Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Apparently so. Writing in Edutopia, this teacher (and education journalist) provides some common-sense tips on using film in the classroom.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
A UK teacher writes: "As an English teacher, it was important to zoom in on the persuasive language techniques used in spam emails. By the end of the unit pupils could tell you that spam emails use terms of endearment to hook in the recipient, include hyperlinks to news articles to make their stories more plausible, describe accidents or impending threats to generate sympathy, and specify tight deadlines to make the deal seem juicier."
Monday, July 16, 2012
Jonathan Golding, a University of Kentucky psychology professor, in this blog post shares his experiences using Facebook to create a sense of community in large classes. Facebook changed the rules of communication in his class, Golding writes, by creating interaction among students and by providing him with a way to communicate with students outside of class. "Also, for the first time with my large class, I had a similar sense of community as I have enjoyed when teaching a small class," Golding writes.