Using Silent Video in the EFL Classroom This video is the BOMB! It is captivating, absorbing, a story par excellence but also SILENT! Yes, silent films are great for getting students to produce language — and after all is said and done, that most often is the hardest thing to do, getting the students speaking and learning language by just communicating. That is our job, to get the students so absorbed in the communicative act that they forget they are learning.
4 Great Augmented Reality Apps for teaching Science Augmented Reality is the term used by apps which overlay content on top of real world objects. Imagine viewing a textbook page through your iPad and the pictures come to life with sound and animations. This can have some great educational uses. From bringing spacecraft or animals into the classroom, to bringing worksheets to life with interactive 3D models. The tech is still in its infancy.
British Education Experts: 'Empathy Must Be Integrated Into School Curriculum' A recent report entitled “Making Education Work” urges the British government to introduce radical changes into the English education system. This report – prepared by an independent advisory board comprising prominent business leaders and led by preeminent academic Professor Sir Roy Anderson – provides a six-month overview of the British education system and recommends the establishment of a new independent body consisting of teachers, employers, political parties, etc. This cross-party body would be responsible for: Ensuring that the school curriculum is aligned with Britain’s economic goals Ensuring that the A-levels are gradually replaced by a Baccalaureate system Recognizing the importance of empathy and interpersonal skills as essential to the core curriculum Rod Bristow of Pearson PSO -0.20%, member of the advisory board and head of Pearson UK, agrees that “the global economy is telling us that knowing things is no longer enough.
Genius Hour Teacher Resources - Genius Hour Genius Hour Links Genius Hour Wiki – great resource for all things genius hour Genius Hour LiveBinders – lists of all things genius hour Global Genius Hour Project – a project dedicated to sharing genius hour projects to students and teachers around the globe Personal Learning and Creation Time – Video from two teachers in CO who have been doing Genius Hour in their 7th grade classes for several years. Personal Learning and Creation Time Instructable – Instructable for Genius Hour in the middle school classroom. ESL Activities, Using Videos, Movie worksheets for TEFL Pronunciation & Intonation: Teach English pronunciation using printable worksheets, IPA Charts, and more>> Speaking Activities: Using these worksheets, you can get a number of communicative activities going Reading Exercises -Printable Text Mazes, Reading Comprehension printable exercises
5 Presentation Tools That Will Make Your Slides Stand Out by Adam Noar Like an elegantly crafted ham sandwich, cheeseburger, or croque monsieur, a good PowerPoint presentation is filled with yummy details that accentuate your talking points and keep your audience perked up and salivating to learn more. This is why it’s so important to consider not only the content of your presentation, but also the way in which it is presented. Ever endure a monochrome presentation at a conference before?
Two Ways to Explore the News Through Maps When teaching students about current events I have always tried to incorporate maps so that students can make a connection to the places that they are reading about. I do this if the story is about something happening in Africa or something happening twenty miles down the road from our community. Newspaper Map and the Breaking News map are both helpful in showing students the connections between story subjects and their corresponding locations. Newspaper Map is a neat tool for locating and reading newspapers from locations all around the world. Newspaper Map claims to have geolocated 10,000 newspapers. To find a newspaper you can browse the map then click on a placemark to open the link within to read a newspaper.
Perfect Integration of Doctopus, Goobric and Classroom for Teachers About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.
Connect With English Introduction Introduction: An overview of the course and an introduction to the main characters in the drama. Rebecca's Dream Rebecca's Dream: The story begins as we meet Rebecca Casey, a 28-year-old Boston working woman, who dreams of becoming a singer. We also meet her boyfriend Matt who doesn't think much of her dream, and her 17-year-old brother, Kevin, who doesn't think much about the future at all. Sphero Store National Robotics Week Special: You'll get 12 FREE nubby covers with your Sphero Education Pack! This special pack of 12 Sphero 2.0 is available exclusively to educators ... Sphero is the world's first app-enabled robotic ball and a sophisticated companion for your smartphone or tablet. Learn, play, and explore with this awesome new robot. Explore the elements with a custom Nubby Cover for Sphero. Nubby Covers shield Sphero from scratches and scuffs – plus they give your round robot all-terrain traction.
36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads 36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs. In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves. Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image).