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Voices from the iTDi Community 2 – Victor Hugo Victor Hugo Rojas B. is a teacher trainer and educator with more than 26 years of experience. He is associate professor of the Didactics of TEFL at U.N.E. He currently lives and works in Lima, Peru. He is passionate about language teacher training and development, and learning technologies. He believes, fervently so, that teachers must be trained through teaching practice, facing challenges, and creating new methodologies. What are you passionate about, Victor Hugo? I am really an ambitious and critical educator who tries to be outstanding. I am also passionate about integrating technologies in teacher training and teacher development courses. How and why did you become a teacher? I think that I am a born teacher. When I was a child and teenager, I used to play teacher with my brother, sister and cousins. What are you most interested in right now, Victor Hugo? Actually, I am most interested in becoming an online mentor of novice and experienced English teachers worldwide.

RSCON 2014 We hope you were inspired by the Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) events that took place July 10-13th. The online global event featured 50+ presentations, 11 keynote speakers, 3 panel discussions, and a tech/app swapalooza. Our plenary, Dean Shareski, began the conference by challenging us to spread joy in our practice. Our keynotes came from 9 countries and our presenters from over 15 countries. Topics included mobile learning, gamification, differentiation, writing web tools, passion based learning, maker education, teaching english language learners, demand high teaching, Chess, puppets, Minecraft, digital portfolios, and much more! If you missed any of the sessions, find all the recordings here, On July 10th, we hosted our first pre-conference Author Spotlight. Here is important information: Thank you for supporting our presenters, keynotes, and plenary who dedicate time to inspiring you! Thank you for attending!

Quandary Home Page Quandary is an application for creating Web-based Action Mazes. An Action Maze is a kind of interactive case-study; the user is presented with a situation, and a number of choices as to a course of action to deal with it. On choosing one of the options, the resulting situation is then presented, again with a set of options. Working through this branching tree is like negotiating a maze, hence the name "Action Maze". Action mazes can be used for many purposes, including problem-solving, diagnosis, procedural training, and surveys/questionnaires. Quandary is only available for Windows (although it also works perfectly on Wine under Linux). The Quandary site has now been moved to the University of Victoria.

Not All Bad Ideas Are Created Equal Some say ideas are everything. Others say ideas are cheap. David Lynch says ideas are fish. The upper right zone is the promised land, the intersection of "functional" and "well-structured" ideas where everything from "genius" to "interesting" lies. What the chart doesn’t capture, of course, is that ideas are motile, evolving creatures. McCandless’s chart is a work in progress, an idea itself. [via Information Is Beautiful; top image: Margo Harrison/Shutterstock]

Recordings Session and Keynote Recordings As conference sessions conclude, the links below will begin to take you to the recordings. No results for a link could indicate the session has not been held yet, the recording has not processed yet, or the session was cancelled. The first recordings to appear will be the full Blackboard Collaborate recordings -- in a few days the .mp3 and .mp4 recordings will then appear. Listings are alphabetical by the last name of the primary presenter. MiniCon May Recordings Click on the hyperlink to view the recordings 9:30am EDT - Opening Ceremony + Chaouki M'kaddem During our opening ceremony, we will enjoy the poetry of Tunisian poet and educator, Chaouki M'kaddem. 10am EDT - Keynote Steve Wheeler Steve Wheeler is Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at Plymouth University. 11am EDT - 7 Inspire Presentations 12pm EDT - Technology Smackdown MiniCon April Recordings 9:30am EDT - Opening Ceremony + Musical Guest Jason Levine Teacher-Trainer-Knowledge Entertainer.

EclipseCrossword - the fast, easy, and FREE way to create crossword puzzles in minutes Free Visual English Dictionary and Thesaurus | Discover meaning Learn To Teach Hot Potatoes Home Page Google Image Slideshow - Online Slideshows from Search Results About iTDi iTDi is a global online teacher development institute that is owned and staffed by dedicated teachers. Our mission is to provide quality professional development that is meaningful, accessible and affordable for all teachers. We share a vision of a vibrant global community of educators, helping one another to become better teachers. The iTDi community brings together teaching professionals working at every level -- newcomers and veterans, native and non-native teachers from a wide range of contexts, all sharing a common belief that being a teacher means a never-ending commitment to growing and learning. Online courses to improve your classroom teaching or English language skills, written by some of the most respected authors in English language teaching. A safe, private, supportive, international community of teachers and teacher-mentors, working and learning together online Live online workshops and chats with educators from around the world Live online advanced teaching skill courses

List of Interactive Quizzes The quizzes with a magenta marble are also listed within the section or digital handout to which they apply. The twenty-one quizzes with a green marble and designated "Practice" have been adapted from the instructor's manual and other ancillary materials accompanying Sentence Sense: A Writer's Guide. The seventeen quizzes with a gold marble were written by the English faculty at an estimable midwestern university and are used here with the permission of that department. The ten quizzes with a red marble were prepared by students in Professor Karyn Hollis's Tutor Training course at Villanova University. Clicking on the NUMBER immediately before the quiz's name will take you to the section of the Guide pertaining to the grammatical issue(s) addressed in that quiz. Clicking on the Guide's logo at the top of a quiz-page will bring you back to this page.