English Studies & more
63 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Lucy Duarte
Scoop.it!

45 MINS - Music for Study: De-Stress, Focus, Relaxing Music, Concentration Music & Focus on Learning - YouTube

45 MINS - Music for Study: De-Stress, Focus, Relaxing Music, Concentration Music & Focus on Learning - YouTube | English Studies & more | Scoop.it
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/study-music-help-exams-increase/id553581655 45 MINS - Music for Study : De-Stress, Focus, New Age Music, Relaxing Music, Co...”
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership
Scoop.it!

6 Surprising Reasons Why Thinking Like a Child Makes You a Better Leader

6 Surprising Reasons Why Thinking Like a Child Makes You a Better Leader | English Studies & more | Scoop.it
Feeling bored, frustrated, or stuck? Try turning into a five-year-old.

Via Anne Leong, Dean J. Fusto
Lucy Duarte's insight:

Time to change your mindset leaders. Don't be afraid to act like a child.

more...
donhornsby's curator insight, March 12, 2015 9:51 AM

(From the article): To children, the world is a place of constant wonder, and the simplest outing or activity can seem like a game or a safari in their eyes. Richard Branson is just one of many entrepreneurs who seem to bring this brand of child-like wonder to everything they do.

 

If something seems boring, go at it as a five-year-old would. Turn it into a game. Imagine ways to change it around. You just may discover a different, better, or at least more interesting approach to the same boring task.

Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Education and Tech Tools
Scoop.it!

10 Great TED Talks on How Our Brain Works

10 Great TED Talks on How Our Brain Works | English Studies & more | Scoop.it

March 8, 2015
If you have some time, you might want to check this list of TED talks on the human brain. 


Via Becky Roehrs
Lucy Duarte's insight:

Understanding the brain can indeed help you understand the way your students think and process data. Interesting.

more...
Becky Roehrs's curator insight, March 8, 2015 10:39 PM

Want to know how students really learn? Here's the videos to answer your questions.  

Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel
Scoop.it!

23 signs you were born to travel

23 signs you were born to travel | English Studies & more | Scoop.it
#15: Your measure of whether someone is a good friend or not is, “Would he be a dick to me after being awake for 17 hours straight on a non-sleeper train?”

Via OdysseyTreks
Lucy Duarte's insight:

broaden your mind...

more...
OdysseyTreks's curator insight, November 8, 2014 1:17 PM

Are you born to travel? 

Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Android and iPad apps for language teachers
Scoop.it!

Tech in the Classroom: The What Teachers Want Infographic

Tech in the Classroom: The What Teachers Want Infographic | English Studies & more | Scoop.it
An apple a day is great, but a recent PBS national survey revealed that what teachers really want—besides an all expense paid trip to Aruba—is more access to technology in the classroom. But not just any technology—educators want web-based tools that motivate students to learn and reinforce content being taught.
Via Jamie Forshey, Lynnette Van Dyke, Juergen Wagner
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Leadership Think Tank
Scoop.it!

How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom

How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom | English Studies & more | Scoop.it

"The rise of the standing desk may appear to be a response to the modern, eat-at-your-desk, hunched-over worker chained to her computer, but history paints a different picture: Hemingway, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson all stood while they worked. Donald Rumsfeld had a standing desk, and so did Charles Dickens. Workplaces are moving toward more standing desks, but schools have been slower to catch on for a variety of reasons, including cost, convenience, and perhaps the assumption that “sit down and pay attention” is the best way to learn."


Via Beth Dichter, Aki Puustinen
more...
Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 26, 2014 9:19 PM

How would your classroom change if you were to switch to standing desks? Would it help your students who prefer to move? Would they learn more?

This post looks at one small study and the results show that standing desks may make a difference. Students (and adults) need to move. Sitting in a chair is more confining than sitting on a stool or standing. Take the time to read this post and you may find yourself trying to create your own standing desk, or perhaps you might write a grant to bring one or two standing desks to your classroom.

Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel
Scoop.it!

