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March 2014 Blog Posts (6)

12 Points My 2-Year-Old Reminded Me of So I Can Manage My EFL Classes More Effectively

As an EFL teacher and trainer, some of my roles are to guide, teach, re-teach, remind, and share what I think is helpful to my students/trainees in their learning and development process. I am also aware of the significance of life-long learning so that I can continue in my career as an effective and up-to-date teacher/trainer. However, since my daughter turned two, I have also realized how important it is also to refresh what I think I already know and no longer spend much time pondering what… Continue

Added by Sezgi Yalin on March 29, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Designing an Intelligible Curriculum Growth Program for Toddlers

Curriculum plans are child-initiated programs that primarily aim at developing a well rounded environment that can support child learning. Designing a toddler development program gives children a chance to participate in selecting the content they want to learn.

Properly understanding the children being cared for is an integral step necessary for developing a rewarding curriculum plan. Do your part by keeping a record of your…

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Added by Oscar Marin on March 27, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

5 Ways Preschoolers Benefit From Music

Music is all around us - from the radio to movies to simply riding in an elevator. And it's not just adults that recognize and benefit from music, but children too!

Music helps kids develop socially, physically and mentally - allowing the brain to form connections needed for almost every kind of intelligence. Musical benefits include:

  • Boosts Brain Power - Music stimulates the parts of the brain related to reading, math and emotional development.
  • Improves…
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Added by Michele Baker on March 25, 2014 at 11:28am — 4 Comments

Screencasting vs YouTube & teacher talk?

Dazzled & excited by the array of shiny new apps & gadgets anyone into ed tech is using, I had a look at screencasting and immediately faced a few questions:

1. How do I keep my voiceover focused & coherent?

2. Aren't YouTube videos, some professionally produced, way better than my screencasts?

3. What actually is the difference between standing in front of a whiteboard, pausing, drawing circles etc and showing a pre-annotated screencast?



I get that one can… Continue

Added by MSKL on March 20, 2014 at 3:03am — No Comments

What’s In a Selfie?

Well, if you watched the Academy Awards last week, you witnessed the global impact that social media has in the world. Ellen DeGeneres was able to take a picture of a group of actors that, in the first half hour of it being posted, was re-tweeted 700,000 times, which temporarily knocked Twitter off the Internet. It has now become the number one tweet of all time. That is one example of the effect that social media is continuing to have in countries around the…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on March 5, 2014 at 10:52am — 3 Comments

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