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Social Media, the Internet & SMS | Specific VOCABULARY & ACRONYMS

Social Media, the Internet & SMS | Specific VOCABULARY & ACRONYMS | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

I've started a list of Social Media/Internet/SMS lexis and acronyms-related list of glossaries or vocabulary resources.

Feel free to send any further interesting link for my list enriching  ;)

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In constant progress...           last update : December 25, 2013

              ... merry Xmas y'all !  :o)

 

- http://www.webopedia.com <--------  new !

  ( Webopedia : free online dictionary for words, phrases and abbreviations are related to computer & Internet technology -easy-to-understand definitions in plain language !)

- http://www.techterms.com/category/acronyms

  (Tech Acronyms : Computer and Internet acronyms) ;

- http://bit.ly/15z4O5N

  (List of Computing and It abbreviations | Wikipedia) ;

- http://www.michalsons.co.za/ict-law-acronyms/11209 ;

  (ICT Laws Acronyms)

- http://www.internetslang.com

  (Internet slang)

- http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/textmessageabbreviations.asp <--------  new !

  (1,375 online chat and text message abbreviations indexed by Webopedia - updated April 2013).

- http://sco.lt/7bFdzd

  (Social Media Glossary - Bt Canada)

 

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The FBI Kids' Page | ESL - EFL

The FBI Kids' Page | ESL - EFL | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

"[...] The Kids' Page is designed for children and their parents to learn more about the FBI through age-appropriate games, tips, stories and interactives We also introduce you to our working dogs and show how FBI special agents and analysts investigate cases.  [...]"

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French EFL secondary textbooks often include units focusing on detective stories and documents around crime and investigation issues...

Well, I think the "Kids' Page" on the FBI website makes a most convenient (and diligently documented !) resource to build webquests upon, and find other tips and tracks that'll help prepare lessons.

 

Besides, ELTeachers may help themselves on the "Resources for Researchers" Page : 'Crime Statistics webpage', 'FBI history webpage', national & local press releases on major cases, speeches, testimony, top stories, and more in the 'Press Room' Page.... and various other pages and resources.

Thery're all here :

--> http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/research/

 

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Free Saint Patrick's Day Learning Resources

Free Saint Patrick's Day Learning Resources | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
HUGE List of Free Saint Patrick's Day Learning Resources!
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Prepositions of Place - St Patrick's Day Worksheet

"Prepositions of Place - ESL Worksheet for Saint Patrick's Day. Where is the leprechaun ?"

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A topical visualisation of the prepositions of place -younger learners  check where the leprechaun is, thus brush up the prepositions of place ;)

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The pour over coffee brewing guide | INFOGRAPHIC

The pour over coffee brewing guide | INFOGRAPHIC | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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Students might imitate this infographic to create a similar poster.

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English 12 VERB TENSES | ESL GRAMMAR

English 12 VERB TENSES | ESL GRAMMAR | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
12 verb tenses in a table. Learning what they can be used for. English grammar lesson

Via Learning Basic English
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Such a table may help practise verbal structures to build up English sentences.

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Learning Basic English's curator insight, October 17, 2013 7:14 PM

12 verb tenses in a table. Learning what they can be used for. English grammar lesson

Tracy Webb Sharp's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:08 AM

This was incredibly handy for me as a student of Spanish. I should pass this on to my students of English. 

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Scottish Sayings & Scottish Phrases | Scotland

Scottish Sayings & Scottish Phrases | Scotland | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Authentic Scottish sayings, words and phrases. A great selection, complete with 'sassenach' (English) translations. Come on in and enjoy a taste of our unique Scottish language.
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Created by a Scottish mum and her daughter, the blog enshrines varied documents and resources that may be used in ELTeaching.

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ESL-EFL : Dealing with STEREOTYPES | sports - infographics

ESL-EFL : Dealing with STEREOTYPES | sports - infographics | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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Funny illustration for dealing with sports stereotypes and traditions in an ESL / EFL lesson.

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1000 images sur le bout de la langue | Emilangues - ELT - EFL-ESL

1000 images sur le bout de la langue | Emilangues - ELT - EFL-ESL | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
1000 images sur le bout de la langue : le site des expressions idiomatiques de même sens en anglais, français et espagnol !
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"1000 images sur le bout de la langue est un site interactif portant sur les expressions idiomatiques qui ont le même sens en français, en anglais et en espagnol, mais qu'on ne peut traduire mot à mot. Le répertoire trilingue propose 1275 expressions classées par catégorie et par mots-clés. [...]"

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"The Oxford comma : Decried, defended, and debated" | INFOGRAPHIC / ENGLISH

"The Oxford comma : Decried, defended, and debated" | INFOGRAPHIC / ENGLISH | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
No matter what side of the Oxford comma debate you find yourself on, you'll be surprised to find out that Oxford's own PR department doesn't even use the punctuation anymore, but that's only the be...
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Street Art Graffiti showcase | StreetLove

Street Art Graffiti showcase | StreetLove | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
StreetLove est une vitrine internationale d'art urbain mettant en avant le travail des artistes street art et graffiti avec interview et agenda expo.
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First : "Texts, translations and photos are owned exclusively by the authors and cannot be used without express written permission.
© StreetLove.fr 2009-2013"

Then, since I bet such artists wouldn't dislike their images being used for an educational purpose, I guess all we have to do is merely ask them -am I optimistic ? Indeed :-)

The website's contains loads of interesting visuals to build up ELT and is definitely worth a visit.

 

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Une carte mentale pour expliquer les cartes mentales

Une carte mentale pour expliquer les cartes mentales | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

Carte partagée sur twitter

http://www.scoop.it/t/classemapping


Via Lucas Gruez, J-Philippe Saingre, Juergen Wagner
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Lucas Gruez's comment, September 30, 2013 4:04 PM
C'est un outil particulièrement polyvalent qui permet entre autres de mémoriser, organiser ses idées ou comme support de présentation...
Nathalie Bourdon's comment, October 1, 2013 2:32 AM
Effectivement, je l'utilise de plus en plus au boulot et je vais tenter d'initier mon fils afin de l'encourager à étudier plus sérieusement.
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présentation du concept.

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BTS OL [Opticiens Lunetiers] | Textes officiels, Programmes - Ressources 1

BTS OL [Opticiens Lunetiers] | Textes officiels, Programmes - Ressources 1 | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

TEXTES OFFICIELS

- BTS : Définition et conditions de délivrance du BTS “opticien-lunetier” - ARRÊTÉ DU 10-6-2008 | JO DU 2-7-2008 :
>> http://www.education.gouv.fr/bo/2008/30/ESRS0812581A.htm
- Référentiel du BTS Opticien Lunetier :
>> http://bit.ly/19Aj8HH
- Programme et définition d'épreuve de LV dans les BTS relevant du
secteur industriel (OL) :
>> http://bit.ly/QPkwx7
- Introduction du contrôle en cours de formation initiale :
>> http://bit.ly/1bGMkBJ

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                   RESSOURCES - SUPPORTS :
BTS Opticien Lunetier - Blog pour les étudiants en BTS opticien lunetier à l'ESCY :
>> http://btsolescy.blogspot.fr/
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- Optics Realm : 10 video tutorials

>> http://bit.ly/1dKajy8
- How glasses are made :
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QprUOehMsUI
- Glass manufacturing process :
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on-_oUajNso

- "How vision works" (vidéos, textes...)

>> http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/human-biology/eye.htm

Article(s) - TEXTS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- Optical Solutions : Explaining What We Do: A Gentle Introduction to Optical Design (= http://bit.ly/1bH1gzI )

- Enabling a computer to do the job of a lens (illustrated article) :

>> http://bit.ly/183Lv1O

- Une fiche à completer qu'il pourrait être intéressant de leur faire utiliser dans un role-play -à bâtir et interpréter à l'oral :
>> http://www.opticiantraining.com/downloads/worksheet.pdf

 

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Speaking Image - Collaborative annotation of interactive images

Speaking Image - Collaborative annotation of interactive images | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

Speaking Image is an application for creating interactive images, adding notes and create drawings on it collaboratively. Anncreate groups and set editing permissions for public or restricted people for collaboration purposes. Plenty of room for creativity! What would you do with this tool in class? Feel free to share your ideas.


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wondering if we can add audio files - needs checking

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Jaz Parkinson - Colour signatures | LITERATURE

Jaz Parkinson - Colour signatures | LITERATURE | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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"Parkinson’s Colour Signatures are direct representations of their corresponding books. Each time the text in a novel evokes a colour in the mind, it is tallied, and then put in spectrum, graphed, and drawn. What results is a completely unique ‘graph’ of all the colours in said text, the look of which is a mystery until its completion. It is the human notion of converting text into tangible colour which is emphasised by the signatures. Originally from Preston, UK, Jaz Parkinson is currently studying and working as an artist in Sheffield."
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Saint Patrick's Day : a QUIZ

Saint Patrick's Day : a QUIZ | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

For starters...

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... in the mood for St Patrick's Day  :o)

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Some more  :

- Irish sayings >> http://0z.fr/rqmQ8

- 3 infographics around St Patrick's day >> http://0z.fr/j6qmQ

- 20 most common Irish family names (an infographic) >> http://0z.fr/sGsTE

- Leprechauns, Irish myths & legends, prepositions of place >> http://0z.fr/tqGtK

- Vocabulary, history (a video), quiz, a green recipe >> http://0z.fr/MCuPr

- (Other) recipes, from the BBC website >> http://0z.fr/PMld1

- Places related to St Patrick >> http://0z.fr/xM6uM

- Chicago River goes green on St Patrick's Day : a video >> http://0z.fr/43_u0

- Irish Dance greens the Bronx (a video) >> http://0z.fr/Ji_fB

- St Patrick's Day Parade in NYC >> http://0z.fr/LdzDP

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Glossary | Digital Curation Centre - LEXIS

Glossary | Digital Curation Centre - LEXIS | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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"To help you get to grips with some of the common terminology used, the DCC has compiled a handy digital curation glossary.

Take a moment to read through any unfamiliar terms below before navigating our digital library of resources to find out all about digital curation and data preservation.
Browse the glossary by clicking on a letter."

