Guide to Discussion Skills Asking questions and joining in discussions are important skills for university study. In many subjects, you will receive marks for tutorial participation and part of this mark reflects how active you have been in tutorial discussions. Why have discussions at university? To understand a subject or topic area more deeply.To explore ideas and exchange information.To expand and clarify your knowledge.To improve your ability to think critically.To improve your language skills.To increase your confidence in speaking.A discussion can change your attitudes and ideas.A discussion can helps a group make a particular decision or come to a conclusion.A discussion gives you the chance to hear the thoughts and ideas of other students.
The Best Tools For Creating Fake “Stuff” For Learning The fake “stuff” I’m referring to in the headline includes newspaper articles, sports “trading cards,” iPhone conversations, Facebook pages etc. These can be used for conversation practice, to create reports on historical figures (or on natural disasters or on just about anything) and for numerous other learning activities. Here are my choices for The Best Tools For Creating Fake “Stuff” For Learning: Stocks open lower as worries over weak China trade data loom NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening slightly lower, breaking a winning streak, as traders worried about weak Chinese trade figures. Transportation company Ryder sank 7 percent Tuesday after the company cut its earnings forecast. SABMiller jumped 10 percent in London after the beer maker agreed to a sweetened takeover offer from Anheuser Busch InBev, which makes Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 71 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,060. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,009. The Nasdaq composite gave up 20 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,818.
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inklewriter - Education Education inkle is looking to bring interactive stories to the classroom, and give teachers free and simple get-stuck-right-in software to use with their students. From within a web-browser, the inklewriter will let students make and play interactive stories with no programming required. Why make stories interactive anyway?
4 Lead Gen Campaign Ideas (+ the Landing Page Templates to Power Them) All right, so you launched your most recent marketing campaign, promoted it with an eagerness you didn’t know you had, and juuuust as you’re unwrapping your celebratory Snickers bar at your desk, lead gen Greg appears to ask when you can crank out the next one. …The next campaign that is. He’s not interested in your Snickers bar. 5 Great Google Drive Video Tutorials for Teachers February19, 2014 Today I am sharing with you a slew of interesting Google Drive video tutorials that are created by Anson Alexander. I came across these tutorials while I was browsing through this wonderful site called Working at The Edge. I thought about tweeting this resource without having to post it here but I know 15 thousands of email subscribers to this blog will probably miss them. These tutorials will help you get to know some of the features and functions of Google Drive that you might probably be missing.
Apps in Action: Creating engaging presentations with Adobe Slate For me, one of the best things about using mobile technology in the classroom is that it allows users to create and share amazing content that previously would have been impossible. There are a range of fantastic tools out there which facilitate this, depending on the type of content you wish to create, but one that has caught my interest recently is Adobe Slate. Adobe is on a roll and offers a wide range of superb apps for iOS devices. Slate was even made it on to the App Store’s Best of 2015 list.
Voice Over Sample Scripts (NOTE: If you're an agency or producer needing copywriting assistance, see our notes on writing voice over copy.) Voice over artists need scripts for practice and demonstration. How many voice over scripts are out there? Well, let's see... There are 39,000 advertising agencies in the United States alone. Including other marketing companies, that number becomes 117,000.