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Creativity in the English language classroom

This is the presentation from my 16th July webinar for the British Council. The webinar was based around concepts and ideas from the book I co-edited with Alan…

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View the C Group blog to get more information about the aims of the group and some great lesson ideas for your EFL / ESL classroom. You'll find the address for the blog plus a free eBook when you click through the slides in this presentation.

 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 17, 2015 4:39 AM

Webinar about the book I co-edited.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, July 18, 2015 12:15 PM

Perfect.

Thank you for sharing.

Ayotomi Fasuyi's curator insight, March 11, 2016 7:47 AM

Webinar about the book I co-edited.

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Teamup Calendar | Shared Calendar for Groups ¦ Free for Up to 10 sub-calendars

Teamup Calendar | Shared Calendar for Groups ¦ Free for Up to 10 sub-calendars | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it
“Teamup is a free shared online calendar for teams, groups & projects. Easy to create color-coded calendars & share links with customizable access rights.”
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 5, 2015 11:30 AM

This looks like a great tool for organising student projects, timetables or group events. You can even get students to use it as a diary tool and submit their homework straight into it. Best of all it doesn't require regsitration.

Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, June 7, 2015 12:43 PM

Great tool for organizing group projects or events. Students can also use it as a diary tool. Homework can be submitted through it. No registration required.

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Taken Charge™ - An Education Game

Taken Charge™ - An Education Game | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it
“Introducing Taken Charge™, a browser based technology education game created by Galvanize Labs.”
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Dealing with Vocabulary in Class : Nation 2013

Lecturer : Paul Nation Paul Nation is emeritus professor of Applied Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His special interests are language teaching, and methodology and vocabulary learning. Abstract: Ten different ways of dealing with words encountered in intensive reading and in other class work are examined.


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5 habits of expert ESL teachers (Farrell, 2013)

5 habits of expert ESL teachers (Farrell, 2013) | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it
“ A click-baiting title with a more serious intent; what is it that we’d like our teachers to be able to do in the language classroom? What makes a good language teacher? How can teacher educators help?”
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Mapmy Study's comment, June 29, 2015 12:56 AM
Great thoughts. Another article to bookmark lol I’ll read this later. Interesting.
https://www.mapmystudy.com/
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Professional Practices for English Language Teaching - British Council

Professional Practices for English Language Teaching - British Council | ESL EFL and LOTE | 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, 2015 3:46 AM

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

ed alvarado's comment, July 4, 2015 12:28 AM
Thats neat
Pilar Moral's curator insight, August 3, 2015 7:25 AM

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

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Language and Linguistics | Top 25 articles 2014

Language and Linguistics | Top 25 articles 2014 | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it

Access the 25 most read Language and Linguitics articles free today! This collection brings together the 25 top read articles of 2014 from a variety of Routledge journals in the Language and Linguistics portfolio.


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Virtual Debate: 7 Advantages of Online Discussions

Virtual Debate: 7 Advantages of Online Discussions | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it

How to facilitate such discussions is confusing to many teachers, and online discussion threads and chatrooms may be seen as a poor substitute for the “real” thing, an evil necessity of the online class. However, although there are some barriers such as its more decontextualized nature, in comparison to face-to-face discussion, there are advantages that are unique to the online discussion that can be built on by the instructor while the drawbacks are minimized.


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Carol Askin's curator insight, July 18, 2015 4:55 PM

In this blog post, the article discusses why online discussions are important. Connivence and increased student participation are two advantages the author lists. Concise, core information.

Zarah Gagatiga's curator insight, July 30, 2015 9:25 PM

Worth a quick read if you are considering getting your students talking online.

Iva Golec's curator insight, July 31, 2015 9:57 AM

Worth a quick read if you are considering getting your students talking online.

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Easy WebContent Presenter Brings HTML5 Design to the Masses

Easy WebContent Presenter Brings HTML5 Design to the Masses | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it

Today’s Internet is mobile and dynamic. Business owners and anyone who has ever edited a website understand that today’s consumers demand fast, sleek content available on any device.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 6, 2015 5:11 AM

This looks like a useful tool for creating tablet friendly web content.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, July 13, 2015 8:23 AM

For the teacher who has a bit of time on their hands and loves technology! Looks like it could be a great tool for e-learning, so if you teach on distance courses it would be worth checking out.

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Technology Integration

Technology Integration | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 15, 2015 11:04 AM

Technology integration support for schools for instructional and administrative purposes, including a wide variety of resources, activities, services, and professional development. Below are links to our resources and services.


 Services catalog - brief | detailed

 Google Apps resources

 Next Generation Assessment resources

 Tech Links & Information Resources
 Professional development schedule

 Recorded webinars and trainings

2015 SPARCC Education Conference- Aug. 7th

 Subscribe to "SPARCC Lines" newsletter

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The Challenges of Digital Leadership

The Challenges of Digital Leadership | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it
“By far the most prevalent issue I see in schools struggling with their technology integration and implementation is the lack of a collective vision for how digital learning tools will be used to enhance learning. Schools often purchase software, computer devices, and technology-based learning systems because they are effective marketing tools for recruitment, or because they want to keep pace with the digital investments of rival institutions, or simply because they fear appearing outdated. None of these have to do with learning, of course, and inevitably are insufficient to smooth over the challenges that arise as digital tools enter classroom spaces.”
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 16, 2015 5:22 AM

Some very salient points here.

Prof. Hankell's curator insight, January 16, 2015 8:42 AM

We owe our children regular and substantive opportunities to master their current technology...

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Who Needs Applied Linguistics?

