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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test out various apps and find the perfect tool to meet their needs. Luckily, several tech-savvy librarians have been curating the apps their colleagues find useful and sharing the all-stars with one another through personal learning communities (PLC) and edWeb webinars.

Math 101: A reading list for lifelong learners Ready to level up your working knowledge of math? Here’s what to read now — and next. Math 101, with Jennifer Ouellette First, start with these 5 books… 1. Flipped Classroom Upload Design Didattico Loading... Working... Beat The System With This List Of 40 Free Educational Websites Currently, there are more than 17,000 universities in the world, and getting a degree in most of them is quite expensive. In fact, many students around the world (including their families) get into huge debts or have to work over sixty hours a week in order to afford a formal education. More than two-thirds of the United States college seniors who graduated in 2011 had student loan debt, with an average of over $27,000 per person. With these statistics, I can’t help but think about those words from over 30 years ago:

Flipped Classroom - Reflections and Goals - Teaching with Technology The end of the year is upon us! Summer is around the corner! Time for reflection, revamping, recharging and … a tad bit of rest 🙂 As my second year in a flipped classroom environment draws to a close, it’s time to revisit what worked, what didn’t, and what will happen next! What worked!–> The “In-Class Flip” definitely worked this year! When I began my flipped classroom journey, I used the “traditional” flipping method … if a traditional method of flipping even exists!

Where to get free ELT & education-related books … legally Many of the teachers I work with often ask me for recommendations for books to help them with lesson planning, activities, methodology, research and general professional development. I can suggest titles by the dozens but they are often not really affordable – a topic I’ve written about before. So here’s a list of sites where you can get free ELT and education related books. 1. British Council’s Teacher Development Publications There are loads here but my favourites in no particular order include the following:

#FlipboardChat Summary: Creative Magazine Ideas for New Graduates Jenn de la Vega / May 20, 2015 Every Wednesday evening, members of the Flipboard Club—an unofficial community of passionate evangelists—hold a Twitter chat about a Flipboard-centric topic and we summarize the discussion here. Tonight’s topic is “Using Flipboard to Create Digital Brochures”.” Join in the chat Wednesday at 7pm PT/10pm ET via the hashtag on Twitter. The Digital Teacher Binumi gives you a chance to bring video creation into the classroom. You’ll probably have to pay to get the most out of it, but it provides a motivating, worthwhile experience. Making videos in class Binumi is quite easy to use, but it might take a little time for a teacher to understand that it really is a giant step forward in relation to video you’ve made in your classes before. Creating videos in class has become easier and easier in recent years. These days you can ask your learners to pick up their phone, point it at something and then just film.

Key Concepts 'Key Concepts in ELT' is a feature of the Journal that aims to assist readers to develop an appreciation of central ideas in ELT, and to approach the content of articles from a perspective informed by current debate on aspects of theory and practice. The list given below is an up-to-date guide to all 'Key Concepts' that have been published in the Journal. The list contains links to the original articles, which are available to download free of charge. TED talks for autonomous listening: ten activities The first week of the Electronic Village Online is in full swing! I’m co-moderating the session on teaching listening, and this week, under the guidance of Lizzie Pinard, we’ve started out with the topic of encouraging learner autonomy. One great thing about online sessions like this one is that there are a lot of participants who share a wealth of tips about the activities and resources they use. From what I’ve read in our discussion threads, it seems that a lot of teachers encourage their learners to watch TED talks out of class, and the participants have suggested a variety of ideas for activities based on the talks.

Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Black Beans and Spinach Recipe Photo credit: Con Poulos; Food styling by Rebecca Jurkevich; Prop styling by Megan Hedgpeth This 20-minute is dinner flavorful, colorful, and absolutely packed with healthy fiber. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Cal/Serv: 367 Yields: 4 Smoky Split Pea Soup – Slow Cooker Recipes Lisa Hubbard/Woman's Day This hearty soup recipe is very versatile; feel free to load up with additional root veggies, or if you don't care for ham hocks, simply top the soup with crumbled bacon once it's done. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below