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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling "If, in the digital age, we want everyone to be able to join in the "conversation" that Big Media promises to be, then we must intervene to help everyone -- and not just those who are computer savvy -- to speak the language of media." -Daniel Meadows A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers by Terry Heick and TeachThought Staff Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Audience: K-12 & higher ed educators, researchers, institutions, and organizations globally. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Revisions: Persistently updated. Ed note: As stated, this is an ambitious work in progress that we’re choosing to share as we proof, revise, iterate, and generally improve for wider dissemination. Ed note 2: If you’d like to help update and improve this page, and have the background, curiosity, and/or expertise to contribute, email me. A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology Activity-Based Learning

Free Kids Music & Childrens Songs from Light Up Your Brain! IATEFL 2015: The Why and How of Self-Publishing – Johanna Stirling And time for another talk on the topic of materials development! Johanna is going to talk about the nuts and bolts of self-publishing. It’s really the why, what and how, but it just didn’t fit! We’re going to look at why you might want to self-publish to start with and Johanna starts by telling us about the experience of holding her published book for the first time! Johanna’s baby! She used print-on-demand, which means she did almost everything herself except for the cover (an ex-student graphic designer did that!). Why did she self-publish? She had complete autonomy – no compromises had to be made. Why did other people self-publish? Nicky Hockly traditional publisher wouldn’t take it because the audience would be too smallwanted the speed of getting the book out which isn’t possible with a publishershe feels much more sense of ownership with this one than ones she has traditionally published. Jamie Keddie Rod Bolitho But it’s not for everybody…not for you if… you don’t know what to do.

Полосатый костюмчик для малыша | Вяжем детям Этот полосатый костюмчик легко надевать и снимать. Его особенность — необычная кофточка, которая вяжется платочной вязкой по направлению от левой полочки к правой полочке. Дизайн: JACQUELINE VAN DILLEN. Размер: 6 месяцев. Размеры изделия Кофточка Обхват груди 51 см Длина 28 см Длина рукава 20.5 см Брючки Талия 53см Длина 30 см Материалы 200 г пряжи коричневого цвета, плотностью 250 г/100 м150 г пряжи бежевого цвета100 г пряжи белого цветаСпицы 4 ммСпицы 3,75 ммПетледержатель (или запасная спица) для петелек косичкиМаркерыКрючок 4 ммПуговица диаметром 2 смНитки для пришивания Обратите внимание 1) Кофточка вяжется одной деталью слева направо. 2) Брючки состоят из двух деталей, которые сшиваются по средним и внутреннему шву. Узор манжеты Количество петель кратно 6 +2 1-й ряд: *2 изнаночных, 4 лицевых; повторять от *, закончить 2-мя изнаночными. 2-й и 4-й ряды: *2 лицевых, 4 изнаночных; повторять от *, закончить 2-мя лицевыми. Повторять с 1-го по 4-й ряд. Узор горловины (в работе 8 петель) Пико крючком Кофточка

Life as an Online Tutor When I first became a teacher of English as a second language, I explored various sources of supplementary income from tutoring to translation. I tried online essay correction but found the pay was really poor. Then I discovered live webcam tutoring. I was excited by the possibility of holding face-to-face conversations with people on the other side of the world. I welcomed the opportunity to broaden my teaching horizons and gain virtual overseas teaching experience. Equipment All you need to set up as an on line teacher is have a fast, reliable internet connection, a free video chat application such as Skype, a webcam and a computer headset. Logitech HD Webcam C310 Amazon Price: $49.99 $27.49 Buy Now(price as of Apr 2, 2015) Although it is possible to use the built in camera in your laptop or smartphone, the video quality may be quite poor. Working for an Online School I started out working for an online language school. Does the website appear professional? Freelancing Teaching Techniques

Case Studies - P21 How have schools successfully transformed their students' learning experiences by incorporating 21st Century Learning into teacher practice, curriculum, assessment, and professional development? Now in its third year, the 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program highlights best practices in schools and districts across the country that are preparing students for college, career and citizenship by embedding critical 21st century competencies into the learning environment. See the latest schools selected as P21 Exemplars! By capturing these stories of innovation, P21 and its partners seek to inspire other schools to bring a focus on 21st Century Learning to their communities. Each case study shares stories from teachers, students and school leaders preparing for college and career success.

Internet TESL Journal (For ESL/EFL Teachers) Learning Activities The purpose of iTEC Learning Activities is to support teachers in introducing the principle of innovation into their teaching practice. Developed by teachers from 15 countries across Europe, in collaboration with policy makers, pedagogical specialists and industry experts, iTEC Learning Activities often involve teamwork, use of technological tools, and working outside of traditional classroom environments. They are highly flexible resources teachers can integrate into their classes, by choosing the learning objectives, context, and delivery. Development Learning Activities are based on scenarios, proposed by teachers, that facilitate innovation in the classroom context. These iTEC Learning Scenarios are then developed and refined by representatives from every stage of the education process into Learning Activities, which teachers can deliver in their lessons. In practice To view more iTEC teacher stories, click here.

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher — The Atlantic Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from "content expert" to "curriculum facilitator." Instead, I describe what I think the public-school classroom will look like in 20 years, with a large, fantastic computer screen at the front, streaming one of the nation’s most engaging, informative lessons available on a particular topic. The "virtual class" will be introduced, guided, and curated by one of the country’s best teachers (a.k.a. a "super-teacher"), and it will include professionally produced footage of current events, relevant excerpts from powerful TedTalks, interactive games students can play against other students nationwide, and a formal assessment that the computer will immediately score and record. "So if you want to be a teacher," I tell the college student, "you better be a super-teacher." I started reflecting. Well then.