Math in the News This is the archive of our "Math in the News" current events weekly series. These presentations can be viewed as PowerPoint presentations from Slideshare, as videos from YouTube, or as iPad-compatible presentations. Click on the appropriate link to see the Math in the News presentation. Math in the News: 2/25/13. n this issue of Math in the News we look at statistics related to Russian meteor that recently crash-landed. Watch some compelling eyewitness video and explore how the path of meteor was reconstructed. The presentation also includes links to the following Web Sites:
Controversial statements: do you agree or disagree? What we believe, and why do we believe that? This lesson confronts advanced speakers and high school students with controversial statements which they must consider and agree or disagree. Objectives: Students will be active throughout the entire lesson.Students will lead discussion and debate.All students will present a personal opinion to the rest of the class.Students will be able to clearly state and define their personal opinions on controversial topics.Students will work in teams to establish a clear, defined presentation. Time: One 50-minute class period.
Titans' Digest - May Issue - Slipp by TitansDigest - Slipp.it I also enjoy taking in the natural beauty of the land (Cloud Catcher Canyon in Azerbaijan, for example, or Yosemite & Bryce Canyon National Park in the US) and exploring the magnificent architecture of a place (The Taj Mahal, Ahambra Palace, The Great Wall of China, Abu Simbel Temple, The Colosseum, The Parthenon, Angkor Wat, Sydney Opera House, Bibi-Khanym Mosque)… What was the most unforgettable or amazing thing you have seen during your travels? Amazing as in...nature ? The ice sculptures in Antarctica are breathtaking - absolutely unbeatable in beauty. Free online voice recorder - SpeakPipe Microphone access error You have denied access to your microphone. Allow access to your microphone Click "Share Selected Device" in the Firefox permission dialog. It's usually located in the left upper side of the window (See an example). We respect your privacy.
Higher Ed in Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Vol. 10, No. 1, March 2014, Aimee deNoyelles, Janet Mannheimer Zydney, Baiyun Chen. Abstract Asynchronous discussions are often utilized in online courses to provide a venue for students to openly communicate and build shared understanding, and for instructors to skillfully facilitate the process. While discussions can be invaluable toward creating and sustaining an online community of inquiry (CoI), they are not effective if not optimally designed. It is the authors’ position that it is helpful to identify research-proven online discussion strategies and conceptualize them into the CoI framework, which has been extensively studied and validated. This framework posits that there are three interrelated presences – social, cognitive, and teaching – that must be perceived by members in order to facilitate a successful educational experience.
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A few discussion activities for English language students What discussion activities work in class? Tekhnologic, winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for a post on setting discussion goals, shares a few ideas. A discussion can bring out your students’ interests and motivate them; it’s a chance for them to talk about the things they really care about. Giving and justifying opinions in English can also bring students a sense of accomplishment, as they are using the language to express complex ideas. Discussion activities encourage critical thinking, and are therefore excellent preparation for speaking tests, such as IELTS or TOEFL, which partly examine the ability to express and justify opinions in English. Perhaps most importantly, discussion activities can be great fun for students.
Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT Every day, people around the world communicate, connect, and learn digitally on the go. Our students spend hours with their devices and digital tools. Imagine if some of that time was spent learning your content. Imagine your students learning by creating, playing, translating, editing, curating, researching, and brainstorming digitally on cell phones, mobile devices, laptops, tablets, iPads, Chromebooks, and consoles. Learning to Go is a collection of lesson plans, resources, handouts, and tips for teachers wishing to incorporate mobile devices, cell phones or BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) into their teaching.
s 100 YEARS...100 MOVIE QUOTES AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes is a list of the 100 top film quotes of all time. A jury of over 1,500 leaders from the creative community, including film artists, critics and historians. Selection criteria included choosing quotes from American films which circulate through popular culture, become part of the national lexicon and evoke the memory of a treasured film, thus ensuring and enlivening its historical legacy. The television special AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes originally aired on CBS on June 21, 2005. AFI distributed a ballot with 400 nominated movie quotes to a jury of over 1,500 leaders from the creative community, including film artists (directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, cinematographers), critics and historians. Due to the extensive number of memorable movie lines in American film, jurors could also write in votes for up to five quotes that may not already appear on the ballot.
How to Learn English Through the News Here’s a tip for learning English. Have a balanced diet. Learn English with music, movies, and TV shows… …but don’t forget to learn English for the serious stuff. At the same time that you learn English slang, you have to make sure that you learn about what’s going on in the “real” English-speaking world. How to Become a More Confident English Speaker (AJ #9) Hello. This is Jack from ToFluency.com and welcome to Episode 9 of Ask Jack, the free series where I answer your questions about learning English and the English language. Now, normally I answer 3 questions in an episode but today I’m just going to answer one and here is the question.