"Below is a graphic I come across while wading through my feeds today. The visual emphasizes the importance of read-alouds in early literacy learning. It also features a set of interesting facts on how reading aloud helps in kids' literacy development. Reading aloud to kids is not only beneficial to young learners linguistic abilities but is also connected to their social and cognitive development. And the most important of them all is that only 15 minutes of read-aloud is enough to make a difference"
I must admit that browsing through the shelves of the local public library is how a portion of everyday reading is found, for myself and for the children. We skim a section, and take home books of interest.
Have you ever tried Google search by image functionality ?This is a service that allows users to identify potential sources of images on the web. This is a good way for students to pool resources and...
"I have sat through many 50 minute lectures in my life. Notice how I wrote that sentence "sat through"... was I always engaged? Probably not. Is it realistic to be engaged for a full 50 minute block? Probably not. So how does one go about maximizing engagement in a distance course with video. Well, is the best strategy to record a 50 minute lecture video? Probably not."
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.
1- Two pencils = chopsticks. 2- Hairdo holder (Hold hair back in a twist). 3- Crevices cleaner (the eraser and the tip). 4- Door stop. (Door Jam). 5- Keeps two painted surfaces from touching while they dry. 6- Pencils float. 7- Write under water on white plastics. 8- Two pencils = pontoons for a small watercraft (use imagination when it is about creating a amphibian small aeroplanes. 9- Weapon of self defense. 10- Dig mud out of tennis shoe treads. (Scrape mud, dirt, dried grass from shoe bottoms). 11- Dig holes for planting seeds. 12- Pencils can be used as the frame for a small teepee. 13- Pencils can be used to hold toes apart while polish dries splint. 14- Measurement tool. 15- Torch. Check it out: 16- Garden stakes. 17- Tool to pick up things you don't want to touch. 18- Ice remover. 19- Cutting dibber. 20- Fire starter. 21-Tracheotomy maker (ONLY to be applied in emergencies by qualified and certified experts). 22- Measuring device. 23- Push stuff down the kitchen sink if it gets caught in the drain 24- Arrow. 25- Straight-edge. 26- Miniature sundial. 27- Anchor on which to start a small vine plant. 28- Kindling. 29- Punch a hole in plastic wrap around various things, such as ink cartridges, computer accessories. (Opening plastic packets) 30- Making holes. 31- Plug up a hole. 32- Use as a dowel. 33- Use the graphite to lubricate door/drawer edges. (To see where a wood door is sticking, scribble along the latch edge, then close and open the door. Plane areas smudged with lead.) 34- Stir drinks. 35- Drumming with to draw smiles on sad faces when civilization has been blown by extraterrestrial threat. 36- Scratching. 37- Finger exercise. 38- Pendulum. 39- Bookmarker. 40- To play pick up sticks with (will need a whole bunch!). 41- To push buttons with. 42- To prop something up with. 43- Pinpoint graphite lubrication. 44- Eraser end for removing corrosion from flashlight terminals. 45- Balancing exercise to keep vigilant. 46- Charcoal sketches. 47- Metal fabrication layout. 48- Lever to pry out fuses from fuse blocks, safely. 49- Great conductor's baton. (sharpen both ends, use it as a part of a circuit.). 50- Skewer. 51- To reach something in tight spaces. 51- Foot scratcher so you don't have to take off your shoe. 52- Pointer. 53- Time passer/anxiety reducer (i.e., finger spinning, airplane noises, bouncing on the eraser). (stress busting). 54- Good to rub on the ends of a rechargeable battery before recharging. (the eraser that is). 55- Rub on a key before inserting the key into a frozen door lock. (The graphite is lubricating). 56- Unsharpened, makes great chopsticks. 57- Great for lubricating small joints. 58- Pressing tiny little reset buttons. 59- To clean sticky stuff cluttered wit nails. 60- Rub out grime. Most pencil erasers have pumice in them. Use the mild abrasive to shine a brass doorknob, remove scuff marks from a tile floor, or scour off sticker residue on a window. 61- Fix a hole in a dike. 62- Glove finger poker-outer. 63- Puppet in the days of now smile. 64- Adjusting the tiny DIP switches found on some computer equipment, especially older printers and motherboards.