Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Great Infographics for Language T... Part One : ( Click HERE to access this part ) Definite and indefinite articlesAll about AdjectivesPunctuation Passive VoiceWhen to use e.g and i.e Here is what the second part is aboutPart Two : ( Scroll down to read Part Two ) 1- How to Use Quotation Marks and Punctuation 2- Subjective I wish I were 3- Modal Verbs 4- Parallel Structure Part 3 : ( Click Here to access this part ) Apostrophes The Importance of Good Grammar Adjectives Degree of Comparison Most Misspelled Words Ten Hyphenation Tips Fifteen Most Useful Phrasal Verbs Here is what part four is about :Part 4 : ( Click Here to access it ) Fourteen Typical Mistakes with PrepositionsNew Words of 2010The Most Annoying Writing MistakesCommon Rules for Capital Letter UsageThe Story of Modifiers Part Two 1- How to Use Quotaion Marks and Punctuation by Grammar.net
Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google At Google we believe in the power of education and the promise of technology to improve the lives of students and educators -- leading the way for a new generation of learning in the classroom and beyond. But no matter what subject you teach, it is important for your students to know how to think critically and evaluate online sources, understand how to protect themselves from online threats from bullies to scammers, and to think before they share and be good digital citizens. Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer. Class 1: Become an Online Sleuth In this class, students will identify guidelines for evaluating the credibility of content online.
Story of Stuff The Story of Stuff, originally released in December 2007, is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the Stuff in your life forever. Download the Fact Sheet
3 Free Apps for Making an Impressive Book Trailer As any author can tell you, promoting your book is a challenge. In addition to standard marketing techniques, you must find new and innovative ways to engage with your readers. One way to do that is to create an animated book trailer. While many people don’t know how to create animation from scratch, it can actually be quite simple to do it yourself. Luckily, there are a number of free and easy-to-use applications for creating book trailers. To start, you’ll want some photos for your trailer; typically, these would be of you, your book cover, and your interior art.
All of Me by John Legend In this song John Legend uses opposite meanings to convey how he feels about his wife. It is a very ‘honest’ love song. I think it reflects real life rather than a fairytale version of a relationship. This provides a good opportunity for students to discuss love songs, identify the opposite meanings and then interpret what the songwriter really means. Students then use what they have learned to talk about their own loved ones. Materials: PowerPoint slides here , song on YouTube, slide 6 printed off and cut up 1/group , worksheet without explanations 1/pair here and worksheet with explanation 1/pair and cut up here.
Synonyms which are really needed . . . a list on 1 page List of Synonmys A collection of important synonyms grouped in categories: for teachers, writers and students of English alike. Important Synonyms - Popular words to use instead Common Synonyms — sorted by Category These lists also contain examples for the most common 100 words or so; however, the intention is not to replace a thesaurus. Within the categories the sorting is alphabetical. Battling Fake News in the Classroom In this post-election period, there has been a lot of discussion about fake news, particularly about how it is spread and shared online, and whether it influenced the recent presidential election. On November 22, Stanford University released an influential study showing that middle and high school students—and even some in college—have trouble distinguishing which online resources are credible. The inescapable fact is that young people need to be prepared for the Wild West of information that they live in and will grow up in. It is also imperative that we, as educators, prepare young people for the important job of responsible and informed citizenship.