Portland, Oregon vs. San Diego: What's the Better Beer City?

Portland, Oregon vs. San Diego: What's the Better Beer City? | English Studies & more | Scoop.it
Each week, Yahoo Travel pits rival destinations against each other to determine once and for all which place is the best. This week it’s Portland, Ore., vs. San Diego for the title of best beer city.

Via OdysseyTreks
more...
OdysseyTreks's curator insight, October 9, 2014 11:56 AM

Looking to take a weekend trip? Are you a beer lover? Then you should be checking out these two cities. So what one is the better beer town? 

Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Digital Presentations in Education
Scoop.it!

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics | English Studies & more | Scoop.it

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, overlapped, and rotated. 


Via Baiba Svenca
Lucy Duarte's insight:

Great ideas to improve your visuals in the classroom.

more...
Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 15, 2014 12:56 AM

These tools are mostly web-based and provide ways in which students can visually represent their ideas. 

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, October 21, 2014 9:27 AM

Getting students to create infographics and using them ourselves to present information are more than justifiable reasons for these kind of tools

Isabelle Heymans's curator insight, November 8, 2014 4:43 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Digital-News on Scoop.it today
Scoop.it!

Tips for Delivering Kickass Business Presentations

Tips for Delivering Kickass Business Presentations | English Studies & more | Scoop.it
“ Keep these five important things in mind in order to overcome fear, keep organized and be smart and flexible when responding to questions.”
Via Thomas Faltin
more...
Warwick John Fahy's curator insight, October 25, 2013 7:40 PM

Tips around the mindset of speaking

Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Education - ELT - Language
Scoop.it!

Writing Tenses: Tense-specific ESL Writing Prompts and Topics for Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced

Writing Tenses: Tense-specific ESL Writing Prompts and Topics for Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced | English Studies & more | Scoop.it
“ Many students learning English as a foreign language struggle to use the different tenses effectively, appropriately, and consistently. Here you will find exercises and writing prompts for each tense, as well as suggestions for how to teach (or learn) to use the tenses together appropriately, effectively, and consistently.”
Via Anabel
more...
Anabel's curator insight, August 28, 2014 12:59 AM

A great outline of writing prompts for each tense.

Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from ELT, ESL
Scoop.it!

Presentation Skills: 25 Useful Expressions you can use to make your Presentations in English flow | English with a Twist

Presentation Skills: 25 Useful Expressions you can use to make your Presentations in English flow | English with a Twist | English Studies & more | Scoop.it

Via Rosa Saló Sagué
more...
Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, August 21, 2014 6:16 AM

Oral presentations in English

Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from TeachingEnglish
Scoop.it!

"i'm going to italy" and other intermediate errors (Updated)

"i'm going to italy" and other intermediate errors (Updated) | English Studies & more | Scoop.it
“ What follows is a public service announcement on behalf of all teachers who have students at intermediate and above... Below are examples of common mistakes some of my Spanish speaking students con...”
Via TeachingEnglish
Lucy Duarte's insight:
Nip "them" errors in the bud
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers
Scoop.it!

Indirect questions: explanation of English grammar

Indirect questions: explanation of English grammar | English Studies & more | Scoop.it
“ When students hear the phrase indirect questions, they get scared. But actually this is one of the easiest grammar points in English. The only thing you have to watch out for is that if a sentence sta...”
Via Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat
Lucy Duarte's insight:
Always good to improve your socializing skills!
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel
Scoop.it!

Where No Means Yes and Yes Means No: 25 Fascinating Rules of Etiquette From Around the World

Where No Means Yes and Yes Means No: 25 Fascinating Rules of Etiquette From Around the World | English Studies & more | Scoop.it
“There are plenty of unusual customs around the world that you probably aren’t aware of. Here are a few fascinating rules for how not to be an ugly American, crowd-sourced from some of the most well-traveled people.”
Via OdysseyTreks
more...
OdysseyTreks's curator insight, November 27, 2014 11:41 AM

When traveling North American customs and traditions are thrown out the window. The only thing universal is a smile :) 

Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Creative teaching and learning
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: Canva for Education - lesson plans incorporating visuals across the curriculum

Free Technology for Teachers: Canva for Education - lesson plans incorporating visuals across the curriculum | English Studies & more | Scoop.it

"Canva is a nice tool for designing infographics, collages, flyers, and slides in your web browser or on your iPad ..."

