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Detail New European Schoolnet Academy courses will start this spring, after the incredible success of last year's courses. Almost 10,000 participants enjoyed the Academy courses in 2014, with a hugely positive feedback. Develop your teaching skills in just 30 minutes per day, join us on two exciting MOOCs this April, designed by teachers for teachers. Creative use of Tablets in Schools Start date: 13th April 2015 Duration: 5 weeks

Class Tools Just this morning I had an excellent experience using an exciting interactive site called Class Tools which allows you to create games, activities, and diagrams in Flash (without knowing a thing about Flash!). While covering an eighth grade social studies class, I informed students that they would be creating review games for an upcoming test. They were less than enthusiastic (and those of you who are familiar with the typical enthusiasm level of eighth graders will know that causing them to be even less excited was something of a real feat). Hoping to rescue the moment, I asked if some of them would like to create a game online. Even this was met with grudging acceptance, but they agreed, perhaps considering it at least a momentary reprieve from creating another stale board game with markers and construction paper). Well, in about twenty minutes time, I had some very excited eighth graders on my hands.

"Teaching Composition Online: The Quest for Classroom Community" by Letizia M. Guglielmo Abstract One of the most difficult parts of teaching online writing courses lies in trying to create the community that students develop, often spontaneously, in traditional composition courses. While teaching two sections of English Composition (English 1102) during the Fall 2004 semester at Kennesaw State University (one exclusively online and one in a traditional classroom), I found that despite my efforts to change little, if anything, in the course design for these two sections, the courses have been quite different.

Word Search Maker - Form Adding Words Locked Spell Check: Enabled Word List Saving Options Save your entered words for our other puzzle makers! You can save your WORD LIST for later use, or transfer it to other puzzles! MUST READ Saving Instructions/FAQs Cookies and Javascript must be enabled to use this option. Creating Videos Without Installing Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating simple videos that are really just automated, audio slideshows. See Animoto for an example of this. by Jamie Keddie Uncle Sam - From Wikipedia: “Uncle Sam (initials U.S.) is a common national personification of the American government that, according to legend, came into use during the War of 1812 and was supposedly named for Samuel Wilson.” In the last few years, the original poster has become a bit of a meme. Instead of enlisting recruits for the US Army, Uncle Sam says, “I want you to tidy your room!” or “I want you to give up smoking!”

5: Your teacher is not a mind-reader Lord of the Flies by William Golding Coaltown Jesus by Ron Koertge Steinbeck's American Dream heidiwiki / Teaching Composition Online Barber, John F. "Teaching and Learning in the Virtual Classroom: A Look to the Future." Composition Forum: A Journal of the Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition 7.2 (1996): 111-18. Barber describes the realities and implications of virtual classrooms and concludes that this type of environment may provide "richer" learning experiences for students (113). He goes on to offer several practical recommendations for teaching online, urging instructors to provide models for student participation and allow for the possibility of face-to-face interaction, for instance. Optimistically, Barber encourages us to consider the many advantages of the online classroom, a space that promotes "a literacy based on audio/visual rather than textual thinking" (117).

At the Finish Line We've reached the FINISH line for my math computation race games. But I gotta warn you, I have lots more of these games! Click the picture below to grab a copy of DIVISION RACES. ENJOY! Create an ESL EFL Video Quiz is a great free site that enables you to create your own quizzes based on video clips from popular sharing sites like YouTube or BlipTV. You have to register and log in and then you just grab embed codes for the video you want to build you quiz around. The site is multilingual so it doesn't just have to be an English language video. Tell Me More - Table of Contents This is a complete online version of an English textbook written for speakers of Korean. Most of the textbook can be also used by non-Korean speakers. Chapters There is also a web page to help you quickly print all the pages. Introduction for Teachers Development of oral abilities in a second language, like other skills (e.g. playing a musical instrument or swimming), needs regular exercise and reinforcement.

Reading Strategies for All Ages This collection of reading strategies will make you feel like you just hit the jackpot for the best ways to teach reading strategies that are sometimes difficult to explain or for students to grasp and apply. This site is full of activities directly linked to printable guidelines and worksheets. Better yet, there are Power Point Presentations and Videos in ready-to-show formats all organized, described, and available from the home page. You will find a wide variety suitable from elementary to secondary, earmarked by grade levels, as well as ideas for how and when to use them effectively. Whether you are searching for a fresh approach to the tried and true, such as brainstorming or think aloud strategies, or for more innovative approaches, such as interactive notebooks or sociograms, you will be delighted with this discovery.

Power Point Jeopardy First of all, thanks for the good feedback on my instructions for a comparison/contrast graphic organizer. I have used this particular graphic organizer many times since I learned how to make one, and after I’ve taught it to the students, all I have to do is instruct them to make a comparison/contrast organizer. Some of them even do it on their own without prompting if they think it will help them with their assignment. Also, students have reported using them in other classes. When I taught middle school, I had a colleague that taught us how to create a Jeopardy game using MS Power Point.

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