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Teacher Reboot Camp

Teacher Reboot Camp
Join us this Sunday, April 6th! Professional Development in your PJs. Only 4 hours. You can even join our Technology Smackdown and present your favorite web tools or apps. Find all the web room links here. Just click on the green links on this page and a Blackboard Collaborate room will popup.

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The Rapid eLearning Blog - Practical, real-world tips for e-learning success. Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With those building blocks you're able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context. Essentially, you want to recreate the types of scenarios that are similar to the ones the learner has in real life.

Learning Materials The Yepes webpage includes an invaluable resource tool for intermediate and advanced learners. The site includes Yepes and... see more The Yepes webpage includes an invaluable resource tool for intermediate and advanced learners. The site includes Yepes and other outstanding websites for tutorial drills, e.g. Nelson and Arana sites. In addition, the user will find grammar guide for use in writing, a writing style manual, and "Herramientas de español," an extensive outline of essential Spanish structures based on John Turner's "All the Spanish Grammar You Really Need to Know."

Pearltrees: discover, organize and share your stuff easily Pearltrees is a fantastic web2.0 tool . It is “ the social curation community , a place where you can organize , discover and share the staf you like on the web ‘.It looks like Livebinders and symbalooedu but does a greater job than them . Some features of Pearltrees Here are the main things that set Pearltrees apart from other organizing tools out there :It is completely free You don't have to create an account to browse or search pearltrees. But only registered users can create new pearls and pearltrees. lets you share any part of you're the Pearltrees you've curated on Facebook, Twitter, directly within Pearltrees, using a permalink or even by embedding content in another web site.Pearltrees also lets you discover a web organized by othersPearltrees has extensions for Firefox, Chrome and Internet explorer that make it easy to create pearls while you are browsing the webyou can import easily your delicious bookmarks in your account.

Research Writing with Digital Tools – ESL Library Blog “Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.” – Joseph Pulitzer Writing is a personal experience and shows conversations we have with our brains about a subject. Students struggle with organizing and presenting these brain conversations through their writing to an audience. Writing for an audience takes skill. for teachers by teachers by David Dodgson “But you only teach six lessons a day and you have a guaranteed summer holiday…” Ah, the common misconception that being a teacher is somehow an “easy” job! We all know the truth, however. We know that those six hours in the classroom are intense, full hours; we know that those six hours are supported by more hours of planning and preparing; we know that those six hours are followed by marking and reviewing; and we know that those “guaranteed” weekends and holidays often include training and development. We devote ourselves to the task regardless.

Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page to the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning. Inside, you will find chapters on A good place to start -- In this chapter I identify the characteristics, strengths and limitations of authentic assessment; compare and contrast it with traditional (test-based) assessment. Why has authentic assessment become more popular in recent years? When can it best serve assessment needs?

A YEAR OF LITERARY TERMS! PRESENTATION WITH MODERN EXAMPLES & WEEKLY ACTIVITY This product has been featured on the Teachers Pay Teachers Best Sellers List! This resource is sure to get your students interested in literary terms! This is a resource that can be used all year at least once a week. The product teaches students various literary terms through the use of modern examples (music lyrics, TV, movies, novels, celebrities, images etc). It also includes lots of video clips that will engage your students.

Encouraging Play with a Digital Sandbox “Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.”~ Abraham Maslow Play is one of the most effective ways we learn. Let’s imagine children playing in a sandbox. What happens? They are surrounded by various tools. A child will choose a tool to experiment with like a pail. Teaching Village Hi! I’m Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto. I’m an English teacher currently living in Kitakyushu, Japan. I’ve taught English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) for a little more than 20 years, and in those years I have taught all ages in many different environments–private language schools, public schools, businesses, community centers, my home, and even a university extension class or two. Why do I use three names? Well, my married name is Sakamoto, and most of my friends know me as Barb Sakamoto.

Project Based Learning By Wayne D'Orio Here’s a riddle: Imagine there is a learning technique proven effective through 100 years of use that is now enhanced by the power of today’s technology. Imagine it can excite learners to continue their work well past the parameters of the school day. What is it, and would every school in the country do it?

Teacher Infographics I have recently been shocked at the fact that educators don’t really see the need for a rubric. They either find them too specific or too vague. But, I am not really sure they are seeing the big picture on this one. Rubrics are great for students and teachers. Here are a few benefits: What else would you add?

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