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Word Sense

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Word Sense is a dictionary, thesaurus, and valuable tool for matching thoughts to words. Explore word meanings and relationships.

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a great digital tool in a time of shrinking vocab

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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, October 11, 2013 3:05 PM

A nice tool for learners, writiers and teachers. Creative!!

Mary Starry's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:29 PM

Looks like a great tool to use when you're looking for that specific word you can describe but can't remember.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:11 PM
What a great tool for students to use in their writing.
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WordMover

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A digital fridge magnet app.


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Nice free tool to get students playing with wordss and syntax.

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Erin Bouma's curator insight, March 21, 12:58 AM

Nice free tool to get students playing with wordss and syntax.

Isabel García's curator insight, March 24, 4:34 AM

Nice free tool to get students playing with wordss and syntax.

Clairelouise's curator insight, April 1, 6:50 PM

Nice free tool to get students playing with wordss and syntax.

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The memory of a river

The memory of a river | english teaching | Scoop.it

"If you measure the contours of a river valley with Lidar (like radar with lasers), you get a beautiful map of all the historical river channels."


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YEC Geo's curator insight, January 19, 4:58 PM

Very impressive.

Corine Ramos's curator insight, January 22, 12:04 PM

This particular image is fantastic for teaching about geomorphology and river systems.  Students can 'see' the historical layers of a meandering stream winding it's way across the landscape.  Here's a meandering stream image (Willamette River, Oregon) that shows the dynamism of fluvial processes quite nicely.

 

Tags:  physical, fluvial, geomorphology, erosion, landscape.

Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, January 29, 3:42 AM

For the beauty of this picture. Follow the link to see the ancient courses of Mississippi River, I had once the idea to draw maps of the lower course of the Loue River in France not in a scientific purpose, but just for a kind of fractal art.

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Create Your Own Comic

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Marvel.com is the source for Marvel comics, digital comics, comic strips, and more featuring Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men and all your favorite superheroes.

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carmen campos's curator insight, December 13, 2015 8:12 AM

EAsy to use!

Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, December 15, 2015 7:28 PM

drag, drop, create own dialogue

Lihi Telem's curator insight, January 20, 1:48 AM

כלי ליצירה של קטעי קומיקס עם גיבורי מארוול.

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17 apps and web tools to help you write a better research paper - Daily Genius

17 apps and web tools to help you write a better research paper - Daily Genius | english teaching | Scoop.it
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Any college student eventually comes up against that academic kryptonite: the dreaded research paper. Most students consider it a necessary evil, but research papers are actually a very effective way to hone research and writing skills. These are important things to have in any profession, especially if you are into science, and it does help your personal development.

Editor’s note: Antonio helps you walk through each step of the research paper process – links to the 17 apps and web tools are highlighted within each step.

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AustenyWoolf's curator insight, December 4, 2015 1:58 PM

#Escribir #Herramientas #Tecnología

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What can you do with Shakespeare in a database?

What can you do with Shakespeare in a database? | english teaching | Scoop.it

Pick a play. Click a line. Instantly  see articles on JSTOR that reference
the line.


JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 14, 2014 1:22 PM

What librarian wouldn't love this? 21st Century Meets the 1600's. Indexed Genius. The intersection of Shakespeare, scholarship, and databases.  Ah....

Peter Balanck's curator insight, December 21, 2014 9:04 AM

Tudor technology.....

GwynethJones's curator insight, December 21, 2014 1:10 PM

The better question is, what can't you do!? LOL

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Excellent Random Name Selector Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Random Name Selector Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | english teaching | Scoop.it
Below is a list of some very good name selector apps for teachers. The idea of such a list was born out of an email we received from a teacher asking about some recommended apps in this regard. We did some online research (we started with AppCrawlr)  and came up with the titles below. Some of the things you can do with apps below include: randomly pick student names and teams, divide students into different groups, create random teams in class and many more:

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Practical English Usage - The App!

