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10 Simple Tips For Better Teaching With Tablets - Teachers With Apps

10 Simple Tips For Better Teaching With Tablets - Teachers With Apps | ESL | Scoop.it

"Teachers can’t escape the growing trend of technology in the classroom.  It’s more than just hype.  More schools are buying tablets for use in the classroom, with Apple’s tablet sales to the education sector doubling last year.

 

As a mobile software company whose product is used extensively in education, we dream big about the future of technology in the classroom.  We have worked with numerous great teachers who have successfully leveraged tablets to improve the learning experience for students.

 

Are you tempted to join the trend?  Here are ten tips for introducing tablets into your classroom."


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Professional Practices for English Language Teaching - British Council

Professional Practices for English Language Teaching - British Council | ESL | Scoop.it
A free online continuing professional development (CPD) course for people who are teaching English as a foreign language.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 27, 3:46 AM

This looks like a useful free course for teachers of English. Includes a completion certificate.

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Creativity in the English language classroom | EnglishAgenda | British Council

Creativity in the English language classroom | EnglishAgenda | British Council | ESL | Scoop.it

The activities will help teachers to explore the role of creativity in the classroom both in the sense of helping students to express their unique creative identity and also by helping them to think about and use language in a creative way. The activities are suitable for a broad range of students from young to old and from low to higher levels and can be used alongside your existing syllabus and course materials to enhance your students’ experience of learning English.


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Murielle Godement's curator insight, June 25, 12:03 PM

En anglais pour l'anglais, pour la classe et l'auto-formation !

 

Rosidah Awang's curator insight, June 25, 8:59 PM

Useful tips on developing creativity in language classroom.

Tamar Naline Shumiski's curator insight, June 26, 8:44 AM

Melhorando suas aulas de Inglês.

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The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2015 – So Far

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2015 – So Far | ESL | Scoop.it
I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them). In short, there...

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Alison Rostetter's curator insight, June 18, 11:35 AM

Some super ideas here.  Thank you, Larry Ferlazzo, for your diligence.

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Storybird: The Ultimate Online Storytelling Tool - FRACTUS LEARNING

Storybird: The Ultimate Online Storytelling Tool - FRACTUS LEARNING | ESL | Scoop.it
A great story teller can transport you to another world. They immerse you in the detail where you can see, smell and hear the narrative they are weaving. Great digital storytelling should be just as engaging and immersive, and tools like Storybird can really help students make this happen. A simple and intuitive writing interface partnered with gorgeously free illustrations, Storybird is one of the most popular tools for digital storytelling in schools around the globe.

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Terrific Websites for Science - graphite

Terrific Websites for Science - graphite | ESL | Scoop.it
From biology to chemistry to physics, these science-oriented websites will help your students learn more about the world around them. They'll make observations, notice patterns, and get important info about plants, animals, and people.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 11, 7:24 AM

De la biología  a la química...Terrific Websites for Science - graphite | @scoopit via @joevans http://sco.lt/...

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, March 12, 2:15 PM

Recursos para el área de Ciencias Exactas

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10 Best Websites for English Teachers - South to Southwest

10 Best Websites for English Teachers - South to Southwest | ESL | Scoop.it
The 10 sites I go back to again and again for fun, easy-to-use resources. Bookmark these for your own class, or send 'em to your favorite English teacher!

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, March 8, 11:04 PM
As a substitute teacher, I'm always looking for ways to make my temporary classes more interesting and exciting for my students. These ten sites provide a wealth of usable, simple ideas that will revitalize your teaching and energize your students. Great stuff--and its not only for English teachers. Aloha, Russ.
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 9, 3:30 AM

Always useful!!!!!

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101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative - TeachThought

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative - TeachThought | ESL | Scoop.it

Creativity isn’t always something that just happens. It can take quite a bit of work to nurture, grow, and develop creativity, even for those who are immersed in creative and dynamic fields.

For educators, it can be even more of a challenge to inspire creativity in students or embrace your own creativity while trying to juggle academic requirements, testing, and other issues in the classroom. It may be difficult but it’s certainly not impossible, and accomplishing it can help to create a classroom environment that’s more motivational, interesting, and educational for both you and your students.

So how do you get there? Here are some tips that can help you get creative in the classroom in a variety of ways.


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The Future Shapers's curator insight, February 25, 3:16 AM

If we teachers themselves don't use creativity how will we inspire and develop creativity in children. Our future leaders and employees need to be able to innovate, if they can't? Find out how The Future Shapers 'Enable' leaders to drive innovation...

