10 Best Augmented Reality Apps Augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. Augmented reality has many applications, and many areas can benefit from the usage of AR technology. It was initially used for military, industrial, and medical applications, but was soon applied to commercial and entertainment areas as well. The mobile Augmented Reality (AR) world consists largely of two different types of experiences: Geolocation and Vision based augmented reality. Geolocation based augmented reality uses GPS, compass and other sensors in your mobile phone to provide a display of various geolocated point of interest.
50 Great Language Learning Podcasts We all know that it is important to learn a foreign language, so let’s take a look at some resources that will help you learn and practice. Of course, textbooks and word drills are important as you learn, but even more valuable is practice listening and speaking the language. These language podcasts will help you hone your listening skills and increase your proficiency in no time! Spanish Resources Learning Spanish may be as easy as signing up for a course when one is in high school or college or in the early years of working with limited obligations on one’s time. But teachers and other grown ups are often short on time and long on interest and an eagerness to learn if the learning is engaging and/or relevant to what we do. The lists below represent a growing collection of resources one can access completely or partially for free that have relevance to Spanish language learners as well as materials that may be specifically useful for teachers and students in K-12 schools. Please send us feedback if you use anything here that is particularly successful or not or if you find another resource you would highly recommend. We’re becoming a Spanish-English bilingual society and we all need as much help as we can get!
Lamar University Online Practicing Teacher Leadership Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 | $250.00 per credit hour. This price includes the administrative fee. clear.msu About Rich Internet Applications (RIA) The goal of the Rich Internet Applications project is to create tools that are informed by language acquisition research, and engage language learners in active learning. Using our Rich Internet Applications toolset, incorporating speaking and listening into your language class is easier and more flexible than ever! The tools can be used in many different ways: for in-class activities, student projects, homework, or assessment. Because they are tools, not completed materials, they will work with your textbook, language, and level.
Más arriba: Spanish Language Exercises Más arriba (©2013 by Gary Aitken) is an interactive workbook of introductory Spanish language exercises, based on the pictorial contextualization of fundamental vocabulary and language points. The exercise material includes full-colour drawings, sound clips, instant feed-back, vocabulary help and a voice recorder (powered by Vocaroo). Más arriba can be used with any introductory approach. You can follow the alphabetical Exercise Index directly below or click here to go to the Lesson Index, provided for users of the Third Canadian Edition of ¡Arriba! Comunicación y cultura (©2013 by Pearson Education Canada).
You Asked, We Listened: Spanish Resources Are Here! As the educator community manager here at Common Sense Media, I often field requests from educators who would like to see our materials in Spanish. I am excited to announce today that we have added Spanish versions of our family tip sheets, videos, and most recently, student-facing lesson materials. Here's a roundup of all of the materials we now offer in Spanish: NEW: Student-Facing Lesson Materials. Found on the right-hand side of each lesson page in our curriculum under the Materiales en español heading.
11 Ways to Find and View Panoramic Images Thanks to developments in camera and web technology it has become quite easy to capture panoramic imagery. Panoramic imagery provides viewers of a better sense of the view one experiences when standing in a location. For example, a panorama of the Grand Canyon is more informative than a standard image view. Here are some great places where you can find panoramic imagery online.
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The 16 Best Resources for Teaching a Foreign Language According to infoplease, there are more than 6,500 languages spoken in the world, each with its own unique culture and way of thinking and communicating. As globalization barrels forward, learning a foreign language becomes ever more important and beneficial for students. However, learning another language is difficult; if you are a foreign language teacher, how can you make the process easier and more enjoyable for your students?
Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction The illustrations were created as part of the Visuals for Developing Communication Skills in Foreign Language Classes project, initated by Paul Toth, former Director of the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center. It was funded by the Provost through the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) as part of the Innovation in Education Awards program, and brought to completion by Paul's successors, Dawn McCormick and David Quinto-Pozos. All of the illustrations were drawn by Alec Sarkas from the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education (CIDDE).