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Green Game: Environmental Games

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Green game, environmental games, energy games, recycling games

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Super collection of games - sites to visit.

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Mary Starry's curator insight, December 13, 2013 12:07 PM

If you're interested in the concept of learning games, this is a great list of some already out there.  Some are healthcare related, such as Pandemic 2 with a created virus or bacteria leading to a worldwide pandemic and Profit Seed dealing with genetics. There are quite a few social activism games such as Ayiti: The Cost of Life dealing with poverty in Haiti and Fatworld on nutrition.

Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 18, 2013 4:53 AM

Juegos medioambientales para el aula

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 25, 2013 10:39 AM

The green games (environmental games) featured on ecogamer.org have been designed and created by developers. You may wish to visit the websites of the featured games to obtain additional information.

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List of Language and Linguistics Resources

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Comprehensive List of Language and Linguistics Resources available online

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Everyday Grammar: 3 Grammar Rules That Are Dying

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For VOA Learning English, this is Everyday Grammar.
Today we have good news for English learners.
Just as words come and go in English, so do grammar rules.

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Totally free stock images from Unsplash, Jay Mantri, and many more

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Totally free stock images from Unsplash, Jay Mantri, and many more

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Peer Interaction in the Foreign Language Classroom | Oxford University Press

Peer Interaction in the Foreign Language Classroom | Oxford University Press | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it
Find information on print and digital English language teaching and learning resources - everything for pre-school children to adults. Download extra practice activities and ideas for your class, and get extra interactive games and activities for your students to practise online when you adopt our materials.
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Best Music to Learn English

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Here are my top 5 music artists that English students should listen to. They have been chosen because they have clear pronunciation and great vocabulary.

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, May 18, 2015 1:53 PM

Which music artist do you find easy to follow?

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Neatline - Telling Stories with Maps and Timelines

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Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines.

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 15, 2014 8:58 AM

Sommige verhalen laten zich goed vertellen door gebruik te maken van een tijdlijn. Neatline heeft als basis het open source framework Omeka, vergelijkbaar met WordPress, en is een plugin. Dat zal dus wel in eigen database geïnstalleerd moeten worden. Mooie applicatie.

Gianfranco Marini's curator insight, December 16, 2014 1:40 AM

Software di uso libero che combina l'uso di mappe, anche storiche, e di strumenti per creare timeline colo risultato di consentire la realizzazione di storie e/o presentazioni molto efficaci.

 

Utile strumento per la didattica e la pratica dello storytelling.

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The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness

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Six educators share the insights, changes, and rewards observed and felt during their journey from unconnectedness to connectedness.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 9, 2014 1:33 PM

Some interesting personal stories from exerienced teachers.

Linda Ashida's curator insight, October 10, 2014 10:32 AM

Examples from several Educators that will inspire others.

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Experimenting with English (Part 2) - Activities for learners to do outside the classroom [26 and counting!]

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In my blog post Experimenting with English: scaffolding learner autonomy, I discussed how I approached helping my learners to use English outside the classroom, drawing on learner autonomy theory a...
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Scaffolding learner's autonomy, a handout providing a student-friendly record of ongoing activities and tasks to complete and evaluate. The feedback/ comment area helps students keep a record of their reaction to different tasks and will be a good discussion topic in class, monitoring students' self-confidence building and satisfaction in using English outside the classroom. It's an excellent way of giving instructions (links to instructions- vocaroo messages/ videos/ etc) and support to weaker students who would be extra motivated to work on their own pace. By setting a weekly discussion in class you facilitate collaboration and engage students in problem solving. Additionally, class discussion may give a gentle push to less willing or reluctant Ss to participate. 

