Tara Arntsen, TESOL tech blogger, discusses a handful of online dictionaries that are especially useful for teaching English language learners. (Online Dictionaries for English Learners: While I do not know how popular online dictiona...
Your iPhone is a powerhouse do-it-all office in your pocket right out of the box, but it can do so much more with the right apps. In fact, when you find the right apps, your iPhone feels down right hobbled if they aren't installed.
" "You always have permission to use whatever tools you need to teach my daughter. Feel free to let her play.” Responding to a standard email request for permission to use a digital tool in my classroom, a parent of one of my students recently gave me carte blanche to help her child learn. I almost got up from my desk and danced a jig. Not only did I feel truly appreciated for the work I have done this year to empower my students as self-directed, curious learners, but I also felt a much needed affirmation of trust in my ability to make professional choices in the classroom, even as we might play around, attempt the unknown, fail, and start over. Thank you, thank you, I thought, for the parents who understand what real learning is and who trust me to teach the best way I can."
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The story of English spelling is the story of thousands of people - some well-known, most totally unknown - who left a permanent linguistic fingerprint on our orthography. It's a story whose events cover the best part of 1500 years.
"One of the reasons why I did not dwell a lot on the topic of RSS feeds on " 23 Excellent Tools for Teacher's Professional Development " is because I was planning a separate post for it alone. So what the heck is RSS feed all about and what importance does it have for me as a teacher ?"
"How we learn is changing in response to a changing environment, from fluid digital environments to constant access to information, incredible peer networks to learning simulations, 21st century learning is teeming with possible learning pathways. So it seemed appropriate to take a look at a handful of these new approaches–not so much formal learning approaches such as project-based learning or mobile learning, but rather some of the platforms and tools themselves. The immediate benefit is to take inventory in what’s available now. But picture, we can kind of trace a line through these emerging approaches to get an idea of where learning is headed, and what we might expect in the next 3-5 years as the blistering pace of changes continue–and how the “crowd” will be a part of it all."
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