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25 Ways to Create A Sticky Lesson - InformED

25 Ways to Create A Sticky Lesson - InformED | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it
How do we create learning that lasts? It's a hard question to answer, and in some cases an even harder reality to achieve, particularly with the pressure

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 22, 2014 10:01 PM

After describing the three phases of the learning process based on cognitive science. The first two phases:

* Students decide what to attend to.

* Students organize the information

These work with short term memory but to know the information students must also activate long term memory which may begin in class with a review but should also includes well crafted assignments.

What can you do?The post continues by exploring ways to capture a students attention and ways to help them create a framework. The final section explores how to make the lesson stick. Three examples are below (quoted from the post).

* Begin lectures with a high level question that the upcoming information can answer.

* Highlight the "unfinished" nature of each subject.

* Don't use too many types of different presentation materials at once.

Throughout the post there are links to additional resources.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, June 23, 2014 1:38 PM

I love this image. It captures it all. Beth Dichter posts great stuff on a regular basis. I am really spending some serious time inviestigating this topic of buy-in by the students by givening them more ownership .

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 25, 2014 5:38 AM

I like the analogy of a 'sticky lesson'... something that sticks in your head. That's the aim of every lesson... get what you are teaching to stick in the learners head!

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Wordinaire - Reverse Dictionary

Wordinaire - Reverse Dictionary | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it

Wordinaire is a reverse dictionary.
Can't think of the perfect word? No problem.
Use it to find the perfect word by describing its concept.


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 27, 2014 5:09 AM

A nice app for word-lovers!!

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5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills

5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it
For educators who are interested in using games for learning -- specifically towards developing skills as they relate to the Common Core State Standards -- here are five games students can enjoy and that we’ve found sync with standards.

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Presenters Checklist for Success

Presenter's Checklist for Success! Wether you are a new speaker or a seasoned one, these 12 Items is a must to check off before your next presentation. Created by Camille Wong.


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Cynthia Kivland's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:20 AM

Engaging audiences requires an emotional connection.  Sharing this slideshare with some presentation tips.

Donna Hudson's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:23 PM

Great Ideas!

 

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, January 26, 2014 12:11 AM

love this presentation. Look at it! what great visuals

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Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun! » Building Vocabulary for ESL/ELL

Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun! » Building Vocabulary for ESL/ELL | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it
English Language Learners (ELL) or English as a Second Language (ESL) students don't always have it that easy. They often need to learn to read and write the words as they are learning to understand and speak them.
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Division of Fractions Before and After Common Core

Division of Fractions Before and After Common Core | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it
Division of Fractions Before and After Common Core by Bridget Adam Before Common Core Math Standards from Massachusetts (2000): MA6.N.9   Select and use appropriate operations to solve problems inv...

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The addition of the precise language and visuals is what we have been telling teachers to do for years for both the ELLs and native speakers. I appreciate the fact that it is supported by the deeper thinking required of the CCSS.

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Free Apps to Support Vocabulary Acquisition by ELLs

Free Apps to Support Vocabulary Acquisition by ELLs | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it

Developing a strong vocabulary is an important area of focus for ELLs who are building their reading comprehension. Educators use a variety of strategies to grow readers in their classroom, and there are many free iPad apps that support vocabulary acquisition.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 9, 2013 3:22 AM

Just four apps mentioned here, but that's probably a good start.

Blake Turnbull's curator insight, May 13, 2013 5:19 PM

We all know who important vocabularly acquisition is, and so free apps to aid in this process are certainly a bonus!! This article looks at 4 apps: Kids' Vocab by MindSnacks, English First High Flyers, Flashcardlet, and Futaba, with details about them all and the way in which they can support vocabulary acquisition.

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Simple Present Vs. Present Progressive | Sprout English

Simple Present Vs. Present Progressive | Sprout English | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it
Handy comparison chart for the simple present and the present progressive http://t.co/GEty7hmovW #grammar #ELTChat #ELLChat #ESL
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Thanksgiving vocabulary quiz made with Quia, Rhinospike and LearningApps

Thanksgiving vocabulary quiz made with Quia, Rhinospike and  LearningApps | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it

Play the first game, then click on "start now" and take the audio quiz


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Tracy Webb Sharp's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:08 PM

I need to get a trial to Quia to see how easily I can build content for my 1st and 2nd grade students. I know it would be useful for the college level. 

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Close Reading Infographic

Close Reading Infographic | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it

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beth paterno's curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:57 PM

great visual for close reading

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Mobile Friendly Classrooms - TECHCHEF

Mobile Friendly Classrooms - TECHCHEF | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it

`As I somewhat overtly stated in the last post, I now reside as an Ed Tech at Westlake HS. While I am still acclimating to the size of the campus and getting to know the staff and students, I did have a chance to drop in on a few classrooms piloting a mobile-friendly seating solution. Interested in gleaning initial findings from both the teachers and the students, I gathered a bit of anecdotal and pictorial data. The complete article can be found on the Eanes WHS WIFI blog but I will share a few of the highlights here.``

 

 


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Each time I look at one of these good ideas, I begin to think about "how do we use the technology and train teachers how to make the same accommodations we expected them to make with the traditional materials?"  Has using technology kept up with the linguistic adaptations some of our ELLs need or is that "translate everything" mentality still out there. Are there enough "tricks" built into the programs and apps?  I am just thinking out loud since I am not a tech geek.

