Jul 22, 2013
E-Learning/CALL 2329 Views
Technology has become a part over everyday life and is essential to us now in order to communicate with people and get around. Cars, phones and the Internet are all essential to the vast majority and technology has moved in leaps and bounds in the last ten years alone. Pay phones that were once common and plentiful are now often left abandoned and unused - everyone carries a mobile or has some access to the Internet through Wi-Fi in a local pub or café.
Children now don't spend their time playing outside, but are on video games, watching TV and texting their friends. Some say these advances are having an adverse effect on children, their education and ability to communicate.
However, a study has shown that texting and the use of abbreviations it is common-place amongst young people, in schools it is not having an effect on their language studies or ability to write in proper English. However, despite this there are arguments that technology is actually affecting children.
· Attention ...
Jul 22, 2013
Writing 9116 Views
What is a comparison essay?
A comparison essay (or a Compare and Contrast essay) is used to critically analyze any two subjects, finding and pointing out their similarities and/or dissimilarities.
Depending on your assignment, such essays can be comparative only (looking only at similarities), contrasting only (pointing out the differences) or both comparative and contrasting.
Below you will find specific instructions on how to write a comparison essay on any topic, which is well written and will have a good chance to get a high grade.
A comparison essay can have two patterns: point-by-point (or "alternating") pattern and subject-by-subject (or "block") pattern.
Alternating pattern is also known as "point-by-point comparison".
This mode of comparison will result in your essay having 5 paragraphs.
In it, you will need to consecutively compare and contrast each of the similarities and differences in the given subjects:
In the introduction you state your thesis.
Jul 22, 2013
Study Skills 2677 Views
When there is a need to further enhance the usual learning strategies, there are a lot of options at school. This post will discuss about those techniques that high school and undergraduate students may find very useful.
Sometimes, simple things like this - the need to learn study techniques - is the most relevant and that requires your focused attention. Take for example the different ways of note taking of students at school. It is important because it helps a student recall the class lecture, outdoor experience, and lab formulas. No matter what the teacher shared must be noted. And to make sure not to miss anything relevant, be organized by having a specific notebook for that particular class. Furthermore, adopt the outlining and highlighting techniques for you to review notes easier.
To learn study techniques, your class presence and focused attention is a must. That's where all of your studying starts. Every discussion that the group has in class and every presentation that a ...
Jul 22, 2013
Classroom Materials 2862 Views
Teachers are sometimes tempted into making easy lesson plans because they find it so hard to control a classroom, but by creating more creative and innovative lesson plan students are far more likely to become engaged and be better behaved than if they are bored with the same repetitive teaching techniques. Here are some ideas of how teachers can make their classes more fun and engaging for their students,
· Group Work- Dividing the class into individual groups is a great way of promoting team work within the classroom. This is an essential skill for later life when entering onto the career paths that they choose.
By assigning each group a specific task or topic to research they will also refine their research skills and then when they present it to the class as a group they will be gaining confidence in speaking in front of others as well as learning from their class mates when they give similar presentations.
This is a great way of getting students thinking for themselves and ...
Jul 22, 2013
Learning Methodology 4192 Views
Teachers tend to have free reign in their classrooms in their decisions on how to teach their students and as such different learning styles are often apparent in schools. Yet which are the most effective and why are these not being used in every classroom if they benefit the students best? All students learn best in different ways so it is hard to know what methods are best. However, here are some methods that have proved to be the most effective.
· Visual - Visual Learners prefer to use pictures and images in their learning. For these students using drawings to explain things will benefit them when it comes to their revision. Teachers can make games out of colored cards to emphasise different facts and get students involved in their learning rather than simply being spoken to while they sit in silence (in which case the teacher has no way of knowing who is listening to them and if what they are explaining is even being understood.)
· Social -These learners prefer to work in groups ...
Jul 23, 2013
Teaching 4754 Views
Extrinsic Motivation – What is it?
