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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | EFL | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 2015 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, March 11, 3:42 AM
And you do need Google power, right?
Teresa Maceira's curator insight, April 8, 8:32 PM
Add Google hacks to a students research skill set
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How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order

How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order | EFL | Scoop.it

If you do anything professionally related to online technology, you understand the immense amount of data you need to sort through each day. There are the daily content roundups, blogs to read, Facebook posts and to check, tweets to scroll through and news sites. That doesn’t include whatever else arrives in your in-box. I literally cannot keep up with all that I want to know about social media technology and its use for engagement, fundraising and advocacy.

It’s really too much to know. That’s when I began trusting the curators.

 

Trusting the curators was a strategy I employed to begin to figure out what to read, what I needed to read, and what others whom I trusted thought was important to read. We cannot read it all. We cannot begin to imagine trying to read it all. We must trust to the curators.

Trusting others to curate content has become my primary means for gathering relevant information about social media and particularly nonprofit technology.


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Gilbert C FAURE's comment, April 26, 2014 4:18 AM
totally agrees with Dennis
John Rudkin's curator insight, April 26, 2014 6:30 AM

Curation is all about trust.  I too cut to the cause by keeping in the know via great curators.

Joyce Cordus's curator insight, April 30, 2014 2:23 AM

This is really helpful to get the best out of all these tools!

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Turning documents into conversations

Turning documents into conversations | EFL | Scoop.it

NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.


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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, April 25, 2014 5:41 AM

That sounds really good :-)) 

CECI Jean-François's curator insight, February 16, 2015 2:20 AM

Intéressant outil pour faire du commentaire social (débat électronique) sur un document, avec des possibilités de tri et de tracking ... Parfait pour l'hybridation de cours

Murielle Godement's curator insight, February 16, 2015 2:52 AM

Le pendant de VoiceThread à l'écrit. NowComment permet de commenter / débattre par écrit sur des documents du web en mode privé ou public. Le mode public ne propose pas de filtre de langue, difficile donc pour le moment de proposer des activités FLE de contributions à des débtas ouverts essentiellement en anglais. 

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A Flashback into 2013: The Top Ten Most Popular Posts of the Year

A Flashback into 2013: The Top Ten Most Popular Posts of the Year | EFL | Scoop.it

Now that 2013 is officially in the books, I can’t think of a better way to reflect than with a flashback into the Top Ten Most Popular Posts of the last 12 months! Check ‘em out by hovering over the interactive image shown below. There’s sure to be a useful “cool tool” or two to help you kick off the new year with a new tech crush—like Thinglink, my all-time fav!


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The Best 10 iPad Presentation Apps for Students and Teachers in 2013

The Best 10 iPad Presentation Apps for Students and Teachers in 2013 | EFL | Scoop.it

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The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom

The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom | EFL | Scoop.it

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Muhammad Khalid's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:17 AM

Games always arise motivation among young learners and if integrates with learning it adds quality of learning.

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Teacher's Toolbox - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

Teacher's Toolbox - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | EFL | Scoop.it
Find all the tools, downloads, helpers for your teaching.


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Marie Cordero's curator insight, June 16, 2013 12:15 AM

Useful tools, generators, etc

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Dyslexia for Teachers of EFL

Dyslexia for Teachers of EFL | EFL | Scoop.it

Foreign language teachers often lack sufficient understanding of the nature of dyslexia and the difficulties it causes in foreign language learning and are not familiar with the relevant teaching techniques and methods to further the language learning processes of dyslexic students. Therefore the preparation of teacher training materials for this target group of language learners is both timely and highly needed.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 15, 2013 4:49 AM

This site contains a free 10 unit course for teachers of English as a foreign language and helps them to support students in their classroom who have dyslexia.

Virginia Doherty's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:13 AM

Very interesting, online materials.

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Superstitions in England and America.

Superstitions in England and America. | EFL | Scoop.it

Play the first game, then Listen to
Emma, an American assistant and do the activities.


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Prezibase - Prezi Templates

Prezibase - Prezi Templates | EFL | Scoop.it
Prezibase.com is an independent marketplace for ready-made Prezi presentation templates. Everyone can join in by downloading or selling their own templates.

