How can film help you teach or learn English? What can film and video add to the learning experience? Kieran Donaghy Opens in a new tab or window., who won the British Council’s Teaching English blog award Opens in a new tab or window. for his post I want to learn English because… Opens in a new tab or window., explains why film is such a good resource, and recommends some useful websites. Language teachers have been using films in their classes for decades, and there are a number of reasons why film is an excellent teaching and learning tool. Learning from films is motivating and enjoyable Motivation is one of the most important factors in determining successful second-language acquisition. Films and TV shows are an integral part of students’ lives so it makes perfect sense to bring them into the language classroom.
50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016 by TeachThought Staff What are the best teaching and learning apps for 2016? That’s a good question this post looks to answer. 25 Ideas to Motivate Young Readers The folks at the BOOK-IT! Program have given permission for Education World to reprint 25 great ideas from teachers -- ideas that are sure to get kids across the grades excited about reading. The BOOK IT! Reading Incentive Program, sponsored by Pizza Hut, has motivated millions of young readers over the years. Note: The following teacher ideas were originally published by the BOOK IT! National Reading Incentive Program. Doceri Interactive Whiteboard on the App Store Combining screencasting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard in one app, you’ll never have to turn your back to the class or audience again. Create a lesson or presentation, insert images, save and edit your project and record a screencast video you can easily save or share. Doceri does it all!
Resources for Technology Integration In this section, you will find materials and resources for teaching about how to successfully integrate technology into the classroom, whether you are conducting a two-hour session or class or can spend a day or two on the topic. We believe you will find much here from which you can build a set of experiences tailored to class participants for the purpose of exploring technology integration: More Edutopia.org Resources on Technology Integration: Selfie This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Matthew Frost starring Kirsten Dunst, and the theme of celebrity selfies. Students discuss meeting famous people, roleplay meeting their hero or heroine, watch a short film and discuss selfies and celebrity selfies. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (C1)
80 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools for Publishing and Development Initiatives Many Open Education Resources (OER) have been introduced by governments, universities, and individuals within the past few years. OERs provide teaching and learning materials that are freely available and offered online for anyone to use. Whether you’re an instructor, student, or self-learner, you have access to full courses, modules, syllabi, lectures, assignments, quizzes, activities, games, simulations, and tools to create these components. While some OERs include OpenCourseWare (OCW) or other educational materials, they may also offer the means to alter those courses through editing, adding to those courses through publication, and the ability to shape the tools that share those resources.
37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading Posted 03/26/2015 9:46AM | Last Commented 07/05/2015 8:43AM “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons These are powerful words, and they speak to the power of reading to open doors to empathy, adventure, and learning. Great Potential Press: About Us Great Potential Press is an award-winning publishing company devoted to informational resources for gifted adults and for parents, educators, and counselors of gifted children. We strive to provide new and helpful information with a particular focus on social, emotional, and family issues that can occur among gifted children and adults. Our publications help people understand gifted children and adults better and thus guide them to success more effectively. A frequent benefit is that gifted adults, who are so often the parents and teachers of gifted children, learn how giftedness is an important factor in their own lives. History
What does "technology integration" mean? Ms. Hart’s classroom hums with activity. Scattered about are two dozen students working in small groups on their latest project: making a shoebox glide through the air. Three students are searching for design principles on the web. Another group interacts with a drawing on the smart board — they touch the white surface, rotate the object to view it from different angles, and give each other fist bumps to celebrate their discovery.