12 Ways to Create Digital Learning Content: No. 11 - Illustrated Notes - Flipped Learning Network Hub. 40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies. 40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book by Terry Heick You can’t watch a video like you read a book; the modalities couldn’t be much more different.
On the surface level a video uses light, color, sound, and moving images, with the potential for adding text and shape and color and light filters as overlays to communicate ideas, while the most basic text structures use alphanumeric symbols, paragraph and sentence structure, and an assortment of text features (e.g., white space, headings and subheadings, fonts, etc.) to convey their message. There is much, much more to it than this. Videos are meant to be consumed in short bursts, while literature, for example, is meant to be “sat with.” The Interaction Between Video & Text.
20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration. The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”.
This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools are fun and engaging. They also support 21st century skills like collaboration, communication, and creativity. You know what else teachers like? Outliner supports image now. Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events. Teaching with songs. Teaching with songs. Advice from Teachers: How to Learn English.
USA Learns asked experienced English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers around the world for their advice and tips about how to learn English.
Here’s what they said: Try the Apps! By Lauren Draus, Adult Educator at HFM BOCES One of the best features is the USA Learns English Apps! Students can work on their English on the go or at home. Watch the Videos and Repeat the Activities By Margaret Lanen, Notre Dame Education Center In the 2nd English Course, you will watch videos to help you improve your listening skills. In my class, I require that my students score at least 80% on all the activities. Some Tips for Improving your Reading and Writing Skills David J. Reading improves writing; writing improves reading. ESL and Technology By Francisco Pinedo, ESL teacher in Soledad, California USA Learns helps you improve your listening skills because it teaches vocabulary words that are repeated in the lessons. Reading Rainbow Unveils New Classroom Site Today. LeVar Burton unveiled Reading Rainbow’s new classroom app and site today.
It’s called Skybrary School and it offers hundreds of children’s books that provide audio support for the text, tons of videos, and lots of lesson plans. Teachers can create virtual classrooms that track the books students read and the amount of time they spend on the site. The cost is $179 annually for a classroom with thirty-five “seats,” and you can also get a free thirty day trial. It’s quite easy to sign-up for the trial — in fact, much easier than you’ll find anyplace else. No credit card number is required, and it takes just about a minute-or-two.
It’s primarily geared toward K-3 students, though could obviously be appropriate for older English Language Learners, too. English Lessons Online: Rainbows. Listening level: 5 Audio file: 2:16 min Story length: 306 words Audio Here is the listening file for this lesson.
Audio Player Script. National Geographic ESL Lesson Library - English Language Learners. The ESL lesson Library....: National Geographic. Free teleprompter. FACT CHECK: Did a Group of Lions Save Christians from Islamic Militants? A group of lions intervened and saved Christian missionaries from being stoned to death by Islamic militants in Asia.
On 21 April 2017, the web site HelloChristian published an report that claimed that a group of lions had fortuitously interrupted Islamic militants in the process of stoning Christian missionaries to death. Superficially, the claim looked like a typical fake news item, due to its subversion of a long-held belief that early Christians were “thrown to the lions” as capital punishment in early Rome. However, research suggests the trope is not an accurate reflection of history: The Romans were horrible, bloodthirsty people in many ways. But the treatment of Christians by the Roman imperial state was more complex than we might at first think. Promising Practices for Engaging HispanicLatino Students in Georgia February 2014 2. 20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration.
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Screen Video Recording - Screencastify. What's Your Learning Style? 20 Questions.