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Lucidchart | MIND MAPPING - DIAGRAMMING

Lucidchart | MIND MAPPING - DIAGRAMMING | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"English teachers across the nation are using Lucidchart’s collaborative diagramming software to better reach a variety of different types of learners. [...]It’s no surprise that one student learns differently from another. Introducing visuals into a traditionally text-centric environment, such as an English class, is a powerful way to help students collect, analyze and communicate their ideas.

By creating a mind map, for example, visual learners can easily brainstorm for upcoming papers and projects. If it’s a group assignment, the collaborative aspect of Lucidchart will allow multiple students to brainstorm at the same time from anywhere.[...]"

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Lucidchart is a complex and powerful tool that enables teachers and learners to organize and visualise their researches, notes, work, plans...

                                          Not mentioned on michellehenry.fr yet    :o)

 

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Don't Miss This Critical Thinking Poster for your Class

Don't Miss This Critical Thinking Poster for your Class | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

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Tracy Webb Sharp's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:27 PM

Print this for sentence frames

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3eanuts

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Charles Schulz's Peanuts comics often conceal the existential despair of their world with a closing...
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Selected strips... might be used in ELT :)

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Semaine de la presse et des médias dans l'École ® | Éducation nationale

Semaine de la presse et des médias dans l'École ® | Éducation nationale | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"La Semaine de la presse et des médias dans l’École® permet aux élèves depuis plus de 20 ans de mieux connaître l’univers des médias et de comprendre ses enjeux culturels et démocratiques."

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"Eduquer aux médias ça s'apprend!" | CLEMI - éd. 2012-2013

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"Eduquer aux médias, ça s'apprend !" (éd. 2012-13) est un guide (PDF - 51 pages) édité par le CLEMI (Centre de liaison de l’enseignement et des médias d’information de l'Education nationale) en juin 2012.

Les enseignants y trouveront des trames d’activités pédagogiques (1er et 2nd cycle) et des grilles de lecture.

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How to search for Openly Licensed educational resources

How to search for Openly Licensed educational resources | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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"Free and open educational resources are aplenty and teachers around the world are adding to the repository every day. [...] But how do you actually find the best (or any, for that matter) open education resources? There’s more to it than just firing up the ol’ Google search. The following infographic demonstrates 8 steps to finding the best OER and it’s a skill every teacher should have. [...]"

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London Christmas Shopping

London Christmas Shopping | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
"Intermediate reading and listening activity about Christmas shopping in Oxford Street, in London."
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DocsTeach : bring HISTORY to life | ELT resources

DocsTeach :  bring HISTORY to life | ELT resources | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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Historical primary resources from the National Archives : documents and relevant material to build your lessons upon and create your own activities.

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Comic Strips For Students & Teachers

Comic Strips For Students & Teachers | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

From Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day


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Marylin Alvarez's comment, April 16, 2013 10:11 AM
nice and funny =9
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November Birthdays | Jimi Hendrix

November Birthdays | Jimi Hendrix | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

Intermediate listening comprehension for English language students about the iconic rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).


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Do U text ? | INFOGRAPHIC

Do U text ? | INFOGRAPHIC | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

How does texting affect grammar ? Is it helping the English language ? ... go and view this infographic to get a few clues.

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BAC 2013 - LV | Documents & textes officiels

BAC 2013 - LV  | Documents & textes officiels | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Mise à jour : 04/06/2013 - 11:07:53 AM :

- Bac 2013 LV : Epreuves orales : Epreuves, Programmes, Textes autorisés

- Définir une problématique ]

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Travaux des collègues, définition des épreuves, textes nationaux (BO, Eduscol,...) pistes académiques, etc : ce début de florilège d'URL et documents relatifs aux nouvelles épreuves de LV du BAC 2013 est à votre disposition ; il sera régulièrement mis à jour.

N'hésitez pas à me transmettre vos propres trouvailles :o)

 

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Kalinago English: 10 Speaking English Activities using TED.com

Kalinago English: 10 Speaking English Activities using TED.com | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

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Many English Language teachers, when deciding to work with a video clip in their classrooms, make a false assumption that for an activity to be considered as really teaching, then prior to showing it, they'd better sit down for a few hours, prepare an extensive worksheet filled with vocabulary and grammar questions and what-not...in order to turn it into a good pedagogical exercise, you know to ensure it's really not just glorified babysitting.  ;-)

Personally, I don't agree and I really don't think that extensive worksheets provide a particularly authentic experience - such a thing mainly just erodes the power of the message within the video, takes away the, inherent pleasure in learning from TED speakers. [...]"

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decentralisedteaching's curator insight, October 20, 3:23 AM

I totally agree with NOT slaving over a worksheet!