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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, October 25, 2013 8:37 AM

30 million presentations take place in North America every day.  I like Prezi & Keynote.  Check out the new templates

Jordan Fowler's curator insight, November 3, 2013 12:32 PM

test

 

Daniela Ayala's curator insight, February 19, 2014 5:57 PM

Templates-plantillas para #prezi :) 

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Spring campaign competition winners

Spring campaign competition winners | EFL | Scoop.it

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dora gk's curator insight, July 9, 2013 3:42 AM

334 events in 30 countries


488 posters


30,923 participants


56,307 votes


The most successful etwinning campaign ever!

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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try | EFL | Scoop.it

Now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make recording a breeze, podcasting is quickly becoming the latest creative mode of learning and presenting in schools.  Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today.

 


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:42 PM

I like some of these ideas. I'm thinking we could have students make podcast booktalks and have QR codes linking to them in the books or on a display or around the school. Hmm...kids can't use their phones at school, yet. Well, I can always put links to them in our catalog and on the website.

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 23, 2013 12:04 AM

Use podcasting to meet Common Core standards of speaking & writing.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:05 PM

Let us know if we can try one of these projects with your class.

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Polychart: Create Awesome Charts For PowerPoint

Polychart: Create Awesome Charts For PowerPoint | EFL | Scoop.it

Polychart is a free web service that lets you easily create Dashboards and charts from your existing database. It conveniently connects directly to where you store your data and works in browsers and on tablets so you can create charts and diagrams anywhere you are. You can also export your charts to PowerPoint, PDF and image formats.


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R Kay Richardson's comment, June 22, 2013 8:20 AM
I liked what I read until I got to the part where it connects from the web, directly to your data. How secure is that?
Lynn M. Miller's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:15 PM

Great article! *Professionalism with a Flair! #lmallc

Wayne Turner's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:08 AM

I'm always looking for ways to graphically present complex information.

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reEmbed – Custom YouTube Video Player

reEmbed – Custom YouTube Video Player | EFL | Scoop.it

Every YouTube video that is embedded in your site will automatically be replaced with your new player.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 7, 2014 3:52 AM

This should be useful if you are embedding video from YouTube into a course. It allows you to use a custom player and add your own logo.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, October 7, 2014 6:26 PM

This is cool, will test and let you know how it works...

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Create Ebooks - PapyrusEditor

Create Ebooks - PapyrusEditor | EFL | Scoop.it
Papyrus is a simple online editor to create ebooks.You can edit the cover using a simple drag and drop cover editor, import content from the web, or create new content as easily as writing a blog post.If you want to sell your ebook, all you have to do is set a price and click publish.

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Curatorially Yours's curator insight, May 2, 2014 5:09 AM

Looks interesting - I'll be checking this one out when I get a spare moment!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:05 PM

An awesome web based ePub & PDF creator. Create & edit online & it will generate ePub & PDF of your book for download.

sarah's curator insight, May 4, 2014 1:32 PM

Intéressant pour nos UD´s. en ligne.

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A tour of the British Isles in accents

Got the audio here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01slnp5 The person doing the voice is Andrew Jack who is a dialect coach.

 

Tags: language, culture, English, UK.


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Sascha Humphrey's curator insight, April 6, 2014 4:33 AM

He's really quite good, and the seamless change of dialect is quite impressive!

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, April 6, 2014 11:32 AM

The diversity of the English language is amazing.  Even in the "motherland" it changes from location to location...aye bay goom.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 9, 2014 10:19 PM

This is a really interesting video for understanding regional dialect differences!

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Learn, teach, and share online video lessons

Learn, teach, and share online video lessons | EFL | Scoop.it
Join Curious.com for free online video lessons, how-to DIY projects, and community. Find or become a student in baking, photography, math, and more!

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 16, 2014 6:13 AM

Cursos de todo un poco. También puedes colgar los propios.

Katherine Francis's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:54 AM

for adult students ?

Met Kous's curator insight, February 1, 2014 6:03 PM

Μαθήματα online με ποικιλία θεμάτων, πολύ καλά κυρίως  για μαθητές.

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Using Commercials in the EFL Classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

Using Commercials in the EFL Classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | EFL | Scoop.it
Here is a nice list of youtube commercials that are the best of the best - for use in the classroom.

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50 ways to use music and song in the classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

50 ways to use music and song in the classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | EFL | Scoop.it
“Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Fredrich Nietzsche
                                                      
We could also say Without music, teachin…

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Katiebelle Wheelock's curator insight, April 30, 2013 6:50 PM

Music can be incorporated into the classroom on a daily basis in so many simple ways. Music can be used to create a calm setting, motivational setting, as a classroom management technique, teach new lessons or vocabulary, and countless other ways. 