We all have been there. A student in class is not involved, not giving their best or just plain bored. What do we do? Do we keep plugging away, trying everything that we can to get that student reinvigorated with the current lesson? Or, do we possibly appeal to something that is important in everyone’s life? That all important factor is, or many times can be, extrinsic motivation.
Extrinsic motivation is something that drives people every day and in every field, subject, and workplace imaginable. For example, why did you go to college? Most likely, you did it to get a better job or to get a raise.
Many of our adult, and younger, students have similar motivations that increase their desire to learn English. A student may want to work for an international company, score better on tests in their college English class, or show off their new found ability to their friends and family.
How do we use it?
As such, how do we use ...
Jul 26, 2013
Reading 3309 Views
Are you questioning how to increase the reading speed of the average Joe? Well, take a quick look at my 10 quick tips for Increasing anyone's reading speed:
1. The Early Bird Catches the Bookworm!
First of all, a good habit to get into when trying to identify ways to enhance the reading speed of any reader, is to read early in the day. This will additionally assist with concentration levels.
2. Prioritize Exactly what you Read.
Arrange your reading products into four heaps in rising significance. Review the reading piles, starting with the most vital one. You'll ameliorate your reading rate, and your level of comprehension, by starting with the most pressing material first, when your mind is crisp.
3. Breeze Through a Book to Discover the Most Important Parts.
Discover how to raise the reading speed and understanding of the average reader by analyzing a book's structure. This will help you know which parts of the book to skim through and which parts to study more diligently.
4. When ...
by Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Jul 26, 2013
Young Learners 3808 Views
Two weeks before my internship, I was not feeling well; in fact, I was feigning sick. I was blaming my mom, and told her--as always: I was not cut out a teacher; that, I should take another course. Four years, I had been telling myself, that I had to drop the course and take psychology or marketing or what instead. For I knew, then, I would not be a fit to this profession. But, mother knows best; and, here I was, a teacher.
When assigned to second graders, I had not had the faintest idea of what my wards would be like. And there that very moment: I was not ready to meet them, what with their innocent eyes staring at me as if someone from outer space had invaded their little kingdoms; I felt totally awkward. Perspiring. Dunno what to do. Here I was, in the flesh, dealing with kids!
The school principal had entered the room, and I was still hesitant to go inside. She said things about me, which was not audible for she had a squeaky voice. Some children were giggling at the back every ...
by Rosalinda Flores-Martinez
Jul 26, 2013
Writing 2499 Views
Basically, you use the adjectives. You describe people, places, and events. You describe something - a ring, its shape, its color or carat. You have to be keen and deep of thought.
The purpose of your descriptive details, however, should be to create a dominant mood or point for your readers. Such descriptions should contribute to the overall purpose of the essay or story. Avoid clichés. Avoid details that are irrelevant.
Take note of Walden Pond. How did Thoreau let us feel the meaning of solitude? This is a delicious evening, when the whole body is one sense and imbibes delight through every pore. What about Trees by Joyce Kilmer? A tree that looks at God all day and lifts her leafy arms to pray... And Machleish's Ars Poetica, a poem should be palpable and mute as a globed fruit.
Use your five senses. Use the different literary devices. However, be careful as to what to include and what to leave out. Remember the "Show Don't Tell," concept.
Look at following lines.
"Such solitary ...
Jul 26, 2013
Learning Methodology 4125 Views
The complexity of any issue or problem arising from your studies can only be dealt with by formulating questions to delve into this complexity; to clarify each and every factor that bears on the issue or problem.
Only when we become fully aware of these factors and how they impinge on an issue can we, as reasoning individuals, produce judgments that are rational and that stand up to scrutiny.
Reasoned judgments based upon pertinent factors are not merely opinions; rather, they are what we term 'considered opinions' - that is to say they are opinions based upon reason, which is itself based upon the factors we have considered and used to formulate our judgment.
Of course, in our daily lives we are continually forced to make reasoned judgments, based upon our knowledge of the factors that are connected to what we are deciding. Most of the time, our knowledge is limited; we do not have perfect information, or the total amount of information on any given topic, and yet we still make ...