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Adult ESL Resource Database Adult ESL Resource Database The Adult ESL Resource Database provides annotated references (with links to the full text whenever possible) for documents useful to practitioners working with adult English language learners. Selected resources in the database have been externally reviewed and approved for inclusion in the LINCS English Language Acquisition Resource Collection, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Adult & Vocational Education (OVAE). Start your search by entering the keyword(s) into the Search field and clicking on the Search button. The Adult ESL Resource Database was developed with funding from U.S. Contact Us | Privacy | Copyright © 2011 CAL This site is optimally viewed with Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, both of which are available as free downloads directly from their publishers. Adult ESL Resource Database
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The Internet TESL Journal Douglas Parkerbps2 [at] capital.net Level:Upper-intermediate to advancedOverview:Students need to understand that how they say something and how they physically present themselves are just as important as what they say. By understanding the dynamics involved in effective persuasive speaking, students will improve their overall confidence in communicating.Purpose:The purpose of this lesson is to improve studentsâ speaking skills by understanding persuasion proficiencies. The Handout for the Students The Lesson - Your Voice and Body are Your Best Tools You are a natural talker. For this speech, you have to guess that not everyone will agree with you from the start. There are several important aspects of presentation to keep in mind: Body language - make sure that you have a proper posture. The Strategy: Appear Wise When you are trying to convince someone of something, you must sell yourself before you sell your message. The Comments and Goals Self-control Parker -Delivering a Persuasive Speech Parker -Delivering a Persuasive Speech
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June , 2014 Today I am sharing with you a list of some useful websites you can use with your students to help them better improve their grammar knowledge and polish their writing skill. From grammar lessons and teaching materials to free downloadable worksheets and presentations, this collection of websites will provide you with the content you need for teaching grammar. 1- Grammar Bytes Grammar Bytes is a great website that is packed full of teaching materials teachers can use to teach grammar.Grammar Bytes provides a glossary of common terms, fun interactive activities and exercises for students to test their grammar knowledge,instructional presentations and tons of tips on teaching grammar. 2- Road to Grammar Road to Grammar is a free website that provides a wide vareity of resources for teaching grammar. 3- Grammar Gold Grammar Gold provides grammar practice for grades 1 to 5.You can click on any of the grades to access the grammar lessons it features. 4- Grammar Snack 7 Great Grammar Sites for Teachers and Students 7 Great Grammar Sites for Teachers and Students
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Los 20 False Friends del inglés más importantes No, no nos referimos a falsas amistades y a malos rollos entre amig@s. Esos temas preferimos dejárselos a Patricia y su diario. No, con ‘False Friends’ nos referimos a aquellas palabras que parecen ser, pero no son, y con las que al final nos acabamos metiendo en un buen malentendido. Ummm, creo que no nos hemos explicado correctamente. Mejor repetimos. Los conocidos como ‘False friends’ (en castellano, literalmente, ‘falsos amigos’) son parejas de palabras pertenecientes a distintos idiomas que presentan un aspecto similar pero que tienen significados muy diferentes. Toma pues un café bien cargado o un refresco de lo más refrescante (que con este calor la verdad es que apetece) y presta atención; pues dudamos mucho que ‘Cambridge English Language Assessment’ o en los cursos de inglés se te enseñe a evitar estos ‘False Friends’ Abstract Un ‘False Friend’ que parece que significa: abstracto. Pero realmente es: resumen. Actual Un ‘False Friend’ que parece que significa: actual. Advice Argument Los 20 False Friends del inglés más importantes
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Didattica online, i migliori tools a disposizione dei docenti Tentare di innovare e rendere più efficace la didattica tradizionale non è certamente compito facile, eTwinning prova a farlo mettendo a disposizione una piattaforma sociale su cui poter lavorare e condividere materiale, tuttavia è naturale considerare come principale attore di questa sorta di “rivoluzione” del fare scuola è e deve essere soprattutto il docente. Ciò avviene attraverso un cambiamento di approccio, tecniche di insegnamento, ambiente, contesto ma anche, semplicemente, attraverso l’utilizzo di nuovi strumenti a supporto dell’insegnamento. Si tratta in sostanza di utilizzare e sfruttare le potenzialità offerte dalle TIC ai fini di ottimizzare e rendere più interattiva e coinvolgente la lezione. Di seguito un elenco aggiornato con i migliori strumenti didattici utilizzabili direttamente online (previa registrazione), suddivisi per funzionalità. Animoto Surveymonkey Di Lorenzo Mentuccia eTwinning Italia eTwinning Italia
