5 Features of Google Docs you Are Probably Missing Out On While just about EVERYBODY’S using Google Docs these days, there may be some important features you’re missing out on, so if you’re having GDocs FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), read on... Suggesting ModeThis relatively new feature allows you to highlight a mistake in a document, type a suggestion on top, then lets other document editors choose whether or not to accept your suggestion. Writing teachers and peer editors: Don’t miss this feature! Blog Animation is a powerful technique that allows you to turn complex ideas or vague concepts into a clear and comprehensive story. However, sometimes it might be easier or less time-consuming to demonstrate something using camera-recorded video instead of recreating a situation using animated objects: a product demo, an exterior site, a manufacturing process, an interview — live action helps showing your audience how something works or what you've achieved. This helps you to concretize your story, and to connect with your audience.
How to Use Lay and Lie Ever been corrected – or corrected someone else – for saying "I'm going to lay down"? In either case, your dictionary forgives you. It's true that the correct way to make that statement is to say "I'm going to lie down," but it's also true that lay and lie have been tripping up English speakers for 700 years, and no one should be judged harshly for being among the confused. Which variety of English should you speak? Ahead of UN English Language Day on 23 April 2014, English language and linguistics specialist Dr Urszula Clark presents research Opens in a new tab or window. on variations in the use of English and what these could mean for education policy and teachers of English. Her live-streamed British Council seminar Opens in a new tab or window. is later today from 19:00 to 20:00 BST. You are what you speak: place of origin most important identity factor
Songs and Activities for English Language Learners Nina Simone, 1967 This song became an anthem of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.Because of the complexity of the grammatical construction repeated in the song (wish + a verb in the past tense), it works best as a teaching tool for levels intermediate and up. Choose from the following activities: Pre-Listening Practice expressing wishes about the present with the construction wish + a verb in past tense. The worksheet below is for levels intermediate and up. wish worksheet.docx wish worksheet.pdf Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Effective Questions to Help Students Develop A Growth Mindset November 1, 2014 When it comes to high quality education blog posts. Dr Jackie Gerstein is one of my favourite authors. I always find her articles very insightful and full of new ideas and thoughts to learn from. I have shared several of her works in the past and most notably her popular visual on The Educators with a Growth Mindset.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Tynker- A Wonderful App for Teach... July 16 , 2015 Tynker is an excellent website for teaching students coding. Students will get to learn the fundamentals of coding and programming through game-like puzzles, tutorials, stories and several interactive activities. Tynker also provides a wide variety of educational resources for teachers and educators. Some of these include: ready-to-use , grade specific lesson plans, STEM project templates that integrate coding across the curriculum, automatic assessment and powerful tracking tools for a better classroom management and many more.
e-Books from Bill Zimmerman Words I Wish Someone Had Saidto Me As a Kid I wrote this book of encouraging words to help young people as they make their way in the world. Every girl and boy needs to hear such words. 5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students I saved the best for last. My students requested this game more often than any other game we ever played. It's based on the old drinking game "Ring of Fire," modified for the classroom. Materials needed:A standard deck of playing cards, a whiteboard, 20-30 small slips of blank paper, and a bowl. The setup:Almost none!