"Students who have both reading and mathematics difficulties are obviously at a double disadvantage. However, even though the reading and mathematical processing areas of the brain are separate from each other, these two cerebral regions interact whenever the learner must translate word problems into symbolic representations. Here are some strategies that are effective with these students."
English Teaching Professional is the leading practical magazine for English language teachers worldwide - if you are teaching English or a TEFL, EFL, ELT, ESOL, EAL, EYL, and ESL teacher you will find ETP packed with interesting and practical...
What does it mean when you hear talk of a filter bubble? This post from Gabriel Weinberg, the founder of the search engine DuckDuckGo, discusses an "experiment" that took play on Sept. 6, 2012, when 131 DuckDuckGo users searched Google for specific words. It "was the first in a series of experiments we're doing to explore the state of Google search tailoring -- the fact that different people see different results on Google based on who they are."
The results are pretty amazing (and very detailed). To learn more check out this post, or to have a quick overview, scroll down to the end of the post and watch the video. You may also want to head over to Vimeo to watch a 2nd video about DuckDuckGo that provides a quick overview of DuckDuckGo, a search engine that protects your privacy and has many great tools! And the link to that video is http://vimeo.com/50984188.
The Space is a digital arts service from Arts Council England and the BBC, bringing great theatre, concerts, opera, dance, film and more to every screen.
An amazing resource with dance, film, literature and spoken word, music, performance art, theater, and visual and media arts. The Space "...has been designed to give arts and culture organisations the opportunity to experiment and engage with new and existing audiences in a completely innovative digital environment. It is a pilot which was initially available from the 1st May 2012 to the 31st October 2012 and has now been extended until the 31st March 2013."
This week's selection of web2.0 tools has a new collection of some awesome web services that teachers and students can use for educational purposes. Most of our readers are already familiar with what we do in this section caled Educational Web Tools; but for those who have just landed on this page for the first time not knowing what this is all about. This is meant to be a repertoire of educational web tools that teachers and students can access anytime they want. The purpose behind it is to enable busy teachers to keep track of the latest and most updated releases in the field of educational technology. We know it is very hard to keep up with the flow but at least posts such as this one can be of some help.
free online listening activities and podcasts for English language students (RT @english247: Free listening lessons for teaching & learning #English http://t.co/P0gT7g9D #esl #esol #efl #bonfirenight...
How do you teach young adults to evaluate information to come to a well-balanced judgment or draw a wise conclusion? One site, called CriticalVoter, aims to help kids develop these practical critical thinking skills by examining elements from this year's Presidential election.
It's 2012. Technology suffuses everything around us. The Internet and Internet browsers have been pretty mainstream for ===> at least a decade. <===
And yet, I continually run into significant numbers of educators who still don't know how to work their Internet browser. They struggle with copying and pasting. They get confused just clicking between 2 or 3 different browser tabs. They don't conceptually understand the difference between their browser's Google search box and the box where they can actually type in the URL and get there directly. They have no idea that they can right-click on things like hyperlinks or images. And so on… [And this is just the Internet browser. I'm not even talking about individual software programs or online tools.]