Mock Reading Paper - Culture Shock This reading test contains 10 questions. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. To make it more authentic, download the test and do it with pen and paper. Flipgrid. The website located at flipgrid.com and the mobile application called “Flipgrid” (the "App" and, together with the website, the "Site") and the services offered through the Site (the "Services") are copyrighted works belonging to Vidku, Inc. ("Flipgrid", "us", "our", and "we"). Certain features of the Site or Services may be subject to additional guidelines, terms, or rules, which will be posted on the Site or Services in connection with such features. All such additional terms, guidelines, and rules are incorporated by reference into these Terms. In the event of a conflict between the additional terms and any provision in these Terms, the additional terms will prevail, but only with respect to the Service to which the additional terms apply.
FACT CHECK: Did a Group of Lions Save Christians from Islamic Militants? A group of lions intervened and saved Christian missionaries from being stoned to death by Islamic militants in Asia. On 21 April 2017, the web site HelloChristian published an report that claimed that a group of lions had fortuitously interrupted Islamic militants in the process of stoning Christian missionaries to death. Superficially, the claim looked like a typical fake news item, due to its subversion of a long-held belief that early Christians were “thrown to the lions” as capital punishment in early Rome. However, research suggests the trope is not an accurate reflection of history:
TinyTap - About TinyTap is a platform that lets anyone learn and have fun by making their own learning apps and playing thousands of apps created by a worldwide community. With simple, interactive tools like Q&A, readings, soundboards, puzzles and more, TinyTap enables anyone, from a toddler to a grandparent, to create beautiful games to teach and learn anything. We believe in personalized education. We believe that anyone can teach and learn anything if given the tools to do so in a way that addresses their specific needs, which is why we built TinyTap. 29 Satirical Illustrations That Will Make You Question The World Around You Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski has worked in satirical illustration since 2004, specializing in thought-provoking images that make his audience question their everyday lives. His subjects deal with everything from social media to politics to poverty, and while most of them can be interpreted in more than one way, it's clear that they all have at least one very distinct message behind them. Many of these made me uncomfortable... but in a good way. Even if you don't agree with the messages behind some of these illustrations, it's impossible not to appreciate the creativity involved in them. Maybe we really do need to start paying more attention to the things we accept as part of our daily reality. Check out Pawel's website here!
Cohesion: linking words and phrases 1.33 Cohesion: linking words and phrases You can use words or short phrases which help to guide your reader through your writing, and to link sentences, paragraphs and sections both forwards and backwards. Good use will make what you have written easy to follow; bad use might mean your style is disjointed, probably with too many short sentences, and consequently difficult to follow. Your mark could be affected either way. Benefits of Technology in the Classroom As we sail through the 21st century, technology in the classroom is becoming more and more predominant. Tablets are replacing our textbooks, and we can research just about anything that we want to on our smartphones. Social media has become commonplace, and the way we use technology has completely transformed the way we live or lives.
20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools are fun and engaging. They also support 21st century skills like collaboration, communication, and creativity. You know what else teachers like? Good quality tools that are free! And why not?
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Sounds Familiar? What you can hear You can listen to 71 sound recordings and over 600 short audio clips chosen from two collections of the British Library Sound Archive: the Survey of English Dialects and the Millennium Memory Bank. You’ll hear Londoners discussing marriage and working life, Welsh teenagers talking with pride about being bilingual and the Aristocracy chatting about country houses. You can explore the links between present-day Geordie and our Anglo-Saxon and Viking past or discover why Northern Irish accents are a rich blend of seventeenth century English and Scots.
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