my StoryMaker® at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh my Storymaker® was named one of the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association. People worldwide enjoy my StoryMaker®. Find out what all the fun is about! Interactive Storytelling for English Exams How much can we actually teach students for exams without being exam-oriented? Wherever we go in professional development the reality of teaching to the test always crops up as something to avoid or get around somehow. Yet, we want our students to achieve high standards and we want them to have qualifications. For me, it’s a matter of teaching BEYOND the test. ********************************************************** Exposing them to real English before they ever see exam-type structures, whilst getting them used to such structures in fun, stress-free environments is a great way to raise competency well before exam deadlines loom ahead.
8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. Long before paper and books were common and affordable, information passed from generation to generation through this oral tradition of storytelling. Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version of the age-old art of storytelling with a twist: digital tools now make it possible for anyone to create a story and share it with the world. WHY Digital Storytelling? Know Your Terms: Nonlinguistic Representation (noun) Expression of an idea in a way that goes beyond the use of words: diagrams, pictures, graphic organizers, 3D models, movement, demonstrations, role-plays, simulations, or mental images. Overview: One way to teach something is to explain it, either verbally or in writing. This is a linguistic way of presenting that information — using language only. But most people learn concepts better when they are also presented in other, nonlinguistic ways: For the most part, this means visually or through some kind of movement. If you’ve ever heard a guy stop in the middle of an explanation and say Hold on, let me draw you a picture, that guy is getting ready to sit you down for a big heaping plate of nonlinguistic representation.
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REL - HISTORY Responding to text Themes, voice and 'once' Table the themes in the novel, such as 'bullying' and 'stories', and write examples of each. Read some of Felix's dialogue and thoughts aloud. How does the author make him sound young? How does this affect the story that unfolds? 5 Tips for an Artful Field Trip It’s field trip season and that means lots of students, teachers and parents are headed out to gain some new experiences in their area. While this might mean hopping on a school bus and traveling off-site, it could also mean virtual field trips, Skype calls or Google Hangouts with other artists or classrooms, or even a pop-up museum that travels to your school. All of these different options kind of remind me of a buffet for educators. Which to choose?
Let’s Play! 20+ Sites for Young Learners Part of the Cool Sites series Sometimes, the teachers of young learners get a bad reputation for playing all day in their classes. Let me tell you a secret.