LocoMotive Labs: Products - LocoMotive Labs Kid in Story Book Maker makes it easy and fun to create visual stories to support learning, social modeling, and early literacy with your child as the star character. How Kid in Story Book Maker WorksTo personalize the stories, LocoMotive Labs’ unique Locolens™ image detection technology allows you to superimpose your child or student onto the template backgrounds – similar to “green screening.” Just snap a portrait (or use one already saved in your library), and let Locolens™ pluck your “kid” out of the picture and place him or her in the story. StoryBuilder Educator Review How Can Teachers Use It? StoryBuilder can teach students about the basic steps for good storytelling as well as how to reply to questions in narrative form. Since the app doesn't provide feedback, practice may be most effective one-on-one with teachers tracking progress, at least until a student gets the gist of the exercise. You may want to share stories on StoryBuilder via email with a student's speech therapist and parents to demonstrate specific issues or evaluate and note progress. Read MoreRead Less
Using Cartoon Avatars in the Classroom There are many sites available which provide you with options to create avatars, which are comic representations of people. Avatars can have many uses in the classroom. Here are some suggestions.Make own avatar and use in a personal profile listing hobbies, interest and goals.Make own avatar with background and accessories which represent their interests. The students can explain what the visual images represent, eg. A guitar because they love to listen to music.Students divide into pairs and make avatars of each other.Make own avatars, print them out and collect them. About Slipp has evolved into If you're not ready for Slipp you can still CREATE A GLOSSI. Dear Glossinauts, Since our launch over a year ago, almost 10,000 beautiful Glossies have been created by imaginative, creative and fantastic people just like you.
Books Read The Biggest and Brightest Light For Ages: 4-7 10 Free iPad Creativity Apps for Young Learners Teaching our kids to be creative is just as important as teaching them critical thinking skills.Creativity open up students mind to new learning horizons and makes them capable of tackling new and novel situations way better than any explicit instruction would do. We, in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning , strongly believe in the importance of creativity in education and we have dedicated a whole section in this blog to articles covering this topic. We have also reviewed some web tools that teachers can use to integrate creativity in their instruction and today we are going to introduce you to an awesome set of iPad apps that can do the same job but this time for young learners in primary schools.
Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT Every day, people around the world communicate, connect, and learn digitally on the go. Our students spend hours with their devices and digital tools. Imagine if some of that time was spent learning your content. The Seven Best Simple Novels for EFL Students - Kieran Donaghy In my previous article I looked at the many benefits of extensive reading which include gains in reading and writing competence, oral and aural skills, vocabulary growth, and increases in self-esteem and empathy. It is also highly motivating for students to discover that they can read in English and that they enjoy it. For this reason it is essential that the books are interesting to students and at a level appropriate to their reading ability. If students find the books compelling and interesting, and can understand them, they may become more eager readers. However, finding books that are interesting to your students and at a level appropriate to their reading level is not always easy. For students from level A1-B1 I would strongly recommend using graded readers – books which have been adapted by avoiding using difficult grammar and vocabulary for people learning a foreign language.
50 Must-Have Educational Apps It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities! What’s that, you say? Well, there is so much downtime during the holidays where kids and adults spend hours just passing the time… why not try out some new apps on your phone? To Market, To Market Marketing departments at publishing houses have a daunting task, figuring out how to use shrinking budgets to create promotional materials that are actually effective for the publisher and useful to the bookseller. So what works? What do we love seeing in our bookstores? What gets tossed out without a further glance? Whereas a centralized bookselling corporation may have one buyer to please, indies range in size, scope, and individual buyer preferences. Here are a few do’s and don’t's Josie and I have put together from our perspective.
Children's Books: Reading Time What kinds of books do children like to read? Where can you find cheap or discount books? Do you buy books at a bookstore or at an online bookstore? Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. How to Build Your E-Learning Portfolio – Part 2 This post is one in a four-part series for How to Build Your E-learning Portfolio. You can read Part 1 here. Common Challenges I understand that building your portfolio can be challenging. As are most things in life. Maybe you aren’t legally allowed to share your work samples because they’re controlled goods or you’ve signed an air-tight Non-Disclosure Agreement;Maybe you don’t have time…we’re not all Beyonce; orMaybe you don’t know where to begin.
Datenglish: Creating eBooks with learners Project: Students create their own E-Textbooks Why this project? I think that helping them create their own E-Textbooks would be just one more way to express my gratitude to my learners for sharing our learning journey. I feel this is a powerful way to develop pride in their learning process as well as develop self-awareness of their achievements during the year. Teaching-learning scenario: Stories Summary Watch and listen as the CBeebies presenters tell a story. Often retelling traditional stories and fairytales, the presenters read aloud from a picture book. Children can sit back and listen as well as follow the pictures on screen. Enjoying being read to, talking about books, reading stories and becoming familiar with them creates enthusiasm and interest that is likely to stay with children.