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The Classroom Evolution: What Technology Means for 21st Century Teaching

The Classroom Evolution: What Technology Means for 21st Century Teaching | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Digital media use in the classroom has been proven to expand students’ critical and creative thinking skills, to increase motivation and self-esteem, and to develop skills needed for the modern world.
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The History of the English Language: Infographic

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The English Language is icreasingly the language of Education and Business | The Brighton School of Business and Management
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Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
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Teaching Ideas - Free lesson ideas, plans, activities and resources for use in the primary classroom.

Find hundreds of free teaching ideas, lesson plans, and primary / secondary resources which can be used in the classroom. A fantastic resource for primary teachers!

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English Language Day at the United Nations, 23 April 2011

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Dispatches from England: Things British People Take More Seriously Than Americans That Might Surprise You

Dispatches from England: Things British People Take More Seriously Than Americans That Might Surprise You | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Gates Foundation released a report today surveying teachers and students on the kinds of digital tools they'd like to see available in classrooms.

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Phonics lesson plans: new series - Off2Class

Phonics lesson plans: new series - Off2Class | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Need phonics lesson plans? Click to learn about our new series and sign up for a free account to access our growing ESL lesson plan library.
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8 Idioms in English using two Easter symbols – Eggs and Bunnies. | English with a Twist

8 Idioms in English using two Easter symbols – Eggs and Bunnies. | English with a Twist | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - Teachers With Apps

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - Teachers With Apps | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

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3 Must-Know Tips For Anyone Nervous About EdTech - Edudemic

3 Must-Know Tips For Anyone Nervous About EdTech - Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dear “Nervous To Try Something New With EdTech”: You know when you spoke with me the other day and told me that that introducing more tech into my class was fine for me because I was ‘into it’ and ‘understood’ it? That you were not going to try a new way of doing things (edtech-wise) …

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Deze gewoon van de Scoop-it site, ook leuk voor je docenten!

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Let’s talk about Easter – some vocabulary connected to Easter | English with a Twist

Let’s talk about Easter – some vocabulary connected to Easter | English with a Twist | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Language structure: You're born with it

Language structure: You're born with it | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Humans are unique in their ability to acquire language. But how? A new study shows that we are in fact born with the basic fundamental knowledge of language, thus shedding light on the age-old linguistic 'nature vs. nurture' debate.

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Do You Know How To Take The Underground Like A Londoner?

Do You Know How To Take The Underground Like A Londoner? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Mind the gap.
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Listly List - Pronunciation resources for independent English language learners

Listly List - Pronunciation resources for independent English language learners - Hansen Communication Lab - Speak Clearly, Correctly and Confidently!, English Word Pronunciation Guide | Learn English Online Pronunciation, ESL Podcast, Saundz | American English Pronunciation Software, Rachel's English, :: Phonetics Focus - A Sound Choice ::, How to do a British Accent (Received Pronunciation) | Dialect Blog, Received Pronunciation, BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips, Sounds: The Pronunciation App, English phonetic transcription software Phonetizer for Windows, Mac OS X and the web, Free online Dictionary of English Pronunciation - How to Pronounce English words, and English Pronunciation and Accent Reduction Exercises (+ AUDIO)

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15 Annoying Grammatical Mistakes That People Always Make

15 Annoying Grammatical Mistakes That People Always Make | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
[Business Insider] We've already written about the most common grammatical mistakes, but to find out what word-related wrongdoing really irks people, we turned to the Internet. 
Quora and Reddit users started two similar threads about the English errors they find most ...
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Four reasons we shouldn't teach Shakespeare to learners of English - and why I disagree | British Council Voices

Four reasons we shouldn't teach Shakespeare to learners of English - and why I disagree | British Council Voices | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As we celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth this year, English tutor and resource writer Genevieve White responds to some of the common problems teaching Shakespeare in the English language classroom.
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Write and Improve: An Online writing helper

Write and Improve: An Online writing helper | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Writing is probably the most difficult area for learners to improve on by themselves.  Writing demands an audience and if you have no-one to tell you how successful your efforts are - or not - then...

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Dos and Don'ts for Project Based Learning

Dos and Don'ts for Project Based Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Here are some useful tips for a teacher. Take a look at these dos and don’ts for project based learning.

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I was trained in this method of teaching which can be used for an evaluation-type observation in Louisiana (per the Charlotte  Danielson-style Rubric.) I have a powerpoint and would be available to make 30-, 45-,  or 90-minute presentations to your school or deparetment.

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Wild Animals Vocabulary ESL Worksheets

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Wild Animals,Animals in a Zoo ESL vocabulary worksheets, printables,handouts,tests,activities,teaching materials,exercises,picture dictionaries,pictionaries, posters and puzzles
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VoA - Speaking More than One Language Could Delay Dementia

VoA - Speaking More than One Language Could Delay Dementia | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hello again, and welcome to As It Is! I’m Jonathan Evans in Washington.
Today on the program, we have great news for all of our listeners. By learning English in addition to your own language, you could delay or prevent many forms of mental decline!

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ELT NEWS - Putting the cart before the horse?

ELT NEWS - Putting the cart before the horse? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Instructional Design Challenges for Today's Course Designer

Instructional Design Challenges for Today's Course Designer | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Instructional design is a loaded term with many meanings. This post reviews common instructional design challenges and presents some practical solutions.

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British Slang "Tea" - BR0010 - YouTube

Did you know that people in the north of the UK use the word "tea" in another way? British English Slang What people in northern British homes say to refer t...
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Non-native English speakers are creating new dialect of the language

Non-native English speakers are creating new dialect of the language | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Michael Skapinker: Are we witnessing the development of a new English dialect? Could we call it Eurish?

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9 Maps That Show How Americans Speak In Different Regions

9 Maps That Show How Americans Speak In Different Regions | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Are you a Valley Girl, a Yankee or a Dixie?

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Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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gwynethjones's curator insight, April 13, 3:16 PM

COOL!

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Citation of sources; referencing

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Thanks to reuvenwerber for sharing this post on his Jewish Education Around the World page.  http://www.scoop.it/t/jewish-education-around-the-world/

 

This comes and a perfect time as my TnC356 preservice students from Sterling College are creating PSA videos and digital storytelling projects. 

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Caffeine and Mental Exercises Improve Memory

Caffeine and Mental Exercises Improve Memory | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Welcome to VOA Learning English.  This is As It Is! I’m Anna Matteo. 
 
On today’s show we will talk about … wait a minute. What was I going to talk about?  I was just about to say… oh, yes – memory!

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