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(8) Why do we dream? - Amy Adkins. Super Teacher Tools. Compare Contrast Map. Persuasion Map. What are the 21st-century skills every student needs? The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology.

What are the 21st-century skills every student needs?

Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy. Carbon's Travels. British Council. Page from Learning Online: Searching and Researching - University of Leeds. A for and against essay about the internet.

Multimedia Learning Resources - Educaplay. Top 250 Global Attractions. Creative Commons Explained In Simple Terms. Whenever I give a presentation or run a workshop about student video projects, I spend time explaining what Creative Commons licensing is and its benefits for consumers and producers of media.

Creative Commons Explained In Simple Terms

Sometimes in my workshops I use Common Craft's explanation of Creative Commons licenses and what they mean for consumers and producers of media. I've embedded the video below. Applications for EducationCopyright and Creative Commons Explained by Common Craft can be very useful in helping students understand why they cannot simply copy and paste whatever images they like that they find online. For my Canadian friends the rules of copyright are different than they are for me in the United States. Tenses: Review. The Entire BusyTeacher Library: 80 E-Books for Busy English Teachers – The Busy Teacher Store. “ Wow!

The Entire BusyTeacher Library: 80 E-Books for Busy English Teachers – The Busy Teacher Store

What a fantastic resource. I’m really so impressed both in terms of quantity and quality of materials and ideas. It certainly is an entire library. I don’t think I’ll ever need to buy another ELT book again. ” - Nik Peachey, teacher trainer, commissioning editor for the BBC – British Council’s Teaching English website (2003-2007) “ Perfect for teachers seeking original ideas for the new school year or wanting to upgrade their skills.

. - Jeffrey Hill, The English Blog, Founder. ToonyTool - Quickly Create Single Frame Comics. ToonyTool is a free website for quickly creating single frame comics.

ToonyTool - Quickly Create Single Frame Comics

To get started with ToonyTool simply go to site and either upload a background picture or choose one of their background picture options. Then you can choose comic characters to appear in your comic. Once your characters are chosen, select speech bubbles and add some text. When you're satisfied with your comic you can download it, print it, and or share it on social networks. Applications for EducationToonyTool does not require an email address or any kind of site registration in order to create comics. 15 Tools for Teaching History With Technology - A Handout. One of the things that teachers often ask me for is a set of tools to get them started on using technology in their classrooms.

15 Tools for Teaching History With Technology - A Handout

This is a common request because it can be overwhelming to look at a website or a read a stream of emails with tips and try to figure out where to start. For that reason, I have started to put together short PDFs that contain a few options for a three or four common activities in a subject area. These are not meant to be comprehensive guides, they're meant to be starter kits. The first starter kit is for social studies teachers. How interpreters juggle two languages at once - Ewandro Magalhaes.

From a distance, simultaneous interpretation looks like magic.

How interpreters juggle two languages at once - Ewandro Magalhaes

Up close, it looks like madness: interpreters must listen and speak at the same time, repeating words and ideas that are not their own in a foreign language whilst maintaining the appropriate meaning, intent, pace and tone. They have no control over the complexity, the speed, the clarity, or the logic of the original speech. They must link their own segments of speech together. They must maintain a speechless side conversation with their booth mates, by way of meaningful looks, gestures and notes. They may also have to read through a document or look up words in a glossary while they talk, at times delaying their interpretation until the full picture can form in their mind. What is the difference between consecutive interpretation and simultaneous?

The downside of consecutive interpretation is that it can be time-consuming. Interested in the origin of simultaneous Interpretation? Bouncy Balls - Bounce balls with your microphone! The New York Trilogy. Best of the Web - Spring 2016 - Google Slides. Inspired Picture Writing. First Impressions Comments at English Advantage. The text of this worksheet comes from this article from Cleveland and is reproduced here only as a convenience to teachers as part of my lesson plan on First Impressions.

First Impressions Comments at English Advantage

No copyright violation is intended. C on A: She looks confused. I don’t want to say it, but I want to be honest: She has had a hard life and may have turned to drugs. She looks troubled but not dangerous. I wouldn’t be afraid of her, but I am afraid for her. D on B: He looks like he’s a banker. E on D: I’d be glad if I saw him on the street late at night. F on D: He’s worldly. G on D: He’s gay, man. Film star impressions – lesson activity. I have a feeling Lindsay Clandfield won’t like this one, but hey!

Film star impressions – lesson activity

I’m thinking up a fun activity for a class next week before we go on our half-term holiday (the students get one week off from lessons). This video is fantastic: