Some Good Mac Apps for Learning A New Language July 20, 2015 After posting about language apps for iPad and Android, today’s post is introducing you to some useful Mac apps students can use to learn a new language. The list comprises carefully handpicked apps which have been popular among teachers. Check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to this selection. 1-Language Learning Centre Pronunciation game ‘-ed’ This is a game designed for students to identify and practise the pronunciation of ‘-ed’ in the past simple/past participle forms of regular verbs. It comes with three sets of cards at three levels of difficulty, so it can be played with students of any level from elementary to advanced. You can download the cards by clicking here. If you really want to be green for Earth Hour, go vegan On Saturday 19 March many of us will be turning off the lights for Earth Hour. While this will make for a nice romantic meal, if you truly want to combat climate change, cross off meat, eggs and dairy foods from your shopping list. Foods derived from animals, whether eaten by candlelight or not, require more resources and cause more greenhouse gas emissions than plant-based foods do. Each year, humans kill 60 billion land animals for food – that’s about 7 million animals every hour.
Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade Teaching with Technology Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade In our 2016 Teaching with Technology survey, faculty members offered their predictions on what the future holds for technology in teaching — including what hardware and systems will bite the dust over the next 10 years. The technologies that exist in classrooms today won't necessarily be the same ones that are around in 10 years. In particular, the days of desktop computers and laptops are numbered, according to educators in Campus Technology's 2016 Teaching with Technology survey.
21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom 21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom by Lynn Usrey Every teacher wants to be able to make his or her classroom environment the optimum place for learning, interacting and engaging. Today, there is a wide assortment of free technology options available to enhance your instruction. The tools are changing… quickly. So making the best choices, based on the resources available in your school, or through your board, is critical. 50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get! Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators.
The full guide to classroom gamification The only way to learn is by doing. No matter how many lectures you hear or blog posts you read, if you are not acting on what you’ve learned, the material is bound to fade away. Probably sooner rather than later. Enter games. Games excel at passing knowledge that sticks. The Simpsons season 13 free download ←The Simpsons season 12The Simpsons season 14→ 22 episodes (431 views) 8.9(692 votes) 5 keys to encouraging teacher innovation Change is hard. How can you get reluctant teachers to embrace change and try new innovations in teaching with technology? At ISTE 2016, popular ed-tech speaker Jennie Magiera shared several strategies for doing just that—turning those “yes, but…” objections into “what if…” adventures. Magiera, a former Chicago Public Schools teacher who is now the chief technology officer for School District 62 in Des Plaines, Ill., said there are three types of people whom ed-tech leaders will encounter when they encourage their staff to innovate: “hoorays, hmms, and hell nos.” The “hoorays” are those who are eager to try new tools and techniques in their classroom, she said.
How to Easily Turn Yourself into a Cartoon and Why it’s So Effective by PowToon! I remember watching an absolutely crazy ad, where the head of MINI Cooper USA, publicly challenges the head of Porsche to a race. I thought, “Woah, that takes guts, what if he loses?” But Jim Mcdowell,wasn’t scared. As the head of Mini Cooper, he believed in his product so much that he publicly put his name behind the car. Steve Jobs did the same; Every new iProduct launched was personally unveiled by him and in doing so, he became the face of Apple. But shiny cars and phones aren’t the only instances where company leaders stood up and took center stage. The Seven Best Short Films for ELT Students - Kieran Donaghy I’ve been writing lesson plans designed around short films for my website Film English for six years. Teachers often ask me how I find the short films I use in my lesson plans. The answer is quite simple: I’ve watched literally thousands of short films and developed an instinct for the type of engaging and simple short films which will work in the ELT classroom. In this article I’d like to share what for me are the seven best short films for the language classroom. The Mirror The Mirror is a short film by Ramon and Pedro which tells the story of a boy’s journey from childhood to old age.
teachingenglish.org There are several reasons for this, primarily a kind of fear that students will panic when faced with language that is largely unfamiliar, and a feeling that to prevent this the language should be edited to the students' level. This is an unnecessary fear, as using authentic materials can be rewarding and stimulating for both teacher and students. Sources Aren't authentic materials too difficult? An example The question of levels Dealing with unknown language Conclusion Sources When people first think of authentic materials they usually assume that we are talking about newspaper and magazine articles.
Famous British Classical Music Composers By Aaron Green Updated February 01, 2015. William Byrd (1543-1623)William Byrd is perhaps the greatest English composer of all time. With hundreds of individual compositions, Byrd seemingly mastered every style of music that existed during his lifetime, outshining Orlando de Lassus and Giovanni Palestrina. Apart from his choral works, Byrd is considered by many to be the first "genius" of the keyboard.
9 secrets of incredibly efficient districts Using a learning management system to automate processes such as multiple logins and time-consuming searches for online resources can help districts change the “book” paradigm through technology. “We have to make time for great teaching,” Gorman said. “We need to improve educator effectiveness and this outweighs any other school program or policy.” Gorman said efficient districts have: 1.