©


Via Leona Ungerer
Lucy Duarte's insight:

Fun tool and rather user-friendly. Great for story telling and topic discussions. I enjoy using this.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Business News & Finance
Scoop.it!

Paris Police Retreated From Terrorist Gunmen Because They Were UNARMED

Paris Police Retreated From Terrorist Gunmen Because They Were UNARMED | English Studies & more | Scoop.it

Several Paris police officers who came into contact with the armed terrorists who slaughtered 10 journalists at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine, retreated from the gunmen becau...


Via Tonya Scholz
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel
Scoop.it!

The 6 most haunted towns in the world

The 6 most haunted towns in the world | English Studies & more | Scoop.it
Some towns haunt you with their beauty. Others are just plain haunted.

Via OdysseyTreks
more...
OdysseyTreks's curator insight, October 29, 2014 12:07 PM

In the spirit of Halloween these places will give you goosebumps

Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from ICT
Scoop.it!

Splashtop Classroom and Mirroring360: Screen Sharing the Way it Should Be

Splashtop Classroom and Mirroring360: Screen Sharing the Way it Should Be | English Studies & more | Scoop.it
Splashtop is a service that allows for all sorts of screen sharing.  Want to show your iPad screen on your projector? Want to control your desktop computer from you iPad? Want your students to be...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Suvi Salo
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)
Scoop.it!

Ultimate Guide to the Paperless Classroom | Edudemic

Ultimate Guide to the Paperless Classroom | Edudemic | English Studies & more | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Lucy Duarte's insight:
Preparing students today for the world of tomorrow should be every government, teacher and educator's concern.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lucy Duarte
Scoop.it!

Malala Yousafzai: by the book

Malala Yousafzai: by the book | English Studies & more | Scoop.it

The activist and co-author of I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World relished The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the first book she read in the hospital when recovering from an attack by the Taliban.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Education Adds
Scoop.it!

Google Apps for Education Adding Free Unlimited Storage

Google Apps for Education Adding Free Unlimited Storage | English Studies & more | Scoop.it

"Students who use Google Apps for Education will in the very near future be able to store as many files in their Google Drive folders as they like."


Via Ricardo Ruiz, Carlos Fosca, Agron S. Dida
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Digital Presentations in Education
Scoop.it!

10 Tips for Improving Group Presentations

10 Tips for Improving Group Presentations | English Studies & more | Scoop.it
You've been asked to do a group presentation and don't know where to start. Many group presentations fail because of diffusion of responsibility. You think, "as long is my part is good, I don't need...
Via Baiba Svenca
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from ELT, ESL
Scoop.it!

Presentation Skills: 25 Useful Expressions you can use to make your Presentations in English flow | English with a Twist

Presentation Skills: 25 Useful Expressions you can use to make your Presentations in English flow | English with a Twist | English Studies & more | Scoop.it

Via Rosa Saló Sagué
more...
Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, August 21, 2014 6:16 AM

Oral presentations in English

Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from mLearning and ELT Apps
Scoop.it!

14 Apps to Help Students Create & Collaborate on iPads

14 Apps to Help Students Create & Collaborate on iPads | English Studies & more | Scoop.it
“ The iPad so much more than a content consumption device! This year turn your students into creators using these fantastic iPad apps. Most of the tools on this list are free and you can learn more...”
Via Carter Voyce
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Duarte from Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers
Scoop.it!

Infographic: for and since with present perfect | Teach them English

Infographic: for and since with present perfect | Teach them English | English Studies & more | Scoop.it

Via Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat
Lucy Duarte's insight:
Always important to review/revise/recap these expressions.
more...
No comment yet.