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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class One day, in front 36 riotous sophomores, I clutched my chest and dropped to my knees like Sergeant Elias at the end of Platoon. Instantly, dead silence and open mouths replaced classroom Armageddon. Standing up like nothing had happened, I said, "Thanks for your attention -- let's talk about love poems." I never used that stunt again. After all, should a real emergency occur, it would be better if students call 911 rather than post my motionless body on YouTube.
13 Great Resources for Finding Free Public Domain Books April 27, 2014 We all love to cuddle up with a good book and read a chapter or two before we fall asleep. That was before the massive uptake of ebooks and the widespread of ebook readers and tablets. Now that life becomes excessively digitized, digital reading is virtually the norm. The importance of digital reading, not only for us but for our students as well , is well documented in the education research literature.
OECD: Students, computers and learning (literacy and digital reading) September 18, 2015 at 1:00 am ramott Students computers and learning is the name of a report released this week from the OECD. From the description: “The report highlights the importance of bolstering students’ ability to navigate through digital texts. It also examines the relationship among computer access in schools, computer use in classrooms, and performance in the PISA assessment.
First Week's Fun - Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits We have launched our writer’s workshop. Today was our first real try at it. I am thrilled. 700 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns Free Comedy & Dramas 175 Paramount Films on Paramount’s Official YouTube Channel – Free – The Paramount Vault now streams on its official YouTube channel 175 free feature films. Includes 1987’s Ironweed with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, Hamlet (1990) with Glenn Close and Mel Gibson. They’re limited to a US audience.125 Korean Feature Films – Free – The Korean Film Archive has put on YouTube over 100 Korean feature films, including Im Kwon-taek’s Sopyonje and Hong Sangsoo’s The Day the Pig Fell Into a Well.
12 Ways to Teach using Play Doh! Play doh is something every child loves to play with. Have you ever thought about using that love to excite your students and use it to teach? There are so many possibilities and all of these ideas really help our kinesthetic learners. 65 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online A few things to know about Charlie Chaplin. He starred in over 80 films, reeling off most during the silent film era. In 1914 alone, he acted in 40 films, then another 15 in 1915. By the 1920s, Chaplin had emerged as the first larger-than-life movie star and director, if not the most recognizable person in the world.
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