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25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education - Edudemic

25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education - Edudemic | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Some teachers embrace technology and social media. Others lurk. Many ignore. So what does the average teacher do if they're somewhere in the middle ?
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Me, Myself and I | NYTimes.com

Me, Myself and I | NYTimes.com | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"Is the vertical pronoun really such a capital idea? [...] Modern e-mail culture has shown that many English speakers feel perfectly comfortable dismissing all uses of capitalization — and even correct spelling, for that matter. But take this a step further: i suggest that You try, as an experiment, to capitalize those whom You address while leaving yourselves in the lowercase [...]"

 


Via Clara Giampietro
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Besides discovering the origins of the capitalized I, we're given quite an interesting point of view in there ;-)

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Clara Giampietro's curator insight, August 14, 2013 3:21 AM

An interesting article on the use of the capitalised "I" in English

Monica MIRZA's comment, August 24, 2013 8:39 AM
Veramente interessante, grazie mille, Clara !
Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, September 2, 2013 1:24 PM
Great article,thank you :)
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Présentation de la classe inversée | Flipped learning

Présentation de la classe inversée | Flipped learning | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Ce site a pour but d'expliquer le concept de classe inversée à tous les professeurs qui souhaitent avoir un réel impact auprès de leurs élèves.
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Le graphisme illustrant le concept de classe inversée sur la page d'accueil de ce site le présente en claire opposition à une classe dite "traditionnelle" : cet "All good VS all bad" peut irriter... il n'en demeure pas moins que le concept de "flipped classroom" ou "classe inversée" vaut qu'on s'y intéresse de plus près.

 

Au fil de bilans et analyses qui permettent d'en garder le meilleur, panacher l'ancien et le nouveau est plus bénéfique -et surtout plus réaliste !- qu'une vision toute noire ou toute blanche des classes.

Sans jeter aux orties l'intégralité de pratiques traditionnelles (et toutefois en constante progression et évolution) l'on pourra ainsi en découvrir de nouvelles, dont il faudra à leur tour... analyser bienfaits et obstacles pour en tirer des bilans constructifs.

 

Bref, dans la sphère éducative aussi, du noir, du blanc... et les gris innombrables qui viennent les nuancer ;o)

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Tongue Twisters | SPEAKING

Tongue Twisters | SPEAKING | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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On the LearnEnglish Kids page of the www.britishcouncil.org website.

The kids love this !

Besides, teens and adult learners also enjoy improving their pronunciation having fun ;o)

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Flipped Learning Journal | Flipped learning

Flipped Learning Journal | Flipped learning | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

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The Flipped Learning Journal is written by a group of collaborative flipped teachers who want a place where we can write and share about concrete, practical flipped classroom projects and pedagogies. We want you to leave here with actual ideas that have worked/are working in actual flipped classrooms."

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The Truth About Bullying | INFOGRAPHIC - ESL

The Truth About Bullying | INFOGRAPHIC - ESL | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Bullying is a subject that never seems to go away and one that really sticks in my craw so to speak.
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Bullying in real life schools as well as cyberbullying have become both a concern and a burning issue to French English teachers. As bullying and harassment have been dealt with in the US educational system, there are many resources on this topic  -like this relevant infographic...

As a poster, it is likely to attract the pupils' eyes in the classroom, and it might also provide data to build language activities as part of a lesson plan on th subject.

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ELT - Grammar, Vocabulary & Pronunciation | BBC Learning English

ELT - Grammar, Vocabulary & Pronunciation | BBC  Learning English | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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The articles are a bit shorter than those at Breaking News English and they offer audio recordings and vocabulary lists.

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FLIPPED CLASSROOM - CLASSE INVERSEE | An INFOGRAPHIC introduction

FLIPPED CLASSROOM - CLASSE INVERSEE | An INFOGRAPHIC introduction | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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A plain and detailed infographic that helps you figure it out.

 

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Marylin Alvarez's comment, April 16, 2013 9:57 AM
great thanks =)
Susan Kelly's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:56 PM

What is the flipped foreign language classroom like? Who's tried it?

