At LSI San Diego , Halloween is always celebrated in style and this year was no exception! It seemed noone could resist the temptation to dress up for the occasion. Our students turned into pirates and witches, teachers turned into mummies and hippies, and staff turned into penguins and clowns all accompanied by eating vast quantities of candy, carving pumpkins and learning all about this traditional, crazy holiday! Prizes were given out to the students wearing the sexiest outfit, the funniest and also the best overall costume!
Archive for November, 2010
LSI UK has been busy investing in the latest classroom technology, installing interactive whiteboards in the classrooms. These new additions to the classrooms have been warmly welcomed by both teachers and student alike.
Noah Fisher, a teacher at LSI London Hampstead, is a very keen proponent of the electronic whiteboard and has even provided training sessions in its use for other members of staff. “Interactive whiteboards are just great! Thanks to the amazing range of media that can be accessed from the Internet , it allows us teachers to be able to provide a much richer learning experience using the whiteboards. Apart from just being more visually appealing than the usual paper based resources, I find that the students become more engaged when sharing, discussing, even interacting with texts using the Interactive Whiteboard. It really seems to pull them into the tasks. ”
Ana Cristine, an LSI Hampstead student from Brazil, is in total agreement with Noah. “When we work with texts on the normal whiteboard I never finish writing down it all down before we move to the next topic but with the interactive board you can easily go back to previous exercises. Also the teacher is able to use lots of colours to highlight texts which makes it more interesting to look at as well as making each mark more distinct.”