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QuizBean | Quickly Create Online Quizzes For Free

QuizBean | Quickly Create Online Quizzes For Free | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
QuizBean is the easiest way to create and share online quizzes with your friends. It's totally free, so what are you waiting for? Make your first quiz!

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I'm all for free quiz sites so let's go.....  but for free you get I think only 6 quizzes per year... so one quiz every 2 months.  Get your $$$$ out if you like making quizzes.

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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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TIPS FOR STUDENTS

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Created using PowToon -- Easily create awesome animated videos and presentations www.powtoon.com
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I am trying out Powtoon.  Not very good at it yet, but here is a presentation I made for my class to start off the term.

You will need Flash Player for this.

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Learn English for Free with elllo!

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Learn English from a collection of over 2,000 free ESL/EFL listening lessons made for students and teachers
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From the author:

Elllo! My name is Todd Beuckens, and I am an English teacher based in Japan. Each week I publish two new listening lessons that students and teachers can use freely to make learning English fun, natural, and meaningful.

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Multisource Video News | Newsy

Multisource Video News | Newsy | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
The News With More Views
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Totally up to date videos and sound.  US centred.  Great stuff

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BBC Documentary English Birth of a Language [Full Episode]

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The documentary runs for around 40 minutes and is one of several in a series.  I haven't sourced the following documentaries but this one might whet your appetite for more.

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English in a Minute: Baggage

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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 -

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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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Take screenshots and screencasts for free, with Jing

Take screenshots and screencasts for free, with Jing | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Jing captures anything you see on your computer screen and lets you share it instantly. Sign up for your free account!
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I love JING.  It's free, quick and easy to use for screen shots or videos.  It's connected to Screencast https://www.techsmith.com/screencastcom.html

 

so you can share your recordings.  My Jing is always open, hovering above my screen, so you can instantly use it.

Recommended by Russell Stannard.

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Utah Travel Ad - National Parks

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Travel advertisement about visiting Utah, USA
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With American Accent instead of British.

 

Nice Information and  English work about visiting Utah.

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Learn English Speaking and Improve your Spoken English with Free English Speaking Lessons Online!

Learn English Speaking and Improve your Spoken English with Free English Speaking Lessons Online! | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Learn English Speaking Online to improve your Spoken English.  Speak English fluently with Free Spoken English lessons using over 10,000 free audio files!
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Talk English has listening lessons for Basic, Intermediate and Advanced students. Students have the possibility to listen to a conversation, complete a multiple choice quiz and read a script of the audio. Teachers and students can use the website online free of charge or pay a small one-time fee for unlimited downloads – we’re talking hundreds of dialogues in different levels. Additionally, there is an app for iPhone and Android.

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Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - For English as a Second Language

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This ESL listening Web site created by Randall Davis helps ESL/EFL students improve their listening comprehension skills through practice with self-grading quiz pages.
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Wonderful!  So much here.  Thank you Randall!

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