3 Ways to Map Stories Creating mapped stories is one of my favorite activities to help history students see the significance of location in historical events. Most of the time I have students include dated placemarks on the mapped stories that they build. Here are three free tools that students can use to map stories. The Google Earth Tour Builder allows students to create Google Earth tours in their web browsers. The Tour Builder uses a slide-like format for creating tours. Odyssey.js is an open source map creation tool from CartoDB. StoryMap JS is a nice tool for creating mapped stories. Here are this week’s most popular posts on FreeTech4Teachers.com: 1. Summer PD Opportunities With Me. Would you like to have me visit your school?
Teacher Educator UK - home REfLECT Classic | Society for Education and Training REfLECT Classic is no longer available, members can now log into the updated version, REfLECT+. As a member of SET (Society for Education & Training) you will know that you have access to REfLECT+, an online personal learning space that enables you to plan, record and assess the impact of continuing professional development (CPD) in your practice. You may remember that in September 2013, we advised members that we would be updating the software to REfLECT+. This new version includes new features and functionality and offers a much smoother interface for users and is tightly integrated with your SET account. We asked you to log in to REfLECT+ via the website to automatically move your information over and save you losing your work. If you have any concerns or queries, please do feel free to contact our membership services team.
Training and development resources and links | I Can Teach Training and development resources and links I Can Teach recommends the following links for Continuing Professional Development, Initial Teacher Training and In-Service Training. All sites have been recommended by teaching professionals. Featured Resource - I Can Teach Creative A design agency for people in education. Simple, effective and bespoke designs for classrooms, corridors, public profile pages, displays, postcards, sticker sets and much more. Take a look at the range of ideas and get in touch for a first class service to help you build your school's profile. Accelerated Learning In Training and Education - Alite Alite provides learning and motivation programmes for educators, developers and parents. Accelerated-Learning.co.uk Book store for fantastic range of reads on accelerated learning. Association of Teachers and Lecturers One of the main teaching unions in the UK. Dragonfly Training A well-established successful UK and International training company. Kahoot!
Writing Excuses Home Page - Geoff PettyGeoff Petty | Improve your teaching and that of your team Course: OpenLearn Learner Guide for Social Partnerships Network - OLS_1 This course is intended for learning facilitators e.g. Union Learning Representatives (ULRs), tutors and other learning facilitators. It will provide you with the skills to both navigate OpenLearn yourself, as well as direct and advise other learners on specific, relevant topics related to their own needs. It will also offer you the chance to experience studying an OpenLearn course for yourself. This is a badged course, which will take no more than 10 hours and means that you can gain a digital badge compatible with Mozilla Open badges upon successful completion of the course. To get the most out of this course and gain a digital badge you will need to sign in to OpenLearn Works using your Open University account (for OpenLearn, OpenLearn Works, or your student or tutor account) and then enrol on this course. Creating an Open University account in OpenLearn Works If you already have an OpenLearn Works account, just click on 'Sign in to enrol' and enter your user name and password.
Professional Development: Levels of Learning Levels of Learning As we consider the types of assessment, we also must think about at what levels our students are learning. In other words, what do we want our students to do with the information they are learning. For example, do we want them to remember the parts of a cash flow statement? One way to think about the levels of learning is to think about student learning tasks in order to complexity. Let's break down the complexity of learning tasks into three categories. When considering the complexity of learning, the lowest level of learning represents basic understanding and remembering. After students have mastered lower level learning activities, they are ready for learning tasks that fall into the middle level. In other words, we can determine if students understand a concept when they can explain the concept rather than simply recalling the definition. In addition, when students are able to apply the steps in a sequence, they are completing learning tasks in the middle level.
45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen. ~Florence KingSo avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. If you enjoyed this, you will love: If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg or sign up for our online course. by Amanda Patterson © Amanda Patterson
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