background preloader

FCE Writing Practice test - task 1 - an email asking for more information

FCE Writing Practice test - task 1 - an email asking for more information
Related:  English

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 15+ Great Chrome Extensions for Teachers The thing about Chrome extensions is that you need to be careful with the ones you install on your Chrome browser; some might cause loading time issues and others might cause the sudden crushes that Chrome is known for. Therefore, choose only the add-ons that you think can really be helpful to you and if it happened that you installed an extension and then later on realized that you don't use it at all, go to your Chrome settings and get it deleted. Another work-around for problems caused by installing too many extensions on your browser is to download the extensions you need and put them in 'disabled' mode, activate them only when you need them. Here is how to do it : 1- Click on customize button to open the drop down menu 2- Click on Tools, then on extensions 3- Uncheck the " enable" button in front of the extension you want to disable . Now check out the list of some great Chrome extensions created by Link Jake Duncan.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 13 Good Social Studies Resources February 11, 2014 It's been awhile now since my last post on resources for social studies teachers. I have been bookmarking some new websites and platforms that can be of some help to social studies teachers and today I sat down and went through all of these resources and compiled the list below. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues : 1- Google Cultural Institute Google Cutltural Institute allows you to discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. EdHelper has this page packed full of resources and teaching materials on social studies for different grades and age groups. 3- Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers This is another page full of resources curated specifically by PBS Media for teachers and students of social studies. 5- Social Studies Teaching Resources This Pinterest board provides teaching resources that cover a wide variety of social studies topics including geography, history, economics, and politics.

short stories at east of the web A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG - Genre: Crime, Humor A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger. - Length: 7 pages - Genre: Fiction, Humor Sandra performed her little charade in front of the mirror and morphed into the Gisela character on a whim. - Length: 20 pages - Genre: Once upon a time, in a small village snuggled into the side of a wooded valley, lived a candlemaker. - Length: 9 pages - Age Rating: U - Genre: Children Jack Scrimshaw. - Length: 17 pages - Age Rating: 15 Here in Saint Lizard, the one road starts on the cliff by the lighthouse and crawls in circles down to the sea. - Length: 11 pages - Genre: Fiction For the first time, Becca truly realised that grown-ups couldn’t see magic. - Length: 10 pages - Genre: Horror “We left the map behind,” said Annie as they were five hours away from Anstruther, pulling into their own driveway.

Convert to Cartoon - Convert photo to Cartoon - Cartoonize Yourself Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 Useful Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes and Polls February, 2014 Following the visual I posted here a couple of weeks ago featuring the differences between formative and summative assessments, somebody shared with the link to this Listly list that comprises dozens of interesting web tools to create online assessments. I have already reviewed some of the tools mentioned in this list in separate posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning but I also found out new tools I did not know about. I am re-sharing the whole list created below and I invite you to spend some time sifting through its content. Update : After posting the original Listly list, I received several emails informing me that the list does not appear to them so I decided to copy the list manually here. 1- Socrative | Student Response System Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Excellent Web Tools to Teach Collaborative Writing Collaborative writing is a great way to to teach students the writing skill while enjoying it. Now that technology and web 2.0 tools are ubiquitous, you can use a plethora of awesome tools to enhance collaborative writing in your class. Natalia et al. paper on collaborative writing sheds some light on the importance of this skill for students: In the classroom, collaborative writing increases student participation, facilitates discussion of readings and enhances critical thinking (Chan, 1996). Here some of the web tools to encourage and foster collaborative writing : This my number one tool for writing collaboratively. This is another awesome web tool that allows people to work on the same document simultaneously. This is a very simple writing editor that has great collaborative features. PrimaryPad is a web-based word processor designed for schools that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real-time. Create as many surfaces as you need and link them together.

625 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns & More Watch 4,000+ movies free online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films, created by some of our greatest actors, actresses and directors. The collection is divided into the following categories: Comedy & Drama; Film Noir, Horror & Hitchcock; Westerns (many with John Wayne); Martial Arts Movies; Silent Films; Documentaries, and Animation. Free Comedy & Dramas 125 Korean Feature Films – Free – The Korean Film Archive has put on YouTube over 100 Korean feature films, including Im Kwon-taek’s Sopyonje and Hong Sangsoo’s The Day the Pig Fell Into a Well. collective:unconscious – Free – Five indie filmmakers adapt each other’s dreams for the screen. Free Hitchcock, Noir, Horror & Thriller Films A Bucket of Blood – Free – Roger Corman’s classic comedy/horror film set in Bohemian San Francisco. Find a complete collection of Film Noir movies here and Alfred Hitchcock movies here. Free Kung Fu & Martial Arts Films

