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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.

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

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The Rolling Stones - It's All Over Now - Lyrics

The Rolling Stones - It's All Over Now - Lyrics Album : The Rolling Stones (1964) Label : Decca Writers : Bobby Womack & Shirley Womack Producer : Andrew Loo...
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Perfect for teaching 'used to'  and with the lyrics!  I used to dance to the Rolling Stones... way back when....

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Brazilian pupils learn English by correcting celebrities' tweets - GMA News

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Brazilian pupils learn English by correcting celebrities' tweets
GMA News
The school said it decided to do something about the potential threat of social media to encourage bad grammar - it had the children reply to the celebrities.
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Way to go....  useful for lots of people, kids, celebs, teachers..... Great work!

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Duden dictionary updates High German with gutter English - Deutsche Welle

Duden dictionary updates High German with gutter English - Deutsche Welle | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Duden dictionary updates High German with gutter English Deutsche Welle Some 5,000 new entries were prepared for the latest edition of the Duden dictionary, pushing the German vocabulary ever closer to half a million words.
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Learnclick makes creating online tests quick and easy

Learnclick makes creating online tests quick and easy | Articles re. education | Scoop.it

At http://www.learnclick.com it is very simple to create quizzes. For gap-filling exercises (so-called cloze tests) you just mark the words with your mouse. Learnclick.com also lets you generate drag & drop, drop down and matching exercises. You can insert images, video and sound into your quizzes. Share the quizzes with your students and view detailed statistics on how well your students performed. It is the ideal tool for language teachers.


Via Nik Peachey, Gust MEES
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you can never have enough help for making little tests and quizzes.

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EiriniKaragiorgaki's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:44 AM

Παίρνει ελληνικά ...δεν είναι δωρεάν :(

AnnaB's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:24 AM

add your insight...

 
Lucja's comment, August 26, 2013 5:56 PM
what's a pity that free trial is only for three days
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Comedy for ELT - The Emergence of Cities

How did we move from small settlements to large cities? How did specialization, division of labour and trade emerge? And more importantly, how did we come to...
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This is a great little clip dealing with meetings that could easily be used in class.  Recommended level C1/C2  but with some help could be adjusted to B1/B2 perhaps - vocabulary, some hints, replays etc.

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Metro.co.uk: News, sport, showbiz, celebrities from Metro newspaper

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Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro Newspaper
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Maybe a place to find interesting, up to date articles for classwork?  I don't know yet, but I've scooped it anyway.

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27 common scams to avoid

27 common scams to avoid | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
As Scams Awareness Month begins, we run through some of the most widespread and believable cons attempting to come between you and your money
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Courtesy of Anne Fox who found this page and posted it on Facebook.  I think all of us have met some of these tricksters at some point, and maybe even been gullible enough to believe.

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Prezi Tutorial for Teachers!

http://tiny.cc/325zfw Click here to get the Prezi Tutorial for Teachers freebies!
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Maybe I could learn a thing or two.... have to wait for holiday time to experiment.

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10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner - Edudemic

10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner - Edudemic | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
There are some quick and easy ways to become a better online learner. Whether you're taking a class or just researching, here are the DOs and DON'Ts.
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Not so much for teachers... more for students.

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MindShift-Guide-to-Videos.pdf

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Help to find the right video for your class on the web.  A daunting task anyway, so all help welcome.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create YouTube Photo Slideshows - A Good Alternative to Animoto

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create YouTube Photo Slideshows - A Good Alternative to Animoto | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
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Presentations have become so boring, so maybe this will brighten them up

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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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Linguistic invasion! The foreign influence of English's political and military ... - The Week Magazine

Linguistic invasion! The foreign influence of English's political and military ... - The Week Magazine | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
The Week Magazine
Linguistic invasion! The foreign influence of English's political and military ...
The Week Magazine
After all, England was ruled by the French for a few centuries, and the French had a profound effect on English vocabulary.
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Rather interesting... some of it we knew, some is new....

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How I Use Edmodo.com - Top 10 Uses and 2 bonus ideas - Computer Arts & More

How I Use Edmodo.com - Top 10 Uses and 2 bonus ideas - Computer Arts & More | Articles re. education | Scoop.it

Top 10 Uses and 2 Bonus Ideas on Using Edmodo!


Via Lisa Mims
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needs experimentation from myself...

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Instructional Design | online learning insights

Instructional Design | online learning insights | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Posts about Instructional Design written by Debbie Morrison
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Relevant to my current online tutoring course.  Interesting reading.

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English spelling is terrible. Other languages are worse. - The Week Magazine

English spelling is terrible. Other languages are worse. - The Week Magazine | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
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English spelling is terrible. Other languages are worse.
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interesting reading.

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Ten things you might not have known about the English language ...

Ten things you might not have known about the English language ... | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Hey, English speaker! Congratulations. You speak a language that straddles the globe like nothing before. Statistically, English is unlikely to be your first language and you are likely to be from an educated background.
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All interesting stuff

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14 Free and Simple Digital Media Tools | MindShift

14 Free and Simple Digital Media Tools | MindShift | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
Easy ways to create videos, edit photos and design audio slide shows -- without your own personal I.T. guy.
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Audacity, Wavosaur WavePad Picasa  Picnik MovieMaker Cinefx  MoviêStorm  StoryBoardPro  PhotoStory  Animoto  PhotoPeach

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The best Prezi presentation ever!

When the CEO's presentation is approaching or a company's event is occurring, and if you think power point is boring... Take a look at our Prezi presentation...
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wonderful... I'd love to do half of those tricks.  Just imagine what you could do in class with this!

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Why Flip? 5 Techniques Supported by Research | Flip It Consulting

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Buzz words, the flipped classroom, so here are some definitions and tips on how to flip from a flip consulting company. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways to Add Interactive Elements to Your Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways to Add Interactive Elements to Your Videos | Articles re. education | Scoop.it
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more stuff to try out...

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