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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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Good Life Quote Ru | QUOTES website

Good Life Quote Ru | QUOTES website | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

Good Life Quote Ru for more Quotes, Life Quote, Free Quotes, Best Life Quote, Quotes about Moving On…

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Check this one : "A head full of fears has no space for dreams"... an essay topic ? ;)

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Song Quizzes | MusicEnglish

Song Quizzes | MusicEnglish | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

MusicEnglish is a free and non-for-profit website featuring music videos with subtitles (captions) in English which has been created by an English teacher. It includes worksheets with their answer key and a lot of ideas to use songs in the classroom with our students.


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Anica Petkoska's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:21 AM

I'm sure my EFL students would love to learn English with a song. Thanks for sharing.

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INFOGRAPHIC - What music should we listen to on the job ?

INFOGRAPHIC - What music should we listen to on the job ? | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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An infographic ESL-EFL learners & teachers may use to analyse which trends best correspond to this or that kind of job... to express comparisons, likes/dislikes or preferences... and possibly feed debates on whether music actually fuels their own productivity -or doesn't.

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This infographic shows the kind of music you listen to at work often determines one's level of productivity... which makes the tunes you choose very important. The infographic describes an assumedly right/wrong playlist for various occupations.

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Neila REY's Visual Workouts | ESL Vocabulary

Neila REY's Visual Workouts | ESL Vocabulary | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

ESL POSTERS

"Free no-equipment visual workouts for all fitness levels"

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These visuals surely are not meant to improve and practise (!) vocabulary, but that's how learners might use them  :-)

Neila REY (a fitness trainer)  displays physical exercise & training on a series of visual workouts : many of them fit some Superheroes' physical features... kinds of 'howto' guides to look like them.

 

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"Why Our Kids Must Learn to Code" | "Must" they ? | BAC oral comprehension

Find the your beauty, prose and voice in Code. We all should know code as well as we know our own language. You can learn it here for free: http://10r.us/aZS...
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The video displays arguments favouring code learning : charismatic ICT world leaders hammering the necessity of coding in nowadays modern world. And I have to confess I agree with many of the views they energically assert -but hey !  Not with all of them, not all the time....

The video (abridged) might be used to deal with all of the 4 Frenc 'BAC' exam notions... though I'd probably mainly focus on power / progress.

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☞ French High School teachers (docs in French) :

matière à réfléxion, pour nourrir les débats, ou simplement à signaler aux élèves intéressés par le sujet)  :

>> http://sco.lt/4jTTmb&nbsp; [Enseigner le code à l'école ? Vraiment ?] ;

>> http://sco.lt/8v8317 [Tout le monde doit-il apprendre à coder ?]

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The 2013 video was created by code.org

>> http://code.org/

>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code.org

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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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WRITING PROMPTS | Holstee Manifesto

WRITING PROMPTS | Holstee Manifesto | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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Holstee Manifesto might  help learners practise writing skills & express (dis)agreement, contradicting, justifying...

Ex :

- Comment on the manifesto layout and its effect on the reader/viewer.

- Which statement do you agree most / less ? Explain why and illustrate your answer with examples.

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I love it!

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When books pages get twisted... "Discarded to DiscARTed" | PINterest BOARD

When books pages get twisted... "Discarded to DiscARTed" | PINterest BOARD | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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This Pinterest board was created by Shanneon Grant & Kellie Berg (La Crosse Public Library in La Crosse - Wisconsin).

It displays projects and ideas that all reuse books pages : the board shows quite creative ways of twisting the original purpose and use of books and.... I'm fond of these !! Just glance at this surprising book fairy costume, to a rolled book page wreath, to the paper star decorating a door, or... worth your visiting !

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As for ESL-EFL, I think it might also be a nice way of "demythologizing" books and reading to learners that sometimes really don't get along with -no matter if the activities get performed outside English class rooms.

Somehow, mingling books printed words with craft and art may then turn them more familiar and friendly :)

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170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post I always have  fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a...

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"Online in 60 seconds" | INFOGRAPHICH wheel

"Online in 60 seconds" | INFOGRAPHICH wheel | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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Monica MIRZA's curator insight, May 1, 4:13 AM

This visual depicts what may happen in 60 seconds online (updated in July 2013). It'is wheel shaped and gets thus a nice effect.

Since the "slices" of the wheel are equal our eye might convey an immediate impression that no activity's more performed than the other ones, online.

Which is wrong, and any net surfer's aware of this, of course... and that's why learners (esp. graphics department's) might be interested in studying and commenting the fact, since  -as for visual proportions- most of similar wheels do stick to reality proportions.

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by mycleveragency, for Qmee

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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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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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