Monday, March 30, 2015

Halina Ostankowicz-Bazan at SBF15

The Affair - Season 1 Trailer (2014) New TV Series

Dr. Cheryl Lentz: How do you Justify Investment in Education?


The book is excellent.
Thank you Cheryl.

Learn Lead Grow: Apps for #Self-Regulation: Breathing Zone App

Learn Lead Grow: Apps for #Self-Regulation: Breathing Zone App:
In the world of educational technology, we often focus our attention on websites and apps that focus on creativity and  assessment; however,...
Although there are many different apps that teach breathing, I have come to like the Breathing Zone App on the iTunes and Google Play stores. It provides you with a simplistic interface makes it easy to utilize. This App combines customized voice commands (or vibration) with graphics, to help you focus on simple breathing techniques. Anyone can learn how to use it from elementary school to high school to even adults.
 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bruce Springsteen - Save The Last Dance For Me (Live Albany 2014) HD Pro...

Bruce Springsteen - Save The Last Dance For Me (Live Albany 2014) HD Pro...

Learning to wing it: Improv used to teach business skills

Learning to wing it: Improv used to teach business skills
He said not listening is bad in improvisation, bad in personal relationships and bad in business.
The final exercise, called long-form improvisation, involved a large group of students, including some who just walked through the background or added sounds off-stage.
"You are not out there to make yourself look good," Noel said. "The idea is, you are supporting what they're doing."
It was like the role many will play in their first jobs.

Drum Roll Sound Effect




Hi everyone,
Halina is waiting for you...

Sheryl Crow Performing "All I Wanna Do" (Official Music Video '94)

The lyrics for the song are based on the poem "Fun" by Wyn Cooper. Crow's producer (Bottrell) discovered Cooper's poetry book "The Country of Here Below" in a Pasadena, California used bookstore. Crow adapted "Fun" into the lyrics for her song – earning Cooper considerable royalties, and helping to push his book, originally published in a run of only 500 copies in 1987, into multiple reprints.
The opening spoken line, "This ain't no disco", is a reference to the song "Life During Wartime" by Talking Heads.When played on radio or at live performances, the line is also commonly changed to refer to the local listening area (such as "This is VA" instead of "This is LA").

Thursday, March 26, 2015

What Are My Needs As An English Language Teacher?





 Students guided through learning module that asks and collects questions.
 Instructor prepares lecture. Instructor prepares learning opportunities.
Beginning of Class Students have limited information about what to expect. Students have specific questions in mind to guide their learning.
  Instructor makes general assumption about what is helpful. Instructor can anticipate where students need the most help.
During Class Students try to follow along. Students practice performing the skills they are expected to learn. 
 Instructor tries to get through all the material. Instructor guides the process with feedback and mini-lectures. 
After Class Students attempt the homework, usually with delayed feedback. Students continue applying their knowledge skills after clarificationa and feedback.
 Instructor grades past work. Instructor posts any additional explanations and resources as necessary and grades higher quality work.
Office Hours Students want confirmation about what to study. Students are equipped to seek help where they know they need it.
 Instructor often repeats what was in lecture. Instructor continues guiding students toward deeper understanding.


http://ctl.utexas.edu/teaching/flipping-a-class/different

Oxford Key Concepts for the Language Classroom | Oxford University Press

Oxford Key Concepts for the Language Classroom | Oxford University Press

As teachers, we base our instructional activities on many kinds of knowledge, including our own experience—not only as teachers but also as learners. Whether intentionally or not, we often teach as we taught last year (or five years ago) or as we were taught when we were students. And when we do try to teach in a different way, it may be because we were dissatisfied with our experiences—on either side of the teacher’s desk.

http://oupeltglobalblog.com/2015/03/26/iatefl-research-and-teaching-bridging-the-gap/#respond

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Internet and Education | Learning Technologies of Change

The Internet and Education | Learning Technologies of Change




We should consider the following questions:

- What are the potential effects of the Internet for education and learning?

- What main forms of Internet-based education have developed over the

past 20 years?

- How does the educational potential of the Internet relate to the realities

of its use?

- Most significantly, how should we understand the impending gains and

losses of what is being advanced?

It is well known that both the Internet and education are focused on information

exchange, communication, and the creation of knowledge.

The Internet isn’t just a powerful tool for communication. It’s arguably

the most potent force for learning and innovation since the printing

press. And it’s at the center of what is possibly America’s mightiest

struggle and greatest opportunity: How to reimagine education for a

transformative era.

(Bush and Dawson 2013)

 
http://elearningfeeds.com/edbrief-the-internets-impact-on-education-and-morality/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=gplus

 


 

Halina Ostankowicz-Bazan at SBF15






The presentation is about how to communicate efficiently and the ways of improving communication skills.
My online activity inspired me to get reverting to my earlier research about effective communication.
From my view, connecting with the use of the Internet seems to be creating new questions about the way people communicate.
I am working to present a theoretical backdrop to the principles of the process of communication, as well as communications skills models.
My approach is based on the well-known model of the functions of language introduced by  Roman Jakobson. Although it is recognizable that Jakobson’s theory can be challenged on numerous grounds from a theoretical perspective, I have always been linked with his theoretical explanation of the purposes of linguistic communication.
“Jakobson and Halle’s initial statement of the principles of linguistic organization should be made available to all future generations of linguists. It builds a solid foundation for Saussurean thinking about linguisic oppositions and establishes distinctive feature theory as the basis of their formal treatment.”
Prof. Dr. William Labov, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Linguistics
Along with Roman Jakobson’s  functions of the language model, we can formulate some basic queries.
·       What is Communication?
·       The Categories of Communication.
·       The Communication Process.
·       Communication Channels.
·       Principles of Communication.
·       Interpersonal Communication Skills.
·       What is an online communication?
·       The Benefits of Blogging.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Competence in Communication






The presentation is about how to communicate efficiently and the ways of improving communication skills.
My online activity inspired me to get reverting to my earlier research about effective communication.
From my view, connecting with the use of the Internet seems to be creating new questions about the way people communicate.
I am working to present a theoretical backdrop to the principles of the process of communication, as well as communications skills models.
My approach is based on the well-known model of the functions of language introduced by  Roman Jakobson. Although it is recognizable that Jakobson’s theory can be challenged on numerous grounds from a theoretical perspective, I have always been linked with his theoretical explanation of the purposes of linguistic communication.
“Jakobson and Halle’s initial statement of the principles of linguistic organization should be made available to all future generations of linguists. It builds a solid foundation for Saussurean thinking about linguisic oppositions and establishes distinctive feature theory as the basis of their formal treatment.”
Prof. Dr. William Labov, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Linguistics
Along with Roman Jakobson’s  functions of the language model, we can formulate some basic queries.
·       What is Communication?
·       The Categories of Communication.
·       The Communication Process.
·       Communication Channels.
·       Principles of Communication.
·       Interpersonal Communication Skills.
·       What is an online communication?
·       The Benefits of Blogging.
https://www.academia.edu/11562219/Competence_in_Communication_And_Interpersonal_Skills
https://www.academia.edu/11562219/Competence_in_Communication_And_Interpersonal_Skills
https://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/928605-sbf15-halina-on-competence-in-communication-and-interpersonal-skillshttps://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/928605-sbf15-halina-on-competence-in-communication-and-interpersonal-skills