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Julia Boulton

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Code and programming may not be the most important topics on the planet but it is an area of study that sufferers two major problems. one: an industry with millions of unfilled job positions and tw...

Apr 20, 15

Students perform better if they share an iPad with another student, according to a new study.

Apr 04, 15

There are six principles of sticky ideas according to Dan and Chip Heath, authors of Made to Stick. Sticky ideas are ones that we can plainly understand, clearly remember, and easily retell. When teachers and students make educational podcasts, whether audio or video, we want them to be sticky. I created the infographic below that that applies the principles outlined in Made To Stick to podcasting for teaching and learning. You can click the image for a PDF version of the infographic, which will have clearer text.

If you'd like to print this file, here's a two-page version that will be easier to read.

Apr 03, 15

Reading?

We need a broadened conception of reading to capture the many different types of reading that occur when considering information in different formats across different media. Students must now be able to "read a face" as well as a page, must be able to read a photograph or a chart or a situation. Reading as understanding applies to many aspects of life.

Apr 03, 15

What this Resource Includes: News Articles, Quizzes, Vocabulary Word Bank, International Dictionary
Subjects: English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish 
Grade Level: 3-12+
Audience: Learners
Platform: Web-based, iPhone & iPad, Android
Price: Free
What it does well: Lingua.ly is an app that uses the learner’s interests to tech then a new language. The learning materials are actual articles plucked from the internet. Users can read an article and touch words to receive their English translation. These words can also be added to a vocabulary bank to practice learning in the future. There are many articles to choose from and users can select the topic of their choice (business, education, etc.). The articles are a short reading perfect for learning on the go. Also included are vocabulary quizzes for additional language learning. 
Bonus Points: Personal Learning, Interest-driven Learning, Adaptive Learning, Mobile Learning
Link: http://lingua.ly/m/

Apr 02, 15

Innovate My School motivates teachers to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead proactively and, most importantly, stay informed.

Mar 30, 15

How to Build a Portable Green Screen. For film makers, the green screen is a key component in being able to install special effects for a movie. For those of...

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