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English Worksheets 5 Minute English - ESL Lessons - Helping you learn English 7 Creative Student Design Projects to Try with Canva There’s plenty of compelling evidence supporting the notion that visual-based learning is tied to better retention and recollection of new information as well as measurable success for students in the classroom. A study by 3M Corporation yielded astounding results indicating that 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text. Visual and project-oriented teaching strategies are becoming the norm and it’s through these methodologies that a more holistic learning environment has been created and widely embraced. The rapid growth of edtech has resulted in a slew of amazing apps, but one that has taken hold for educators everywhere is Canva. 7 Canva Student Design Project Ideas The possible applications for Canva are endless. 1. For younger students, this can serve as a fun ice breaker and can help foster positive relationships between classmates as they share their profiles and get to learn about each other. 2. 3.

Picture Book Activities | Relief Teaching Ideas What a delightful, whimsical book! The Leaf Man uses the shapes and colours of different leaves as inspiration for its illustrations. The story explores where the mythical ‘Leaf Man’ goes, whenever the wind blows. This gorgeous book was brought to my attention when I posted these photos of leaf creatures on my Facebook page. Pictures & craft ideas found here: One of our members mentioned that they had read The Leaf Man to their class and then used it as inspiration to create similar pictures. I think it would make a lovely afternoon of reading, collecting leaves and then creating leaf creatures of their own. I will post photos of some leaf creatures that I have made soon! The Black Book of Colours by Menena Cottin is the most unique picture book I’ve come across. Kathy, one of the members of our Facebook community, recently posted some 5 senses poetry that her students wrote after reading the book.

Understand what you read Document Analysis Worksheets | National Archives Document analysis is the first step in working with primary sources. Teach your students to think through primary source documents for contextual understanding and to extract information to make informed judgments. Use these worksheets — for photos, written documents, artifacts, posters, maps, cartoons, videos, and sound recordings — to teach your students the process of document analysis. Follow this progression: The first few times you ask students to work with primary sources, and whenever you have not worked with primary sources recently, model careful document analysis using the worksheets. Don’t stop with document analysis though. Materials created by the National Archives and Records Administration are in the public domain. These worksheets were revised in February, 2017.

Specialised help for children with dyslexia pays dividends Published: 6:07AM Saturday August 16, 2014 Source: ONE News Compelling research shows learning outcomes for children with dyslexia can be vastly improved. Specialised, early intervention can significantly boost success at school for a child with dyslexia, a pilot study shows. One-on-one, personalised tuition resulted in vast and surprising improvements in achievement skills, Karen Waldie, Associate Professor of the School of Psychology at Auckland University, says. SPELD NZ, in collaboration with school RTLBs (Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour), carried out the study involving 42 seven-year-old students struggling in the classroom as a result of dyslexia. Ms Waldie says she was taken by surprise and "truly impressed" by the resulting data. "The children increased their predicted reading success by 20-44 percent in areas of sound blending, phonemic awareness, verbal comprehension and reading fluency. Copyright © 2014, Television New Zealand Limited.

Texting’s Effect on Grammar is Debated | Global Digital Citizen Foundation MONDAY AUGUST 13, 2012, 9:26 AM BY ELYSE TORIBIO STAFF WRITER If the average American teen sends a staggering 3,000 text messages a month, you can be sure that there are more than a few letters, commas and apostrophes missing. But taking a lax approach on grammar and spelling on mobile phones can have a lasting effect on schoolwork: A new study has found that students who had recently sent or received a text message performed considerably worse on a grammar exam than those who had not. The study, of 228 children ages 10-14 by the Pennsylvania State University’s Media Effects Research Laboratory, shows that this phenomenon is no LOL matter. S. Sundar explained that the study’s findings, published in the August issue of the journal New Media & Society, show that young adults who consistently use tech speak are less likely to switch back to traditional grammar when appropriate. "Children know that when you’re in school, you do not use texting language," Sotillo said.