"Ferry and river men. Vicksburg, Mississippi," a 1936 photo by Walker Evans, is one of many images in the NYPL's collection from the Farm Security Administration's Depression-era photography projects. Walker Evans/New York Public Library hide caption toggle caption Walker Evans/New York Public Library "Ferry and river men. Walker Evans/New York Public Library Forget journeys into the stacks or stints at a library scanner: For more and more of the New York Public Library's collections, access is just a click away. On Wednesday, the library released more than 180,000 of its public-domain items — including maps, posters, manuscripts, sheet music, drawings, photographs, letters, ancient texts — as high-resolution downloads, available to the public without restriction. A lithograph of New Orleans, by the artist Henry Lewis and the lithographer Arnz and Co., is among the more than 180,000 public domain items now available for high-resolution download from the New York Public Library. New York Public Library Makes 180,000 High-Res Images Available Online New York Public Library Makes 180,000 High-Res Images Available Online
Harvard Business School's Case-Study Method Is Inspiring History Education Reform In a spacious classroom in Aldrich Hall on the Harvard Business School campus, 100 students are passionately discussing a case called “Battle Over a Bank.” But these aren’t MBA students deliberating over how much the government should regulate the financial sector. This group of mostly undergraduates, guided by the award-winning Harvard Business School professor David Moss, is diving into the fierce 1791 debate over whether the Constitution could be interpreted to allow the fledgling U.S. government the power to form a bank at all. This class, “History of American Democracy,” is no pedestrian historical survey course. It uses the case method—the business school’s signature teaching technique—to immerse undergraduates (as well as a limited number of HBS students) in critical episodes in the development of American democracy. History education generates heated controversy among educators and policymakers. Few students think about history that way, according to Moss. Harvard Business School's Case-Study Method Is Inspiring History Education Reform
How To Cite Social Media In Research by TeachThought Staff Back in 2012, we shared how to cite a tweet. We followed that up with how to cite an app. So when we saw the very useful teachbytes graphic above making some noise on pinterest on several different popular #edtech websites, it reminded us of the constant demands changing technologies place on existing ways we do business. When and in what contexts it makes sense to cite social media content is probably a more relevant post than sharing a graphic that simply shows the format, but they’re both nice to have, yes? Citation Style Of course, citation style matters, and the two most popular are the APA and MLA. The APA (American Psychological Association) has their rules for citing social media in academic writing. And to an extent, this makes sense. How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing How To Cite Social Media In Scholarly Writing
65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources 65 Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources Interactive whiteboard resources are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free sources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students to further their use of technology in the classroom. Here is a list of some great interactive whiteboard resources and activities guaranteed to stimulate learning: General Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers Use these effective classroom management tips to deal with difficult students... Being consistent is of paramount importance when implementing and executing... Tips for how to get a teaching job, including interview questions for teachers... Use these teacher-tested classroom management ideas to help you create a... Teaching strategies to learn this summer that will still leave you time to... Interactive Whiteboard Games & Activities More Unique, Cool Whiteboard Resources Students Love
12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for Teachers 12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for Teachers There are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE. I’ve been doing some trawling ahead of a training session I am running soon, and here are a few of the best ones that I’ve found. There are others out there, but the focus specifically for my session was KS4 and 5, so these links are aimed at older students. If you have any other favourites, please add them to the comments! 1. Classtools Net Classtools is already one of my favourite websites, home of the Countdown Timer and Random Word Picker. 2. Content generator’s templates allow anyone to generate their own e-Learning quizzes, games and applications through our custom software – no coding required. 3. SuperTeacherTools.com is dedicated to providing technology tools for teaching that are quick and easy to download, learn, and start using in your classroom. 4. 5. 6. 7. Also worth a look:
