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Pete's Lesson Toolbox April 2013. Browse OER Materials. 5 Free Tools to Collect Student Feedback. Posters to download. General Info. A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about. 1- Teachers Network Teachers Network provides lesson plans, classroom specials, teacher designed activities for different subjects and many other resources. 2- Smithsonian Education Smithsonian Education offers a wide variety of free resources for teachers, students and parents. 3- Education World This is another great website for teachers. 4- Discovery Education.

A List of 16 Websites Every Teacher should Know about

The Teacher’s Survival Kit for Lesson Planning! Tips & 1000s of Free Lesson Plans. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Saturday, August 18th 2012 Goal 16: Plan An Engaging Lesson of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. – Socrates.

The Teacher’s Survival Kit for Lesson Planning! Tips & 1000s of Free Lesson Plans

10 Incredibly Powerful Teaching Tools of the Future. How do you feel. Some great. Ideas for next. 25 Free Resources for Learning a Language Online. The whys and the. Fcpteacher.flatclassroomproject. Learning to Change/ Changing to Learn: Student Voices. Halloween. #edtech20 project Twitter tweets related to: Videos, Class, Teachingenglish, Britishcouncil, Elt and more. Search Seminars and Webcasts - Events, Webcasts and Seminars - Cisco Systems.

Time to vote for your favorite Language Facebook Page 2011. Teaching ESL Students Reading & Phonemic Awareness- Reading Horizons. By Robin Schwarz Spoken language is noise which the experienced listener sorts into meaningful chunks.

Teaching ESL Students Reading & Phonemic Awareness- Reading Horizons

A child spends many years perfecting this sorting. In a similar way, a learner of a new language must sort out the unfamiliar sounds into pieces that make sense: phrases or sentences, words, syllables and even phonemes (the smallest sound segments). Reading experts have known for years that difficulty with the sorting process, or phonological skills, is directly connected to the reading and spelling problems of many students. More recently, researchers studying native English-speaking students who were having trouble learning a foreign language found that these students have problems similar to those of poor readers and spellers in that they do not perceive and manipulate the sound system and its corresponding written code effectively.

Report cites 40 diverse examples of blended learning. Educators also give their ‘wish lists’ for blended learning technology, policy By Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor Read more by Meris Stansbury May 3rd, 2011 The sample of programs studied was large enough to indicate trends in blended-learning usage.

Report cites 40 diverse examples of blended learning

The term “blended learning” encompasses a number of different instructional models in use across the country, but who has the time to compare and contrast these programs for an analysis of what blended learning means today? Digital Storytelling Tools. Why Formative Assessments Matter. Summative assessments, or high stakes tests and projects, are what the eagle eye of our profession is fixated on right now, so teachers often find themselves in the tough position of racing, racing, racing through curriculum.

Why Formative Assessments Matter

But what about informal or formative assessments? Are we putting enough effort into these? What Are They? Informal, or formative assessments are about checking for understanding in an effective way in order to guide instruction. They are used during instruction rather than at the end of a unit or course of study. What this means is that if we are about getting to the end, we may lose our audience, the students. Have you looked at Blogger lately? Declaration of Education Participants. Using Crocodoc for collaborative homework marking. Professional development. ELTons - Innovation Awards - British Council. The ELTons 2014 shortlists have been announced!

ELTons - Innovation Awards - British Council

Below are the nominees, selected by a panel of expert judges using the Delphi technique, who are in the running to win a prestigious ELTon award. Here are the 2014 nominees in full: Moving from Web 2.No to Web 2.Go. I spent the week of February 7-11 attending the 2011 TCEA Convention and Exposition in Austin, Texas.

Moving from Web 2.No to Web 2.Go

Goal 7: Play and Have Fun! #30Goals. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Tuesday, February 8th 2011 Goal 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 Goal Short-term- Observe a child not in school play for at least 5 minutes.

Goal 7: Play and Have Fun! #30Goals

Notice how the child learns before the influence of school. Find a way to incorporate play, fun, and movement into a lesson this week. - 13000+ FREE worksheets. Education Reform – Explain it to Me Like I’m a Fifth Grader « Relentless Teaching. This whole approach to education reform for the 21st century…yeah, I need someone to explain it to me like I’m a fifth-grader.

Education Reform – Explain it to Me Like I’m a Fifth Grader « Relentless Teaching

I’ve been reading the recently published work of a few respected educators; experts such as Tony Wagner (The Global Achievement Gap), Diane Ravitch (The Death and Life of the American School System), and Yong Zhao (Catching Up or Leading the Way). Their thoughts about the knowledge and skills students must develop to be contributing citizens in the 21st century are intriguing. New Technology Could Offer Savings, Educational Boon. Marisa Constantinides: Professional Development through Facebook and Nings. By shellterrell, on December 13th, 2010 Bio: Marisa Constantinides is the Director of Studies of CELT Athens and is responsible for the design and implementation of all programmes offered by CELT.

Her main qualifications related to teaching are the RSA Diploma in TEFLA (DTEFLA), a precursor to the Cambridge DELTA Diploma, and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading in the UK. Marisa has trained teacher in the private as well as the state school sector first as a free lance trainer, later as an in hourse trainer for a major foreign language centre in Athens and, since 1993, running her own teacher education centre, CELT Athens. Marisa Constantinides is Course Tutor on all Teacher Development courses offered at CELT Athens which also offers translator training courses as well as Modern Greek and English – GPE and ESP for adults.

Presentation: Professional Development through Facebook and Nings. Launching Elluminate Live! Start Session Optionally, you can pre-configure your computer and test your audio using one of our Configuration Rooms prior to your session.

Launching Elluminate Live!

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