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The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
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a page from Larry Ferlazzo on using photos in class.  New, fresh ideas I hope.

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CogDogRoo - 50 Ways

CogDogRoo - 50 Ways | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
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Worth knowing about when you want to do something a bit different with the internet.  Haven't tried it out, but one day soon.

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Phrasal verbs list meanings and examples

Phrasal verbs list meanings and examples | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
A large list of phrasal verbs with there meanings and also examples for each one

Via Learning Basic English
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Everyone always needs a Phrasal Verb list that is quick and simple.  This might be the one

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Learning Basic English's comment, September 29, 2013 1:49 AM
Thanks Catalina your comments are always great so thanks :D
Learning Basic English's comment, October 5, 2013 8:23 PM
Thanks for all the re-scoops and comments
Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:22 AM

OOOOH the Frightening Phrasals...... nice resource !!

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James Burke predicts life in 2100

James Burke predicts life in 2100 | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Renowned BBC science presenter James Burke predicts the future 80-100 years from now.
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Could be a good lesson, for students to predict their world in the future and then to watch the video, and extract some of the more interesting ideas + vocabulary.  Who wouldn't like to predict life in 50 to 100 years time?  This could be followed by the video (also on this Scoopit page) about the role glass will play in the future

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Ways to master English vocabulary - Street-Smart Language Learning

Ways to master English vocabulary - Street-Smart Language Learning | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
The following is one of a series of guest posts by Mike Shelby. Mike is a former ESL teacher who has been quietly (i.e., without his own blog) disseminating his thoughts on language learning around the internet for quite some ...
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This guy is talking sense... read on.

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English Grammar - Easy Introduction to Passive

http://www.engvid.com/ The passive voice sounds scary and difficult. I make it easy, and explain how we use it in real life!
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Ronnie is actually quite a good teacher and her videos are useful for back up when you have taught the same topic.  If Ronnie and I are in sync. over presentations grammar, then I load her videos onto my Wiki and let the students watch her, to reinforce my lessons.

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How can you best get served in a bar?

How can you best get served in a bar? | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
A project which aims to create more socially-intelligent robots uncovers how best to act to get served in a bar.

Via David Mainwood / EFL SMARTblog
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21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation -

21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation - | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
The best lessons, books, and materials in the world won’t get students excited about learning and willing to work hard if they’re not motivated. Motivation, both intrinsic and extrinsic, is a key factor in the...
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I needed some ideas for motivating a difficult class and found this.  It has some very sensible advice. 

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Srsly? Twerk, selfie, phablet added to Oxford Dictionaries Online - CBS News

Srsly? Twerk, selfie, phablet added to Oxford Dictionaries Online - CBS News | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
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Srsly? Twerk, selfie, phablet added to Oxford Dictionaries Online CBS News Too bad there isn't an "emoji" that can properly depict the look on grammar gurus' faces when they find out that the word "twerk" has been added to the...
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Cambridge University Press Partners with Knewton

Cambridge University Press Partners with Knewton | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
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An interesting partnership

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Alison Wins Top Global Education Innovation Award - CIO Today

Alison Wins Top Global Education Innovation Award
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ALISON provides over 35,000 topics of learning for free study and over 500 courses ranging from touch tying to English grammar to Diplomas in Business and Finance.
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must be because we share the same name...

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Misspelled stuff I see at work. - Imgur

Imgur is used to share photos with social networks and online communities, and has the funniest pictures from all over the Internet.
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Test your students... can they say them?  Do they know how to spell them.  Gibbit a tray!

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A Must-Have Guide To Becoming A Better Blogger - Edudemic

A Must-Have Guide To Becoming A Better Blogger - Edudemic | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
These various infographics, charts, and visual guides should help you turn yourself into a better blogger in no time.

Via Nik Peachey
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one day, I'll find time to look at all this.  But not today!

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Nik Peachey's comment, July 13, 2013 6:58 AM
You could try something like http://kidblog.org/ Tom. That might have the best of both worlds.
Sharon Murdoch's comment, July 13, 2013 8:19 AM
I've used Kidblog with my middle school students, and wouldn't hesitate to use it with younger students as well.
WhizGuide's curator insight, July 17, 2013 6:15 AM

It is important to spend about the same amount of time creating the content to share the article on social media as well.This is very important.

