The Best of  Classrooms Without Walls - 1 acohen843.wordpress.com
About This Presentation <ul><ul><li>Classrooms Without Walls is a blog about whatever interests me at the moment. It began...
The First Post <ul><ul><li>What was I thinking when I began this blog on Aug. 4, 2007? Providing free ESL classes via the ...
Room To Read <ul><ul><li>Sometimes good things happen by chance. A marketing project led me to some great non-profits and ...
Room To Read <ul><ul><li>The blog paid you based on the number of clicks your posts generated. Since this was a company pr...
Room To Read <ul><ul><li>I checked the box to subscribe for the free email newsletter and promptly forgot about this chari...
Room To Read <ul><ul><li>That title caught my attention as it would many people in the technology field. Microsoft has cha...
Room To Read <ul><ul><li>After reading that book, I knew social entrepreneurship was my path in life. </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Women are Better Students <ul><ul><li>If you want to change the world, educate women. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5/10/11  ...
Story Pirates <ul><ul><li>In their own words,  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Story Pirates is a nationally respected arts a...
Story Pirates <ul><ul><li>and to preserve the spark of youthful creativity often lost in the transition to adulthood. – st...
Using Music to Teach ESL <ul><ul><li>Music was my major in college and I have found numerous ways to use music as a teachi...
Using Comedy to Teach ESL <ul><ul><li>I joke that teaching is stand-up comedy  with a purpose. It reflects my philosophy t...
Using Comedy to Teach ESL <ul><ul><li>My students often share videos of comedians that they like.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Thank You <ul><ul><li>Please share your thoughts and comments with me. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></u...
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  1. 1. The Best of Classrooms Without Walls - 1 acohen843.wordpress.com
  2. 2. About This Presentation <ul><ul><li>Classrooms Without Walls is a blog about whatever interests me at the moment. It began with articles about online education and has since expanded. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This presentation links to some of my favorite articles that I have written over the years. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The First Post <ul><ul><li>What was I thinking when I began this blog on Aug. 4, 2007? Providing free ESL classes via the internet.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/3u7cegs </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Room To Read <ul><ul><li>Sometimes good things happen by chance. A marketing project led me to some great non-profits and a book that changed my direction in life. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I decided to create a blog to market some products for the high tech company that employed me at the time.  </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Room To Read <ul><ul><li>The blog paid you based on the number of clicks your posts generated. Since this was a company project, I felt uncomfortable receiving additional money.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There was an option to donate the money to charity. I love to read so I chose a charity named, Room To Read , an organization that built libraries in Central Asia.  </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Room To Read <ul><ul><li>I checked the box to subscribe for the free email newsletter and promptly forgot about this charity. A few months later, I received an email from Room To Read advertising a book written by its founder - Leaving Microsoft to Change the World . </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Room To Read <ul><ul><li>That title caught my attention as it would many people in the technology field. Microsoft has changed the world and leaving Microsoft to do so seemed a paradox.  </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Room To Read <ul><ul><li>After reading that book, I knew social entrepreneurship was my path in life. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>09/01/07  http://tinyurl.com/3msz38s </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Women are Better Students <ul><ul><li>If you want to change the world, educate women. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5/10/11  http://tinyurl.com/3q68xhz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6/1/11  http://tinyurl.com/67a3jna </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Story Pirates <ul><ul><li>In their own words,  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Story Pirates is a nationally respected arts and creative writing organization founded in 2003 to celebrate the words and ideas of young people, to promote literacy as a vital part of education,  </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Story Pirates <ul><ul><li>and to preserve the spark of youthful creativity often lost in the transition to adulthood. – storypirates.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5/31/11 http://preview.tinyurl.com/3nzpne4 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Using Music to Teach ESL <ul><ul><li>Music was my major in college and I have found numerous ways to use music as a teaching tool. Here is one way. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5/14/08  http://tinyurl.com/3sr5c3w   </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Using Comedy to Teach ESL <ul><ul><li>I joke that teaching is stand-up comedy  with a purpose. It reflects my philosophy that humor makes learning enjoyable. As an ESL teacher, I also have the pleasure to teach students of different cultures from around the world. Laughing about our differences is a great thing. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Using Comedy to Teach ESL <ul><ul><li>My students often share videos of comedians that they like.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5/25/11  http://tinyurl.com/3pl8lfh </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Thank You <ul><ul><li>Please share your thoughts and comments with me. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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