60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom by TeachThought Staff Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology. It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program.
Presentation by Alex Housen Part of the Measuring ling. complexity: A multidisciplinary perspective workshop at UCL, Belgium, 24 April 2015 Complexity in SLA research Early days: 70s and 80s; simplification vs complexification 1990-2010s: rarely investigates for its own sake As indepedent variable: task complexity, complexity of the L2 target feature As dependent variable: descriptor of L2 CONTINUE READING ...
We can be tactical in our schooling. The traditional advice on learning has been to “study hard,” in a quiet place and with the same routine, yet that doesn’t say much about what to specifically do. But pupils today can change the way they study to exploit the brain’s quirky learning processes, using the strategies revealed by memory and learning research. While that science is still maturing, “it’s at a place now where it can give you a specific tactical plan,” Carey said.
Students can tailor their preparation with techniques targeting different kinds of content or skills, and manage their schedule to optimize their time. “That’s a powerful thing, because we go through our whole lives never knowing that,” he said.
Ultimately, the value of these learning strategies isn’t just about earning better grades, Carey said. In the modern jungle of society, learning is still about surviving: For young people, it’s about sussing out what they’re good at, what rings their bell, and what they want to do with their lives. “It’s informing you of: Who am I? Where do I place my bets? Do I major in physics or do I major in architecture or design, or do I major in English? Do I belong here at all?” Carey said. Those are important decisions. “Being self-aware about what’s effective learning and how it happens, I think, gives you a real edge in making those choices.”
How The Activity Learning Theory Works by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education This is number 8 in my series on learning theories. My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief...
March Madness is that time of the year when we collectively relearn that, even more than four decades after Title IX, there’s still “college basketball” and then there’s “women’s college basketball.” It’s startling how easily we associate phrases...
In a candid conversation with Khaleej Times, David Crystal, world’s foremost linguist, talks about diversity and how the Internet has contributed to making language creative. David Crystal has over 100 books to his name. He is an honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, whose seminal works include The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language andThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. Awarded the OBE for services to the English language in 1995, Crystal is among the top names scheduled to speak at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, which began on Tuesday.
The study was designed to better inform language educators' understanding of the extent to which access to, and active use of, a large corpus helped students better understand and use particular grammatical concepts and structures. Qualitative and quantitative data obtained from a student survey offer evidence that the corpus was an effective learning tool and represented an innovative use of technology.
Research into a 'playful' and increasingly popular urban language that grew out of the necessity for criminals to hide their true intent could help organisations in Uganda communicate better with the country's huge young population.
Paste your text into Analyze My Writing and it will generate a ton of information about your writing. Analyze My Writing will give you a break-down of the readability of your writing on five indices. The analysis will include listings of the most common words and most common word pairs in your writing. A listing of how frequently you use punctuation and punctuation types is included in the analysis provided by Analyze My Writing. Finally, a word cloud is included at the end of the analysis of your writing....
Corpus Linguistics for ELT: Research and Practice Ivor Timmis From the introduction: The challenge of fostering a fruitful relationship between corpus linguistics and ELT was clearly set out by Conrad (2000: 556): Corpus grammarians must strive to reach more audiences that include teachers and must emphasize concrete pedagogical applications … In fact, the strongest force CONTINUE READING ...
Through the Corpora List :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Summer Schools in Corpus Linguistics / Statistics for Corpus Linguistics http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/summerschool Lancaster University, UK – 14th to 17th July 2015 Since 2010, Lancaster University has run a highly successful series of free-to attend summer training events. In 2015, we will for the first time be running two corpus linguistics events in CONTINUE READING ...
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