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Foreign and second language teachers exploring the web (first in 2012, now in 2013), mulling the integration of technology, musing on how that relates to language learning and teaching, plus our own professional development as educators.
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Teaching is Elementary: Skype in the Classroom...For Real!

Teaching is Elementary: Skype in the Classroom...For Real! | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"Are we skyping today?" 
"Can we skype this afternoon?"
These are the questions my eager 4th graders ask each day.  You see, they are getting quite comfortable using this web 2.0 tool.  

Over the past several months we have connected with students in Maine, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Utah, California, a local meteorologist and even the classroom down the hallway.  


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French EFL students' choice: listening, speaking & pronunciation resources

French EFL students' choice: listening, speaking & pronunciation resources | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

LISTENING ACTIVITIES

 

http://www.esl-lab.com

Multiple choice comprehension questions on graded audio recordings of scripted dialogues, plus vocabulary and grammar exercises.

 

http://listenaminute.com

60 second recordings of scripted monologues, with gap-fill, spelling, and discussion exercises.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

Huge range of listening (audio, video) and pronunciation (transcription) resources with learning activities.

NB: This site uses a variation on IPA (/e/ instead of /ɛ/; length markings; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet_chart_for_English_dialects)

 

http://www.talkenglish.com/Listening/ListenAdvanced.aspx

Scripted dialogues with multiple choice questions and scripts.

 

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/media/spelling-challenge-v2/

Oxford dictionaries spelling challenge: type each word you hear to see how well you can spell

 

http://www.cdlponline.org

Texts read aloud followed by vocabulary practice with audio and comprehension questions

 

http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com

Watch movie trailers with clickable transcripts allowing you to jump to a particular place in the trailer.

 

http://tinytexts.wordpress.com

Native speakers read short texts aloud, which listeners can follow onscreen or

print a PDF with a gap-fill exercise.  There are also vocabulary definitions.

 

http://www.eslradioandtv.com/

Scripted audio and video clips with optional captions and comprehension questions.

 

http://www.lyricstraining.com/

Fill in the blanks as you listen to and watch music videos.

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/video/blog/

The US Public Broadcasting Service features a daily video news report with transcript and discussion questions.

 

EXTENSIVE LISTENING

 

http://www.webofstories.com/

Video clips under 10 minutes featuring famous and ordinary individuals interviewed on all sorts of topics.  (You also have the option of videorecording and uploading your own story.)

 

http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks

Listen online or download mp3 files to hear novels chapter by chapter.  LM Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, Paul Auster's The Red Notebook, and Dickens' Great Expectations were favourites.

 

http://audioliterate.com/

Streaming and downloadable free audiobooks

 

http://www.onlineaudiostories.com/

Fairy stories and classic books to listen to and read online or via podcast.

 

http://www.chockadoc.com/nostradamus-2012/

Over one thousand full-length documentaries in English on a variety of topics.

 

SPEAKING ACTIVITIES

 

http://www.englishcentral.com/videos#!/index

2 minute video extracts with optional subtitles, followed by vocabulary practice (type the word you hear, check native pronunciation with clickable phonetic symbols; repeat a word into your mic and get immediate feedback).  Share on Facebook.

 

 

Live audio/video chat

http://www.practicespeakingaforeignlanguage.com

http://www.twinvox.com

https://www.verbling.com (chat with native speakers)

http://livemocha.com: Live text, audio or video chat with other learners of English.  You can also record a video role-play for feedback from a native speaker (but only once without paying).

 

 

 

PHONETICS & PRONUNCIATION

 

http://www.cambridge.org/other_files/Flash_apps/Pronunciation/

The phonemic chart plus sounds, stress and intonation exercises.  

NB: This site uses a variation on IPA (/e/ instead of /ɛ/; length markings; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet_chart_for_English_dialects)

 

http://pronunciationcoach.com/

Short explanations and advice for hearing and producing English sounds.

 

http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/english/frameset.html

The Sounds of American English: articulatory phonetics of vowels and consonants with animation, video and transcription

 

 

 

 

 


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 21, 2012 9:40 AM

My second year English majors found more listening than speaking activities, but some daring individuals tried out a number of free live audio/video chat sites designed for language learning.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 21, 2012 9:42 AM

What university students in France choose to work on for a complementary self-study assignment in an introductory class on phonetics for pronunciation skills.

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Compleat Lexical Tutor

Compleat Lexical Tutor | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
A complete website for learning and learning about English words. You can test your vocabulary level, then work on the words at the level where you are weak.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 8, 2013 9:57 AM

As recommended by vocabulary researcher Paul Nation.

