30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015 30 Trends In Education Technology For The 2015 School Year by Terry Heick What’s trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology? iPads are still the standard but other platforms are making headway. That should be fun to watch over the next 3-5 years. Educators are getting better at spotting crap edtech, but waste still abounds. Fun Games for Teaching English Vocbulary, Grammar, Spelling, ESL Games Memory Games This site features the best ESL concentration games to help students master English vocabulary and grammar. These vocabulary games help students develop good word recognition, listening, reading and spelling skills. Importance of play for babies & children Play is more than just fun for babies and children. It’s how they learn best, and how they work out who they are, how the world works and where they fit into it. You can read this article in a selection of languages other than English.
Tatoeba: Learn & Submit Sentence Translations In Any Language Knowing multiple languages is a respectable skill and can help you if you find yourself in a different part of the world than your own. While there are many sites that let you learn new languages, few websites let you systematically help others learn your own native language. One of these rare sites is Tatoeba. In order to use Tatoeba you will first need to register for a free account. HTML5 Tutorial - Audio Let's have something fun to start with. We are now talking about web browser supporting audio file in native, just like how <img> tag is supported since 1994. HTML5 is likely to put an end to audio plug-in such as Microsoft Windows Media player, Microsoft Silverlight, Apple QuickTime and the infamous Adobe Flash. If you don't see a audio player control in the dotted box above, your web browser probably don't support the audio tag.
CLOE - Brock University - Learning Objects Ontario's Co-operative Learning Object Exchange, is a collaborative initiative of Ontario universities and colleges to develop an innovative infrastructure for the joint design, development, testing and sharing of multimedia-rich teaching and learning resources. The key innovation in CLOE is the creation of a virtual market economy for engaging multimedia to support online learning. Each institutional member engages in some aspect of the development of multimedia teaching and learning resources to address instructional challenges that are shared by the other partners.
The cognitive benefits of play: Effects on the learning brain © 2008 - 2014, Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Science supports many of our intuitions about the benefits of play. Playful behavior appears to have positive effects on the brain and on a child’s ability to learn. In fact, play may function as an important, if not crucial, mode for learning. Want specifics? The Notebook This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film by Greg Gray and the theme of household chores. Students learn and practise vocabulary related to household chores, talk about household chores and watch a short film. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2)- Intermediate (B1) 10 Types of Post-Listening Activities for the ESL Classroom What are Post-Listening Activities? Post-Listening Activities consist of tasks which main aim is to help students reflect on the listening experience. these activities are carried out after teacher have carried out pre-listening and while listening activities successfully. What are Pre-Listening and While-Listening Activities? Pre-Listening Activities prepare the students by getting them interested in the topic and after that they move on to the next stage in which students are given a while-listening task which consists of a series of activities that a learner does while listening to a passage in order to show their understanding of what was heard of. Some of the most common Post-Listening Activities are the following: