TESOL CALL-IS's List: Online Lessons
Feb 19, 15
"You will find information and examples of each of the Excel Built-In Functions and information on how to combine these functions to produce a wide range of Excel Formulas. There is also a section explaining Excel Array Formulas, which will help you to make full use of some of the most useful Excel functions and formulas. "
Feb 17, 15
R. Stannard's teacher training video on this screen capture tool. MP4 videos can then be sved to YouTube.a
Jan 22, 15
Detailed lesson ideas for using this popular online building game.
Jan 04, 15
"This is a virtual place for folks interested in learning to "operationalize TPACK" (Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge) via curriculum-based learning activity types ('LATs') to get up-to-date information, and (more importantly) participate in the vetting and refining of the activity types in each of the curriculum areas in which activity type development is happening."
College of William & Mary School of Ed has set up a community site where there is a collection of activities with accompanying technologies for a wide range of ages/grade levels. There is also a "teaching strategies" page and links to presentations, assessment tools, and other resources. Hopefully there will be frequent updates and the pages will be a useful resource.
Nov 25, 14
This is a nice way to cheaply add subtitles (or comments!) within G-Drive.
1. Create a text file on your desktop using the format/coding recommended in this instructional video. (You will need to specify the times where each subtitle appears.)
2. Save the file, changing the extension to .SRT
3. Go back to your video in G-Drive and select the >Details tab on the right sidebar. At the bottom of the list is >Caption tracks.
4. Select >New caption track, and select the .SRT file you have created.
5. Select a language and give the caption file a name.
6. Select >Upload and >Done
7. You can edit the text file within G-Drive also.
Now when you open the movie, the subtitles will show.
Instead of doing the subtitles for students, this might be a great project to have students do, as a test to see if they have mastered their own work. You may find some surprising results.
Nov 19, 14
This will be a very helpful tutorial for those who are beginning to use Moodle for their flipped or online classes.
By R. Stannard
Nov 17, 14
"Mathtrain.TV is a free, educational "kids teaching kids" project from Mr. Marcos & his Students at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA."
Thousands of videos created by high school students to teach each other. RSS subscription to keep up with updates. This is so far a 7-year project. It would be a good project display point for students as well as a learning tool.
Nov 17, 14
This Google docs page aligns the apps that can be used to address various aspects of Bloom's Taxonomy. The list is regularly updated by the curates. The "How Do You Use It?" column has lots of ideas for teaching, with an emphasis on creativity and content-based learning. Rich resource. A similar spreadsheet for apps to use with Common Core goals would be very helpful.
T/H to A. Burns
Nov 11, 14
This page holds a list of essential sites for teaching computer science and coding to high school students. Spark interest by having students create their own games and apps while learning math.
Nov 03, 14
"Back in August I shared an infographic featuring search strategies that every student can use. Yesterday, Vicki Davis posted a great companion to that infographic. Vicki shared this Google Search Modifiers Poster (link opens a PDF). Many of the modifiers featured in the poster can also be used by opening the advanced search menu in Google and making search choices. "
Both the sites mentioned here and the links below the short article will be helpful in getting your students to use more productive search terms.
T/H R. Byrne
Oct 31, 14
Another superb teacher-training video from R. Stannard on using Goggle Forms to create questionnaires, surveys, and quizzes.
Oct 28, 14
This video for teachers includes thoughtful questions. Shows how younger learners can handle academic discussions successfully.
Oct 28, 14
This is a nice demonstration of scaffolding, note-taking, and discussion for young adult / adult learners. Video by Teaching Channel includes thoughtful questions for teachers.
Oct 28, 14
Common Core and using questions and scaffolding support for an academic discussion. The Teaching Channel demonstrations also including supporting questions for teachers. Students run their own discussion.
Oct 07, 14
"Create higher order questions in order to analyze and discuss a text," a 6-min video with a real 6th grade teacher.
Sep 23, 14
A great Add-on for Google Spreadsheets. Find the Save As Doc Add-on and it will be attached to all your spreadsheets in Google Drive. Select rows or columns to have the text saved to your Google docs account.
Sep 22, 14
R. Stannard shows how to create flashcards in any language for this site.
Sep 21, 14
www.Videonot.es requires a Google account, or use Evernote, and allows you to create notes as you watch a video online. Students can review notes, and they have become clickable, leading them back to the point in the video where they made the note originally.
Works with videos from coursera, udcity, edX, Kahn Academy, and Vimeo, as well as YouTube.
T/H to Russel Standard for informing us of this and creating a how-to video.
Jul 02, 14
"iCivics is an excellent source of educational games that offer lessons in civics. Since its launch a few years ago, iCivics has steadily grown to the point that it now contains nineteen educational games for students. All of the games require students to take on a decision making role. To succeed in the games students have to apply their understanding of the rules and functions local, state, or Federal government. Some games require an understanding of the U.S. court system and or the Constitution."
Sounds like a great site for advanced adult learners getting ready for citizenship, or for high school students studying civics. I can also see this being used in an American culture class overseas.
t/h R. Byrne
Jun 09, 14
A recent lesson from Mike Marzio. These are invaluable and carefully details to make the best use of the videos. Select a grammatical form or vocabulary set to review. Mostly for adult learners.