10 Open Source Tools For Busy Teachers There’s a pantload of premium products available to teachers right now. If you’re willing to pay a little (or a lot) then you can have professional-grade products. But what if you don’t need the ultra-fancy version? Lumin Projects, Lumin Paks and Lumin Archived Projects Okay, so what is the deal with Lumin and all these projects, Paks and archives? Because Lumin is a versatile tool, these three unique aspects of Lumin can cause some confusion. The following is an attempt to clarify how each is different from the other and how to properly use them. The Lumin project is the most basic and most easily understood aspect of the three. Jupiter Ed - LMS/Gradebook/Analytics/SIS Grade tests automatically.Collect assignments online.Share your curriculum. The gradebook teachers love!Flexible options and smartshortcuts to grade faster. Turn big data into decisions.Measure learning effectivenesswith easy, ready-made reports. Integrate any 3rd party SIS,or use Jupiter iO’s rich nativeSIS for the ultimate all-in-one.
Ferris Wheel Animation in Google Earth Home > Animations > Ferris Wheel Animation in Google Earth This is a Google Earth Time Animation of the 110 year old Ferris wheel in Prater Park, Vienna - the Riesenrad. The only survivor out of five similar wheels designed by Walter Bassett, located in Chicago, Paris, London, Blackpool and Vienna. During the Second World War the wheel was badly damaged, and the original 30 gondolas replaced with 15. For those interested in classic movies, Orson Welles took a ride on this in ‘The Third Man’ and directly afterwards gave his famous ‘cuckoo clock’ speech.
Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? If you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. If you would like to suggest another topic, please send it and a set of questions to begin the topic. 7 Best Timeline Creators For Creating Awsome Timelines When creating a timeline for a project or important event, it is best to use helpful tools or templates so that the timeline can be created accurately without any kind of miscalculations or flaws. One way of doing this is to use PowerPoint templates, such as the Workplan or Arrow PowerPoint timeline template. However, if the requirements of your timeline are too complex, then it might be worth using more comprehensive tools instead of a simple template. For this reason we have compiled a list of some of the best timeline creators that can be used for creating robust timelines, instead of having to create one from a blank timeline template.
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Google Sky Constellation Boundaries Home > Other Planets > Google Sky Constellation Boundaries In a recent post, OgleEarth mentioned the lack of constellation divisions in Google Sky’s default layers. As Stefan says, these are pretty useful landmarks for finding your way around the night sky. I’m guessing GSky might include something like this eventually, but until it does, here’s a simple add-on KML file which does the job. Google Sky Constellations (130kB) To keep things simple the file just includes boundary lines.
A Guessing Game to Practise Questions Are you in the mood for a game? Lots of learners find it difficult to ask questions in English and these little particles called “auxiliaries” are the ones to blame; hard to believe that such tiny things cause so much trouble, but the fact that students need to remember when and how to use them– or not to use them- makes it difficult even for some advanced learner to feel confident when asking questions in English. Based on the classic game show “What’s my line?” 40 websites that will make you cleverer right now The indexed web contains an incredible 14 billion pages. But only a tiny fraction help you improve your brain power. Here are 40 of the best. whizzpast.com – Learn about our awe inspiring past all in one wonderful place. khanacademy.org – Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science.