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Source: blended.online.ucf.edu

Have you heard the words, "blended learning"  in a meet or at an s conference and nodded like you knew it then, but didn’t? Here is a great resource to help you walk the talk, and maybe even put this teaching strategy into your practice. 

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August 9, 2014 at 11:39 am

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“Racing to Nowhere: Abandoning the Promise of Universal Education”

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MillerComm Lecture by David Blacker
Monday, September 29, 2014
David Blacker (University of Delaware) is author of The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame.

Source: educationpolicyblog.blogspot.com

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August 9, 2014 at 11:26 am

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Common Errors in English Usage

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Book by Paul Brians

 

Often I wonder if I have mixed-up, or even mangled an expressions. Or affended someone while saying a foreign-language faux pas. Sometimes I am even confused about confusing terms, or I have a tongue malfunction and mispronounced commonly words — Well, look no further, they’re all explained in this useful guide.

 

A helpful source to double-check your writings before you hit submit. 

 

 

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September 5, 2013 at 12:41 pm

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Touch and Write Phonics

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Get Touch and Write Phonics on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

Keith Fiore‘s insight:

Touch and Write Phonics- practice vowels, blends, digraphs and trigraphs – students will write with shaving cream, ketchup and more! "Touch and Write Phonics" allows parents and teachers to create individualized practice lists, and it allows parents and teachers to track children’s progress!  —Game Play See Video — Children choose a phonics area to practice by tapping the "Vowels," "Blends" or "Digraphs" button. Children will have the opportunity to watch animations that teach about short vowels, long vowels, blends and digraphs or to practice writing words with short vowels, long vowels (with special attention to "silent e"), starting and ending blends, digraphs and trigraphs.

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September 5, 2013 at 1:49 am

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Abby Monkey® Basic Skills: Preschool and Kindergarten Educational Learning Adventure Games for Toddler Explorers

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Get Abby Monkey® Basic Skills: Preschool and Kindergarten Educational Learning Adventure Games for Toddler Explorers on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

Keith Fiore‘s insight:

preschool and kindergarten curriculum. 14 proven educational activities to develop the necessary skills.

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September 5, 2013 at 1:38 am

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Abby Sight Words Games & Flash Cards for Reading Success

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Keith Fiore‘s insight:

My son enjoys playing (learning) with this application.

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September 5, 2013 at 1:18 am

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ABBY MONKEY 7+2 First Words Preschool

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Get ABBY MONKEY 7+2 First Words Preschool on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

Keith Fiore‘s insight:

From the developer – Monkey Abby teaches you words from more than *seven thematic categories!* Come and explore with Abby all the colorful words from the exciting world of Numbers (10 words), Common Words (66 words), Colors (11 words), Fairy Tales (13 words), Shapes (12 words), Animals (30 words), and Fruits & Vegetables (12 words)! All in all, 154 words in just one app

Thanks to a wide range of modification, this app is one of those, which will grow with your child. Let’s look together on how you can adjust this app to suit just your child! 
* As noted above, the game mode can be accommodated to either matching mode for very small children or to a reading mode (labeling of the pictures-to-be-matched is turned off) for those who are slightly more advanced. 
* For convenience, you can choose whether the letter sounds are going to be read aloud in the learning mode when the letters are manipulated. 
* The same way, you can choose whether you prefer lower/upper case letters or if you want the words to be capitalized. 
* In order to make the game age-appropriate, you can also turn on the letter hints, which will make the word composition game in the learning mode essentially a letters matching game. 
* Moreover, you can modify the length of the longest word appearing in the application.
* The words can either appear in a random or alphabetical order — an alphabetical order can be better for learning, while a random order for testing of already acquired knowledge.
* An option to be learning the words from all of the categories at once (All words option) or just from a few selected categories is also included (My Words option)

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September 5, 2013 at 1:13 am

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