Practical English Usage - The App! | english teaching | Scoop.it

Practical English Usage by Michael Swan was one of the first books I ever bought when I started learning to teach. It's one of the few that I still keep on my shelf and probably the one that I have most often consulted, especially in those early years as a classroom teacher when I was having to field constant grammar questions from my enthusiastic students - who I suspected knew much more about the rules of grammar than I did.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 4, 2014 2:51 PM

This is my review of the app version of an ELT classic.

carldowse's curator insight, November 5, 2014 6:12 AM

These days I tend to use Martin Parrot's wonderful Grammar for English Language Teachers as my first port of call, but this app is a very handy tool and Nik Peachey has some nice ideas for how to use it in the classroom.

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10 Presentation Tips in under 10 Minutes

http://fbbr.co/preshero Watch the new version of this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8NjKarBCVw You can radically improve your presentation ski...

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 27, 2014 11:49 AM

This is a great video with an attractive speaker whose voice and countenance will appeal to anyone who wants to learn a few basic tips on how to become a successful presenter.

Appropriate to school students.

Mercedes Jahn's curator insight, May 27, 2014 6:45 PM

Great tips !!!

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13+1 tips to reduce presentation anxiety

Are you nervous before giving a presentation? This deck explains why are we afraid of public speaking and offers some tips to cope with presentation anxiety.

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Bernard Lamailloux's curator insight, January 31, 2014 3:18 AM

Coooooooooooooool !...

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 2014 9:28 AM

We were just talking about how students give presentations in class.  This slideshare may help them with some of their anxiety.   It may be a good resource for students as they get ready for job, college, or scholarship interviews.

MsGatto's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:04 PM

Helpful to share with students!

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Google Docs & Research: How-To?

Google Docs & Research: How-To? | english teaching | Scoop.it

When students are doing research, they sometimes struggle with citing their sources or moving beyond a quick search with Google.com. The Google Docs Research Pane helps to facilitate searching for and citing sources. By going to Tools –> Research, the Research Pane pops up on the right hand side! You can search Google, images, scholar, quotes, and dictionary! By dragging and dropping certain content (e.g. images), not only will the material appear, but a footnote (in MLA, Chicago, or APA format).


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:26 AM

Great one.

Colleen Adam's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:25 PM

Great tips for how to integrate use of GoogleDocs into research activites to help support ethical use of information.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, December 30, 2013 6:08 PM

What a big help in saving time and achieving accuracy. 

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The Geography and Literacy Connection

The Geography and Literacy Connection | english teaching | Scoop.it

"What do you think of when you hear the word literacy? Depending on what you teach, chances are geography is not the first thought that comes to mind. But believe it or not, geography and literacy naturally share many similarities. And you can deepen students’ learning in both geography and literacy when they are integrated in the curriculum."


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Ana Melo's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:41 AM

Geography provides a lot of fundamental knowledge and gives you also a sense of place, which I find very relevant in times of globalization where you belong everywhere and nowhere simultaneously.

Chris Cividino's curator insight, November 8, 2013 12:06 AM

Understanding key terminology in geography is paramount to demonstrating deep knowledge of geographical concepts.

Max Minard's curator insight, March 21, 2015 10:45 PM

In this report, a researcher describes the relationship between geography and literacy on educational terms. When combined, these two very similar topics would provide major benefits to a child curriculum in school giving them a better insight on geography through literary concepts. These certain concepts help kids better recognize relationships within graphs and charts that give valuable geographic information. This article helps prove geography as a field of inquiry based on its relations with other subjects that help enhance the knowledge among the children in any school curriculum. 

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Salem Witch Trials Podcast

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 19, 2013 3:02 PM

With Halloween right around the corner, the Salem Witch trials loom large in the collective American psyche.  While many emphasize the supernatural and the scandalous, this Maps 101 podcast (based on the article written by Julie Dixon and yours truly) gives the geographic and historic context to understand the tragedy of the 1692 witch trials.


