15 Great Video Sites for Educators YouTube: The undisputed king of all video sites. Whilst all the others are great and offer you a little more safety in regards to content, pretty much all the great content from those sites can also be found here in most cases. TED-Ed: From a site that’s long been known for big ideas, you’ll find TED-Ed, videos specifically designed to act as highly engaging and fun lessons. TeacherTube: This YouTube for teachers is an amazing resource for finding educationally-focused videos to share with your classroom. Edutopia: An awesome place to find learning ideas and resources, Edutopia has videos, blogs, and more, all sorted into grade levels. YouTube EDU: A YouTube channel just for education, you can find primary and secondary education, university-level videos, and even lifelong learning. Classroom Clips: Classroom Clips offers media for educators and students alike, including video and audio in a browseable format. neoK12: Find science videos and more for school kids in K-12 on neoK12.
Making it Funny: 8 Hilarious Infographics Humor is a fickle thing. One person’s laugh-out-loud joke is another person’s head-scratcher. Some people strive for the perfect pun, while others would rather choke on their punini, pun fried noodles, or pun seared scallops than debase themselves with wordplay. What makes a kid laugh uproariously may make an adult groan, and what makes an atheist giggle with glee may make a fundamentalist cringe. Finding that humorous sweet spot is no easy task. Here are some infographics to tickle the funnybone, along with color commentary on what makes the good stuff work. Flow Charts: Funny? The flow chart is a popular format for humor infographics, perhaps because it lends itself to short, pithy one-liners. Take the example below. Nerd Humor: Tech, Geeks vs. Nerds, geeks, IT techs and related folk are a big audience for the humor category on Visual.ly. Comparisons are also popular in this niche: comparing geeks to hipsters, for example, or geeks to nerds, or geeks to uber geeks. Workplace Humor
25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students | Oxford University Press Philip Haines is the Senior Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico. As well as being a teacher and teacher trainer, he is also the co-author of several series, many of which are published by OUP. Today he joins us to provide 25 engaging and useful classroom activities for language learners using WhatsApp. There are three main obstacles to the use of technology in ELT. WhatsApp or similar messaging services can help overcome these obstacles. Many self-confessed, techno-phobic teachers that I know use WhatsApp on a regular basis in their private lives, so already feel quite comfortable with it. Here are 25 ideas of how to make good use of WhatsApp for language learning. Like this: Like Loading...
The Teacher's Visual Guide To Social Media What can social media do for you in your classroom? A lot, actually. The use of social media in formal learning environments is an exciting possibility for a variety of reasons, including authenticity of learning materials, widespread availability, low cost (assuming technology to access it is in place), and other potential, including higher-level thinking possibilities, many of which we outlined in our twitter spectrum. The following visual takes a look at facebook, twitter, wordpress, pinterest, and YouTube (a topic we also covered recently). From searching for relevant images on pinterest, Also interesting is the way this visual frames the use of social media in terms of three distinct functions–connect, curate, and notify–actions the learners would parallel in their own use in a classroom. Comments or suggestions below? Or do you?
