pet pARTners: Art with Heart We have been having the best time with our community service project, pet pARTners! In case you haven't heard, my smartest artists are working to help solve the problem of homeless pets in our community by raising awareness of our local animal shelter, FurKids, through our artwork. We are posting the artwork on our school's social media and will display the original pieces in the community as well. Our goal is to bring in donations for food and care, and get more animals adopted into forever homes. In addition to serving our community, which many artists do, we are expanding our drawing skills with careful observation and learning to break down complex forms into simpler geometric shapes. This will be an ongoing project and we will try out some different media in the next round of portraits. Students can access the FurKids site with current pet photos using our iPads.
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
Fostering an Active Online Discussion | GradHacker Heather VanMouwerik is a doctoral candidate in Russian History at the University of California, Riverside. Follow her @hvanmouwerik or check out her website. When I was an undergraduate, in those heady days of invite-only Gmail accounts and “Heather is…” Facebook statuses, there were only two ways to communicate with classmates: seeing them in class or stalking them after. If you wanted to hold a study group, were confused by the reading, or wanted to work on a group project, then you had to plan to meet in advance. At the time collegial community could only be built through face-to-face contact—students physically occupying the same space with the same goals and the same schedule. This model works great within a certain set of parameters: at a university with an in-residence student body, small student-to-teacher ratios, and in courses with high attendance and daily discussion requirements. Despite the changing realities of higher learning, course community continues to be important.
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.
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...
19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies The year I started teaching seventh- to twelfth-grade English in Minneapolis, Prince launched his song about urban ruin, "Sign o' the Times." That song was an apt musical backdrop for the lives of my students, most of whom lived in poverty and challenged me daily. That year also afforded me the opportunity to be assaulted with a stone, two chairs, a Rambo knife, a seventh-grade girl's weak jab, and dozens of creative swear words. Fortunately, classroom order improved when I learned that successful classroom management depends on conscientiously executing a few big strategies and a lot of little ones. Big Strategies: Fundamental Principles of Classroom Management 1. A hypnotist's first induction technique often involves directing subjects to focus on something they're already doing. Teachers, like hypnotists, can string along a series of requests by asking students to do something most are already doing, then waiting for 100-percent compliance, and finally issuing another directive, etc.
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
51 Essential EdTech Tools By Category “50 Essential EdTech Tools By Category” was first seen on TeachThought. Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. 1. Social Learning 2. 3. 4. Social Learning Learning Content Lesson Planning and Tools Useful Tools
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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.
Writing an SLO (Student Learning Objective) for Art SLO. SGM. SGO. Whatever your state calls them, they can be more than overwhelming. I am from the state of Ohio, so my SLO aligns with our state fine arts standards. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, let's dive in. Baseline and Trend DataNotes: Your district will put forth guideline for completing your pre-assessments. For example: Pre-Assessment data: Pre-Test Results (Score Ranges) # of students & contextual factors 20 – 30% 6 (2 IEP, 1 504, 2 ADHD) Example:Student Learning Objective (SLO) Template This template should be completed while referring to the SLO Template Checklist at the beginning of each section. Teacher Name: Denise Pannell Content Area and Course(s): Art Grade Level(s): 1 Academic Year: 2014-15 Please use the guidance provided in addition to this template to develop components of the student learning objective and populate each component in the space below. Student Population Notes: Use this section to describe your student population. Example: Assessment(s) Denise
Ocho frases geniales de Jacques Cousteau Ocho frases geniales de Jacques Cousteau Cetáceos: orcas, ballenas y delfinesPara ver todas las fotos haz click aquí Liderando expediciones a lo largo y ancho de todo el planeta, el explorador, marino e investigador francés Jacques Y. "La felicidad de la abeja y la del delfín es existir. "No es necesario civilizar la ciencia; necesitamos utilizar la ciencia para civilizar a la civilización". "Innumerables veces he tenido que explicarles a los periodistas que nuestro equipo no tenía ningún objetivo, ninguna idea de qué íbamos a encontrar en una misión; si como explorador hubiera sabido lo que iba a encontrar, no hubiera ido. "La razón de que haya hecho películas sobre el mundo submarino reside simplemente en mi creencia de que la gente protege aquello que ama. "Muchas personas atacan al mar, yo le hago el amor". "Lo que una persona no descubra, otra lo hará". "Cerrar los ojos a la naturaleza solo nos hace ciegos en un paraíso de tontos".
Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all. In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Whether you're looking for a specific tech tool or just trying to find something new and interesting for your class, we encourage you to browse around all of the different categories to see how many wonderful resources are available for your students. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. The following technology tools for teachers have been organized by academic subjects, topics, and learning activity.
Earslap · Procedural music, art, computation and some other things.