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wideo - Anyone can make cool videos. | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
A new tool to make cool videos. You just choose a template, insert objects, animate and share! Go meet Mr. Wideo :)

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The 10 questions to ask before you start your one-to-one program | eSchool News | eSchool News

The 10 questions to ask before you start your one-to-one program | eSchool News | eSchool News | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Ann McMullan shared 5 "start factors" that she called the keys to success of any one-to-one program as well as the top questions schools should ask themselves.
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Asking the right questions can make all the difference, says a one-to-one pro.

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Dangers of bicycling close to large, speeding trucks | Bangkok Post: learning

Dangers of bicycling close to large, speeding trucks | Bangkok Post: learning | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
เรียนศัพท์ภาษาอังกฤษพร้อมความหมายของคำเหล่านี้ 19-wheelers,,accident,บังเอิญ,blame,การรับผิดชอบต่อสิ่งไม่ดีที่เกิดขึ้น,chance,โอกาส กับ Bangkok Post Learning Channel
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Warning on dangers of bicycling close to large, speeding trucks. Video of bicyclists riding along a highway in the truck lane in a way that makes it difficult for big trucks to pass them posted to Facebook.

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Office of Basic Education Commission told to modernize Thai educational curriculum - Pattaya Mail - Pattaya News, Communities, Opinions and much more...

Office of Basic Education Commission told to modernize Thai educational curriculum - Pattaya Mail - Pattaya News, Communities, Opinions and much more... | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
BANGKOK, 24 September 2015 -The Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) has been instructed to develop a curriculum that is up to date, under Thai...
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The Education Minister also placed importance on improving existing teacher training programs, as university graduates don't always possess the skills needed to teach in a classroom. - See more at: http://www.pattayamail.com/thailandnews/office-of-basic-education-commission-told-to-modernize-thai-educational-curriculum-51591#sthash.989M5XRV.dpuf

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Mu Ham finally jailed for road rage killing incident | Bangkok Post: learning

Mu Ham finally jailed for road rage killing incident | Bangkok Post: learning | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
เรียนศัพท์ภาษาอังกฤษพร้อมความหมายของคำเหล่านี้ accuse,กล่าวหา,acknowledge,ยอมรับ,allegedly,ที่กล่าวหา,Appeals Court,ศาลอุทธรณ์ กับ Bangkok Post Learning Channel
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Kanpitak, now 28, is the son of formerformerMeaning: of or in an earlier time; before the present time or in the pastThai Translation: อดีต, แต่ก่อนLearn more Miss Thailand Sawinee Pakaranang and real estate businessman Kan-anek Pachimsawat.

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China's uncivilised tourist list: Don Meuang troublemakers added (videos)

China's uncivilised tourist list: Don Meuang troublemakers added (videos) | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Four troublemaker Chinese tourists led other tourists in shouting, hooting & singing in chaotic protest in Don Meuang departure lounge over delayed flight, added to govt uncivilized tourist blacklist.
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Numerous incidents of bad behaviour by Chinese tourists abroad, from fighting with air crews to defacing cultural artefacts, have drawn widespread derision in China. That prompted the administration last year to create the list, which now contains 11 names.

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Meet the little girl of 12 who beat Einstein and Hawking on an IQ test

Meet the little girl of 12 who beat Einstein and Hawking on an IQ test | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Lydia Sebastian bagged the maximum mark of 162 on Mensa’s Catrall III B test, putting her two points ahead of the renowned physicists
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Lydia, who is about to go into her second year at Colchester County High School for Girls, said the paper challenged her language skills, including analogies, definitions and her sense of logic.

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Schools in Thailand will be closing soon for the semester break, so we'd like to offer you and your school or education service a full-scale 30-Day FREE Trial of the English Attack! online “entertainment immersion” language learning platform.


Get ready for the second term!


