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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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The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness

The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it

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, 1:33 PM

Some interesting personal stories from exerienced teachers.

Linda Ashida's curator insight, October 10, 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!]

Experimenting with English (Part 2) - Activities for learners to do outside the classroom [26 and counting!] | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it
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, 8:47 AM

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

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10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction (and 10 Things to Avoid!)

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10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction (and 10 Things to Avoid!) by mrs. sparkle on Indulgy.com
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Interactive infographic. Look and listen to the influence of rock music visualized over the past century.

Interactive infographic. Look and listen to the influence of rock music visualized over the past century. | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it

Interactive. Look and listen to the influence of rock music visualized over the past century.


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Nine Strategies to Spark Adult Students’ Intrinsic Motivation

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Are you an instructor who struggles to change the mindset of your students? Do you find that the students’ first questions are about grades rather than the content of the course?

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Ms Pratas, thank you so much, it was as if you read my mind! 

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, January 13, 11:48 AM

"Instructional Strategies and Intrinsic Motivators
There are many ways to cover course content and effective instructors may find adult learners more enthusiastic when a variety of instructional methodologies are used (McDaniel & Brown, 2001). In encouraging active participation of students, a safe and supportive environment must be provided at all times. The following nine strategies can move the student from a reluctant learner to an engaged learner that is intrinsically motivated:

 

 

Encourage students to draw on past experiences and facilitate a dialogue of discussion with regular active participation.Encourage students to share their own learning expectations and goals related to the course contentProvide announcements and emails with information about the resources available for struggling students (i.e., mentorships, coaching, or counseling services).Provide real life applications through simulations, case studies, and role playing activities.Provide visual aids or even field trips that enhance the students learning and application of learning outcomes.Invite guest speakers that are experts in the field. Experts can pique students’ interests and highlight relevance of the learning concepts being taught.Talk with students about how the class assignments are relevant to future careers.Teach students to reflect and take control over their own learning by using weekly reflections (anonymously, if you like) to solicit feedback about their own performance and where they need to improve.Empower students by teaching them where to find materials and how to use resources in an online college platform that will help them in areas where improvement is needed."

 

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Green Game: Environmental Games

Green Game: Environmental Games | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it
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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2 practical approaches to lesson planning | Teach them English

2 practical approaches to lesson planning | Teach them English | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it
For those of you who’re still coming to terms with planning, or who have slackened off a little more than they would have liked, here are a couple of ways to approach lesson preparation.

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How ‘seeing’ a language can help learners retain it | British Council Voices

How ‘seeing’ a language can help learners retain it | British Council Voices | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it
Different learners require different learning methods, so we shouldn’t always favour a ‘communicative’ approach over an ‘academic’ one, argues Rupert Lezemore.
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4 steps to applying the Socratic Method in the language classroom

4 steps to applying the Socratic Method in the language classroom | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it
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

8 Ways to Prioritize Learning When Using Technology in the Classroom | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it
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 K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 11, 2:01 AM

Very interesting

Eric de Beauvoir's curator insight, April 11, 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, 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, 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, 2:58 AM

Interesting article, fundamentally about syllabus design.

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

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

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The Myth of Learning Styles

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“Myth: 82% thought that teaching children in their preferred learning style could improve learning outcomes. This approach is commonly justified in terms of brain function, despite educational and scientific evidence demonstrating that the learning-style approach is not helpful (Kratzig & Arbuthnott 2006).” Check The Myth of Learning Styles article and infographic to find more!
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Reading - The Castle: An Impressive Test That Will Say Much about Your Personality

Reading - The Castle: An Impressive Test That Will Say Much about Your Personality | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it

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That's fun!

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Sylvia Guinan's curator insight, January 26, 4:41 AM

mysterious learning opportunity?

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Top Facebook Pages for English Language Teachers

Top Facebook Pages for English Language Teachers | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it
Facebook is an excellent resource for English teachers. Click here to read about some of our favorite Facebook pages for teachers of English!

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Demi Andriopoulou's curator insight, January 25, 9:32 AM

Personally, I have met very interesting educators via Facebook who share stuff with me and i with them and find a lot of ideas and activities through those pages and groups.

Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, January 25, 7:56 PM

add your insight...

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, February 9, 5:13 PM

Using Facebook to find and curate English resources.

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21st Century Icebreakers: 13 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 13 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it
In honor of the start of a new school year, I am sharing one of my popular posts again with you with a couple of new additions! On Monday I will begin my new job. As I've mentioned before, I will b...
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Here Are All Of My “Best Of 2013″ Lists | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Here Are All Of My “Best Of 2013″ Lists | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it
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In one ear out of the other: how knowing about memory might help us in the classroom | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

In one ear out of the other: how knowing about memory might help us in the classroom | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | English Lang. Teaching | Scoop.it
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