5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students I saved the best for last. My students requested this game more often than any other game we ever played. It's based on the old drinking game "Ring of Fire," modified for the classroom. 6 Great Note-Taking Tools for Students and Teachers One of the best things about education technology is that it has allowed students and teachers alike to turn to online annotation and records, making hastily scrawled, illegible scribbles and coffee-stained pages a thing of the past. From university students keeping track of lectures to young students making plans and mind maps, there is an online note-taking tool to suit everyone… 1. Study Blue
Google Apps and Chromebooks for Special Education and Special Needs Chromebooks and Google Apps are excellent assistive technology (AT) that help students with special needs access curriculum and information. Google Apps and Extensions in the Chrome Web Store provide many supports to students with learning challenges. Chromebooks allow students to access curriculum while avoiding their triggers. Online curriculum and resources allow them to work without distraction, which lowers anxiety.
Create Your Own Word Sort Use the Word Sort Maker below to create a sort for your students. Create on-the-fly in class, or create in advance and add the sort to your class website. To save your Word Sort webpage: When you click the "Webpage" button in the Sort Maker, it will open the student view of your word sort in a new window. Use your browser's "Save" function to save the webpage on your computer. (Choose the "Web Page HTML Only" option [or similar] as the save format.) Right-click on this link to download the Flash file (dlbSortPlayer.swf) that is used to run the sort webpage. Trans Atlantic Slave Trade What happens when a historian of slavery teams up with a computer scientist? A stunning visualization of the transatlantic slave trade. Professor Adam Rothman, a historian of slavery at Georgetown University, and Matt Burdumy (GU ’15), a talented computer science major, joined forces in Professor Rothman’s History of the Atlantic World class to map more than 35,000 slaving voyages from 1500 to 1870. Under Rothman’s guidance, Burdumy used his skills as a programmer to geolocate data from the Transatlantic Slave Trade Database, and layer the data as a time-lapsed heatmap on a Google Map canvas. Burdumy created a three-part visualization of the historical geography of the Atlantic slave trade. The first map shows the origin of slaving voyages, the second shows where slave ships embarked from West, West-Central, and Southeast Africa, and the third shows where the slavers disembarked their human cargoes in the Americas.
34 Smart Ideas For Using Smartphones In The Classroom 34 Smart Ideas For Using Smartphones In The Classroom 34 Ways Ideas For Smartphones In The Classroom By Category by John Hardison first appeared on gettingsmart.com In continuation of last week’s article, Part 1: 44 Better Ways to Use Smartphones in Class, here is a new list of thirty-six additional ideas to help leverage the power of these tech gadgets in the learning environment. @mrocallaghan_edu image via @gapingvoid Challenge (includes differentiation) Explanation Modelling – Show Call – Practice (includes mastery approach) 5 Free and Simple Timers for Teachers In the school at which I teach we have eighty minute class periods. Eighty minutes is a long time for anyone, let alone teenagers, to stay in one room and on task. Therefore, I break up the time with varied activities and "break times" during the eighty minutes. One tool that can help to get the students and me to not stretch the "break times" is to use a countdown timer. Online Stopwatch is a free website that gives you the choice of a stopwatch function or a countdown function. You can set the countdown timer for any length of time and an alarm sounds when time is up.
See the Only Known Footage of Anne Frank, and Take a 3D Virtual Tour of Her House Almost all of us have read the story of Anne Frank, but we surely all picture it quite differently. Most of us have seen the photos used on the various covers of The Diary of a Young Girl, and some of us have even gone to Amsterdam and walked through the home in which she wrote it. But now, thanks to the internet, we have access to historical imagery that can help everyone envision the life of Anne Frank a bit more clearly. Many years ago, we featured the only existing film of Frank, a 20-second clip from July 22, 1941 in which she looks on as a bride and groom pass below her window.
Classroom Games for Introductory / Beginning French Classes Every week in my first semester French class, we played games to review and reinforce what we did in the previous class. For other French teachers out there who are looking for more activities, these are what I actually used in my class this year. A lot of these I found on Pinterest, where I have a Teaching French at Uni board. The Hat - Random Name Generator Current version: 184.108.40.206License: Freeware "I'm first!" "No I'm first!""No, I called it!" Ed Tech Teacher Tool Dashboard We're here to help! Looking for a Place to Begin? Start here!