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Updated: 2017-11-19T00:58:20Z

 



Interested in Computer Science in ELA Classrooms?

2017-11-08T16:18:05.289Z

Hi Friends, I'm recruiting interested educators who want to explore ways to integrate computer science into English class. Learn more at cs4ela.org and let me know on Twitter if interested @tomliamlynch …

Hi Friends, I'm recruiting interested educators who want to explore ways to integrate computer science into English class. Learn more at cs4ela.org and let me know on Twitter if interested @tomliamlynch 

Thanks!

Tom

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TEwT Journal - invitation to read the latest issue.

2017-11-06T18:13:26.562Z

Dear Colleagues,

feel more than welcome to visit our website and find out more about the journal http://www.tewtjournal.org/. You are also invited to read the articles from our latest issue http://www.tewtjournal.org/issues/volume-2017/volume-17-issue-4/ , where you can find papers on the following topics:

1. PROBLEMATIZING VIDEOGAMES: TEACHING STUDENTS TO BE…

Dear Colleagues,

feel more than welcome to visit our website and find out more about the journal http://www.tewtjournal.org/. You are also invited to read the articles from our latest issue http://www.tewtjournal.org/issues/volume-2017/volume-17-issue-4/ , where you can find papers on the following topics:

1. PROBLEMATIZING VIDEOGAMES: TEACHING STUDENTS TO BE CRITICAL

PLAYERS by Mark Love

2. THE APPLICATION OF VIDEO CLIPS WITH SMALL GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL

ACTIVITIES TO IMPROVE YOUNG LEARNERS’ SPEAKING PERFORMANCE by Asnawi Muslem, Faisal Mustafa, Bustami Usman and Aulia Rahman

 3. THE USE OF ELECTRONIC DICTIONARIES FOR PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE

BY UNIVERSITY EFL STUDENTS by Rastislav Metruk

 4. BUILDING UP THAI EFL STUDENTS’ POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD THEIR

NON-NATIVE ENGLISH ACCENTED SPEECH WITH THE USE OF PHONETICS

WEBSITE by Noparat Tananuraksakul

 5. THE USE OF SOCRATIVE IN ESL CLASSROOMS: TOWARDS

ACTIVE LEARNING by Abir El Shaban

6. IMPROVING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT IN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS USING

GRADECAM GO! by Ferit Kılıçkaya

 7. TEACHING IN A DIGITAL AGE - BOOK REVIEW by Herri Mulyono

 

Teaching English with Technology (TEwT) is a free, online, double-blind and peer-reviewed journal that seeks to disseminate cutting-edge work focussed mainly on the use of technology in TESOL (Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages). The journal is interested in theoretical and practical articles that resonate with the international audience. TEwT occasionally publishes special issues in more specialised areas of technology use in language education. All TEwT papers are free to access. TEwT is currently indexed in Scopus, Index Copernicus, Central and Eastern European Online Library, EBSCO, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), BazHum, CEJSH and Cabell’s Publishing Directory. The Journal of Teaching English with Technology is also listed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals and was B-ranked on the 2010 ARC Australian government list of approved academic journals. With regard to academic journals, TEwT has received the highest rank in the B section from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. TEwT has been included in the ERIH-Plus list.

 

We would also like to announce a call for papers and encourage you to publish in our journal.

You are also very welcome to join our prominent Board of Reviewers (on condition of holding at least a PhD degree and submitting a CV).

 

If interested, contact us by sending a message to:

kamila.burz@wp.pl

and CC jarek.krajka@wp.pl and alexander.c@unic.ac.cy

 

We hope to hear from you.

Kindest regards,

Kamila Burzynska, Ph.D.candidate
Assistant to the Editor, Teaching English with Technology
http://tewtjournal.org




CSI Teaching Slice (self-reflection and peer reflection)

2017-10-17T16:33:21.477Z

Please write your FOCUS, and cite from the readings.

