DigitalStorytelling4Kids [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Week2 Week 2: Sharing Stories through Comics During this week, participants will become familiar with web tools to create comics with young learners.learn how to create comic stories with these tools.reflect on the use of comics in the classroomexplore ways to integrate comics in their classroom in ways that improve reading and writing skills of learnersdiscover mobile apps for creating comicscreate a comic using one of the tools from this week Task 1, Day 1: How can we use comics in storytelling with young learners? Comics and cartoons compress stories into a just a few frames. How might this be a strength in classes with young learners?
Why teachers should not bother correcting errors in their students’ writing (not the traditional way at least) Metacognitive enhancement and error correction: a discussion of the shortcomings of traditional error treatment and of the potential benefits of learner training in self-monitoring strategies Dr Gianfranco Conti Garden International School (Kuala Lumpur) Dr Yoko Sato Hosei University (Tokyo) Abstract Software English learning software including TOEFL practice, reading and listening comprehension, pronunciation improvement, grammar for all levels. Also included are reviews to some of the principle products offered, as well as software which allows teachers to design their own activities. Dictionary Review - Babylon - translation @ a clickReview of Babylon Translation @ a Click Dictionary by the guide to English as a 2nd Language at about.com. This review focuses on the strength of Babylon for ESL learners.
Band of heroes What’s happening to the hero in 21st century Western fiction? The outsider hero of the Hero’s journey archetype remains the dominant paradigm in Western storytelling. However, I believe that a there is a new thread to the story of the hero which needs to be described and discussed in classrooms. Band of heroes
26 Ways to Use Comics in the Classroom and 5 Free Tools for Creating Comics One of the most popular posts that I've published on Free Technology for Teachers is a list of ten free tools for creating comics online. I wrote that post three years ago. Since then some of the tools have gone offline or started charging users. 50 Fab Apps for Teachers Less Is More You don’t need a one-to-one classroom (one device for every student) to integrate tablets into instruction. Whether you have one tablet or five, possibilities for teaching with them abound. Single Tablet • Independent reading Load up your tablet with books in a reading app.
A collocation thesaurus concordancer that produces word clouds! On the surface of it Just-the-Word looks just like any other online dictionary or thesaurus, but start using it and you will soon find that it's much more. If you type in a word, you can ask not only for alternatives just like any other thesaurus, but also word combinations for use with your key word. The word combinations option produces a great list of collocations for the word, and what's better, if you click on the collocates, you get the kind of list that a concordancer will produce, with the expressions highlighted in context. That's great, but there is still more, because if you click on a small button that says 'View in Wordle' the site will link through automatically to Wordle and create a word cloud of the most frequent collocations.
Study table about Modes of writing, figures of speech, poetry terms, argument terms, etc.!!! incorrect cards (0) correct cards (0) remaining cards (49) Save 21 Ways to Use MakeBeliefsComix.com in the Classroom How to Play with MakeBeliefsComix.com How to Play: For Educators Click here to watch a video of students at City College, New York, talking about how MakeBeliefsComix.com helps them learn English. Their instructor, Tamara Kirson, was named The New York Times 2009 ESOL Teacher of the Year. To see her lesson plan click here.
Free Online Smart IPA Keyboard Write phonetics using English alphabet then search the web or post to social networks by clicking the appropriate button More Free Tools from Sciweavers The Smart IPA Keyboard lets you quickly type IPA phonetics without the need to memorize any symbol code.