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My Funniest Videos about Teaching/Learning English

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Time for some levity. Us teachers need to laugh at ourselves, our profession a bit. This is an absolute must.

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The 21st century pedagogy teachers should be aware of

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Prepositions of place with pictures

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Learning about prepositions of place using pictures with short examples of using in a sentence. English grammar lesson.

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Learning Basic English's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:34 PM

Learning about prepositions of place using pictures with short examples of using in a sentence. English grammar lesson.

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Buried treasure from the BBC: Pronunciation activities

Buried treasure from the BBC: Pronunciation activities | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
I was hunting around the Aladdin's cave that is the BBC Learning English website and stumbled across these two gems - "Better speaking" and "First sight, second thoughts", which are both great reso...

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 20, 4:49 AM

A little buried criticism of the BBC site here - lots of materials/resources, but not always easy to find ...

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Jamtok - App for Language Learning

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Jamtok - learning a language is now fun and games!

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 14, 1:34 AM

Jamtok is an app providing music and games for language learning. So far Spanish and Japanese are offered. (free)

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How to Create Learning Objectives

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Step away from fuzzy learning objectives where the expected outcomes aren't clear. Learn to create clear objectives focused on action and performance.

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Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, March 11, 10:21 AM

From the article:  "One of the biggest challenges in course design is creating a course consistent with the organization’s learning objectives."  Read on to learn more about an approach to address this challenge.

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Ireland

a short presentation of the country

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8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today

8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
David Shariatmadari: Think hyperbole rhymes with Super Bowl? Don't worry, it could be the start of something beautiful

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Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens

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"Critical thought is a cognitive process that proposes the systematic analysis of information, opinion and statements that we accept in our daily life as valid or true. It is a basic skill for a competent, free and responsible citizen."


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Carole Maurage's curator insight, February 6, 6:40 AM

L'éducation qui appelle le cerveau entier à se mobiliser, c'est à dire le gauche ET le droit, qui est aussi relié à l'émotionnel.

L'école du futur, c'est le monde entier : "the whole world's a classroom" comme le dit Marina Gorbis @mgorbis @iftf  http://www.iftf.org/?id=70

Les nouveaux comportements liés aux usages du numérique font, enfin, bouger l'éducation (du moins on l'espère...)

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, March 10, 12:37 PM

It is a basic skill for a competent, free and responsible 21st century citizen.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 18, 8:35 AM

Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens

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Collect and Organize Live Web Content Snippets Into Dynamic Collections with Wepware

Collect and Organize Live Web Content Snippets Into Dynamic Collections with Wepware | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

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Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, February 24, 1:09 PM

I like this a lot, but it is only good for the Chrome browser. Check it out.

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, February 25, 5:09 AM

I can see where this could be very useful to a business owner wanting to aggregate content for his/her customers.

Nine0Media's curator insight, February 25, 9:30 PM

Great for #ContentCuration #WebConsultants 

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British Movie Icons: James Bond

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Watch a short video about the history of James Bond, and then try a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood. Part of a series of free English lessons about British life and culture, with online activities and free printable worksheets.


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Sue Lyon-Jones's curator insight, March 2, 3:03 PM

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Children’s fantasy literature: why escaping reality is good for kids

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Fantasy is a genre of literature that tends to polarise people. The oft-repeated logic is that “serious” readers prefer realism while fantasy caters primarily to children or those who view reading as a…

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 3, 3:07 AM

Why we should all read fantasy. Seriously.

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Saving Grace

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This EFL lesson is designed around a short film called Saving Grace by Toad’s Caravan commissioned by the charity Mary’s Meals which provides 860,000 free meals every school day to hungry children....

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VOA Learning English - From Traditional to 'Freak,' the Evolution in American Folk Music

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From VOA Learning English, welcome to This Is America. I’m Steve Ember. This week on our program, we explore American folk music, the music of the people. Our musical guide is Barbara Klein. Come along with us, and sing along any time you like!

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10 Steps To Effective Listening

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In today’s high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another. Genuine listening has become a rare gift—the gift of time. It helps build relationships, solve problems, ensure understanding, resolve conflicts, and improve accuracy. At work, effective listening means fewer errors and less wasted time. At home, it helps develop resourceful, self-reliant kids who can solve their own problems. Listening builds friendships and careers. It saves money and marriages.


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Cath Daley's curator insight, April 9, 10:32 AM

A key skill for anyone who is involved in coaching is the ability to really listen. here are some tips to help you improve your listebing skills.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 9, 9:18 PM

Greta quote in the cartoon. "nobody hates a listener"

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 9, 9:19 PM

Great caption in cartoon "Nobody hates a listener"

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Mother's Day

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Mother's Day is celebrated in March in the UK and May in the USA, Canada and Australia. Learn about how people around the world celebrate the day with this simple reading activity. Part of a series of free online lessons about festivals, holidays and special days.


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A-Guide-to-Four-Cs.pdf


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Amy Burns's curator insight, March 24, 8:29 AM

Helpful definitions, lesson ideas and resource links provided in this guide.

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CristinaSkyBox: The Revision Game

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Consumer Rights Day (March 15)

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Learn about your rights when buying electrical goods in the UK, and practise your English listening skills with this online multiple choice quiz.


