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educational challenges Among explore's founding principles are “Share What You Know” and “Never Stop Learning.” The films profile issues facing the environment, education, human rights, public health, philosophy, animal welfare, spirituality, and disabilities. The lesson plans accompanying explore’s films are written for use in the K – 12 classroom and are connected to grade level national standards. Enjoy exploring the minds of the people who will solve many of the issues profiled in these films. Related:  Clips for the classroomAchievements & Professional Development

Top 100 Youtube videos for EFL! Youtube recently celebrated its 5th anniversary. Wow! See the video karaoke I made with Breakingnewsenglish content. However, today, in honor of youtube and what it does for our classrooms – I’ll leave you with a great gift. My 100 top youtube videos for students! Yes, I took HOURS to collect these together and find only the best. Many others I wanted to include but alas they weren’t on youtube – but find them where I’ve collected them against father time – on EFL Classroom 2.0. Also, get the ebook which includes loads of link lists plus the best commercials for teaching English. If you liked this post – you might also like The Best Commercials for the EFL Classroom.

Actualización Docente Siglo XXI: “#Twitter en el Aula Flip” por SMBerdaxagar Lograr que los alumnos: Accedan a temas gramaticales en inglés a partir de terceros sitios y a redes sociales horizontales y verticales. Interpreten citas extraídas de twitter referentes a canciones y a textos de celebridades y anónimos internacionales en inglés. Creen nuevas frases de expresión de temas universales desde su subjetividad y las difundan. Utilicen recursos de twitter como hashtag para compartirlas y difundan los hallazgos y creaciones. Citas memorables o ingeniosas sobre temas universales. NC LIVE Video Collection Watch Free Online Documentary Films and Free Documentaries | FreeDocumentaries.Org

Docente expuso en Foro Argentino de Docentes (Quemú Quemú) - Un trabajo sobre tecnología de la profesora quemuense Stella Berdaxagar fue seleccionado entre un total de 400 de toda Latinoamérica para ser presentado el pasado 15 de agosto en el Foro Argentino de Docentes Innovadores 2012 organizado por Microsoft en colaboración con Intel. A raíz de esto, la educadora a su vez fue invitada a participar en octubre de un Congreso Internacional en Perú. Berdaxagar es profesora de Inglés y cuenta con 32 años de experiencia como docente en el Instituto Secundario Privado Amadeo Jacques. A través del sitio Docentes Innovadores de Latinoamérica presentó un total de 23 experiencias sobre Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC´s). Propuesta."

Green Screen Adventures GSA Wins at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards Congratulations to Jessica Carleton and Scott Gryder! The pair was awarded their third Emmy® for Outstanding Makeup last Friday night, April 24, at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards in Los Angeles. Thanks to the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for this great honor! Goodbye From Green Screen Adventures Listen to this important message from Jess, Kierra and Scott, cast members of Green Screen Adventures. Gorilla and an Elephant Once upon a time there was a gorilla named Ivan and an elephant named Stella. Underwater Magic: A Story of Survival Diana Dolphin and her friends and classmates from the Pacific waters near Hawaii were about to start a new school year under the sea. Keila and Zuri: A Tale of Two Great Friends “MOOOOOOOM!” The Sad Pig Have you ever read a story that made you feel sad? Cat Heroes Around the world there are a lot of cats. Chase and the Mysterious Planet The Fire Extinguisher

Watch Free Documentaries Online | Documentary Heaven Insanity In Education: Making The Same Mistakes Insanity In Education: 52 Mistakes We Make Over And Over Again by Terry Heick The context for this one is simple enough–what mistakes do we constantly make in education that hold us back from the best versions of ourselves? From realizing our collective potential as a construct, field, and industry? What mistakes do we make over and over and over again, expecting a different result each time? Probably a lot, but 52 is enough for now. Forget learning should be fun.Stigmatize failure.Think of children like little adults.Gamify compliance to institutional policies instead of social change and disruptive creativity.Place students on the periphery when we design, plan, and respond to their learning. The Definition Of Insanity In Education: 52 Mistakes We Make Over And Over Again

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware. Just as many individuals have their own channel, curating their expertise in a series of broadcasted lessons. These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways. Because we can now sift through thousands of resources while navigating a single repository, the potential for inspiration and growth in the field of education has reached a new height. Here are the top channels worth following based on views, subscriptions, and quality of content: General YouTube EDU: Launched in 2009, Youtube EDU centralizes content from over 100 universities and colleges, providing access to lectures, research, and campus tours. Mathematics

Short Films | The Best Short Films Free Google for Education: Computational Thinking (CT) is a problem solving process that includes a number of characteristics and dispositions. CT is essential to the development of computer applications, but it can also be used to support problem solving across all disciplines, including math, science, and the humanities. Students who learn CT across the curriculum can begin to see a relationship between subjects as well as between school and life outside of the classroom. CT involves a number of skills, including: These skills are supported and enhanced by a number of dispositions or attitudes that include: Confidence in dealing with complexity Persistence in working with difficult problems Tolerance for ambiguity The ability to deal with open ended problems The ability to communicate and work with others to achieve a common goal or solution See our Computational Thinking Concepts Guide for a printable version of this list, along with teaching tips for each concept.

September Books and Videos - In the MC with Mrs. Nase The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle This is a video of a person reading the book The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. It is about 10 minutes long. The Wildest West This video is about a group of kids who travel back in time to the Wild West and help Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill rescue the Grand Duke and save the future. John Henry This short video is the story of John Henry. Paul Bunyan This short video brings to life the tall tale of giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his large blue ox Babe. Johnny Appleseed This movie is about Johnny Appleseed. 18 Animations of Classic Literary Works: From Plato and Shakespeare, to Kafka, Hemingway and Gaiman Yesterday we featured Piotr Dumala's 2000 animation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel, Crime and Punishment, and it reminded us of many other literary works that have been wonderfully re-imagined by animators -- many that we've featured here over the years. Rather than leaving these wondrous works buried in the archives, we're bringing them back and putting them all on display. And what better place to start than with a foundational text -- Plato's Republic. We were tempted to show you a claymation version of the seminal philosophical work (watch here), but we decided to go instead with Orson Welles' 1973 narration of The Cave Allegory, which features the surreal artistic work of Dick Oden. Staying with the Greeks for another moment ... Eight years before Piotr Dumala tackled Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Dumala produced a short animated film based on The Diaries of Franz Kafka. Emily Dickinson's poetry is widely celebrated for its beauty and originality. E.B.

Dr. Rod Ellis: TESOL Written Corrective Feedback - Professor Rod Ellis, gave a presentation which is available on In it, he focuses on written corrective feedback. I’ve written a basic summary below. Running time: 1:09:08 Why do we give written corrective feedback? To enable learners to revise their own writing, i.e. produce a better second draftTo assist learner to acquire correct English A Typology of corrective feedback types Strategies for providing corrective feedbackHow learners respond to the feedback Written corrective feedback strategies 1. Teachers provide correct form, i.e. crossing out an unnecessary word, phrase or morpheme, inserting a missing word, phrase or morpheme, inserting a missing word or morpheme, and writing the correct form above or near to the erroneous form (Ferris 2006) Advantage – Provides learners with explicit guidance about how to correct their errors. * The effect of focused written corrective feedback and language aptitude on ESL learners. 2. Advantages Disadvantages 4. 1. 2. 5. 6. Conclusion