print handwriting Last week I started my first handwriting tip post ~ Tip #1 ~ Teach Large Letters Before Small Today’s post is aimed for very young children, pre-writing activities, early primary school and remedial activities. Think of how a baby learns by putting everything into its mouth, feeling it and turning it to look at the object. Young children need to feel, see, taste, hear and smell a new object in real life before they can truly relate to images, written forms and shapes of the object. Using many senses heightens their learning experience and increases their connection to the object they are studying. “We learn best when we think, feel and do.
Interactive Games Directory Art ABCya! Word Clouds Build Your Wild Self Create Your Own Superhero (at Marvel.com) Design A Mosaic Dot Shop (at Tate Kids) Draw A Stick Man Hero Machine 2 Kotobana (Word Flowers) Matisse's Pieces (at Toy Theater) ParaNorman Stop Motion Zombie Lab Picasso Head Pixelface (at NGA) Pollock Wonder Wheel (at Busy Things) Over 14 Million Public Domain Images to Use with Students in Class July 24, 2015 After posting about the voluminous amounts of historical footages uploaded and provided for free on YouTube, we are sharing with you another excellent resource but this time for historical images. Internet Archive Book Images Flickr page provides over 14 millions of historical images extracted from 2 million Internet Archive public domaine ebooks. This huge project, realized by a Yahoo researcher from Georgetown university named Kalev Leetaru, enables the general public to visually search content spanning over 500 years. Each image comes wrapped with a brief textual description providing the readers with a title of the book from which it was extracted, year of publication, authors, publisher, text snippets appearing before and after the image and many more. To search for any image on Internet Archive Book Image, type in a key word in the search box as shown below and sift through the results. Here is an image we uncovered using the search query’ Telephone' .
The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world. That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support as hundreds of people have jumped in to answer the question about which 5 Web 2.0 tools teachers are using in classrooms. The Best of the Best Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech Is an Often Ignored Masterpiece Ten years before the brutal genocide, a religious fervor gripped Kibeho as dozens claimed the Virgin Mary had appeared to them. One of the chosen recalls her disturbing prophecy. Before Kibeho, a village spiraling up one of the area’s many hills, became a notorious killing ground during the Rwandan genocide, it was the country’s most celebrated holy spot. For nine years in the 1980s, it gained worldwide fame after a streak of schoolgirls claimed the Virgin Mary appeared to them with messages, including one that foreshadowed the country’s devastating genocide.
Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling About the Course Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling introduces educators to digital storytelling and explores ways to use digital stories to enhance students’ learning experience. The course is designed to be comprehensive yet fundamental. By comprehensive we mean that the course provides a solid foundation to all of the components of a digital story and illustrates these components with tutorials, example stories and links to additional readings. The course also provides a hands-on opportunity for learners to create their own digital stories. The course is fundamental because it covers the basic process of creating a digital story starting with just a simple script and as little as one still image. 4 Good Places to Find CC Licensed Images to Use in Class October 1, 2015 Below are some good places where you can find CC licensed pictures to use with your students in class. These copyright-friendly photos are offered under different Creative Commons licences most of which are ideal for educational purposes. Also, some of these websites (e.g Photos for Class) provides accurate image citations so students can properly credit their image sources.
Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. Create Shop Learn Gallery The following are a few examples to show the versatility of Tagxedo, especially how tightly the words hug the shapes. Feel free to click the pictures and play with them in Tagxedo. Last Christmas – old favourite with a twist - Teacher BLOG - Wydawnictwo The Teacher Levels: Intermediate/Upper-intermediate Aimed at: Young learners/young adults/adults Aims: To practise listening skills in a memorable way /To expand vocabulary range/To review Past Simple verb forms/To encourage speaking in the context of Christmas Time: +/- 45 minutes
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne Around the World in 80 Days is the story of the journey of Phileas Fogg and his manservant, Passepartout, and the wager struck at the Reform Club in London. Could Fogg actually circumnavigate to the globe in just 80 days? About the Contributor... Piers Casimir-Mrowczynski