Monthly Archives: February 2011

PISA Reading Test: Something Is Rotten In The State of Denmark #CCK11 #ELTchat #edchat #ukedchat #edreform #education #edtech #technology #Teachers #lrnchat #elemchat #elearning #esl #efl #elt #esol #ell #TEFL #TESOL #IATEFL

Reading. That’s five core elements: 1. Phonemic Awareness, 2. Phonics, 3. Fluency, 4. Vocabulary, and 5. Comprehension. So, what is PISA testing? All of these? Some of these? None of these? http://www.slideshare.net/profesorbaker/unlocking-reading-for-all-students-presentation Here’s the answer: “In the reading test, “OECD/PISA … Continue reading

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Complex Adaptive System Theory in the Real World #CCK11 #ELTchat #edchat #ukedchat #education #lrnchat #elemchat #elearning #edtech #technology

Complex adaptive system theory seems to be too complex to grasp, for me. One person can’t know everything, one perspective is not enough. Patterns evolve, it’s not predictions, it’s identifying patterns. Does this have any application to the real world? … Continue reading

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Poem 3 – A Poem For Me

This was written and read by Thomas Baker, Teacher of English as a Foreign Language. This is Poem 3, third in a series of 50 poems. 1st collector for Poem 3 – A Poem For MeFollow my videos on vodpod

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Poem 3 – A Poem For Me

Poem Three (3) is for all those who have never had a poem written for you. It’s also for all those who have had a poem written for them. This poem is your poem. This poem is my poem. This … Continue reading

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Some Think Completely Different: Complex Adaptive Systems

Dr. Igor Nikolic graduated in 2009 on his dissertation: co-evolutionary process for modelling large scale socio-technical systems evolution. He received his MSc as a chemical– and bioprocess engineer at the Delft University of Technology. He spent several years as an … Continue reading

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Poem 2 – The Two Voices of Pomp and Circumstance

Poem 2 – Pomp and Circumstance Poem 2 is written for you. Who? You, that’s who. Why? Because you always try. No I don’t. Yes, you do. Now I won’t. Yes, you will. But only until. Until when? Until then. … Continue reading

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Sonnet 18 – William Shakespeare: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

SONNET 18 Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye … Continue reading

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When Was The Last Time You Cried – Tears Of Joy? #elemchat #edchat #education #ELTchat #CCK11 #ukedchat #esl #edreform

Teachers. We have the greatest job on the planet? Yes, teachers we have the greatest job on the planet. Today I shall be of few words. The last time I cried over a story someone else shared, I honestly can’t … Continue reading

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Week 6 – Personal Learning Environments & Networks #CCK11 #ELTchat #edchat #edreform #ukedchat #lrnchat #elearning #edtech #technology #education #esl #efl #elt #ell #Teacher #esol #TEFL #TESOL #IATEFL

Once upon a time, so the story begins, and how it ends, is yet to be revealed… For me, this week was, and is, the most important one of the whole course. It directs my reflections to my personal reason(s) … Continue reading

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Girls R Great & Boys R Bad: What R We Gonna Do? #CCK11 #ELTchat #edchat #ukedchat #edreform #education #elearning #lrnchat # esl #efl #ell #esol #TEFL #TESOL #IATEFL #elt #Teacher #edtech #technology #reading

Reading is an important skill that girls are great at. A decade of PISA statistics tell the whole world this story. The untold story, however, is that boys are not good readers. Again, the PISA test results of the past … Continue reading

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