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Evaluating Web Resources - When choosing a web site, you want to think the same way a journalist investigating a source would. By asking questions about the site, using your critical thinking skills, and digging deeper into what the site is all about you help ensure that you are using good-quality, reliable information. That will prevent embarrassing mistakes in class, and get you in the habit for when you go into the working world when mistakes can be worse than embarrassing. for Researchers Read, manage & discover new literature like never before. Come visit us at #ASM2014 - May 18-20 (Booth #545) Go Beyond the PDF. Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning. While the sheer number of education apps is still overwhelming, increasingly teachers have found what works for them and are sticking to them. “The conversations I had were radically different than they were a year ago,” said Michelle Luhtala, the librarian for New Canaan High School and host of an Emerging Tech webinar on edWeb. She tapped her professional learning network of educators, teaching all grades and located all over the country, to share their favorite tech tools. “A year ago people felt like it was this new thing that was so overwhelming,” Luhtala said, “and now it really seems much more comfortable.”

Latino Americans Illustration of priest blessing a native American child. San Juan Capistrano Historical Society General Francisco 'Pancho' Villa on horseback, during the Mexican Revolution, 1914. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division LATINO AMERICANS is a landmark three-part, six-hour documentary series that is set to air nationally on PBS in the fall of 2013. It is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

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Using Smartboard Technology to Teach the Future and Conditional Tenses - KNILT ETAP 623 Fall 2010 Vivian's Portfolio Page Unit 1 - Will/Would Introduction As an introduction to this unit, I will ask students what words in English they use to talk about things in the future. The 36 best tools for data visualization It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone. And nowadays, there's plenty of free graphic design software to help you do just that.

The Comprehensible Classroom It sounds like there are a lot of teachers out there that use Realidades and are looking for ways to incorporate TPRS and CI into it, beyond what the TPRS supplement suggests. I typed up this document for one such teacher, and I am sharing it here for anyone else who finds him or herself in the same situation. If you are a Realidades teacher, please visit the link below to the editable document and add in activities that YOU use in each chapter! The most important thing to remember, IMHO, is that you don’t need a fancy story or a clever activity to teach something with comprehensible input. CI is the most natural way to use language, because all you have to do is lead a conversation with your students that involves the words or grammatical structures that you are trying to teach.

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How to Create the Best Summative Assessments for World Language According to #langchat participants, the best assessments are those that incorporate and prepare students for real-world language interaction. @cadamsf1 summarized the key point of last Thursday’s #langchat conversation simply: “Less is more with summative assessments so that kids use the language and have success!” Participants in the chat shared some interesting perspectives about how and when to do summative assessments.

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