Also it isn't too late to signup for Thailand Educators Network (TEN) Networking meeting 09/09/2015 18:30
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Explosion rocks Bangkok commercial hub, killing several

Explosion rocks Bangkok commercial hub, killing several | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
A bomb went off near a Skytrain station at Ratchaprasong in the evening and two more unexploded bombs were found in the area.
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Thai authorities said they will set up security checkpoints at major attractions in the city. However, train services in the city will operate normally, while 438 schools will be closed on Tuesday. No state of emergency was issued in the city.

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10 MORE NO PREP TEFL Activities - Traveling Banana

10 MORE NO PREP TEFL Activities - Traveling Banana | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
NO PREP TEFL Activities come in handy next time you have a little extra time to fill or need something fresh to spice up a class! No prep tefl activities
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Writing Contest Thailand 2015 - Winners | Sataban

Writing Contest Thailand 2015 - Winners | Sataban | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Writing Contest Thailand 2015 - Winners. The winners of the 2015 Thai-English short stories award are:... Writing Contest Thailand 2015
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All these young Thai students all did very well and showed a real talent as aspiring authors and “écrivans en herbe“, wonderful and unique style, as well as demonstrated amazing computer skills as they had to send their stories using an internet interface on Sataban.com.


You all did a great job. Congratulations at all of you.

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TEFL, Online TEFL TESOL, TESOL Courses Online

TEFL, Online TEFL TESOL, TESOL Courses Online | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
We offer Internationally accredited and recognized TEFL / TESOL courses online via self study at fantastic rates! Enrol and start today!
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The Isan Cowboy

The Isan Cowboy | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Khun Asawachat Suktranom works as an art teacher in Nakhon Sawan and, unlike probably anyone you probably know, he rides his horse to school every day, instead of a motorcycle or car.
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Art teacher Asawachat Suktranom rides his horse to school every day in Nakon Sawan.

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This Is What Students Will Be Doing in 2035 — Bright

This Is What Students Will Be Doing in 2035 - Bright - Medium
The future is going to get weird. Can education keep up?
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Students respond to “In 2035, I’m going to…” What will matter in the future? 

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads

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Beer selfies now against the law, say police | Bangkok Post: learning

Beer selfies now against the law, say police | Bangkok Post: learning | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
เรียนศัพท์ภาษาอังกฤษพร้อมความหมายของคำเหล่านี้ Act,กฎหมาย,admitted,ยอมรับ,advertise,ลงโฆษณา,advertisement,การโฆษณา กับ Bangkok Post Learning Channel
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Which people posting beer selfies to social media will police choose to go after?

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Bombing: First suspect back in focus | Bangkok Post: learning

Bombing: First suspect back in focus | Bangkok Post: learning | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
เรียนศัพท์ภาษาอังกฤษพร้อมความหมายของคำเหล่านี้ account,การอธิบาย,admitted,ยอมรับ,allegedly,ที่ถูกกล่าวหา, นัยว่า,appearance,ลักษณะภายนอก, การปรากฏตัว กับ Bangkok Post Learning Channel
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Prayut's stance at UN must stand the test of logic | Bangkok Post: opinion

Prayut's stance at UN must stand the test of logic | Bangkok Post: opinion | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Editorial, commentary, analysis, cartoon and blogs by Bangkok Post columnists.
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Denying the fact that Thailand is not under a military dictatorship, as Foreign Minister Don tried to do in a recent interview, is an exercise in futility that will be laughed out of court. Why? Because such a claim is not supported by any credible evidence. Arresting students in peaceful protests, incarcerating reporters for dissenting opinions on Twitter and using Section 44 as a magic wand to avoid emocratic due process, points to the fact that Thailand is a country not governed by democracy or even rule of law for that matter. 

