CELV > ECML-Programme > Programme 2016-2019 > Digital literacy 21.12.2017E-lang project in 2017: launch of the pedagogical framework and piloting of the first modules for a digital literacy in language teaching and learning The e-lang project aims to produce training modules to develop a digital literacy for the teaching and learning of languages. 2017 was a busy and productive year for the team. The pedagogical framework and the first modules were piloted by language teachers, teacher trainers and stakeholders from all over Europe during the project workshop held in Graz in October. The pedagogical framework will be published in early 2018 and the full training programme will be available by the end of 2018. Sustainable Natural Resources - Environment Additional tools Resources are the backbone of every economy. In using resources and transforming them, capital stocks are built up which add to the wealth of present and future generations. However, the dimensions of our current resource use are such that the chances of future generations - and the developing countries - to have access to their fair share of scarce resources are endangered. Moreover, the consequences of our resource use in terms of impacts on the environment may induce serious damages that go beyond the carrying capacity of the environment. These effects risk being aggravated once the developing world has taken up growth and resource use similar to the industrialised countries.
The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town Image copyright Getty Images Cape Town faces the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to run out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water scarcity. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth's surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think.
Natural Resources for Sustainable Development Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas, and Mining Governance, a joint course by the Natural Resource Governance Institute, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and the World Bank, gives students an understanding of the key challenges and opportunities that come with managing extractive industry investments for sustainable development. When managed prudently, oil, gas, and mining investments and the vast revenues they generate can sustain development efforts and make a lasting positive impact on the life of citizens. However, without proper policies, frameworks, and oversight, these same investments have the potential to destabilize public financial management systems, bring negative environmental and social impacts, and increase the risk of corruption. This course, which is offered twice a year, builds knowledge to make the most of oil, gas, and minerals, while mitigating the risks that these industries bring. Course Syllabus
11 Free Websites to Practice English at Home RTlibrary on FlickrAt the New York Public Library's Adult Learning Centers, where adults work on basic English and literacy skills, we're often asked for recommendations of websites for adults to practice English at home. Below you'll find eleven sites, some with a focus on listening, some on vocabulary, others on grammar, and some with a range of activities. Happy learning! Easy World of Englisheasyworldofenglish.com An attractive, user-friendly website including grammar, pronunciation, reading and listening practice and an interactive picture dictionary. Many Thingsmanythings.org This website includes matching quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer-assisted language learning activities.
Best Short Stories for Middle Schoolers, As Chosen by Teachers It can be a challenge to get middle schoolers interested in reading. The thought of tackling a thick novel can be overwhelming, especially during distance learning. Short stories are always a great choice. Annenberg Learner: About Us Learner.org Web Use Policy For further information on any of the items below, please consult our Legal Policy. Linking to pages on Learner.org Any educational, non-commercial organization is welcome to link to resources on Learner.org from its Web site. We DO NOT allow our pages to be contained within a frame implying that learner.org resources are part of another Web site. Users also may not download pages from learner.org to post on other Web sites. Use of materials from Learner.org in other sites All materials on the learner.org Web site were funded and developed to be used as part of the subsites for which they were created.
24 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School It can be hard to know which poems will spur your middle and high schoolers into deep, meaningful discussion and which will leave them, ahem, yawning. So we asked experienced teachers to share their favorites—the punch-in-the-gut poems that always get a reaction, even from teens. Here’s what they had to say about the best poems for middle school and high school students. Docs - create and edit documents online, for free. One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Docs Find my account Forgot password?
EFL Educators - THE TRAITS OF AN EFFECTIVE READER Arrasmith, Dean, and Kevin Dwyer. “The Traits of an Effective Reader.” Journal ofSchool Improvement. 2.2 (2001) When readers acquire these traits, they are able to: - read the lines, between the lines, and beyond the lines - process knowledge, make sense of it, and transfer it to other situationsThese traits are hierarchical; they range from literal to high critical thinkingREADING THE LINES 1.