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Top 8 iPad apps for ESL students

Top 8 iPad apps for ESL students | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

This is our list of the top 8 iPad apps for ESL students in the classroom (although they can be used for any other student too!)

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... such as the MIIS iESL program?  : ) 

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Juergen Wagner's curator insight, January 9, 2013 2:08 AM

... such as the MIIS iESL program?  : ) 

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Great Pinterest Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Pinterest Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"Pinterest is a promising visual bookmarking platform. It is gaining in popularity more and more and of course teachers and educators are part of this success for there are now a burgeoning number of  educational boards on Pinterest where you  can get free access to tons of web tools and teaching tips.There are also some great educational Pinners that are  committed to sharing useful resources with their fellow teachers."


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Good ideas and links for getting started

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David Tasker's curator insight, January 8, 2013 5:27 PM

Good ideas and links for getting started

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Takako Kobayashi's curator insight, January 25, 2013 11:39 PM

So far I've been using PInterest for my personal things...just for fun.
However, it definitely has the potential for professional use. 

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Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained

Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"Do you use images or photos? Do you check with the owner before saving or copying or using? Are you using Creative Commons (CC) images and think that it’s all OK because the image labelled as CC therefore you’ve done all your supposed to?

 

Do you in fact understand what Creative Commons is? If in doubt, before you go any further, watch this video: Creative Commons Explained.

 

Right, so you understand CC now? Then you’ll also be needing this Infographic: “Creative Commons: free photos for bloggers“


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A very useful short reference post for those seeking to understand alternatives to traditional (c) copyright ... CC takes a "copy-left" approach.

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Vocabulary articles | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Vocabulary articles | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

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Sue Lyon-Jones's curator insight, January 7, 2013 9:57 AM

Some very useful tips and ideas for teaching vocabulary here

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Handy New Diigo Browser Extension Features (Free Tech 4 Teachers update)

Handy New Diigo Browser Extension Features (Free Tech 4 Teachers update) | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"Over the last month I've started using Diigo as my primary tool for bookmarking links. Yesterday, Diigo released a new version of their browser extension. The updated extension includes some features that are quite handy.

The most significant of the updates is a streamlined screenshot process. Now you can click the browser extension to take a screenshot of the page that you're viewing. You can capture all or part of a page in your screenshot.

 

... If you've never tried Diigo, watch the video below for an overview of its features. ..."


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Andrrey Yatsenko's curator insight, February 12, 2014 7:04 AM

New  Browser  for  teaching !

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Literacy Journal: The Silent Classroom: 12 Tools for Loud Silence

Literacy Journal: The Silent Classroom: 12 Tools for Loud Silence | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

" ... Nonetheless, there are tools for digital communication that lend themselves to classroom use in a loud silence sort of way. That is to say, they require more than passive clicking through options, they can be monitored in some way to guarantee involvement by individual students, and multiple digital voices are heard in each conversation (or else, why use any tool?). In addition, each of these tools encourages thought and reflection before a student responds.

Here are my top 10 picks, in reverse order, with suggestions for using each sensibly in the ELA classroom."

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An interesting "what technology is NOT good for" preamble, followed by a detailed annotated list of digital tools used in the author's ELA classroom

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Safa Lateef's curator insight, January 8, 2013 4:32 PM

An interesting "what technology is NOT good for" preamble, followed by a detailed annotated list of digital tools used in the author's ELA classroom

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English language teachers connect to mobile learning (Guardian, UK)

English language teachers connect to mobile learning (Guardian, UK) | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
A survey shows internet-linked phones are being embraced in the classroom

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B's Life with English: Using mind maps with students

B's Life with English: Using mind maps with students | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"It seems that new mind mapping tools and software are created daily. There are so many tools that are similar in their design and performance that one may question the rationale for making more and more new applications but for the customers it means a wider choice, a possibility of finding a tool that suits your needs best. A mind map is an indispensable learning tool for visual learners. [ ...] I would like to share some of the ways how I use mind maps with my students."


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Thinking about Syncing? iOS Apps for World Language education - Catherine Ousselin

Thinking about Syncing? iOS Apps for World Language education - Catherine Ousselin | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

I have compiled a fairly comprehensive list of Apps designed for Apple products (iPhone, iPod, and iPad). These Apps are helpful for both the learner and the educator. Many are free, some are under $5.00, and a few are major purchases (+$15.00). These lists will all update regularly with your input. Below are links to other experts in the mobile device technology area.


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 7, 2013 5:23 AM

Lots of apps, beautifully organised and presented.

