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10 Ways Your Smartphone Camera Can Make Life Easier

10 Ways Your Smartphone Camera Can Make Life Easier | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
“Does your phone have a camera on it?” said no one since 2005. Nobody even asks how many megapixels your phone’s camera has anymore.

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useful ESL reading

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Multiple Intelligences - Types of Activities

Multiple Intelligences - Types of Activities | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

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Essential for  a brainfriendly approach

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450 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

450 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.


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101 Excellent Sites for English Educators

101 Excellent Sites for English Educators | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

A list of the top 101 websites for English & Language Arts (ELA) chosen by real teachers from prominent LinkedIn groups.

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Ex:
Writing Prompts and Starters


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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, September 16, 2012 10:35 PM
Hi David, Thank you for taking time to pass by and share your thoughts. I'm afraid, however, I don't quite understand what posts you are referring to. I am certain that educators will know which tool to use according to their context.
Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, March 5, 2013 5:47 AM

Absolutely excellent to stimulate the creativity of our students

COURS PARTICULIERS's curator insight, March 6, 2013 2:18 AM

101 Excellent Sites for English Educators and students :)

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Podcasts UK | ESOL Nexus

Podcasts UK | ESOL Nexus | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

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Excellent podcasts  British Council Transcripts, instructions, lessons.

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163 Classroom Posters

163 Classroom Posters | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Welcome to the section about classroom posters!

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Loads of images to learn vocabulary. Great brainfriendly resource . Thanks Annie

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Lessonstream.org by Jamie Keddie » Search Results »

Lessonstream.org by Jamie Keddie » Search Results » | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Formerly TEFLClips, ELTON award winner. By Jamie Keddie.


Via Annie Gual-Arnoux Gwynn
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A truly exceptional resource. Jamie generously share his original, thoughtful, structured motivating lesson-plans that will probably appeal to most students. they do appeal to me a lot.

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American TESOL Webinar – Comic Tools and Lesson Ideas

American TESOL Webinar – Comic Tools and Lesson Ideas | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
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One in 8 Million - New York Characters in Sound & Images | The New York Times

One in 8 Million - New York Characters in Sound & Images | The New York Times | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

 

Double-clicking on the main picture unveils a series of photos illustrating an autobiographical story told by a central character. The whole lot offers moving & interesting portraits -brief bits of NYC lives- as for me they sound/look great for building comprehension tasks...  & analysing visual documents as well ! Help yourself :o)

 

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"New York is a city of characters. The Green Thumb, whose community garden in a Brooklyn housing project shows children tha eggs don't come from eggplant. The Dictaphone Doctor, last of a dying bred. The Jury Clerk, who says 'Good morning' 200 times a day, and means it. [...]" and so many others. :o)


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A lively, exceptional and graphic combination of photos, articles & the voice of people who are the witnesses of their time

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Film English

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Film English is the brainchild of teacher, trainer and author Kieran Donaghy.  It is a site which promotes the innovative and creative use of moving images in language learning. All of the lesson plans revolve around the use of video and film to teach English. The site promotes cineliteracy, the ability to analyse moving images, and considers cineliteracy as a 21st century skill which our students need to learn."

 

In addition, the lessons promote critical thinking in the language classroom, and  encourage learners to reflect on values while learning a  language.

 

"Film English has become a very popular resource bank and is visited by thousands of teachers every week. It has also received critical acclaim and won various awards, including winner of Best Individual Blog and Runner-up in The Best Use of Video in the 2011 Edublog Awards; the 2011 TEFL.net  Site of the Year; and British Council Teaching English Featured Blog of the Month.

 


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Essential site

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Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, February 19, 2013 10:16 AM

Great resource

Carmen Arias 's comment, February 19, 2013 12:18 PM
Indeed it is. Not only you can get lessons for right brain days, but sweeten hard stuff as well
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Quand la critique des « suburbs » envahit les séries TV U.S.| Métropolitiques

Quand la critique des « suburbs » envahit les séries TV U.S.| Métropolitiques | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

"Longtemps présentées comme le symbole de l’American way of life, les suburbs américaines font aujourd’hui l’objet de vives critiques dans les séries télévisées. De Desperate Housewives à Weeds, les banlieues apparaissent, parfois de façon caricaturale, comme les lieux de la monotonie et du conformisme social, mais aussi comme le terrain de comportements immoraux ou déviants."


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Body Image – The Internet and Video Games | MediaSmarts

Body Image – The Internet and Video Games | MediaSmarts | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

"Digital media such as the Internet and video games have become increasingly important in the lives of children and youth. [...] nearly all the media they consume, from TV shows to toys, have Web pages, virtual worlds, video games or other digital spinoffs associated with them."


Via Monica Mirza
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Very clever, interesting analysis:Thanks

 

Example: "players can be just as insecure about their virtual bodies as they are about their real ones: as one writer puts it, "instead of providing an escape from our bodies, virtual worlds have tended to encourage a meticulous scrutiny and obsessive fascination with our bodies." Virtual bodies reinforce gender stereotypes

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Interactive Learning Sites for Education

Interactive Learning Sites for Education | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Interactive learning Sites for the Classroom

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, February 24, 2013 7:36 PM

No HPE here, but heaps of engaging ideas otherwise...

 

Edit! Science - some great body system links for upper/Senior HPE

Aulde de B's comment, September 7, 2013 1:43 PM
interactive sites for education,
Pamela Perry King's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:04 AM

Great resources to share!

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Best of Humorous Art Photography

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The Internet is full of hilarious wins and fails in various types of media. Taking a humorous photograph requires a good thought or maybe just a good timing. Here is a collection of some of the best humorous photography the Internet has to offer!

