Aug 27, 2016
Grammar 2501 Views
In formal styles, we often put a preposition before the relative pronouns which and whom: Example: The rate (at which) a material heats up depends on its chemical composition. Example: In the novel by Peters, (on which) the film is based, the main character is a teenager. Example: An actor (with whom) Gels on had previously worked contacted him about the role. Example: Her many friends, (among whom) I like to be considered, gave her encouragement.
Notice that after a preposition you can't use 'who' instead of 'whom', and you can't use 'that' or 'zero relative pronoun': Example: Is it right that politicians should make important decisions without consulting the public to (whom) they are accountable? (not... the public to who they are accountable.) Example: The valley (in which) the town lies is heavily polluted (not The valley in that the town... )
In informal English, we usually put the preposition later in the relative clause rather than at the beginning: Example: The office (which) ...
Aug 27, 2016
Grammar 2250 Views
We always use a relative clause beginning with whose + noun, particularly in written English, when we talk about something belonging to or associated with a person. Compare: Example(1): Stevenson is an architect. Her designs have won international praise. Example(1): Stevenson is an architect (whose) designs have won international praise. Example(2): Dr Rowan has had to do all his own typing. His secretary resigned two weeks ago. Example(2): Dr Rowan, (whose) secretary resigned two weeks ago, has had to all his own typing.
We can use 'whose' in both defining and non defining relative clauses. We sometimes use 'whose' when we are talking about things, in particular when we are talking about towns or countries, and organizations: Example: The film was made in Botswana, (whose) wildlife parks are larger than those in Kenya. Example: We need to learn from companies (whose) trading is more healthy than our own. Example: The newspaper is owned by the Mearson Group, (whose) chairman is Sir ...
Aug 27, 2016
E-Learning/CALL 1952 Views
The crucial role of K12 content development services
American scholar in history and winner of numerous awards including Pulitzer Prize, Jill Lepore, rightly opined: In kindergarten, you can learn how to be a citizen of the world. Indeed, in the present era governed by the ICT (information and communication technology) wherein computer literacy is the medium to learn the basic three 'R's - reading, writing and arithmetic, the K12 content development services play the most crucial and decisive role. In varied formats, the providers of these services cater to the respective needs as per the age group and relevant syllabi. All these are enabled through interactive e-books and apps.
E-learning has enriched the process of imparting a lesson on a highly interesting note
The students, right from the tiny tots at the kindergarten level to the teen-aged youngsters in the 12th standard of high schools, have got immense liking for this mode of learning. On their part, the providers of content in ...
Aug 7, 2016
Learning Methodology 2565 Views
A problem is 'a situation that presents an opportunity to make a difference in making things better' and problem solving is the process involved in the conversion of a 'current situation' into a 'desirable future situation'. Any thought process that thinks about ways of increasing quality of life or avoiding a decrease in the quality of life is actually being involved in the process of 'problem solving'.
The area broadly defined as Problem Solving usually consists of using ad hoc methods or means to find solutions to problems in a methodical and orderly manner. Examples of problem solving techniques can be taken from those related to 'psychology' that involves mental solving methods.
It is used in many areas and disciplines with varying perspectives and terminologies - e.g. mental process in psychology, computerized methods or processes in computer science and so on.
In education, an important goal is to teach and help students think more productively using a process of "creative ...
Aug 7, 2016
E-Learning/CALL 2345 Views
Consequent to the e-learning concepts and programmes gaining popularity with each passing day, the demand for the services to convert Flash Animation to HTML5 has also risen to new heights. To a poser on this conversion over the Google, plethora of suggestions and answers appear. It is always wise to seek the solutions provided by a professional IT company that is engaged in developing numerous animation programmes including e-learning processes.
Indeed, it has become all the more important since the topic and the illustration or graphics have to reach the target audience across varieties of devices, platforms, and browsers. And considering the fact that HTML 5 is the key digital technology, utmost attention is needed vis-à-vis the conversion becoming accessible from diverse media of smartphones and tables, irrespective of flash compatibility of the device.
