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Earth Facts - Planet Earth - Earth For Kids The Earth is unlike every other planet in the Solar System in a number of different ways.It is the only planet that has an atmosphere containing 21 percent oxygen. It is the only planet that has liquid water on its surface. It is the only planet in the solar system that has life. The Earth is the only inner planet (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) to have one large satellite, the Moon. Mars has two very tiny moons. Mercury and Venus have none. 100 Excellent Open Access Journals for Educators Just like physicians, the best educators stay informed with the latest developments in their field. Luckily, it doesn’t take anything more than time to have access to quality journals for educators whether they teach at the pre K-12, college, or graduate level. The following open access journals provide top-notch scholarly information available at no cost. Most of these journals are published just once or a few times a year, so subscribe to several so you can keep up-to-date on the latest research coming out of the field of education.

APA Formatting and Style Guide Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors:Joshua M.

Language Learning 2015 Language Learning Outstanding Article of the Year - Free to Download The Board of Directors of Language Learning are pleased to continue our annual award for the article that the Board members consider to be the most outstanding among those published in the previous year’s volume of the journal. For Volume 65 in 2015, we are delighted to grant this award to: Isurin, L., & Seidel, C. (2015). Traces of Memory for a Lost Childhood: The Savings Paradigm Expanded. Foreign Language Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers Joy's Second Language Launch Pad. Provides resources for teachers and students which include lessons and syllabi, computer assisted language learning, mailing lists, links to research information and job opportunities. Kokone.

Standard Deviation and Variance Deviation just means how far from the normal Standard Deviation The Standard Deviation is a measure of how spread out numbers are. Integrating Online Tools to Motivate Young English Language Learners to Practice English Outside the Classroom (2155-7098)(2155-7101): Shelly Sanchez Terrell: Journal Articles Abstract Recent research shows that online tools such as: games, wikis, speaking avatars, and interactive stories can be a positive force for English Language Learners (ELLs). It also shows that when ELLs have access to online tools, they are motivated to practice English outside the classroom (Aydin, 2007; Colombo & Colombo, 2007; Son, 2007). Most of this research is undertaken with older learners.

Guided learning hours – Cambridge English Support Site Follow How many hours do I need to prepare for my exam? It takes approximately 200 guided learning hours for a language learner to progress from one level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to the next. For example, a candidate who has passed Cambridge English: First (FCE), aligned to level B2 on the CEFR, might need approximately 200 hours of lessons and supervised study to prepare for the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), which is aligned to level C1. Spanish Beginners syllabus support These sample units of work and assessment tasks were developed collaboratively by teachers, consultants and advisers from the NSW Department of Education and Training. People, places and communities (Preliminary):- Sample unit of work- Sample assessment task (Speaking)- Sample marking guidelines Family life, home and neighbourhood; People, places and communities (Preliminary):- Sample assessment task (Reading and writing)- Sample reading and responding task- Sample marking guidelines for reading and responding Personal descriptions, family and friends, pastimes and expressing preferences (Preliminary):- Sample assessment task (Speaking and writing) Holidays, travel and tourism (Preliminary):- Sample assessment task (Writing)- Sample marking guidelines For more advice, support and resources related to the Spanish Beginners course, go to

Normal Distribution Data can be "distributed" (spread out) in different ways. But there are many cases where the data tends to be around a central value with no bias left or right, and it gets close to a "Normal Distribution" like this: A Normal Distribution The "Bell Curve" is a Normal Distribution. And the yellow histogram shows some data that follows it closely, but not perfectly (which is usual). Study: Children Who Blog Or Use Facebook Have Higher Literacy Levels A research by The National Literacy Trust on 3,001 children from England and Scotland showed that schoolchildren who blog or own social networking profiles on Facebook have higher literacy levels and greater confidence in writing. Among the key findings were that 56 per cent of young people said they had a profile on a social networking site such as Facebook or Bebo, while 24 per cent said they had their own blog. The study also found 49 per cent of young people believe writing is “boring”. However, 57 per cent of those who used text-based web applications such as blogs, said they generally enjoyed writing compared to 40 per cent who did not.