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'Chinglish' Signs To Be Wiped Out: Ban On Foreign Names Soon To Go In Effect - International Business Times

'Chinglish' Signs To Be Wiped Out: Ban On Foreign Names Soon To Go In Effect - International Business Times | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
International Business Times 'Chinglish' Signs To Be Wiped Out: Ban On Foreign Names Soon To Go In Effect International Business Times The Shenzhen Daily reported that people were being encouraged to take pictures of incorrect English usage or...
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so... what can we laugh at now and feel superior about concerning China?  What a shame!  I have had some great lessons from these signs.

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Top 10 'What My Friends Think I Do vs What I Actually Do' Posters

Top 10 'What My Friends Think I Do vs What I Actually Do' Posters | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
  These have been blowing up my newsfeed for the past couple weeks, figured it was time to put them all in one place. Here's the Top-10 'What my friends think I do vs What I actually do' poste...
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Scroll down for teacher.... that is SO true!

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10 Words That Don't Translate Into English

10 Words That Don't Translate Into English Have you got a backpfeifengesicht? Find out here, along with 9 other terms that don't translate into the English l...
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Can you think of any more?  There must be lots of them!

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Present Perfect - Present Perfect

Present Perfect - Present Perfect | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
In this video lesson we will be exploring the use of Present Perfect verbs. It is a form of a verb that suggests that an action has been completed, formed in English by preceding the verb with
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I 'ordered' this video from videoclass.com because I was intrigued as to what other teachers do with that old beastie, the  Present Perfect.  This is the video I got.  It's OK, ....  but for me (and my classes - young adults) it just doesn't go far enough and it doesn't really explain that Present + Perfect are a melt-together of the Past and the Present.  However, it was free and... well, I leave other teachers to judge.

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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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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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Always good for reference.

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Back to the 80's - Read, listen and learn a little English!

Back to the 80's - Read, listen and learn a little English! | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
A Canadian family has decided to spend a year living as if it was 1986.  Blair McMillan was concerned that his kids spent too much time indoors with technology.  He wanted them to experience what i...

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Mobile devices in EFL: What do students think? - E-Moderation Station

Mobile devices in EFL: What do students think? - E-Moderation Station | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
What do EFL learners think about working with mobile devices in the classroom? Does it make them more motivated? Do they participate more in class? Does it.
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Nicky Hockly strikes again - interesting look at students who used their smart phones or tablets in class for langugage learning.

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DOES GRAMMAR MATTER ANY MORE? | Wednesdays with Dr. Joe

But there are other downsides to being an English Professor, chief of which is the sadistic delight people–especially one's former students–take in catching grammatical mistakes you may occasionally make.

 

The following came from http://wideinfo.org/discover-english-grammar/ ; and rather seems to defeat the purpose of the article!

 

Proper grammar is taught when learning English as a 2nd language, in elementary faculties, and even refreshed in collegiate lessons. Numerous books and papers were written on the subject; however grammar specialists also can disagree on what’s technically appropriate. Therefore, preserving your grammar talents contemporary is an ongoing studying process. Use some English tutorial to stay knowledgeable in grammar principles and software 

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Does grammar matter?  Only if you can't express yourself clearly.  Odd errors are permitted but should not mpede communication

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A Great Online Resource: Explanatory Videos for ELT | TESOL Blog

A Great Online Resource: Explanatory Videos for ELT | TESOL Blog | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
TESOL tech blogger Tara Arntsen shares a resource that provides videos of people explaining tricky subjects—and she discusses how to use the videos in class.
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Be sure to check out the videoclass link.  Interesting for teachers and learners.

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Editorially

Editorially | Articles re. education | Scoop.it

A plain text writing environment lets you focus on the words, not the presentation.


Via Nik Peachey, Ricardo Martín Ramirez 
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maybe useful for collaborative writing in class, or homework assignments.

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flea palmer's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:11 AM

I'm not sure how this differs from using Google docs but, as this has been developed by writers specifically for collaborative writing I think this will be of interest to Learning Developers

Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 22, 2013 11:05 PM

This looks to be another collaboration site that follows the footsteps of Titan Pad, Type With Me, Zoho, and Google Docs.  

 

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Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:46 PM

good tool

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Verb Phrase B | Phrasal Verb Dictionary | Picture Dictionary for Kids

Verb Phrase B | Phrasal Verb Dictionary | Picture Dictionary for Kids | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
back down stop defending your opinion in a debate Jane never backs down. She always wins arguments. back out not keep (a promise, (Verb Phrase B - back down stop defending your opinion in a debate Jane never backs down.

Via IdiomOfTheWeek
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Looks useful, not only for kids... who doesn't find pictures helpful?

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