Catherine Ousselin's comment, January 7, 2013 7:15 PM
Many thanks, Shona! I worked all week-end trying to make this well organized. MERCI!
Shona Whyte's comment, January 11, 2013 11:13 AM
Only just saw this. I wish Scoop.it would stop moving everything around all the time :-( A weekend well spent, in any case!
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Podcasts gratuits pour apprendre l'anglais

Podcasts gratuits pour apprendre l'anglais | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Voici un répertoire de sites qui proposent gratuitement des flux de fichiers audio (ou vidéo) pour l’apprentissage de l’anglais.


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The initial commentary is in French, but the list of podcasting resources for learning English is quite accessible.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 2, 2013 11:24 AM

Une bonne vingtaine de sites, y compris portails, cours pour objectifs spécifiques, jeunes apprenants francophones.  If you can't find anything to suit, you're not trying.

Annie Gual-Arnoux Gwynn's curator insight, January 5, 2013 12:51 PM

for English and other languages.

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SCC: Classroom Models: Flipped Classroom

SCC: Classroom Models: Flipped Classroom | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

"The flipped classroom is a model to be implemented when you are looking for more hands-on, active learning in class. It flips the traditional model of teaching by moving the passive listening/learning of lectures outside of class (usually via online video), reserving the class time for learning-based activities that help students apply the content they've seen."


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Safa Lateef's curator insight, January 8, 2013 9:19 PM

a general overview, and historical background on flipped classrooms.

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POSTER: 7 Idiom Activities for ESL Students

POSTER: 7 Idiom Activities for ESL Students | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
Here's a reference poster (HI-RES) with 7 interesting ways to teach or review idioms. Click the image below to view the full-size poster for printing. If you think these idiom activities
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Socrative Garden » Create Virtual Time Capsules in 2013

Socrative Garden » Create Virtual Time Capsules in 2013 | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

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TESOL Electronic Village Online - Free open participation in Jan/Feb 2013

TESOL Electronic Village Online - Free open participation in Jan/Feb 2013 | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

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For five weeks in January-February, participants and ESOL experts can engage in collaborative, online discussion or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions will bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by land-based professional development conventions and will allow a fuller development of ideas than is otherwise possible.

 

Sessions are free and open to anyone around the globe. Bring your colleagues!

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A wonderful, free and open professional development event that occurs every year in January & February as an online complement to the spring TESOL conference (but also accessible to those who can't fly to the conference site every year)

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Can you reverse your pedagogy?

Can you reverse your pedagogy? | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

My ”7 things” to know topic is about flipped classrooms, which is one of the methods of teaching. In flipped classrooms students have to be prepared for class in advance by watching so...


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Safa Lateef's curator insight, January 8, 2013 6:08 PM

flipped classroom reflection :)

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The Use and Abuse of Technology in the Classroom

The Use and Abuse of Technology in the Classroom | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

" ... I have been concerned, though, by some of the ways that I see technology being used. Technology should not just allow us to do things in a more engaging way; it should allow us to do new things that we thought were not possible. It is those new things that are the real value technology provides.  It is not enough to USE technology. You must use it well. ..."


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Authored by a 1st grade classroom teacher, this post begins with many reasons 'not' to use technology (ie, as a digital worksheet or babysitter), followed by ideas of how it can be put to good use.

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Safa Lateef's curator insight, January 8, 2013 4:32 PM

Authored by a 1st grade classroom teacher, this post begins with many reasons 'not' to use technology (ie, as a digital worksheet or babysitter), followed by ideas of how it can be put to good use.

David Tasker's curator insight, January 8, 2013 5:27 PM

Authored by a 1st grade classroom teacher, this post begins with many reasons 'not' to use technology (ie, as a digital worksheet or babysitter), followed by ideas of how it can be put to good use.

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5 Educational Trends for 2013 – ESL/EFL (Nicky Hockly)

5 Educational Trends for 2013 – ESL/EFL (Nicky Hockly) | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

Includes a brief description and discussion of:  the flipped classroom, MOOCs (massively open online courses), mobile learning (ie, cell phones), augmented reality, digital literacies. 

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5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom | Susan OXNEVAD

5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom | Susan OXNEVAD | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. I have spent some time discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning.

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200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More

200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it

An annotated list of free resources available on the web

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Blubbr - Make Youtube Quizzes - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

Blubbr - Make Youtube Quizzes - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | Internet 2013 | Scoop.it
I've followed with anticipation each time over the years - a new website allowing teachers to make comprehension quizzes for Youtube videos.

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