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Jessica HAAS' redesigned 'Food Pyramid' : a pleasure to our eyes! | INFOGRAPHIC

Jessica HAAS' redesigned 'Food Pyramid' : a pleasure to our eyes! | INFOGRAPHIC | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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Writers on their homecountry map | LITERATURE | VISUALS - ESL

Writers on their homecountry map | LITERATURE | VISUALS - ESL | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Have you ever heard of the 'L.U.S.A.' ? :o) Have a glance at this map : it's a…
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I've just discovered these literary maps and gathered four of them to have my students discover this specific kind of visuals. They can't exactly be considered infographics (and still... hum !), nor 'classical' maps, lists, nor mind-maps either... though the latter also organise our ideas :o)

Beyond the pleasure to the eyes, the students might choose an author and write a biography -focusing on the writer's hometown, and on the possible influence of his origins on his literary work...

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Is there a translators map?

 

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Classes inversées : dynamiser l'apprentissage ? - Marcel LEBRUN | Flipped Classrooms

"Les classes inversées permettent-elles de dynamiser l'apprentissage?" présenté par Marcel Lebrun, professeur à l'UCL, à partir de mises en pratique dans ses...
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Cartoon Kevin | Cartoon HEROES

Cartoon Kevin | Cartoon HEROES | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
100 self-portraits in 100 different animation styles by cartoonist and animator Kevin McShane. How many can you recognize?
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"[...] Based on real-world cartoonist and animator Kevin McShane [on the above photograph], Cartoon Kevin has found his way into the work of almost every significant animator and animation studio from Windsor McCay to Walt Disney, from Osamu Tekuza to Pixar [...]"

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Twisted by Mc Shane these characters might prove useful to train EFL students so they may practise comparison, portrait describing, likesf & dislikes, etc...

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Resources for Christmas !

Resources for Christmas ! | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat ... and we teachers have to pull one more festive activity out of our hat! So here are a few resources which might help make these last few days of ter...
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Notably resources for the younger, but also lesson tracks from onestopenglish and Macmillan's... thanks indeed to Marie-Hélène FASQUEL for suggesting the URL.

By the way, why not go and visit her ESL topics ? Worth your visiting ;-)

>> @Marie-Hélène Fasquel

 

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Western Movies : Myth, Ideology & Genre | Free Academic Earth college course | MYTHES et HEROS - BAC

Western Movies : Myth, Ideology & Genre | Free Academic Earth college course | MYTHES et HEROS - BAC | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Listen to Professor Richard Slotkin's final course before retirement, Western Movies: Myths, Ideology, and Genre. Western movies form the oldest of America
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"Listen to Professor Richard Slotkin's final course before retirement, Western Movies: Myths, Ideology, and Genre. Western movies form the oldest of American film genre. They have also been the most important modern vehicles for one of the oldest and most significant of American cultural myths - the myth of the frontier. The course surveys the development of the Western film genre and sets it in historical and cultural context. In addition to viewing 20 or more feature films, we will study some of the precinematic sources of Western themes and images (novels, paintings). There will also be readings in the history of movies, critical and cultural theory, and political history"

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Helps French teachers build up cultural background for Year 12 & 13 learners -namely in studying the "Myth & Heroes" concept for their BAC exam.

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The 'Gun Nation' Project - Zed NELSON | MYTHS & HEROES / POWER

London-based photographer Zed Nelson [... shows] a reflection on America's gun culture.

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29 black & white pictures and comments teachers may use to prompt debates, sparkle warm ups, and illustrate lessons on the U.S. gun culture [firearms regulation in the USA / the 2nd amendment to the Constitution / ...].

They may be related to the 'MYTH & HEROES'' and 'LOCATIONS & FORMS of POWER' issues studied for the French  BAC.

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BTS OL [Opticiens Lunetiers] | Ressources 2

BTS OL [Opticiens Lunetiers] | Ressources 2 | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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>> http://sco.lt/8urpvF : la suite.

INFOGRAPHICS- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Utiles pour travailler les champs sémantiques spécifiques... et autres aspects

- Is America's vision 20/20 ?

 http://bit.ly/1h2oJJA

- The history of contact lenses :

>> http://visual.ly/history-contact-lenses

- Your guide to telescopes :

>> http://www.opticscentral.com.au/your-guide-to-telescopes

- Types of binoculars :

 http://www.opticscentral.com.au/understanding-types-of-binoculars

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- Polaroid sunglasses : a vintage advertisement :

>> http://bit.ly/15UTn6c

- The difference a pair of glasses can make (illustration - humour)

>> http://bit.ly/1dKjpem

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English lessons OUTLINE | 1ère-Tale - Risks of posting on SOCIAL NETWORKS

English lessons OUTLINE | 1ère-Tale -  Risks of posting on SOCIAL NETWORKS | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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... here it is : trails and sources  -in progress, meant to be shared as raise collaboration -your feedback's welcome ! :-)

You can get a longer version of The Guardian video (about 7') here :

http://bit.ly/15f5szn

 

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Trame de séquence -bâti en cours.

Vos observations sont bienvenues :)

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