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16-year-old student in Turkey turns bananas into plastic | The Raw Story

16-year-old student in Turkey turns bananas into plastic | The Raw Story | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
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Restoring Beauty – video: Injured bald eagle now has a bionic beak - Disabled duck gets new foot thanks to 3D printing

Restoring Beauty – video:  Injured bald eagle now has a bionic beak -  Disabled duck gets new foot thanks to 3D printing | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
GrrlScientist: A seriously injured bald eagle now has a bionic beak, thanks to modern technology

 

http://grist.org/list/injured-bald-eagle-gets-new-3-d-printed-beak/

And also:
Disabled duck gets new foot thanks to 3D printing

 

http://grist.org/list/disabled-duck-gets-new-foot-thanks-to-3d-printing/

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RUST: TEACHING POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC NOVELS TO MEET COMMON CORE STATE STANDARD

RUST: TEACHING POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC NOVELS TO MEET COMMON CORE STATE STANDARD | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it

"A review of Rust by Royden Lepp - a graphic novel that have been rated appropriate reading for all ages - ..They will be enjoyed by readers Grade 4 through adult.

 

While younger readers will easily focus on Roman and Oswald his younger brother along with their responsibilities to their farm and family, and their relationship with Jet Jones,  older readers will comprehend the larger issues of artificial intelligence, and drone warfare."

 

"Overall impressions: Both volumes are brilliantly illustrated in sepia tone which gives the story a Dust Bowl and post World War I feeling and both are in hardcover.  Both tell a compelling story of discovery, war, responsibility, and empowerment. Both really make you think about the characters, their stories, and the challenges of "coming of age."

And, while both books open up with war scenes between jet-propelled 'boys,' large 30-foot mechanical drone monstrosities, and men; and while both contain a super-hero aspect, the story is more about family than about war, robots, or superheroes. In both books, Roman (and......."

 

There are subplots:....


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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Persepolis | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Persepolis | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of banned books and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we will examine books that have been targeted by censors and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of such books in classrooms.

 

In our first column, we’ll take a closer look at Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.


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My plasure . I love your approach and selection of resources. I lern a lot.Many thanks
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Cool Comic Posters &"3 Awesome Posters on Multiple Intelligences for Teachers & learners"

Cool Comic Posters &"3 Awesome Posters on Multiple Intelligences for Teachers & learners" | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it

"Multiple Intelligences is a theory advanced by the cognitive psychologist Howard Gardner in his popular book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences .

 

Gardner argues that human possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways. According to this theory, "we are all able to know the world through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body to solve problems or to make things, an understanding of other individuals, and an understanding of ourselves.

 

Where individuals differ is in the strength of these intelligences - the so-called profile of intelligences -and in the ways in which such intelligences are invoked and combined to carry out different tasks, solve diverse problems, and progress in various domains."

 

"COMICS WORKSHOP" has these two awesome posters to share with you. They illustrate  in a comic way the theory of multiple intelligences as conceptualized by Howard Gardner... ..."

 

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"3 Awesome Posters on Multiple Intelligences for Teachers"

"Important as it is for us in education, I deemed it important to provide you with these awesome posters featuring in a  VISUALLY ATTRACTIVE WAY the 7 intelligences Gardner postulated in his theory of 1983. Knowing that our students have different strengths and weaknesses can help us better meet their learning needs."

 

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/03/3-awesome-posters-on-multiple.html

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/intelligences-multiples

 


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Elephants in the Classroom

Elephants in the Classroom | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it

In National Geographic's video section is an interesting video about elephant communication. The video features elephants at play. The video is narrated by Joyce Poole who is a co-director of Elephant Voices. Elephant Voices has a couple of offerings for teachers.


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Mindfulness training with TME | Mindfulness Exchange | emotional intelligence | relieve stress

Mindfulness training with TME | Mindfulness Exchange | emotional intelligence | relieve stress | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
Mindfulness training with TME

The Mindfulness Exchange (TME) was set up to take mindfulness into the workplace from Oxford University’s Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC). TME uses the best selling book, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Professor Mark Williams (Founder Director of the OMC) and Dr. Danny Penman, as a training resource.


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Brazil: Protests & Demonstrations: impressive commented photographs

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"Protests are ongoing in Brazil as people took to demonstrating against high World Cup spending....the unrest is the worst the nation has seen in two decades."


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Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 30, 2014 8:07 PM

With all eyes on Brazil, the country is showing the world that it is more than just the world cup. Having protests in the media, Brazil is seen as a more than just a country with beautiful scenery and one with unrest due to political corruption and tax increases that effect the entire country.

Kevin Cournoyer's curator insight, May 6, 2015 8:49 AM

These pictures show the other side of something that most of the world was looking forward to and enjoys. Just as with the Sochi Olympics, the World Cup in Brazil was not only an international event that was internationally important, but it was a local event for Brazilians as well, that had real impacts on their lives. Unfortunately, governments and corporations often fail to recognize or choose to ignore the ramifications of their enterprises on the everyday citizen. On the flip side of increased revenue in the form of tourism and foreign investment is increased government spending and likely higher taxes to fund an event that many Brazilians may not have even been able to attend. 

