Student´s and teacher´s attitudes towards the use of CMC:Using CMC tools in class to improve speaking skill and student´s and teacher´s attitudes towards using voice & text chat Muzeyyen Aykac Erdogan
If you were to guess where and in what era the most effective classroom of all eternity was, what would you say? Would you say Plato´s forums in Athens, or perhaps Albert Einstein´s lecture halls in Switzerland? The most effective classroom of all eternity is in fact right here, in the 21st century. It can be found right on your own laptop, in the comfort of your own home. The most effective classroom of all eternity is none other than Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts allows students to learn and educators to teach from remote locations, eliminating many issues that come with teaching in a traditional classroom, all while increasing quality of learning. Students are allowed to be interactive on forums, and teachers don´t have to waste time traveling to different locations. This makes great teachers accessible to a wider range of learners. In this guide, Kozak explains how best to utilize Google Hangouts in your own classroom. He has a unique take on strategies for teachers that will help make your virtual classroom a supersonic powerhouse that far exceeds a traditional classroom and will keep your students engaged. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brenna Hines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097598/bk_acx0_097598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
According to Publishers Weekly, in 2009, over 100,000 books were published; however, only 5,000 of those books were also available as audiobooks. Reach more readers and increase your income by publishing your book as an audiobook! Millions of readers actually listen to books on CD and digital downloads every day, and now, you can turn your self-published title into an audiobook, expand your market, and increase your income. In this step-by-step guide, I´ll teach you how to: Find your book on Amazon and show you how to set your book up for conversion Produce your audiobook with no out of pocket expense Audition professional narrators for your books Sell your book on Audible.com, Apple´s iTunes store, and Amazon.com 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mindy Newell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106579/bk_acx0_106579_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over 40 million Americans have seen Dateline NBC´s ongoing ´´To Catch a Predator´´ series, with an average of 11 million viewers per episode. So far, the Dateline series has led to the arrest of over 200 men and has shown that child predators can be anyone: even those who are the most trusted in the community, including rabbis and teachers. In his book To Catch a Predator, Chris Hansen, the on-air correspondent for one of Dateline´s most successful series, looks deeper into the world of child predators. The book expands beyond the Dateline series to include more commentary from psychological and criminal experts about the origins and methods of child predators, and includes substantive advice for both parents and children on how to protect kids who use the Internet. Hansen also looks at the current methods for treating child predators. To Catch a Predator presents a strong analysis of what some feel is a child-predator epidemic and a startling look at the shortcomings of our systems and society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000426/bk_tant_000426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mind-expanding, deeply humane tour of language(s) - and those who speak, study and invent them - by the best-selling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers. Is vocabulary destiny? Why do clocks ´talk´ to the Nahua people of Mexico? Will AI researchers ever produce true human-machine dialogue? In this mesmerizing collection of essays, Daniel Tammet answers these and many other questions about the intricacy and profound power of language. In Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing, Tammet goes back in time to explore the numeric language of his autistic childhood; in Iceland he learns why the name Blær became a court case; in Canada he meets one of the world´s most accomplished lip readers. He chats with chatbots, contrives an ´e´-less essay on lipograms, studies the grammar of the telephone, contemplates the significance of disappearing dialects and corresponds with native Esperanto speakers - in their mother tongue. A joyous romp through the world of words, letters, stories and meanings, Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing explores the way communication shapes reality. From the art of translation to the lyricism of sign language, these essays display the stunning range of Tammet´s literary and polyglot talents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Tammet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001215/bk_hodd_001215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scandals, Seduction, Addiction, Adultery, Horrific Fashions...And the White House?! Your high school history teachers never gave you a book like this one! Secret Lives of the First Ladies features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the women of the White House - complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts. You’ll discover that: Dolley Madison loved to chew tobacco Mary Todd Lincoln conducted séances on a regular basis Eleanor Roosevelt and Ellen Wilson both carried guns. Jacqueline Kennedy spent $121,000 on her wardrobe in a single year Betty Ford liked to chat on CB radios - her handle was ´´First Mama” Hillary Clinton dreamed of being an astronaut . With chapters on every woman who’s ever made it to the White House, Secret Lives of the First Ladies tackles all of the tough questions that other history books are afraid to ask: How many of these women owned slaves? Which ones were cheating on their husbands? And why was Eleanor Roosevelt serving hot dogs to the King and Queen of England? American history was never this much fun in school! