19/06/2014

Houses of the future Pinterest board

Use this pinterest board on Houses of the future as a prompt for

  • eliciting and building vocabulary
  • talking about living in the future
  • researching technology and the environment
 

 

 

10/06/2014

Houses of the future Interactive Quiz 3

 

Housing Quiz 3

 

Find out what houses will look like in the future through this 34 slide interactive quiz. Based on reading a newspaper article, the quiz highlights the use of the future tense, words to describe probability as well as vocabulary for technology and the environment. There is also a short report on one of the houses that won the biennial Solar Decathlon competition. Activities and quizzes include

1. Before you read activity

2. Quiz after reading – matching, multiple-choice and fill in the blank questions

3. Reading a short report followed by quiz

4. Research and writing activity are suggestions to follow up with a teacher

This resource builds on the Housing Search Online Quiz 2

ABOUT THE QUIZ

This quiz was created using Adobe Captivate. You need the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader and Flash Player to view the interactive quiz. There are two file choices, as an Adobe Acrobat Document or as a Shockwave File Object. General features of the quiz are:

• choices are automatically marked

• overall results are displayed at the end

• 1 point allocated for each correct answer

• 80% or more of total points is a total pass

• answers reviewed at end

The quiz can be displayed on an electronic whiteboard as a class activity or it could be uploaded online for individual use such as in a wiki or blog. It is also possible to print the text and questions.

Get my quiz at teacherspayteachers

 

04/04/2014

Engaging learners online

Great tips on how to engage learners online from Shift’s Disruptive Learning

Go to the link or view this infographic.

11/03/2014

Housing Search Online Interactive Quiz 2

Search for a dream home with this authentic task based approach. 40 interactive slides on learning the language of housing descriptions and how to do an internet search through this interactive Housing Search Online Quiz 2 resource. Learners search for their dream home while building their vocabulary for describing homes, particularly focusing on adjectives and prepositions to do with floor plans. It provides a step-by-step guide to an online property search as well as reading and quiz activities.

1.Before you read activity –categorised as search words and property words.

2.Guide to online property search activity – follow step-by-step instructions.

3.Reading activity – 14 matching, multiple-choice,sequencing and cloze questions.

The different activities in this resource develop a range of reading skills- scanning for information on a website and reading a text for meaning.

ABOUT THE QUIZ

This quiz was created using Adobe Captivate. You need the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader and Flash Player to view the interactive quiz. There are two file choices, as an Adobe Acrobat Document or as a Shockwave File Object. General features of the quiz are:

•choices are automatically marked

•overall results are displayed at the end

•1 point allocated for each correct answer

•80% or more of total points is a total pass

•answers reviewed at end

The quiz can be displayed on an electronic whiteboard as a class activity or it could be uploaded online for individual use such as in a wiki or blog. It is also possible to print the text and questions.

This resource builds on the Housing Vocabulary 1 Quiz.

Get my quiz at teacherspayteachers

 

02/02/2014

Interactive articles for writing prompts

Save this article, Mapping out the clues to a better future with a little help from the past, from SMH app and use it tomorrow in class. Show learners these fantastic images or have them view it on their own device. Images show how Sydney has changed by swiping across and they could be used as prompts for writing about:

  • How Sydney has changed
  • Researching and describing an area
  • Interviewing an older person about their memories of Sydney and writing it up

 

 

31/01/2014

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 28 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

23/10/2013

Learning English through iTunesU and Podcasts

Today's English language learners have more mobile resources at hand to learn English on the go anywhere anytime. Are teachers making the most of these resources?

Check out these resources on iTunesU.

Here are some podcasts from iTunes.

Or podcasts using this new tool: audioBoo which you can share and embed very easily.

 

22/10/2013

Learning skills through iTunes U

I can wach free videos and read instructions on how to do something on the iPad or how to do a task on a desktop computer. Check out some of these courses.

 

15/10/2013

Understanding the brain can help with learning design

This infographic shows the relationship between learning and the brain. Could these facts help with the way we design elearning resources?

Let's consider:

  • Chunking information to promote retention
  • Cues between multiple bits of information
  • Visual information that aids learning
  • Creating meaningful information for online learners

What do you think?

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/10/a-nice-graphic-on-relationship-between.html

 

01/08/2013

How to write eLearning content

This post from timesladeblog I’m referring to here has some great tips on writing styles for elearning resources.

“As eLearning professionals, our narration has to accomplish so many different tasks. Not only does it need to inform the learner of the topic, best practices or procedures; it also needs to engage and motivate the learner. This can be a challenging balancing act for any eLearning designer to accomplish.”

Consider

  • formal vs informal style
  • differences between transition statements and instructional statements
  • procedural text enhanced by visuals
  • how you write scenarios and the use of video scripts

Continue reading at this link writing styles for elearning narration

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 26 other followers