I’m dusting off the old server to officially announce some changes. As some of you know, due to health reasons, I haven’t been able to be in the classroom since November 2014. Over the past years, my health condition has made it increasingly more difficult to carry out my very best instruction in the career that has brought me such joy. Teaching has been my calling for decades and it is with a heavy heart that I have finally made the difficult decision to leave the classroom. When one door closes, another one surely opens.
Though I will no longer be in a classroom setting, I am incredibly fortunate to be able to continue teaching and committing my best to students and colleagues, but now, in a different role. The work that Colleen has done for the past 12 years has been awe-inspiring as she has offered students and educators a plethora of free math games, instruction, support and resources. 21st Century Fluency Project. Thursday, February 25, 2010. Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching is a book, authored by Jeff Stanford, that I've been slowly working my way through since the beginning of the year.
Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching could really be described as two books in one. Because of the extensive directions provided throughout the book, even if you've never used Moodle, you can utilize the strategies described in the book. As a case in point, the second chapter of the book is 72 pages long and is dedicated to teaching teachers everything they need to know in order to create a quality online learning environment for their second language students.
Chapters three through eight of Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching offer a combined fifty-five concrete examples of activities for teaching second language skills through a Moodle environment. Wraps up with a chapter on assessment and a chapter on extended activities. Overall, Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching. Blog.
Evolution of the Scientific Method. Science steers the future of technology.
Where science goes technology follows. Science is the structuring of knowledge. It is the organization of knowledge such that knowledge can be tested, so that it is easier for new varieties of knowledge to appear, so that knowledge can be archived and restored, so that knowledge can be communicated without grave error, so that knowledge can be built upon and extended, and most importantly, science is the method whereby knowledge is structured so that it can be structured further. It is not necessary that science increase the “truthfulness” or volume of total information. It is only necessary that it increase the order and organization of knowledge. The history of science is the evolution of knowledge’s organization. The development of the technium is fundamentally the evolution of science and knowledge. If we examine the major transitions in biology, we can arrange the story of life in several ways. Advances in the Scientific Method: Getting Video Tasks Online. I've been aware of 280Slides for some time now, but haven't really tried to use it much as I'm a very keen user of Keynote on my MAC, but this week I was looking around for ways to get video type lessons online and discovered what an incredibly easy and useful tool 280Slides is for this.
Basically 280Slides is an online tool for creating presentations. It works in a very simple way and has a very intuitive interface which is very quick to understand. It has a few basic themes and layouts and you can do all the usual things like adding text, shapes and images to your presentations. The two key areas though that I like about 280Slides are: 1. 2.
This is a quick easy lesson I created and you can compare the two last options below. This is the embed version, just click the bottom right icon to see it full screen. This is the direct link version: Led Zeppelin or the BeatlesHow about using this with studentsWell as you can see this is a great easy way create materials that exploit video. Best. Gates Ideas.