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A Nice Graphic on The Evolution of Storytelling...

A Nice Graphic on The Evolution of Storytelling... | Business English | Scoop.it
"Storytelling has been around since the start of Mankind. Storytelling was the basic communicational strategy through which culture, traditions, mores, ways of life and early literature was transmitted from one generation to the other.

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Consultants-E's curator insight, May 15, 2014 4:14 PM

The evolution of storytelling....

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30 Obnoxious Phrases to Expunge from Your Writing Today

30 Obnoxious Phrases to Expunge from Your Writing Today | Business English | Scoop.it
Want to write more forcefully and professionally without trading in puffery? Expunge these obnoxious phrases from your writing today.

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Phraseum - language learning online

Phraseum - language learning online | Business English | Scoop.it

The Web offers huge opportunities to improve any foreign language you’re learning, from news stories, blog posts, comments and all that content. So, find sites with your favourite topics and read them regularly. Phraseum will help you save and organize all useful sentences you come across while reading, in order to learn them later.
You can organize your clips by tags (situation, meaning …) and personal categories (your projects, meetings …)
You can also search for and re-save phrases that others have saved
or discover phrases that match the topics of your interests in your Phrase feed.


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carldowse's curator insight, January 18, 2014 5:18 AM

Vocabulary builing tool with a web clipper that can be added to a browser for quick additions to a tagged phrasebook - looks like a very interesting use of browser technology that promotes learner autonomy

Amadeu Marin's curator insight, June 7, 2014 8:23 AM

Excellent idea! A fantastic tool to build up a collection of useful chunks or phrases around topics, situations, etc.

 

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Phraseum provides what they call a 'clipping button' that you

drag onto your browser bookmark bar. Then, while you're reading online, you can highlight a piece of text (collocations, chunks, idioms, etc.) you want to clip, then hit the Phraseum clipping button to save and categorize the phrase into your account to learn or use later.

 

You can also share the phrases and phrasebooks you create and subscribe to other people's.

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:29 PM
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This is a really fantastic tool for the collaborative learning of phrases and collocations. Every language learner should be using this.

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Infecting An Audience: Why Great Stories Spread

Infecting An Audience: Why Great Stories Spread | Business English | Scoop.it
In the second of a two-part series Jonathan Gottschall discusses the unique power stories have to change minds and the key to their effectiveness.
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LiveMinutes - Collaborate with your team in realtime, all the time

LiveMinutes - Collaborate with your team in realtime, all the time | Business English | Scoop.it
Share documents, texts, video chat, and collaborate anytime, anywhere.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 25, 2013 2:57 AM

This looks like an interesting platform for supporting interactive learning. There is a free trial subscription, but for a useable adoption plan it will cost about $20 a month.

Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 25, 2013 2:58 AM

This looks like an interesting platform for supporting interactive learning. There is a free trial subscription, but for a useable adoption plan it will cost about $20 a month.

Eva Ramos's curator insight, September 28, 2013 7:42 PM

Interesting tool!

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Learning Ace

Learning Ace | Business English | Scoop.it

Learning Ace is a 100% student-focused web destination that leverages our proprietary adaptive search and recommendation technologies and our instructor/publisher relationships to develop an insanely valuable resource to students at each learning point of their coursework. Discover, Browse and Learn.


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LingleOnline's comment, October 6, 2013 3:57 PM
Insane!
A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:32 PM

Surprisingly useful search engine for university level student  research

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:33 AM

Has anyone used this one?  Looks like it could be a useful tool for library tutorials.

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Word Sense

Word Sense | Business English | Scoop.it
Word Sense is a dictionary, thesaurus, and valuable tool for matching thoughts to words. Explore word meanings and relationships.

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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, October 11, 2013 3:05 PM

A nice tool for learners, writiers and teachers. Creative!!

Mary Starry's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:29 PM

Looks like a great tool to use when you're looking for that specific word you can describe but can't remember.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:11 PM
What a great tool for students to use in their writing.
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How To Look Good On a Webcam

How To Look Good On a Webcam | Business English | Scoop.it
Here’s a little something many of us dread – webcam meetings. It’s one thing to chat with friends and family using Skype or Google Hangouts, but it’s another thing completely to try to look good and maintain a professional image for a webcam meeting.

