Thursday, 17 August 2017
A video that shows how teachers in a school in Queens, New York, use literacy centres to motivate and help teenage students acquire English.
This is an excellent app for teachers of English literature and drama, helping them create virtual classrooms for students. The app has a vast online library of classic literature, and teachers can assign texts to students, monitor their reading progress, and provide feedback. The link contains a short video that shows just how easy Owl Eyes is to set up and administer. Students can access the assigned texts on any mobile device.
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
In his book “Visible Learning”, John Hattie rated reciprocal teaching as number three in the top 49 most effective teaching strategies. It therefore mystifies me why it isn't more widely used in schools, especially when students enjoy it so much.