Speech Speed to syllables per second Speed is measured in syllables per second Difficulty Level Difficulty Level from to LingoRank index is based on: Vocabulary difficulty Median sentence length Miniwords [...]...
Randy Rebman's insight:
Lingorank is a great portal for accessing TED Talks for use in English language teaching. The site allows you to search for talks by adjusting the difficulty level and syllables reate.
This guide is for anyone interested in teaching and learning languages, and thinking about teaching practices. It sets out a philosophy and proposes a frame of reference to aid teacher-thinking when designing mobile language learning in and beyond the classroom, informed by research conducted with teachers and learners in ESOL and EAP contexts.
Share your powerpoint presentations, eLearning content, business presentations and tutorials as engaging talking videos, by using high-quality and multilingual text-to-speech technology, with no need for expensive and time-consuming voice recordings.
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This is a very thorough module on using corpus linguistics in the classroom. It is about 50 pages worth of materials. A great introduction or review of the uses of corpora, resources and related research.
From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...
A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations...
How do teachers make informed decisions in relation to a balanced use of technology in the classroom? Where can new teachers become better informed about best practices for technology use in the classroom without becoming overwhelmed and discouraged by the overload of information?
Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. I have spent some time discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning.
5 Great under 6 minutes TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Fun Lessons for Teaching English curated by Eva Buyuksimkesyan (5 Great under 6 minutes TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning...
"Stories has always been one of the most popular mediums in the classroom to stimulate creativity and thinking process, providing opportunities for reflection, enhancing the learning experience both for the teachers and the students … and storytelling has never been that much fun and easy with all the mobile applications that we can use today!"
"This morning on Twitter Steven Anderson http://bit.ly/13I7AnZ ; shared a link to Edmodo's getting started guide. http://bit.ly/12rQLL5 That guide provides a short run-down of the steps to creating your Edmodo account with your students. Included in the guide are links to additional resources like Edmodo's archived instructional webinars. "
Digital storytelling: using new technology to unleash our student’s creativity – The topic of tomorrow’s TeachingEnglish online chat with Ana Cristina Pratas Ana Cristina recently won our TeachingEnglish blog award for her thought-provoking post: The power of quiet http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/top-stories/featured-blog-month-october She’s passionately interested in how we can use new technology to help students to express themselves and find their voice, so I do hope you can join us tomorrow. – The time 16.00 - 17.00 CET (Madrid time zone) Thursday, 22 November Check the World Clock to find out what the time of the chat is where you are http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
12 Principles Of Mobile Learning...Another from TeachThought, which is becoming a real go-to site for direct ideas. This one is one mobile learning, and what learning looks like and what if can afford.
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