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Smartphones as Tools for Education. Introduction The smartphone owner population is growing. Multi-functionality, portability, and connectivity are opening doors for learning. No wonder students harness smartphone technology to help them in education. These tiny pocket computers keep students connected to the Internet, improving their academics. However, many students are oblivious to the power in their hands; the power of educational apps, the potential for success. What Is a Smartphone? On a superficial level, a smartphone is a gadget that allows people to make phone calls as well as use other features (which used to be found only on personal digital assistants or personal computers) that are not common on a conventional phone.

Before there were smartphones, there were only cell phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). The first, most successful smartphone was the BlackBerry. Smartphones have become part of contemporary culture. Conditional Sentences (#3), by Dennis Oliver - Free English Grammar Lessons. There are several types of unreal conditional sentences.They differ according to the time that they refer to, butthey are the same in one way: the situations that theyshow are unreal, hypothetical, and contrary to fact.

Conditional Sentences (#3), by Dennis Oliver - Free English Grammar Lessons

The first type of unreal conditional is used for present andfuture time. Normally, unreal conditional sentences thatrefer to present and future time use this form: BE: If + subject + were + other words,subject + would ('d) + verb + other words. OR Subject + would ('d) + verb + other words +if + subject + were + other words. Examples: If he were here today, he'd help you. Learn English - Writing Exercises for English Language Learners. International Women's Day. Vocabulary: vibrant -- fully alive discrimination -- unfair treatment grim -- harsh, relentless pandemic -- disease spread over wide areas alleviate -- reduce vulnerable -- likelihood towards to exhort -- to urge strongly moribund -- stagnant, doesn't move well pioneer -- first to act This lesson has been provided by Mark McCarthy.

International Women's Day

Grammar: Each of these sentences contains one error. Women urge unity to advance rights as they mark International Women's Day 1) Women marked International Women's Day around the world with vibrant calls for unity for advance sexual equality and women's rights. Should CellPhones Be Allowed In School? Are cellphones in the classroom a good idea?

Should CellPhones Be Allowed In School?

Does this device serve as a valid learning tool or just as another distraction contributing to the social disengagement of children? Smartphone ownership Cellphones have come a long way since the two-pound, $3,995 Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was first introduced in 1984. Subsequent generations of mobile phones continued to evolve and became more affordable and portable, and offered even more value beyond a means to call others. The Original DynaTAC 8000X–not exactly our idea of portable.

The advent and widespread adoption of the smartphone — essentially a miniature, portable computer — has shifted the playing field even more dramatically. Despite the ongoing discussion surrounding the efficacy of digital devices in the classroom, schools must face the fact that smartphones are already being utilized by students of all ages. App availability Apple alone reported in 2012 that more than 35 billion apps had been downloaded.

Share on Pinterest. Twitter in the Classroom. There are so many GREAT educators on Twitter and it’s great to connect, learn, and grow from them.

Twitter in the Classroom

One day my class and I tweeted about Greece with someone IN Greece. Now that I have completely embraced Skype in my classroom, I’m realizing even more that global learning adds a whole new wonderful layer to an ordinary day in the classroom. I started thinking, could a Twitter account help us connect to other classrooms, keep our conversations going, learning about weather, cultures, differences, and similarities around the world? I could use my own Twitter account. But, what about my tweets? Since I’ve started it, I’ve been following other classrooms and even started a list of Classrooms that Tweet.

The lessons of tweeting; learning from social media - learning world. Facebook in the Classroom VERSION 2. Using Facebook In the Classroom (Revisited) I posted an article about using Facebook in the classroom” on several teachers’ web sites and I got the following response: Steve: I found your plan for using facebook on the esl teacher's board.

Facebook in the Classroom VERSION 2

I teach English in Egypt. I have a contact who teaches in Florida, U.S. We want to use your idea - thank you very much for sharing. This article aims to expand the original idea of using Facebook. ========== Dear Teacher in Egypt: The key point: my students check their facebook BEFORE their email. A) When I bulk-email my students, most email providers consider my messages as "junk" because I have 20 or more names in the SEND or BCC category. b) It's also easier for some teachers to remember a FACE than a name or email address... so I highly recommend a facebook page for each separate class.

The down side: students between classes have to work harder to share their details. Please let me know about your success. Here is the original article: Steve Step 1. How to Create a Backchannel Exit Ticket for Class, Presentation or Workshop? This screencast below will show you how to use Google Docs as a backchannel or exit ticket during a presentation, lesson or workshop.

How to Create a Backchannel Exit Ticket for Class, Presentation or Workshop?

Creating a BackChannel or Exit Ticket on Google Docs from langwitches on Vimeo. Related.