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English Lesson Materials - Free Printable Bingo Templates

English Lesson Materials - Free Printable Bingo Templates | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Free Printable bingo game card templates to help teach vocabulary to kids and adult English language learners. Includes some picture vocabulary sets for beginners and kids


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Sue Lyon-Jones's comment, July 9, 2013 7:33 AM
Thanks for sharing :-)
Marcelo's comment, July 12, 2013 8:01 AM
It's a pleasure! :-)
Teresa Carvalho's comment, July 17, 2013 9:51 PM
lovely! thanks: )
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Just What is a Meme?

Just What is a Meme? | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

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Learning Games - English: Loads of English learning games from various excellent sources

Learning Games - English: Loads of English learning games from various excellent sources | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

"Loads of English learning games from various excellent sources"

Digital Play is a blog with game-based learning resources and ideas for EFL/ESL teachers interested in using games and digital tools for their learners. The British Council's Learn English website ...


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Mindfulness training with TME | Mindfulness Exchange | emotional intelligence | relieve stress

Mindfulness training with TME | Mindfulness Exchange | emotional intelligence | relieve stress | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Mindfulness training with TME

The Mindfulness Exchange (TME) was set up to take mindfulness into the workplace from Oxford University’s Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC). TME uses the best selling book, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Professor Mark Williams (Founder Director of the OMC) and Dr. Danny Penman, as a training resource.


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Some of the Risks of posting on Social Networks : An Excellent InfoGraphic

Some of the Risks of posting on Social Networks : An Excellent InfoGraphic | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

With the turn of the 21st century, the "social web" saw an explosive growth in the number of online social networking sites. These virtual platforms have gained so much in popularity that their members now count in millions. Online social networking is a constituent part of one's digital identity and whatever you share on them remains there a witness either for or against you. The infographic features some of the risks of posting on social networks. It also provides some interesting data on the kind of content people share on these sites


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Daniel Morgenstern's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:37 PM

Un très bon résumé graphique des données privées que la plupart d'entre nous donne sans broncher à travers les réseaux sociaux.

Daniel Morgenstern's comment, July 9, 2013 6:40 PM
Quelqu'un pour traduire en détail cette infographie ? Merci d'avance :)
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PHOTOS: If Barbie Had An Average Woman's Body

PHOTOS: If Barbie Had An Average Woman's Body | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
What would Barbie look like if she were modeled after the average American woman? Very different, it turns out.

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Just What is a Meme?

Just What is a Meme? | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

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In Autism, the Importance of the Gut

In Autism, the Importance of the Gut | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Behavior problems may be explained by serotonin and bacteria in the bowels.

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RUST: TEACHING POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC NOVELS TO MEET COMMON CORE STATE STANDARD

RUST: TEACHING POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC NOVELS TO MEET COMMON CORE STATE STANDARD | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

"A review of Rust by Royden Lepp - a graphic novel that have been rated appropriate reading for all ages - ..They will be enjoyed by readers Grade 4 through adult.

 

While younger readers will easily focus on Roman and Oswald his younger brother along with their responsibilities to their farm and family, and their relationship with Jet Jones,  older readers will comprehend the larger issues of artificial intelligence, and drone warfare."

 

"Overall impressions: Both volumes are brilliantly illustrated in sepia tone which gives the story a Dust Bowl and post World War I feeling and both are in hardcover.  Both tell a compelling story of discovery, war, responsibility, and empowerment. Both really make you think about the characters, their stories, and the challenges of "coming of age."

And, while both books open up with war scenes between jet-propelled 'boys,' large 30-foot mechanical drone monstrosities, and men; and while both contain a super-hero aspect, the story is more about family than about war, robots, or superheroes. In both books, Roman (and......."

 

There are subplots:....


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Video: Injured bald eagle now has a bionic beak - Disabled duck gets new foot thanks to 3D printing

Video:  Injured bald eagle now has a bionic beak -  Disabled duck gets new foot thanks to 3D printing | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
GrrlScientist: A seriously injured bald eagle now has a bionic beak, thanks to modern technology

 

http://grist.org/list/injured-bald-eagle-gets-new-3-d-printed-beak/

And also:
Disabled duck gets new foot thanks to 3D printing

 

http://grist.org/list/disabled-duck-gets-new-foot-thanks-to-3d-printing/


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16-year-old student in Turkey turns bananas into plastic | The Raw Story

16-year-old student in Turkey turns bananas into plastic | The Raw Story | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

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English exercises - grammar exercises - learn English online

English exercises - grammar exercises - learn English online | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Hundreds of free English exercises from different sites and sources to learn english online : grammar exercises, verbs, songs and listening with videos, vocabulary . Learning English Language.