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teresa DeBerry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015279/bk_adbl_015279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Commonplaces of Vocal Art:A Plain Statement of the Philosophy of Singing in a Series of Informal Chats With Vocalists, Teachers, Students, Platform-Speakers, and All, Who Wish to Use Their Voices Correctly (Classic Reprint) Louis Arthur Russell
In this hour, Alan Turing was only 41 when he committed suicide. He had already laid the foundations for the computer and artificial intelligence. As a codebreaker working with British intelligence, he helped save the Allies from the Nazis. Filmmaker Patrick Sammon´s new docu-drama, Codebreaker, tells the story of Alan Turing´s brilliant life and of his persecution by British authorities for the crime of being homosexual. Next, in the mid-1930´s, Alan Turing made the revolutionary discovery that launched the digital age. He proved that information can be translated and communicated using nothing but a series of ones and zeroes. Every digital device we know today uses Turing´s mathematics. And that was just the first of Turing´s intellectual achievements. Biographer Andrew Hodges explains Turing´s genius. Then, computer programmer Mohan Embar describes competing for -- and winning! -- the 2012 Loebner Prize for Artificial Intelligence. His chat bot, Chip Vivant, was the most ´´human computer´´ of the year. But it still couldn´t pass the Turing Test.After that, British writer Alan Garner shares his memories of his friend and running partner, Alan Turing.Following that, Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive. He tells us why he decided to compete in the annual Turing competition -- for the Loebner Prize -- not for the most human computer, but for the ´´most human human.´´ Next, in Turing´s Cathedral, George Dyson tells the ´´creation story´´ of the computer age -- the story of the birth of the first computers and the first address matrix. Dyson grew up playing in the backyard of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton -- where his parents, and a team of brilliant engineers and mathematicians, developed the prototype of the computers we still use today.And finally, novelist Neal Stephenson writes epic, thousand-page ... 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120822/rt_tbon_120822_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So you think your mom is embarrassing? You won´t after you meet mine. She´s the co-host of a morning television show and her host chat has covered everything I´ve done from puking on my piano teacher´s shoes to gluing antlers on my head. But I´ve got the microphone now and I´m doing weekly commentaries on my school´s broadcast/podcast. Don´t get me wrong, mom´s awesome, and I´d never really want to freak her out. But if viewers get to hear about my private life, why can´t I dish about Mom´s new boyfriend, or how dorky she is as a school volunteer?´´Did I mention my friendships with my loud, bossy BFF and former BFFs are in total flux? And what is this thing called middle school? Definitely stay tuned. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becca Battoe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000912/bk_lili_000912_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One morning years ago, I walked across the campus of the State Teachers College at Warrensburg, Missouri, and stopped to chat with a friend of mine - Frank Self. Little did I realize then, that that chat was to have a profound effect upon all the days of my life. If I had not met Frank Self that morning, I would probably have been a superintendent of some high school or college in the Middle West, for I had spent four years in a college for training teachers. During our talk, Frank Self told me that the previous summer he had been selling courses for the Inter-national Correspondence Schools. I was astounded when he told me that they paid him two dollars a day for hotel expenses and a commission for all courses he sold. Two dollars a day for hotel expenses! The very thought of it excited me. Two dollars a day was all I could hope to make as a teacher in some country town and out of that two dollars I would have to pay room and board. Here was a way to make money quickly! I wondered how long this kind of high finance had been going on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason McCoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076317/bk_acx0_076317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.