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 6, 3:14 AM

 

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Amy in ATL's curator insight, March 6, 12:23 PM

Trying these!

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Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – "Dustbin"

Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – "Dustbin" | ESL | Scoop.it
This post is the fifth in a lengthy series where I will be sharing the Web 2.0 tools that I’m using with my Beginning English Language Learners, along with explaining how we’re using and sharing st...

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Taylor Tatusko's curator insight, March 9, 9:39 AM

I think this is a very effienct way to help teach people a new language. It allows them to learn in a easy and fun way.

alena sanchez's curator insight, March 12, 12:08 PM

This is a fun way to learn and teach kids. Its better to use with English classes rather than other subjects thanks to scoop it i found a great way to teach kids.

sajeda omar's curator insight, March 13, 1:13 PM

this is great post to let beginner readers to get them started on learning english it intriduces them to useful web 2.0 tools

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Lesson Plan: Speaking and Writing about Relationships and Using Indirect Questions

Lesson Plan: Speaking and Writing about Relationships and Using Indirect Questions | ESL | Scoop.it
Today I want to share with you an activity that has worked really well. I did it with my Intermediate students but I bet it'll be perfect for any level. It all started with a text my students had to read about a Speed Dating Event (click here if you have no idea what I'm talking about). Ju

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, January 6, 9:09 AM

Adolescents will LOVE this lesson!

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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | ESL | Scoop.it
In social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...

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Khawar Ijaz's curator insight, January 2, 6:18 AM

you can watch indian dramas on line http://www.dramashush.com/

Westcoast Reader's curator insight, March 5, 10:59 PM

Very useful!

Heatherstreasure's curator insight, June 7, 9:40 PM

A great list of Sites where you can find free photos for your blog!  

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CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets

CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets | ESL | 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, 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, 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, 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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A New Tool to Search for Images Licensed for School Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Tool to Search for Images Licensed for School Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ESL | Scoop.it
Photos for Class is a very good web tool that you and your students can use to search for and download Creative Common licensed images. The search engine of Photos for Class uses Flickr safe search to return results that are licensed for school use.

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Warmers and fillers for the online classroom - EnglishUp

Warmers and fillers for the online classroom - EnglishUp | ESL | Scoop.it

The online classroom can at times seem like a very cold space and building a supportive and friendly environment for students while getting a clear idea of their capabilities can be quite challenging. Having some zero preparation activities up your sleeve to get students speaking can be a real benefit. 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 26, 2014 5:02 AM

Some tips for worming up the online classroom.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 27, 2014 3:00 AM

Usefuuuuuuul!!!

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18 Ways To Use A Single iPad In The Music Classroom | Midnight Music

18 Ways To Use A Single iPad In The Music Classroom | Midnight Music | ESL | Scoop.it
Even if you have only one iPad (your own!) there are still lots of ways you can use it with your students, especially if you can plug it into a data projector and speakers. Here are 18 ideas:

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jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, June 23, 6:26 AM

AÑADA su visión ...

Karen E Smith's curator insight, June 23, 11:53 AM

That's what I do and it is very versatile

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40 weirdly intriguing questions...

40 weirdly intriguing questions... | ESL | Scoop.it
1. What’s a question you’re afraid to ask? To whom?
2. What’s something you hide about your personality?
3. What’s something other people think about you that you don’t agree with?
4. How do...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 20, 5:13 PM

Prompts are where you find them and I just found this thought provoking list of question on semi anonymous tumblr blog. 


Questions demand answers. Open ended questions evoke stories.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 20, 5:20 PM

Discussion Prompts are where you find them and I just found this thought provoking list of question on a semi anonymous tumblr blog.

Questions demand answers. Open ended questions evoke stories.


Icebreakers anyone?

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35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest

35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest | ESL | Scoop.it
35 Educational Pinners You MUST Check out! I love Pinterest! It’s kind of hard to believe this is my first post about this wonderful curation tool. Pinterest is NOT just for crafts and recipes, and...

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Cristina Reyes's curator insight, April 4, 2:03 AM

I agree , it´s a great curation tool. Intuitive interface and a variety of topics for educators 

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 6, 3:48 PM

Are you just getting started using Pinterest? Check some of these people for ideas.

Mark Rasi's curator insight, April 13, 8:56 PM

A wealth of info out there!