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Sue Lyon-Jones's comment, August 29, 2013 2:25 AM
Good article. Thanks for sharing, Nik!
Sue Lyon-Jones's comment, August 29, 2013 2:25 AM
Good article. Thanks for sharing, Nik!
Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:56 PM

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Well worth helping students work on this as it will become increasingly important as more and more work is done this way.

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10 Fun Activities for Business English classes

10 Fun Activities for Business English classes | Business English | Scoop.it
Summer is on its way here in Southern Spain but the 10 teachers on the TEFL in Spain Introduction to Teaching Business English course  managed to stay focused and upbeat last Saturday in Malaga. Fo...

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 7, 2013 6:24 PM
Great.
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Excellent TED Ed Talks to Improve Students Writing

Excellent TED Ed Talks to Improve Students Writing | Business English | Scoop.it

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Critical Thinking Via Infographics

Critical Thinking Via Infographics | Business English | Scoop.it
7th grade Geography teacher, David J. at Graded-The American School of S?o Paulo, was planning an in-depth country data study and interpretation. He decided to allow his students to explore the use...

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What Saying "I" Says About You

What Saying "I" Says About You | Business English | Scoop.it
Pop quiz: Who do you think uses the pronoun “I” more, men or women? The powerful or the insecure? Happy people or depressed people? I would have guessed men, the powerful, and the happy.
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Why We're All Rubbish at Teaching Vocabulary

Why We're All Rubbish at Teaching Vocabulary | Business English | Scoop.it

Why do we all teach vocabulary in such a time inefficient manner in our classrooms?


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The Essentials of Business Storytelling

There are some absolute basics you should get under your belt to make the most of business storytelling. This presentation sets the groundwork for business stor

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Jay Cross's curator insight, June 30, 2013 12:53 AM

Fantastic primer on telling stories in business. It doesn't take long but the message is compelling. Shame on you if you went through Shawn's presentation and didn't swear to start telling more stories. It would make life more interesting. 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 2, 2013 4:41 PM

Storytelling is emerging as a top tool for leadership and learning.  This is a great resource for exploring the story's power to help with agile learning.  ~  Deb

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Innovating Pedagogy 2013

Innovating Pedagogy 2013 | Business English | Scoop.it

This series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, in order to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. This second report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.


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John Bostock's curator insight, October 6, 2013 9:36 AM

This is a really accessible report bringing together most of the current innovations and trends in higher education teaching and learning

Patrick Dowling's curator insight, October 11, 2013 5:24 PM

Worth a read for Educators

Dawn Hewitson's curator insight, December 4, 2013 4:42 AM

This is a Must Read for Computer Science educators

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Record mp3: record live audio and get an mp3

Record mp3: record live audio and get an mp3 | Business English | Scoop.it

Just click the button above to start recording. We will give you an mp3 you can save, and a link you can share with anyone.


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pohua-chen's curator insight, August 18, 2013 10:56 PM

easy record your own voice and it is fun.

Beata Werner's comment, August 23, 2013 8:06 AM
Mine was saved but couldn't play it for ome reason
Tony Gough's comment, August 26, 2013 7:05 AM
I think the best audio recorder is 'Audacity'. Yes, there's a learning curve, not much of one, and the options it gives pretty amazing to say that it's free!
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Writing Even More Concisely: Using Plain English in Social Media Writing - Business 2 Community

Writing Even More Concisely: Using Plain English in Social Media Writing - Business 2 Community | Business English | Scoop.it

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Kimberly Castleberry's curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:38 AM

In many markets, writing clarity is a make-or-break requirement! Pay attention to the pointers Brian gives in this post. Even twitter does not need to devolve into a mess of random hard to read characters if you give it a little thought! I like how this blog post breaks down the social media platforms and gives some specific tips for each. 

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Business English Idiom | English Idiom for Business | English Idiom for EFL Students

Business English Idiom | English Idiom for Business | English Idiom for EFL Students | Business English | Scoop.it
Comprehensive list of Business English Idiom that is critical for the EFL ESL Business English student. The list include...

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Tony Gough's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:27 AM

A lot of useful business idioms!