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Hazing, sexuality and the problem with education in Thailand | Asian Correspondent

Hazing, sexuality and the problem with education in Thailand | Asian Correspondent | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Hazing rituals at Thailand's universities, known in Thai collectively as 'rab nong' (welcome the juniors), despite often coming under heavy criticism by the Thai and international press, as well as growing numbers of Thai anti-hazing groups for sometimes violent, dehumanizing, and humiliating practices, remains prevalent in Thailand.
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Indicative of how Thai education fails in understanding and accepting a teenager's natural sexual desires was the 2012 O-NET (Ordinary National Educational Test) for Health Education. Upper high school students were asked, “If you have a sexual urge, what should you do?” The options were: 



  • Ask friends to play football with you
  • Talk to a family member
  • Try to sleep
  • Go out with a friend of the opposite sex
  • Invite a friend to watch a movie


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Thai-owned Leicester City goes 2nd in Premier League

Thai-owned Leicester City goes 2nd in Premier League | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Leicester City's Thai owners are smiling today as the Foxes sit in second place in the Premier League, ahead of Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.
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Asia's smartphone addiction - BBC News

Asia's smartphone addiction - BBC News | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
The BBC's Heather Chen on the rise of smartphone addiction across Asia.
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A recent study surveyed almost 1,000 students in South Korea, where 72% of children own a smartphone by the age of 11 or 12 and spend on average 5.4 hours a day on them - as a result about 25% of children were considered addicted to smartphones.

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Prime suspect arrested, but where, when?

Prime suspect arrested, but where, when? | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Police have arrested a foreign man described by authorities as the prime suspect in the bombing of the Erawan shrine that killed 20 people and injured 130. But inconsistencies emerged Tuesday over the location of the suspect's arrest.
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But inconsistencies emerged Tuesday over the location of the suspect's arrest


Bangkok and Phnom Penh said the suspect was arrested in Phnom Penh about two days ago.


"In my opinion this is beginning to look like another botched investigation by Thai officials"

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Alphabet

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As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange when compared to our current businesses.” From the start, we’ve always strived to do more, and to do important and meaningful things with the resources we have. 

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Newsletter August 2015

Newsletter August 2015 | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
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The TEFL Training College is proud to announce our newest addition to our ever expanding family - TEFL Training College Thailand. The vision of our new franchise is to promote and expand the reach of the global brand in Thailand and the general region. Its mission is to be innovative and forward thinking - offering contemporary, relevant and quality skills training.

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Thailand Educators Network Presentation and Networking | Facebook

Thailand Educators Network Presentation and Networking | Facebook | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
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Donald Patnaude will be presenting about, English Attack!, the first English-language learning service specifically designed for the digital generation.

Featuring a worldwide community of learners of English, it uses short online entertainment segments to encourage frequent digital immersion in everyday English, with fresh content published weekly.

Donald will be touching on some key points.

1. English Attack! for Education
2. Using English Attack! in the classroom
3. Manage your classes with your Teacher Account
4. Licensing English Attack! for your school
5. English Attack! for independent teachers
6. Improve your English with Video Boosters
7. Learn English vocabulary with Photo Vocabs
8. Power up your English with games on English Attack!
9. Much more as time permits...

Donald originally from the Windy City decided to make Thailand his home after visiting the Kingdom five times. He arrived two months after 9/11 (November 11 2001) and ran out of money by the end of the month. 

Sound familiar? So he did what many of us do and started teaching English.

As marketing partner in Thailand for Paris-based English Attack! he helps teenagers and adults create a user account so that they can begin learning/improving their English language skills.

He also help teachers, schools, universities, private language centers, groups and companies select the right plan that is best for them.

He will be offering all schools, language centers and universities a FREE 30-Day Trial for all their English language teachers and their students too. After the 30-Day trial they will be offered a very special price if they decide to buy.

This is going to be a very special price for English Attack! Thailand to show support for TEN members.

Tenderloins
Sukhumvit Soi 33
18.30 to 21.00 
Talk at 19.15

350 Baht 
Includes a drink and some great pub food

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No place for timidity in education reform

No place for timidity in education reform | Ajarn Donald's Educational News | Scoop.it
Those awaiting sweeping educational reforms from the military government were disappointed with last week's announcement of a new curriculum focused on enhancing students' understanding of history and their loyalty to the three pillars of Thai society.
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Thailand has failed to reform the ideology inherent in its education system for too long, and the country is losing ground to Asean neighbours and facing a major economic downturn. Focusing on increasing... 

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