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Ask Umbra: How can we move beyond oil?

Ask Umbra: How can we move beyond oil? | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
A reader wonders how he can boost solar and wind power. Umbra plugs him in to the right sources.

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But first, a word on peak oil. This term was coined in the 1950s to describe that time when planetary oil production would peak, then begin to slow down, and finally leave us all standing, bewildered and slack-jawed, in an oil-free future. Estimates of when this peak would occur have varied over time, and recent reports suggest it ain’t gonna happen any time soon, given new discoveries of oil from the Great White North to the deep blue sea.

So you might not need to worry about peak oil per se, Jeff. But we absolutely should worry about our oil addiction. The burning of oil and other filthy fossil fuels is doing a number on our climate. The less we use, the better off we’ll be.

 

How can you encourage the transition to cleaner energy? I can think of a few things to try.A smorgasbord of options, if you will:

 

1°) Politely nag your representatives. This country needs some serious energy-policy shifts. You have to tell the people who represent you in Washington, D.C., that this matters to you. Go to their websites. Find their"


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How Fish Swim

How Fish Swim | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Researchers have revealed some of the mechanical properties that allow undulatory fish to move so intricately, including vorticity (shown above), the rotational velocity of the fluid in the wake of the swimming fish.


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Making the Founding Fathers proud? Defending champs win Coney Island hot dog eating contests (VIDEO)

Making the Founding Fathers proud? Defending champs win Coney Island hot dog eating contests (VIDEO) | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

"The true meaning of July 4th is, of course, competitive eating, and this Independence Day the US celebrated two true American champs: 

 

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, both of whom defended their titles in Coney Island's annual hotdog-scoffing contest. Both kept their titles in Nathan's Famous annual 4th of July hot dog eating contests.


Chestnut downed 69 weiners in 10 minutes, while Thomas managed 36.75 in the same time. (We wouldn't like to see the 0.25 that got away.) Now that's what we call freedom...."

 

read more..+ Short video


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Humour: Daily Show: On Topic - John Oliver - On America's Greatness

Humour: Daily Show: On Topic - John Oliver - On America's Greatness | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Americans rejected constitutional monarchy for what?

America is all about real people, real values, and misinformed optimism.  (03:06)
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Brazil: Protests & Demonstrations: impressive commented photographs

Brazil: Protests & Demonstrations: impressive commented photographs | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

"Protests are ongoing in Brazil as people took to demonstrating against high World Cup spending....the unrest is the worst the nation has seen in two decades."


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Nathan Chasse's curator insight, February 28, 2014 10:18 PM

These pictures show some of large scale protesting that occurred last year due to public transport fare and tax increases. The people are angry how little the government is helping with public education, healthcare, security, and transportation. The apparent cause of the tax increases was to help Brazil host the World Cup soccer games this year, which has caused the people to believe that their government cares more about soccer than them.

 

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 30, 2014 8:07 PM

With all eyes on Brazil, the country is showing the world that it is more than just the world cup. Having protests in the media, Brazil is seen as a more than just a country with beautiful scenery and one with unrest due to political corruption and tax increases that effect the entire country.

Kevin Cournoyer's curator insight, May 6, 8:49 AM

These pictures show the other side of something that most of the world was looking forward to and enjoys. Just as with the Sochi Olympics, the World Cup in Brazil was not only an international event that was internationally important, but it was a local event for Brazilians as well, that had real impacts on their lives. Unfortunately, governments and corporations often fail to recognize or choose to ignore the ramifications of their enterprises on the everyday citizen. On the flip side of increased revenue in the form of tourism and foreign investment is increased government spending and likely higher taxes to fund an event that many Brazilians may not have even been able to attend. 

 

So while Brazil was the center of international attention, at least for a short time, the media did not show the rest of the world the unrest and unhappiness in the country. Instead, they focused on what teams might be playing in the World Cup and which team would likely win. They did not discuss or mention the protests that occurred because it would not bring in the desired ratings or money. The media, therefore, helped to facilitate a disconnect between global and local. In a global context, Brazil was the host of the World Cup and was preparing for one of the most important events in the most popular sport in the world. In a local context, however, Brazil was a nation rife with unrest regarding high government spending on an a sports tournament. That money could likely have been better spent somewhere else, but since that would not have fulfilled the immediate desires and goals of the Brazilian government, ordinary Brazilians were forced to suffer the consequences. 

