30 Of The Most Popular Trends In Education by TeachThought Staff What are the most popular trends in education? What about the most popular trends in education heading into 2021 specifically? Well, that’s a tricky question. Deciding what’s ‘trending’ is an important part of digital publishing and social media interaction. Facebook articles, Google News, Apple News, trending hashtags on twitter, and even our own TeachThought website all depend heavily on statistics.
5 Tools to Convert and Edit The PDF Format Advertisement PDF files are the digital equivalent of the paper document: made to be shared and read, and occasionally filled in like a form, but not really intended to be easily edited. You could argue the format is outdated in our increasingly post-paper world, but PDF documents aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The Future Is Here - Your Guide to Having a Paperless Life Today The Future Is Here - Your Guide to Having a Paperless Life Today Paperless – a term that is used quite often now days. But what does it mean? And to what extent does it apply?
9 Collaborative Projects to Explore & Reuse Week 3 of the ThingLink Teacher Challenge asks participants to Create a Collaborative Student Project. The first of many project have landed in our group channel and it is with great pleasure that we share these 9 Collaborative Student Projects created by talented educators. Ways to Use This Resource English Text To Speech, TTS: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese This natural sounding text to speech service reads out loud anything you like in a variety of languages and dialects in male and female voices. The TTS service speaks Chinese Mandarin (female), Chinese Cantonese (female), Chinese Taiwanese (female), Dutch (female), English British (female), English British (male), English American (female), English American (male), French (female), German (female), German (male), Hindi (female), Indonesian (female), Italian (female), Italian (male), Japanese (female), Korean (female), Polish (female), Portuguese Brazilian (female), Russian (female), Spanish European (female), Spanish European (male), Spanish American (female). Just type a word or a phrase, or copy-paste any text. Choose the speech rate that works for you.
ESL speaking activities These speaking activities have the simple aim of getting students to speak openly and freely, with minimal support, in order to achieve their communicative goals. Only in this situation can we really gauge a student’s progress and discover their strengths and weaknesses. On this page you will find suggestions for speaking exercises ranging from simpler more controlled interactions to wider-ranging free-speaking activities. Find someone who… A mingling activity in which students locate the person on their sheet and engage them in short conversations. What’s your opinion? The biggest indictment of our schools is not their failure to raise test scores The latest results are available from the annual Gallup poll of middle and high school students. Over 920,000 students participated last fall. Here are a couple of key charts that I made from the data: [download a larger version of this image] [download a larger version of this image]
15 Great Tools to Publish Student Writing - Practutor Blog Why do kids give their best when playing baseball? It isn’t a test, and nobody is going to invite them to join the Major League only because they performed well in one game. Why do children love devoting themselves to a baseball game, even though, it is not being assessed? Simple, because everybody is watching them play. They play for the cheers, shouts and the boos. Children play to show the world, that they are as good as everybody else.
EPT 015 – Kory Graham @tritonkory Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: iTunes | | Kory Graham has a ton of experience (20+ years) working with kids in grades K-6 and she is just a very lovely person all around! In this interview we delve into Kory’s twitter profile pic, her Kindergarteners 100th day preparations, Skype calls with twitter friends from around the globe (including EPT guest Jordan Lanfair) and much much more… Burst of knowledge round: Q: The first truly meaningful or inspiring book you ever read? Tips and Tools to Help you Better integrate Technology in Your Instrcution March 30, 2014 Looking for some ideas on how to integrate technology in your instruction? Dr. Kimberly Tyson from Learning Unlimited has these excellent tips to share with you. In this visual she created she outlined 6 practical ideas to help you choose digital tools to support students learning. For each of these ideas she provided a bunch of web tools that you can use to attain them.
Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom This is a place were English teachers can share games and activities that they have found useful in the classroom. If you know a game or an activity that works well with ESL/EFL students and it is not yet listed here, please submit it. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Number of Submissions: 132 The newest addition is at the top of the page. Game of Thrones: The History Behind the Red Wedding Dark portents aligned to make Catelyn, Robb, and Edmure’s trip to the Frey’s castle ominous, including the endless rain and Robb’s direwolf’s jumping in his cage. Catelyn Stark mistrusts Lord Frey and frets he is leading them to a trap. But, did historical events inspire George RR Martin when he envisioned the Red Wedding? To pen the Red Wedding Martin takes a page from a real-life event in medieval Scottish history known as the Black Dinner and may also have been inspired by the Skirmish at Heworth Moor, which I’ll cover in the next blog post. The Black Dinner This anonymous posthumous portrait shows James II as an adult.
Soundbites for the Classroom In a time-stressed world, it seems that soundbites are all we have time to pay attention to. On public transport, in the media, and yes, even in the classroom. One of my regular routines is to project soundbites (or more commonly referred to as quotations) on the board as students walk into the classroom and settle down to a lesson. In other contexts I have used music, these days however, I tend to use visual images to indicate a different space, a change of pace, a moment to transit from the outside world into the rhythms of practice and learning. Sometimes there is a nudging to remind students that success is a result of dedicated work; other times, an image with words can turn on smiles and lighten up the burden of having to sit for another hour and focus on learning.
Read's Reflective Rants : Embed.ly As I was trying to figure out how to embed my Flipagram today, I accidentally stumbled upon embed.ly All you have to do is paste the URL into the embed.ly site and it formulates a code so that you can embed any content into your blog or site. What a cool new tool! I love being able to embed content into my blog, rather than posting links. 28 Creative PowerPoint and Keynote Presentation Designs There’s a certain art to putting together a solid presentation and PowerPoint and Keynote are the primary tools of the trade. The “art” comes into play when you’re trying to set yourself apart; so how you use the tools is of great importance. Often it is the design of the presentation itself that does the trick. In an effort to help you put together a great-looking presentation, here are 28 examples of creative presentation designs using Powerpoint and Keynote: 1. 1 Billion Hungry Project 2.