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ESL

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Kindergarten English Activities & Worksheets - ESL Ideas for Preschool Kids (Kindergarten English Activities & Worksheets - ESL Ideas for Preschool Kids http://t.co/HQreOrTbT8)...
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Documenting Reading and Writing with Doodlecast App

Documenting Reading and Writing with Doodlecast App | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it
The more I use Doodlecast Pro ($2.99) the more I like this app. My favorite app for recording audio on a screen has always been Educreations (Free) because of the simplicity of the app. The two thi...

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MmeHawtree's curator insight, August 18, 2013 11:40 AM

This would be a great oral assessment tool as well.

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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom

Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it
Bring on the i. I just finished reading several books about intrinsic motivation. None of the research is new, so why aren't we incorporating intrinsic motivation into the classroom more? Here are ...

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Agisa Abdulla's curator insight, June 21, 2014 11:44 PM

authentic learning can happen with intrinsic motivation

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 27, 2014 2:34 AM

I love this break down! Which motivation technique inspires learners  the best? Can both be meaningful and why? Which technique do you feel Common Core applies most heavily?

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 2014 7:01 PM

ahhh...esse tal MOTIvo para AÇÃO... vale a pena conhecer mais a respeito para auxiliar os aprendizes a encontrarem o seu próprio caminho: interiormente ou exteriormente ?


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Today’s Best App: Vocabulary.com

Today’s Best App: Vocabulary.com | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it
The App Store takes delivery of hundreds of new apps per day. The overwhelming scene makes it possible to easily overlook an exciting game, valuable productivity suite, etc. However, we have a solution.

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Turning documents into conversations

Turning documents into conversations | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it

NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.


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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, April 25, 2014 5:41 AM

That sounds really good :-)) 

CECI Jean-François's curator insight, February 16, 2015 2:20 AM

Intéressant outil pour faire du commentaire social (débat électronique) sur un document, avec des possibilités de tri et de tracking ... Parfait pour l'hybridation de cours

Murielle Godement's curator insight, February 16, 2015 2:52 AM

Le pendant de VoiceThread à l'écrit. NowComment permet de commenter / débattre par écrit sur des documents du web en mode privé ou public. Le mode public ne propose pas de filtre de langue, difficile donc pour le moment de proposer des activités FLE de contributions à des débtas ouverts essentiellement en anglais. 

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Growing Writers in Science

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Growing Writers in Science by Christine Schepeler The Challenge of Writing in Science I spend a lot of time as a science teacher thinking about how to effectively integrate writing standards while ...

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Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing

Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it

"The Wellcome Library recently made more than 100,000 drawings, photographs, paintings, and advertisements available to the world under Creative Commons licensing. The images available through the Wellcome Images library are primarily of a historic nature. You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."


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Nacho Vega's curator insight, February 26, 2014 2:53 PM

"You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."

Solange Giardino's curator insight, March 21, 2014 4:52 PM

Ótimas imagens para usar nas vídeo aulas.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:46 AM

Buen material y bonitas imágenes! gracias!

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it

These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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I am looking forward to trying some of these with ELLs.

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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:59 AM

Great for preparing for language assessments

Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 2014 7:32 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

Progressive training's curator insight, January 28, 2014 7:34 PM

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

 

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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it

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Francesco G. Lamacchia's curator insight, November 21, 2013 11:48 AM

Giocando....s'impara! 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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ESL Games & Activities for Teaching Vocabulary | ESLinsider

ESL Games & Activities for Teaching Vocabulary | ESLinsider | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it
Learn effective ESL games and classroom activities for teaching vocabulary with these how-to videos.

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Using a Number Line to Teach Fractions

Using a Number Line to Teach Fractions | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it
Teachers in this multimedia presentation from Doing What Works demonstrate the use of a double-scaled, open number line to teach fractions to upper elementary students.

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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Intro to 6 Actions to iPadify the Writer's Process #iPad #Writing #edtech

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Intro to 6 Actions to iPadify the Writer's Process #iPad #Writing #edtech | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it

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Note: Welcome to this new series on the iPad to transform how we approach writing in the classroom (or anywhere)! In this new series, the focus is on 6 actions you can take to iPadify the Writer's Process. Yes, that's right. The Writer's process. Maybe we've gone a bit astray with our focus on the writing process. As a writer, what do you do? That's what this series focuses on. 
By the way, if you haven't read the previous series, iPadifying the Writing Workshop, you'll definitely want to in this convenient post that combines all the sections into one. 

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Patricia Montaño's curator insight, October 7, 2013 4:22 PM

El proceso de escritura es muy importante.

Marci Milius's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:46 AM

Interesting!

 

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Common Core Connections: Shake-a-Phrase

Common Core Connections: Shake-a-Phrase | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it
Download the Shake-a-Phrase app onto your Xperia tablet to teach parts of speech.
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Analysis of a PARCC ELA Assessment Task Through an ELL Lens (Part 1)

Analysis of a PARCC ELA Assessment Task Through an ELL Lens (Part 1) | English Language Learners (K-12) | Scoop.it

As you may have heard, the Common Core assessment consortium PARCC just released new sample items last week in English language arts (ELA) in grades 3-11 and in mathematics in grades 3-8 and high s...


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