On this score, reputed companies have the relevant expertise to offer these services with an element of value added to the ...
Aug 7, 2016
Writing 2614 Views
1. Get the reader's attention
The opening few lines are crucial. You must address a concern or problem, engage the reader and open a line of conversation that causes the reader to think. The title must be interesting and provides the reader with a clear idea of what you are going to say. typical attention-getters include:
Have you ever / It's well-known that... but / People often say that...
2. Give your opinion
The article is meant to provoke thought but you must write to the reader specifically, imagine you are speaking to your mother. You would not be too formal (like with your teacher) but you would not be relaxed like with your friends. Make sure you keep the register consistent and make sure you address the reader with "you" not "the reader".
Personally / It seems to me that / In my view/ As far as I'm concerned
3. Make it easy to read
Your structure is one of the most important aspects to the examiner. Make sure there is a clearly defined ...
A year of teaching English to twelve-years-old children in Vietnam has provided some insight into some of the special areas of difficulty which derive from fundamental differences between their mother tongue, Vietnamese, and the language of the Anglo-Saxons. Language students everywhere have a problem in preventing the structure and tone of their native tongue intruding on their efforts in using the new language, and the problem is magnified when the two languages are so widely separated in every respect.
The Vietnamese language consists of short words that can have as many as eight different meanings depending on the tone of pronunciation. A word can be spelt with the same letters but differences in tone are indicated by diacritical marks placed above and below a vowel. Most words in Vietnamese have only three or four letters and almost none has more than six, so one might expect that the spelling of English words, which are often much longer and with irregular spelling, would ...
Aug 7, 2016
E-Learning/CALL 2066 Views
For over a century and more, education has remained unchanged in the format of teaching, the subjects taught and the curriculum followed by schools and colleges. Classrooms of students intently listening and absorbing the knowledge and wisdom put forth by a teacher or professor has been the established mode of teaching. Despite advances in technology and teaching concepts, this traditional mode has remained unchanged. The number of courses or subjects and the duration may have varied but largely the framework and the method of teaching have withstood changes that are otherwise visible in other elements. But educators have largely been incased in a kind of immunity against technological advancements until now.
However, it is evident that trends have been changing in the last decade or so and these changes, most of them brought about by technology will change end results. As technology continues to place its emphasis and impact on education, the role that education will play in the ...
Jul 23, 2016
Learning Methodology 2169 Views
Every time that I work with teachers and students I walk away with so many ideas buzzing in my head. Observation and engagement are excellent ways to expand learning and gain insight. And they are enlightening.
One classroom of fourth graders busily prepared for national testing, a round-up exam of material taught during the school year to gather data to assess what students know and can do and what needs to be retaught or reinforced. These kids were working diligently multiplying to create equivalent fractions. I have nothing against multiplying and I love fractions but I do not understand why 4th graders would need to know this other than as an exercise in learning a new concept and practicing following directions. Really, when you think about it, equivalent fractions are a complex idea and used primarily to reduce fractions (for example, 4/6 to 2/3) which requires dividing. Relevancy, however, appears to be beside the point.
Students spent about 15 minutes reviewing and responding ...
Jul 23, 2016
Classroom Management 3434 Views
Middle school is the period were students change biologically from being kids to adults, this change may pass normally for some students for their social relationships and can be challenging for other students regarding social relationships.
Changing biologically from being a kid to an adult has many changes in the student inside thoughts, feelings and emotions and from the outside regarding the ways to deal with others in this critical period and if there is no awareness for the student in the middle school period, he or she can have social skills problems dealing with people and with his or her feelings, thoughts and emotions.
Let me tell you this story that explains the change that happens to Andy in his middle school period.
Andy was a kid that finished elementary school successfully, he was preparing for middle school but he never thought about his biological changes although he always wanted to be an adult because of the following reasons:
I will be more free when I am an adult