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ESL/EFL Terminology

A large number of abbreviations and acronyms are used to describe English language teaching. This can confuse students as well as aspiring teachers. Note t
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BBC News Review: Sexist advertisements to be banned in the UK

Adverts which show men and women in 'old-fashioned' gender stereotypical roles, for example a woman cleaning a house alone, are to be banned from the UK fo

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I liked this video report because it didn't 'talk down' to learners and it gave clear help for people who wanted to understand the news review. 
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Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-did-english-come-from-claire-bowern When we talk about ‘English’, we often think of it as a singl
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This is a relatively simple and slowly-spoken 'history' of where the English we speak today originated.  
You could use it in a class of mixed nationalities to find similarities between students' native languages and English to demonstrate how much of our vocabulary stems from a common ancestor.  
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The futuristic school where computers teach the class - BBC News

The futuristic school where computers teach the class - BBC News | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
A look inside AltSchool, where computer programmers are trying to supercharge education

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More of the 'Big Brother is watching you' ubiquitous attitude that we already have daily.  
Is it really going to produce cleverer kids?  Or are the kids simply being trained to only work via computers?  Of course, I'm sure the basic idea is well-meant, but what sort of future generation are we encouraging here?  
As a teacher, I do wonder if all these kids, sitting at their computers to learn, are the sort of human beings we really want, or is the world going to be a place where only this sort of education will function in the workplace?
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The 8 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools For Teachers - eLearning Industry

The 8 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools For Teachers - eLearning Industry | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Free Educational Technology: The 8 best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for teachers. Check how to use 8 great Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for teachers!
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Some of the sites are tricky because they require extra software, e.g. Silverlight or Java, the latter won't function on Chrome.  Take a look and try them out.  
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Screencasting

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Via Peggy George
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I let my business class do presentations on screen-casting.  It gets them a speaking grade for the end of term.  The reason I do this is a) so they can get it out of the way whenever they have time - the deadline is fairly long and b) they tend to take more trouble over it than if it were just an ordinary presentation, in front of the class.
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Including Rubrics

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Très utile pour se lancer dans les capsules ! 

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Give Your Students a Voice with Flipgrid

Give Your Students a Voice with Flipgrid | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Empower all of your students to contribute to engaging class discussions Learn how Flipgrid provided every single one of my students with a voice.
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Sounds (literally)  quite useful, but not free.  Worth looking into
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Can YOU solve these word riddles?

Can YOU solve these word riddles? | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Playbuzz has devised a list of infuriating word riddles, otherwise known as dingbats, to put your logistical knowledge to the test.
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something to think about when you've got nothing better to think about.  Maybe a few challenging time fillers in a class that needs a challenge?
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What we learn in school and why - SWI swissinfo.ch

What we learn in school and why - SWI swissinfo.ch | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
The subjects taught at Swiss schools are a reflection of society’s expectations, a pioneering national research project shows.
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One Simple Way to Screencast with Office Mix

One Simple Way to Screencast with Office Mix | Articles re. education | Scoop.it

A 2-Minute Technology Tip on Screencasting by Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher). A screencast is when you record the screen. While there are many great options out there, Office Mix is so simple, I’m using it for most screencasting. In this example, students have written a few lines of code in Scratch. Then, they open Office Mix. They use the screen recording tool to capture their program in action. Finally, they make the video and upload it to PowerSchool Learning. This tutorial video shows everything except the uploading process.


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I usually use SNAG IT, for which I made a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, but it wasn't that expensive.  I have also used SCREENCAST O COM but that is - in the free version - only for narrating and not recording from your PC.  Obviously, this one needs some trying-out.
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8 Free Web Conferencing Tools - eLearning Industry

8 Free Web Conferencing Tools - eLearning Industry | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a Free Web Conferencing Tool? Check the best 8 Free Web Conferencing Tools! 
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All well worth trying out.  
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How to Write a Formal Email | Learn English

How to Write a Formal Email | Learn English | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Learn English. 1 FREE English lesson added every single day. Grammar, vocabulary, listening & reading
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Very useful for my Business English classes.  All bundled together for use outside class.
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Add Streaming Video to Google Drawings!

