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5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom

5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom
Photo Courtesy of flickr and Sue Waters The popularity of word clouds remains pretty constant in education, and it’s not difficult to see why. They’re a great way for students to distil and summarize information. They help students get to the crux of an issue, sorting through important ideas and concepts quickly in order to see what’s important. And “see” is the operative word here, because word clouds are certainly nice to look at. They speak fantastically to humans’ affinity for the visual, and are particularly useful for visual learners. However, it’s important to remember that the process of creating word clouds is just as important as the resulting resources. How to Use Word Clouds with Students Far from just an assessment tool, creating word clouds can be useful in promoting critical thinking, relationship building, and even as a great kick-starter. 1. As educators, we’re well aware that words are the building blocks of comprehension and cognition. 2. 3. 4. 5. What’s Next?

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Flipped Learning How We Can Help Colin Hegarty and Brian Arnold are two Maths teachers working in London schools. They have taught several of their maths classes using the flipped learning/blended learning model. This model involves getting students to watch and engage with tailored videos prior to the lesson in school and then, when in class, the students do maths for the entire lesson with virtually no teacher instruction to the class as a whole. You can use our videos to try the flipped learning model or you can contact us for tips and advice on how to do this for yourselves. One of the benefits we have experienced from the making of the videos for our classes, is that students from around the country have also used these videos for their independent maths study and revision for their maths exams.

Teacher Tools for Interactive Whiteboards ↓ Skip to Main Content Home Resources Teacher Tools Numbers to Ten on the TenFrame Using a two by five array, the TenFrame supports the use of five as an anchor for early number sense. View Teacher Tool View Teacher Tool in Spanish Download Sample Lesson Plan

Teagreen added: The Lesson Planning Checklist - ELT Connect When I first started teaching, I spent HOURS planning one solitary lesson! I couldn’t comprehend how a teacher could work full-time hours with all the planning you had to do. Eventually this got easier; my lessons plans got shorter as my teaching became more instinctive, yet many times I felt that I didn’t really get to the heart of my lesson. The students didn’t spend the bulk of the lesson grappling with my main lesson aims.

7 Ways Students Use Diigo To Do Research and Collaborative Project Work January 14, 2015 Diigo is an excellent social bookmarking tool that enable you to save, annotate, and share bookmarks. The power of Diigo lies in the distinctive features that it offers to teachers and educators. There is a special account for K-12 and higher-ed educators that empower registered teachers with a variety of tools and features. One of the best things you can do with the Educator account is creating a Diigo group for your class. You can do this without the need for students emails. You can also set the privacy settings of your group so that only you and your students can access and see what you share there.

Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes Educators are looking for ways to help students participate in a digital world, but the choices for digital engagement in the classroom can be overwhelming. Many teachers have little to no money to pay for premium versions of apps and are looking for quick and easy ways to determine how an app works. They must also consider why it might be useful for their teaching practice. 61 Educational Apps For The 21st Century Student It’s not entirely clear what it means to be a “21st century student.” And in 2013, it’s also not entirely clear what the definition of an “educational app” might be. Just as students are no longer tethered to textbooks (in most formal education settings), apps that are strictly didactic–designed to promote academic proficiency and foundational fluency–are often the first that parents and teachers reach for when looking for something “constructive.” But the reality is, the 21st century is as much about finding, evaluating, managing, sharing, and curating information as it is reading texts, answering questions, and applying memorized formulas to neatly scaffolded problems. So, critical thinking and transfer over accuracy and recall. In that context, what are often thought of as “productivity apps” are not only “educational,” but are often the real marrow of 21st century learning.

17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. multiple uses of newspapers & magazines for ELT Newspaper fire orange (Photo credit: NS Newsflash) I love using real things for teaching English. By “real things” I mean something from real life – and not something specially developed for learning or teaching. That’s why I prefer usual movies (and not educational ones – they are hardly very exiting, most of the times, usual radio and not “special English” stations, and usual newspapers (not the ones for ESL learners). Talking about the newspapers, their use in class (and outside too) is limitless. Actually, if you have a newspaper with you, you might never have enough time to even open your coursebook – that black&white double-pages provide tons of material.

16 Websites to Teach and Learn Vocabulary There are now several web tools that are really great in teaching vocabulary and that you can use with your students in the classroom. We have curated a list a list of some of the best web tools to teach vocabulary. Check them down below. LITTLE EXPLORERS Picture Dictionary by EnchantedLearning.com Advertisement. EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! One To One Teaching Activities « ESL Treasure People watchingGo for a walk outside or look out of the window and analyses passers-by. Have your student create crazy stories about people and be creative. Picture analysisTake in pictures for your students to analyses. Take the pressure off yourself and get them thinking. DialoguePrepare some dialogues or co-write some which are relevant to the topic of your lesson. Go through them together, playing a part each then switching roles.

20 Ways Teachers Can Use Edmodo In this post, I am sharing with you some interesting resources created by the folks in Edmodo to help teachers worldwide better leverage the educational potential of Edomodo in their classrooms. The first part includes some interactive free PDF guides available for free download. These guides include illustrations, tips. ideas, and several links. In the second part of this post, I am sharing with you a post first published in Edmodo blog featuring 20 ways Teachers can use Edmodo. Check out the PDF guides: How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails How to make your life better? All you need is email. I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with implementing changes because it seems like a major undertaking. It doesn’t have to be. You can make strides in 5 fundamental areas by just sending 5 emails.

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