From the top of the pyramid…keep in touch Ramy.
We had a visit this month and last – several visits in fact – from the Vanguard College teachers. Some of them joined the LINC Devonian Gardens field trip *(access the “field trip” photos on the “pages” drop down menu). Some photos of the ESL & LINC classes they taught are posted below.
Thank you: Jessie, Courtney, Miranda, & Chelsea.
Apparently, Canada is a desirable place to live. I find it a bit cold myself. I am surprised that there isn’t more of an influx of immigrants headed for beautiful British Columbia, but this likely relates to jobs – supply & demand – etc (what do I know?).
As a Canadian, I do know that: Ontario is cold; Alberta is cold; Manitoba is cold; Saskatchewan is cold; and most of the rest of Canada is even colder.
It’s good to see BC is up there (sort of), but in fact, most of British Columbia is cold too, except perhaps for Vancouver and its surrounding areas including Vancouver Island (our “sunshine capital…err – or is it technically Estevan, Sask?”).
Timeanddate.com is one of my favorite reference websites. Not only does it offer a fully customizable (printer-friendly) content-rich calendar creator, but there are tons of functional astronomy gadgets (not astrology sorry) including sun & moon calculators, seasons, solar and lunar eclipses, day/night maps and so on.
Particularly cool are the date calculator, countdown to any date, distance calculator, and (my favorite) the dialing codes generator; this gadget has saved me a few headaches and lots of time. Also worthy of note are the traveling tools featuring a world clock, weather, time zone converter, meeting planner, and daylight saving time generators, among other things.
Timeanddate.com is THE go-to website for all things “time” and “date” related. An interesting and accurate resource with instructional potential.
I have been using this device for instructional purposes over the past three years. Mainly, I’ve used it to record student presentation, speeches, and various classroom activities for later demo use. I’ve also used the H2 to record live musical performances and more abstract ambient stuff such as sounds of a coffee shop or a public square for instance. Whatever I record, I then simply transfer to my computer via usb giving me easily editable .mp3 files. I’d suggest Audacity (a free program) if you wish to edit your audio; you can do a lot with this program once you get used to it, which won’t take long at all. From what I can gather, the Zoom H2 sells for less than 1/2 of its MSRP.
The bottom line: H2 is reliable, functional, very user-friendly, comes with a number of in-box accessories, and records impeccable audio. This is one of those products that exceeds expectations to the extent that one questions whether or not to believe it is in fact real.
For an in-depth overview of the H2, check out the official Zoom webpage here or if you would prefer an exhaustive exhibit of the device’s practical application and capabilities, I would recommend going over the 5 page review at O’Reilly Digital Media.
You absolutely cannot go wrong with this purchase.
This Worldreader.org’s Ghana reading project looks like a great idea. I wonder what sort of books are pre-loaded onto these devices? I assume that you need a credit card to download e-books for Kindle via Amazon or wherever. Could this pose a problem for this system down the road; I’m sure they’ll figure it out one step at a time?
Can you believe that Amazon currently sells 180 Kindle books for every 100 hardbacks.
***Main Article Here
Related Worldreader Article “Local Books for Local Folks”
***Related Article Here
Dr. Alexander Arguelles presents a series of video reviews and demonstrations of foreign language learning that he has found most useful in his own studies, which you can find on YouTube. For further information on Dr. Arguelles’ work, refer to:
***Foreign Language Expertise
(worth the visit)