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Programs which connect researchers and classroom practitioners would go some way towards bridging the gap between theory and practice in ELT. Sadly in many articles like this one these programs are not sought out, created or offered as part of the solution to the problems mentioned.
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ACPratas's LiveBinders Shelf

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A great resource from Ana Pratas
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Teacher recommended sites, technology in education, How to guides
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Snapgram - Fast Simple Photo Sharing

Snapgram - Fast Simple Photo Sharing | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it

Drag and drop anywhere you want and start uploading your images now. 20 MB limit. Direct image links, BBCode and HTML thumbnails.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 2, 2015 8:47 AM

This looks like a useful free tool to get students sharing images without the hassle of creating accounts and remembering log ins.

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PLAY THE GAME THAT PLANTS REAL TREES and More

PLAY THE GAME THAT PLANTS REAL TREES and More | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it
“JohnnyAppl is Earth’s favorite trivia game. When you get an answer right, ads pay to plant real trees in Africa. Let’s crowd fund the planet, one game at a time.”
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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, June 14, 2015 5:32 AM

Includes other games focusing on Flags, Animals, Food around the World and more. 

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#filoramoroxpd #filoramocharactered

 

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Reading/Viewing for writing: lesson template

The topic for next week's writing class is ......(insert topic here)

Read this article and highlight any relevant vocabulary (insert link here)

Read this (different) article and highlight any relevant ideas (insert link here)

(Listening)

Here is a Ted.com talk on this topic (insert link here)

What are the speaker's 5 main points?

Look at the transcript - any relevant vocabulary?

If you were in the audience, what one question would you ask?

(Reading)

Here is an article on this topic (insert link here)

What is the overall point the writer is trying to make?

What are the main ideas?

What examples does the writer use?

Does the writer talk about effects (e.g. as a result....consequently....)

Do you notice any vocabulary that you found in the listening or other articles?

(Writing)

Now, after doing all that reading and listening, write 250 words on the question (insert a question related to the topic here).


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, June 20, 2015 3:26 AM

Great example of a) cut-out-and-keep writing prompt lesson and b) potential action research topic/project

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Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model Plus Ten Great Resource Sites

Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model Plus Ten Great Resource Sites | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it

In this post I wish to go beyond the idea of finding the tech in the standards. Instead in this post it will be important to see how the technology is being integrated in a classroom. Not only should the technology support the standards, but proper integration of technology will ensure productive and effective technology use and integration in the 21st Century Classroom.


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gelatinzoom's comment, June 26, 2015 6:56 AM
Good
lackingingot's comment, June 30, 2015 2:36 AM
Thats outstanding
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A sound introduction and some useful tips if you are interested in the SAMR model.

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CristinaSkyBox: Digital Celebrations (E-Safety for Learners)

CristinaSkyBox: Digital Celebrations (E-Safety for Learners) | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it

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gelatinzoom's comment, June 26, 2015 6:55 AM
Sweet
lackingingot's comment, June 30, 2015 2:35 AM
Cool
Emilycanfield's comment, July 4, 2015 2:07 AM
Exceptional...!!
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iTILT 2 - Erasmus+ Project

iTILT 2 - Erasmus+ Project | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it

iTILT 2: developing effective teaching and learning of second languages with a range of new and emerging interactive technologies (such as iPads, tablet PCs, learner response systems, and videoconferencing software) both independently and in combination.

The data collection/professional development cycle will include extensive teacher development involving researcher input and peer collaboration using face-to-face and online spaces, followed by two iterations of classroom filming and participant interviews. The data collected will be integrated into an extended version of the existing iTILT website, and involve new professional development e-resources for pre-service and in-service language teachers and teacher educators.


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, June 30, 2015 9:50 AM

New logo for iTILT 2 - interactive teaching in languages with technology - you saw it here first!

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Seesaw – The Learning Journal

Seesaw – The Learning Journal | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it

Seesaw empowers students (as young as 5!) to independently create and organize their work in a digital journal, develop their academic voice, and collaborate with classmates.


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Abe Soltani's curator insight, July 3, 2015 12:26 PM

A good tool for creating ePortfolio!!!

Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, July 5, 2015 6:05 PM

For student portfolios

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 3, 2015 8:36 PM

Useful looking tool for creating student eportfolios.

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Corpora and Collocations: Nathan Hall

Corpora and Collocations: Nathan Hall | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it

: At the last BCTEAL Conference in May, a colleague of mine gave an interesting talk on collocations and made mention of the use of some websites to help students understand what words normally go to...


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, July 5, 2015 1:25 PM

Nice introduction to corpora and corpus tools for language teachers and learners with links and step-by-step instructions.

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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Has ICT a Role in Educational Reform?

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Has ICT a Role in Educational Reform? | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it
“In retrospect, crucial and essential aspects, which would have facilitated greater ICT integration in schools, were overlooked. These omissions are dealt in the following set of considerations which are seen as necessary for thorough ICT integration in teaching and learning.”
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Teacher professional development is key to the integration of technology in the classroom.
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Assessment and Rubrics

Assessment and Rubrics | ESL EFL and LOTE | Scoop.it
“A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.”
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Diane Johnson's curator insight, February 15, 2015 8:47 AM

This site contains a range of samples for a variety of projects. As usual, you will want to be a wise consumer, but many will provide a nice start.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, February 15, 2015 2:45 PM

Good rubric for discussion boards included. 

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Using authentic materials with beginners

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online learning insights

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Interesting considerations for the use of synchronous tools in education. I'll certainly be putting these ideas into practice in my BlackBoard collaborate tech talks.

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