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What’s Going On in This Picture - The Learning Network Blog - The New York Times

What’s Going On in This Picture - The Learning Network Blog - The New York Times
Photo Students 1. After looking closely at the image above (or at the full-size image), think about these three questions: What is going on in this picture?What do you see that makes you say that? Read more… Updated: Oct. 2, 2015 1. Read more… Updated: Sept. 25, 2015 1. Read more… Updated: Sept. 18, 2015 Welcome back, students and teachers. We’re excited to begin our fourth year of “What’s Going On in This Picture?” We hope students will continue to join our moderators at Visual Thinking Strategies in responding to other students, making the feature truly an interschool conversation. Please note that we’re delaying the reveal until Friday mornings this year to allow students additional time to comment on the image and to reply to other students. Thank you for participating. Read more… Updated: June 2, 2015 Note: This is our final “What’s Going On in This Picture?” 1. What’s going on in this picture? Read more… Updated: May 19, 2015 That’s all. 1. Read more… Updated: May 12, 2015 1. Read more… 1. Read more…

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Images of Science Photo Credit: Science NetLinks Purpose To understand the diversity of the scientific enterprise. Context The lesson provides several activities that can be done in a series or individually to help students understand the diversity of science, both in terms of the work and the people engaged in the work. Extreme Photo of the Week Photograph by Mike Schirf “I love the skiing down the best, but I don't love the skinning up,” says 11-year-old Lilliana Libecki, seen here with her dad, Mike, on their recent sailing-skiing expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula in front of Paradise Bay and a colony of Gentoo penguins. It was Lilliana’s very first expedition with her dad, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Expeditions Council grantee, and veteran of 50-some remote expeditions. “I will never ever forget the skiing and icebergs and how curious and unafraid the penguins were,” Liliana says. “It was so marvelous.”

10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills Photo Updated, March 17, 2016 | We have published a companion piece: “8 Compelling Mini-Documentaries to Teach Close Reading and Critical Thinking Skills.” Ever want your students to slow down and notice details when they read — whether they’re perusing a book, a poem, a map or a political cartoon? Young people often want to hurry up and make meaning via a quick skim or a cursory glance when a text can demand patience and focus.

multiple uses of newspapers & magazines for ELT Newspaper fire orange (Photo credit: NS Newsflash) I love using real things for teaching English. By “real things” I mean something from real life – and not something specially developed for learning or teaching. That’s why I prefer usual movies (and not educational ones – they are hardly very exiting, most of the times, usual radio and not “special English” stations, and usual newspapers (not the ones for ESL learners). Talking about the newspapers, their use in class (and outside too) is limitless. Actually, if you have a newspaper with you, you might never have enough time to even open your coursebook – that black&white double-pages provide tons of material.

Experimenting with English (Part 2) – Activities for learners to do outside the classroom [26 and counting!] In my blog post Experimenting with English: scaffolding learner autonomy, I discussed how I approached helping my learners to use English outside the classroom, drawing on learner autonomy theory and methodology (e.g. Benson, 2011; Oxford, 2003; Smith 2003). Central to that project, alongside the very important element of discussion, was a handout I created for my learners. Here is a screenshot of a sample page, taken from the listening section: Sample page from my Experimenting with English activities handout, listening section. As you can see, the handout consists of a series of activities for learners to try, with space for them to record when they tried it and what they thought of it.

Reading images: an introduction to visual literacy “Literacy” usually means the ability to read and write, but it can also refer to the ability to “read” kinds of signs other than words — for example, images or gestures. The proliferation of images in our culture — in newspapers and magazines, in advertising, on television, and on the Web — makes visual literacy , the ability to “read” images, a vital skill. ABC3 - News - ABC3 Kids Wellbeing 5,000 kids are surveyed about their every day lives. Syria Ceasefire The US and Russia have negotiated a ceasefire. New Spaceship Virgin Galactic has unveiled it's new spaceship, the VSS Unity. Fiji Storm One of the biggest storms in the southern hemisphere. Sniffer Dogs Helping humans in the fight against animal extinction. Lego Job We meet Melody who landed a dream job with Lego.

Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating) You are going to practise language for; Describing photosComparing and contrasting photos (discussing similarities and differences)Speculating on what might be happeningReacting to photos (giving opinions) Discuss Look at the presentation. Follow the instructions and talk about some of the photos

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