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Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities | DyslexiaHelp

Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities | DyslexiaHelp | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

If you are looking for apps for the iPod, iPhone and iPad that address individuals whom have dyslexia and learning disorders this post will provide you with a list of apps that address "reading, spelling, writing, organizational/study skills, (and )increasing self-confidence in the classroom and workplace." The apps are divided into categories so you may quickly move to the area of interest. Many but not all of the apps are free. 


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Is He “Mad About” or “Mad At” Me? How to Use Idioms to Drive the ESL Curriculum | Favourites from the Busy Teacher

Is He “Mad About” or “Mad At” Me? How to Use Idioms to Drive the ESL Curriculum | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
Some years ago, there was a popular television show in the U.S., a romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of early married life, called 'Mad about You'... (Is He “Mad About” or “Mad At” Me?
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ESL/EFL Articles - Common Tips to Pass IELTS Exam - Speaking - Part I - ESL Articles | EFL Articles | TEFL Articles | TESOL articles | English Teaching Information

ESL/EFL Articles - Common Tips to Pass IELTS Exam - Speaking - Part I - ESL Articles | EFL Articles | TEFL Articles | TESOL articles | English Teaching Information | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
Speaking is a significant module of IELTS exam where you have a face to face conversation with the examiner. It is basically a test to judge your English conversational skills.
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Safe and Supportive Schools: Free resources for teachers to combat bullying from the USDOE to

Safe and Supportive Schools: Free resources for teachers to combat bullying from the USDOE to | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

In recognition of Bullying Prevention Month this October, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released a free, two-part training toolkit designed to reduce incidents of bullying, for use by classroom educators.


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Common Misunderstandings of Educators Who Fear Technology | Teach.com

Common Misunderstandings of Educators Who Fear Technology | Teach.com | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
Even as we are seeing more schools and educators transform the way they teach and learn with technology, many more are not.

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LingleOnline English Lesson Plans from Real News

LingleOnline English Lesson Plans from Real News | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

What is LingleOnline?

Create Lesson Plans, Exercises and Class Materials from today's real news. Find articles you or your students like using keywords, level and grammar search.

LingleOnline will take care of the analysis for you. See vocabulary and grammar automatically in context.

Create and manage your own lessons, articles, resources and exercises automatically.

Subscribe for Only €40 for 1yr


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What To Do If Your School Bans Useful Websites

What To Do If Your School Bans Useful Websites | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

Most of the blocked sites are either social media sites, or have some element of public sharing of information, and that’s where school administrators need to be more flexible, Luhtala said. “Administration more than teachers need to open their minds to the value and potential of social networking for educational use,” wrote a survey respondent. “CIPA needs to be spelled out more specifically or made clearer to IT in education so that filters are not blocking sites unnecessarily.”


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15 Great Video Sites for Educators

15 Great Video Sites for Educators | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

Some very good video sites for teachers...


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Bnahha Langarika's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:10 PM

Para aprender mas!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:42 PM

edgalaxy.com has a tag line 'cool stuff for nerdy teachers' this is me all over. Great videos worth spending the time having a look.

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, May 26, 2013 5:55 AM

The video sites  will broaden the scope of choices for educators striving to develop materials for students.

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Teaching English as a second language - USD Vista

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Teaching English as a second languageUSD VistaEarning a master's degree program in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) can open many doors to your future as an educator, but does all the hard work and student loan debt really pan out in our...
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COL Certificate for teachers’ ICT integration

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Certificate program for teachers’ ICT integration (CCTI) is a free eLearning course which helps teachers to acquire skills and competencies on information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching and management. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) developed CCTI in collaboration with SchoolNet SA


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Gamini L Kumara's comment, June 21, 2013 9:26 PM
how do we apply for this?
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Why America's Education Isn't Worth the Money

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America spends a lot of money on education, and the announcement of the 2013 budget plan is no exception.

This infographic looks at the cost of education, comparing the U.S. to other countries in terms of funding, graduation rates, and much more. You may find yourself surprised with some of this data.


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Jonathan Galetkin's comment, September 5, 2012 5:35 AM
If America's education system is a failure, what would be considered a successful education system and why?
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Teach Students What They Don’t Know But Are Ready To Learn

Teach Students What They Don’t Know But Are Ready To Learn | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
What should the goals of gifted education be?

Perhaps the goals of all education forall children...

