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Why The World Is In Love With English

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English is the most widely used language in the world and the third most common native language (after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish). It’s a language that can offer great beauty and massive frustration...


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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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How To Use Animoto to Create Book Trailers

Animoto Book Trailers Digital Storytelling - created at http://animoto.com.

Via Cindy Rudy, David R. Perry, Suvi Salo, Aki Puustinen, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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11 Contemporary Retellings of Classic Literature

11 Contemporary Retellings of Classic Literature | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

“ Some stories are so moving, so ubiquitous, that we can’t get them out of our collective mind—Shakespeare, Jane Austen, childhood fairy tales. These pieces of literature are undeniable classics.”


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How English speakers won and lost the war of words: Larry Wilson

How English speakers won and lost the war of words: Larry Wilson | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

In France, 99.4 percent of students take significant amounts of English by secondary school. It’s 100 percent in the Czech Republic and, yes, the Netherlands, and mostly over 90 percent elsewhere in Europe (for the slackers in Hungary, it’s just 78 percent, and in Portugal for some probably political reason, 47 percent, by far the lowest on the continent).


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Professor's Guide to Creating Video ^ free eBook

Professor's Guide to Creating Video ^ free eBook | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Whether you’re practicing flipped or blended learning in your classroom, set the occasional video assignment, or have just observed that your students are part of the Netflix generation, you’ve likely seen what a powerful tool video can be for teaching and learning. And, while there’s certainly a wealth of great educational content available online, sometimes you — and your students — will want to create your own.

 

"Terrific news: It’s never been easier to create great video content! We know that quality matters; viewers rarely find shaky, inaudible and poorly lit video terribly engaging. But, an understanding of commonly available software, tools and basic production techniques is all you (and your students) need to create great quality video content. Best of all, you probably have most of the tools you need sitting on your desk right now. In this guide we’ll cover everything you need to know to produce educational and instructional videos using your PC and webcam. Why create your own video content?"

 

02 What you need to get started

03 Webcam and screen recording software

04 Upgrading your microphone

05 Upgrading your camera

05 Recording video on a smartphone or tablet

06 Production

06 Planning your video

07 Recording crystal–clear sound

08 Getting the most out of your webcam

09 Post–production

10 Adding titles

10 Adjusting volume levels 1

10 Removing background noise and fine–tuning your voiceover

11 Adding closed captions for accessibility

 

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Very comprehensive, especially for such a short and user-friendly document.


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Independence Day | Reading and Vocabulary Lesson | Learn English | ESOL Courses

Independence Day | Reading and Vocabulary Lesson | Learn English | ESOL Courses | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A mobile-friendly Elementary English Lesson about Independence Day.


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Ofslides — Convert PPT to Video Presentation

Ofslides — Convert PPT to Video Presentation | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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RESENTICE's curator insight, June 26, 3:07 AM
Comment créer une vidéo à partir d'une présentation powerpoint?
APIntd's curator insight, June 26, 4:55 AM

pratique

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Diseñando vídeos...Ofslides — Convert PPT to Video Presentation | @scoopit via @baibbb http://sco.lt/...

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6 Handy Tools for Adding Text to Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Handy Tools for Adding Text to Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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How the Word ‘Father’ Unlocked the History of Language

How the Word ‘Father’ Unlocked the History of Language | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It's no coincidence that the word used to describe dear old dad was so similar across distinct classical languages.
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Using Twitter for Professional Development

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A growing number of educators are using the microblogging platform Twitter as an easy, low-cost alternative to traditional trainings and conferences.

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8 Free Ways to Earn More Space on Dropbox

8 Free Ways to Earn More Space on Dropbox | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage providers in the market. It is great for storing photos and videos, hosting static websites, and safekeeping and sharing various other stuffs with friends and co-workers. Its wonderful features ease or solve many of our real-life problems, and it

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A Simple Google Drive Tool for Converting Videos to Different Formats ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Simple Google Drive Tool for Converting Videos to Different Formats ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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The 7 Popular Google Docs Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 7 Popular Google Docs Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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15 Common Expressions Younger Generations Won't Understand

15 Common Expressions Younger Generations Won't Understand | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Here are 15 etymologies to answer the questions of future English speakers. Because the future is already here.

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7 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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5 useful online journals for ELT professionals

5 useful online journals for ELT professionals | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Having been invited to recommend ‘the best ELT journals…, maybe a top 5 list’, Florentina Taylor explains why the following are, in her opinion, great resources for ELT professionals. Such a list w...
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Free online mindmaps tool

Free online mindmaps tool | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Mindmaps is an HTML5 based mind mapping app. It lets you create neat looking mind maps in the browser.

   


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weknow's curator insight, June 24, 11:17 AM

Mindmaps sacó una versión online gratuita. 

Armando's curator insight, June 25, 6:08 AM

Free online mindmaps tool

Doug Joubert's curator insight, Today, 9:20 AM
Though I have been told this works on the iPad, my attempts have been for naught.
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Free Online Poster Maker

Free Online Poster Maker | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Lucidpress is a professional-quality poster maker for everyone. With a library of templates and a drag-and-drop interface, you'll have an attention-grabbing poster made in no time.


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 28, 9:52 AM

Not just for teachers!  Students could use it, too.  I see some GREAT formative assessment potential here~

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 28, 2:30 PM

Thx Nik Peachey

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, June 29, 4:26 PM

Really nice smooth tool. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Online Tools for Creating Picture Books

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Some of The Best Gradebook Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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15 Ways to Deepen Your Formative Assessment Practice - Brilliant or Insane

15 Ways to Deepen Your Formative Assessment Practice - Brilliant or Insane | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

“ Once you've put basic formative assessment practices in place, it's time to deepen your practice. Consider these fifteen strategies.”


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How teachers want to evaluate their students

How teachers want to evaluate their students | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
'We want to address the whole student, not just their test performance.'
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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.

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Test Your Vocabulary Knowledge of Farm Words

Test Your Vocabulary Knowledge of Farm Words | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Test Your Word Knowledge With a Quiz About Farm Terms









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Story Generator

Story Generator | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hilarious short story generator. Write your own story in thirty seconds by entering some keywords or letting our automated system choose some for you. Story writing has never been so quick and easy.

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Teacher Manigat's curator insight, June 20, 3:36 PM
Can be very helpful in a mixed ability class!
cioccas's curator insight, June 20, 7:30 PM

Looks very useful for getting students started on writing narratives. After they generate a story, they could then copy the text and work on it to craft their own story.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, June 21, 3:32 PM

#StoryTelling #ELA #CommonCore #STEM #STEAM #Education #Literature #Drama