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Do you let your students have their cellphones on in your class or do you ask them to turn them off ? Cellphones have not been well received in the educational arena because they are considered a distracting "toy" . But cellphones are an essencial item in the screen agers ' lives.
In her first guest post for OUP, Kate Bell , a writer and researcher, talks us through some of the practical differences between ESL and EFL classrooms. You may think that teaching English is teaching English, whether you’re doing it in a Thai village or a suburban California school. And you’d be right, sort of.
I have posted about Twitter a few times before. Twitter in Classroom part 1. ; Twitter in Classroom 2 ; Twitter in Classroom part 3 ; Updates: Facebook and Twitter in Classroom and Georgia Department of Defense: Tactical Guides of Social Media . This post share some examples of other available Twitter tools which gives extra boost on your tweeting. My top tool is TweetDeck . Best feature in TweetDeck is that i can see multible columns in one view, very quick look and i know whats happening, like example today i have 15 columns open. First all friends, my top list, my iPad list, mentions, #RSCON3, #finnedchat, favorites, direct messages, new followers, #edtech, #mlearning, #ipadchat, #ipaded, Facebook, Linkedin.
There are tons of free textures and background images online. Some good and some not so good. It can be a bit overwhelming looking for textures so I went through some of the free textures and included the ones I think work well for elearning courses. To save you some time, I looked around and only added textures that are free to use for commercial projects.
A planned visit to Donegal included a visit to the stunning Stranorlar waterfalls. Generally I use a number of filters to smooth out the water but give the terrible weather that has afflicted Ireland even at the height of morning the light was exceptionally low. I was out with the...
Autism has garnered much attention recently, however, despite advances in science, treatments and educational techniques, there are several common misconceptions about autistic children. We’ve looked at 5 common myths about autism and dug deep into their roots to try to reveal the truth behind these myths. Our hope is that with a greater understanding of autism, society’s perception and treatment of autistic individuals will move in a positive direction. Read more →
Related Quotes Back to School Teacher Appreciation Children Education Learning I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. ~Lily Tomlin as "Edith Ann" The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth." ~Dan Rather
Yes, I hear you. Preparing to teach a class is hard enough. Who has the time to add fun activities? Well, you do - given these no-frills group activities that only take minutes to build, whether you use a board, a flip chart or an interactive software like YawnBuster .
The term Social Learning (big S, big L) has been used to describe the use of social media in learning for quite a few years now, so why we have seen the recent spate of blog postings expressing concern about the fact? To provide a bit of history, the term Social Learning (big S, big L) emerged from the previously (more cumbersome) terms E-Learning 2.0 and Learning 2.0. As Web 2.0 technologies began to impact all aspects of our lives, we first saw the trend for adding 2.0 at the end of every word. This was then replaced by adding the word “social“ in front of every word instead. Consequently, we have seen the appearance of a number of new terms like Social Business and Social Media Marketing. It was unfortunate that in the context of learning, the term “social learning” (small S, small L) already existed.