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BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy Teachers Like YOU!

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Free printable worksheets and lesson plans for every busy teacher. Find printable worksheets on any topic: vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading, writing and speaking!
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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read | Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.

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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:47 AM

Interesting idea - this could be useful in EFL teaching or just for people who are reading in English as a second language and need a bit of help.

 

I tried it on the Adobe Connect website to see if it would demystify some of the 'Marketese' though, and it didn't help much! A sentence such as 'Powering mission-critical web conferencing solutions, end-to-end, on virtually any device' is full of everyday words which are being used in an unnecessarily obscure way. Which is why I'm in favour of simply writing in plain English (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_english).

 

On that subject, I recently discovered the absolutely wonderful Simple English Wikipedia (http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page), which does just that.

 

ytchquelia cargill's curator insight, September 7, 2013 9:37 PM

This website is made for children that have a hard time understanding a word or sentence in the English language. By breaking down a word or difficult sentence into word that the child will be able to know.

 

Info: Rewordify.com

Mikev Techpage's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:49 PM

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Visual Poetry - Create Word Clouds On Your iPad

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Visual Poetry is a nice iPad app for creating custom word clouds. The app's name implies that it only works for poetry, but it will work with any text that you write. Visual Poetry allows you to ch...

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Lenora Polk's curator insight, August 17, 2013 9:35 AM

I'm going to incoporate this with vocabulary words with my pull-out classes when reading required curriculum text.  We listen to the text on CD but will explore the vocabulary words in numerous ways.  Just another tool to use! :)