Please write your FOCUS, and cite from the readings.




BLOG# 1

2017-10-14T22:57:22.187Z

       “Salvando al soldado Pérez” es una película que refleja los valores familiares, más allá de enaltecer al crimen organizado.Trata de una comedia de aventuras con vida propia, centrada en la búsqueda por rescatar no sólo a su hermano Juan, perdido en medio de la guerra de Irak, sino también para obtener el perdón de su madre por la vida que ha llevado. Algunos de los aspectos…

       “Salvando al soldado Pérez” es una película que refleja los valores familiares, más allá de enaltecer al crimen organizado.Trata de una comedia de aventuras con vida propia, centrada en la búsqueda por rescatar no sólo a su hermano Juan, perdido en medio de la guerra de Irak, sino también para obtener el perdón de su madre por la vida que ha llevado. Algunos de los aspectos más destacados de la película para mí, es que no hay nadie más  importante en la vida de Julián que su madre y su hermano, y por ellos es capaz de atravesar el mundo y pelear, dejando de lado todas sus comodidades e incluso poner su vida en peligro. Este aspecto transmite el mensaje de que la familia tiene que ser nuestro mayor tesoro de motivación y lucha. El segundo aspecto más destacado se refiere a la importancia del trabajo en equipo para la consecución de los objetivos planteados. En este caso, Julián Pérez no hubiera podido lograr solo su travesía y por ello se apoyó en un equipo que reclutó, basándose en sus cualidades especiales. La unión hace la fuerza y las diferencias sólo ayudan a que se aprovechen mejor las oportunidades. Otro aspecto importante, es al final de la película cuando la familia de Julián está reunida y compartiendo como una familia normal, vimos la felicidad que reflejaba la mamá de julián al volver a estar reunida con él. Este aspecto refleja que sin importar quienes somos o en que nos hemos convertidos, nuestra familia siempre es lo más primordial en nuestra vida.  El secreto está en saber exactamente lo que se está buscando y luchar hasta alcanzarlo sin detenerse.




Teaching Middle School Financial Literacy-PLC Wanted

2017-10-03T11:12:05.746Z

Hello, All.

I teach financial literacy to grades six-eight.  Does anyone know of a person or organization that I can contact to join a personal learning community?  I'd like to exchange best practices, news, and the like. I greatly appreciate any help you can give.

Thank you so much and have a great day!

Hello, All.

I teach financial literacy to grades six-eight.  Does anyone know of a person or organization that I can contact to join a personal learning community?  I'd like to exchange best practices, news, and the like. I greatly appreciate any help you can give.

Thank you so much and have a great day!