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Comics Lab: great Garfield games, videos, reading for EFL


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Beatlemania began 50 years ago today - The Beatles’ 1963 Revisited - News - Mojo

Beatlemania began 50 years ago today - The Beatles’ 1963 Revisited - News - Mojo | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Beatlemania began 50 years ago today. MOJO relives the birth of the legend.

 

Untold stories about the Beatles:

Ex:  How The Beatles' 1963 support act Roy Orbison stemmed the screaming (clue: "Pianissimo..."). Why the group were "strange and slightly scary". And why Cavern DJ Bob Wooler was punched by John Lennon.

 

Seven short articles = videos about what it looked (and sounded) like...


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LEARNING APS A GREAT exercise creator APP EX: A reusable attractive exercice" Singing, singers and songs"

LEARNING APS A GREAT exercise creator APP  EX: A reusable  attractive exercice"  Singing, singers and songs" | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

 Amélie Silvert's curator insight,  Match the songs and the singers. Done with #learningapps of course.

Renee Maufroid's curator insight,  Great!Interesting use of Leaningapps....

 

http://learningapps.org

 

LearningApps.org is a Web 2.0 application, to support learning and teaching processes with small interactive modules. Those modules can be used directly in learning materials, but also for SELF STUDYING. MANY EXERCISES TEMPLATES available

 

. The aim is to COLLECT REUSABLE BUILDING BLOCKS and MAKE THEM AVAILABLE TO EVERYBODY

 

Blocks (called Apps) included for this reason no specific framework or a specific learning scenario. The blocks are therefore not to be seen as complete lessons or tasks, instead they must be embedded in an appropriate teaching scenario.  |  

 

 

Lots of reusable learningapps modules made by teachers by categories:

http://learningapps.org/index.php?category=89&s=

 

Here you find some templates to create new Apps by filling simple web forms. You can save new Apps in your account and publish them afterwards so that everybody can use your work.

http://learningapps.org/create.php


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Amélie Silvert's curator insight, July 4, 2013 3:40 AM

Match the songs and the singers. Done with #learningapps of course.

Renee Maufroid's curator insight, July 4, 2013 3:56 AM

Great!

Interesting use of Leaningapps....

Amélie Silvert's comment, July 4, 2013 7:11 AM
thanks Renée :)
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Poseidon - Earth Shaker : Exceptional Graphic novel - breath-taking art - great story-telling

Poseidon - Earth Shaker : Exceptional Graphic novel - breath-taking art -  great story-telling | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

 

Poseidon, brother of Zeus, son of Kronos and Rhea, ruler of the seas and creator of storms, tempests, and tsunamis that shake the earth, is back in live action and color thanks to George O'Connor and First Second Books.

 

This book has breath-taking art, great story-telling, a detailed Greek god family tree to help us mere mortals follow their royal lineage, Greek Geek notes, discussion points, and links for extra reading.

 

Aside from O'Connor's continuing to bring the Greek Gods to life rivaling  D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myth's mantle, this book belongs in home and school libraries.  Let's take a closer look why:....


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This entire Buddhist temple complex is made from recycled beer bottles

This entire Buddhist temple complex is made from recycled beer bottles | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
If you start collecting Heineken and Chang beer bottles in 1984, you end up with a lot of bottles. Enough to build a complex of 20 buildings.

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After you die, your remains can help save a coral reef

After you die, your remains can help save a coral reef | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
It makes at least as much sense as burying a person in the ground and putting a stone on top.

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“You’ll be sleeping with the fishes” is, as a general rule, not an optimistic thing to hear. But a company called Eternal Reefs is putting a much nicer spin on the idea for people who’ve decided to be cremated after they’ve passed away. It’s incorporating the remains into artificial coral reefs, to become habitats for fish and other sea creatures.

 

Mother Nature News explains:

Cremated remains are mixed into “100 percent natural cast concrete” to create a “pearl.” Once the pearl has been cast, the family can personalize it with handprints or messages etched into the damp concrete and add small mementos.

On the dedication day, a boat is chartered for..."


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Present Perfect vs Simple Past with some American presidents!

Present Perfect vs Simple Past with some American presidents! | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
First, order the American presidents, then click on "Play this game". American presidents' speeches and bios will help you understand the use of Present Perfect vs Simple Past .

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13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5]

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5] | Brainfriendly, motivating stuff for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
Enjoy our HTML 5 interactive infographic that exaplains why infographics are so successful

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