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Why students using laptops learn less in class even when they really are taking notes

Why students using laptops learn less in class even when they really are taking notes | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
A new study adds to the evidence that longhand writing makes for better learning than pounding on a laptop.
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How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits

How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Taking a nap, we've seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain.  Everyone likes to get a quick nap in every now and then, but napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street Journal offers recommendations for planning your perfect nap, including how long to nap an
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33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed

33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Bookmark them all. Change your life forever.
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Cecily McMillan's guilty verdict reveals our mass acceptance of police violence

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Molly Knefel: The hyper-selective retelling of events mirrors the popular narrative of Occupy Wall Street – and how one woman may serve seven years while the NYPD goes free
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Spring 2014 Volume 4(1)

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Spring 2014 Volume 4 Number 1:  (Print & Online Edition) Table of Contents [PDF Book] [Individual Subscription] [Institutional Subscription] [Donate to the Journal] [Advertise in the Journal] C...
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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014 by Sara Briggs The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms...


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Asian ESP Journal

Asian ESP Journal | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
We are an on-line English for Specific Purposes journal for linguists, academics, language teachers and language learners.
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Transparent teaching and learning: Capturing the why - @megormi

Transparent teaching and learning: Capturing the why - @megormi | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Tyler Hart caught my attention one day on Twitter by posting student-created math videos on his classroom Vimeo channel. I clicked the link and watched a f
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IATEFL

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Plenary session by Sugata Mitra.

The future of learning

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning.

- See more at: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2014/sessions/2014-04-05/plenary-sugata-mitra#sthash.fHgP4F9y.dpuf

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IATEFL

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Plenary session:  David Graddol.  English and economic development 
The extraordinary growth in the learning of English around the world has largely been premised on the economic rationale that English will help make its speakers and those countries which invest in it richer. In this plenary I will critically explore the idea that English brings economic benefits. Is the economic rationale just disguising a new kind of linguistic imperialism? Or does it genuinely bring benefits to those investing in English? In this presentation I will explore critically the role English now plays in different sectors of the economy, especially the growing services economy, and the implications of this for educational policy. For example, is the current trend towards teaching English in primary schools a necessary consequence of economic globalisation? What target level of proficiency should be set at key stages in education? Is it necessary for everyone to learn English? Or to learn it to the same level? Using the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to identify functional proficiency levels, I will discuss some recent global educational and employment trends. Drawing on my recent work in India, China and Brazil I will explore some of the shared issues that have arisen with regard to English language education in these emergent economies, as well as some of the key differences. Finally, I will address what I think is a key issue: does the economic rationalist argument for the massive push for English teaching around the world really make sense? Is it delivering the supposed economic benefits? And what are the potential social, cultural and other costs? - See more at: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2014/sessions/2014-04-02/plenary-session-david-graddol#sthash.LRGdUGKK.dpuf

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Can global issues provide authenticity and context in English teaching - IATEFL

Can global issues provide authenticity and context in English teaching - IATEFL | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it

Presenter:  Ken Wilson.  The use of English by non-native speakers to highlight global issues is increasing, often involving the clever use of social media. Should English teachers focus more on this wider use of English and pay less attention to native speaker socio-cultural aspects of the language? This talk will look at the arguments for and against and provide some practical classroom suggestions. - See more at: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2014/sessions/2014-04-04/can-global-issues-provide-authenticity-and-context-english-teaching#sthash.yrkxkS4t.dpuf

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eltjam @ IATEFL 2014 on what EdTech means for ELT

eltjam @ IATEFL 2014 on what EdTech means for ELT | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
We think it it’s decision time for the ELT industry: ELT is going to become part of EdTech whether we like it or not, and it’s up to us to decide what we do about it. Are we going to resist EdTech?...
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How I became a UN interpreter

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From an early interest in French sparked at an after-school club to a chance to learn Russian, Helen Reynolds-Brown talks about her career as a UN interpreter
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5 Misconceptions about Being a Diplomat

5 Misconceptions about Being a Diplomat | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
  Diplomats like to point out all the difficulties they face in their jobs, even as they lounge about on their million dollar yachts flitting from one wonderful destination to another. Their main concerns are which outrageously expensive tuxedo/dress they will wear to tonight’s gala. They comment that the weather isn’t just right, even as …
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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.
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How Studying Or Working Abroad Changes The Way You Think « Annie Murphy Paul

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The Language of Dude Feminism

The Language of Dude Feminism | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
The sort of language used to assert men’s dominance over women has a pretty recognizable pattern across the cultural landscape. Men, we are told, are in charge of things because they have something...
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2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in Perspective

2 Charts That Put the Chinese Pollution Crisis in Perspective | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
No one now alive has experienced anything similar in North America or Europe, except in the middle of a forest fire or a volcanic eruption.
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Information Overload? Here Are 10 Ways You - And Your Students - Can Deal With It - InformED

Information Overload? Here Are 10 Ways You - And Your Students - Can Deal With It - InformED | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it

Researchers tend to agree that it’s not the volume of information that is the problem; it’s our inability to organize and process it all without experiencing “information overload, or what neuroscientists like to call “cognitive overload. In recent years, technology strategists have even compared information overload to physical obesity, dubbing it “infobesity. Just as our eyes are sometimes larger than our stomachs, our interest can be significantly greater than our brain capacity.


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Some great tips towards the end for information management and how to help students with this.

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"What Teachers Make," by TAYLOR MALI - YouTube

Performed at the very first Page Meets Stage pairing at the Bowery Poetry Club on November 12, 2005
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IH Journal - 31/03/2014 digital edition

IH Journal - 31/03/2014 digital edition | Articles Worth Reading (mostly ELT) | Scoop.it
Please click to launch this digital edition.
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IATEFL

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Plenary session by Michael Hoey.  

Old approaches, new perspectives: the implications of a corpus linguistic theory for learning the English language

Two major figures in English Language Teaching are Michael Lewis and Stephen Krashen, but both have come under heavy criticism. I shall briefly describe the major claims of both as well as outlining some of the criticisms that have been levelled against them. I shall then seek to demonstrate that their claims are compatible with current corpus-linguistic research, which is itself supported by long-standing and robust psychological research. What corpus-linguistic and psychological studies in fact suggest is that we need a very different model of the way language is organised; Lexical Priming theory is an attempt to provide such a model of language. I shall describe the main claims of the theory and provide evidence for these claims. Finally, the talk will offer provisional evidence to support the view that Chinese has the same lexical properties as English. This is important because it suggests that my own work and that of Lewis and Krashen are as likely to be relevant to the learning and teaching of Chinese as they are to English. Perhaps more importantly, it also suggests that two apparently very different languages like Chinese and English are more alike in major ways than is usually assumed; this has important implications for the teaching of English, some of which will be discussed.

- See more at: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2014/sessions/2014-04-04/plenary-session-michael-hoey#sthash.tzwTFZWh.dpuf

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A guide to pseudo-science in English language teaching IATEFL

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Presenter:  Russell Mayne.  This talk will focus on aspects of English language teaching which have little or no scientific credibility. Practices such as neuro-linguistic programming, learning styles, multiples intelligences and brain gym will be examined. This talk will ask why, despite the evidence, these approaches/methods remain popular. It will also include a guide to spotting pseudo-science in education. - See more at: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2014/sessions/2014-04-02/guide-pseudo-science-english-language-teaching#sthash.Yj0qaeSC.dpuf

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Evidence Based EFL

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Dedicated to looking at language and language teaching from an evidence-base viewpoint.

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