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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

 


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Great tricks that help us organize our work and save time.

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Andrea Cruz's curator insight, May 5, 2013 11:01 PM

There are so many good things from Google. Check them out. One feature that I use often is the form features. I send out surveys and invitations. Responses feed into a spreadsheet.

Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

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ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web

ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
Get definitions with just a click. Identify SAT/ACT vocabulary words on any page. Our free bookmarklet makes it easy to improve your vocabulary while you surf the web!

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Excellent free tool to help out with unknown words while reading the news online. Drag it to your bookmarks bar and start using it. 

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Maparis's curator insight, May 24, 2013 2:58 PM

I think this is useful for everyone.

Krysta Hammond's curator insight, May 27, 2013 1:08 PM

Awesome, worked great when we were going through articles together in class which had difficult vocab - saves so much time!

Leslie Buford's curator insight, May 28, 2013 10:49 AM

What a great idea!  We use text readers that have similar functionality, but to have this app live in your browser all the time makes it that much more accessible.

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My Best of series | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

My Best of series | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
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Comics English - Having Fun Learning English with Comic Strips

Comics English - Having Fun Learning English with Comic Strips | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
ComicsEnglish provides and explains English comic strips for EFL/ESL learners and teachers. Keep having fun reading comics while learning English.
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Pronunciation of 'ed' endings | Blog About ESL

Pronunciation of 'ed' endings | Blog About ESL | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
Read the rules of the pronunciatoin of 'ed' endings in English. We used 'ed' endings for the past form of regular verbs, both past simple and past participle.

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, June 16, 2013 11:29 AM

Very useful post about these tricky sounds.

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Why has the lexical approach been so long in coming?

Why has the lexical approach been so long in coming? | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it

"Twenty years after Michael Lewis used computer research to show that the phrases and word groups used in English hold the key to learning the language, not grammar rules and vocabulary, ELT remains resistant to change".


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Jo Gakonga's curator insight, May 9, 2013 6:56 AM

A  well argued and clear introduction to the Lexical Approach.

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The EFL SMARTblog

The EFL SMARTblog | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it

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Excellent blog with lots of resources and ready-make activities for all ages and levels.

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Roselink's curator insight, May 24, 2013 5:06 PM

Practice activities and lots of ideas and resources ready to use. Great stuff indeed.

David Mainwood / EFL SMARTblog's comment, May 25, 2013 7:08 AM
Thanks!
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My pleasure :-D
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American Literature | Short Stories and Classic Literature

American Literature | Short Stories and Classic Literature | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
The American Literature Library has thousands of short stories and classic novels for you to enjoy. In addition to the great classics from American Literature, the site has a vast short story library and features great authors from around the world.
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The Secret Behind the "Like" Button

The Secret Behind the "Like" Button | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
I have long held suspicions that the Like button on Facebook is not your friend. I’m sure you’ve seen some of the pictures floating around Facebook that seem to make no sense. There seems to be no ...

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“Someone creates a page and starts posting photos, inspirational quotes or other innocent content. You like the page and it now shows up regularly in your news feed. Anytime you interact with a post..."

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Vance Stevens's curator insight, June 8, 2013 2:18 AM

what's not to like? (explained)

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Correct English Search « The Antimoon Blog

Correct English Search « The Antimoon Blog | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it

The Correct English search engine (based on Google)  includes a subset of the Web — a hand-picked list of sources which are known to contain good English: online dictionaries, news sites, selected blogs and communities, Wikipedia, movie scripts, government sites, and others. Of course, the content is not 100% “pure”, but the quality is vastly better than on the general Web. Correct English contains practically no sentences written in bad English.

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Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video

Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video | Teaching English to Adults | 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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Writing Wrongs: 10 Movie Titles with Grammar & Punctuation mistakes

Writing Wrongs: 10 Movie Titles with Grammar & Punctuation mistakes | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it

"For all the considerable resources that go into marketing Hollywood movies, it would seem that scant attention is paid to checking the grammar and punctuation of film titles...TIME copy chief Danial Adkison and copy editor Douglas Watson offer their professional judgment on some other suspect movie titles.

 

Read more: http://t.co/lt9F6IFhwu)


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 Food for thought.

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Will Lake's curator insight, June 17, 2013 4:25 AM

Great piece! I can think of some good activities around this to use in the classroom!

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The Student 2.0 | Critical Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

The Student 2.0 | Critical Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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Learn Languages For Free Through Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke! English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch

Learn Languages For Free Through Music Videos, Lyrics and Karaoke! English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
LyricsTraining is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills, through the music videos and lyrics of your favorite songs
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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Visual Dictionaries and Thesauri for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Visual Dictionaries and Thesauri for Students | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Tools for Improving Flipped Video Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Tools for Improving Flipped Video Lessons | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
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Three tools worth trying!

