KWLA 2014 – Flipology

This year, I have decided to try a new presentational tool called “EMAZED”. Frankly, I was not amazed by the user-ability, however, the pre-designed interface templates did caught my attention at first.

I will be presentation on the topic of FLIPOLOGY. Due to time limitation of the workshop (only 3 hours), we will only be focusing on the technology aspect of Flipped classroom. However, there are so much more resources on the presentation, so be sure to try it out. 🙂 #KWLA2014 by emaze

FREE Community performance – “Love for China” – Sept. 24th, 2014 @ 7pm

Dear Louisville Community:

You are cordially invited to the first ever Confucius Institute 10th Year Anniversary celebration “Love for China” on Sept. 24th, 2014, 7pm at the Kentucky Center of Art, Bomhard Theater.

The Confucius Institute at Western Kentucky University have generously sponsored all ticket costs for the event, however, due to limited seating, we can only honor the first 500 reservations. So please email by Sept. 20th to secure your seats. Or you can submit your request here:

This special event will be filled with traditional Chinese music, instrument and beautiful dancing performances. A detail list of program can be found at this link: .

Please feel free to forward this message to anyone in the community. The event is great for all ages, and we especially encourages students to join us for this amazing performance.

We look forward to meeting you on Sept. 24th at 7pm!

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Lead with Languages!

I often tell people, it is not which world language to learn, it is to open your mind to another culture and learn another language. Sure one would argue some language is more “important” than others, but I do not believe that is the case. I firmly believe that we need to provide opportunities for students to learn ANY language. Monolingualism in 21st century with all of the resources we have is just simply not acceptable. ACTFL has team up with an awesome campaign, call “”. I am super excited with this even there is not much about it yet. For now, I am going to advocate and continue talk about world language, because I know for a fact that together we can “LEAD WITH LANGUAGES!”

Infographic Creation

So tonight I decided to try to create an infograph instead of just reference on, and I realized that it is not nearly as easy as it seems. 😦 I tested out several tools: pikochart,,, and finally decided on All are pretty similar, some give more templates while others provides quick ways to share final product socially. I decided to follow one of the infography on top trending dogs and created on for my personal use. Here is the final product:


Powtoon Is STILL Giving Away Free Accounts to Teachers

So many of you asked me if Powtoon is another good tool to use. Here are two examples from my daughter Jacquelyn. She found this tool last year on her own and decided to create her French project with it.

Here is her first one: Chez-Le-Medecin
And second one: Body Parts

She had a lot of fun with it, you can also download a transcript of the video.

I have just signed up the free account, so I know it is still available. The free code is on my second image. Definitely worth it to check it out! Here is the direct link to Powtoon promotion:

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TEDGlobal 2014: The full lineup revealed

TED Blog

TG14-SpeakerAnnouncementTEDGlobal 2014 is themed “South!,” and it will be the first official TED conference held in South America. Focusing on themes emerging around the world, this conference will take a bold look at the ideas flowing from the Global South, discussing innovation as well as social and political issues, art as well as education, resources as well as technology.

TEDGlobal 2014 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from October 6-10. Below, check out the full speaker line-up, organized by discipline. To see the speakers in the order in which they will appear onstage, check out our online program guide. Interested in watching in person? Join us in Rio!

The scientists

Astronomer Wendy Freedman leads the construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope, a next-generation facility in northern Chile that will have 10 times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim investigates the medicinal and…

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