The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It Adolescence is an exciting time as teenagers become increasingly independent, begin to look forward to their lives beyond high school, and undergo many physical, emotional, and cognitive changes. In that last category, teenagers can learn to take charge of their developing brains and steer their thinking in positive and productive directions toward future college and career success. The brain’s prefrontal cortex, which functions as the control center for executive functions such as planning, goal setting, decision making, and problem solving, undergoes significant changes during the teenage years. In an NPR interview, Laurence Steinberg, author of Age of Opportunity: Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence, notes that ages 12 to 25 are a period of extraordinary neuroplasticity.
Beyond Gap Fills. Using songs to learn a language. Why, how and which? At the beginning of this year, I was surprised to find out that many of my students, especially adults, stated in the Needs Analysis that they wanted to use songs. I must admit that I’m used to using songs in the YL classroom all the time (especially clapping games – my personal favourite!) but I didn’t pay too much attention to the importance of music in the teen / adult class. Why should we use songs?
How To Make an App With No Programming Experience (Updated Guide) by Chris Ching Today I’m going to show you how to make an app even if you don’t have any coding experience. Introduction Thousands of people have gone through this guide on how to make an app and given me praise for publishing it! You’ll learn the core skills and foundation that you need in order to create any app. A Guide to Use Blogs to Help Students Achieve Fluency You have met Veronika Palovska on my blog before. She is an online teacher with a unique niche: she teaches writing to online creative entrepreneurs and teachers at DoYouSpeakFreedom.Com. Writing is essential when it comes to communication, and it takes up a part of our time as teacherpreneurs. Today I wanted to introduce a slightly different angle for my posts. I asked Veronika to share with us how you can use blogs in your online teaching to enhance your students’ language immersion and boost their fluency.
Black Mirror as Pedagogical Tool in the College Classroom by Frank Bridges — Rutgers University May 08, 2015 – 00:00 In Danah Boyd’s “Participating in the Always on Lifestyle,” she states, “I may not be always-on the Internet as we think of it colloquially, but I am always connected to the network. And that’s what it means to be always-on.” About-ALSong ALSong is a music player that provides real-time synchronized lyrics of the music playing. ALSong provides plenty of convenient additional features from playing music files in compressed archives to managing playlists, providing web radios and managing tags. Basic Functions Diverse Color Themes - Able to change hue and saturation of ALSong to decorate with your favorite color.
‘I’ve given up marking – and so should you’ Teachers are marking too much. Or, at the very least, we’re doing far too much of the wrong sort of marking; the sort of marking that keeps pencil cases open, and mouths and hearts shut. We’re spending too much time ticking, flicking and dicking about in the children’s books and it simply isn’t fair. On us or on them. Pricing - Off2Class What is a Student Account? Adding students to Off2Class allows you to teach your student lessons, assign homework, take notes on their performance and track their progress. You can add and de-activate students as you need, but your total number of student accounts is limited by the plan you select. Are there limits on how many lessons I can teach?
Create an Audio QR Code Follow the Steps Below These are the directions for creating a QR code that will allow the user to play audio upon scanning the code. This function would serve you well if you wanted to deliver instructions for learning centers (science investigations, for example), presentations, and in so many other ways. Enjoy! Step One - Create the Audio (MP3) I would complete this step with either Record MP3 or Vocaroo. Effective Revision Strategies I led the 15 Minute Forum tonight, as a late replacement, for a member of staff who was ironically leading a Year 11 Revision session. The focus of the session was to share some effective revision strategies which could be used by teachers with their students. I wanted to start by actually thinking about the word ‘revision’.