The Complexities of Generation Z Students

2017-10-01T21:40:30.902Z

  There is probably next to no people there who haven’t heard about Millennials, but as attention seeking as they might have been, they are old news. Sociologists and generational experts are spreading the new name: Generation Z. Generation Z has arrived to the stage, and demands to be heard and seen. This new generation is quite young, yet it feels like already they are setting up their own rules. Teachers and…   There is probably next to no people there who haven’t heard about Millennials, but as attention seeking as they might have been, they are old news. Sociologists and generational experts are spreading the new name: Generation Z. Generation Z has arrived to the stage, and demands to be heard and seen. This new generation is quite young, yet it feels like already they are setting up their own rules. Teachers and educators throughout the world are seeking answers to what kind of students they are and if there are any challenges that these Z students are bringing to the table. It seems like there are certain complexities of teaching such students that need to be addressed. Let us look at the complexities of Generation Z in education, and what can done to enhance their learning. Problem of Writing Tasks and Essays As most of Gen Z, or Centennials, at the moment are students of some kind, their new patterns in behavior are most noticeable in the way they learn and study. The fact that they share their qualities globally, without geographical limitations also makes it easier to address the changes they bring to the class. The biggest such challenge is, perhaps, Generation Z’s difficulty with perusing textbooks as a primary source of learning. Heavy tomes with no quick search for answers are not what they treat as a reference and this produces a controversy when writing papers. It is a given that Centennials will write papers on their computers, as going paperless is not a goal for them, but a norm; yet that is not the biggest problem with essays and other types of such assignments. Born into a world of lightning-fast answers and super-speedy internet, sitting down and writing an essay on their own might not come naturally to them. And while most of Generation Z children are going to be struggling with a proper use of library sources, teachers around the world are looking for ways to make sure that their students are not simply copying the materials from internet. One such tool is Unicheck, a similarity checker and essential software for helping teacher to check essays or any written tasks. It can recognize properly formatted citations and references. This tool serves as a motivation for students to learn to use online libraries and to write papers using their own ideas and words, instead of just going for the fast and easy answers online. Unicheck can integrate seamlessly into a list of LMS, and Google Classroom, and is a choice of most colleges and schools, as it gives an opportunity to go for free primary features and has one of the friendliest user experiences we have encountered. Difficulty of Textbooks and Boredom While on the topic of books, it is crucial to highlight the fact that paper books are not the best materials when teaching students of Generation Z. It would seem like their brains are wired slightly different from previous generations, and thus the best way to learn for them is from the e-book. Yet, considering the fact that Centennials have the shortest attention span of just 8 seconds, and are easily distracted and bored, it seems regular textbooks would not do the trick and hold their attention for long. Centennials, on average, are good multitaskers. They are also very social media oriented, and their constant presence online can be used as a stimulus for their studying. The way to combine both of the strengths is to introduce interactive textbooks in classrooms. Among many companies[...]



Simple Law of Cosines Question

2017-09-26T15:36:30.748Z

Huge suspension bridges are build with the earth's roundness in mind.  The two towers are plumb line straight up and down and yet, because of their colossal size, they are a bit further apart at their tops than they are at their base.  So, how can we calculate what this difference would be?

Here is the input data:

If we know the earth's radius; the location of the base of the towers above sea level; The distance (from the center of each base of the tower) between the bases; and…

Huge suspension bridges are build with the earth's roundness in mind.  The two towers are plumb line straight up and down and yet, because of their colossal size, they are a bit further apart at their tops than they are at their base.  So, how can we calculate what this difference would be?

Here is the input data:

If we know the earth's radius; the location of the base of the towers above sea level; The distance (from the center of each base of the tower) between the bases; and the height of the tower, how would we calculate the distance from the tops of the towers.

I made this video to explain what I am talking about but I want to have the mathematical formula to predict the distance differences between the tops of the towers compared to the base:
h t t p s : / / w w w . y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = 8 N u N g a 3 B p n s

I have seen a similar question answered once using something called "the law of cosines" where, if you know an angle and the length of two vectors, you can calculate the distances between the two vectors?  I hope that helps and gives us a clue.




What are some of the best turnitin Alternatives on the net?

2017-09-26T06:50:16.555Z

 Due to the tight budget (thank you, Mister President) we are looking for a free or low-cost tool to check our students (middle and high) for plagiarized content. Yeah, we need high quality for a smart cost, Turnitin is totally out of our budget. Any suggestions?

 Due to the tight budget (thank you, Mister President) we are looking for a free or low-cost tool to check our students (middle and high) for plagiarized content. Yeah, we need high quality for a smart cost, Turnitin is totally out of our budget. Any suggestions?




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2017-09-25T20:19:18.578Z

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Which type of teacher are you? [infographic]

2017-09-21T09:34:54.716Z

Colleagues!

I found a hilarious infographic about types of teachers! I think everyone can find themselves here.

I suppose I'm a cool type teacher, but maybe my students have other vision :))…

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Colleagues!
I found a hilarious infographic about types of teachers! I think everyone can find themselves here.
I suppose I'm a cool type teacher, but maybe my students have other vision :))

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credit: https://unicheck.com/blog/types-of-teachers/