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Buried treasure from the BBC! (post 1 of 2)

Buried treasure from the BBC! (post 1 of 2) | English Lang. Teaching | 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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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, 2014 8:47 AM

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

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5 ways to talk about the future: BBC English Masterclass

You probably know that in English, we talk about the future using will and going to. But there's more to it than that. Dan gives you five ways to talk abou
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Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World | UNICEF Publications | UNICEF

Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World | UNICEF Publications | UNICEF | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it

How do children see their rights affected by digital media and tools? In July and August 2014, 148 children in 16 countries took part in workshops to discuss the opportunities and risks associated with digital media; these discussions – and the voices of the child participants of the workshops – are reflected in this report


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 29, 2015 4:27 AM

Well worth reading for an insight into the minds and opions of kids/ teens growing up in a digitally connected world.

Manuel Pinto's curator insight, May 30, 2015 5:12 PM

The report here:

http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Childrens_Rights_in_the_Digital_Age_A_Download_from_Children_Around_the_World_FINAL.pdf

 

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Sentence-Phrase-Word: Capturing the essence of a text

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In this post I will describe the Sentence-Phrase-Word thinking routine. It is a routine that helps learners engage meaningfully with a text with a focus on capturing "what speaks to them". It also ...

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I have used this consistently this year for most reading texts as well as oral presentations. While ss were listening to a presentation made by a student they had to note down the above though I had changed the first one to an idea or piece of information. It worked really well and offered them a more solid task while listening which drew everyone's attention (including the presenter's) to language used and clear pieces of info presented.  The teacher could also use the findings to anything from building topic related vocabulary, main idea, linking words and lots more. It gave us the opportunity for peer learning by sharing notes and building a summary of the text or presentation - reconstructing the text or adding to it. 

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Peer Interaction in the Foreign Language Classroom | Oxford University Press

Peer Interaction in the Foreign Language Classroom | Oxford University Press | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it
Find information on print and digital English language teaching and learning resources - everything for pre-school children to adults. Download extra practice activities and ideas for your class, and get extra interactive games and activities for your students to practise online when you adopt our materials.
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Using the webcam to develop pronunciation

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Here are some tips and techniques to help teachers use the webcam to teach English pronunciation.
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4 steps to applying the Socratic Method in the language classroom

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In the Socratic Method, we aim to elicit responses from our learners to lead them to logical conclusions: this is a technique we can actively exploit in

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8 Ways to Prioritize Learning When Using Technology in the Classroom

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There's no app for good teaching.
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read it on ideas.ted.com

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

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“We can’t turn back,” Wolf said. “We should be simultaneously reading to children from books, giving them print, helping them learn this slower mode, and at the same time steadily increasing their immersion into the technological, digital age. It’s both. We have to ask the question: What do we want to preserve?”


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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, April 11, 2014 2:01 AM

Very interesting

Eric de Beauvoir's curator insight, April 11, 2014 2:34 AM

Humans seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online. 

jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, April 15, 2014 1:23 PM

Indicated 7 Keys to observe differences http://educarencomunicacion.com/2013/07/7-claves-para-escribir-en-la-web/ ;

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Ten Steps to Drive Student Inquiry

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Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, is a 100 percent project-based learning school. Every class and every lesson are taught with PBL, and their approach has yielded remarkable results: S
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Better biz storytelling tools -- Visual Thinking Landscape + cool videos!

Better biz storytelling tools -- Visual Thinking Landscape + cool videos! | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it

Visual thinking is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It’s a way to expand your range and capacity by going beyond the linear world of the written word, list and spreadsheet, and entering the non-linear world of complex spacial relationships, networks, maps and diagram.


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Jose Gonzalez's curator insight, July 7, 2013 7:00 PM

Wonderful !

Thanks,

Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:24 PM
You are welcome Jose and have a great week!
Sylvia Guinan's curator insight, February 24, 2014 3:29 AM

A beautiful, organic, yet precise look at visual thinking through to visual design:)

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Who ordered the McNuggets?

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The first of a two-part series, by Scott Thornbury
Learning linguistic items is not a linear process - learners do not master one item and then move on to another. In fact, the learning curve for ...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:58 AM

Interesting article, fundamentally about syllabus design.

Ceri Jones's curator insight, February 14, 2014 7:41 AM

adaptive learning - just an extension of the commodification started by coursebook syllabuses?