CLOE - Brock University - Learning Objects Ontario's Co-operative Learning Object Exchange, is a collaborative initiative of Ontario universities and colleges to develop an innovative infrastructure for the joint design, development, testing and sharing of multimedia-rich teaching and learning resources. The key innovation in CLOE is the creation of a virtual market economy for engaging multimedia to support online learning. Each institutional member engages in some aspect of the development of multimedia teaching and learning resources to address instructional challenges that are shared by the other partners. Each institutional member participates in the peer review process, reuses and provides feedback on objects from the repository, or builds and contributes educational multimedia to the co-operative exchange. All members can use resources developed by the other institutions in return. The virtual market encourages collaboration across institutions to pool ideas and co-ordinate development.
Third Grader Handcuffed in School - ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Sheriff A deputy sheriff shackled two elementary school children who have disabilities, causing them pain and trauma, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Children's Law Center, and Dinsmore & Shohl. The children, an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, were so small that the school resource officer, Kenton County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sumner in Covington, Kentucky, locked the handcuffs around the children's biceps and forced their hands behind their backs, the lawsuit charges. A disturbing video shows the boy, S.R., being shackled and crying out in pain. S.R. has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a history of trauma. The girl, L.G, was twice handcuffed behind her back by her biceps, also causing her pain.
Fun Games for Teaching English Vocbulary, Grammar, Spelling, ESL Games Memory Games This site features the best ESL concentration games to help students master English vocabulary and grammar. These vocabulary games help students develop good word recognition, listening, reading and spelling skills. Sentence Monkey This ESL activity helps students practice sentences and grammatical structures in a fun way. Students drag and drop words to finish and form correct grammatical sentences.
'This Is Water': Complete Audio of David Foster Wallace's Kenyon Graduation Speech (2005) Last month, on the occasion of the author’s 50th birthday, we posted a large collection of free essays and stories by David Foster Wallace. But we missed a rare item: the complete audio recording of the commencement address Wallace gave at Kenyon College, in Ohio, on May 21, 2005–three years before he took his own life. The text of the speech has been published on the Internet and as a book called This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life, but the complete audio version has been hard to find. In the speech, Wallace talks about the challenge of moving beyond the superficial kind of freedom that can be acquired through power and wealth, toward a truer liberation that arises only when we become more fully conscious of the world outside our “tiny skull-sized kingdoms.” He says:
10 Types of Post-Listening Activities for the ESL Classroom What are Post-Listening Activities? Post-Listening Activities consist of tasks which main aim is to help students reflect on the listening experience. these activities are carried out after teacher have carried out pre-listening and while listening activities successfully. What are Pre-Listening and While-Listening Activities? Pre-Listening Activities prepare the students by getting them interested in the topic and after that they move on to the next stage in which students are given a while-listening task which consists of a series of activities that a learner does while listening to a passage in order to show their understanding of what was heard of. Education Matters: Tassie’s first lesson is to think positive Associate Professor Elaine Stratford wants debate to achieve better politicies and structures in Tasmania’s education system over the next 30 years. Picture: KIM EISZELE Source: News Corp Australia TASMANIA should ditch the negativity as it embarks on a 30-year journey to fix its educational outcomes, the new head of UTAS’s Peter Underwood Centre says.
30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students I’m always excited when I’m using Padlet. Is it the interface, the way everything is designed, its purpose or the fact that I’m organizing things smoothly? I don’t know. It just makes me happy. And today I’ll try to make you happy as well. How is it that this online Post-it board can make your day? 172. ISAAC ASIMOV: A lifetime of learning Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was a writer, known for his contribution to science fiction (including The Three Laws of Robotics, I, Robot and the Foundation series) and his staggering work in other genres and non-fiction. Asimov had a formal education in chemistry, earning his PhD and working as a chemist for the Navy during WWII. He taught biochemistry and later became a professor at the Boston Univeristy of Medicine, all while writing stories for fantasy magazines in his spare time.
Active and Passive Voice Summary: This handout will explain the difference between active and passive voice in writing. It gives examples of both, and shows how to turn a passive sentence into an active one. Also, it explains how to decide when to choose passive voice instead of active. A Master List of 1,150 Free Courses From Top Universities: 35,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures During these summer months, we’ve been busy rummaging around the internet and adding new courses to our big list of Free Online Courses, which now features 1,150 courses from top universities. Let’s give you the quick overview: The list lets you download audio & video lectures from schools like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford and Harvard. Generally, the courses can be accessed via YouTube, iTunes or university web sites, and you can listen to the lectures anytime, anywhere, on your computer or smart phone. We didn’t do a precise calculation, but there’s probably about 35,000 hours of free audio & video lectures here. Enough to keep you busy for a very long time.
What Bill Gates Doesn't Understand About Education Editor's note: A long-time educator and advocate for curriculum reform, Marion Brady brings deep historial context to his evaluation of our current educational conundrum. Here he shares his thoughts on what he might tell billionaire funder Bill Gates about what schools and students really need, if he had the chance. Mr. The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan's Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking By Maria Popova / brainpickings.org Necessary cognitive fortification against propaganda, pseudoscience, and general falsehood. Carl Sagan was many things — a cosmic sage, voracious reader, hopeless romantic, and brilliant philosopher. But above all, he endures as our era’s greatest patron saint of reason and common sense, a master of the vital balance between skepticism and openness.
A Child's Guide to Anarchy "Many children's books encourage self-expression and free thought; few take those ideas as far as this collaboration from Seven and Christy. This is the softer side of anarchy, with an emphasis on fun and independence, but also community and kindness. Seven and Christy's heroine wouldn't look out of place in a Peter H.