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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models. Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers by Terry Heick and TeachThought Staff Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models

Audience: K-12 & higher ed educators, researchers, institutions, and organizations globally. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. This page was created and is updated by Terry Heick and TeachThought Staff, who you can contact directly with suggestions for terms, improved citations, corrections, or additions to the index. Revisions: Persistently updated. EFL Magazine - The Magazine for English Teachers. English Teaching Forum. IATEFL 2015: The Why and How of Self-Publishing – Johanna Stirling. And time for another talk on the topic of materials development!

IATEFL 2015: The Why and How of Self-Publishing – Johanna Stirling

Johanna is going to talk about the nuts and bolts of self-publishing. It’s really the why, what and how, but it just didn’t fit! We are looking specifically at print books. We’re going to look at why you might want to self-publish to start with and Johanna starts by telling us about the experience of holding her published book for the first time! Johanna’s baby! She used print-on-demand, which means she did almost everything herself except for the cover (an ex-student graphic designer did that!).

Why did she self-publish? She had complete autonomy – no compromises had to be made. Why did other people self-publish? Nicky Hockly traditional publisher wouldn’t take it because the audience would be too smallwanted the speed of getting the book out which isn’t possible with a publishershe feels much more sense of ownership with this one than ones she has traditionally published. Jamie Keddie Rod Bolitho you don’t know what to do. Life as an Online Tutor. When I first became a teacher of English as a second language, I explored various sources of supplementary income from tutoring to translation.

Life as an Online Tutor

I tried online essay correction but found the pay was really poor. Then I discovered live webcam tutoring. I was excited by the possibility of holding face-to-face conversations with people on the other side of the world. I welcomed the opportunity to broaden my teaching horizons and gain virtual overseas teaching experience. At the same time I could enable English language learners to practice English conversations in a friendly, relaxed environment. Equipment All you need to set up as an on line teacher is have a fast, reliable internet connection, a free video chat application such as Skype, a webcam and a computer headset. Logitech HD Webcam C310 Amazon Price: $49.99 $27.49 Buy Now(price as of Apr 2, 2015) Although it is possible to use the built in camera in your laptop or smartphone, the video quality may be quite poor.

Internet TESL Journal (For ESL/EFL Teachers) The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher — The Atlantic. Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from "content expert" to "curriculum facilitator.

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher — The Atlantic

" Instead, I describe what I think the public-school classroom will look like in 20 years, with a large, fantastic computer screen at the front, streaming one of the nation’s most engaging, informative lessons available on a particular topic. The "virtual class" will be introduced, guided, and curated by one of the country’s best teachers (a.k.a. a "super-teacher"), and it will include professionally produced footage of current events, relevant excerpts from powerful TedTalks, interactive games students can play against other students nationwide, and a formal assessment that the computer will immediately score and record.

"So if you want to be a teacher," I tell the college student, "you better be a super-teacher. " I started reflecting. Well then. Teacher Training Videos - Free online technology and ict tutorials for use in education. Apps for Teaching and Learning. This course is based on the units on apps from our larger course, Teaching with Technology 2.

Apps for Teaching and Learning

Learn practical ways to use apps in your language teaching. Understand the advantages and challenges of different apps and devices, so you can choose the right digital tools for you and your learners. You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course. By the end of the course, you should be able to: understand some important theories and trends in digital hardware confidently get started downloading and using apps for teaching and learning use apps for a range of purposes including organising and synchronising online resources and preparing communicative lessons that involve mobile devices.

Online self-study The tasks within this course encourage you to reflect on your own teaching methods and consider areas for development. To successfully complete the course, you will be required to: at least 3 hours; 2 units You have 12 months to complete the course.