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Explain Everything X 4 Ways When it comes to flexible iPad apps, nothing quite fits the bill like Explain Everything. Developed as a screencasting app (in my opinion, the best in the app store), I have recently found that I am using the app for anything but screencasting. 1. Image / Poster / Graphic / Diagram Creator: The way I find myself using Explain Everything these days is as a platform to create images or posters. Presenter - Prowise Prowise Presenter is screen-independent cloud software that you can access anywhere, such as at home or at work, and from every type of a notebook, tablet, PC or digital board.

Jokes in English for the ESL/EFL Classroom - Newest Jokes Teachers often use jokes in the ESL/EFL classroom to teach culture, grammar and vocabulary. If you know a joke that works well with ESL/EFL students, please submit the joke. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Newest Jokes | Short Jokes | Riddles | Puns | Long Jokes | Misuse of English Last Submission: May 25, 2011 Please note that our older jokes may be funnier than the new submissions. The Handwriting Fairy! It's time... the handwriting fairy NEEDS to visit our classroom again! The students have been writing longer pieces than they've even written before, but it's so sloppy that it's starting to drive me crazy! I need to address this ASAP!

Writing Tools Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! guest Join | Help | Sign In Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Inquiry Posted 05/12/2015 12:23PM | Last Commented 06/03/2015 4:10PM Continuing to follow up the post 10 Signs of a 21st Century Classroom… Incorporating inquiry into courses is one of the areas that I personally struggle with the most. Inquiry has many meanings, but I’m going to define it as a student directed, interest driven approach to new knowledge. It is a natural style of learning.

Appraisal Homepage This site is devoted to the Appraisal framework, an approach to exploring, describing and explaining the way language is used to evaluate, to adopt stances, to construct textual personas and to manage interpersonal positionings and relationships. The Appraisal framework is an extension of the linguistic theories of M.A.K Halliday and his colleagues (Systemic Functional Linguistics) and has emerged over a period of almost two decades as a result of work conducted by a group of researchers primarily based in Australia. The materials currently available here represent the second stage of the development of the site. We plan to continue to extend the site by including contributions from many of the people who have been involved in the development of the Appraisal framework or who have applied it in some way to their research. An Introductory Course in Appraisal Analysis These materials provide a step-by-step guide to using Appraisal in critical text analysis.

Squiggle Stories! When I did my student teaching in 1st grade, my mentor teacher (who was fabulous!) had this as a fun little writing project. I have used it every year in 5th grade and my students love it. The E.S.L. Tutor's Handbook Suppose you decided to learn to sail without having had any previous sailing experience. You might immediately go to your local library and read all about the subject. Or, you might enrol in a course. You could ask a friend to take you out and show you how to sail. If you were really courageous, you could just buy a boat and set sail to learn through trial and error.

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