 

So while Brazil was the center of international attention, at least for a short time, the media did not show the rest of the world the unrest and unhappiness in the country. Instead, they focused on what teams might be playing in the World Cup and which team would likely win. They did not discuss or mention the protests that occurred because it would not bring in the desired ratings or money. The media, therefore, helped to facilitate a disconnect between global and local. In a global context, Brazil was the host of the World Cup and was preparing for one of the most important events in the most popular sport in the world. In a local context, however, Brazil was a nation rife with unrest regarding high government spending on an a sports tournament. That money could likely have been better spent somewhere else, but since that would not have fulfilled the immediate desires and goals of the Brazilian government, ordinary Brazilians were forced to suffer the consequences. 

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 13, 2015 1:15 PM

this is insane. the government is spending money they don't really have on events which should be considered something which comes after insuring your people are taken care of. this riot is totally understandable as the government is failing to use money from these peoples taxes to insure that they have basic amenities. this is growing more sickening as time goes on.

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Films, actors and actress, exercice.

Films, actors and actress, exercice. | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it

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Amélie Silvert's curator insight, June 29, 2013 7:03 AM

Works well with a video projector or a IWB.

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PHOTOS: If Barbie Had An Average Woman's Body

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What would Barbie look like if she were modeled after the average American woman? Very different, it turns out.

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Controversial 'filial piety' law comes into effect in China

Controversial 'filial piety' law comes into effect in China | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
Law mandates that children regularly visit their parents and avoid "overlooking or neglecting" elders, although the specific punishment isn't clear.

 

"Imagine a world where it was illegal not to visit your ageing parents. Where your grandpa could take you to court for not paying him enough attention. That world exists, and it's called China. As of this week, the country has a new law that forbids "overlooking or neglecting the elderly."

It's not clear what exactly lies in store for you if you don't, and many Chinese internet users have criticized the legislation as unworkable and overly moralizing. But anyone commenting online, we might fairly assume, probably isn't one of the old people the law is intended to protect.

 

At least one senior citizen has already used it to her advantage: a 77-year-old woman from Wuxi successfully petitioned a court to order her daughter to spend time with her "at least once every two months, and on at least two of China's national holidays." What happy occasions those will be. "

 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/grandmother-77-wins-first-china-neglect-case

 


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Applause is Contagious Like a Disease - D-brief

Applause is Contagious Like a Disease - D-brief | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
Applause spreads linearly, like a disease. The amount of time an individual feels like clapping is a factor, but not nearly as much as peer pressure.

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Cat Perrin's curator insight, July 12, 2013 6:11 AM

La foule.. et son effet de masse...

robyns tut's curator insight, October 14, 2013 1:04 PM

This is interesting, how peer pressure can factor into little things. Would be good to see what makes the brain do these things and what chemical reactions occure.

-Tanah

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Technology Use Before Bed Linked with Increased Stress

Technology Use Before Bed Linked with Increased Stress | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
Using technology before bed may be stressing us out.

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This entire Buddhist temple complex is made from recycled beer bottles

This entire Buddhist temple complex is made from recycled beer bottles | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
If you start collecting Heineken and Chang beer bottles in 1984, you end up with a lot of bottles. Enough to build a complex of 20 buildings.
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Poseidon - Earth Shaker : Exceptional Graphic novel - breath-taking art - great story-telling

Poseidon - Earth Shaker : Exceptional Graphic novel - breath-taking art -  great story-telling | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it

 

Poseidon, brother of Zeus, son of Kronos and Rhea, ruler of the seas and creator of storms, tempests, and tsunamis that shake the earth, is back in live action and color thanks to George O'Connor and First Second Books.

 

This book has breath-taking art, great story-telling, a detailed Greek god family tree to help us mere mortals follow their royal lineage, Greek Geek notes, discussion points, and links for extra reading.

 

Aside from O'Connor's continuing to bring the Greek Gods to life rivaling  D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myth's mantle, this book belongs in home and school libraries.  Let's take a closer look why:....


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In Autism, the Importance of the Gut

In Autism, the Importance of the Gut | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
Behavior problems may be explained by serotonin and bacteria in the bowels.

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LEARNING APS A GREAT exercise creator APP EX: A reusable attractive exercice" Singing, singers and songs"

LEARNING APS A GREAT exercise creator APP  EX: A reusable  attractive exercice"  Singing, singers and songs" | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it

 Amélie Silvert's curator insight,  Match the songs and the singers. Done with #learningapps of course.

Renee Maufroid's curator insight,  Great!Interesting use of Leaningapps....

