Visual Note-taking - Student Projects 1. Watch excerpt Elizabeth's story (6:42) 2. What is note-taking? How do you unpack a story or article? (Developing a summary) What Does The Desk Say? — One Of The Stranger ELL Lessons I’m Going To Try I’ve just heard about a Conservation International series of short videos featuring famous actors giving voice to elements of the environment — Mother Nature, Soil, Redwood Trees, Water, etc. You can see the entire playlist here, and it’s very impressive line-up. I’ve embedded two of them below — Edward Norton as The Soil and Julie Roberts as Mother Nature (you can read part of their scripts here). They’re neat videos, and they got me thinking — one of the reasons ESL teachers like me have students use puppets (see The Best Resources For Using Puppets In Class) is because it makes students more willing to speak in English because it’s the “puppet” speaking not “them.” Why not, I got to thinking, try having students pick an inanimate object and have them try to articulate what it would say if it could talk?
10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-07-22 YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. PSPP - GNU Project GNU PSPP is a program for statistical analysis of sampled data. It is a Free replacement for the proprietary program SPSS, and appears very similar to it with a few exceptions. The most important of these exceptions are, that there are no “time bombs”; your copy of PSPP will not “expire” or deliberately stop working in the future. Neither are there any artificial limits on the number of cases or variables which you can use. There are no additional packages to purchase in order to get “advanced” functions; all functionality that PSPP currently supports is in the core package.
About Get inspired. Get organized. Get more done. Get Started Lectures: Brenzel The Essential Value of a Classic Education. JEFFREY BRENZEL, Philosopher, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Yale University Lesson Overview free statistical software click here to return to methods page click here to return to social change page This page lists primarily statistical software, along with mapping, spreadsheets, database, stuff to do data analysis or management. All of the packages are free to use, that is: there is no charge for individuals to use them. Many of the websites say that individuals are free to download and use the packages.
Answers Grockit Answers is just-in-time Q&A for video lectures. In Grockit Answers, interactions happen around video lectures, and participants ask and answer questions about specific points in the lecture. Since every question is attached to a specific point in time in the video, Grockit Answers displays a question and its answers at the point in the lecture that they are most relevant. And since the things that confuse you are likely to be the same things that confuse others, you'll find that answers to your own questions pop up on the screen just as you're starting to get confused.
A Good & Simple Collaborative Storytelling Lesson As regular readers know, I’ve been thinking more about collaborative storytelling and how to use it more effectively in my Intermediate English class. Last week, in fact, I published The Best Sites For Collaborative Storytelling. I also recently ordered a game I read about called Story Cubes that I thought might be useful, but once I received it concluded it wasn’t very helpful in a class with English Language Learners. However, all those ideas got my brain going, and I came up with what turned-out to be an excellent lesson in my Intermediate English class yesterday.
SQ3R SQRRR is a reading comprehension method named for its five steps: survey, question, read, recite, and review. The method was introduced by Francis Pleasant Robinson in his 1946 book Effective Study, based on principles documented in the 1930s. The method, created for college students, can also be used by elementary school students, who can practice all of the steps once they have begun to read longer and more complex texts (around fourth grade).
Top 10 Spreadsheet Secrets From A Nonprofit Data Nerd Note from Beth: I made a personal goal for myself to get past my dislike of spreadsheets and become more fluent. First I had to “Stop Fearing the Spreadsheet” and then started to interview nonprofit data nerds about their Excel secrets. Why get good at Excel? Even if you are using a paid tool measure your results, knowing how to use a spreadsheet well will be invaluable to your measurement program. While writing the “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” and now teaching workshops on strategy and measurement for networked nonprofits, I realize that knowing how to use excel to set up and automate a dashboard, integrate data from exported from different programs, get insights, and make it visual are basic data literacy skills. And, knowing a few secrets will help you save time.