“Rather than portray the needs of gifted students as being unique, we suggest weaving them into the general education tapestry. To accomplish this, we would revise the chief goal of gifted education to be the chief goal of all education: to ensure that all students receive the education appropriate for them at any given time by maximizing the match between individual students’ educational experiences with their individual educational needs.”


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List by Material Type: of teaching materials, handouts, worksheets for EFL / ESL teachers.

List by Material Type of teaching materials, handouts, worksheets for EFL / ESL teachers.

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5 Ways to Use Humor as Incentive for Homework

5 Ways to Use Humor as Incentive for Homework | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

We may forget that humor may be used as an incentive for homework. Although this post is geared to homework (and therefore parents) much of it is applicable to the teacher in the classroom. With suggestions of different ways to use humor as well as links to a variety of resources available online there is much fun to be had as you explore this post!


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English Second Language Writing Lab - Universe.byu.edu

English Second Language Writing Lab - Universe.byu.edu | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
English Second Language Writing LabUniverse.byu.eduFive years ago, Dr. Evans began putting the idea of the ESL Writing Lab into works with the help of Kurzer.
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TeacherCastHomePage

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A place for Teacher to help other Teachers learn about technology in the 21st century classroom. We offer podcasts, screencasts, app reviews, blogs, a career center and a free mobile iPhone and iPad app.

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Apps in Education: Geography and Science - Cross over apps

Apps in Education: Geography and Science - Cross over apps | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

"There are a number of apps that are being released that give us direct and instant access to real time data to events and happenings around the world. These apps allow the students in the classroom to have the same data and information that authorities, scientists and researcher have. This is important form the students point of view as it makes the learning more real."


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Rethinking professional development

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Creating an environment in which such bottom-up, teacher-led, The work of a teacher is both challenging and complex and requires high standards of professional competence and commitment. However, research shows that formal professional development may not be the optimum means by which such high standards of professional competence can be achieved. The principal reason for this is that traditional CPD tends to be based on one-off events1 that can often be a solitary activity and can seem remote from colleagues, students and classroom practice in general


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Kristin Walters's comment, October 4, 2012 5:26 AM
Thanks for bringing this to my attention, am in the midst of doing this in school now
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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students, and we have to do it over and over again. We never question the vital importance of teaching literacy, but we have to be mindful that there are many kinds of “literacies”. An ever more important one that ALL teachers need to be aware of is digital literacy.

 


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This Free Font May Actually Help Dyslexic Students Read Better

This Free Font May Actually Help Dyslexic Students Read Better | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
This is one of those developments that make you love technology and how it can truly benefit education. There's a free open font now available that may actually help dyslexic people read better. Whether it's true or not, this idea is incredible.

A font that may make more students successful...and it is free! In late June I posted an article that spoke about this font. If you search for the term dyslexic you will find additional information about this font and dyslexia.


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5 Tech-Friendly Lessons to Encourage Higher-Order Thinking -THE Journal

5 Tech-Friendly Lessons to Encourage Higher-Order Thinking -THE Journal | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
Mobile apps and Web 2.0 tools can facilitate implementation of activities requiring students to use skills at the top three levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy--analyzing, evaluating, and creating.

Five great ideas that will help your students with critical thinkings. Most examples will work with elementary through high school students. 


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7 Things Your Quiet ESL Students Are Not Telling You

7 Things Your Quiet ESL Students Are Not Telling You | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

How do you know what’s going on in their heads if they don’t say anything? If you have students who are too quiet, chances are there is something they are not telling you, which you’ll need to find out – fast!


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Kristin Walters's comment, October 4, 2012 5:33 AM
Nice to revisit these ideas once in a while :)
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Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher

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"Surviving as a teacher isn’t easy. Between the sheer work load, diversity of tasks, brutal pace, and seemingly divergent initiatives pulling you in a thousand directions, education can break even the most noble spirits. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Below are ten tips to keep you ticking when things get tough."

The post also suggests that as teachers we need to find the balance between the needs of our learners and content. For some great suggestions check out this post!


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Paul leslie large's curator insight, October 15, 12:02 AM

...a couple more:

- know your students (passions/knowledge/relationships)

- be a part of the learning team; don't be afraid of "I don't know".

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EFL/ESL/ESOL/TESOL materials & resources for English teachers and students

EFL/ESL/ESOL/TESOL materials & resources for English teachers and students from Fullspate...

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