was discontinued on 9 October 2013. In the meantime we've been working on other powerful communication tools such as Sparkol VideoScribe. VideoScribe enables you to make whiteboard-style animations quickly and with no technical know-how. Take the no-obligation free VideoScribe trial to see why people say things like this about it: "Makes me feel like an artist" – Stacey R What's your story? What's your story?
Technology and Education | Box of Tricks Technology and Education | Box of Tricks 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. PUENTEDURA, R R (2006) Transformation, Technology, and Education. (2006) Available from http://hippasus.com/resources/tte/ Accessed 11/08/2011], a process depicted below: However, in order to assess whether learning socially online can truly have a transformative and positive impact on learning outcomes and curriculum delivery as accurately as possible, it is important to moderate any inherent positivity and open up the field of study to all viewpoints[2.
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. 16 Ways Educators Can Use Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC]

16 Ways Educators Can Use Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 :) CLIL lesson for Science/Geography
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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)

A Model of Learning Objectives

Phonetizer is software for Windows, Mac OS X and the web that easily and quickly adds phonetic British or American English transcription to any English text. The Windows version of Phonetizer also allows you to listen to any English text with the help of the built-in text-to-speech component. Simply select any text you wish spoken and click on the Speak button on the toolbar! If you are an ESL or EFL teacher, you can significantly cut preparation time for your classes and ensure that your students learn to read your assignments correctly. Add phonetic transcription to any English text with Phonetizer

Add phonetic transcription to any English text with Phonetizer

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5 Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) for Educators 5 Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) for Educators Digital Tools Flickr: Editor B Professional development and networking are vital in any field, and that’s especially true for educators.
WEB VP 1 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.
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Free Tools To create and Administer Quizzes

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.
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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.(his blog: Ready for Learning ) The BC Ministry of Education have created an online interactive guide to personalized learning as part of their learning focus. How Technology Could Improve Personalized Learning
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. You can try to learn these words from the lists but to learn to use them correctly you need to study them in context. Word Lists
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.
Some of you may be working in a technology-rich environment where you have interactive whiteboards and students have access to the internet in the classroom, or a computer lab that you can take students to. Some of you may only have a single computer in your classroom or, perhaps, like the majority of schools around the world, you may have no computer access in school at all. Whichever is the case, this series will still have something to offer you and will enable you to offer something more to your students, either in class or through the development of more motivating homework tasks that students can access outside of school. Via Nik Peachey, Shona Whyte Digital classrooms
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