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Greece: Emergency action to thwart teachers’ strike unnecessary | Amnesty International

Greece: Emergency action to thwart teachers’ strike unnecessary | Amnesty International | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The use of special government measures to thwart a proposed teachers’ strike in Greece is disproportionate and in violation of the country’s international human rights obligations.
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8 Must Have Tools for Dropbox Users ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Must Have Tools for Dropbox Users ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Idioms: Cold shoulder - Kaplan International Colleges Blog

Idioms: Cold shoulder - Kaplan International Colleges Blog | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Have you ever given someone the cold shoulder? Look at our body idioms illustration to discover how you can learn English with Kaplan. Take the first step on your English learning journey!

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English-language proposal has French up in arms - Washington Post

Washington Post English-language proposal has French up in arms Washington Post One intellectual heavyweight who jumped into the English-language teaching polemic was Jacques Attali, an adviser to the late president Francois Mitterrand and a...
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BBC - English Literature

BBC - English Literature | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A secondary school revision resource for GCSE English Literature about prose fiction, short stories, drama and poetry.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Frankenstein, Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Lord of the Flies, Of Mice and Men, Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird, Heroes...


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10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 19, 2013 6:02 AM

Another great one from the Educator's Technology site. Some apps that will make Google Drive even more great to use.

Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, May 19, 2013 11:19 AM

Looks like an interesting list

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Primary teachers' best tips for language lessons

Primary teachers' best tips for language lessons | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Primary teachers share their top tips for turning younger pupils into linguists

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The best freeware corpus analysis program for translators?

The best freeware corpus analysis program for translators? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Michael Wilkinson: "not all translators – and especially student translators – are prepared to invest in […] software, especially if they are uncertain whether they will be using it on a large scale. One solution is to turn to a freeware program such as AntConc.

 

The first version of AntConc was released in 2002 by Laurence Anthony. It was a simple concordance program, but since then it has undergone continuous improvement and development. The most recent “stable-release” version at the time of writing (February 2012) is AntConc 3.2.4(Anthony, 2011).

 

AntConc can run on Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems, but whereas WordSmith requires additional software to run on systems other than Windows, AntConc runs on all three systems without additional software. In addition, AntConc is able to process texts in almost any language in the world, including Asian languages, such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Moreover AntConc can process both UTF-8 and all legacy encodings on different systems, so it should be able to process texts saved in the operating system default encoding on all systems.

 

Like WordSmith, AntConc comprises, in addition to the concordancer, various other features, such as a tool for generating word-lists as well as a keyword tool that can locate and identify words that occur with an unusually high (or low) frequency in a corpus when it is compared with a reference corpus. However in the following I shall focus mainly on how well the concordancer serves the needs of the translator.

 
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How to create presentations in 10 easy steps

How to create presentations in 10 easy steps | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Follow these 10 rules to create professional presentations that will make a significant difference in traction and results. The Must Read ultimate guide to creating better engaging Presentations.

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Fátima Campilho's curator insight, May 29, 2013 9:58 AM

Boas ideias e nova ferramenta de apresentação.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, June 18, 2013 1:45 AM

Our students can benefit from this as opposed to "It seems like a good idea"

Gary Harwell's curator insight, June 18, 2013 1:46 AM

Can ouor students benefit from this?

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Learning Through Visuals

Learning Through Visuals | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Visual imagery in the classroom

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Google Drive for Teachers with 'How-to' video links

Google Drive for Teachers with 'How-to' video links | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google has tripled free storage space, across Gmail, Google+ and Drive, bringing the total to 15GB. This is a serious move by Google as it places the company at the forefront of cloud based solutio...
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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.

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64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
"Julie Greller's blog A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet features some great content for teachers. Posts are sorted by subject and grade level, and there's also a link to some free ebooks. ...

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callooh's curator insight, April 5, 2013 4:48 PM

Information and online tools to add to your digital storytelling toolbox

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:04 AM

Tons of great resources. 

Donna Meehan's curator insight, May 20, 2013 2:49 PM

Great resources to add to you toolbox for digital storytelling.

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ESL: Prepositions for Young Learners

ESL:  Prepositions for Young Learners | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Trust me, I'm a "Linguist" This one goes out to all language teachers who want to terrify their young L2 learners.

