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Adele's ESL Corner - Your free online English language website Super Teacher Tools How to Implement Deep Learning Characteristics in the Classroom | The Educato... Deep learning is the foundation on which I instruct my students; whether it is through the use of practical thinking skills, human dimension activities, and/or data gathering. There are other deep learning characteristics I implement daily, but these are most commonly used in my classroom. These strategies help to... Deep learning is the foundation on which I instruct my students; whether it is through the use of practical thinking skills, human dimension activities, and/or data gathering. There are other deep learning characteristics I implement daily, but these are most commonly used in my classroom. These strategies help to keep me focused on one common goal for all my students: to promote better learning outcomes for all students-ones that are transformational. Engaging students actively in their own learning, and encouraging understanding of presented materials, should be the main goal of all educators. Practical thinking skills are an essential part of my lesson planning.

Internet TESL Journal (For ESL/EFL Teachers) The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom July 25, 2014 Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped learning setting. In fact, over the last couple of years I have reviewed several web tools and iPad apps that can be used in flipped classroom but the ones I am featuring below are among the best out there. 1- Educlipper Educlipper is a wonderful tool for creating video tutorials and guides to share with students. Pixiclip is another wonderful tool to create step by step instructional videos to use in your flipped classroom. 3- Explain Everything Explain Everything is a great interactive whiteboard that allows you to create screencasts and video tutorials using annotation, animation, narration, importing, and exporting almost anything to and from almost anywhere. 4- Knowmia Knowmia Teach is a new free lesson planning and recording tool for teachers and their students. 6- Educreations

TinyURL.com - shorten that long URL into a tiny URL A-Glimpse-into-the-Future-of-Learning-Infographic_0.pdf 3 steps to better health - Better Health Channel Title screen: Image Better Health Channel logo Do you sometimes leave your medical appointments feeling, well, confused? If so you're not alone. Many people in Australia find it difficult to understand information from their doctor, pharmacist or other health care provider, which is a problem because it means you might miss an appointment, you may even be taking your medicine the wrong way or make a mistake when filling in an important form. We're not talking about reading or writing difficulties here, this is about your ability to understand and use information to make choices about your health. This is important. Luckily there are some easy ways to improve your understanding of your health. This means you'll make better choices for you and your family's health. First - remember to ask questions. It may help to write a list of questions to take with you to your appointments. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it too. Second - listen carefully to your health care provider. Closing screen:

ESL Lesson Plans, Printables, Games, Materials for Teaching English | ESL Lounge eLearning to Learn | A great WordPress.com site Helping Learners Remember What They Learn: 4 Time-Tested Principles Helping Learners Remember What They Learn: 4 Time-Tested Principles Highly competent instructional designers and professionals now make the most out of scientific research. They usually incorporate new insights, test them and repeat what works. Over time, the weaker insights falter then fade while the stronger ones remain. These scientific principles that stood the test of time are really worth looking at. 1) The Spacing Effect In 1885, psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus found that people forget a whopping 80% of material they recently learned within 24 hours. It's much harder to retain meaningless information.It's much easier to re-learn material than the first time.Learners will experience great success by spreading out their study sessions over time, not by engaging in one-night cram sessions.Instructors and designers can help learners store information in the long-term memory by repeating instruction and spacing it out over time. Pay special attention to the last sentence.

Lunch boxes - how to make them healthy - Better Health Channel Making a healthy lunch can be really easy - and one way to make it easier is to use leftovers from the night before. Last night we had frittata for dinner and we have some left over. So in this case it was a vegetable frittata, packed with vegetables, egg and milk so it's an excellent start to the lunch. Because I’m using a leftover, I'm using an insulated lunchbox which will keep the heat out. Vegetables are one of the most important things in the lunch - they give crunch and colour and they are bursting with nutrition. We had watermelon on special - so it’s just a matter of cutting a couple of slices. Just adding a couple of strawberries in there will make it look good. Finally, good lunches need a carbohydrate or bread and cereal product in there. There you have a really fantastic lunch - looks good, easy and it took me a matter of a minute to put together. A really neat idea is to cut a hole in the bread roll and make a pocket like that. A really good snack idea is popcorn.

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