 

http://learningapps.org

 

LearningApps.org is a Web 2.0 application, to support learning and teaching processes with small interactive modules. Those modules can be used directly in learning materials, but also for SELF STUDYING. MANY EXERCISES TEMPLATES available

 

. The aim is to COLLECT REUSABLE BUILDING BLOCKS and MAKE THEM AVAILABLE TO EVERYBODY

 

Blocks (called Apps) included for this reason no specific framework or a specific learning scenario. The blocks are therefore not to be seen as complete lessons or tasks, instead they must be embedded in an appropriate teaching scenario.  |  

 

 

Lots of reusable learningapps modules made by teachers by categories:

http://learningapps.org/index.php?category=89&s=

 

Here you find some templates to create new Apps by filling simple web forms. You can save new Apps in your account and publish them afterwards so that everybody can use your work.

http://learningapps.org/create.php


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Amélie Silvert's curator insight, July 4, 2013 3:40 AM

Match the songs and the singers. Done with #learningapps of course.

Renee Maufroid's curator insight, July 4, 2013 3:56 AM

Great!

Interesting use of Leaningapps....

Amélie Silvert's comment, July 4, 2013 7:11 AM
thanks Renée :)
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Just What is a Meme?

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Some of the Risks of posting on Social Networks : An Excellent InfoGraphic

Some of the Risks of posting on Social Networks : An Excellent InfoGraphic | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it

With the turn of the 21st century, the "social web" saw an explosive growth in the number of online social networking sites. These virtual platforms have gained so much in popularity that their members now count in millions. Online social networking is a constituent part of one's digital identity and whatever you share on them remains there a witness either for or against you. The infographic features some of the risks of posting on social networks. It also provides some interesting data on the kind of content people share on these sites


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Daniel Morgenstern's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:37 PM

Un très bon résumé graphique des données privées que la plupart d'entre nous donne sans broncher à travers les réseaux sociaux.

Daniel Morgenstern's comment, July 9, 2013 6:40 PM
Quelqu'un pour traduire en détail cette infographie ? Merci d'avance :)
Charlène Millet's curator insight, September 17, 2015 3:42 AM

Informations publiques ou privées ? 

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Comics Lab: great Garfield games, videos, reading for EFL


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Present Perfect vs Simple Past with some American presidents!

Present Perfect vs Simple Past with some American presidents! | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
First, order the American presidents, then click on "Play this game". American presidents' speeches and bios will help you understand the use of Present Perfect vs Simple Past .

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Beatlemania began 50 years ago today - The Beatles’ 1963 Revisited - News - Mojo

Beatlemania began 50 years ago today - The Beatles’ 1963 Revisited - News - Mojo | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
Beatlemania began 50 years ago today. MOJO relives the birth of the legend.

 

Untold stories about the Beatles:

Ex:  How The Beatles' 1963 support act Roy Orbison stemmed the screaming (clue: "Pianissimo..."). Why the group were "strange and slightly scary". And why Cavern DJ Bob Wooler was punched by John Lennon.

 

Seven short articles = videos about what it looked (and sounded) like...


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California's biggest dam removal project in history begins in Carmel Valley

California's biggest dam removal project in history begins in Carmel Valley | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
In a project that will be watched by engineers and biologists across the nation, construction crews today will begin a three-year, $84 million project to tear down the hulking San Clemente Dam in Californias largest dam-removal project ever.

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John Blunnie's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:29 AM

So much money and time needed to tear down something that was most likely a marvel of its time. Also another sign the the industrial era is way behind us.

Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 7:45 PM

CD - The nature of water scarcity and ways of overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa.

 

This example is in the USA but too interesting to not include!

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Picasa Web Albums - yapatine - CM ANGLAIS DES CARTES MENTALES POUR AIDER LES ELEVES Très brainfriendly: (excellent pour DYSLEXIQUES ET LES AUTRES)!

Photos by yapatine, Aug 4, 2012

 

j’ai créé ce blog pour publier des cartes mentales glanées sur le web ou élaborées par moi-même au cours de la scolarité de mon fils, dyslexique.


https://cartesmentalesdys.wordpress.com/


Voici des cartes que j’ai faites au cours de sa scolarité collège, et des liens vous renvoyant à mon site picassa où de nombreuses autres cartes sont répertoriées.

anglais: un lien vers des cartes mentales et un blog

https://picasaweb.google.com/113451824056003435482/CMANGLAIS#

 

http://www.my-teacher.fr/


 

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StoryCorps: Joshua Littman, a clever 12-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome interviews his mother, Sarah

Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome, interviews his mother, Sarah. Joshua's unique questions and Sarah's loving, unguarded answers reveal a beautiful relationship that reminds us of the best—and the most challenging—parts of being a parent.

 

A subtitled video.

 

A lesson plan on Rachael Roberts' site.

 

http://elt-resourceful.com/downloadable-lesson-materials/


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Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, April 19, 2013 5:28 PM

Authentic, sensible and sensitive intelligent dialogue and people. Would have loved to have  a mother like Sarah .

Miss Laurent's comment, April 20, 2013 1:14 AM
Beautiful. Merci, Aulde.
Aulde de Barbuat's comment, April 20, 2013 3:04 PM
Glad you like it. Thanks for the feed-back.