Domntay01. 100 Most Commonly Misspelled Words. Ironically amongst the 100 most often misspelled words, 'mispell" is one of them.
There is a mnemonic you can use with each one of them to help you remember how to spell the word. abundance - Often spelled -ence Mnemonic: A hot dog can make a-bun-dance acceptable - Pronounced -êbl but acceptable is often spelled -ible. Mnemonic: Just remember to accept any table offered to you and you will spell this word OK. accidentally - For adverbs with -ly if they come from an adjective on -al ("accidental" in this case), the -al included in the spelling. The word publical does not exist so the adverb is publicly with one -l. Believe - You must believe that [i] usually comes before [e] except after [c] or when it is pronounced like "a" as "neighbor" and "weigh" or "e" as in "their" and "heir.
" calendar - This word has an [e] between two [a]s. Gauge - You must learn to gauge the positioning of the [a] and [u] in this word. Are you a new English language teacher. If you answered YES to any of these questions then READ ON this is important information for you.
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How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement. Professors who wish to engage students during large lectures face an uphill battle.
Not only is it a logistical impossibility for 200+ students to actively participate in a 90 minute lecture, but the downward sloping cone-shape of a lecture hall induces a one-to-many conversation. This problem is compounded by the recent budget cuts that have squeezed ever more students into each room. Fortunately, educators (including myself) have found that Twitter is an effective way to broaden participation in lecture. Additionally, the ubiquity of laptops and smartphones have made the integration of Twitter a virtually bureaucracy-free endeavor. This post describes the two main benefits professors find when using Twitter in lecture. Increased Participation Classroom shyness is like a blackhole: Once silence takes over, it never lets go. That's why, Dr. During lecture, students tweet comments or questions via laptop or cell phone, while the TA and Dr. A Community of Learners Conclusion. Language. #edtech20. Education/Learning. TED: Ideas worth spreading.
Groove to English - ESL activities. Teacher Jobs Portal. Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without. I have to tell you that it was a tough call to make these decisions, especially when we’re talking every teacher no matter what grade level or subject, but I hope that you find a couple of gems to put away in your virtual treasure box.
You may have others you’d like to add to the list. Please post them in the comments for all of us to explore. A great photo editing tool is a must for teachers and I recommend Aviary, LunaPic, Picnik, or BeFunky with some being simpler than others, but all having unique features. Explore all the tools and choose the best option for your skill level. Creaza and Jaycut are answers to the Windows XP Movie Maker and Flipcam problem. Delicious or Diigo are online bookmarking networks teachers need. Doodle is a groovy scheduling tool teachers can use when setting up a collaborative work meeting or building social committee event. Dropbox is one of my absolute favorite tools shared with me by Intel Teach buddies Glen Westbrook and Jill Summers.