Lydia Chiang

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Does A Foreign Accent Mess Up Our Memory Of What's Said?

Sometimes I look at my husband and think, "I really don't remember what you just said." Is that because of his charming European accent, or because hey, we're married?<p>Don't leap to blame the accent, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis say. They are trying to figure out how the brain …

Language Learning

The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology

For my purposes, qualitative formative assessment is the ongoing awareness, understanding, and support of learning that is difficult or impossible to …

30 Brilliant New Words to Add to Your Vocabulary

It’s weird to think that in our evolution as humans; speech has become so complex, yet we are always creating new words. In the first quarter of 2015 …

Language

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

<b>8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>Questions can be extraordinary learning tools.A good question can open minds, shift …

Pedagogy

Finally, A Comic That Explains How To Use "Whom" In A Sentence Correctly!

English grammar can be extremely tricky to grasp and use correctly, especially if English isn’t your first language. Having exclusively spoken …

Digital storytelling tools for teachers

Web Tools<p>What Students and Teachers Can Do with Them<p>Price<p>Grade Level<p>Link:<p>http://goo.gl/9fUQN<p>Students:<p>Create animated movies using a very simple movie …

Handmade crochet Blue Sweater- Cardigan with buttons/ Crochet Jacket/ Fall Winter Cardigan/ handcrafted/ Long Sleeves/ Ready to ship Today

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Terrific Mini Guide to Help Students Think Critically

December 26, 2014<br>Questioning is the key to critical thinking and through questions students get to explore the deep layers of meanings that would …

The best education articles on the net!

Sports betting has a unique appeal to it. This appeal is based on the fact that you are not betting in a setting where the house as an edge and …

Disability

Four Fun Videos That Explore the English Language

TED-Ed offers dozens of fascinating videos about all kinds of subjects that draw students in. (To learn more about how to use videos in the …

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language

Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help …

Improve your English on FB: www.fb.com/EnglishIF

Improve your English on FB: www.fb.com/EnglishIF

45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word 'Very'

<b>Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’</b><p>Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be …

Mark Twain

20 Ways of Using the iPad for ESOL

This presentation was created for an iPad for ESOL workshop for teachers.<p>Have a look at the extremely easy to read slides and learn 20 different ways of using the iPad to teach ESOL/ESL/EFL.<p>The teachers who attended the workshop got to play and use the Apps during the session and as well in their …

ESL

TechSmith Snagit - A Chrome-based Screen Capture Tool

TechSmith Snagit is a new screen capture tool from the producers of the popular screencasting tools Jing and Camtasia. TechSmith Snagit is a Chrome …

Ten Websites for Science Teachers

1) Understanding Science<p>UC Berkeley's Understanding Science website is a "must use" for all science teachers. It is a great resource for learning …

Education Technology

Free Apps to Support Vocabulary Acquisition by ELLs

Kids' Vocab by MindSnacks<p>This is one of my favorite literacy apps for all students, and it is a great tool for ELLs. Kids' Vocab by MindSnacks …

Apps

Scaffolded instruction provides a supportive learning…

<b>Scaffolded instruction provides a supportive learning environment for ALL students.</b><p>Scaffolding provides temporary support structures that teachers put in place to assist struggling students in accomplishing new tasks and concepts. Teachers gradually reduce supports, shifting from direct instruction, to guided practice, until independent mastery occurs.<p><i>I especially love using scaffolding in my inclusion Algebra 1 classes, primarily composed of special education, ESOL, and FARMS students (Free</i> …

ESL Essay Writing Rubric

Scoring essays written by English learners can at times be difficult due to the challenging task of writing larger structures in English. ESL / EFL …

Bilingualism in Young Children: Separating Fact from Fiction

By Lauren Lowry<br>Hanen Certified Speech-Language Pathologist<p><b>Note: “bilingual” refers to someone who speaks two languages; “monolingual” refers to</b> …

A to X Writing Advice, Courtesy of Copy Chief Benjamin Dreyer

Benjamin Dreyer is the VP Executive Managing Editor & Copy Chief of Random House Publishing Group. Below is his list of the common stumbling blocks …

Penguin Random House

Creative Writing Activities for Young Learners

This post looks at creative writing activities for young learners.<p>Story Building<p><b>Method</b><p><b>1.</b> Write the following on the board.<p><i>1 country</i><p><i>2 famous people</i><p><i>3</i> …

Coraline in Morocco One Skein Cowl Crochet Pattern • Simply Collectible

It’s quite possible this is my new favorite cowl pattern. Not to mention, this yarn is quite soft and the color just screamed sheer joy at me. My Red …

Unnamed Monster Pattern With Video

And the Unnamed Monster is here, finally!<br>Now available in German courtesy of Melanie Wonka.<br>Now also available in French courtesy of A'Hooka<br>scroll …

Miss Ganchillo y Crochet