ChatterKid Before you can make a video, you need a picture of what you want to make talk in the video. As long as you have one in your camera roll, you are good! On the opening screen, tap Take Photo. You can take a picture within the app. The Rapid eLearning Blog - Practical, real-world tips for e-learning success. Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With those building blocks you're able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context. Essentially, you want to recreate the types of scenarios that are similar to the ones the learner has in real life.
The Best ESL/EFL Blogs “The Best…” list is going to be an expanding one. These are the ESL/EFL blogs that I subscribe to now, but I’m sure there are many more out there that I just don’t know about… I hope you’ll contribute their url addresses in the comments section! The criteria I used included that they are updated regularly (more-or-less), their focus is ESL/EFL, and that they provide information that I’ve found useful in my teaching. Here are my picks for The Best ESL/EFL Blogs (not in any order):
Word Family Framework Word Family Framework Submitted by admin on 19 July, 2012 - 11:52 The Word Family Framework (WFF) places 22,000 words on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It shows how words within the same family are placed at different levels and is aimed at teachers who can use it to plan courses, syllabi and lessons. The WFF is the product of an ELT reasearch award and was designed by Richard West. What is the Word Family Framework (WFF)? The Triptico Blog – Page 2 – The Triptico Academy As this is the first blog post of 2016: Happy New Year – and thank you for visiting the Triptico blog. There will be many changes to the Triptico website over the next few weeks – including the addition of two brand new resources – but today I want to tell you about an exciting new feature.
for teachers by teachers by David Dodgson “But you only teach six lessons a day and you have a guaranteed summer holiday…” Ah, the common misconception that being a teacher is somehow an “easy” job! We all know the truth, however. We know that those six hours in the classroom are intense, full hours; we know that those six hours are supported by more hours of planning and preparing; we know that those six hours are followed by marking and reviewing; and we know that those “guaranteed” weekends and holidays often include training and development. We devote ourselves to the task regardless.
Ellclassroom Over the course of my 15 years of teaching in the classroom, there has been a continual debate over management vs. engagement. The argument is that if you create an engaging lesson, then management issues will fade away like a bad stain in the washing machine. The opposite has also been stated, if you have good management then “engagement” (which has been confused with compliance, in this instance), also increases. We need to look beyond the either/or to the both/and. A classroom should have good student management in place, but it should also include lessons/activities that are engaging. It is very difficult to have one without the other. Trying to Teach: Why grammar comics are amazing...and where to find them Comics are awesome. They just are. They make students laugh (always a plus) help visual learners, and tend to have very succinct summarizations of otherwise complicated grammar topics. If nothing else, they give examples that grab student's attention. But where to find these miraculous creatures? You can always resort to google.
Teaching Village Hi! I’m Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto. I’m an English teacher currently living in Kitakyushu, Japan. I’ve taught English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) for a little more than 20 years, and in those years I have taught all ages in many different environments–private language schools, public schools, businesses, community centers, my home, and even a university extension class or two. Why do I use three names? Well, my married name is Sakamoto, and most of my friends know me as Barb Sakamoto. English Raven The idea of disintermediation ("cutting out the middle man") in terms of professional qualifications has been slowly but surely gathering steam in a variety of fields. Take a look at a range of Position Descriptions for new jobs these days and phrases along the lines of Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, or equivalent experience and expertise/skills are becoming more frequent. Private companies (as we might expect) have been quicker to apply this in practice rather than rhetoric compared to educational institutions, mired as most of them are in conservative paper-reliant processes for verifying applicants' skills, but even here we are starting to see change. As university qualifications become more expensive and fail to deliver effective ROI for the people who invest their time and money in them, the idea of cutting them out of the picture partly or wholly is becoming not only more attractive, but more feasible. Branding is still important, however. A.
Animoto in the Classroom: Activity Ideas Looking to enhance students' Web 2.0 competencies and build 21st-century skills? The Animoto tool allows anyone to create professional-looking projects using audio, photographs and video. Fortunately, if you're a teacher looking to bring this fun and easy multimedia tool into the classroom, a free account will do just fine. Free accounts let students generate projects up to 30 seconds long in a limited number of styles and with a Web-streaming level of visual quality. eTools for Language Teachers Sketchnoting (or visual note-taking)(Click here for a presentation called "Sketchnoting for Beginners". Click here to see my sketchnotes on Flickr.) She told me that she made them with an iPad app called “Paper by fifty-three”. Well, I immediately downloaded the app and my journey into sketchnoting began. Sketchnoting is simply a way to take notes in a more visually attractive way than bullet points.
Storyline - Showcase Accident Investigation Demo by Rob Clark for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Training Center Featuring a deliciously dark film noir look, this award-winning U.S. Department of Energy course guides learners through an accident investigation in a realistic—and highly engrossing—way. With its black-and-white videos, interactive activities, and real-world environment, the course makes learning accident investigation procedures irresistibly interesting. Things I like about Animoto for Education byonApril 12, 2013 [byline_dns]? A colleague of mine recently showed me a very cool way for students to create good-looking videos.