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eTools for Language Teachers - PowerPoint Exercises Over the years, I have created many different lessons for K to 8 French classes using PowerPoint presentations. I believe that PowerPoint is truly the best way to teach song lyrics because the children just follow along as the words come up and the images greatly facilitate comprehension. I recommend that you read the songs through once with the children, and then play it with the music the second time through. There are also two stories here on PowerPoint with sound effects that the students really enjoy.

A Halloween Puzzle Printable (1st Grade Poptropica Teaching GuidesPoptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island. May Calendar of Events May is full of holidays and events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National Music Week (5/4-11), Cinco de Mayo (5/5), Teacher Appreciation Week (5/5-9), School Nurse Day (5/7), Mother's Day (5/11), National Police Week (5/11-17), Transportation Week (5/11-17), Children's Book Week (5/12-18), International Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/26).

Online university giant gets bigger 25 February 2013Last updated at 10:50 ET By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent Penn State University is among the latest to join an online university network One of the emerging giants among online universities has announced that it is signing up a further 29 universities, including institutions in the US, Europe and Asia. Blog How to Use Technology in the Classroom - MentorMob Blog Everyone seems to think that technology can help students, parents, and teachers solve the host of challenges facing education today. But how exactly tech should be integrated into existing lesson plans, what kind of web access kids should have in school, and how new hardware gets paid for are just a few of the barriers to change. But there are two particular models for tech integration that seem promising: Flipped Classroom and Project Based Learning. The critical questions these two teaching methods ask are these: how can classroom learning facilitate a collaborative atmosphere that’s engaging for students and that mimics the 21st century work environment? And how can the same technology that students often use at home be leveraged to foster teamwork and critical thinking in the classroom? High school math teacher Crystal Kirch has been chronicling her experiment with the flipped classroom model on her blog, Flipping with Kirch.

Learning Initiative Annual Meeting Seeking Proposals for the ELI Annual Meeting 2015 Designing our Thinking: Crafting New Directions for Digital Engagement is the theme of the ELI Annual Meeting 2015 in Anaheim, California, and online. ELI will feature Ted-Style presentations, Learnshops, preconference seminars, and top-notch general session speakers, along with numerous opportunities to network and discuss current trends and issues within higher education teaching and learning. The overall program will result in a diverse array of presenters, perspectives, different levels of experience, and a variety of institutional types. We are seeking proposals that reflect the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research, and practice.

Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board - SMART Exchange <div class="error-status-container"><span class="status-icon error-icon"></span><div class="status-message grey"><h3 class="header3 messagesTitle red">Please enable JavaScript in your browser.</h3><span class="messagesSubTitle">You must enable JavaScript to use the SMART Exchange.</span></div><div class="float-clear"></div></div> Thank you for visiting the SMART Exchange forum. As of April 2013 we have discontinued this forum, and invite you to visit one of our other fantastic teacher communities: The EDCompass blog, where educators like you can learn about new trends in learning, connect with inspiring educators and get the latest news from SMART.

Differentiated Learning Girls and Math: Busting the Stereotype Do girls need special attention when it comes to science, math, and technology topics? In response to last week’s article about Techbridge, the after-school science program specifically geared to girls, some readers strongly refuted the notion that girls need the extra nudge. “‘Steering’ something suggests directing it in a path it would not normally, of […] Continue Reading Love of Reading Sparked by Love of Subject in the Future School Day 7 Things Next Gen Schools Will Do Well Seventeen years ago as a new superintendent I was invited to Microsoft to learn about 1:1 programs in Australia. The architect of those programs, Bruce Dixon, told a compelling story of student engagement in transformed learning environments. The ten superintendents at the meeting committed to Anywhere Anytime Learning and we began an exciting but challenging journey together. Bruce and I got together again at Microsoft Monday, this time in London. We spent the day with leaders attending the Innovative Schools Forum. Bruce outlined the three fundamental shift of modern learning environments:

The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic! This part of Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and most popular resources available today. We’ve combed through hundreds of resources in order to narrow down our guides into something easy to read, easy to use, and easy to share. Below are links to the guides we have made so far. 3rd Annual International Conference on Education & e-Learning: Call For Papers 2013 Journal: Best papers (up to 10) presented at the conference will be invited to publish in GSTF Journal on Education (JEd) (Print ISSN: 2345-7163, E-periodical: 2345-7171) free of charge (subject to acceptance) which will be included on Springer’s Open Access publishing platform for independent journals – Global Science Journals (GSJ). JEd is indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, ProQuest, and will be submitted to Scopus,, ScienceDirect, Ulrichsweb, Cabell's Directories amongst others, where applicable. Book: Selected authors will be invited to contribute book chapters in "Innovations in Technology Enhanced Learning" to be published by GSTF. The book will be edited by Prof. Liz Bacon Dean, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich, UK.

Smartboard French Lessons Smartboard French lessons harness the power of technology to transform typical language lessons into interactive, multimedia presentations. Smartboards for Education If you're lucky enough to teach in a school that uses SMART boards, you have many options for incorporating them into lessons, and many smartboard French lessons can be found online.

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