‘How do you pronounce “Imgur”? Take the poll!’ by Stan Carey

Stan Carey’s Latest blog post is titled “How do you pronounce “Imgur”? Take the poll!”.

Stan says, “In a recent post on pseudotranslations, I wrote that Imgur, of imgur.com fame, was pronounced “imager”. But this skated over a lively and unresolved debate. The site itself says:Imgur is pronounced “image-er/im-ij-er.” The name comes from “ur” and the extension “img” – your image!”

How do you pronounce “Imgur”? Take the poll!

Stan Carey’s Blog

‘Free Guides to Teaching and Learning With Primary Sources’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “Free Guides to Teaching and Learning With Primary Sources”.

Richard says, “Last month Common Craft released a great video explanation of the differences between primary and secondary sources. After sharing that video with your students, extend the lesson by using the primary source evaluation guides from the Library of Congress. A central part of the Teacher’s Page on the LOC’s website is the primary source center. The primary source center walks teachers through the process of locating documents on the Library of Congress’ site. The primary source center also provides guides for using various types of primary sources including political cartoons, photographs, and oral histories.”

Free Guides to Teaching and Learning With Primary Sources

Richard Byrne’s Blog

‘Early Saturday’s Book: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Gaiman’ by Naomi Epstein

Naomi Epstein’s latest blog post is titled “Early Saturday’s Book: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Gaiman”.

Naomi says, “I’ve had belated Saturday book posts, for a change – here’s an early one. I’m on vacation, finished the book and don’t want to wait (I’m already starting the next one!).This book upset me.”

Early Saturday’s Book: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Gaiman

Naomi Epstein’s Blog

 

‘Inspiring story of social media giving @CarlysVoice a #StuVoice’ by Lisa Nielsen

Lisa Nielsen’s latest blog post is titled “Inspiring story of social media giving @CarlysVoice a #StuVoice”.

Lisa says, “Carly Fleischmann hadn’t communicated with many people before she started using social media. That is because Carly doesn’t speak. Today however, social media has opened the door to give this very social young lady access to connecting with tens of thousands of people around the world.

Inspiring story of social media giving @CarlysVoice a #StuVoice

Lisa Nielsen’s Blog

‘It’s not about making learning happen, it’s about letting it happen…’ by Edna Sackson

Edna Sackson’s latest blog post is titled “It’s not about making learning happen, it’s about letting it happen…”.

Edna says, ““It’s not about making learning happen, it’s about letting it happen”… This is the crux of Sugata Mitra’s message, whether he is talking about minimally invasive education, self organised learning environments or the School in the Cloud.It’s very different from traditional approaches to education, but not so far removed from the student centred, inquiry driven learning that takes place at my school.”

It’s not about making learning happen, it’s about letting it happen…

Edna Sackson’s Blog

‘Internet Domain Names and the role of ICANN – A C-SPAN Lesson’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “Internet Domain Names and the role of ICANN – A C-SPAN Lesson”.

Richard says, ”

C-SPAN Classroom is one of the must-bookmark sites that I frequently recommend to social studies teachers in the United States. One of the features of C-SPAN Classroom that I particularly like is the Bell Ringer category of activities. Bell Ringers are short videos about contemporary issues in government, politics, and business. Each Bell Ringer video is accompanied by a list of key vocabulary terms and a list of discussion questions to use in your classroom.”

Internet Domain Names and the role of ICANN – A C-SPAN Lesson

Richard Byrne’s Blog

‘More than just a worksheet: how to write effective classroom materials.’ by Rachael Roberts

Rachael Roberts’s latest blog post is titled “More than just a worksheet: how to write effective classroom materials”.

Rachael says, “Many teachers produce their own materials, either from necessity or to provide something more tailored to the needs of their students. However, writing materials for a whole lesson, which really engage the learners and focus effectively on language, is quite a challenge. Teachers learn through experience, but are rarely given much support or training in this area.”

More than just a worksheet: how to write effective classroom materials

Rachael Roberts’s Blog