Datenglish: Creating eBooks with learners Project: Students create their own E-Textbooks Why this project? I think that helping them create their own E-Textbooks would be just one more way to express my gratitude to my learners for sharing our learning journey. I feel this is a powerful way to develop pride in their learning process as well as develop self-awareness of their achievements during the year. Teaching-learning scenario: Comics I first heard of Story Top on Larry Ferlazzo's amazing blog. This is another online comic creator/storytelling site which incorporates a lot of Web 2.0 tools. What separates this a part from other similar sites is it's ease in use and the vast amounts of options you can do once you create your comic/story. You'll notice from the pic above that there are tabs at the top of the story (My Account, My Stories, My Groups, Share) This is where you can save/delete your story, create/join a group, upload/share your story etc. I have an email into them regarding their filtering policy as I don't think there is a built in one.
Registration open for Jan-May 2015 session of iEARN Learning Circles Looking for a way to connect your students with global peers? Sign up by January 25th (registration deadline extended!) for the upcoming session of iEARN Learning Circles, which will run from January 30 - May 25, 2015 (15 weeks with a 1-week break in April). Comic Creator The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre.
Search results for timelines Meograph is a site I've covered before in the past and is an innovative 4D digital storytelling site. What does this mean? It allows users or students to create digital stories by combing the best multimedia elements such as: images, text, sites, audio, video, timelines, maps, and more. Best of all, a finished story can then be embedded into a site or blog. This latest update now provides an "educational portal" for educators.
Tools for Educators.com - Board Game Maker, printable board games, 100% customizable Tools for Educators offers to use as resources for lessons, lesson plans and printable materials for English classes . More game board options listed below! The board game maker is a worksheet wizard that allows you to Make You Own Cartoons - The Funny Times Cartoon Playground A message from Funny Times Homeland Security: Author names and cartoon titles should not contain special (non-alpha-numeric) characters. Using them may cause random malfunctioning of the Playground search function. [Don't forget to share your cartoon via your favorite social websites after you've published it! Full suite of share buttons under each cartoon in our Gallery.] Get help using the Playground
To Market, To Market Marketing departments at publishing houses have a daunting task, figuring out how to use shrinking budgets to create promotional materials that are actually effective for the publisher and useful to the bookseller. So what works? What do we love seeing in our bookstores? What gets tossed out without a further glance? Whereas a centralized bookselling corporation may have one buyer to please, indies range in size, scope, and individual buyer preferences. Here are a few do’s and don’t's Josie and I have put together from our perspective. for Schools Professional artwork jumpstarts student creativity, quickly drawing them into the writing process and scaffolding their progress. Simple tools keeps them on track; social feedback keeps them going. Onboard students with or without email, issue challenges, review and share work, and build a beautiful class library.
Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips. A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. What are SlideBombs? Who Makes SlideBombs? Create SlidebombLogin / Sign Up A SlideBomb is the Ultimate Mashup Tool Its not your typical slideshow... Add Youtube videos, Google Maps, images, links to images, text, and more to your slides! No longer are you confined to expressing yourself with just static images or video. Now combine things from all over the web. Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT Every day, people around the world communicate, connect, and learn digitally on the go. Our students spend hours with their devices and digital tools. Imagine if some of that time was spent learning your content.
Youth Group Games - Shoe Talk - Relaxing games, Icebreaker games Game Details Teams: Whole Group Time: 5 - 10 mins Cost: None Mess: No Mess Location: Anywhere Find similar games » Often at the start of a youth camp or youth group year there are many people who don't know each other. Even the leaders often don't know many of kids. What's needed is a good ice breaker game which doesn't put too much pressure on everyone. I played this group game at a camp recently and it was a fantastic icebreaker idea.
Happy Students Learn Better! Foster Positive Emotions in Every Course You Make Happy Students Learn Better! Foster Positive Emotions in Every Course You Make “First there is emotion; after that comes cognition,” said Frank Thissen, a Multimedia Didactics and Intercultural Communication professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart, Germany. In the midst of a large research on the role of emotions in eLearning, Professor Thissen further explained that while negative emotions tend to make us clearly remember data including the minutest detail, positive emotions tend to help us remember more complex things.