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Help Your ESL Students Improve Their Listening: 7 Ideas that Really Work

Help Your ESL Students Improve Their Listening: 7 Ideas that Really Work | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

It's no big secret. ESL students won't get very far if they have weak listening skills. [...] Students often believe that to improve their listening they must simply exercise their “ear”. But it’s important for students to understand that it’s not as simple as that – the ear is not a simple muscle to train; listening comprehension is a lot more complex than that. Merely sitting and listening to something for hours won’t do the trick; they can learn a lot more from a focused 15-minute listening exercise."

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“Lincoln” : “En simplifiant, Spielberg déforme le sens de la guerre de Sécession ” | A. KASPI

“Lincoln” : “En simplifiant, Spielberg déforme le sens de la guerre de Sécession ” | A. KASPI | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
André Kaspi, spécialiste de l'histoire américaine, nous explique en quoi le réalisateur s'est éloigné de la vérité historique pour...
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10 Ways Twitter Makes You a Better Writer

10 Ways Twitter Makes You a Better Writer | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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Twitter is a relevant language teaching tool for students to learn how to be concise and focused... and check grammar and spelling. These tips may well have the little bird help your students to become eagles :-)

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'GOODBYE HMV' - A Tribute to HMV | Mark Read

As I was watching the news on Monday morning, I found myself getting a little teary eyed over the reports of the last great music store HMV going into admini...
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Had been wilfing on the web for a while to search for resources around the music industry and its giants and stumbled on this : a pleasant -and well-known- tune.. that had me shiver. Mark Read's got a nice voice  -by the way, how can it be his ?!! His imitation's of Elton John has got so close...

The song sounds thrilling -witty lyrics filled with emotion, irony... and possible ESL plans topics !

To me the song makes a smart example to illustrate a lesson plan on parody, along with other literary figures. Might also be considered an interesting resource to work on the digital age possible cons or casualties -food for thought to help our students' debate for or against an "all digital world".

Part of the English-speaking world civilisation, the British "Voix de son Maître" [didn't know HMV was its primary name !] illustrates the evolution of music industry / unemployment in the UK / ...

Well done, Mr Piano Man, you made my day :-)

 

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Judith Morais's comment, January 26, 2013 10:59 PM
Hi Monica. I loved this find. Its a great song, and like you said, it will be great for a lesson on parodies. Wonder if we will be able to get the words- useful for ESL learners.
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The PIRLS Reading Result - Better than You May Realize (D. Willingham) ~ A key to understand DYSLEXICS' difficulties in English ?

The PIRLS Reading Result - Better than You May Realize (D. Willingham) ~ A key to understand DYSLEXICS' difficulties in English ? | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"[...] the results of the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) were published. [...]  There's a small but decisive factor that is often forgotten in these discussions : differences in orthography across languages. Lots of factors go into learning to read. The most obvious is learning to decode  -learning the relationship between letters and (in most languages) sounds. Decode is an apt term. The correspondence of letters and sound is a code that must be cracked.
In some languages the correspondence is relatively straightforward, meaning that a given letter or combination of letters reliably corresponds to a given sound. Such languages are said to have a shallow orthography. Examples include Finnish, Italian, and Spanish.
In other languages, the correspondence is less consistent. English is one such language. [...]"

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Which probably also explains why English is such a hard school subject for French dyslexic learners. The article offers a relevant insight.

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More Intelligent Life | The Economist

More Intelligent Life | The Economist | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Life. Culture. Style. Intelligent Life is an award-winning magazine from The Economist. With its spirited writing and evocative photography, Intelligent Life is food for the brain and a feast for the eyes.
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Thanks to A. de Barbuat, a fellow list member, I've discovered this bi-monthly from "The Economist" : beyond politics and economy, loads of interesting articles and smart pictures that have us feel... more intelligent ;-) And provide with possible ELT resources as well !

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5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom | Susan OXNEVAD

5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom | Susan OXNEVAD | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. I have spent some time discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning.
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History of The English Language (1943)

 

An excellent layman's introduction from British Council Film.


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24 Hours in... New York City

The diversity, the energy, the attitude  -all still available 24 hours a day.

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Teacher Flo 's comment, December 4, 2012 2:36 AM
Thank you for this interesting video
Marylin Alvarez's comment, April 16, 2013 10:10 AM
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Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks

Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

"As social media become more and more predominant as platforms of connection and collaboration, the need for creating and maintaining a PLN ( Personal/Professional Learning Network ) becomes more pressing. As teachers and educators we are expected to be on top of the latest trends that can inform and enhance our classroom teaching as well as our professional growth. [...]"

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Skyfall, by Adele

Skyfall, by Adele | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

"A gap listening fill quiz for English language students on the theme tune to the New James Bond Film Skyfall, to learn and practise using simple, high frequency English words."


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