Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without I have to tell you that it was a tough call to make these decisions, especially when we’re talking every teacher no matter what grade level or subject, but I hope that you find a couple of gems to put away in your virtual treasure box. You may have others you’d like to add to the list. Please post them in the comments for all of us to explore. A great photo editing tool is a must for teachers and I recommend Aviary, LunaPic, Picnik, or BeFunky with some being simpler than others, but all having unique features. Explore all the tools and choose the best option for your skill level. Creaza and Jaycut are answers to the Windows XP Movie Maker and Flipcam problem. Delicious or Diigo are online bookmarking networks teachers need. Doodle is a groovy scheduling tool teachers can use when setting up a collaborative work meeting or building social committee event. Dropbox is one of my absolute favorite tools shared with me by Intel Teach buddies Glen Westbrook and Jill Summers.
Free ESL (English as a Second Language) Lesson Plans to Download • Teaching ESL/EFL This page was originally designed to share my materials with other English teaching assistants in France, especially those who have no experience in teaching ESL yet. I've also included worksheets that I used for private English lessons in France as well as some of the materials I used in my ESL classes in the United States. Feel free to use them as you'd like. Some of the lessons listed under the Assistant section can also be used for private lessons and vice versa. Buy English as a Second Language Lesson Plans! Buy ESL Lesson Plans Book Recommendations If you are new to teaching English to non-native speakers, I recommend trying some Teaching English courses at Udemy and the following books: English Assistant in France Lessons Refer to the Teaching section of the Assistants Guide if you'd like a more detailed account of how I used these lessons in my classes, as well as links to other plans that I found online. Classroom Conversation and Speaking Pronunciation Listening
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Mothers Day Coloring Pages - fun Mother's Day color book page for kids Apples4theteacher Mother's Day coloring pages make great mouse practice activities for toddlers, preschool, and elementary children. They can also be used with beginning readers. If children are unable to read the sentence that goes with the coloring page, have them click on each word to hear the sentence. Check out our literacy ideas on how to use our coloring page readers. All of our Mother's Day coloring page readers print crisp and clean. Check out all our Mothers Day Thematic Unit Activities - craft ideas, craft books, short stories, gift ideas, interactive games, childrens' book list, printables, worksheets, movies, word jumbles, word search puzzles and more.
Grammar,Vocabulary ESL Worksheets,Printables,Tests,Puzzles The iPad Guide - How to Get the Most Out of the iPad When the iPad was released, Steve Jobs called it "magical". And in many ways, he was right. The iPad is a great device capable of doing everything from streaming movies to entertaining you with great games to becoming your digital library to simply letting you surf the web on your couch. This iPad guide will teach you everything from how to go about picking out the right iPad to the basics of how to go about using it to how to get the most out of it. How to Buy an iPad Perhaps the most important thing this iPad guide can teach you is how to go about buying an iPad. Getting Started With the iPad If you are a new owner unfamiliar with Apple's iOS devices, it's okay to feel a little lost. Getting the Most Out of the iPad Now that you are navigating the interface like a pro, it's time to find out how to squeeze the most out of the iPad. A Parent's Guide to the iPad The iPad can be both a great entertainment tool for little ones and a great learning tool for kids of all ages. The Best iPad Apps
Study Proves Why We Need Digital Literacy Education A few months ago, the Internet buzzed with the results of a study comparing students' note-taking on computers versus note-taking with paper and pen. In the article, authors Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer shared the results of three experiments comparing these two note-taking conditions, and their conclusion was signaled in the title: "The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard." Following the authors' lead, most media reports treated these results as proof that using laptops for note-taking — or, some argued, any classroom use — was detrimental to learning. The Study To understand how the conclusions of this research have been misrepresented, we first have to understand the studies themselves. Mueller and Oppenheimer discovered something else: students who took notes with laptops took a lot more notes. Thinking this verbatim note-taking might have skewed their results, the authors attempted to control for it in a second experiment. What Does it Mean? Not So Fast This is nonsense.
The Definition Of Digital Literacy The Definition Of Digital Literacy by Terry Heick When we think of digital literacy, we usually think of research–finding, evaluating, and properly crediting digital sources. The “research” connotation makes sense, as it is the sheer volume of sources and media forms on the “internet” that stand out. But we are living in a world where the internet is disappearing, replaced by sheer connectivity. Are you “on the internet” when you tweet? As the internet dissolves into something more seamless–that no longer requires a clunky web browser to make itself visible–we might adjust our perspectives in parallel. Take the idea of “literacy,” for example. Technology improves literacy only insofar as it improves a learner’s ability to identify, analyze, evaluate and create media. Literacy implies a fuller understanding and a rounder knowledge. This isn’t wrong so much as it focuses too much on technology and “the internet.”
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