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May 20, 15

Upcoming events at Learning2gether usually take place on Sundays. Times and content, and an archive of recordings from past presentations are available.
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May 20, 15

This tool, imElfin, is recommended (by its owners) for safe download of YouTube videos:
"Sites similar to KEEPVID are SAVEVID, ClipNabber and Deturl.Com. Just like KEEPVID, these sites require Java plug-in installation, fill with ads, and appear less secure. The best KEEPVID alternative I would recommend to you is an independent tool, imElfin YouTube downloader. While online YouTube downloader sites relate a lot with browsers, this program is separate from browsers, does not require a Java applet, and will not risk your computer at all. "
http://www.imelfin.com/is-keepvid-safe-4-things-you-should-know-about-keepvid.html#.VVyYZKbfgUy
It is free for 30 days, but is relatively inexpensive ($30 US).

May 16, 15

This is a very useful collection of articles on the how and why of flipping the classroom. Well worth the exploration.

May 16, 15

Amazing and detailed explanation of how to incorporate Google Calendar for assignments -- and include parent participation. This really works, especially when combined with Google Docs to hold notes and assignments.

May 16, 15

This is an incredibly good tool to shape your video instruction. EmbedPlus lets you annotate any YouTube video with your own comments and then embed it on your own webpage or wiki (also supports WordPress). You could take your own video, upload it to YouTube and insert directions for note-taking, suggestions for other activities, and so on. With the Pro version (currentl $14.99/lifetime!) you can add external links to your annotations, and the interface will inform you if a video you are using has been taken down or moved. A Slow button lets you watch the action in slow-motion. Again, the Pro service lets you crop and splice interesting parts of the video. I hope this tool stay around for a while and remains free.

May 16, 15

Discusses several good tools for videoconferencing including Oovoo, Facetime and Android equivalents, Hangout, and Skype. Also links to articles about how to get the most out of your video chats and conferences.
t/h to Nik Peachey

May 13, 15

R. Stannard shows us how to use any video online, and Ted Ed in particular to create and share lessons based on video content. Shows us how to find pre-created lessons on content we want to use, creating lesson questions and discussion, and sharing. Videos are great for listening speaking and forcontent-based language learning, especially as YouTube has a built-in closed captioning system.

May 13, 15

This site for educators shows how to used video, for example, in flipped classes. Video can be combined with voice-overs, screencasts, and dialogues to leverage learning.

May 13, 15

This is an advanced set of lessons by R. Stannard on how to manipulate the Prezi interface; begins with how to change your pathways, and how to create your own design starting with the blank screen template.

May 13, 15

An intro to explaining Prezi, its features and tools, how it works, and how it differs from PowerPoint. Stannard suggests that Prezi is a good brainstorm tool that will let us collect thoughts, images, and video, and then join them in a path that organizes them.

May 13, 15

R. Stannard shows how to use Quizlet and find ready-made sets in the interface. Quizlet also works inside Edmodo and can be used for tests and assessments. He also recommends that you teach students how to use Quizlet themselves, so as to review concepts and vocabulary for themselves.

May 02, 15

While Cuisenaire rods are used often for maths, they are also used by teachers of the Silent Way (Gategno). Vance Stevens mentioned on the Webheads list that the rods go for around $70 US, but are available in virtual format at this site.
Earl Stevick wrote a classic article on using the rods for the Silent Way, describing how his students created a city of "Islamabad," talking all the while about the city and the things in it. (In Silent Way, students are silent until they are ready to speak, thus replicating some of the natural processes of language acquisition.
Enjoy!

Apr 21, 15

This is Maria Bossa's talk on using Gategno's Silent Way to teach her students. A lively and interesting approach, which has many uses in the classroom.

Apr 16, 15

The teacher poses an open-ended question based on actual historical documents that demonstrate opposing or differing views. Philosophical Chairs has students discuss the opposing texts. Each student expresses and opinion and then others "take sides" by physically moving to join the group where the idea they favor has been expressed. At least three students must express an opinion in the group before movement is allowed. The teacher puts notes on each opinion on the board as students speak. Combines reading with listening and speaking; preparation for a writing assignment

Apr 16, 15

An excellent 7:32 min. video of the teacher and students using the lesson plan, this lesson from the Teaching Channel walks you through preparation for a writing assignment. It was developed through an EQuIP Peer Review Panel to ensure alignment with the Common Core standards, and was created by teachers and administrators working with the Massachusetts Dept of Elementary and Secondary Ed Model Curriculum Project. It uses a "Smart Chart" to deepen student understanding of rhetorical devices and has students collaborate in a ranking activity.
Has links to a place where you can submit your own lessons for a free EQuIP panel review, and links to other related lesson plans.

Apr 14, 15

" This video takes you through Googel Docs and Google Drive and shows you how you can use them with your students too. It also shows you some of the tricky things to remember and also how Google Docs and Google Drive link together."
Google has changed a bit, but this video by R. Stannard should be very helpful. Shows how to convert docs from other formats and how to use the desktop G-Drive.

Apr 14, 15

Another superb teacher-training video from R. Stannard on using Google Forms to create questionnaires, surveys, and quizzes.
However, you made find some changes have been made to Google.

Apr 14, 15

Free book (pdf) from the British Council, written by Gary Motteram. Probably published early 2012.
Has sections on primary education, secondary, and general adult language education, ESP and Business English, EAP, and assessment. Nice examples from real classrooms.

Apr 14, 15

R. Stannard shows how to use this marvelous tool. You can create notes and link them to specific portions of a video on YouTube. If you have a personal account at YouTube, your students will have privacy in watching the video and using the notes for a flipped class, for example. Connect your account with your Google Drive account so everything is accessible from one place and easily revised.

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