101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents. These “Web 2.0” teaching tools aren’t magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer. The following list is filled with tools that will make a teacher’s, or those enrolled in the best online education programs, life easier. The categories are listed in alphabetical order and the links to each tool are also listed alphabetically within those categories. Aggregators
ESL Flashcards Here you will find a collection of hundreds of flashcards for ESL kids. Each flashcard set has both small (four on one A4 sheet) and large (two on one A4 sheet) versions. There are two copies of each card, one with a word describing the picture, and the other without a description so that you can write your own. This is particularly helpful with differences in American and British English.
Animations Allen Hoe served as a combat medic during the Vietnam War, and his two sons continued his legacy of service. His oldest son, Nainoa, eventually became a first lieutenant infantry officer with the Army's 3rd Battalion. In January 2005, while leading his men through Mosul, Iraq, Nainoa was killed by sniper fire. 25 maps that explain the English language by Libby Nelson on March 3, 2015 English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Starts To Write The Very Hungry Caterpillar is full of useful vocabulary for children – days of the week, food names, numbers… Children can use this vocabulary to create their own stories – for instance, “What I ate this week” (“On Monday, I ate fried rice. On Tuesday, I ate chicken.”), making it nice and personal to them. But to begin with, they can trace over the words, fill in gaps, or repeat phrases in mini books, allowing them to become more familiar with the vocabulary before they produce it themselves. Mini book instructions here. Update: You can download a PDF of all the mini books here - updated to have just three penmanship lines, instead of four as in the mini books below.
'Because I Had a Turban' Printer-friendly version In American society, as in many others, religion shapes and informs everything from our language to our social habits. For us, one particular religion plays the hegemonic role: Christianity. It is celebrated both in our calendars — where school breaks often coincide with Christmas and Easter, but rarely with the major holidays of other religions — and in our curricula, through "seasonal" art projects and activities like Easter egg drawings and "holiday" pageants. Here’s How Reality TV Can Help You Become an E-Learning Pro I’m intrigued by some of the reality television shows. I don’t care much for the trashy ones, but the ones where there are skilled people competing are interesting. I usually catch snippets of Project Runway or Top Chef since those are two of my wife’s favorites. As can be expected, these shows typically have colorful characters that produce the drama. And some of the people can be arrogant and ruthless. The other day my kids were watching a cooking competition.
ESL Flashcards , English for Kids Vocabulary Flashcards Flashcards - Printable PDF Format Learn to Read: Online Phonics Interactive Flashcards, Phonics Games Online and more at- Kizphonics.com - You've gotta see this! These flashcards will help in teaching and practising new vocabulary. MES English free printable flashcards, matching worksheets, bingo cards, games, activities, handouts and more There are 100+ sets of that I used to design curriculums for children ages 3-9 and 6-10. However, I use most of them up through to high school students and many with adults. See the left-hand menu for the current list of sets available.
W-APT W-APT stands for the WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test. It is an English language proficiency "screener" test given to incoming students who may be designated as English language learners. It assists educators with programmatic placement decisions such as identification and placement of ELLs. The W-APT is one component of WIDA's comprehensive assessment system. The 8 Best Pinterest Boards about Educational Technology Happy New Year everybody. I hope 2013 will be a better year for you , one that is full of achievements, joy, and happiness. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is thanking you warmly for your loyalty and promising you another year full of great posts and outstanding educational resources. As you might have noticed during this week, I have been publishing round-up posts of the best content published here during this year. I am really glad to see the huge interaction with these posts and this encourages me to work even harder.
Personalized Paper Dice 1. Use Crayola® crayons, colored pencils, or markers to color and decorate the paper dice. In the squares on the blank die, draw or write anything you want (faces, friends' names, or shapes are some ideas). 2. Glue the dice to a piece of thin cardboard, such as a recycled cereal box or file folder... More +