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Don’t Start Your Nonprofit Grant Writing Until You Read This Before you start your nonprofit grant writing and filling out grant applications, stop. There’s an important question you need to ask yourself before applying for grants: Should we be applying for grants in the first place? The answer: Yes!—but always with some qualifications. Let’s be clear: there are tons of opportunities for grants to be part of your fundraising plan. 3 Reasons Grant Writing is Perfect for Your Nonprofit Grant writing can seem almost mystical. Which of these do you believe? Grant writing is a mysterious, capricious art. While the reality is more complicated than both of these positions, here are three reasons why a nonprofit SHOULD pursue grant writing for their organization: There’s a lot of money out there: Over $50 billion dollars are awarded every year through foundations and corporate grants. But before you dive into foundation research and looking up grant writing tips, know there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
VMG | Grant Writing Training Program Classroom Schedule Online Schedule Effective CommunicationsLearn effective ways of introduction and follow-up communications with your propects. Email, phone, in-person meetings and written correspondence are covered. Successful Grant WritingGet an A-Z overview of the grantwriting process and learn the core components of every grant proposal:cover letter, needs assessment, budget, methodology, and program evaluation. Prospect ResearchThis class provides the knowledge, strategies and resources necessary to find funding for various types of grants. Proposal Writing: Putting Pen to PaperStudents get started writing step-by-step. Grant Budgeting BasicsLearn how to construct the budget component for your grant application. Project ManagementLearn how to apply project management tools and techniques to succeed at implementing programs and managing projects of any size and scope. How To Apply To enter the program, interested applicants must: - be fluent in English (written and spoken)
The following are descriptions of some of the ways to use the loopholes available for locating tiny homes under the classification of private ownership RV parks and/or campgrounds: There are a variety of ways in which you can “own” your RV real estate. Many are identical to how you might “own” a single family home. Several reflect the cleverness of the RV park developer working with legal counsel. [ED: About the only method we have yet to see is a “time share RV park” and you can imagine that will come one day in a highly sought after resort location like the Florida Keys or Newport Beach.] Condominium Like a residential condo, the individual owner assumes responsibility for his pro-rata share of the common property and improvements and receives a deed for his legally described “Lot”. [ED: The lack of adequate cash reserves to meet maintenance and upkeep requirements is probably the biggest failing found in condominiums. The Future of Tiny House Business Opportunities - Tiny House Design
Pictured here is the 246 square foot Riverside by New Frontier Tiny Homes. It’s a 24-foot tiny house with batten board siding and plywood paneling that you can buy completely furnished right now for $79,000. I know I just lost half my readers with that price tag – but hang in there with me for a second – this post is not just about the house pictured. I don’t think anyone would knock the quality of the home. New Frontier Tiny Homes has 40 years of building experience and a team of knowledgeable builders and architects. But I think many people will find that they can build a house like this for less money – but it takes months of hard work and a certain skill set. For example, a few years ago, before the tiny house TV frenzy churned-up, a house like this would probably cost $40K-$50K and the do-it-yourselfer would have built it for $25K-$35K. So what’s a tiny house buyer to do? Now you have your path – each path is very different and will have different obstacles. Related February 26, 2011 Should You Build or Buy a Tiny House - Tiny House Design
When the tiny house movement was new, $25K tiny homes were common. In fact owner-builders often reported spending $15K to $25K to build their homes themselves. These days, with all the tiny house hype on television and luxury tiny homes popping-up, it seems like there are more and more $75K tiny houses – which makes little sense to me. Call me old-fashion. I thought the tiny house movement was about saving money, living simply, and lowering one’s environmental impact. This is a 144 square foot tiny house built by a RVIA certified builder – and they are asking the fair price of $25,500 (see the original post here). It features closed-cell spray foam insulation, a metal roof, lots of pine and cedar, a full bathroom, kitchen, granite counters, and a loft. Now this may not be the style of house everyone will like, or have all the features, but it’s an excellent example of how a tiny house can be professionally built on a reasonable budget. Related Tiny House Frequently Asked Questions This is what a $25K Tiny House looks like - Tiny House Design
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