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Some great fun  photos to use as prompts

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Flash cards, vocabulary memorization, and study games | Quizlet

Flash cards, vocabulary memorization, and study games | Quizlet | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Quizlet is a lightning fast way to memorize vocabulary lists. It's like flashcards, but much more fun and interactive.


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Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction

Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

"This site contains hundreds of visual aids (illustrations) that can be used to support instructional tasks such as describing objects and people (i.e., teaching vocabulary) or describing entire events and situations (i.e., teaching grammar)."

 

Over 400 line drawings, searchable and browsable, free to use for educational purposes, spotted by Larry Ferlazzo.


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Absolutely excellent. Very brainfriendly. Thanks again Annie

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21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

In an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 10 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students:


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Great tools to introduce oneself in creative, funny ways . Thanks Annie

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Travailler des sons enregistrés par les élèves, facilement

Travailler des sons enregistrés par les élèves, facilement | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

 

 

 

Publié par F. Gély30 août 2012

 

 

Vous souhaitez faire enregistrer vos élèves et travailler un peu les sons produits ?

 

 

Cette vidéo (à afficher en plein écran, en HD) vous montrera comment manipuler des sons aussi facilement que du texte (copier, coller, déplacer...).

 

 

Manipuler des sons

Concernant l'Iphone,, il enregistre en aif, ou aiff (équivalent wav PCM non compressé). Ce format est lu et traitable par Audacity et tous les softs que je connais depuis longtemps.
D'autre part, il faut rajouter Lame sur Mac aussi pour encoder u MP3

 

Cordialement
GM


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Allow many creative & active use of students' recordings . Thanks V Gely, prof Geek

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Making writing communicative


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GoComics | Teaching with fun images

GoComics | Teaching with fun images | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

 And alsohttp://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/plc/clpp/images/cartoons/cartoons.html


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I love this  resource Thanks Monica

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Monica Mirza's curator insight, February 26, 2013 10:01 AM

Gocomics provides ELT teachers with comics and editorial cartoons : an all the more interesting source of images (editorial cartoons, comics....) than almost all of them may be used in ELT. An excerpt from their usage rules :

"Educational/Classroom Usage :

There is no need to request permission if you wish to use a cartoon for educational or classroom usage.[...] Images may be used in the classroom for the following uses :

OverheadsSyllabi

Reprinted on tests or assignment papers

Passed out for sharing during lectures

Other uses within the classroom only

No exceptions whatsoever for "Calvin & Hobbes" strips... sigh :'( But they remain a pleasure for our eyes :)

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20 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies | Into the Driver's Seat

20 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies | Into the Driver's Seat | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
20 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies on Into the Driver's Seat curated by Jim Lerman
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Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals

Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
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One of the best, more brainfriendly way to practise Grammar in a motivating context

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Le Métier d'Enseignant - Rapport n° 601 au Sénat - 19/06/2012


RAPPORT D´INFORMATION FAIT au nom de la Commission de la Culture, de l’Education et de la Communication par la Mission d’Information sur le métier d’enseignant :

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INTRODUCTION

I. UN CONSTAT : LA SOUFFRANCE ORDINAIRE DES ENSEIGNANTS

A. LES MANIFESTATIONS DE LA CRISE DU MÉTIER

1. Un travail empêché et grevé de dilemmes.

2. Des enseignants démunis face à la difficulté scolaire

B. L’EXACERBATION DES CONFLITS DE TRAVAIL

1. L’établissement scolaire, un lieu d’interactions complexes

2. Des tensions plus aiguës avec la hiérarchie et les parents d’élèves

II. UN DIAGNOSTIC : UN SYSTÈME ÉDUCATIF DÉBOUSSOLÉ PAR UNE SUCCESSION DE RÉFORMES BRUTALES

A. DES VAGUES DE RÉFORMES DÉSTABILISANT L’EXERCICE DU MÉTIER

1. Des coupes budgétaires insoutenables

2. Une succession rapide de réformes brouillant les missions de l’éducation nationale

B. UNE FORMATION EN DESHÉRENCE

1. Une division intenable entre l’éducation nationale et les universités

2. Un accompagnement insuffisant des enseignants-stagiaires

III. LES VOIES DU REDRESSEMENT

A. REDONNER SENS À L’ÉCOLE

1. Refonder les missions du service public d’éducation

2. Critiquer l’idéologie élitiste de la méritocratie et affirmer le principe du « tous capables »

B. RESTAURER LA CONFIANCE POUR REFONDER LE MÉTIER D’ENSEIGNANT

1. Répondre à l’urgence en prononçant l’arrêt de la RGPP.

2. Remettre à plat la formation

3. Favoriser l’émergence de collectifs enseignants hors des logiques hiérarchiques

4. Préparer les futures réformes dans la concertation avec les enseignants reconnus.comme experts de leur métier


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Un rapport essentiel...

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7 Things your quiet ESL students are not telling you | busyteacher.org

7 Things your quiet ESL students are not telling you | busyteacher.org | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

"Isn't it great when we have ESL students who are very vocal about their needs? [...] By contrast, we are sometimes met with a quiet room full of blank stares. How do you know what’s going on in their heads if they don’t say anything? If you have students who are too quiet, chances are there is something they are not telling you, which you’ll need to find out – fast!"


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CristinaSkyBox: Shakespeare for Students

CristinaSkyBox: Shakespeare for Students | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

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Cindy Kroeker's curator insight, February 21, 2013 1:28 AM

Excellent list of Shakespeare resources.

 

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, February 21, 2013 1:41 AM
Thank you Cindy! Always great to know that a post is of interest/useful to other colleagues :-)