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Being bilingual may delay Alzheimer's and boost brain power

Being bilingual may delay Alzheimer's and boost brain power | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
Research suggests that bilingual people can hold Alzheimer's disease at bay for longer, and that bilingual children are better at prioritising tasks and multitasking
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Prepositions Made Easy: In, On, and At

Prepositions Made Easy: In, On, and At | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
Are prepositions really so difficult? What if I told you that IN JUST 5 MINUTES I could help you solve some of your most confusing preposition problems?

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A very useful inverted pyramid to quickly understand and learn prepositions of time and place. 

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ESL Academy's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:47 AM

Nice!

Lisa Purvin Oliner's curator insight, June 18, 2013 7:03 PM

Always reinforce your words with clear visuals and other modalities. This diagram can be broken down in a PowerPoint by your students; then they can teach peers what it illustrates. Encourage them to use available design to reinforce their lessons. [See: Cope & Kalantzis (New London Group), 1996]

Tony Gough's curator insight, June 27, 2013 8:23 AM

Prepositions and how to use them!

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English Tonight — Daily English Activites & Lessons to Help You Learn English Quickly

English Tonight — Daily English Activites & Lessons to Help You Learn English Quickly | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
Daily English Activites & Lessons to Help You Learn English Quickly

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A wide variety of ultimedia resources for adult learners to study English on their own. Lots of useful and inspirig tips for teachers to prepare their classes. Thanks, Janet!

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Roselink's curator insight, May 24, 2013 3:04 AM

Terrific! Love it!

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LANGUAGE » Simple English Videos

LANGUAGE » Simple English Videos | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it

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100 Great Short Stories

100 Great Short Stories! We have thousands of short stories in our short story library including the best short stories online.

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Over a 100 classic short stories from the American Literature Library to be read online and/or copied & pasted. Text and graphic links included. HTML can be copied to your website and/or blog to promote reading.

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Learnclick makes creating online tests quick and easy

Learnclick makes creating online tests quick and easy | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it

At http://www.learnclick.com it is very simple to create quizzes. For gap-filling exercises (so-called cloze tests) you just mark the words with your mouse. Learnclick.com also lets you generate drag & drop, drop down and matching exercises. You can insert images, video and sound into your quizzes. Share the quizzes with your students and view detailed statistics on how well your students performed. It is the ideal tool for language teachers.


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A very useful and user-friendly tool to create cloze tests, multiple choice quizzes and matching exercises. You can download them as pdf or embed into your sites. It requires registration and a yearly membership fee. 

 

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EiriniKaragiorgaki's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:44 AM

Παίρνει ελληνικά ...δεν είναι δωρεάν :(

AnnaB's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:24 AM

add your insight...

 
Lucja's comment, August 26, 2013 5:56 PM
what's a pity that free trial is only for three days
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The Core Rules of Netiquette Excerpted from Netiquette by Virginia Shea

The Core Rules of Netiquette      Excerpted from Netiquette                        by Virginia Shea | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
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The WWW version of the book Netiquette by Virginia Shea, published by Albion Books contains all the text and graphics from the bound book and a Foreword by Guy Kawasaki.

 

http://www.albion.com/netiquette/book/index.html ;                          

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A Great Wheel of Learning Theories

A Great Wheel of Learning Theories | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it

"The interactive graphic below will definitely help you clear out the cloud over any confusion resulting from misunderstanding a learning theory, it will also set out clear boundaries and demarcate territories for learning theory. Besides summarizing all the important learning theories together with their learning paradigms , this graphic is also hyperlinked and embeds links to several other equally important resources."


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A Must Read, definitely,

 

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What's in an accent? - Language Insight

What's in an accent? - Language Insight | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it

It's time for language learners to give up trying to nail the perfect accent. Instead, it's intelligibility that counts.

 Anne Merritt, an English as a foreign language lecturer based in South Korea, writes in the Telegraph that the key to speaking a second language well lies in pronunciation, rather than accent. In fact, she says that battling to perfect an accent “sets you up for failure”.

 


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Listen and Write - Dictation

Listen and Write - Dictation | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
Listen and Write - Language Dictation
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Fun and useful tool in three modes (full, quick and blank) that can help improve listening skills and spelling.

 

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ELT Podcast Episode 3: Technology and Language Learning Part 1

ELT Podcast Episode 3: Technology and Language Learning Part 1 | Teaching English to Adults | Scoop.it
We mull over the issue of technology and language learning. Nik Peachey is on the line with expert analysis and insight.

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Mahani Mohamad's curator insight, June 3, 2013 9:54 PM

nice read...

Coletta P. Kahn's comment, July 26, 2013 1:10 AM
excellent
Jovi Buendia's curator insight, August 8, 2013 12:45 AM

Building the case for technology and language learners.  This site also includes websites as resources.