Acronym Finder The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom July 25, 2014 Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped learning setting. In fact, over the last couple of years I have reviewed several web tools and iPad apps that can be used in flipped classroom but the ones I am featuring below are among the best out there. 1- Educlipper Educlipper is a wonderful tool for creating video tutorials and guides to share with students. As a teacher you can create an Educlipper board for your class and share the link with them. Pixiclip is another wonderful tool to create step by step instructional videos to use in your flipped classroom. 3- Explain Everything Explain Everything is a great interactive whiteboard that allows you to create screencasts and video tutorials using annotation, animation, narration, importing, and exporting almost anything to and from almost anywhere. 4- Knowmia 6- Educreations
Concordancers in ELT This has enabled linguists to create and analyse huge corpora (collections of authentic language text) and to reassess the assumed rules regarding the way we use language and especially words. With the spread of the Internet, these corpora are now becoming available to any teacher or student with an Internet connection, opening up a vast resource for language learning. What is a concordancer? How can concordancers help us? Ideas for using concordancers with students Some possible problems Conclusion What is a concordancer? A typical concordancer allows us to enter a word or phrase and search for multiple examples of how that word or phrase is used in everyday speech or writing. How can concordancers help us? If like me you've often experienced some moments of self doubt when answering, or had to face the disappointed response of a student to the answer "Well it depends Exploring collocations. Looking at their own errors. Understanding different uses / meanings. Finding genuine examples.
Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds Shakespeare corpus The source texts came from Online Library of Liberty ( Their original source is the OUP edition of 1916. You get 37 plays, plus all the speeches of all the characters. Ie. you get the whole play Hamlet, plus separately all the speeches of Prince Hamlet, all the speeches of Horatio, etc. All the files are saved in 16-bit Unicode. The plays are in the root of 3 folders (comedies, historical, tragedies) as appropriate. Mike Scott mike (at) lexically.net English to French, Italian, German & Spanish Dictionary Thinking Skills What do we mean by "Thinking Skills"? Thinking skills are the mental processes that we apply when we seek to make sense of experience. Thinking skills enable us to integrate each new experience into the schema that we are constructing of "how things are". It has always been the central aim of education to improve the quality of thinking because better thinking will not only enable us to become more successful at learning but will also equip us for life, enabling us to realise our own potential and to contribute to the development of society. Why do we need to develop thinking skills? When I was at school (in the 1950's and 1960's) students were largely considered to be "clever" if they demonstrated the ability to commit to memory huge amounts of data and to recall that data on the appropriate occasion. In "How to Create and Develop a Thinking Classroom", Mike Fleetham writes: Incidentally, the current population of Australia (on 20 March 2011) is 22,594,438.
WebCorp: The Web as Corpus WebCorp Live lets you access the Web as a corpus - a large collection of texts from which examples of real language use can be extracted. More... Have you tried WebCorp LSE? Our large-scale search engine with more search options, part-of-speech tags and quantitative analyses. More details... Enter the word or phrase you wish to search for in this box. A case insensitive search will match both upper and lower case variants of the search terms. Span will choose the number of words or characters to display as the left and right contexts of the search term. WebCorp works 'on top of' existing web search engines. You can also specify a language or market for the pages to search, as classified by the web search engine. Show URLs will display a link to and other meta-information for each matching web page. Pages will tell you the maximum number of web pages WebCorp will search. One concordance line per web page will retrieve only one match from each page searched.
Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles BASE (British Academic Spoken English) and BASE Plus Collections Overview of BASE The British Academic Spoken English (BASE) project took place at the Universities of Warwick and Reading between 2000–2005, under the directorship of Hilary Nesi (Warwick) , with Paul Thompson (Reading). Natalie Snodgrass and Sarah Creer were employed as research assistants and Tim Kelly was video producer of the project. Lou Burnard (Oxford University) and Adam Kilgarriff (Lexicography MasterClass Ltd) acted as consultants. The BASE Corpus consists of 160 lectures and 40 seminars recorded in a variety of departments (video-recorded at the University of Warwick and audio-recorded at the University of Reading). The corpus has been deposited in the Oxford Text Archive and is catalogued by the Arts and Humanities Data Service. Funding The early stages of corpus development were assisted by funding from the Universities of Warwick and Reading , BALEAP, EURALEX, and The British Academy (2000-2001, Grant reference: SG 30284). Overview of BASE Plus i. ii. iii. iv. v.
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Blended Learning in Higher Education: Framework, Principles, and Guidelines - D. Randy Garrison, Norman D. Vaughan This groundbreaking book offers a down-to-earth resource for the practical application of blended learning in higher education as well as a comprehensive examination of the topic. Well-grounded in research, Blended Learning in Higher Education clearly demonstrates how the blended learning approach embraces the traditional values of face-to-face teaching and integrates the best practices of online learning. This approach has proven to both enhance and expand the effectiveness and efficiency of teaching and learning in higher education across disciplines. In this much-needed book, authors D. Randy Garrison and Norman D. Vaughan present the foundational research, theoretical framework, scenarios, principles, and practical guidelines for the redesign and transformation of the higher education curriculum. Blended Learning in Higher Education