Sophia Gelin

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A Must Have Punctuation Guide for Every Student

February, 2015<br>When people speak face to face, they use several verbal and non verbal cues to convey meanings (e.g. grimaces, frowning, smiling, …

Linguistics

Selecting and Implementing Vocabulary Tools for Mainstream Classes

<b>Teachers in mainstream education in English-speaking countries increasingly have to plan lessons to help integrate students whose first language</b> …

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

<b>The Question Game</b><p>by <b>Sophie Wrobel</b>, <i>geist.avesophos.de</i><p>The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking<p><i>Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart</i> …

Critical Thinking

8 Faces, Type Worship: Top Posts

New and updated:<p>Since launching in 2011, we’ve interviewed designers, written essays, presented research and hand-picked hundreds of inspiring type and lettering projects to feature on Type Worship. Here, we’ve collected a sample of the most popular entries—and a few of our favourites.<p>Typographers’ Typefaces<p>The 25 most admired typefaces by typographers, type designers and letterers. Wouldn’t it be great to have a short list of typefaces, hand-picked by designers in the type industry? Each issue …

10 children's app trends for 2015

How your kids might be playing, learning and creating on devices this year, as well as how those apps may get them out in the real world<p>Many children are growing up with apps and digital media as part of their lives, alongside reading, physical play, television and other forms of entertainment and …

These Are The 16 Attributes of The Modern Educator

December 30, 2014<br>As teachers and educators, we are constantly required to review, evaluate and renew our teaching strategies to align them with the …

A Comprehensive List of Educational iPad Apps for Autistic Learners

December, 2014<br>Here is a very good resource of apps specifically curated for autistic learners. This is a spreadsheet created by a parent, an autistic …

Flowboard Changes Its Name To FlowVella

Flowboard, maker of the interactive presentation and storytelling software, has changed its company name to FlowVella, effective immediately. The product name will likewise change, but not its form or function. Alongside the new name and upgrade, the company is updating its mobile offerings and …

Watch Sir Ian McKellen Teach Cookie Monster About Self-Control

Back in October, we were lucky enough to see Ice Cube perform magic tricks on <i>Sesame Street</i>. Now, we get to see another, older, more British celeb …

Here's why writing things out by hand makes you smarter

Handwriting is slow.<p>Weirdly, that's precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning.<p>Take it from research psychologists Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles, who did a fascinating study investigating just how terrible …

Note-Taking

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Secret to Teaching Great Writing: Use the News!

As a professional writer and a writing specialist, I know that not everyone is as hepped up about words as I am. (What, you mean you don’t want to …

Potato Cakes with Feta, Chives, easy side dish, healthy gourmet cooking.

Potato and Feta Cakes<p>Total time: 40 minutes <br>I like Potato Cakes well enough that I don't always wait for leftover mashed potatoes to make them. The …

Food

Set Inside an Empty Minnesota Chapel, Video of a Cappella Group’s ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’ Goes Mega Viral. Watch and Find Out Why.

Country a cappella group Home Free gathered in the empty chapel of the School Sisters of Notre Dame’s Our Lady of Good Counsel campus to visually capture the feeling their rendition of “Angels We Have Heard on High” so consistently evokes.<p>The house of worship in Mankato, Minnesota, was a wise …

The Myth of Multitasking And What It Means For Learning

Multitasking is pretty much seen as a necessity in the modern world. The ability to do several things at once – even if it’s something as apparently simple as emailing and talking at the same time – is taken for granted.<p>But the belief that engaging in several tasks at once means we are more …

An Important YouTube Tip for Teachers and Educators

November 28, 2014<br>Here is a nifty little trick that is often overlooked by many teachers. I got an email the other day from a teacher asking about …

Study shows that people who speak two languages have more efficient brains

By Tanya Lewis<p>People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests.<p>Scientists have long assumed that the “bilingualism advantage” — the enhanced ability to filter out important information from unimportant material — …

A Good Google Drive Tool to Enhance Students' Reading and Writing Skills

November 18, 2014 <i><br>Read and Write for Google</i> is a powerful tool that integrates with both the web and Google Drive to offer reading and writing help. …

Students call for free education in national demonstration

Thousands of students from more than 40 universities are expected to take part in a national demonstration in London today; calling for an end to student debt<p>Thousands of students from universities across Britain will take to London's streets today in a national demonstration.<p>Students from more …

​The Brain Molds to Language Early and Permanently

Researchers found the brains of Chinese children adopted by French parents maintain “neural representations of their birth language” long after the kids have forgetten even hearing Mandarin.<p>You have to give Mark Zuckerberg some credit for learning as much Mandarin as he has, even if it isn't …

How Does This Mind-Bending Illusion Work?

No, there are no magnets in there. The ball is rolling just the way you see it.<p>This illusion is the work of mathematics professor, Kokichi Sugihara, …

First Grade Activities & Games . First Grader Language Development Milestones . Education | PBS Parents

These activities from PBS KIDS help first graders learn new words and practice letter-sound relationships, reading easy text, and writing for …

Kids

Austrian Saudi school ‘teaching anti-Semitic values’

The Saudi School – a private institution for Middle Eastern immigrants in Vienna – is being investigated for allegedly teaching anti-Semitism and …

Myanmar students protest against education law for third day

YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of Myanmar university students marched through Yangon for a third day in a row on Sunday, in a rare and illegal protest against a new education law they say will curb academic freedom.<p>Protesters carried bright red flags emblazoned with a golden fighting peacock, a …

How Smart Learners Stay Smart: 16 Ways To Stay On The Cutting Edge

Everybody wants to be smarter. Unfortunately, not all of us will get there. There is a distinct line between smart learners and those who just learn. The former become “students of the game;” they learn <i>how</i> to learn and in doing so broaden their own perspectives through self-discovery. The latter …

Powerful Chromebook Apps for Teachers

Create quizzes, polls, and forms using this app's visual drag-and-drop editor.<p>Work on the same diagrams and mind maps with colleagues in real-time …

Study paints bleak picture of basic literacy levels

Sipho Masondo, City Press<p>Johannesburg - By the time many South African pupils reach Grade 4, they are functionally illiterate - mainly because they …