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Newsletter for Teachers of Foreign Languages - EN, FR, ES + Moodle + Webinars + E-Learning

 Teachers of Foreign Languages


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ELT Podcast Episode 4 Developing pronunciation

Phil Keegan talks to pronunciation expert Jonathan Marks about why teaching pronunciation is important. There are also a few practical tips on how to incorporate pronunciation work into your everyday teaching


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 23, 8:47 AM

A 20 minute podcast on pronunciation with some useful tips and links.

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Read With Me - A Reading App

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 4, 1:58 AM

"Read With Me is the easiest, most customizable assessment platform for monitoring oral reading progress on any web device. Built by teachers with students and parents in mind."

Lou Salza's curator insight, March 14, 11:11 PM

Small cost, highly valuable. Oral reading practice is becoming extinct in our schools.  Apps like this may help to revive the practice!-Lou

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The Future of News Is Not About Facts: It's About Context, Relevance and Opinion

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"News sources can't just give us the facts. They must tell us what those facts mean."


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Robin Good's curator insight, February 24, 4:55 PM



Here's a refreshing look at the future of news that highlights the importance of going deeper into creating value for readers by providing more focus, relevance, context and opinion.

These are the characters that properly define what we now refer to as "curation" when it comes to content and news.


The following passages, extracted from the book, The News: A User's Manual, are by Alain de Botton, and have been excerpted from a lengthy article on The Week entitled "The Future of News".


"News organizations are coy about admitting that what they present us with each day are minuscule extracts of narratives whose true shape and logic can generally only emerge from a perspective of months or even years — and that it would hence often be wiser to hear the story in chapters rather than snatched sentences.


They [news organizations] are institutionally committed to implying that it is inevitably better to have a shaky and partial grasp of a subject this minute than to wait for a more secure and comprehensive understanding somewhere down the line.


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We need news organizations to help our curiosity by signaling how their stories fit into the larger themes on which a sincere capacity for interest depends.


To grow interested in any piece of information, we need somewhere to "put" it, which means some way of connecting it to an issue we already know how to care about.


A section of the human brain might be pictured as a library in which information is shelved under certain fundamental categories. Most of what we hear about day to day easily signals where in the stacks it should go and gets immediately and unconsciously filed.


... the stranger or the smaller stories become, the harder the shelving process grows. What we colloquially call "feeling bored" is just the mind, acting out of a self-preserving reflex, ejecting information it has despaired of knowing where to place.


...We might need help in transporting such orphaned pieces of information to the stacks that would most appropriately reveal their logic.


...it is news organizations to take on some of this librarian's work. It is for them to give us a sense of the larger headings under which minor incidents belong."

 


The call for understanding how much greater value can be provided by curating news and information in depth, rather than by following the shallow, buzzy and viral path beaten by HuffPo, Buzzfeed and the rest of the gang, is clear.


But beyond context and depth, real value can only be added if we accept the fact that going beyond the classic "objective fact reporting", by adding opinion and bias in a transparent fashion, can actually provide greater value in many ways, as Alain de Botton clearly explains:


"Unfortunately for our levels of engagement, there is a prejudice at large within many news organizations that the most prestigious aspect of journalism is the dispassionate and neutral presentation of "facts."


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The problem with facts is that there is nowadays no shortage of sound examples. The issue is not that we need more of them, but that we don't know what to do with the ones we have...


...But what do these things actually mean? How are they related to the central questions of political life? What can they help us to understand?


...The opposite of facts is bias. In serious journalistic quarters, bias has a very bad name. It is synonymous with malevolent agendas, lies, and authoritarian attempts to deny audiences the freedom to make up their own minds.


Yet we should perhaps be more generous toward bias.


In its pure form, a bias simply indicates a method of evaluating events that is guided by a coherent underlying thesis about human functioning and flourishing.


It is a pair of lenses that slide over reality and aim to bring it more clearly into focus.


Bias strives to explain what events mean and introduces a scale of values by which to judge ideas and events. It seems excessive to try to escape from bias per se; the task is rather to find ways to alight on its more reliable and fruitful examples. 


There are countless worthy lenses to slide between ourselves and the world." 


Overall, these ideas offer a truly refreshing look at the future of news and at the relevance that context and opinion could play in transforming this medium from a vehicle of mass distraction to one of focused learning and understanding for those interested. 



Must read. Rightful. Insightful. 9/10



Full article: http://theweek.com/article/index/256737/the-future-of-news 


Reading time: 10':20"






Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 25, 2:36 PM

El futuro de las Noticias no es sobre los Hechos, sino sobre contexto, relevancia y opinión.

Catherine Pascal's curator insight, March 3, 5:12 AM

 Intéressant 

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Interactive Clock

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Click here to edit the title


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interactive digital/analog time

En Français - Alix Creuzé's curator insight, March 3, 3:25 AM

On aimerait bien l'avoir en français !

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Download our Social Media Citations Handouts

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CEMAAI Tijuana: Páginas Recomendadas: Inglés / Recommended EFL websites

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Interesting Things for ESL/EFL students (Fun English Study), This web site is for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, ...

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How Thinking Works: 10 Brilliant Cognitive Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know — PsyBlog

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How experts think, the power of framing, the miracle of attention, the weird world of cognitive biases and more…

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