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Teacher - Off2Class: Digital coursebook solution

Teacher - Off2Class: Digital coursebook solution | ESL | Scoop.it
Welcome to our ESL lesson plan library designed for teachers running private lessons. We cover grammar, vocabulary and phonics, get in touch for access.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 11, 8:07 AM

This is a great service for independent teachers or even teachers working in schools. Whether you are teaching online with tools like Skype, or working in the classroom with a digital whiteboard, you can use these lesson plans and materials as a complete digital coursebook solution. Well work checking out.

JordiMarínba's curator insight, March 16, 9:08 AM

Worth taking a look at this plan library. 

Andrew Sparks's curator insight, April 24, 12:04 AM

Good for reducing classroom sizes.  As we know education is taking hold of technology.  Even if english is your first language I know I personally still need education in grammar from time to time 

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A little bit of drama: Reported speech - reporting verb patterns

A little bit of drama: Reported speech - reporting verb patterns | ESL | Scoop.it
This is a lesson plan for higher levels (B2+) to teach verb patterns with reporting verbs using video and scripted roleplays. It will be especially useful for CAE students as these structures tend ...

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 13, 7:59 PM

I admit-the picture is what drew me into this article. After reading it, I like the approach it has to teach reported speech.  (Fellow Americans, B2+ is high intermediate/low advanced, not high beginner.)

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How Creative Teachers Make Beauty Out Of Chaos - TeachThought

How Creative Teachers Make Beauty Out Of Chaos - TeachThought | ESL | Scoop.it
Often the idea of creativity is put in a special box that is limited to only certain kinds of people. This is one of our great myths. I am sure that Albert Einstein, Gandhi, David Bohn, Martha Graham, Wendell Berry, Aristotle, Pablo Picasso, Billie Holiday, Steve Jobs, Vincent Van Gogh, Mozart, Socrates, Leonardo Da Vinci, Martin Luther King, Beethoven, Charles Dickens, Carl Jung, Tesla, Galileo, Thomas Edison, Ben Franklin and Michelangelo all came from different backgrounds, cultures and ways of life. What they did have in common was the ability to see or feel the dynamic interconnectedness of the flow of life.

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Story Starters

Story Starters | ESL | Scoop.it
I have been collecting story starters, you can use them with your class and add some of your own in the comments. Cheers  Rob

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Judith Morais's curator insight, February 4, 5:31 AM

Sentences starters. Images. There's a good range of writing prompts here. 

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, February 4, 4:10 PM

LOL!  My favourite one is "I didn’t mean to kill her."


Needing a little inspiration?  This is a fun exercise to try out.  Who knows, the exercise may end up becoming a best seller?!?

Marc Quentel's curator insight, February 5, 12:31 PM

Des idées de départ en expression écrite et littérature : images ou phrases, de quoi stimuler la créativité.

En anglais, mais il ne s'agit que d'une phrase simple généralement, donc pourquoi pas un peu de LVE en plus ?

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Learn English with Sherlock - Study in Pink

Exercises to help you improve your English for the first episode of Sherlock (BBC). The lesson focusses on conditionals, reporting verbs and collocations, and is upper intermediate level. Available for free download for one week only

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10 Online Bibliography and Citation Tools | DigitalChalk Blog

10 Online Bibliography and Citation Tools | DigitalChalk Blog | ESL | Scoop.it
Do you use a variety of sources to help build your online course material? We have found 10 online citation and bibliography tools to help you properly cite your sources.

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Resourceful YouTube Channels for Teachers and Educators - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Resourceful YouTube Channels for Teachers and Educators - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | ESL | Scoop.it
How do you look for educational videos for your classroom? I guess most of us just Google with the keyword and do little research to find out the appropriate video. However, your work will become little easier if you know some of the amazing YouTube channels.

Here is a big categorized list of YouTube channels that provide quality educational videos regularly.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 8, 2014 4:00 PM

This great list is a great way to find good EDU resources on Youtube

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 9, 2014 7:01 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 9, 2014 3:12 PM

This article shares some excellent YouTube channels useful for the classroom. Any educators care to share their experience with using YouTube in the classroom?

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Top 20 Educational Websites for Young Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 20 Educational Websites for Young Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ESL | Scoop.it
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Photos For Class - The World's Easiest Way to Download Properly Attributed, Creative Common Images

The World’s easist way to search for safe, creative commons images and cite them.

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Elena Manou's curator insight, January 7, 4:58 AM

also an Edmodo app available - need to look for it!

Olga Boldina's curator insight, January 11, 1:41 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, January 24, 3:37 AM

Une photo vaut mille mots, à utiliser sans modération