Sunday, November 22, 2009

The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data - including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." Pranav in his presentation has a very interesting way of bringing the physical objects to Digital world and vice versa. This technology is truly amazing, and it will change the way we are living right now. Genius & Mind Blowing!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Technology in the Classroom" by Alan November

Here is an informative video by Alan November on the importance of Technology in the classroom. Alan tours his hometown of Marblehead, MA and comments on the historical global vision of his community. Alan challenges us to think about the emerging role of “student as contributor” and to globalize our curriculum by linking students with authentic audiences from around the world. Wonderful video with thoughtful commentary. Worth watching!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Watch Sir Ken Robinson's talk about creativity and education and the urgent need to make the best of all of our talents. He feels that teachers need to foster creativity in schools

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Brave New World Wide Web

This is a neat video on how we can use Web 2.0 tools to collaborate,create,communicate in the 21st century.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Vocabulary Videos

WordAhead is a vocabulary video and vocabulary practice website for teachers to create videos to engage students in vocabulary building. You can also create and share them via email,post them on a blog or a website.

Here is the sample of the vocabulary video


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Web 2.0 tools for ELL students

Using web 2.0 tools are a great way to engage ELL learners and also connect with cultures. View this presentation to see the strategies you can use.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Look Ahead to 2019

Microsoft Look Ahead to 2019: video concepts of A Glimpse Ahead, has put together a concept video of what the computers and mobile devices of the future might offer us, with a heavy emphasis on touch control, interaction and modular devices. This video shows its future vision, with a lot of natural user interfaces, mobile technologies, and more which is worth watching!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Making Learning Stick

I’ve just completed a book study on Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath which is a good read.

In the book Made to Stick, the Heath brothers share six key attributes: Simplicity, Unexpectedness, Concreteness, Credibility, Emotions, and Stories – SUCCESs for presenting content in such a way that others will remember ‎it‎. ‎Whether you work with students, teachers, community members or all ‎of the above, these strategies can help you to more effectively share your ‎ideas and core content for long term understanding‎.‎

I have embedded the videos for all of you to get a taste of it. It takes a while to load so please be patient.
Introduction and Simple

Unexpected and Concrete

Credible and Emotional

Stories & Conclusion

Monday, June 15, 2009

21st Century Strategies in ELL Classroom

Welcome to the ELL Blog! Here we will be brainstorming the different strategies and Web 2.0 tools to help facilitate the teaching and learning for student achievement. My hope is to share strategies and ideas by collaborating and building a learning community for all around the world.

Dr. Bob Marzano, CUE 2009 Keynote, Part I
Dr. Marzano spoke at the CUE (Computer Using Teachers) Conference in March 2009. Here Dr. Robert Marzano addresses the question What do we know about the effect of technology on student achievement?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Parent Involvement in Schools

Parents and teacher both want the best for children. Patnerning with parents helps in students academic success. How do you use Parent Involvement in your classroom? Share a strategy with us in the comments below. Click here to read an article on the importance of Parental involvement.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Share with us your experience about interacting with student from a different culture?

With the increasing diversity, we encounter students from another culture or country. Share with us you experience or story about your experience of interacting with students from another place. Click on the comments below to share your story.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

(Cross-posted on

Kids today are often referred to as “digital natives”. They enjoy being able to express themselves through the many digital technologies that they are so facile with; technologies that they would enjoy putting to use for the purposes of learning (and school work) as well.

This video was created to inspire teachers to use technology in engaging ways to help students develop higher level thinking skills and be better prepared to succeed in the century. It is just as important for parents to understand, and sync up, with their digital kids.

‘A Vision of K-12 Students Today’ was probably inspired by an earlier video ‘A Vision of Students Today‘ made by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University in which they share similar views (in similar fashion too) about their affinity for, and desire to use, digital media in higher education. This earlier post discusses Michael Wesch, his work on studying mediated cultures, and his popular channel on youtube.