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Traffic Stop. Traffic Stop Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter.

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When Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a color-blind world—and nearly lost his life. Alex tells his mother, Patsy Hathaway, what happened that night and how it affects him to this day. In 2011, Alex was awarded a $795,000 settlement from the City of Denver. Two of the officers involved have since been fired from the Denver Police Department for other incidents.

Click here to listen to their StoryCorps interview. Para subtítulos en español, haga click en el ícono de YouTube en la esquina derecha, y escoja “Spanish” bajo la opción de “settings” y “subtitles/CC.” Credits Directed By Gina Kamentsky & Julie Zammarchi Art Direction Producers. A creative writing activity: A dark and stormy night.

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Free Rice! Multiple uses of newspapers & magazines for ELT. Newspaper fire orange (Photo credit: NS Newsflash) I love using real things for teaching English.

multiple uses of newspapers & magazines for ELT

By “real things” I mean something from real life – and not something specially developed for learning or teaching. That’s why I prefer usual movies (and not educational ones – they are hardly very exiting, most of the times, usual radio and not “special English” stations, and usual newspapers (not the ones for ESL learners). Talking about the newspapers, their use in class (and outside too) is limitless. Actually, if you have a newspaper with you, you might never have enough time to even open your coursebook – that black&white double-pages provide tons of material.

Newspapers can be used for: jigsaw reading (in a group, assign each student a small extract, then ask them to report on their part and put all the parts into the right order/ for one-to-one putting the parts into the right order would also work greatly) What else do you think can be done with newspapers to teach English? Two Great Resources for Flipped Classrooms. Innovative Online Learning Tools to Use in 2015.

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Innovative Online Learning Tools to Use in 2015

There are literally thousands of apps for that. Not to mention a wide array of other online learning tools. They’re not all changing education — but a few innovative ones are. Among the wide-ranging apps, sites, learning management systems, flashcard creators, and content archives, there are a few dozen that promise to make an impact on how students learn this year. Noodle’s team of education experts investigated the vast array of online learning tools to create this list of the 32 best, most innovative online tools that we think will change the education space in 2015.

We spoke with teachers, tutors, and leaders in the space. We have grouped these 32 selections based on how they are making a difference in student education. Without further ado, here are the tools that you’ll want to have on your computer, tablet, or smartphone this year... Classroom Connectors Clever Why it’s good: Clever saves time in the classroom. Text message (SMS) polls and voting, audience response system.

What happened to my Plan and the Add to plan button?

We’ve renamed “Add to Plan” and the “Planned” list on your mobile app – it’s now called Question Queue. Your Question Queue works just like your planned list on mobile. You can now see and manage what’s in the Queue for each class from the Library tab on the Plickers website. When I add questions to my Queue, they normally go to the top – where do they go now? Questions added to your Queue now go to the bottom of the Queue. Where are my archived questions? The new Archive folder contains all your archived questions.

Which folder do the questions I create in the Plickers mobile app go into? When you create questions in the Plickers mobile app, they automatically go into your Mobile Uploads folder. Building Communications - Technology-Driven Community Building Activities. Building Communications - Technology-Driven Community Building Activities. Quia. Mobilelearning.pdf. Laterale, Ja-Nein-Rätsel, Misteries, Mini-Mysteries. Laterale, auch Mini-Misteries oder Ja-Nein-Rätsel genannt, sind sehr kurze mysteriöse Geschichten, die scheinbar gar nicht sein können, oder zumindest keinen Sinn machen.

Laterale, Ja-Nein-Rätsel, Misteries, Mini-Mysteries

Trotzdem gibt es eine logische Erklärung, die es zu finden gilt. Am meisten Spaß macht das Raten in einer Gruppe mit mehreren Leuten. Der Spielleiter stellt das Rätsel und die Teilnehmer dürfen Fragen stellen, die er mit "Ja" oder "Nein" beantwortet, bis jemand die Lösung findet. Bei den folgenden Rätseln kann nan aber eventuell auch ohne weitere Fragen draufkommen. 1. Ein Einbrecher war in einem Gebäude. 2. Ein Bauer war gerade auf seinem Feld, als ein Pferd auf ihn zukam. 3.

Ein Mann schaute aus dem Fenster und beobachtete eine hübsche Frau, die gerade an seinem Haus vorbei ging. 4. Über 20 Musiker eines Orchesters spielen gemeinsam vor Publikum, aber niemand hört zu. 5. Ein Mann kommt nach einer längeren Sauftour aus der Kneipe und geht nach Hause. Best of the Web - Winter 2015 - Slides from #OETC15.