Formativa arbetssätt för engelskundervisningen Jag samlar länkar för att utmana mig själv i det formativa arbetssättet och för att variera undervisningen och hitta rätt inlärningsstil för eleverna. Jag såg att vi är fler som vill utmana oss i det på blogghubben. Här kommer ett litet bidrag med de länkar eller arbetssätt jag just för tillfället kan bidra med. Den absolut bästa länksamlingen är gjor av IT-mamman, men även den på IKT-skafferiet är väldigt bra. Sen finns detta tydliga ark för att hitta verktygen som passar för att ställa frågor och få snabb återkoppling på lärandet. Kanske det hjälper dig att hitta rätt app eller sida direkt utan att behöva testa först. Nedan har jag kategoriserat mina länktips efter rubrikerna muntligt (gäller både tala och samtala), skriftligt, lyssna, och läsa, men även grammatik och ordinlärning då det är centralt i språkinlärningen, samt övrigt: Muntligt Här finns ett inlägg om att göra egna podcasts. Skriftligt Lyssna Läsa Läsning kan du också arbeta med online. Grammatik och ord Övrigt

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 7 Ways Teachers Can Create Videos without Installing any Software 1- Wevideo WeVideo is a collaborative, cloud-based online video editor that is free to use, with affordable options to export in HD and store additional videos 2- Google Story Builder This Story Builder allows you to create mini-movies or video stories with the feel of Google Docs. You can also personalize the videos you create using the characters, story, and even music of your choosing and when you finish you can share your final product with others. 3- Pixorial Rather than spending valuable classroom time learning a complicated video editing program, you and your students can now get straight to the project. 4- Powtoon Here is what you can do with PowToon :Create Engaging and Captivating ContentAnimate Your Flipped ClassroomInspire Reluctant Students to be CreativeLet Your Students Express Themselves 4- Intervue Intervue is a quick and easy tool for publishers who are looking to gather short video responses online from anyone with a webcam. 5- Web of Stories 6- Flixtime

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Step by Step Tutorial on How to Flip your Classroom with TED Ed Below is a visual guide to walk you through the process of how to created a flipped lesson using TED Ed website. First head over to TED ED and :1- Click on " Find and Flip " 2- Find YouTube Videos for your lessons You can search YouTube for a video to build a lesson around. This video will be the centerpiece of your lesson. 3- Click to select that video then click on " Flip this video " 4- Listed /Unlisted Now you can choose whether you want your flipped lesson to be discovered by TED community or not simply by clicking on Listed/Unlisted button. 5- Title/ Description Now you can provide a title and description to your lesson 6- Customize your video lesson Here is how you can customize your video lesson and make it more engaging. A- Think Clicking on "Think" button enables you to add questions around on the video. B- Dig Deeper Provide more insight or questions to get students thinking deeper. C- Discuss Here you can open a new discussion, view old discussions and create new ones. D- ...

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 6 Steps to Add Voice Comments to Google Docs Here is a step by step guide to show you how you can add " Voice Comments " within your Google Docs. This application is developed by 121 Writing. Here is how you can do it : 1- Head over to your Google Docs and click on " Create". scroll down to the bottom and click on "connect more apps " 2- Type in the word " voice " in the search panel then click on connect in front of " voice comments " 3- Go back to your Google Docs and right click on the document you want to add voice comments to then select open with voice comments 4- The document will open in a new window, click on the record button as shown in the screenshot below. 5- To share your voice feedback click on " share with collaborators ". You and your collaborators can access it Google Docs via the "Comments" button on the top-right corner beside the Share button.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Easy Ways to Create A Google Plus Hangout with Your Students Upon the multiple requests I received regarding this topic, I decided to create an easy visual step by step guide to show you how you can create a hangout on Google plus with your students. Just a reminder, Google Plus hangouts allow users to video chat with up to 10 people in real time and for free. Users can see each other in small boxes while the person who is speaking appears in a large window top. This is a great way for teachers to hold online classes with group of students who need help. The first way1- Start a hangoutClick on " hangout party" on the bottom left of your Google Plus page then click on " start a hangout " 2- Post a hangout invitationProvide the description of the hangout and type in the emails of your students or whomever you want to participate in your hangout. 3- Once the hangout invitation is sent, participants will need to click on the link to accept it and join in.

Added to this pearl tree in error! by tigerduke Feb 10

Related: