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Lost Property by Åsa Lucander Ever since I saw the opening sequence of Pixar’s Up (you know the part I’m talking about), it seems like I’ve noticed a shift in animation—less hijinks, more sentimentality. The cynic in me wants to reject this trend—it feels like so many animators (especially those hoping to work for Disney’s animated behemoth) are crafting shorts that are aren’t just aiming for your heartstrings, but are figuratively trying to rip them out of your chest. It can all come across as a bit manipulative—feeling sad for the sake of feeling sad. But, occasionally, a short comes my way that manages to warm my cold, black heart. Lost Property from director Åsa Lucander is such a film.

Why Zippers Have YKK On Them Today I found out why zippers have a YKK on them. The YKK stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha (say that five times fast). In 1934 Tadao Yoshida founded Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha (translated Yoshida Industries Limited). This company is now the world’s foremost zipper manufacturer, making about 90% of all zippers in over 206 facilities in 52 countries. In fact, they not only make the zippers, they also make the machines that make the zippers; no word on if they make the machines that make the parts that make up the machines that make the zippers. Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment It’s not a stretch to say that assessment is a hot button issue in education; however, you’d be hard pressed to find an educator who doesn’t see the value in measuring student progress. Assessments themselves have been vilified, when, in fact, it’s why assessments are given and how the data is used that is really the issue. The Glossary of Education Reform gives this great overview of what high-stakes testing is and how it impacts students, teachers, and schools. Basically, high-stakes testing has consequences for the test-takers and givers—sometimes in the form of a high school diploma, grade advancement, and even teachers’ salaries. But not all assessment is high-stakes, and when done thoughtfully, the right assessment can provide extremely useful information for all stakeholders—students, teachers, parents, schools, and policy-makers

Orca Book Publishers Orca Book Publishers get in touch © 2015 Orca Book Publishers. All Rights Reserved. 469 Shares Share Tweet Email Becoming a tech-savvy teacher is great. Multi-level English Learning with Voscreen - Help Me To Improve My English 208 views I discovered a new method for ESL learning. It has five main levels (voSteps): BeginnerElementaryIntermediateUpperAdvanced And, there are lots of structures: Am, Is, Are; Can; Present Continuous; Relative Clauses; Imperatives; Modals; etc. Sixteen languages are available: Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Croatian, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian.

Video Lesson: Mr. Bean Follow me on twitter This is a video lesson based around the video “Mr. Bean packs his suitcase” thanks to British Council for bringing it to my attention in their lesson plan on making predictions but I’ve adapted it for use in different ways with different levels. 2.2. Traditions of English-speaking countries. Eating habits. Class 1 Class 1 Task 1. What do you know about eating habits in English-speaking countries? Compare them with your country's habits (make a list of eating habits and traditions in your country).

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