Tags: seasonal, historical, colonialism.

Mohamed Maktoub's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:20 AM

لوحة  عظيمة  مثل صاحبها 

Justin McCullough's curator insight, October 21, 2013 1:37 PM

The outbreak of the Salem Witch Trials really are really something that produces many questions. Perhaps the most obvious question is why did these trials happen all of a sudden? A community largely based off of agriculture produces an atmosphere of superstition. This can be seen in the events that led up to the Salem witch trials. With the land barely producing enough to sustain the town, people look for a scapegoat to blame. Neighbors turned on neighbors in order to obtain more land claiming that each other were witches. It is interesting to see that in a time of crisis one can a helping hand is not always the popular choice; as seen in the Salem Witch Trials the opposite extreme is taken place. 

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Word Sense

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Word Sense is a dictionary, thesaurus, and valuable tool for matching thoughts to words. Explore word meanings and relationships.

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a great digital tool in a time of shrinking vocab

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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, October 11, 2013 3:05 PM

A nice tool for learners, writiers and teachers. Creative!!

Mary Starry's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:29 PM

Looks like a great tool to use when you're looking for that specific word you can describe but can't remember.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:11 PM
What a great tool for students to use in their writing.
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Tools for Differentiating Instruction in PBL

Tools for Differentiating Instruction in PBL | english teaching | Scoop.it
Differentiate the content, process, and product of your PBL lessons with tools and practices like Learning Profile Cards, narrative feedback, and design thinking.

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The Danger of a Single Story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 26, 2015 1:23 PM

To gain a global perspective inherently requires understanding multiple perspectives.  Africa is frequently portrayed as 'the other' but also homogenized within a single narrative that 'flattens' truth.  How can we teach and learn about other places in a way that develops geographic empathy and shows the many stories of that can belong to any one place? 


Tags: Africa, perspective, TED.

Hailan Yu's curator insight, December 4, 2015 9:23 AM

To gain a global perspective inherently requires understanding multiple perspectives.  Africa is frequently portrayed as 'the other' but also homogenized within a single narrative that 'flattens' truth.  How can we teach and learn about other places in a way that develops geographic empathy and shows the many stories of that can belong to any one place? 

 

Tags: Africa, perspective, TED.

Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, December 13, 2015 9:41 PM

The broad paint brush that we paint over Africa as a place of poverty, underdevelopment and lack of education  is just mind blowing. The story that Ms. Adichie told about her life was very interesting and fascinating at the same time. It seems like she grew up from well off household, reading English books and having a normal life. However, when she went over aboard to U.S she experienced a culture shock of how people generalized Africa as a whole continent without any diversity. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Health & Fitness Apps for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Health & Fitness Apps for Students | english teaching | Scoop.it
A few years ago my school district received a grant to purchase exercise and sports equipment used in lifelong fitness activities like biking and snowshoeing. Part of the grant also went to developing programs to get people involved in lifelong fitness activities. I was reminded of this today as a new session of fitness classes kicks-off at the high school this evening. Further, I was reminded of some fitness and health apps designed to help students understand healthy diet and exercise choices.

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10 Clever Tricks for Adding Text to Images

10 Clever Tricks for Adding Text to Images | english teaching | Scoop.it
Presentation Design Tips - Learn 10 ways to creatively add text to images. These cool PowerPoint tricks will get your audience excited and ready for action

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, September 2, 2015 9:14 AM

Here are some great tips for creating those Presentation Slides.

Minerva Bueno's curator insight, September 14, 2015 5:34 PM

añada su visión ...

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добавить ваше понимание ...

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Write About

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At Write About, we believe that writing should be fun and sharing should be easy, so we built a social publishing platform for classrooms.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 16, 2014 5:57 AM

This looks like a great tool with lots of prompts to inspire student writing activities and a platform to enable them to share and interact around what they write.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:26 PM

This writing and sharing tool has a stack of writing prompts, visuals and ideas for writing. Students can publish their work and interact with the works of other students. 

Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, December 17, 2014 4:48 AM

Great resource for authentic writing - thanks, Nik :-)

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CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets

CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets | english teaching | Scoop.it

CommonLit is a nonprofit organisation building an open-source, free collection of news, poetry, and stories to support literacy, inquiry, and critical thinking.


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Lindsay Sprague's curator insight, January 29, 2015 4:16 PM

Cool!  I'm an English teacher, and anything that helps to promote literacy and exposure to new and interesting texts gets an A in my book.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, February 5, 2015 5:57 PM

Choose a theme - choose a discussion question - choose a text.

Open-source resources offering a great range for primary through to year 12 students.

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, February 11, 2015 9:07 AM

These texts can be downloaded and are aimed at varying literacy levels. The topics are broad and can be used to promote critical thinking. In an ELT context they could be used to form the basis of discussions. The text worksheets also contain questions to encourage reflection and debate.

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Collaborize Classroom: Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teachers

Collaborize Classroom: Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teachers | english teaching | Scoop.it
We believe that one of the most important challenges educators face today is to prepare kids for the world that awaits them after they leave the classroom -- those "21st century skills" you keep hearing about. We've created the free resources below to support and inspire you and your students in facing that challenge.

Also, be sure to visit the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library, where you'll find thousands of topics that have been created and successfully used by educators in their own Collaborize Classroom® sites.

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Lisa Jones's curator insight, March 23, 2015 9:58 AM

Great information as usual Dennis!

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 5, 2015 12:33 PM

 

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Presenters Checklist for Success

Presenter's Checklist for Success! Wether you are a new speaker or a seasoned one, these 12 Items is a must to check off before your next presentation. Created by Camille Wong.


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Cynthia Kivland's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:20 AM

Engaging audiences requires an emotional connection.  Sharing this slideshare with some presentation tips.

Donna Hudson's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:23 PM

Great Ideas!

 

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, January 26, 2014 12:11 AM

love this presentation. Look at it! what great visuals

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | english teaching | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:41 PM

change is constant and inevitable! Might as well embrace it!

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 2014 5:44 AM

Για την ενημέρωσή μας.

Martha Mendez's curator insight, December 6, 2014 7:11 PM

Constrasting evolution of Web.

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Flipped English Class, Free Webinar, Nov. 13 - Flipped Learning Network, Cisco Systems

Flipped English Class, Free Webinar, Nov. 13 - Flipped Learning Network, Cisco Systems | english teaching | Scoop.it

"English teachers from opposite coasts, Cheryl Morris and Andrew Thomasson met via twitter at the FlipCon12 annual conference and spent a year creating videos and sharing lessons for their classes. They finally met face-to-face at FlipCon13. Hear how they work collaboratively from California to North Carolina. Wednesday, November 13 at 4:00 pm ET/1:00 PM Free:


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Reshelle Johnson's curator insight, November 4, 2013 6:50 PM

I cannot wait to learn some tips for flipping my classroom.  The time is right and so is the price!

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Best Of The Rest: The Week In Creativity by @creatorsproject

Best Of The Rest: The Week In Creativity by @creatorsproject | english teaching | Scoop.it
A few of our favorite things that happened in art, tech, and innovation this week.

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The CRAAP test for Evaluating Web Resources

The CRAAP test for Evaluating Web Resources | english teaching | Scoop.it
This is a multidisciplinary guide on evaluating research sources, especially resources found on the World Wide Web.

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MarkgHolloway's curator insight, October 28, 2013 5:32 AM

Brilliantly named framework.  Glad I didn't see it in time to recommend to Yifan for her dissertation!

carldowse's curator insight, November 13, 2013 4:33 AM

A checklist to help trainers (and learners) think critically about online resources

lisa waxman's curator insight, January 25, 2015 9:50 PM

This is very helpful for teaching students about web literacy. If you teach middle school, you will appreciate the memorable acronym.