Rubi Valencia's comment, May 9, 2013 3:29 PM
I agree! Music is a great tool to introduce new concepts and vocabulary. One of the teachers I work with uses songs to introduce vocabulary and it helps the lesson run very smoothly and helps with memorization even when days pass after the lesson has been taught!
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50 ways to use video in the classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

50 ways to use video in the classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | EFL | Scoop.it
I will be travelling quite a bit this year to conferences and schools, speaking about a teaching lifelong passion - the use of video as an educational material…

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Patty Ball's curator insight, March 5, 2013 11:29 AM

ideas for using video in the EFL Classroom

Ellen Graber's curator insight, March 6, 2013 9:27 AM

Wow, only 50..how many more applications for video can you think of? What have you done?

Alysse Martin's curator insight, March 6, 2013 10:03 PM

Now to give an example of how these ideas can align with the new technology curriculum (ACARA). Let's take Point 9...

Foundation to year 2 technology curriculum: 

2.1 Recognise and play with patterns in data and represent data as pictures, symbols and diagrams.

Learning Activity:

Get students to watch a "how to" video or a clip of a technological process (e.g. milking cows) then ask student to draw pictures to sequence the steps.

Another example, Point 22...

Foundation to year 2 technology curriculum: 

2.2 Describe how people use different information systems safely to meet personal and family communication and recreation needs.

Learning Activity:

Have students conduct a skype interview of a person of an older generation to gain insight into what information systems they used for communication and recreation when they were the age of the students. Compare this to the students experience.  

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved March 7, 2013, from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

Ddeubel. (2013). 50 ways to use video in the classroom. Retrieved March 7, 2013, from http://community.eflclassroom.com/profiles/blogs/50-ways-to-use-video-in-the-classroom?xg_source=msg_mes_network#

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If You’ve Never Used These English Idioms, You’re Probably Not a Native English Speaker

If You’ve Never Used These English Idioms, You’re Probably Not a Native English Speaker | EFL | Scoop.it
Idioms may sound strange, but most actually make sense if you think about them.

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English language teaching materials for very young learners: levels - beginners, elementary, pre-intermediate A,1 A2

English language teaching materials for very young learners:  levels - beginners, elementary, pre-intermediate A,1 A2 | EFL | Scoop.it
English for young learners. Language learning resources for ESL, ESOL & EFL teachers of young learners. Ideal for classroom use.


Songs & Videos:  Elem/Pre-Inter, 

Penguins:  Elementary Early ReadersBegin/ElemNight  

Animals: ElementaryOlder & TeensPre Inter/Inter

Animals:  Pre InterUncle EdgarBegin/Elem

Aladdin Opening chapters

The Wedding:  Begin/Elem

Computer Kid: Elementary

Funny Poems:  Pre Intermediate

Great Pyramid: Pre intermediate

 

CEF level: A1/2


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How to teach … English as a foreign language

How to teach … English as a foreign language | EFL | Scoop.it
The Guardian Teacher Network has resources this week to help you whether you are teaching English as a foreign, second or additional language

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Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video

Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video | EFL | Scoop.it

iDesktop.tv provides a really useful and user friendly service for anyone who wants to use video clips from sources like YouTube, but doesn't want their students looking around at anything unsuitable, or for anyone who has ever found a really useful clip, only to go back later and find it has moved or been removed.


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Ken Tyler's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:50 AM

The future of learning requires us to have the tools and the skills of connectivity and collaboration whereby we maintain streaming sources of very relevant and rapidly processable information. This appears to be one of these tools...

Martha Schade's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:20 AM

A great way to download videos from youtube... have a try with some of our training videos! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRqKz70lAgo

 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:44 AM

Use it to download videos from YouTube and other online video sites.  Great tool!

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Polychart: Create Awesome Charts For PowerPoint

Polychart: Create Awesome Charts For PowerPoint | EFL | Scoop.it

Polychart is a free web service that lets you easily create Dashboards and charts from your existing database. It conveniently connects directly to where you store your data and works in browsers and on tablets so you can create charts and diagrams anywhere you are. You can also export your charts to PowerPoint, PDF and image formats.


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R Kay Richardson's comment, June 22, 2013 8:20 AM
I liked what I read until I got to the part where it connects from the web, directly to your data. How secure is that?
Lynn M. Miller's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:15 PM

Great article! *Professionalism with a Flair! #lmallc

Wayne Turner's curator insight, June 23, 2013 11:08 AM

I'm always looking for ways to graphically present complex information.