proverbs TRADITIONAL PROVERBS: A barking dog never bites. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush A fool and his money are soon parted. A friend in need is a friend indeed. Google Lit Trips for Young Readers Where in the world will our youngest readers travel as they discover the world of books! Reading About Reading Kind Words
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45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen.
The Science Behind Using Online Communities To Change Behavior Editor’s note: Sean Young is a family medicine professor and director of innovation at the center for behavioral and addiction medicine at UCLA. He writes about topics related to psychology, technology, and public health/medicine at seanyoungphd.com. Is it just me, or is it impossible to talk to technology entrepreneurs without mentioning user engagement and behavior? I’m a behavioral psychologist, so that might be why I keep having conversations about engagement, but I don’t think that’s the only reason.
English Resources For students, the right English resources will make the difference between mastering the language quickly and stumbling around in confusion for many weeks or months. Students who do have access to proper learning materials can study for years without ever grasping enough of the language to carry on a fluent conversation or comprehend a book in English. If you are a student, this means you must know where to look for resources that will simplify the learning process and cut out the confusion. If you are an English language teacher, it means you must know where to obtain the best resources to help your students understand what you are teaching and effectively apply it to their own learning process. English Resources Online The Internet is a great place to find resources for learning the English language.
100 Exquisite Adjectives By Mark Nichol Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. Practice precision when you select words. e-Books from Bill Zimmerman Words I Wish Someone Had Saidto Me As a Kid I wrote this book of encouraging words to help young people as they make their way in the world. Every girl and boy needs to hear such words. I know I did. You see, I lost my father when I was very young and missed hearing the words that a child needs to hear from his or her dad. Growing up, I tried hard to imagine the things he would have said to guide me if he were around.
Creating a Visual Dictionary on the iPad Pic Collage (free), is one of my favorite apps to use on my iPad. It creates great looking Scrapbook pages of multiple images in no time. Today, as I was planning with our first grade Hebrew teacher, how to upgrade a traditionally taught vocabulary project (creating a dictionary of their weekly vocabulary words in Hebrew), we saw the opportunity to use PicCollage with students in the classroom. (My apologies in advance for the example below is in Spanish and not in Hebrew) Reminder: The idea of a visual dictionary should/is not be confined to the World Language classroom. Evaluating Recommender Systems for Supportive Technologies Recommender systems have evolved in recent years into sophisticated support tools that assist users in dealing with the decisions faced in everyday life. Recommender systems were designed to be invaluable in situations, where a large number of options are available, such as deciding what to watch on television, what information to access online, what to purchase in a supermarket, or what to eat. Recommender system evaluations are carried out typically during the design phase of recommender systems to understand the suitability of approaches to the recommendation process, in the usability phase to gain insight into interfacing and user acceptance, and in live user studies to judge the uptake of recommendations generated and impact of the recommender system. In this chapter, we present a detailed overview of evaluation techniques for recommender systems covering a variety of tried and tested methods and metrics.