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The Top 10 Work Opportunities for Online English Teachers Teaching a language online has become a great opportunity to earn a side or even a full income from home. Working from home has many advantages such as flexible working hours, an improved work-life balance, the establishment of a family-work equilibrium, no commutes and more time for cooking and cleaning the house. In times of the crisis, an attractive side income can give you the backup you need. So if you have a good knowledge of English grammar, a clear voice, and the skills, patience and persistence you need to teach adults, teenagers and even kids, teaching English online might be the right thing for you. There are numerous teaching opportunities that have surfaced in the last few years and more and more companies are offering online language training all over the world. 1) VerbalPlanet is one of the best websites to teach English for.

Animations: When to Use Them and When to Lose Them Animations are pretty easy to build on slides or computer screens, and they can look slick. So why not use them? A series of research experiments compared learning of processes such as how brakes work or how toilets flush, from lessons that used either a series of still visuals or animations to illustrate the stages. Although it seems logical to use an animation to illustrate how something works, in fact, the still versions resulted in better learning in two experiments, and equivalent learning in two other experiments.

TEDxLondon presents the Education Revolution David Rowan Editor of Wired magazine You've seen the extraordinary TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson, on how to repair our education system to boost creativity (what? You haven't? Top Tips for Successful Classroom Discipline and Management 5. Be Fair and Consistent Students have a distinct sense of what is and what is not fair. Ptlls assignments All the Ptlls assignments are listed with a link to a more detailed discussion of each. The theory part is your essays. All the essay questions for both levels are covered in much greater detail on their own page, just click on the link. The practical section is your scheme of work, session plan, microteach, reflective journal and all that jazz. The assignments separated in to two sections: the level three and the level four. The content is the same, the difference is in the word count (as in more for level four) and the tone of the questions.

Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students This afternoon through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I received a request for some free whiteboard apps. All of the following seven tools can be used to draw and type on a whiteboard in your browser. With the exception of PixiClip all of these tools can be used collaboratively for brainstorming sessions. While PixiClip doesn't allow for collaboration it does have a voice-over capability.

RTMP Security The streaming media industry recognizes that RTMPS with the proven security of a secure socket layer (SSL) is more secure than RTMPE in securing both live and on-demand video streaming. To meet this demand for more secure streaming Wowza® is offering its free RTMPS StreamLock™ AddOn.* The StreamLock AddOn, released with Wowza Media Server® 3.5, allows you to stream using the RTMPS protocol. 21st Century Pedagogy Even if you have a 21st Century classroom(flexible and adaptable); even if you are a 21st Century teacher ; (an adaptor, a communicator, a leader and a learner, a visionary and a model, a collaborator and risk taker) even if your curriculum reflects the new paradigm and you have the facilities and resources that could enable 21st century learning – you will only be a 21st century teacher if how you teach changes as well. Your pedagogy must also change. Definition: pedagogy - noun the profession, science, or theory of teaching.

Elle is referring to Livestream TV with Procast providing all the functionality of a television station using only a camera, mike, laptop and broadband connection. Now $350 / month for a Channel, it is still half the price of the video library we maintain at the college that has video on demand but no live coverage; no scheduled programmming; nor facilities for synchronous chat during live delivery. Go for it Elle! by pauljacobson May 1

dCoda, I don't know what you're referring to here. The pearltree here on the site or the embed in my blog? It seems to be working just fine here on the site. I'm going to check that post and see if the embedded tree is broken. Thanks so much for your feedback. Always appreciated! by thevmcoach Apr 30

Watching the opening talk on compassion (wonderful) the stream is working fine, the page looks very professional. I take it the lack of functionality has to do with the interactive features? At $200 a month, its something one would want paid subscribers for...a classroom fee. I'm getting a flip video camera and plan to produce some videos on herbal medicine, will let you know when I've got something up. Thanks again for this resource (wish it worked better for you though) by dcoda Apr 30

Hi Elle - I have a "college" TV station that I set up in Livestream (took 5 minutes and is free). It broadcasts TED talks automatically. I've been disappointed in the failure at our end to match the bandwidth required - so in it's present form, it is not useful. However, I think that the paying customers ($200 / month) get a fantastic service. by pauljacobson Apr 26

WizIq is a great concept! I however prefer unstructured learning in a sort of Socratic style - WHY WHY WHY??? And because of that, would prefer to set up shop on LiveStream - one's own television station. With Procast, a teacher can stream the talking head, the slideshow on the laptop, the website on the laptop and anything out to an unlimited audience; and receive synchronous chat to respond to. Why settle for a quiz/ by pauljacobson Apr 4

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