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Alison Wins Top Global Education Innovation Award - CIO Today

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interesting articles on sites about teaching English as a foreign language.
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Educational Videos

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When your students watch these videos, they’ll learn:

the basics of plagiarism prevention

the importance of how and why to create a citation

paraphrasing and how to do it


Via Dennis T OConnor, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Most of the aspects concerned with plagiariasm are explained here and the video could easily be used as a homework or in class, for students who are new to this concept to learn about it or comment on or raise questions.

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Short videos from Easy Bib.  Sign up to get access to all videos for classroom use. 

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Grammar & vocabulary learning resources

Grammar & vocabulary learning resources | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Free English grammar & vocabulary exercises, rules, lessons, and tests online. Learn & practice English grammar & vocabulary.
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Lots of voc and grammar here, all online and sorted to some extent (IELTS, TOEIC..) and great for busy teachers. 

Assign some of the vocabulary online, test in class.

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10+ Places To Watch Fun Educational Videos Online

10+ Places To Watch Fun Educational Videos Online | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
The Internet is full of great videos, some of which can be quite educational. A while back, we rounded up a few choice websites with informative videos to expand your mind.

Via Leona Ungerer
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Always looking for inspiration?  Want something that takes the focus off you for a change?  Some suggestions here.

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Why not make teaching English for exams fun? | British Council Voices

Why not make teaching English for exams fun? | British Council Voices | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Larissa Albano, who won the latest Teaching English blog award for her post Teaching for Exams? Have fun! — Gift bags, provides some ideas for making English exam classes a bit more fun.

Via Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat
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Some nice ideas here;  some I have used, some are maybe for younger learners than I teach but plenty of inspiration here.

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, December 4, 7:14 AM

If you teach English for exams, Larissa's latest post is a must read.

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Free Technology for Teachers: My Google Tools T...

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Free Technology for Teachers: My Google Tools Tutorial Videos in One Playlist on Keeping up with Ed Tech curated by WebTeachers (Have you seen: Free Technology for Teachers: My Google Tools Tutorial Videos in One Playlist
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no comment - need to find exploration time for me first.  But.... it sounds promising

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From marvellous to awesome: how spoken British English has changed

From marvellous to awesome: how spoken British English has changed | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
A study called the Spoken British National Corpus 2014 reveals how our use of language is evolving. Is British English succumbing to American influence, asks Tim Dowling
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I guess subconsciously one knows this, but it's good to have somebody back up your suspicions with facts.

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The History Of The English Language In One Chart

The History Of The English Language In One Chart | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Triangulations blogger Sabio Lantz recently put together this rather clever diagram showing how the English language has evolved over the past 3,000 years.
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10 Things That Terrible Teachers Do - Business Insider Australia

10 Things That Terrible Teachers Do - Business Insider Australia | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
“In what ways do teachers kill the joy of reading for their students?” appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are printing one of the best answers, from high school English teacher Peter Kruger.
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I sincerely hope we all know ALL of the ten terrible things.....

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TED-Ed | Lessons Worth Sharing | teaching english

TED-Ed | Lessons Worth Sharing | teaching english | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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Magisto - Magical Video Editor

Magisto - Magical Video Editor | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Isn't video editing too complicated and time consuming? Magical video editing. In a click!
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I wasn't really looking for a video editor like this... more an editor that can do things with a youtube video (cut, add information etc) but this looks interesting anyway.  Perhaps more for private than for educational use.

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How to set up a website for your small business and get it on Google

How to set up a website for your small business and get it on Google | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Your fledgling business's online presence can be make-or-break for its future, so it's worth doing all you can to make it look good
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very interesting....

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Teaching English with e-books from Oxford Learner’s Bookshelf

Teaching English with e-books from Oxford Learner’s Bookshelf | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Shaun Wilden, a freelance teacher trainer and expert in online tutoring, shares his advice for teachers new to using digital coursebooks in the classroom and offers practical guidance for getting t...
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the future is becoming the present...

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Whitewashing a farmer's vocabulary. Alberta, Canada

Whitewashing a farmer's vocabulary. Alberta, Canada | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
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It seems we can no longer say what we mean...  how to make a word disappear..