Add Streaming Video to Google Drawings! | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Recently, I have been using Google Drawings to create #HyperDrawings. But, I did not think it was possible to embed video into the Google Drawing! Tonight, I accidentally discovered that it is really easy to do!

Step 1: Insert a Video into Google Slides (Insert-Video)

Step 2: Click on Video- Copy (Ctrl C)

Step 3: Go to Google Drawings

Step 4: Paste (Ctrl V)

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A new toy for me!  Try it out.....
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Video: 26 Ways to Learn English for Free

Here's a great video from Simple English Videos that I'm adding to my Learn English Online website in the How To Learn English category. You can find the resources mentioned in the video, including free Readers and Audiobooks, here

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There are some good ideas here for learners to help themselves.  Vicki Hollett tends to talk to viewers as if they were not more than first-graders, but the tips are good. Some ideas may be new, some not so new.  Try them if you want to help yourself improve.
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Which Came First -- the Chicken or the Egg?

Which Came First -- the Chicken or the Egg? | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
In the English language, some animals have come to represent human characteristics. Lions are brave. Foxes are tricky. And elephants are loyal, just to name a few... Then there are chickens.

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some  interesting facts about the was English uses 'chicken' when speaking. 
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BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / The super rich

BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / The super rich | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
The rich are getting richer

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A nice recording with a lot of interesting vocabulary, talking about how owning your own yacht demonstrates your wealth as nothing else can.  Labelled 'intermediate' the recording is possibly a little slow but the vocabulary is probably worth it.  Recommended for adults /business students. 
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The 20 Best Learning Management Systems (Update 2017)

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Are you looking for the Best Learning Management Systems the eLearning industry has to offer? Check The 20 Best Learning Management Systems!
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Flipgrid. The Power of Student Voice.

This video showcases authentic classroom stories of amplifying student voice through Flipgrid. From highlighting the power of natural voice in elementary students…
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And here is a video, showing how people actually use Flipgrid in education 
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Antarctica: Trip of a Lifetime

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Joanna Symons tells you all you need to know about visiting Antarctica, the glassy world of the last wilderness.
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Scooped - because it's my dream destination although I'll probably never be able to afford it and perhaps because for the sake of the planet, I shouldn't go there.  Still, it would be amazing!
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Real English: Using WHEN & WHERE to Make Plans

Real English: Using WHEN & WHERE to Make Plans | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Are you feeling like a day out with a friend? Great! Let me teach you how to arrange a meeting so you can have a chance to practise your English together! In this lesson, I will teach you some of the vocabulary you need to make plans. We will cover all the essential details, such as when, meaning the time of the meeting, and where, meaning the location. After watching, make sure to do the quiz to check your understanding of the lesson. Have a fun day out!
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She's probably even older than I am!  So that means she knows what she's talking about.
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Multilingualism: Switzerland’s unique selling point - SWI swissinfo.ch

Multilingualism: Switzerland’s unique selling point - SWI swissinfo.ch | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Switzerland is a good test case for how the world might benefit from more multilingualism, argues language expert Gabrielle Hogan-Brun.
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As a Swiss resident this information appealed to me.  Mother tongue English but also speaking Swiss dialect and reading and understanding 'High' German plus a smattering of French and the ability to order a pizza in Italian.  Here I get to use languages, in the UK I probably wouldn't.
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3 Tech Tools To Create A Classroom ‘Cloud’.

3 Tech Tools To Create A Classroom ‘Cloud’. | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
The ‘cloud’ is the term meaning a collection of online data which is stored online.  Creating a classroom cloud is extremely useful because it allows for all the children’s work to be stored in one place and shared easily. Here are 3 tech tools which make creating a cloud nice and straightforward: Google Drive. This…

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sounds interesting.  I knew Google Drive and OneNote but not Showbie.  Good luck with trying stuff out. 
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9 Maps to Change How You See the World - Goodnet

9 Maps to Change How You See the World - Goodnet | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Get ready to have your mind blown
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Teach Your Students Even When You're Absent | TechSmith EDU

Teach Your Students Even When You're Absent | TechSmith EDU | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Learn how screencasts can teach your students even when you're absent.
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Such a useful tool.  And you can buy it and have the access forever.  If you don't believe me, watch Russell Stannard using Snagit and get convinced!
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