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Having learners check information | MEDIA LITERACY

Having learners check information  | MEDIA LITERACY | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"Welcome to snopes.com, the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.  -  The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation"

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Learning a foreign language nowadays means also searching the Internet for information and facts. As a result of using the ICT, pupils or students are now able to pick these up rather fast... sometimes too fast !

Media literacy is part of a teacher's daily task, no matter how reduced this part might be compared with TEFL itself. As a surfer ought to check a piece of information accuracy before he forwards the email including it... a learner ought to check some  pieces of information accuracy when gathering them online for his own work. As well as www.hoaxbuster.com www.snopes.com is an interesting tool for both of them :o)

 

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Criteria for Effective Assessment in Project-Based Learning | EDUTOPIA

Criteria for Effective Assessment in Project-Based Learning | EDUTOPIA | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"[...] Just like selecting targeted power standards, you should also select 21st century skills to grade and assess. My top 3 are collaboration, presentation and critical thinking, but of course technology literacy is always a popular one. Just remember that you must teach what you intend to assess.[...]"

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Stanford Study Shows How Humor Activates Child’s Brain | CBS San Francisco

Stanford Study Shows How Humor Activates Child’s Brain | CBS San Francisco | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
For the very first time, Stanford researchers have begun to understand specifically how humor activates different areas in a child’s brain.
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The article is likely to suit French High Schools SMS sections, B1-B2 and above levels, but it may be used in other classes too..

It also includes an interesting video (02'48") that may train students to oral/viewing comprehension.

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Humour makes an acceptable manner of putting oneself in the clear : teachers may well "use" it to provide students an honourable way of finding a way out of stressful situations, esp. contentious ones... before the whole class. But of course, it mustn't be confused with sarcasm, or irony  -for fear it might hurt or humiliate, then.

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BAC : Myths & Heroes | The Super Bowl

BAC : Myths & Heroes | The Super Bowl | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"Myth: The Super Bowl is watched by over a billion people every year.

This myth seems to get spread around by the media every year around Super Bowl time, as well as by fans themselves. For this amount of people to watch the Super Bowl, about one out of every seven people on the planet would have to tune in. This would be particularly remarkable considering only about one out of every seven people on the planet have access to the Super Bowl broadcast [...]"

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Sports provide French high school students with loads of resources as for the BAC 'Myths & Heroes' issue since many famous sportsmen & women are likely to embody heroic models. Other related resources to be scooped soon :-)

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Spectra | msnbc visual newsreader

Spectra | msnbc visual newsreader | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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As graphic as newsmap, yet different -more dynamic- this visual presentation might attract visual learners... and graphism fans as well :-)

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Exploiting Infographics for ELT | Nik PEACHEY

Exploiting Infographics for ELT | Nik PEACHEY | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Via Patty Ball
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Visuals often provide EFL-ESL learners with more appealing lessons : illustrating them with infographics brings information and gets learners to understand more easily, as well... everyone's eyes are pleased -not only visual learners' :-)

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Patty Ball's curator insight, August 14, 2013 10:35 AM

great ideas on using infographics in language learning classes - useful for all types of classes

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No Learning Without Feeling | English - NYTimes

No Learning Without Feeling | English - NYTimes | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Agreement on how American schoolchildren should read and write is much easier to arrive at than agreement on what they should read and write.
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"[...] Put another way, emotion is the English teacher’s entry point for literary exploration and for the development of the high-level skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted in 45 states. Unfortunately, the authors of the standards are not particularly interested in emotional risk taking but rather in the avoidance of political risk. It is a rather bloodless effort.  [...]"

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How the English language is, like, changing

How the English language is, like, changing | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"British children say 'like' five times more than their grandparents according to a 20-year language study, while 'love' is all around us.[...] The word ‘love’ is used more than six times as often as ‘hate’, while ‘save’ is used with ‘money’ twice as often as the word ‘spend’."

Monica MIRZA's insight:

Not to be outdone, as for "like", French youths also use it much more often than the older English speaking Froggies used to ;o)

I had never really pondered the matter, but to me such a  'likemania' might have been determined by an increasing listening to American English sounds on air, more than to British English ones  -mind you, nothing scientifically grounded here, only a mere personal feeling...

Not to mention the (unconscious ? but likely !) influence of FBook's successful takeover bid on the word.

