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aMap - have an argument with friends! Argument mapping, critical

aMap - have an argument with friends! Argument mapping, critical

Aplicaciones Web 2.0 «Magia en la educación! Here you can find an index of all the web 2.0 applications that I suggest: 1.Photopeach (online slideshows) 2. Wise-Mapping Visual Thinking Evolution A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Especially in British English, the terms spidergram and spidergraph are more common,[1] but they can cause confusion with the term spider diagram used in mathematics and logic. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing. The elements of a given mind map are arranged intuitively according to the importance of the concepts, and are classified into groupings, branches, or areas, with the goal of representing semantic or other connections between portions of information. Mind maps may also aid recall of existing memories.

The 5 E Learning Cycle Model Priming the Pump: Peter Elbow's prompts to help students explore topics, objects, places, issues Questions to help a student write about someone s/he has studied or read about: · Describe _ as an ordinary person. · What was/is special or unique about _ ? · Imagine _ were the opposite sex: describe the life s/he would have lived. Five Ways to Visually Explore Wikipedia Wikipedia is one of the first places that students often go to get some background information on a topic they're researching. Besides just going to and entering a search, there are some other ways to explore the content of Wikipedia. Here are five ways that students can visually explore Wikipedia's content.

Thanks for trying the Visual Thesaurus The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus that allows you to discover the connections between words in a visually captivating display. With a subscription you will also get access to the Spelling Bee, VocabGrabber, and Online Magazine. 14 day risk-free trial! SEAS Homepage SEAS is a software tool developed for intelligence analysts That records analytic reasoning and methods That supports collaborative analysis Across contemporary and historical situations and analysts and has broad applicability beyond intelligence analysis Approach 20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes I’ve edited a monthly magazine for more than six years, and it’s a job that’s come with more frustration than reward. If there’s one thing I am grateful for — and it sure isn’t the pay — it’s that my work has allowed endless time to hone my craft to Louis Skolnick levels of grammar geekery. As someone who slings red ink for a living, let me tell you: grammar is an ultra-micro component in the larger picture; it lies somewhere in the final steps of the editing trail; and as such it’s an overrated quasi-irrelevancy in the creative process, perpetuated into importance primarily by bitter nerds who accumulate tweed jackets and crippling inferiority complexes. But experience has also taught me that readers, for better or worse, will approach your work with a jaundiced eye and an itch to judge. While your grammar shouldn’t be a reflection of your creative powers or writing abilities, let’s face it — it usually is. Who and Whom

America: A Narrative History, 8e: W. W. Norton StudySpace US History Tours powered by Google Earth. This new format traces historical developments across time, touching down on locations vital to our nation's heritage and development. Points of interest in each tour launch primary and multimedia sources. Download Tours: To download: Windows users: right-click, "save link as"; Mac users: ctrl+click, "save as". If you haven’t done it already, download Google Earth™ and install it on your computer.

50 herramientas útiles para la CSS y generadores para Desarrolladores - Blog de diseño Noupe Jul 11 2011 CSS tools are essential for web developers because they act like a sort of magic lamp that can simplify the job at hand. Most development tools are time savers that are there to help developers create stylish, functional and optimized websites with a few shortcuts. CSS tools and generators are available in such large numbers that a developer can choose from a range of them to make their projects go smoother.

TCI - Technologies Cogigraph Inc. > PRODUCTS > MOT and MOTplus DescriptionThe MOT knowledge editor enables the user to build a visual representation of knowledge in various fields and to graphically highlight knowledge inter-relationships. A number of icons are used to represent the various types of knowledge, i.e. concepts, procedures, principles and facts, as well as the different types of relationships: composition, regulation, specialisation, precedence, input/output, and instantiation. In addition, the software integrates rules of grammar governing the types of relationships for each type of knowledge. MOT also makes it possible to illustrate skills and to link them to the applicable knowledge, thus defining the level of competency to be achieved toward that knowledge. Main Functionalities

5 Chrome Apps and Extensions to Help ESL Learners Last week in Stockholm, I attended the Google summit and it blew my mind. Although I’m still in beta shock and am coming to terms of how I will reinvent my practice with what I learned, there were some immediate take aways with apps and extensions to the chrome browser. Although these are for general use, I can’t help but think of how useful these would be to my students who are learning English as a second language. All of these are either shown by an icon on your task-bar or cataloged under your chrome app launcher. 1. Announcify

Three Ways to Mark-up Webpages and Share Them There are a lot of excellent tools on the web for clipping, annotating, and sharing bookmarks with your friends and colleagues. For a long time I used Google Bookmarks for that purpose. Recently, I became a converted and dedicated user of Evernote. But sometimes you might want to actually capture and draw on a webpage to point out to others specific elements of that webpage. 50 técnicas CSS fresco, Tutoriales y Recursos - Blog de diseño Noupe Dec 02 2009 By Paul Andrew Learning CSS and how to use it effectively can be a reasonably easy thing to do for a beginning web developer. In the hands of a seasoned professional, CSS can be stretched and pushed it to its limits where it can seem complicated and yet perfect at the same time. Being able to adapt to new ideas and different techniques, as well as seeking new solutions to old problems is part and parcel of being a web designer.

Araucaria About Araucaria v3.1 is distributed as a self-extracting zip file for Windows and Linux, and as a self-installer for Windows only. For the self-installer, download the file, run it, and follow the instuctions as it guides you through the setup process. For the self-extracting zip files, download the file to an appropriate directory or folder, run it, and it will produce an Araucaria3_1 folder. Double click araucaria.exe (or on UNIX platforms, or Araucaria3_1 on Mac) to run Araucaria. For each platform, you can opt for a zip that includes the Java Virtual Machine (VM), or, if you have installed Java 1.5 in the past, without the VM.

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