EdTech Resources for LA Teachers: Part 1 – Reading and Writing

EdTech Resources for LA Teachers: Part 1 – Reading and Writing

To be an outstanding teacher of the Language Arts is not easy as you may think. You need to prepare well for your classes, elaborate new exciting materials, memory cards, and select video and audio materials. You need to keep up with technology and try to find relevant edtech resources for LA teachers. Moreover, an LA teacher should always keep in mind and create the activities at the lesson that include four main competences: writing, reading, listening and speaking. That…

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Cultivate a Love of Reading With Inspirational Halloween Books

Cultivate a Love of Reading With Inspirational Halloween Books

Halloween is a special holiday for kids. They anticipate it not only because of the costumes and saying “trick-or-treat” to their neighbors. This mystical holiday nurtures a feeling of being invincible to all the horrifying things in life and kids learn to be strong and face fear. Here are some books that will broaden your students’ knowledge about mystical word, create an atmosphere of Halloween and cultivate their love of reading. “Frankie Stein” by Lola M.Schaefer. Interest Level Grades: K…

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5 Reasons to Use Computer–Assisted Language Learning

5 Reasons to Use Computer–Assisted Language Learning

Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL) is the search for and study of applications of the computer in learning and teaching language. It helps students learn language, master their reading, writing and speaking skills. As computers are an integral part in the students’ lives, it is engaging for them to learn something that is in a free access. So, CALL is a package of various means like word processing, games, presentations, and world-wide web itself to help and learn the language. Here…

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How the Minerva Project Is Changing the Traditional Education

How the Minerva Project Is Changing the Traditional Education

  So what is the Minerva project? This is an organization which provides support for the four-year undergraduate program called the Minerva Schools at KGI. “The organization provides a reinvented university experience for bright and motivated students”, said Mr. Ben Nelson who was the founder of the Minerva project. When speaking about the best universities in the world, there are not so many of them which were created less than 100 years ago. But the Minerva project may become a…

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33 Words in English Language That are Non-English

33 Words in English Language That are Non-English

Every country has its own history so does the language. In the ancient times there were many tribes that conquered territories. During the 5th century AD the Angles, the Saxons, the Jutes, as well as Germanic tribes invaded Britain. Most of them came from Germany, Denmark. Those were the times of the Old English. During The Middle English period, William the Conqueror, who was originally from the modern part of France, conquered Britain. By that, French was brought there and…

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5 Amazing Resources with Writing Prompts to Jump-Start Your Students’ Creativity

5 Amazing Resources with Writing Prompts to Jump-Start Your Students’ Creativity

Writing prompts give a nudge to students to write on a certain topic when they feel lack of ideas and inspiration. They can be used as teaching tools elaborated to elicit from learners their thoughts. Ensure your students have a critical approach towards a writing prompt to be able to understand it well and interpret it correctly. Also, you may use writing prompts to prepare students for standardized tests. With a variety of resources available, you may choose the ones…

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7 Tips on Using Social Media in Your Classroom

7 Tips on Using Social Media in Your Classroom

For a long time, students were limited to handouts, overhead projectors, and blackboards. And teachers were limited in how they were able to engage their students – at least, compared to what is possible today. I was brought up in those earlier times. That was how I learned, and that was how I studied. Now, times have changed. Students are able to learn in a more engaging environment, and it can be done through social media. According to statistics, 92%…

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The New ISTE Standards for Students and What Has Changed

The New ISTE Standards for Students and What Has Changed

On June 27, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) published a refreshed set of standards for the use of educational technology for students. It’s meant to serve as a guide for both learners and educators on the use of technology for educational purposes, and it serves as a blueprint for the future of learning. The last iteration was published in 2007, but a great deal has changed since then. Mobile technology has made significant advances in the last several…

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How Teachers and Students Could Boost Their Creative Thinking

How Teachers and Students Could Boost Their Creative Thinking

I find that creating a fabulous piece of writing means really putting your creative thinking skills to work. You want readers to become immersed in a world you have created for them. This means it’s really important to learn how to be a creative thinker so that what you contribute either at school or in your personal life has been well thought out and is attractive and interesting to listeners. You need some inspiration too! I recently found a great…

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