Project-based learning: the pros and cons. Technology teacher Bruce Lubak’s noticed a difference in his students since he began using projects to teach engineering skills at Parkland High School in Allentown, PA.
Lubak couldn’t get over how passionate his kids were about their designs, pleading to tinker with them long after the projects were over. One student designed a replica of a local roller-coaster ride at a nearby theme park. Another created a small-scale model of an elevator with the help of his father, who works at the Otis Elevator Company. “Most students are motivated to have success. They want to see [their project] work. If Lubak’s classroom sounds little like the classroom you attended, you’re not alone. Create A Graph. Moving fish. Common Core Classrooms: March 2014. What would it be like if Thing One and Thing Two came to visit a classroom of second graders?
The 7-8 year olds I taught today had some very interesting things to suggest! After talking to their teacher last week, I designed a writing lesson to go along with Read Across America week and taught in her classroom today. It was so much fun getting to see the students share ideas, talk to one another, and make connections from the story The Cat in the Hat to their own writing. Membership - Character Traits - Teaching Made Practical. Character Traits Lists 3 character trait lists to help students improve their character trait vocabulary.
One lists character traits sorted by synonym, another lists positive character traits, and another lists negative character traits. FREE! Character Traits: Happy Vs. Sad Sort Students build vocabulary by sorting synonyms of the words “happy” and “sad.” Formtastic Forms. Eberopolis: Teaching Reading and Writing with Technology. 3rd Grade Thoughts.
ISS Staffing. TOEFL IBT. FESTIVALS. Short Films. Young Learners. Listening. Pilates. Online Shopping. Sales Assistants: 16 sales staff for Ho Chi Minh City and 10 sales staff for Hanoi City A Sales Assistant is expected to help customers to choose the products and maintain a high level of customer service.
Sales Assistants play a key role in making customer’s shopping experience enjoyable Job Description : • Greeting customers who enter the shop • Assisting customers to find the products they are looking for • Stocking shelves with products.
Communicate. The Cornerstone. Why I teach online courses. MIS RECIPES. Methods, post-method, and métodos. Ask teachers what method they subscribe to, and most will answer either that they don’t follow a method at all, or that they are 'eclectic', and pick and choose from techniques and procedures associated with a variety of different methods.
Some might add that, essentially, their teaching follows the principles laid down by the communicative approach, itself a mixed bag, embracing anything from drills to communicative tasks, and everything in between. But the concept of a single, prescriptive 'method' - as in the Direct Method, or the Oral Method – seems now to be dead and buried. The end of methods The demise of method is consistent with the widely held view that we are now in a 'post-method' era.
Thus, as long ago as 1983, Stern declared that 'several developments indicate a shift in language pedagogy away from the single method concept as the main approach to language teaching' (1983, p. 477). The postmethod era 'Methods, however the term is defined, are not dead. Understanding Language 2, Week 2 Video Review, May 2015.
TEC13 Day 02: Adrian Holliday - Authenticity, Communities and Hidden Potentials. Understanding The Bottleneck Hypothesis. Bottleneck%20Hypothesis%20submission%20%282%29.pdf. 5 Top Tech Tools of 2014. Some of the year’s top ed-tech tools include a free slideshow creator, a reading tool with embedded assessments, and an adaptive math practice game.
How many of 2014’s top tools have you used? During an edWeb webinar, Ruth Okoye, a Common Sense Graphite Certified Educator, offered insight on five of the top ed-tech tools from Graphite, a free service from Common Sense Education that helps educators choose tools and resources for students. Advantages And Disadvantages Of Globalization. Globalization is term used to describe the trend towards countries joining together economically, through politics, and education.
Countries joining together economically view their own selves not just through their national identities, but as part of the world as a whole. Globalization has many benefits and disadvantages and they are here to stay. Basically, the First World or Global North countries are those that will benefit from globalization. Rich countries like UK, Germany, and the United States can sell more goods and products to poorer markets on the Global South. Local businesses and brands in developing nations can go bankrupt as huge corporations in developed nations can dominate the economy of their country. Presentation Software that Inspires. 10 Best Torrents Sites for ebooks - Top Best Torrents Sites. Creating Digital Books that Help Others. Top 10 teaching resources for using film in the classroom.
Any film buff would be thrilled by the thought of having a curated collection of more than 4,000 films available to watch for free.
For teachers, the lesson ideas, activities and discussion points that Into Film provides to link its film collection to the curriculum are even more exciting. The charity offers hundreds resources through its website, helping teachers to use film as part of a film club, in the curriculum, as a launchpad for discussion and an inspiration for film-making in the classroom. Podcast Episode 48 – Renting an Apartment. Lately, I have been working with several private students who are either living and working here in the U.S. already or planning to move here to work in the near future (thus the inspiration for this latest podcast episode topic).
