Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent Story Writing Apps for Students July 31, 2015 Below is a short collection of some interesting iPad apps students can use to help them with their writing and more specifically, outlining, drafting and writing stories. Some of these apps are featured here for the first time but for more options on digital storytelling apps check out this page. 1- The Brainstormer
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. 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. What skills will be needed most?
takeielts.britishcouncil You will need to read quickly and efficiently, and manage your time You will be asked to read three different passages and respond to related questions in your IELTS Reading test. The content of the Reading test is different for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training tests. Six Amazing Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger Long writing activities are not very frequently done in class. I tend to think that my students are like me; I need the right kind of atmosphere. Writing requires time, silence and lots of inspiration. Ideally, at this time of the year, I would probably wish to be sitting next to a fireplace with the most perfect instagrammable snow falling outside my window while drinking a nice cup of coffee waiting for inspiration to strike. Unfortunately, there isn’t any snow where I live so I’ll have to make do with a bit of rain and some reddish trees. Note: you won’t find “instagrammable” in the dictionary
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. 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. David Wees has a good presentation about Copyright for Canadian educators.
takeielts.britishcouncil You will be allowed 1 hour to complete two tasks in the IELTS General Training Writing test. The two parts of this practice Writing test are presented on two separate web pages. Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible. If you prefer to work offline, download the test paper. In the actual test you will do your writing in an answer booklet. The total time allowed for the IELTS General Training Writing test is 60 minutes. Ten Tips for Fiction Writers - the important things every novelist should know about writing stories In no particular order: #1) Write what you know More of a mantra than a tip. You'll have heard it before - but it's not about the mantra, it's about the interpretation. Write what you know? That's great if you happen to be a vampire or a serial killer or an A list celebrity.
The Entire BusyTeacher Library: 80 E-Books for Busy English Teachers – The Busy Teacher Store “ Wow! What a fantastic resource. I’m really so impressed both in terms of quantity and quality of materials and ideas. Man rescued after being lost in IKEA for 12 days – Luxembourg Wurst ARLON, Belgium — A disoriented shopper was rescued on Thursday after being lost for nearly two weeks in an IKEA store near the Luxembourg border. Late last month, Michael Parrish, 33, entered the premises for a “quick stop” to purchase an inexpensive lamp for his infant son’s bedroom and 100 lime-green napkins requested by his wife, he says. However, after more than an hour of unsuccessfully searching for the cash registers, he knew he was in trouble. “I kept following those stupid arrows on the ground, but as if by design, they only led me in circles,” he told the Wurst.
Write About - Challenge: Write about peeling a potato for at least 3 paragraphs. I felt the potato in my hands. The skin was smooth, with little dimples where the eyes were. It was about the size of a large orange, with light brownish skin mostly covered by dirt and muck. It fit wonderfully in my hand. ToonyTool - Quickly Create Single Frame Comics ToonyTool is a free website for quickly creating 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.
takeielts.britishcouncil Follow this Listening test advice, and make sure you understand how to respond to 'completion' type questions. You will be given time to read through the questions before you listen. You will hear each recording of the Listening test only once. As you listen, write your answers on the question paper. At the end of the test, you will have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet in pencil. You may write your answers in lower case or capital letters. Writing Topics Jump to navigation All online writing units are free ($0) during the pandemic. Thank you for teaching!