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Knowing German Makes Learning English Easier - Laboratory Equipment

Knowing German Makes Learning English Easier - Laboratory Equipment | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
A study found that anyone who reads and writes German well is likely to carry over this advantage to English– regardless of the age of onset of foreign language learning or the biological age.
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This is very interesting because I live in Switzerland and there are currently huge debates about which language Swiss kids should be learning (Switzerland has 4 national languages to choose from) and then how early they should be learning.  It would seem after reading this, that the kids can afford to wait a bit and not have several languages at an early age.  I quote from the text:

 

As the results showed, foreign language lessons at an early age did not have a beneficial impact either in the long or in the short term. Already after six months learners who had started five years later had caught up with the early learners and sometimes even surpassed them, e.g. in terms of morpho-syntactic accuracy and complexity, syntactic fluency, grammaticality judgment and content-related and structural aspects of written expression. However, the early learners had a larger vocabulary at the first measurement and less of a tendency to fill the gaps in their vocabulary in the foreign language with so-called “code-switching” into German. “By the second assessment, shortly before the final high-school exams, there were no longer any differences between early and late starters,” says Pfenninger.

 

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The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2014 – Part Two. Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2014 – Part Two. Larry Ferlazzo | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them). In short, there...

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Strange English signs in China and Japan really hate vegetables, sometimes ... - RocketNews24

Strange English signs in China and Japan really hate vegetables, sometimes ... - RocketNews24 | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
We’ve talked before about some of the reasons why bizarre English signage pops up in Asia. One of the most common causes is a fundamental difference in the way sentences are structured between English and other languages.
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A little learning can be a dangerous thing.  I love showing these kind of signs to students to see if a) they understand what was meant and b) if they can smarten the language  up a bit

 

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20+ Online Tools Every Freelancer Should Know - Jimdo Blog

20+ Online Tools Every Freelancer Should Know - Jimdo Blog | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Thanks to the internet, freelancing has become easier than ever. These online tools will help you find freelancing jobs and stay on top of your work.
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I have a home page on Jimdo and their information and help are very good.  If you are a freelancer then this collection of tools would be very helpful for you.

If you want to visit my Jimdo homepage, just click on:

www.goenglish.ch

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Synonyms for the 96 most commonly used words in English

Synonyms for the 96 most commonly used words in English | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Amazing — incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary Anger — enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden Angry —...
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Who doesn't love synonyms?

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A guide to English vocabulary related to social media | English Language Blog

A guide to English vocabulary related to social media | English Language Blog | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
This post offers an overview of social media related vocabulary for the English language learner.
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Invaluable for all those not in social media and great to know if you're teaching those who are in social media.

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The History of English - How the English language went from an obscure Germanic dialect to a global language

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The History of English - How the English language went from an obscure Germanic dialect to a global language

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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One of two scoops on how English has developed over the centuries.

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Make or Do? English ESL Grammar Vocabulary Pronunciation Rap with Fluency MC! - YouTube

Fluency MC builds vocab in English with the 3Rs: Relax, Repeat, Remember. Follow Collo and Fluency MC: http://www.facebook.com/FluencyMC http://twitter.com/F...
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For the right audicence - great!  Those horrid expressions which require 'do' or 'make' and that students never know.  Might be worth getting students to make their own rap after researching some expressions  but, like I said, for the right age group.

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Testing times for English teaching firm as it taps examination market - ecns

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Testing times for English teaching firm as it taps examination market
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A new test!  I wonder a) what it's like (I guess I'll have to take a good look);  b) how effective it is and c) if it is more fun than IELTS which I have taught - and hated!  Actually, they haven't finished designing it and it seems to be aimed at the Chinese market.  Currently free... but watch this space.  Obviously people are already saying it will not produce accurate results but this might be a case of sour grapes.  Perhaps TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS have had global domination for too long

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EDpuzzle

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Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.

Via Ricardo Martín Ramirez 
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well now... this looks interesting.  How many times have I wanted to edit a video... maybe now I can

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A linguist's history of the foods you love - Vox

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A linguist's history of the foods you love
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Just as the custom was dying out, they started this tradition of drinking to your health at English dinner parties. And they ... The clues they found were the use of past tense way beyond what's normal.
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You could generate a very nice lesson from here.

Either, a discussion before reading or asking students to research the origins of the foolds by themselves online and then comparing with the article.  Just a thought.....

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alphabetical wordlist for engineers (134700 Technical Terms / words) in german-english / english-german (vocabulary) (German Edition) - Kindle edition by Markus Wagner. Reference Kindle eBooks @ Am...

alphabetical wordlist for engineers (134700 Technical Terms / words) in german-english / english-german (vocabulary) (German Edition) - Kindle edition by Markus Wagner. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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I bet somebody can use this.  This is the tech.stuff we teachers find so hard to research. 

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