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Guide to Grammar & Writing | ESL - EFL

Guide to Grammar & Writing | ESL - EFL | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"The Guide to Grammar and Writing contains scores of digital handouts on grammar and English usage, over 170 computer-graded quizzes, recommendations on writing -from basic problems in subject-verb agreement and the use of articles to... "

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This site helps EFL learners improve by working on 6 levels :

- Word & Sentence        - Paragraph level

- Essay & Research       - Ask Grammar, Quizzes, Search Devices

- Peripherals & PPoints  - Grammar Poll, Guestbook, Awards

Each of the above mentioned include various specific categories you can scroll down : like "Building your Vocabulary" in the 'Essay & Research Level" for example... some parts are really worth a visit, give 'em a try :o)

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Tips & Tools for Project-based Learning [ ELT methods & planning

Tips & Tools for Project-based Learning [ ELT methods & planning | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Teaching with project-based learning can be challenging. [...] It's fairly simple to find video examples of what PBL looks like in the classroom at all levels [...]  but where can you find specific tips on how to plan and carry out great PBL? What are the building blocks of rigorous and relevant projects? How can you address some of the challenges you'll meet? While it's unlikely that you will become a PBL pro just by watching videos, this playlist will provide some gateways to get you thinking about the nuts and bolts -- and lead you to some organizations with many more tools and resources for tackling PBL.

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ANGLAIS Seconde - thèmes d'étude | Lycées Généraux & Technologiques

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L'ART DE VIVRE ENSEMBLE

- Mémoire : héritages & ruptures

- Sentiment d'appartenance : singularités & solidarités

- Visions d'avenir : créations & adaptations

                         DGESCO - Juin 2011

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Improve Your Pronunciation in English | reallifebh.com

Improve Your Pronunciation in English | reallifebh.com | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Do you have a hard time pronouncing certain sounds in English? Do you believe that it’s nearly impossible to improve your accent?  Well, I´m here to tell you that you can drastically improve your pronunciation in a short amount of time.
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A series of sites and tips to help you practise  -and improve !-  your pronunciation.

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Study proves classroom design really does matter | Stanford University MANCHESTER

Study proves classroom design really does matter | Stanford University MANCHESTER | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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Of course it does :)

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Changing Education Paradigms (Ken ROBINSON | ANIMATION

This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert [...]"

Monica MIRZA's insight:

In the excerpt from Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk I blogged there :  http://0z.fr/NJZg7 last year, he asked whether schools kill creativity and suggested a few bright answers...

It was issued in the site Teachers' Lounge for it's likely to interest colleagues, but I think it might also be of some interest to students. Besides, Ken Robinson's speech is so articulate and clear that it'll have the students feel as good at understanding a native speker... as I did myself :-D

The animation above corresponds to another of his talks. It deals with changing education paradigms and is quite shorter : hope you'll enjoy it !

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Technology is Changing how Students learn, Teachers say | NYTimes

Technology is Changing how Students learn, Teachers say | NYTimes | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

“I’m an entertainer. I have to do a song and dance to capture their attention,” said Hope Molina-Porter, 37, an English teacher at Troy High School in Fullerton, Calif., who has taught for 14 years. She teaches accelerated students, but has noted a marked decline in the depth and analysis of their written work.

She said she did not want to shrink from the challenge of engaging them, nor did other teachers interviewed, but she also worried that technology was causing a deeper shift in how students learned. She also wondered if teachers were adding to the problem by adjusting their lessons to accommodate shorter attention spans.

“Are we contributing to this?” Ms. Molina-Porter said.

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Postcolonial and Postimperial Literature: An Overview | ELT

Postcolonial and Postimperial Literature: An Overview | ELT | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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Onlist S. Bonfils (a colleague) has just reminded us of "Things fall apart" as its Nigerian author -Chinua Achebe- has died (the novel's considered the archetype of the African novel in English) .

Should you plan to deal with the novel, its author and/or dwell in the African literature domain... let me suggest you ' www.postcolonialweb.org ', a website I discovered a while ago. It covers"Contemporary postcolonial and postimperial literature in English" and contains loads of relevant analyses and information to help you study them with your students.

Hope it'll be of some use :-)

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