Decoding Psychotic Delusions: The Push to Find Meaning in 'Mental Differences,' Not Mental Disability Do psychotic symptoms like hallucinations have meaning, or are they just the products of a broken brain that misfires neurons? For years, psychiatrists and psychologists have struggled with this issue, at times attempting to decode patients’ delusions and at other times using medicine, like antipsychotic drugs, to dismiss them. Now, patients with psychiatric and neurological conditions are finding a middle ground for themselves, studying their own symptoms and identifying the meaning behind them, while simultaneously addressing the problems posed by the disconnection between their own sensed experiences and those of others around them. In a recent New York Times feature, reporter Benedict Carey wrote about the case of Milt Greek, a computer programmer in Athens, Ohio, who manages a successful work and family life, despite living with schizophrenia and having a long history of delusions about meeting God and Jesus. Carey described Greek’s reaction to his mother’s death several years ago:
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Los nueve culpables del envejecimiento Un nuevo trabajo recopila las principales causas de deterioro biológico que hace que los organismos envejezcan y enfermen. Los nuevos tratamientos rejuvenecedores tardarán en llegar, pero son posibles Hace ya 30 años que un gusano de un milímetro le dio al ser humano la lección de su vida. Aquella criatura era capaz de vivir el doble de lo normal y sin enfermedades. Con el tiempo, los humanos aprendieron que el secreto de su longevidad estaba en unos pocos genes y consiguió, modificándolos, crear otros gusanos que viven diez veces más o ratones matusalén que doblan su esperanza de vida y sin rastro de cáncer, una de las enfermedades más asociadas al envejecimiento. Por ahora no se ha logrado dar el salto para lograr lo mismo en humanos, pero, a cambio, empieza a estar clara la respuesta a una pregunta universal: ¿por qué envejecemos? Los estudios con gusanos o ratones son “la demostración de que algo que parecía imposible se puede lograr” Daños primarios Daños secundarios Daños terciarios
6 Excellent Free Sites to Practise Reading Comprehension It’s been too long since I’ve written about improving reading skills. Last time I posted about sites to help you practise reading comprehension was in May last year. Way too long. On the other hand, I am one of those teachers who think reading aloud in class is a good exercise. Reading aloud fluently not only helps to improve the reading ability, but also oral expression.It gives students a chance to focus only on fluency, pronunciation and intonation as they don’t need to worry about grammatical accuracy.It gives teachers a nice opportunity to correct pronunciation mistakes.It helps students enhance comprehension as pauses should be made in the correct places.Reading aloud is especially good for students who don’t feel very confident speaking English in public. These are some of the sites I’ve been recommending my students to further practise reading comprehension.They are all completely free. 1. The site also offers a multiple choice exercise to test your comprehension of the article.
Quick Question | Naiku Get Quick QuestionTM today for FREE! Already have a Naiku account? No need to sign up here – Quick Question is included in Naiku Use Naiku’s Quick Question to poll your students and get immediate feedback – simply ask a question, and students respond using any web enabled device, such as a smartphone, tablet, netbook, or laptop. Similar to a student response system (‘clicker’) without the need for proprietary hardware! Quick Question works great as a classroom starter or exit tag – engage your classroom quickly and check the class for comprehension – in seconds. Further, overall class responses can be shared for discussion if you wish by showing on a projector, or sending directly to the participating student devices – a great way of facilitating smaller group discussion without distracting the whole class! Quick Question is always free for teachers.
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Love Stories for Learners in Simple English (Stories, Glossary, Exercises, Answer Key) Here you can find beautiful stories in simple English for you to read, download and practice. Read interesting stories and improve your English at the same time. Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses The following stories are suitable for students at an advanced reading level. Each story comes with the following sections: Story Glossary Exercises Fill in the blanks Vocabulary questions Grammar questions Comprehension questions Essay questions Full answer key You can read and practice with these stories by yourself or with your students, and then check your answers. Please also fill out the short survey at the end of each story to let us know which future stories and exercises you would like to see here. A Tale of Two Jackets (Story + Exercises + Answer Key) Andrew walks out of his meeting, completely exhausted. The Show Must Go On (Story + Exercises + Answer Key) The stage lights shine brightly on Cho's face. Ghost Poems, Parts 1 and 2
How To Design Your Own Infographics Introduction Infographics seem to be a real trend today, with new ones popping up daily on all sorts of subjects. From mortgages to ice cream, estimating software to infographics about infographics, there is very little now that hasn't been 'visualised' in some form. Many people don't realise that the term information graphic, or 'infographic' was first coined over 100 years ago, with the Coxcomb chart by Florence Nightingale in 1857 being one of earliest recognised examples. They have existed in many forms since then, but only in the past few years have infographics developed into the art form we know today. However, they suit the information heavy world we live in as they give an easily understandable visual snapshot of something that may otherwise be plain text, and can help to widen the audience of a subject. But do you have to be a graphic designer to design infographics? Best Practice Process Best Online Resources For Infographic Design Lastly...