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English Grammar: Past Simple Time Markers · engVid

English Grammar: Past Simple Time Markers · engVid | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Just now, I have seen a movie or Just now, I saw a movie -- which sentence is correct? In this grammar lesson, I will teach you about past simple time markers. Time markers like yesterday, just now, last week, and ago can ...
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Another supportive video to reinforce learning;  again, I would put this on my Wiki and let the class follow the lesson to support my teaching.

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Educational technology for K-16 educators
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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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Google like a boss

Google like a boss | Articles re. education | Scoop.it

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10 Tools for More Interactive Videos 

10 Tools for More Interactive Videos  | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Forget about PowerPoints with voice-over — that's old school. These "new school" apps can help you engage your students while they're learning from your lectures.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Ricardo Martín Ramirez 
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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 7, 2:52 PM
A couple of interesting tools here. 
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La vidéo n'est plus uniquement pour les spécialistes ! C'est à la portée de tous. Vous pouvez surtout demander aux étudiants de créer des films au lieu d'une présentation en classe.
Janette Planck's curator insight, June 13, 5:49 AM
Technologies to assist

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Grammar-Quizzes: Practice on Points of English Grammar (ESL/ELL)

Grammar-Quizzes: Practice on Points of English Grammar (ESL/ELL) | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Improve and update your knowledge of English grammar with contrastive examples, modern descriptions, contexts, images, diagrams, quizzes, editing exercises.
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Not only for students....useful for teachers (including me) too!
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50+ Free Tech Tools For Your Classroom

50+ Free Tech Tools For Your Classroom | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
We are here to give you the know-how necessary to continue to learn about new free tech tools for your classroom.
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Another list of useful ideas when you're running short of them yourself.  Lots to learn, practise and try out.  
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Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week

Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Here’s the latest edition of this every-weekend feature . These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they have origi…
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Larry Ferlazzo is spot on!  His blog is great if you're short of ideas. 
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The future of digital advertising: Ads that look back

The future of digital advertising: Ads that look back | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Billboards that watch you back aren't just the stuff of science fiction. Columnist Alan K'necht takes a look at the technologies that are transforming digital advertising.
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If you ever  thought that the horrors of George Orwell's '1984' could never happen, well -surprise, surprise, you were wrong! We're already well entrenched and no sign of escape.  It can only get worse.

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10 Customer Experiences You Need To Deliver Today!

Looking for a way to gain a competitive advantage? Check out these 10 must-provide customer experiences!
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Once again, not really education but an interesting topic for reading and discussion with business students.  It's often hard to find texts that are easy to read and can apply to both large and small companies, but I think this one would be a good bet.
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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way.
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BUSINESS PHRASAL VERBS MILLIONAIRE QUIZ

BUSINESS PHRASAL VERBS MILLIONAIRE QUIZ | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Find the correct 'particle' and win the (virtual) money
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Fun for a business class when you have a few extra minutes of class time.  Creaated on: www.learningapps.org

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10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never Tried | Edudemic

10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never Tried | Edudemic | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
If you do a quick search for word cloud, you'll see so many different types. I recommend picking test text & pasting it in each text box to see the result.
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Lots of ideas here.  I tried Taxgedo because I occasionally have trouble loading Wordle (which I very much like).  There are various sites here to experiment with.

Sadly, you cannot do these on Chrome, and they're a bit tricky on Firefox although good old Internet Explorer had no problems here.

 

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VOCABULARY: How to use reporting verbs like insist, demand and advise - YouTube

For more on reporting verbs: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/intermediate/unit-11 Do you ever need to talk about what someone said? Or wh...
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Reporting verbs are tricky.  A bit of outside help and something more visual is very useful.

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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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English will not be an official EU language after Brexit, says senior MEP

English will not be an official EU language after Brexit, says senior MEP | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
No other EU country has English as their official language and so it could lose its status.
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Oh oh....will this affect teachers of EFL?  
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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Maria Claudia Londoño D., Juergen Wagner, RitaZ, Ricardo Martín Ramirez 
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LiveSlides: Embed any web content in a PowerPoint presentation

LiveSlides: Embed any web content in a PowerPoint presentation | Articles re. education | Scoop.it

Kick off your presentation with a YouTube video. Then ask the audience a few ice breaker questions they can answer from their mobile phones. Throw in a live Twitter feed to keep them on their toes. Finish it off with an interactive Q&A session. All of that, and more, is possible when you can insert live web content into your presentation with LiveSlides.

 

Make presentations fun again:

Turn a passive audience into active learners. Interactive activities, like multiple choice questions, engage the audience making presentations more enjoyable.

Audience powered Q&A sessions

Tackle the most relevant issues your audience wants answered by letting them upvote the questions they care about and downvote the ones they don't.

Live-updating word clouds

Know what your audience is thinking. LiveSlides can help reveal prominent ideas by presenting these insights as a live word cloud visualization.


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English in a Minute: Baggage

English in a Minute: Baggage | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
When you travel, you take things with you in bags. This is called "baggage." But, Anna and Jonathan are not actually talking about travel. Find out another definition of "baggage" means in this episode of English in a Minute!
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Nice to find something that ties in with beginnner's and tourism language.  
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What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean? | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
From drones to filters to artificial islands, innovators are working to reduce the threat thousands of tons of trash pose to marine ecosystems.
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Interesting to share with students.  It's affecting us now and it will continue to do so when our students are all grown up. 
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54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students -

54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students - | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students by TeachThought Staff The flipped classroom has continued to enjoy momentum years after it

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6 strategies to build links to your small business website

6 strategies to build links to your small business website | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Small business owners often don't know where to start when it comes to local link building for SEO, so Pratik Dholakiya shares his tips and suggestions.
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This isn't strictly about education but it would make an excellent reading and discussion text in business English classes, especially if your students were small-business owners.
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Quiz: Where Should I Go on Holiday? From www.englishblog.com

Quiz: Where Should I Go on Holiday? From www.englishblog.com | Articles re. education | Scoop.it

Wondering where you should go on holiday? Looking for inspiration for that perfect holiday destination? Complete this quick quiz to say what you want from your holiday and you'll be matched with a destination that could be just what you’re...


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I haven't tried this... yet, but I plan to.  Sounds interesting 
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The Ups and Downs of Coffee and Caffeine

The Ups and Downs of Coffee and Caffeine | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report.
Caffeine is the most widely used drug in the world. Many people drink coffee or tea to help them wake in the morning.

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Nice, informative text spoken at a very slow speed.  Ideal for B1.

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Modal verbs

English language teaching-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/youtube/ -- Create animated videos and animated presentations ...
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It's not a very dynamic video but it demonstrates very nicely what any teacher could produce using Powtoon, which is a do-it-yourself presentation platform that has endless possibilities for the IT-interested teacher.  I have tried Powtoon out but my offerings have been nowhere near as professional as this video here, but,  the site and this video  have whet my appetite to keep trying. 

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