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Fun Reading Comprehension Activities for Kids Learning to read is a breeze for some kids, but can be challenging for others. The whole process starts with children using descriptive language for story telling and progresses to the ability to comfortably read alone. Working with children throughout these stages supports their development and allows for their own self-learning. Finding fun ways to entice and challenge readers through reading comprehension activities can make the process enjoyable – and encourages kids to enjoy reading for years to come. Reading Comprehension for Beginning Readers Young children just getting comfortable sounding out words and starting to read on their own can learn more about story structure by changing the ending of a story read together.

Thinking in a Foreign Language: How to Do It and Why Thinking in a foreign language is an important step in the long road that is fluency in a foreign language, but it’s a step that, for some reason, many language learners tend to ignore. Thinking in the language you are learning is not necessarily easy, but it’s something you can practice at any time of the day. Chances are you will NOT wake up one day thinking in a foreign language just because you’ve been learning it for X amount of months/years.

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools - University of Houston System About the Course Are you overwhelmed by the tidal wave of new technology tools available for teachers and learners? Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools can help channel that flood into a manageable power source for student engagement and motivation in your classroom! This course is designed to provide teachers with strategies to effectively integrate Web 2.0 technologies into their instruction. Homepage about good practices and sound policies that accelerate the effective adoption and use of technologies in teaching and learning. For more than a decade, WCET's EduTools website was a leading destination for educational technology decision makers. The independent reviews and side-by-side comparisons of educational technology products were used by colleges and universities of all sizes, higher education systems and other multi-campus service providers to expedite and streamline their internal processes for the review and evaluation of products, saving them time and duplicative effort. EduTools was best known for its CMS/LMS comparative reviews and a detailed matrix of CMS/LMS features and criteria. EduTools Matrix Many visitors to EduTools used the detailed matrix of LMS/CMS features, descriptions, and criteria as a tool in developing requests for proposals and evaluation requirements. EduTools was launched in 2001 with funding support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

www.migranorsk.no - norskkurs på nett An exciting combination of videos, language exercises, recordings and pictures make learning the language an efficient, motivating and inspiring experience. Varied and interactive content Multimedia dictionary and grammar guide Sound and pronunciation practice Internal messaging system Arena for group work (Chat, E-mail, WEB-cam, discussion groups and more) Study anywhere - whenever you want Migranorsk offers you the possibility to establish your own study plan according to your schedule. It is no longer difficult to combine studies with work and a busy family life.

6 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done? Know how many days per week you’re actually productive? About 3: Prism Prism is a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Users are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different categories, or "facets." Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. We envision Prism as a tool for both pedagogical use and scholarly exploration, revealing patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text. The concept emerged from a decade-long conversation on categories of textual interpretation which took place at the University of Virginia, and specifically from transparency mark-up games designed by Bethany Nowviskie for her Media Studies students and her colleagues in SpecLab: the original game involved shared, Xeroxed page images, transparent overlays, dry-erase markers, a common interpretive prompt, and a moment in which somebody yelled ‘Stop!’

Shaping the Way We Teach English, 1: The Landscape of English Language Teaching About the Course This course is aimed at English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers, both those who are intending to pursue this field as a career and those already working in the field who would like to revise and refresh their methods and approaches. The materials and approaches presented should complement college courses such as Introduction to TEFL/TESOL Methods. This five-week course explores important aspects of teaching English as a second or foreign language. The goal of this course is to help you become a better teacher. By the end of this course, you should be able to explain how the various materials and approaches presented will lead to better language learning; you will be able to choose appropriate materials and apply varied classroom activities to improve your students’ study of English.

EdReNe – Current state of educational repositories – national overview To make it easier for teachers and students to find the best relevant learning resources, authorities and/or companies in many countries have launched web based educational repositories. According to Wikipedia, A repository is a place where data are stored and maintained. A repository can be a place where data are storeda place where specifically digital data are storeda site where eprints are locateda place where multiple databases or files are located for distribution over a network,a computer location that is directly accessible to the user without having to travel across a network.a place where anything is stored for probable reusea place to store digital data The variaty in educational reposities across Europe reflects this situation. They are all web based.

Learning for Life: The Foundations of Lifelong Learning Category: Study Posted on 2010-02-27. By anonymous. Description David H. Digital storytelling with StoryRobe StoryRobe is another way for kids to create digital stories using photos or digital copies of their own artwork. Once they've selected the images they want to use and put them in the right order, they can record the text to go with the images. They can talk for a total of up to 3 minutes, and synchronize the images with what they are saying by tapping the screen as they talk to advance to the next picture. StoryRobe creates a single video file that can then be shared.

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