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Finding Shakespeare…with Google Earth

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This interactive Google Earth file (KML download available) surveys the important places in the life and works of Shakespeare to add depth and context for an English class.  Produced by an Arizona...

 

Many geography teachers bemoan the state of geography in education and I understand that frustration for more explicitly ‘geography’ courses; I also see this type of interdisciplinary activity as way to create a geography that is a part of all classrooms.  So talk to an English teacher about a collaborative project–it just might get you somewhere.


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Linguistic Geography: My Fair Lady

This is a most decidedly dated reference for pop culture, but a great movie for making explicit the idea that the way we speak is connected to where we've lived (also a good clip to show class differences as well as gender norms). The clip highlights many principles and patterns for understanding the geography of languages.

 

Tags: Language, class, gender, culture, historical, London, unit 3 culture and place.


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João Carreira's comment, September 4, 2012 1:24 PM
...Even as portuguese, I apreceated it very much. Thank you.
Don Brown Jr's comment, September 6, 2012 9:30 AM
This movie clip does demonstrate how language is connected not only to space and location but individual or group experiences as well. The languages used by the upper and lower orders in addressing each other or an “outsider” are very distinct within this film. Therefore if you’re socioeconomic status effects the way you speak then perhaps the type of langue you use can indicate what different social groups within a society consider comical or entertaining such as dance and music?
Jess Pitrone's comment, April 29, 2013 9:18 PM
My Fair Lady has always been one of my favorite movies, and it really sparked my interest in linguistics and accents. Not only does your accent define where you’re from physically, but it defines where you’re from socially, as well. While Eliza Doolittle is from the same country, region, and city as Prof Higgins and the people coming out of the theater, she sounds completely different. Right away, her speech gives away what kind of social background she comes from.
Similarly to the “When did Americans lose their British accents?” article, this article helps relay how accents can help define a physical area, and it also shows a connection between accent and economics. Accent is both a cultural and an economic part of geography.
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How many words do you know? | Word Dynamo by Dictionary.com

How many words do you know? | Word Dynamo by Dictionary.com | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it
I've just received my Word Score, an estimate of the total number of words I know. How many words do you know?

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Awesome Stories - the story place of the web

Awesome Stories - the story place of the web | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

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13 Free iPad Spelling Apps to Easily Teach Kids to Spell Correctly

13 Free iPad Spelling Apps to Easily Teach Kids to Spell Correctly | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

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6 Powerful Google Docs Features to Support the Collaborative Writing Process

6 Powerful Google Docs Features to Support the Collaborative Writing Process | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a great tool for helping teachers thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum.

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Back to School with Google Earth

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Amazing things about Google Earth - news, features, tips, technology, and applications...

 

If you've never seen the Google Earth Blog, this post is a good primer to the educational possibilities that this technology opens up to teachers.  It is not just for geography teachers; it can be a visualization tool for any subject that has real-world applications that take place somewhere. 


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Lindsey Robinson's comment, August 27, 2012 5:22 PM
Google Earth is an amazing way to teach children of all ages (and adults for that matter) about the geography of the Earth. It is such an abstract way of conveying geographic concepts. What an amazing teaching tool....and as an added bonus, it's FREE!!
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45 Top Websites To Download Free EBooks

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45 Top Websites To Download Free EBooks. Some really useful sites where you can find the books and magazines you have been looking for and that too free of cost.


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The top 10 ways to create digital magazines | Feature | .net magazine

The top 10 ways to create digital magazines | Feature | .net magazine | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it
With the growing number of smartphones, tablets, and eReaders, why limit your audience? Create content that works for everyone, no matter what technology they prefer.

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Curation: TheScoopit - YouTube

Curation: TheScoopit - YouTube | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

Curation: Scoop.it and his YouTube Channel...

 

Learn on a visual way How-To use curation with Scoop.it...

 

 

 

 

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http://www.youtube.com/user/TheScoopit

 


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Great Websites To Develop Students Vocabulary

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SMART Board Goodies - Wordshake game for students

SMART Board Goodies  - Wordshake game for students | IELTS, ESP and CALL | Scoop.it

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