One of the first things a person has to do when they move to a new city is find a place to live. In this episode, I talk about the basics of how to find an apartment (condo or house) to rent here in the U.S. It is likely the same or similar process as you follow in your own country, and now you will know how to talk about it in English. The Lesson Guide is a 14-page PDF with the entire transcript, lists of vocabulary words and expressions with definitions and sample sentences, comprehension questions, writing exercises and more. To purchase the Lesson Guide for $1.00, click here. Here is a sample of some of the expressions that I explain in the Lesson Guide:
Top 3 Books Cracking Student's Behavior Code - eTeachersHub. New from best-selling authors Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker, 50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior: Simple Solutions to Complex Challenges is a must-read reference for teachers, both new and experienced!
In a lively and engaging style, Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker share 50 simple, straightforward techniques for improving student behavior and increasing student cooperation, participation, and achievement. Each practical, well-defined strategy can be applied in classrooms of all grade levels and subjects. Strategies include: Asking for a Letter of Recommendation. I’ve received several requests for letters of recommendation over the last few weeks, so I’m posting this blog by way of advice for those seeking letters of recommendation. If you’re going to ask for a letter of recommendation for graduate school in the humanities, be prepared for the fact that any responsible professor is going to ask you questions about what you want to study and why, and for the fact that a responsible professor will also give you horrible news (check out this more recent Atlantic Monthly article too) about the state of the profession.
You can respond to these questions one of two ways: 1. Putting theory into practice: social sciences needs analysis. Karen Rupp-Serrano, a, a Head of Collection Development, University of Oklahoma Libraries, Norman, OK, 73019, USA. When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education. When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education. Online Tools to Help You Focus. Sometimes, sitting down and getting work done can seem like an insurmountable challenge. With a whole world of distractions out there and tons of things you’d rather be doing, staying focused isn’t always easy. Luckily, there are some great tech tools available that could increase your productivity and lead to some seriously focused study sessions. Self Control For students who have trouble staying off of Facebook, there’s a tool to help you gain some self control. Marmara University - Academia.edu. Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education.
Professional Development Platform For Teachers And Educators. TESOL Worldwide Calendar of Events: December 2014 - foucacult - Gmail. Getting Started with Google Cloud Print — Cubicstone. In this tutorial we will explain Google Cloud Print and how to get it up and running with your printer before checking out how to actually use it to print wirelessly and remotely. Google Cloud Print is a service from Google which connects your printer -- either one built with Google Cloud Print compatibility in mind, or just any old one you've used in the traditional way -- to the cloud, allowing you (or anyone you choose) to submit print jobs from a wireless device, even when they're not physically near the printer.
Google Cloud Print helps you to forego traditions of wired connections through proprietary cabling, even allowing you to be literally on the other side of the world while remaining connected to your printer at home or in the classroom. 1. Setting Up Google Cloud Print. Google Tips and Tricks Every Student/Teacher Should Know - NSays.in. 101 English Language Arts Websites for Teachers. Learning Technology News. Four Activities to Jump-Start Teamwork Among Teachers and School Leaders. Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? Getty Images. Fun & Free Business English Courses.
Thought Plan – Organize your Thoughts. ReEmbed – Custom YouTube Video Player. Wordless Picture Book App. Make Kids' Books Online For Free! Group Brainstorming Tools. Launch your own online school, create your online courses in minutes, and it is FREE! Flippity Flashcards Template - Google Táblázatok. Flippity.net: Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards. 5 Best Proofreading Tools To Get Error Free Articles. Writing error-free articles is a tough job. 6 Things Teachers Do to Flip the Classroom. In Share 38 The Flipped Classroom model is changing the ways students learn and teachers teach.
8 Digital Ways to Wrap up The School Year. The end of school year is just around the corner. Free Technology for Teachers. Free Technology for Teachers. Reflective Assessment Workshop Session 3 – Using Blogs (bPortfol. Why Teachers Should Blog. I've never been too big on Descartes. That whole sort of essentialist argument has never been for me. Classroom Blogs and Wikis. Meg's EduPedia Home - Meg's EduPedia. Meg’s Blogagogy. Tips On Blogging With Students. Blog » Blogging. Teaching Writing Using Blogs, Wikis... / Using Blogs in the Clas. Emerging Internet technologies for education, instructional tech.
Johnson - Creating a Writing Course Utilizing Class and Student. The Internet TESL Journal Andrew Johnsonchompjp [at] mac.comRitsumeikan University (Tokyo, Japan) Knowledge sharing with Slinkset widgets. Blogs Instead of Blackboard - Technology - The Chronicle of High. BlogBooker - Blog Book. CISD Instructional Technology. iPad Apps and Classroom. Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids? How To: Create eBooks for iPod, iPhone and iPad. Learning Technology Learning. Will. Using Diigo in the Classroom - Student Learning with Diigo. Smarter online research - annotate, organize & collaborate on web pages. Software for Qualitative Research – From Content Analysis and Evaluation to Market Research.
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Creating Educational Videos for the Use in an Online Classroom: Screencasts and Slideshows.