About the Virtual Choir – Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir The Virtual Choir is a global phenomenon, creating a user-generated choir that brings together singers from around the world and their love of music in a new way through the use of technology. Singers record and upload their videos from locations all over the world. Each one of the videos is then synchronised and combined into one single performance to create the Virtual Choir.
My Favorite Free and Easy Apps for World Languages As our language-learning classrooms become more infused with technology, it's inevitable that we'll need help deciding what applications to use. You may want to recommend some free apps to your students. Here are some of my favorite free and easy apps for learning a world language. Edmodo for Classroom Management Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp Production Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp had a "seven-figure budget" with location filming, props and costumes, and the laborious staging and training of the animals. The filmmakers made the most of the budget, staging multiple episodes with the same settings and wardrobe, occasionally reusing the more elaborate chase footage that sometimes included a Rolls Royce. Two of the three producer/creators—Stan Burns and Mike Marmer—who had been writers for Get Smart, quit their jobs as head writers on The Carol Burnett Show to work on Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp. Plot construction
How classrooms look around the world — in 15 amazing photographs To mark last month’s World Teachers’ Day (sponsored by UNESCO , the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), photographers from Reuters took pictures around the world of educators with their students in a telling exhibit of the very different circumstances under which children attend school. Here are 15 pictures taken by Reuters photographers, revealing the spectrum of “classrooms” — from those with literally no resources to those well-stocked and housed. Teacher Mahajera Armani and her class of girls pose for a picture at their study open area, founded by Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), outside Jalalabad city, Afghanistan September 19, 2015. International Society of Musicians for Artwhistling Performed whistling is not a new idea, but its role has been rather limited. Since the days of music hall & vaudeville, it has rarely ventured beyond imitating singing or birds, while appreciated chiefly in terms of novelty. Finally in the 1990s, a few individuals began to coalesce around a different model — one based on the music community at large and how all instruments are approached. By adapting the same attitude toward our own whistling, many have discovered much broader possibilities.
The best resources to get kids coding Many schools are getting to grips with teaching coding, but the resources available, while numerous, can be difficult for any teacher to get their head around. There’s different approaches and different languages to learn, and it can be hard to work out what is most suitable. The tendency is to think ‘what do kids like?’ and then attach the coding skills to that. Hence the newly announced partnership to help pupils learn to code with Minecraft.
Lancelot Link Secret Chimp / Lance Link and the Evolution Revolution PART TWO - by Billy Ingram You can forgive yourself if at times you think you're listening to a New Wave album from a decade later. This LP lovingly trips over the pop conceits of the sixties, breaking songs down to a simple, happy energy in the same way groups like The Knack and The Go-Gos would in the early-eighties. / / / Classic TV Blog / / / TV Shows on DVD / / / 2013 TV Show Reviews / // / TV on BLU-RAY 30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever A picture is worth a thousand words, but not all pictures are created equal. These pictures are powerful. They are gripping and unforgettable because of the volumes they speak about the human condition – about some of the best and worst moments of contemporary human existence. We should warn our readers that some of these pictures may upset them, while others may fill them with joy. But that’s precisely because these images reflect some of the best and worst parts of the human experience and world events. Our post of must-see photos from the past described our history while these photos, for the most part, describe our present – our suffering and our triumphs, our perseverance and our failures, our compassion and our hatred, our intelligence and our stupidity.
Boil the Frog Boil the Frog lets you create a playlist of songs that gradually takes you from one music style to another. It's like the proverbial frog in the pot of water. If you heat up the pot slowly enough, the frog will never notice that he's being made into a stew and jump out of the pot. With a Boil the frog playlist you can do the same, but with music. You can generate a playlist that will take the listener from one style of music to the other, without the listener ever noticing that they are being made into a stew. How does it work?
The Spelling Challenge: are you up to it? Is it definetely or definitely? Which is correct, possession or possesion? Most students struggle with English spelling and no wonder, English spelling is difficult. Plain and simple. The best advice I can probably give you to improve your spelling is to read a lot and then if you keep misspelling a word, you might want to write it down several times ( I’m sorry! I know it sounds like a very traditional thing to do, but it works and this is what is really important, isn’t it?). Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School Jane Mount/MindShift The first few days of school are a vital time to set the right tone for the rest of the year. Many teachers focus on important things like getting to know their students, building relationships and making sure students know what the classroom procedures will be. While those things are important, Alan November, a former teacher-turned-author and lecturer says the most important ideas to hammer home will help students learn on their own for the rest of the year.
360 FREE Warmers, Ice-Breakers and Fillers For The ESL Classroom About Our Warmers and Fillers Worksheets Planning a lesson is no easy task, especially if you're about to introduce a difficult topic. Sometimes, you need a little bit of something extra to really make your lesson flow.