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Beginners' guide to using technology in language lessons - EducationGuardian.co.uk (blog)

Beginners' guide to using technology in language lessons - EducationGuardian.co.uk (blog) | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
EducationGuardian.co.uk (blog) Beginners' guide to using technology in language lessons EducationGuardian.co.uk (blog) A teacher can set up a class blog with individual student pages and it is incredibly easy to do and manage and allows the pupils...
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How Social Media Improved An Entire School District - Edudemic

How Social Media Improved An Entire School District - Edudemic | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We recently profiled a school district that aimed to build a 'digital friendly school district' and this follow-up details how they did it. A must-read!
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Knowble Articles

Knowble Articles | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Improve your English skills. Sign up for free and start reading news articles at your proficiency level!

Via Nik Peachey, Sophia Mavridi
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Ana Sclerandi's comment, May 24, 2013 1:57 PM
I'll try it out again, Nik, and get back. Maybe I did something wrong. Thanks for your feedback.
Stewart Whitney's comment, May 24, 2013 5:02 PM
It'll get better. These things usually do. On another note, I just made the best cup of coffee!
Remy Lamers's comment, June 6, 2013 9:25 AM
I'm Remy and I work at the company that invented and developed Knowble. We think it's great that so many of you appreciate Knowble and making the effort to give feedback.

To date we haven't found a proper method to make phrasal verbs work properly. We do consider adding phrasal verbs, but the sheer endless combinations of verbs, context and meaning make this a very though nut to crack. Also; Knowble is designed as a supplementary learners aid instead of an alternative language course. That's why we focus on what Knowble does best; improving vocabulary by reading news articles.

This free version of Knowble offers a rudimentary pre-test. We have developed specific versions with better pre-tests for our clients, such as publishers. These versions also include target word lists, specific resources and translations from dictionaries (instead of Google translation used in the free version). In the paid version of Knowble teachers can also view the progress of individual students.

Still, we hope that our free version of Knowble will continue to help people improve their English in a pleasant way.

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5 of the Best Collections of EdTech Resources on the Web

5 of the Best Collections of EdTech Resources on the Web | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Five great websites collecting EdTech resources in one place, making it easy to sort, search and find the best cutting edge tools for the classroom.


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GSeremetakis's comment, May 19, 2013 10:53 AM
Οι δύο πρώτες συλλογές είναι πολύ καλές
Natassa Dourvetaki's comment, May 19, 2013 11:23 AM
συμφωνώ! Ειδικά η δεύτερη συλλογή είναι "θησαυρός" !
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Australian test of medical English to go global

Australian test of medical English to go global | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Cambridge backs tests to evaluate language skills of overseas-trained medical professionals. A department of Cambridge University will develop and promote an English language test for health and me...
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Are language teachers leading the way with education technology?

Are language teachers leading the way with education technology? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
From vibrant communities on social media to inventive lessons using video conferencing, Joe Dale explores how languages teachers have embraced technology in the classroom (Are language teachers leading the way with education technology?

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Perfect English Grammar

Perfect English Grammar | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Lots of free explanations and exercises to help you perfect your English grammar.

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How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly

How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The problem is that Wikipedia in the classroom has gotten a bad reputation in the K-12 world, undeservedly so I think. I would suggest that Wikipedia can be used for a multitude of educational purposes at a wide variety of grade levels. Too many teachers are still afraid to use it in class, so I’m here to right that wrong and show our educators how they can responsibly integrate Wikipedia into their lessons.

 


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Ken Morrison's comment, May 17, 2013 6:44 PM
Ugh. I hate it when I do this. I accidentally scooped this article instead of rescooping yours. Thanks for sharing. Sometimes opening too many tabs causes bad habits for me.
Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, May 18, 2013 8:46 AM

Από το άρθρο:"

Be sure to check out Wikipedia’s own resources for teachers as well. They have an awesome 12-week syllabus showing you exactly how you can integrate Wikipedia into your classroom. They also have training designed especially for educators."

 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 25, 2013 6:12 PM

Giving these types of skills to students can help them with their understanding of writing and also help teachers with avoiding the copy and paste syndrome in tasks.

 

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How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing?

How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing? | TEFL & Ed Tech | Scoop.it

"Dear Lifehacker, I have been tasked to make a slideshow for an event at work. I don’t want to make a generic PowerPoint with just boring text or pictures. What are some ways I can enhance the slideshow so it looks impressive and knocks the socks off my audience?"


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Joaquín Ballester's comment, May 19, 2013 5:32 PM
I agree with you, Elke. PPT is more customizable and powerful.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:06 AM

This appears to be an effective and practical article.

Marion Mulder's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:00 AM

Oke - if you work in the corporate world there is just no escaping from having to create powerpoints at one point or another. You might as well create amzing one's while your at it. Here are some handy tips, do's & don'ts worth looking at