An A - Z of ELT
Author: Scott Thornbury
Using specific examples, Tufte explains how PowerPoint's templates "usually weaken verbal and spatial reasoning and almost always corrupt statistical analysis," and describes concrete ways to improve content of presentations.
This concise guidebook is intended for faculty who are interested in engaging their students and developing deep and lasting learning, but do not have the time to immerse themselves in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Acknowledging the growing body of peer-reviewed literature on practices that can dramatically impact teaching, this intentionally brief book: * Summarizes recent research on six of the most compelling principles in learning and teaching * Describes their application to the college classroom * Presents teaching strategies that are based on pragmatic practices * Provides annotated bibliographies and important citations for faculty who want to explore these topics further This guidebook begins with an overview of how we learn, covering such topics such as the distinction between expert and novice learners, memory, prior learning, and metacognition. The body of the book is divided into three main sections each of which includes teaching principles, applications, and related strategies – most of which can be implemented without extensive preparation. The applications sections present examples of practice across a diverse range of disciplines including the sciences, humanities, arts, and pre-professional programs. This book provides a foundation for the reader explore these approaches and methods in his or her teaching.
According to Pew Research, nearly a quarter of teens already own a tablet computer, with younger children not far behind. With the use of these handheld devices continuing to grow by leaps and bounds each year, tablets are coming to your school district soon if they haven't already. This succinct e-book speaks directly to librarians and educators working with young people, pointing the way towards intelligent, constructive use of tablets to attain educational goals. Offering specific guidance for the K-12 setting, the authors Present case studies from a range of libraries, showing you how to create attention-grabbing programs for early learners, integrate tablets into classroom instruction, and serve special needs students Include eight adaptable, active-learning lessons that will help you get started quickly, ranging from using tablets to interact with the Caldecott awards to a QR codes scavenger hunt Detail the evaluation criteria used by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee, along with the list of selected apps If you’re a school librarian, a classroom teacher, or someone interested in how hand-held technologies can be used in education, this resource will both inspire and inform your use of tablet computers.
You grew up thinking that a man from Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the plays and sonnets? So did Barbara Hobens until she looked into his life and it just didn't mesh. Barbara denounces him as the true author and gives convincing evidence that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford is the Bard. www.facebook.com/IamAnOxfordian
The ELL Teacher's Toolbox
Author: Larry Ferlazzo, Katie Hull Sypnieski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Practical strategies to support your English language learners The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox is a practical, valuable resource to be used by teachers of English Language Learners, in teacher education credential programs, and by staff development professionals and coaches. It provides hundreds of innovative and research-based instructional strategies you can use to support all levels of English Language Learners. Written by proven authors in the field, the book is divided into two main sections: Reading/Writing and Speaking/Listening. Each of those sections includes “Top Ten” favorites and between 40 and 70 strategies that can be used as part of multiple lessons and across content areas. Contains 60% new strategies Features ready-to-use lesson plans Includes reproducible handouts Offers technology integration ideas The percentage of public school students in the U.S. who are English language learners grows each year—and with this book, you’ll get a ton of fresh, innovative strategies to add to your teaching arsenal.
By embracing a rapidly changing digital world, the so-called millennial adolescent is proving quite adept at breaking down age-old distinctions among disciplines, between high- and low-brow media culture, and within print and digitized text types. "Adolescents and Literacies in a Digital World" explores the significance of digital technologies and media in youth's negotiated approaches to making meaning within a broad array of self-defined literacy practices. Organized around a series of case studies, this book blends theories of an attention economy, generational differences, communication technologies, and neoliberal enactive texts with actual accounts of adolescents' use of instant messaging, shape-shifting portfolios, critical inquiry, and media production.
This volume seeks to enable language and education practitioners and researchers to get a sense of the range of issues being pursued in language and education research and the array of methods employed to do so. It focuses on language and education in relation to society, variation, culture, and interaction. Its unity of purpose and outlook with regard to the central role of language as both vehicle and mediator of educational processes and to the need for continued and deepening research into the limits and possibilities that implies is most impressive.
Ways of Training
Author: Tessa Woodward
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Concerned mainly with language teacher training, the book does not deal with the content of teacher training courses directly, but focuses rather on ways of sharing information, ideas, opinions and awareness in teacher training.
Made to Stick
Author: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
Publisher: Random House
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The instant classic about why some ideas thrive, why others die, and how to improve your idea’s chances—essential reading in the “fake news” era. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Chip Heath and Dan Heath's Switch. Mark Twain once observed, “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.” His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus news stories circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas—entrepreneurs, teachers, politicians, and journalists—struggle to make them “stick.” In Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier, such as applying the human scale principle, using the Velcro Theory of Memory, and creating curiosity gaps. Along the way, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds—from the infamous “kidney theft ring” hoax to a coach’s lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sony—draw their power from the same six traits. Made to Stick will transform the way you communicate. It’s a fast-paced tour of success stories (and failures): the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who make use of the Mother Teresa Effect; the elementary-school teacher whose simulation actually prevented racial prejudice. Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny, Made to Stick shows us the vital principles of winning ideas—and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick.
English A Literature
Author: Hannah Tyson, Mark Beverley
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Thorough and engaging, this new book has been specifically developed for the 2011 English A: Literature syllabus at both SL and HL. With activities, student model answers and examiner commentaries, it offers a wealth of material to support students in every aspect of the new course.
2017 saw the 25th conference for the European Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL). Every year, EUROCALL serves as a rich venue to share research, practice, new ideas, and to make new international friends – and this year was no different. It is an innovative and inspiring conference in which researchers and practitioners share their novel and insightful work on the use of technology in language learning and teaching. This volume of short papers captures the pioneering spirit of the conference and you will find here both inspiration and ideas for theory and practice.
Author: Garr Reynolds
Publisher: Pearson Education
FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications expert Garr Reynolds, creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the Net — presentationzen.com — shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. Combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this book will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentations.
The highly acclaimed 'Practice of English Language Teaching' is the essential guide for teachers of English in a wide range of contexts. The fifth edition has been revised to reflect new developments in language teaching. It explains current pedagogy to teachers who want to access the most relevant ELT practices and incorporate them into their lessons.
Author: Ron Brooks, Margaret Wild
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dog and Magpie are friends, but when Fox comes into the bush, everything changes. This breathtaking story has won acclaim around the world: CBCA Picture Book of the Year; two Premiers' literary awards; honours in Germany, Brazil, Japan; a shortlisting for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in the UK, and more. 'A publishing landmark.' Magpies 'Magnificent.' Reading Time 'a stunning book' Australian Bookseller and Publisher 'The images from this unsettling, provocative story will resonate long after the book has been closed.' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) 'A strongly atmospheric psycho-fable--visually striking--an open-ended discussion starter.' Kirkus Reviews 'Fox is an archetypal drama about friendship, loyalty, risk and betrayal - a story that is as rich for adults as for older children.' Los Angeles Times